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Start Something Loving – Day Fifty Four of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Michael Jackson was a recognized genius of his time who died way to soon. In every way his legacy continues to inspire, inform and entertain and for some reason on this day, which happens to be in the beginning of a New Year, I can’t help singing “Wanna be starting Something. Got to be starting something.”

Today is the day to start something loving, to ignite the flame of truth and restore the heartbeat to something long thought frozen over. In MJ’s spirit and that of his collaborators and the dream and space he held for so many it is time to take a look at the man in the mirror and make a change.  Whatever change will bring you the most radiant expression of your fullest light.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change

Start something by making a change to be more loving, simply and with all your heart and soul, right now.

Found this original video clip from Michael Jackson’s MOONWALKER movie…

Enjoy!

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As a little extra gift From Michael Jackson’s VEVO channel – This is It

Light up the World
With a song you can sing.
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Day Fifty Four of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

 

Seed the Sounds of Love – Day Fifty three of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Listen to your surroundings and find the sounds of joy.

Hear the sounds of Love that fill the world of the Earth’s heart.

Take today to remember as Rumi wrote – ‘Whatever I was looking for was always you.’

Every search begins and ends within, in the full presence of all light that is your essence.  Everywhere you look you are surrounded by the embrace of all that is divine.  Plant whatever seeds remind you of this truth.  Plant them in the hearts of your friends, in the minds of strangers and in the embrace of your loved ones. There is no greater miracle than to hear beyond the ears and to love with all your heart, radiating outward from source expanding creations power with each incredibly fortuitous breath of life.

Allow for the grandest expression of light to bring forward all the seedlings necessary for the re-birth of our creative infrastructure of peace.  Deliver that which opens the flood gates for all to come.  Enabling the little ones to experience the safety of its source.  Offering this unconditional love allows roots to spring forward and divine flowering to flourish, grounding the earth.  Living in the oneness of all that is so that the cycles and the flow of nature can work its powerful magnificence.  Enjoy, and as you do, when you ask what is our responsibility in this day and age where consciousness oozes out of every projection, where love waits beyond the fear, the answer is faith.  Faith in the unseen.  Faith in Love.  Faith in each other and faith in a God that is in us but not of us. Faith in that relaxing beautiful nature of the divine father and the earth mother to do what they do.  Extend the creationism of birth and light to shine as brightly as possible, in all its forms as the absence of self and the wholeness of what will be.

What has been, is undone, and what will be, has begun.

 

Lots and lots of Love and blessings today and everyday.

 

Melanie

 

Hello Strength….

Today’s offering is a Mantra for strength using the RAM seed sound “rum”

Take a deep breath extending from the center navel chakra manipura and the body’s power centre.

Exhale.

Begin to say “Rum” for the RAM seed sound. Keep breathing saying “Rum” from your power centre.

Until you feel stronger Use your tone and breath to ease into your power centre and achieve the mantra’s intention full and total Harmony.

Rise Up.

Be a light to the world.

Here’s a mantra to song expanding on the RAM energy adding the Sanskrit seed sounds to revive and ignite your vibrational core.

Mantra’s are spoken expressions of energy that vibrate with healing energy inviting more and more into your consciousness.

To support your efforts, I share a teacher of mine that started my practice of Mantra based meditation, Thomas Ashley Farrand.   Farrand’s work focused on bringing this ancient technology and language forward.  In his book “The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony: Volume I” he shares his insights on Om Namah Shivaya as:

“While this mantra has no direct translation. The sounds relate directly to the principles which govern each of the first five chakras on the spine…Earth, water, fire, air, ether. Notice that this does not refer to the chakras themselves which have a different set of seed sounds, but rather, the principles which govern those chakras in their place. A very rough, non-literal translation could be something like, ‘Om and salutations to that which I am capable of becoming.’  This mantra will start one out on the path of subtle development of spiritual attainments.  It is the beginning on the path of Siddha Yoga, or the Yoga of Perfection of the Divine Vehicle.”

Again, mantras are spiritual formulas for working with universal energies expressed through you. They are designed to eliminate obstacles as we progress spiritually.

Allow that source of energy to do its stuff within.

If Mantra’s call to you – check out Thomas Ashley Farrand’s work here.  It will foster the divine experience that can not be defined by words.

 

Day Fifty Three of  #LoveLand101

 

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

 

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Find the Rhythm of Love – Day Fifty Two of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Find your personal velocity in love.  Let the flow of love wash away all your sins. Let the flow of love raise the level of your thinking.

Let love in.  Feel into this right now.

With each breath seek in joy and light to embody that which resides in you and is not of you, that nourishes your soul.  That lifts you into full magnificence.

Enjoy this day in all its glory and relish the days ahead.  You are special and wonderful and unique and are meant to shine as the sun.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Fifty Two of  #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

Love in Action Brings Joy – Day Fifty One of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Let Love In #LoveLand101Get out there today and be loving.  Not tepidly, but with complete loving abandon to the point where someone says “What’s got into you?”  so you can say  “Everything loving.”

Take this breath to feel what everything loving means. Take this moment to represent a space in the world that asks nothing, and heals by its very nature.

Love is meant to be given without condition to those we meet and those we spend our sleeping and waking hours with.

Love works miracles.  End and beginning of every story.  Connect with the most nourishing experience of life fully lived, the loving expression of all that you are in action.  Being loving. Giving and receiving and expanding your fullness with each and every moment.  Present in the purpose of divine presence.

Love in action is a complete expression of all that is.

Many Blessings and Lots of Love,

Melanie

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

 

Day Fifty One of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

 

Today’s mantra Thomas Ashley Farrand

11 The Feminine – Sri Chakra Mantra


The Garden of Love – Day Fifty of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

#LoveLand101There is a garden growing and flourishing brilliantly within the ground of your being utilizing divine intelligence symbiotically blossoming in service to the highest expression of who you are.  This garden is nourished by Love.

In the preface to Emanuel Swedenborg’s Divine Love and Wisdom the Latin Translator of the text talks about the sketch of a Roman Garden that adorned the title page of each of Swedenborg’s books under the phrase Cura Et Labore “with care and work.” The image of a beautiful garden with a cherub like Angel watering the plants tending to the well loved garden’s growth and harmony strikes to the core of any process.

It is a reminder of the wisdom and grace that exists when discipline is applied to commitment in realizing the fruits of our labor. It represents the opportunity for us to make manifest the joys of a life fully lived in divine Love. When we enrich each moment with care and work, making conscious choices. Free of the energies that keep us bound. We allow nature to take its course in harmony without calling out the struggle, we effortlessly step into the full beauty of existence.

Move into the garden of your being remembering everything is as it is. You are exactly where you are supposed to be and you know absolutely how to tend to your needs.

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My hearts been broken in so many different ways there remains only the ache of love.

Today is the day to remember to tend to your garden.  Make this the eve of something magnificent allowing your light to burst forth into a new consciousness, tender and joy filled, complete and healed and whole!

Enjoy!

lots of Love,

Melanie

 

PS.  As an aside, in researching the Garden of Love, I came upon two pieces I was before today, unfamiliar with.  The Garden of Love is a poem about sexuality written by William Blake and the US Post Office commissioned a stamp series of the same title.

Everyone Loves Love — even the US Post Office.

Here’s what the USPS site says about these love stamps:

“Working with art director Derry Noyes, award-winning illustrator José Ortega created an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, a strawberry, and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart. The deep blue background is reminiscent of a brilliant summer sky. The word “Love” sits atop each stamp.

Ortega said, “Garden of Love depicts the abundance of life, its generosity, whose spirit is to be shared by all its creatures. Love’s definition is broader than romantic love. Love is that colorful, full feeling you get when you enjoy being a part of and sharing in the generosity of life.”
 

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Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.

Jesus Take The Wheel – Day Forty Nine of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

When my friend and I are having a particularly hard time we call the other and start singing a lyric from Carrie Underwood’s song and we smile and laugh and we feel better.

Jesus take the Wheel is the only thing to do when there is nothing else to do. Give it over.  Make a decision today to surrender and let Jesus take the Wheel.

Have a great one!

lots of love,

Melanie

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Day Forty Nine of #LoveLand101.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller living in Los Angeles. Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel


Love Who You Are – Day Forty Eight of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

#LoveLand101 postYou are not trying to be any one else, you are living your life as an expression of love for who and what you were put on the planet to do. This breath represents the fullness of all that you are, every cell of your being alive and awake to who and what makes your heart beat down to the cellular level ingrained in the codes of your DNA.

Appreciate the amazing magnificence of all that you are and all you were put here on the planet to do.

Love. Yourself. With wild abandon and cherish the moods and rhythms of your sacred sounds. There is only one of you. Complete and healed and whole and in full possession of unending joy, peace, love and presence of self.

Experience all of you and say Thanks God for who you are. Exactly as you are.

Take that person into the world and celebrate each step, each encounter and each expression of your truest self, fully revealed and alive and awake in each moment.

If you get hung up on any part of remembering to love who you are, ask yourself the beautiful question “Why Not take all of me?” and enjoy Willie Nelson singing All of Me a song written in 1931 in a decidedly different era…

Why Not? What do you have to lose?

Why not take a chance on accepting yourself and your way of being as perfectly perfect.

Why not?

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Check out the All of Me Foundation – giving kids a chance at a healthier life.

AWAKEN

THE INNOCENT GRACE OF BEING

We never know why we are made a certain way. Who’s to say one quality you consider a hindrance isn’t the key to your path through. You never know how the gifts you have been given will be received and to what affect. All you can do is give your gifts freely and openly.

In talking to reporters when Walt Disney opened Disney Land he shared, “It’s something that will never be finished, something I can keep developing and adding to. It will get more beautiful every year. And it will get better as I find out what the public likes.” The happiest place on earth was built on the spirit of work in progress where adventure unfolded and imagination flourished and the never ending process was cherished.

I gladly give up my fear

I move into eternal joy

Standing in the truth

Balanced and at peace

Returned to full awareness

Celebrating my life

Let my heart rise and flow

expanding through my breath

In its ever radiating glow

Restore my blissful self to its rightful seat

In Love

Inviting my heart space

to unlock the treasure chest of recognition

Prospering in all ways and means

Revealing what is already mine

In service to my magnificence

Striking a tune the likes of which emanates from my soul

The hum of which cascades ever forward

Gently with force

Exploding the crucible of my being

Once crucified and crushed

Now

Free

In Harmony

With Infinite Love and Gratitude,

Melanie

Day Forty Eight of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and MelanieLutz.com

Eternal Presence – Day Forty Seven of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Sacred Etchings #LoveLand101Eternal presence. The gift of love laid bare.

During this day, remember Love given and experienced endlessly works miracles.

Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love.

This is how we do it.  In thinking with the thoughts of God, the presence of love filled thinking works to unhinge our perceptions.

A shift in perception is the miracle. See with the eyes of the heart. Awaken to the truth in love born before time and beyond space. Never fear.

Love will see you through.

Day Forty Seven of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and MelanieLutz.com

Be Truthful – Day Forty Six of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

It is a new day.

We are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights and as such, there is nothing to be taken for granted. Unalienable rights endowed by our creator cannot be taken from us. Our founders intended to break away from taxation without representation and create something new.

We don’t want to be held captive by any force whether it be a King that represents taxation, news channels that have no objectivity, a loved one who blames us for their heart closing, or our egos that perpetuate any personal imprisonment. It is time to declare the freedom of this time in this moment.

Open up to the possibilities of the unknown. Nobody who signed the Declaration of Independence knew that Democracy would work (and some could argue quite strongly that it doesn’t) but the ideals of Freedom and Justice and Happiness and the pursuit of working each day to get it right are worth dying for.

The Declaration of Independence represents a testament to the idea that while all of us have different viewpoints, don’t always get along, get so mad we disagree that we can come together when the cause is dear enough and important enough to hold hands and walk forward into the truth.

Growing up in Pennsylvania had a huge influence over my development and ideas often without my knowing it. William Penn founded Pennsylvania on the Quaker principles of divine equality of all men, women and children directly influencing the eventual home and spirit of the Congressional Congress telling the King of England to go F – himself. The principles of freedom from tyranny, the principles of a new order for the ages live and breathe in my heart.

This is a special time in the course of human events and we are blessed to be members of these United States of America and when it is time to speak the truth and remember we are endowed with unalienable rights built into our DNA that all men are created equal, there aint no stopping us.

Hold the truth and have it be self – evident! Live from that place in your heart and let’s watch a new day unfold.

Get out there and by happy and make our creator proud.

I am honored to have been born and raised in Pennsylvania and will promote the principles that this countries origins and my birthplace represents till I take my last breath.

God Bless America and God Bless us All!!

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

Day Forty Six of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and MelanieLutz.com

It Really Is A Wonderful Life – Timeless Lessons from the Capra-corn Master!

posted by Melanie Lutz

Each choice you make brings everything to you or nothing.  Every time we shift our perception we lead the way to the miraculous!

It’s no secret I’m a huge Frank Capra fan. As a writer and a film maker and lover of all things Cinema there is no greater player in the landscape of American entertainment.

Frank Capra’s autobiography THE NAME ABOVE THE TITLE is one of the best autobiographies ever written. It spans his life, his work, his thoughts, his observations and the passion for seeing the “natural” expression of the invisible.

The works he is most remembered for are only a small piece of the Capra story, this is a man who witnessed the transitions of an industry, who had no formal training but was deeply in touch with the environment for the subtler energies and spirit in which humanity flourishes.  An immigrant who made his way in the world to share his heart and in doing so impacted many as a teacher, a film maker and a friend.

To give you a slice of his thinking, I grabbed a section from Chapter Six, that Capra entitled The Sound and The Fury.  His reflection on this slice of history offers insight into what it means to bare witness to our environment and see with the heart of the hero’s journey revealing the parallel in every story of change and transition ever experienced.  For everyone who has lived through a tremendous transformational event and is using it to connect further to the fullest expression of their being…. this one’s for you to remember no matter what you think or can imagine the universe is working to lift the spirit to new heights.

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“On the historic night of October 23, 1927, Al Jolson’s shadow sang from the silver screen. The sound waves of “Mammy” were as devastating as seismic waves.  A major earthquake rocked the film world.  The silent screen had grown a larynx! Hollywood shook. the inmates took over the asylum.”

“Not only was I ignorant of all things theatrical, I was also contemptuous of their phoniness. I was raised in my own “school” of naturalness… My stage was the real world, and the actors had to appear just as real.  I considered the camera– and, now, the microphone–as a ubiquitous phantom eavesdropper on the comic or tragic goings-on of people…

I had yet to learn the power of creative art; that Leonardo, seeing with an inner eye, could, with simple brush and canvas, evoke a bewitching smile on Mona Lisa that no all-seeing lens could “see”; that the Psalmist’s powerful imagery in nine single-syllable words, “Be still then, and know I am God,” was worth more than ten thousand pictures. Moreover I was not yet aware that the art of the stage was in its limitations; that its make-believe gave wings to the imagination, making the stage one of the most enduring, beguiling, inspiring, and socially incisive of all the arts.”

As Delbert Mann wrote about THE NAME ABOVE THE TITLE

“It’s a love story.  It’s the story of the Capra-Film love affair, and it’s marvelous, stimulating and exciting as all good love stories are.”

The book has inspired me since the days I first opened Capra’s life story so many years ago… I share this next moment for the inspiration that it offers to every dreamer looking to find their “people” in the business of creativity.

“In 1929 two history-making events took place– each involving an egg. Wall Street laid one; all the muses got together to hatch one.

During the shooting of the Donovan Affair George Seid Columbia’s exuberant laboratory man, buttonholed me, bursting with excitement about a piece of film he insisted I see after rushes.

“You’ve got to see this,” he said “it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen.”

When the lights dimmed again I started to close my eyes, but as the picture flashed on the screen I opened them wide as saucers. This was something new — an animated cartoon!  A bright perky mouse — with a saucy, squeaky voice–was burlesquing a piano recital, banging on the piano with his hands, his feet, his nose, even with his tail. And picture and sound were beautifully synchronized. The tired crew howled with laughter. This was new and wonderful entertainment. As I remember, the cartoon was only four or five minutes long. But when it was over I forgot my fatigue and plied the trampish-looking man with exited questions. He answered them humbly:

“Yes, I was a cartoonist in Chicago… No, this mouse character is a new creation… I call him Mickey Mouse… No, that’s my voice he talks with… No, we record the sound first, then time the animation to it. Yes, I’ll be happy to show it to Harry Cohn.”

“For chrissake, it’s just a lousy cartoon,” grumbled Cohn when the film started.

“Lousy, hell — it’s terrific! You’ll flip…”

Cohn more than flipped. He called in the hungry-looking cartoonist and wheeled and dealed him into a contract to produce Silly Symphonies for Columbia release.

A genius of simplicity in the right time with the right expression and a huge heart was revealed — Walt Disney.  But Disney a man-child and Cohn the vulgarian spoke different languages.  Cohn mistook sensitivity for weakness.  Crudely, and stupidly, he badgered and bulldozed until he lost Hollywood’s richest gold mine. The man-child took his enchanting film to RKO for distribution. And later, as all true geniuses must, Walt established his own production and distribution set-up. The modern wonder of Disney’s magic flowered. The world and its children smiled.

It was sound that made Disney’s wizardry possible. What Gutenberg’s printing press did for the written word in the fifteenth century, sound did for the spoken word in the twentieth century:”

 

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Seizing the opportunity sound represented in bringing to life his vision, Walt Disney is the hero of his own story and a true inspiration.  Recognizing these shifts in consciousness become the miracle of the present day wizards forging new paths and taking humanity to new levels.

Frank Capra is an artist of unparalleled excellence.  Everyday I am aware of the past that has lead to this moment and the great gift it is to share insights, to witness the unfolding scope and breath of humanity.  To everyday experience the privilege and honor to work in the same business as these pioneers.

Jimmy Stewart talks Frank Capra AFI tribute…

“The best story he’s ever done is the story of his life and it can only happen in America. ”

 

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Opt out of the struggle make your life, exactly as it is the best story you’ve ever seen.   It’s the Christmas season for Christ’s sake.  It’s a time where we remember Peace is available on Earth. Now.  Paraphrasing a country song “all the reason’s we’re here, we know by heart.”  You can live in the fiction of the struggle.  Or you can revel in the truth.  The truth exactly as it is.  No fooling.  No despair.  No hope.  Just a knowing that everything is what it is.

Make this a new year of remembering — It really is a wonderful life –

Take a page from the movie script —

George Bailey: Well, you look about the kind of angel I’d get. Sort of a fallen angel, aren’t you? What happened to your wings?

Clarence: I haven’t won my wings, yet. That’s why I’m called an Angel Second Class. I have to earn them. And you’ll help me, will you?
George Bailey: [sarcastic] Sure, sure. How?

Clarence: By letting me help you.Clarence #LoveLand101

The fantasy of wanting anything to be different than it is, keeps us stuck in the fiction and falsehoods, cause never more so… do the words of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life spring out… “Each life touches so many others…” Let’s remind ourselves to remember, what we do matters. The choices we make, no matter how small. MATTER.

Choose wisely. And take care of your own 10 cubic feet. Let’s make this the Eve of something amazing. We’ve all been given so many gifts.  

it’s time. to use them.

Helping someone get wings is such a great reminder what we do matters, what we give, we receive and every time we help someone see something a different way, we also get the opportunity to remember the truth and more love gets to take flight.

Clarence: You’ve been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you.  You’ve really had a wonderful life.  Don’t you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?

It really is a wonderful life – Look forward to hearing more stories about Angels getting their wings!

Thank you all so much for all the support and encouragement in readership, and likes and sharing for Flight of the Soul on Beliefnet.com.  It has been an unexpected gift to work with all the beautiful spirits that bring you its content.  I am grateful for them and I am grateful for you.

Lots of Love,

 

Melanie

 

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