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Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

Dance Break – Day Seventy Seven of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Whenever you feel the creeping tension of stress in your shoulders after hours spent working, hunched into your computer.

Take a break.

A Dance break.

Pick your favorite dance tune or enjoy Pharrell Williams HAPPY (3PM) —

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“Dance is communication and the great desire is to speak clearly and beautifully and with inevitability. And this is true of all of us.”

One of my favorite talks sharing the light of grace within the practice of dance engaging with life to create re-connection to the place that returns us home from the beautiful legend of Modern Dance, Martha Graham.

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“There is grace. I mean the grace resulting from faith — faith in life, in love, in people, in the act of dancing.  All this is necessary to any performance in life which is magnetic, powerful, rich in meaning.”

Each expression of remembering the truth is as Graham points out ‘a tenacity of faith that the result will be achieved in the action of openness.’

Forming a more perfect center point of inner peace in the chaos of living.

A center point that allows the flight of the soul to ignite.

Enjoying that experience of Neruda’s ‘fever or unremembered wings’ to go your own way.

Giving life through the body of nature’s magnificent light in the expression of living.

“That driving force of God that plunges through me is what I live for.”

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May you find grace and ease as you fully envelop your being in love today and everyday.

Lots of Love,

 

Melanie

 

 

 

 

 

Day Seventy Seven of  #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles check out more at www.melanielutz.com

 

 

 

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Share Your Loving Feelings – Day Seventy Six of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Dearest Beloved.  

I have always loved you and will always love you.  

Nothing will change that,

now and forever I am yours.  

Love.

Me.

Give yourself the gift of receiving all the love you feel by writing a love letter to your beloved.  Feel them in that space within your heart and let your hands do the talking by releasing into the deepest fullest expression of your true Love.

Feel free to post, write, share your love letter in the comment section below this post.

smiles and lots of Love,

Melanie

 

Ps. Don’t be afraid to get Presidential : )  Ronald Reagan’s love letters to Nancy Reagan have long been an inspiration.   This letter was written when Ronald Reagan was Governor of California.

Day Seventy Six of  #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles. 

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Believe You Can Fly – Day Seventy Five of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Love overcomes fear.  Let go of what is anchoring you to a past that no longer carries any sway.

“Arise from the fatigue of despair, to the buoyancy of hope…

Don’t you get weary.”

Martin Luther King Jr. in his We Shall Overcome address in an articulation of a theological tradition that doesn’t respond in hate, but it responds in prophetic anger, then ultimately Love, Love enough to speak justice to the nation…

Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public”

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Justice is the act we participate in everyday where our differences are weighed in the scales of the present articulating the path forward.  Not in perfection but in the march toward freedom where love conquers all.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May you explore untold adventures

opening into the fullest expression of yourself.

With Infinite Love and Gratitude,

Melanie

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Day Seventy Five of  #LoveLand101  I Believe I Can Fly

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles. 

 

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Whatever You Need Mama Will Provide (let go of what you don’t love) Day Seventy Four of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

“Let go of what you don’t love.” Billie Williamson, Senior Partner, Ernst and Young

Reverence for the power of the female, an interesting conversation with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers breaking down the plains of consciousness.

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Celebrating the female, the mother and nourisher of life, assisting the earth.  Joseph Campbell talks divine feminine and the birth of spirit from matter, the birth of compassion in the heart.”

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There was a golden age of the Goddess, as discussed by these two gentleman, uniting the theme of the virgin birth of Mary, Mother of God as archetype for an energetic experience.

Today is a great day to embrace the symbols offered in the story of celebrating the Goddess that lives and breaths in all of us, nurturing the next cycle of possibilities.  In keeping with this idea, from the musical Once on this Island,

All alone in a world

That may seem too wide

But sit on Mama’s lap

And I will draw a map

And whatever

You need

Mama will

Provide”

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Repeat to yourself often.

Whatever you need, Mama will provide.

And.

She will.

This earth mother is always at play, ever churning a new cycle, a new season and a new day. Allow today to be a completely new day, because it is.

Have patience.  Experience joy in this moment and the next and allow Mother Nature to unfold beautifully.

Here’s a Youtube clip from a the original cast album cut to what looks like CATS.

“Around this bend little friend

I’ll be by your side.

That’s what her mama’s worth

to give her child the earth

And whatever you need

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Mama Will Provide!”

Enjoy!

 

Women drinking TeaDay Seventy Four of #LoveLand101
Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.

Psalm 103:2-4

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–  who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,  who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion,

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Love Always Remains the Answer – Day Seventy Three of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

May you enjoy peace in your heart and mind.

May all your soulful energies increase with realizations and benefits beyond your wildest imagination, and may all your highest wishes and aspirations be fulfilled allowing whatever obstacles perceived or otherwise be lifted and dispelled

May you remember Love remains the answer

Break these prayers open on the wind in countless directions

To the highest benefit of all involved.

 

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Day Seventy Three of  #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles. 

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Own Your Inner Power – Day Seventy Two of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

1555435_619213258133768_2026565911_nSay it loud and say it proud.  “I AM POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE” and repeat often.  Do not shy away from the truth of who you are.  Live in the full light of all that you are.

May it get easier and more effortless for you to go through deeper and deeper doors of love and receiving blessings.

Ask spirit for help as to guide you to the person place and thing that is necessary for your greatest good.

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Connect with your inner power today and everyday.   If you have any pinge of huh, not feeling that powerful, lean on my faith that you ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE!!!!

Have fun out there.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Seventy Two of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter and author living in Los Angeles. www.melanielutz.com

 

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Much Love – Day Seventy One of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

#LoveLand101May all of your actions be reborn and your efforts rewarded 1000 fold.

By allowing everything that naturally comes up in a Loving embrace to wash through and connect to that language beyond words, to take that beat of Love, everything becomes lighter; the challenges, the tests and the traumas, our perceived differentness melts away past the wounds. Building a Love arsenal. An active and valiant tool chest of openness and vulnerability takes work and patience and courage and becomes the building blocks in training yourself to stay present in the seat of Love, belted in when necessary, remembering the truth.

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V’ahavta I’rayakha – and you shall have Love in your heart,
V’ahavta kamokha – for yourself and your friends,
V’ahavta ani hashem – to create a world of hope and peace,

Each of us finds our own way on the path of the peaceful spiritual warrior in Love, as my favorite Rabbi shares “capable of wrestling with life without being defeated by living.” Each of us finds our own way to express this language of the heart and live in our joy.

With Love everything is possible.

Much Love.

Melanie

Day Seventy One of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller in Los Angeles.  For more information www.melanielutz.com   

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What Does Embodying Grace Mean to You?

posted by Melanie Lutz

by grace I live. by grace I am released. #loveland101Grace is not technically something to speak about, it is an experience that brings inner peace.

Somedays your heart is just overflowing with warmth and joy in remembering all the fabulous acts of kindness and sharing that our days bring. In thinking about how my whole “Love Everyone” journey started, today I want to thank Anne Morrow Lindbergh for her work, her efforts in sorting through life and for her journey to find a little peace and solace in the world.  These words from her book THE GIFT FROM THE SEA became a wake up call to living my life in the pursuit of the truth, in a centered and authentic way, in the grace of each moment and in love with all that I see.

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“I want in fact to borrow the language of the saints — to live “in grace” as much of the time as possible… By grace I mean an inner harmony, essentially spiritual, which can be transformed into outward harmony. I am seeking perhaps what Socrates asked for in the prayer from the Phaedrus when he said, “May the outward and inward man be at one.”  I would like to achieve a state of inner spiritual grace from which I could function and give as I was meant in the eyes of God.”

To support your deepening process with The Flight of the Soul.

Here’s an abridged lesson on Grace from ACIM to dive deeply into some of the words that release what is embodied in all things in each moment…

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By grace I live. By grace I am released.

Grace is an aspect of Love which is most like the state prevailing in the unity of truth. It is the world’s most lofty aspiration, for it leads beyond the world entirely. It is past learning, yet the goal of learning, for grace cannot come until the mind prepares itself for true acceptance. Grace becomes inevitable instantly in those who have prepared a table where it can be gently laid and willingly received; an altar clean and holy for the gift.

Grace is acceptance of Love within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real.

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Grace is not learned. The final step must go beyond all learning. Grace is not the goal this course aspires to attain. Yet we prepare for grace in that an open mind can hear the Call to waken. It is not shut tight against God’s Voice. It has become aware that there are things it does not know, and thus is ready to accept a state completely different from experience with which it is familiarly at home.

Oneness is simply the idea God is. And in His Being, He encompasses all things. No mind holds anything but Him. We say “God is,” and then we cease to speak, for in that knowledge words are meaningless. There are no lips to speak them, and no part of mind sufficiently distinct to feel that it is now aware of something not itself. It has united with its Source. And like its Source Itself, it merely is.

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We cannot speak nor write nor even think of this at all. It comes to every mind when total recognition that its will is God’s has been completely given and received completely. It returns the mind into the endless present, where the past and future cannot be conceived. It lies beyond salvation; past all thought of time, forgiveness and the holy face of Christ. The world has never been at all. Eternity remains a constant state.

You but make a journey that is done.

Suffice it, then, that you have work to do to play your part. The ending must remain obscure to you until your part is done. It does not matter. For your part is still what all the rest depends on. As you take the role assigned to you, salvation comes a little nearer to each uncertain heart that does not beat as yet in tune with God.

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And now we ask for grace, the final gift salvation can bestow.

It is here that miracles are laid; to be returned by you from holy instants you receive, through grace in your experience, to all who see the light that lingers in your face.

Be grateful to return, as you were glad to go an instant, and accept the gifts that grace provided you.

We ask for grace, and for experience that comes from grace. We welcome the release it offers everyone. We do not ask for the unaskable. We do not look beyond what grace can give. For this we can give in the grace that has been given us.

By grace I live. By grace I am released.

By grace I give. By grace I will release.

The grace we ask is given.

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Enjoy the crackling grace available and embodied in all things.

Lady Antebellum‘s song COMPASS adds to the magic of grace…

You wanna give up ’cause it’s dark
We’re really not that far apart
So let your heart, sweet heart
Be your compass when you’re lost

No matter what you’ll never be alone.

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lots of Love,

Melanie

#LoveLand101

 

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles.  check her out at www.melanielutz.com 

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Love always remains the answer – Day Seventy of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Peace is a commitment we make every day.  A commitment to accepting everyone in all their glory and all their flaws, as brothers.

Where we got it wrong. We’re going to make a correction with love. And get it right.

At no time in the history of humanity has it been more important to remember the truth.  Our thoughts create our reality and if we are not thinking with Love we are not living the truth.

We can’t change the circumstances that happen but we can stand in the truth and be loving in each interaction we have in the world.  We can look everyone squarely in the eye and say “Hello” from our heart to theirs. We can be kind each day in each moment and we can remember each person is experiencing at least the level of anxiety uncertainty and misunderstanding that we are.  We can choose to be open to not knowing and be compassionate.

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Martin Luther King Jr. often said “there is a power in our hearts more powerful than the power of bullets” … and today in the land of the free and the home of the brave it’s never been more important to remember.

Love always remains the answer.

In remembering this we stand in the power of humanities greatest gift. The gift of Love.

Unleashed.

BELIEVE IT.

It is time to make a shift.  Right now.   There are No Limits in what is possible.  Each of us is in the perfect position to achieve the sort of inner peace heretofore unheard of.  Lasting sustainable peace on earth.

Changing our perception with love.

BE INSPIRED.  BE LOVING.  BE YOU.

Have fun out there.

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

PS. as a bonus and in honor of one of my heroes – Enjoy the experience beyond the words and circumstance.  Feel the truth of this passage with live, reading MLK Jr.’s words beyond time and space and into the universal soul force of the human expression…

A Liberal Dilemna…

The enlightened white Southerner, who for years has preached gradualism, now sees that even the slow approach finally has revolutionary implications. Placing straws on a camel’s back, no matter how slowly, is dangerous. This realization has immobilized the liberals and most of the white church leaders. They have no answer for dealing with or absorbing violence. They end in begging for retreat, lest “things get out of hand and lead to violence.”

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Writing in Life, William Faulkner, Nobel prize-winning author from Mississippi, recently urged the NAACP to “stop now for a moment.” That is to say, he encouraged Negroes to accept injustice, exploitation and indignity for a while longer. It is hardly a moral act to encourage others patiently to accept injustice which he himself does not endure.

In urging delay, which in this dynamic period is tantamount to retreat, Faulkner suggests that those of us who press for change now may not know that violence could break out. He says we are “dealing with a fact: the fact of emotional conditions of such fierce unanimity as to scorn the fact that it is a minority and which will go to any length and against any odds at this moment to justify and, if necessary, defend that condition and its right to it.”

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We Southern Negroes believe that it is essential to defend the right of equality now. From this position we will not and cannot retreat. Fortunately, we are increasingly aware that we must not try to defend our position by methods that contradict the aim of brotherhood. We in Montgomery believe that the only way to press on is by adopting the philosophy and practice of non-violent resistance.

This method permits a struggle to go on with dignity and without the need to retreat. It is a method that can absorb the violence that is inevitable in social change whenever deep-seated prejudices are challenged.

If, in pressing for justice and equality in Montgomery, we discover that those who reject equality are prepared to use violence, we must not despair, retreat, or fear. Before they make this crucial decision, they must remember: whatever they do, we will not use violence in return. We hope we can act in the struggle in such a way that they will see the error of their approach and will come to respect us. Then we can all live together in peace and equality.

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The basic conflict is not really over the buses. Yet we believe that, if the method we use in dealing with equality in the buses can eliminate injustice within ourselves, we shall at the same time be attacking the basis of injustice–man’s hostility to man. This can only be done when we challenge the white community to reexamine its assumptions as we are now prepared to reexamine ours.

We do not wish to triumph over the white community. That would only result in transferring those now on the bottom to the top. But, if we can live up to non-violence in thought and deed, there will emerge an interracial society based on freedom for all.

 Let me know if it strikes any chords….

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Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles.  check her out at www.melanielutz.com 

 

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So Many Reasons to Love You – Day Sixty Nine of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

All systems love #loveland101 heart earth redToday is one of those days of pure beauty, pure love, and full on connection to all that is and all that wants to be expressing so lovingly in each and every way through you in your life and community.

To celebrate all that you are and all that you can be, to nourish the deepest spaces of your heart with the essence of joy that flows through your life returning to the deepest river of truth, I wanted to share one of my favorite lines from William Wordsworth’s Prelude that I use all the time to remember the deeper river of action always at play —

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“Like harmony in music; there is a dark Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles discordant elements, makes them cling together In one society…”  

Here’s the section of the piece that surround these lusty words describing our eternal connection and the ever consuming dance we surrender over to when we are in harmony with our center –

Dust as we are, the immortal spirit grows               

                Like harmony in music; there is a dark

                Inscrutable workmanship that reconciles

                Discordant elements, makes them cling together

                In one society. How strange, that all

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                The terrors, pains, and early miseries,

                Regrets, vexations, lassitudes interfused

                Within my mind, should e’er have borne a part,

                And that a needful part, in making up

                The calm existence that is mine when I

                Am worthy of myself! Praise to the end!                     

               

                Thanks to the means which Nature deigned to employ;

                Whether her fearless visitings, or those

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                That came with soft alarm, like hurtless light

                Opening the peaceful clouds; or she would use

                Severer interventions, ministry

                More palpable, as best might suit her aim.

 

I hope you are enjoying yourself and soaking up everything that you encounter in the most fabulous way!

Enjoy a BBC recorded reading of Wordworth’s Prelude ….

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Day Sixty Nine of #LoveLand101

 

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles. Check out www.melanielutz.com for more information.

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