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Flight of the Soul

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.  –George Washington

Washington was a passionate gardener and spent many hours tending such at his home in Mount Vernon.  A man who did what was necessary and lead an army of miscreant dreamers to defeat the British Army and establish a new republic is nothing short of a bright light of inspiration.

The Bible offers two notable examples of friendships. The first is that between Jonathan and David, in which Jonathan walks a slender tightrope between his loyalty to his friend David and his devotion to his father Saul. The second is that between Ruth and Naomi, which gives us the beautiful verse that has been adopted by lovers but in its spirit holds the heart of true friendship….

“Wither thus goest, I will go, and where though lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God, where thou diest, will I die, and there will be buried: the Lord do so to me and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”

Samuel Johnson, who knew the fragility of friendship and said that “life has no pleasure higher or nobler than friendship,” tended to place friendship on the same level of significance as marriage a joining with a brother in a space of safety and joy and peace.

Take the time to appreciate the friends in your life.  Tell your friends often how much you love them and find occasion to celebrate them whenever you get a chance.

“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”

Allow your heart to run over, drop by drop, today and everyday.

In honor of the upcoming Muppets movie You Gotta Have Friends.

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Muppets Most Wanted opens everywhere 3/21…

Day Ninety Five of  #LoveLand101

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

 

As the Talmud states “he who saves one life saves the world entire.”

We are all bound by a single thread that connects all of humanity. Do not stand idly by when there is an action that is loving to make, that can change the course of human destiny. Do your part every day to participate in the Loving movement of community. To demonstrate ‘justice is what love looks like when it speaks in public.’

#loveland101 flight of the soulThe one life you save is always your own.

Give all you can and give a little more.  Make today the day that you love fully and wholeheartedly in every encounter. Make it the day that no part of your loving center is unexplored.

From Steven Speilberg’s Schindler’s List final scene as Ben Kingsley and Liam Neeson resolve what has come before. Beautifully shared, wonderfully touching and at its heart compassionately relating a deep truth.  “He who saves one life saves the world.”

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Day Ninety Four of #LoveLand101

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

When I started Love Land it was for one reason, to complete a promise from a voice that would not quit, repeating over and ever from that inner space of hearing …

For the next 100 days…

I am going to consider the possibility that there is another way.

I won’t talk about war, I will feel peace.

I won’t talk about what isn’t working. I will experience what is.

I won’t complain about what people don’t do. I will appreciate what they do.

Cura Et Labore “with care and work”

I am going to allow myself to be uplifted.

And. Be willing to see change. In a new light.

In what’s remembered.

Now.  93 days in I have experienced the miracle.  Sitting in a bar in Los Angeles meeting with a client putting the finishing touches on a writing project I heard something new, something into the heart of what the exercise of listening to my intuition represented.  I almost couldn’t believe it.  I asked her to repeat it back to me.

“You know how this makes me feel.  At the center of my being is love.”

93 days of loving thinking in, of choosing to see everything differently had culminated in a surprise.   The person sitting with me had mirrored back the truth of my being, the answer to why I was being asked to take on this particular task by the universe.  In the commitment is the reveal and in the reveal is all the healing.  There is no hiding only healing with love.  This coming to a truth gave me a serious case of the chills, which is my reaction when someone shares a deeply held truth, at the center of my being is love.

Love is the beginning and end of everything.

At the center of each of our being is love and this is where we get to meet again and again in freedom and understanding that this love is all there is.

What we look at we find.  Our actions and thoughts always have consequences. Make your thoughts and actions count.  Make them Loving. Look at what you are plugging into, what you are putting your energy towards and from what space in your being it emanates.  Is it from your head or your heart? Is it fear or is it Love? Is it bringing you peace or making you crazy? When the scripture says “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” It speaks directly to the emotions that create the rubble of our lives.  Let go of the pride and fear and ask yourself “If I look at this situation with Love — what is the truth?”  “If I choose to see this differently, choosing peace what am I really seeing?”Healing is revealing - melanie lutz love reveals

Develop a trinity of Love. Allow patience acceptance and serenity to flow through you, offering the cornerstone in your psyche necessary for forgiveness and acceptance creating sustained inner peace nourishing every aspect of your being.

This form and practice of heart centered compassionate positioning around an issue is an open source in constant connection to your highest self. Compassionate positioning means creating a way through the darkness where you are able to be in a space of compassion and Love and look into the eyes of those who are suffering and feel their suffering without losing your center. When you know your own center, you are in stillness with the truest sense of your being allowing you to understand in every situation the space you are holding, and from that space you remember your job is to extend Love. You are not taking on another’s karma, you are merely dealing with your own, and in your knowing of this one detail, you allow other people to grow into their knowing.

Any student of history will tell you that America is made up of the most diverse collection of races, religions, beliefs and peoples. Why? America was the new land, holding the promise of a new age, it remained the last melting plot available on our precious planet to leave behind the oppressions of tyranny. But, as anyone who has ever had to face their demons or “train their dragon” will tell you, running from your fears or the fears of the collective does not make them go away. Fears exist to be met and faced and understood so they can be freed from ruling our unconsciousness behaviors.

Because we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave does not mean we do not have to practice what we preach, that we are not suffering from the afflictions of humanity, that we didn’t murder, and oppress, and cheat and steal, that we didn’t make decisions that were based in personal fears.  Freedom is a discipline we apply everyday because every man brings with him and plays host to his own terrors projecting those terrors into the consciousness of a society. It is each individuals personal journey to transcend beyond these lower thinking forms exercising bravery in the quest to be free, rising above the battlefield and baring witness to the truth.

LifestylesWhile our history has blemishes that we continue to atone for; the slaughter of the Native Americans, the entitled slavery of a beautiful race of people, women’s suffrage, civil rights, bank oligopoly, corporate raiding, seething greed, there is one thing that remains constant — faith in the “better angels of our nature.” A space where whatever unjust, not right minded human afflictions are taking place that we are willing to see the truth and hold the space for new possibilities, to look at things in a different way, to argue yes, but then to see the light and be a clear and present source and beacon of truth so this mass collection of “discordant elements” as William Wordsworth stated could “move in one society.” One society embracing each others differences in love and opening to the highest possibilities of peace for all humanity.

Getting a little biblical (and who doesn’t love the bible)– from the Sermon on the Mount. “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”

You can build your house on the rock of truth or the sand of your fear.  We are all blessed with a choice.

Intention to see and be love. The commitment to make that the bottom line.  Changes everything.  Keep saying yes~!

In the deep tradition of the inspiration of Flight of the Soul enjoy this healing modern dance movement by choreographer/dancer Elena Sophia Kozak of Critical Mass Dance Company entitled Dove’s Prayer / Oraciones del Palomar.  Give over anything that might be weighing you down, find your inner joy and allow your spirit to fly, today and everyday.

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Day Ninety Three of  #LoveLand101

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

What do Epiphanies have in common?

They are openings in the chaotic projection of daily life.  They are awakenings to the truth of the authentic self.

As the world makes a shift
We need a space to remember

Great moments happen in the instant of saying yes. Remain awake with me to the deeper truth where bliss rains.

Transformation and the ascension of the soul is  a universal experience where the truth lives through the story

As Joseph Campbell talks about the most powerful story you will ever tell is the life you are living.

Interconnected

Getting bare

Loving everything.

Being grateful for what you have, carrying the torch of possibility by being willing.

Change your language with love and change the conversation.

Lighten up.
Love your story
Live the magnificence of who you are.

Live your story and love the future.

With Heart.

Willing to suspend the limitations to create an opening that brings enlightenment and shifting

Fed by the season
Reveal
Nourished
In the natural order with what is happening

Working with the natural rhythms of the universe

Having fun

Enjoying the newness of now.

smiles,

Melanie

Day Ninety Two of  Melanie Lutz’s #LoveLand101

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

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Listen to your heart,
Make loving attempts at kindness and forgiveness.
“Break open your personal idea of yourself
to taste the story of the nutmeat soul.
Voices come from that rattling
against the outer shell.
The nut and the oil inside
have voices that can only be heard
with another kind of listening.
If it weren’t for the sweetness of the nut,
the inner talking, who would ever shake a walnut?
We listen to words
so we can silently

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reach into the other.

Let the ear and mouth get quiet,
so this taste can come to the lip.
Too long we have been saying poetry,
talking discourses, explaining the mystery

 outloud.

Let us try a dumb experiment.”

 

Rumi had it down, ‘explaining the mystery outloud’ allowing that inner expression to radiate outward and let it flow with the rich nourishment of source.

Take today (and every day) to enjoy the ‘dumb experiment’ in being loving.  Take no prisoners in your efforts at being Love.

Enjoy.

Lots of Love,
Melanie

 

Day Ninety One of  #LoveLand101

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

“The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love” William Sloane Coffin, Jr. chaplain of Yale University

I strongly hold you in my heart, soulfully breathing in and out, radiating happiness, dancing in the truth, drinking deeply from the cup of life.  Singing my song.
 
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.  New International Version (©1984) Ephesians 4:15
 
The physical eyes don’t always represent the truth.  Our human feelings are gifts to promote deeper inquiry.  Stand on the grounds in what you know to be truth as the bible says ‘Blessed are those who have faith who can not see’  with patience for all the miracles bursting in each moment to unfold.
 
Have faith in love.  Stand in and on what you know.  Own it.  Live from that space.   
 
Revel in its Power as you identify with the realm of love in wholeness, heir to a world reborn.
 
For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love.   Ephesians 1:4 
 
The awareness of oneness. The truth of all things transforms the mortal, human plain in every situation.

May your authentic expression blaze forth with each breath you take reminding you to fiercely answer the call of your being.  To connect to source.  To live fully in the light of the truth reflecting the beauty that lies waiting alertly and brilliantly for you to sing your song, dance your dance and express yourself. Your way. Look at everything and you will see there is love.

Enjoy Kenny Loggins singing Celebrate me Home. Day Ninety of #LoveLand101

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

Practice The divine friendship filled with love.

Entertain that Mutual evolution  
Enjoy the Support of each other
each on a soul full journey
into
Higher purpose and forgiveness.
 movement
Enter the space of total love and compete acceptance
Take each and every step forward with so much love for yourself and those you encounter
Live from your heartspace entering the non distance romance of eternity and the instant
 
Give all you can, and give a little more. Today is the time to rise above seeming pains in your thinking.  No more lingering.  Give all of it over to love and watch your troubles melt into the nothingness from whence they came.  
 
Enjoy each other. Today and everyday.

lots of love,

 

Melanie

 

Day Eighty Nine 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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What story are you telling yourself right now? If it is something less than a grand magnificent story about how amazing you are and that your needs are important. It is time to change it.

You are not your circumstances. You are full potentiality. You are full possibility. You are who you are. Be that. Today and every day. Share that with yourself and others.

As Oprah said “your life on earth expands exponentially when you can find a way to give what you have to somebody else.”

Give the gift of love to someone today.

lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Eighty Seven of  #LoveLand101

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

Love transcends every faith and spiritual background and to my mind even those atheist’s out there can agree on the language of the heart. We get it like we get that the Grinch’s heart grows at the simplest kindness of a small child, the way Scrooge comes to understand a life of giving is a life worth living, and the way that openness creates limitless opportunity and closing the heart creates separation. We may not have any idea how Love works as love education has been woefully lacking and there is no instruction manual of Love. But we live in loves power’s everyday.

It is time to give Love some air, some time in the sun.  Pour it over everything you see, share it with everyone you meet and amplify its gift through your heart.

Enjoy today in Love.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Eighty Seven of  #LoveLand101

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

 

“Love taken seriously is a radical outlook, a major departure from the psychological orientation that rules the world. It is threatening not because it is a small idea, but because it is so huge.”
— Excerpted from Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

 

There are a lot of things we want to happen in our life.  Ideas and opportunities are always rushing towards us.

A loving daily practice greases the wheels to a life filled with joy.  Understanding how to deeply receive what someone is offering brings you into the heart of every matter.

I have loved a lot of people in my life and so many people have loved me. Until I started practicing love as an unconditional expression of energetic joy teaching myself  how to love myself without reserve, without condition to experience the fullness and deepness of giving love in truth as a meeting place and a space of deepening was not possible without prejudgment and defensiveness, I was not living.

I have lost people I loved. I have given my heart and had it broken. Many times. Each occurrence providing a new level of faith in that eternal every flowing inner space of true love at the source of all things in complete expression of giving and loving and playing.

It always starts quietly with no noise or fan fair. The echoes of the truth. Make no mistake about it. It gets louder and louder if not listened to.

Simple questions…

Will I be someone today who is a joy to be with, to be around, will I be open and loving and filled with light… light enough to hold space for whatever darkness I might encounter?

Will I brighten the worlds I enter and the lives that cross my path and leave behind a heart space that is better for my having been there?

I have seen the beauty of a world in love. I have seen the world free of its shame and all its glory and gotten stronger with each experience and each encounter.  “Vision merely awaits our ability to see in every life in every breath with love.”
Wishing you so much love, today and everyday.

smiles

Melanie

 

Day Eighty Six of  #LoveLand101

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