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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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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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What You Need Is Right in Front of Your Face – Day Forty Five of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

It’s amazing how it’s always all there.

So many cues, clues and symbols. Opening doors into new worlds just waiting. Waiting for the decoding and the processing and the recognition.

Sitting right in front of you.

With the popularity of Dan Brown novels and all the scholars and resources and the internet you would think it would be easier to get it.helen-keller-quote #LoveLand101

From my own experience it takes help.  It takes love and it takes having a decoding moment, that a key stone offering the way to fill in the picture.  Like The Miracle Worker exhausting herself to get Helen Keller to connect to some sign and symbol and connection ultimately discovering water would bring the opening.  The effort nearly frustrated and killed both of them, but once the connection was made Helen Keller was able to unlock a way to communicate, open up to new possibilities. Get the bridge out of the darkness and return from the separation of self.

Once you get “water” is this… instinct. feeling. emotion. You can use it to decode all the hidden messages in everything. It is all possible. Getting that first key stone is the hardest as blinders are built into the universal framework but ultimately care and work and faith allows us to see past our clouded and skewed vision to the truth that lies beyond our perceptions.

Elaine Strich had it from her show At Liberty “I am mad as hell that I had to go through what I had to go through to get to what I’ve gotten to.”  And. Here I am. We’ve all gone through what we needed to go through, we’ve seen the outcomes of behavior, we’ve cycled through the disconnection, we see the truth. We know what doesn’t feel warm and friendly, we know what closes our hearts, we know what we need to be. We are not going to be able to hide behind fences, technology, or whatever defenses we imagine will help us, the planetary  population has eradicated that possibility. We are like little rabbits walking into the light for the first time. Realizing how connected we are, realizing there is no one left to squeeze to make a profit, no dumps left to fill. No ways that can’t be inherent in our means. We are interdependent on each other. We are here to help each other.

When we see with love. Life is easier. Love is easier.

Seeing leads to the promised land.

The promised land returns you home.  Every time.  Recognize what is already before you.  Open your eyes as never before and let your heart lead you in all ways, and if need be tap the heals of your metaphorical red ruby slippers, three times and return home.  Right now.

Enjoy Luther VanDross singing from the soul – a house is not a home and let its spirit move you.

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Forty Five of  Forty Five 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

So Much Love – Day Forty Four

posted by Melanie Lutz

butterfly Door Melanie Lutz Self Portrait #10 #LoveLand101News flash. Love is everywhere.  In everyone.  And is the natural state of being.

As the Troubadours wrote “perfect love is born from what the eyes have made welcome to the heart. For as all true loves know, love is perfect kindness which is born, there is no doubt, from the heart and the eyes.”

Eyes. Being able to see the truth. Not avoiding the Pink elephant in the room. Not staying blind because it feels too painful.

Love doesn’t live in some special place

Love doesn’t ask for secrets to be kept

Love doesn’t bring you down

Love doesn’t confine you

Love doesn’t ask you to stay small

Love doesn’t ask you to stop dreaming

Love doesn’t keep asking you to explain yourself

Love doesn’t isolate

Love doesn’t make you feel bad about yourself

Any placing or substituting loving feelings for an object outside of our being, an object that we are constantly thinking we only have access to through that other person is a fantasy. Thinking someone else holds the key to Love keeps you enslaved.

Love creates connection

Love expands with grace and compassion

Love is truth

Love is light filled

Love expands possibilities

Love dispels fear

Love is in everything, always available.

Love is a meeting place.

Love is a deep space of being.

It is available no matter who, what, where, when, why, you are. The way is simple.

There is one love and it has no differentiation.

Bring love and more love to your life.

May the truth of your expression blaze forth with each breath you take reminding you to fiercely answer the call of your being. To connect to your source. To live fully in the light of the truth and to reflect the beauty that lies waiting alertly and brilliantly for you to sing your song. Your way. With love.

Enjoy the feeling of so much love by bringing love to every situation.

lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Forty Four 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

Practice Trusting Yourself Day Forty Three of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Believe in yourself and all that you are and all that you were put here to do.  Life doesn’t ask for you to be anything other than to be yourself.  Trust that.  Trust the source of all that is to shine through you.

Where you anticipated grief, you find a happy lightheartedness instead; where you thought something was asked of you, you find a gift bestowed.  — ACIM

On the other side of what you fear is something wholly unexpected.  In trusting yourself you allow the world to deliver its gifts.  Allow yourself the grace in each moment to do as Eleanor Roosevelt said ‘the thing you think you can not do.’

You will find the love on the other side, you will find the respect of courage and the joy of knowing no matter what comes your way, you can handle it.  You will survive and you will grow and you will be all that you can be.

Don’t stop the gifts that want to flow your way because the wall of confinement and separation you have created keeps you safe.  It is no safety at all.  Do that thing you think you can not do and enjoy the aliveness of possibility.  This is your moment.  This the the time.  This is the day you trust yourself and your strength and beauty and courage.  This is your day to love fully and completely by trusting yourself.

“No law the world obeys can help you grasp love’s meaning.”  ACIM  Love is an experience, it is the grandest risk, which is no risk at all.  Stand in the truth of who you are and LOVE yourself today like never before.  Practice trusting each moment and remember the universe is supporting every step, will rise to meet you.

Lots of Love,

 

Melanie

Enjoy Marianne Williamson reading from ACIM lesson 127 on Oprah.com
http://www.oprah.com/oprahradio/Marianne-Williamson-A-Course-in-Miracles-Lesson-127#ixzz2EOakVpQH

 

Day Forty Three 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.

Express Yourself. Day Forty Two of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Get out there and express yourself.   Today is the day to DO IT!1150827_574516499257417_1452083019_n

There is no saying ‘I’m not ready.’  Ready or not.  Go.  If you have always wanted to take a Dance class.  Sign Up.  If you have always longed to do something.  Do it.  Experience the satisfaction of acting on your wish.  Take a chance today to enjoy yourself.  Whatever that means to you.  It can be as simple as taking an orange to your favorite place, and rediscovering the joy of peeling it and enjoying that juicy burst of citrus.  Whatever it is.  Do it.

It takes courage to remember the truth about who you are and own your power.  It takes care and patience to honor yourself by being responsive to your dreams and needs and the simple things like answering the wish of your heart’s desire.

Spread your wings and fly.

I’ll spread my wings and I’ll learn how to fly
I’ll do what it takes til’ I touch the sky
And I’ll make a wish
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
Out of the darkness and into the sun
But I won’t forget all the ones that I love
I’ll take a risk
Take a chance
Make a change
And breakaway
== Kelly Clarkson

 Enjoy.

 

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

“Seek not within the world to find your Self. Love is not found in darkness and in death. Yet it is perfectly apparent to the eyes that see and ears that hear love’s Voice. Today we practice making free your mind of all the laws you think you must obey; of all the limits under which you live, and all the changes that you think are part of human destiny. Today we take the largest single step this course requests in your advance towards its established goal.”  — ACIM

 

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/oprahradio/Marianne-Williamson-A-Course-in-Miracles-Lesson-127#ixzz2EOLkaNc5

Day Forty Two 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

Affirm It – Day Forty One of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

The world is a beautiful place and the people in it are a most fantastic bunch.  Take today to affirm what is lovely and amazing that sits right before your eyes, every day.  Appreciate the beauty in small things and big things and ordinary things.  Practice this affirmation of grace today and everyday.  Offer the gift of total and complete acceptance by affirming what nourishes the sacred experience of self.  Affirm that which you want to see more of.  Affirm what you love about your self.  Affirm the truth.  You are fantastic.  Make positive projection work for you.  

What you focus on expands.  What you celebrate rains supreme.  By blessing the people, places and things in your life, you are telling the universe you are grateful, that you understand the cycles of nature’s miracles and you are in a practice of deeply understood personal peace with what is, bringing with it expanding, radiating, pulsing peace.

Enjoy this practice of accentuating the positive.

Affirm often and with great joy….

I am a beneficial presence on the planet.  I love who I am and I cherish what I see and every day brings me more and more joy.

lots of love,

Melanie

Day Forty One 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

 

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