Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

Deep silence is where you begin to understand who you are. no matter how lost, or scared, or troubled or fearful. you can always go home. #LoveLand101

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Awaken Your Positivity Team – Day Twenty Four of #LoveLand101

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Everyone no matter the profession needs a positivity team.

We all need people to remind us-

We are loved

We are powerful beyond measure

We are smart

We are beautiful

That No Matter What everything is going to be okay.

AND

We are fabulous!

AWAKEN YOUR Positivity Team today.

Put a support structure to cheerlead you through the days of your life .  Select the people in your life in whose presence you feel more alive and in love with yourself.

Whatever form of insult that takes you to your bottom (and there are many) or for that matter anything that lifts you into the stratospheres, the single most important factor in sustaining personal harmony and living your life from foundational integrity is having a support system. Where would any of us be without the people, places and teams that provide support to our efforts. That allow us to grow, that enable us to be “something different today than we were yesterday.” That accept all parts of who we truly are, embracing the bumps and bruises and the light and dark allowing us to surrender into any circumstance with a loving sense of safety and personally held integrity.

By finding your people, those individuals that get you, that you don’t have to “work” to explain yourself around. Those safe people, places and spaces that honor your intention of simply knowing you are “good enough” just as you are when remembering that truth becomes difficult. This will be your “Love You” team and will hold the space for your continual flourishing and blossoming and be there providing nourishment through those times of hibernation sowing the seeds of your most radiant centered self with you in spirit weathering storms and cherishing successes become second nature in a process of energizing your inner flame.

There are no secrets to the cycles of life merely unrecognized opportunities to remember the truth. By understanding everything is a lesson being served up for growth in your personal practice of interdependence, by being proactive in building a “Love You” team to support your efforts you will be able to liberate yourself from any self sabotaging moments that stop, stall, divert and tempt you to move into fearful thinking; to help support the true vision of love everlasting, ever giving and all knowing. To be all of you.

smiles and thanks to Marianne Williamson for sharing such a beautiful message!

Melanie

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Day Twenty Four  of #LoveLand101

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

 

Soul Force in Action – Day Twenty Three of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

The soul knows where it belongs. Not some of the time. All of the time. When you strip everything away and get bare this fact sings.

It doesn’t matter what path you choose, what form the exploration, just that you remove any blocks and keep yourself open. Your life to date, the pain and wounds, joy, laughter and love, all the love… you can use as a road map of how to find your way back to the space that knows. That lives in eternal joy and peace. That flourishes in a warm embrace.

Like Dorothy at the end of The Wizard of Oz when she says “Why didn’t you tell me all I needed to do was click my heals three times to go home?” to which the Good Witch responds “You never would have believed me.” I remember thinking as a kid, “Mother F-er … Would have been good to know.”

How much easier would life be if we skipped the drama and those harried flying rabid attack monkeys?

You can choose to see things differently and take any light bulb moment of truth to change the story you’ve created. To get help. To share yourself. To move from fear to love, from insecure to joyful. You can choose in this moment to open yourself up to the possibility of being happier today than you were yesterday, to be the change necessary so you are delivered from whatever your current circumstance into peace and Love. Simply by choosing to be awake.

Believe it.

Today. Right now. I’m giving you a free pass. A pass to forgive yourself and anyone you have been carrying a ‘hate on’ or ‘worry fest’ for. As you read this allow forgiveness to be understood and accepted and make the “journey (without distance) from your head to your heart.” Notice it says without distance, not without resistance. I get that it might be upseting to remember the universe has it covered. I get that people will trigger you. Don’t let it take you around and around the yellow brick road. No matter what comes your way, you always have access to your center, just as Dorothy did, you can click your heals three times and go directly home.

Release the past. The future has no business today and be willing to have the truth, your truth Lovingly blossom.

You owe it to the earth. You owe it to yourself.

Here’s to a magnificent new week!

smiles,

Melanie

Day Twenty Three of #LoveLand101

The essence of Satyagraha (a name Gandhi invented meaning “adherence to truth”[137]) is that it seeks to eliminate antagonisms without harming the antagonists themselves and seeks to transform or “purify” it to a higher level. A euphemism sometimes used for Satyagraha is that it is a “silent force” or a “soul force” (a term also used by Martin Luther King Jr. during his famous “I Have a Dream” speech). It arms the individual with moral power rather than physical power. Satyagraha is also termed a “universal force,” as it essentially “makes no distinction between kinsmen and strangers, young and old, man and woman, friend and foe.”

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

BE BRAVE – Day Twenty Two of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Be Brave TwoTake a page from the littlest angels…

Get a little Sara Bareilles out there in the world and BE BRAVE.

Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

 

When the road gets too long, when your options seem limited, speak out.

God will be with you in each breath of exquisite light.

 

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Day Twenty Two of #LoveLand101

 

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual storyteller. For more from Melanie, visit her at www.melanielutz.com

 

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Stand and Face Your Fear – Day Twenty One of #LoveLand101

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There is no where to hide. It’s time to stand and say.

“Love don’t run, Love don’t hide, we won’t turn away or back down from a fight…
Love’s too tough, it won’t give up, not on us
Love don’t run.” — Steve Holy
 

Like Eleanor Roosevelt said “Do one thing everyday that you are afraid of.” 

In James Cameron’s first Terminator film, the terror and horror of The Terminator wanting Sarah Conner dead because she carries the seed that will save the world is a universal archetype for that which is in us that our ego is continually terminating.

It’s all there… run from your fear because you don’t understand what’s chasing you and why, and when you do get it you realize it is not going to stop. You need to take a stand against the demon, hoping for a victory, so you can live to save the world. Sarah Conner survives and she is different from having faced her assassin. In the sequel, The Terminator II in which the evil and bad Terminator from the first movie becomes the savior of the heroine and hero in the second. You begin to see the archetypal pattern as Arnold Schwarzenegger playing The Terminator appears before a terrified and tortured and mentally unstable Sarah Conner fleeing for her life… Reaching out his hand. “Come with me if you want to live.” You have a choice. Crucifier or Savior. It’s all a matter of your perception, shifting the illusion of time and space. In one movie, he’s the killer. In the other movie his is there to save her. Our terminator can be our savior or our crucifier depending on our perspective. Whatever you want to say about James Cameron he has his brand of rock star metaphorical archetypal story telling. We all relate because on some level we all get within us lies the ability to save the world by facing our fears. Our Terminators can be a guide to peace or they can be our guide to pain. It’s so wild that we choose which story arc it will be.

Since we are not living in a movie with a science fiction script containing and demonstrating the hero’s journey in 100 plus action packed pages… We are on our own to figure it out. No one teaches us how to face our fears. When you have no instruction and there is no operating manual it seems perfectly reasonable to hide from The Terminators of our lives and to keep up the cycle of forever running away from our self, becoming fused to our fear, allowing it to build an empire of untruths.

Hundreds of years ago there were fairy tales to help children process through their childhood terrors and remember the truth about themselves. Today with everyone’s personal hells being medicated, avoided, deadened and our collective unconscious wounds raging largely unprocessed we are at a turning point.

Don’t hide from your fear. Stand and see the truth. Face what you need to face and watch the resilience of your spirit rise to meet the needs of your soul’s expression.

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Day Twenty One of #LoveLand101

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

Courage is Fear Walking – Day Twenty of #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Honor yourself by demonstrating love in action.  Be gracious. Be Kind. Be compassion.

Be a bright and brilliant light so others will know the glow of truth.

Feel the fear and do what needs to be done.

Allow everything to open up in the place of connection where walls and separation crumbles and falls away surrendering to the giving and receiving of  love in its purest form.  “Free of the constraints of the lie you have been telling yourself forever” and remember the infinity loop of heaven on earth in the fullness of interdependent connection to someone else within the truest space of the sacred relationship with the divine in covenant in the most miraculous part of the universe.

In understanding your humanness you understand spirit in this reality of Love.

Sit in the presence of “god” or the divine free of the conditioned self.  Enoy this interaction.  Not the God of a youth spent in separation but the God or divine experience of openness to the present moment.

Honor the interaction as you honor the teachers who demonstrate the beauty of the butterfly and showcase the possibility of flight.  Recognize the  terror and the comfort in equal parts as engagements in the whole.  An interdependence within the truest space of the sacred relationship cultivated in each moment of staying open to the intention to get beyond the battlefield of thinking 1000 percent in service through all the edges of disenfranchisement and separation.

Like Marcus Aurelius “the first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”

Offer a loving presence to watch the fears of society unfold and dissipate under the weight of the truth in this light. Expand your vision and bring clarity into the forefront of your days.  Stop the projecting of stories so tired and old that no one, including yourself, want to hear them ever again.

Love every possible space in the conscious and unconscious world.

Give the gift of knowing the deeper truth and accept the bare authenticity of each interaction.

Keep learning.  Keep loving and continue to stay open.

The journey of every lifetime requires an other to reveal the truth to enter the heaven of this moment.  Allow an other to know the real you. Do so now.

lots of Love,

Melanie

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker starts and ends with a letter to God. In the beginning it is a God outside of the main character. In the end it is a God inside and in everything) Speilberg worked his magic with the movie and it continues to be an inspiration for adapting a book into a film.

 

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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.

Heart Admission… Then Sings My Soul

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Our task is to instill hope in possibility by letting idols go, opening our hands and minds.

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Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill knock this performance of How Great Thou Art out of the park.

Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Aah
When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down, from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

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A revolution takes place in the heart. It begins by saying enough. Enough of the behavior that keeps me stuck on the shore. There are so many ways that we hold ourselves back from the truest expression of love and joy flowing into and through our lives. Ask yourself to what end and release your soul to flourish and thrive. It is the most you can do for those you love and the planet as a whole.

Remember how great thou art and allow your heart to lead the way!

 

Bring it ON – Day Nineteen of #LoveLand101

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Let’s Remember Together. To any problem perceived or otherwise Love remains the answer and peace is our responsibility.

Any student of history will tell you that American 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 oppression 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 individual’s 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.

While 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. In making a choice between the two in a stance of honesty and Love I invite you to consider how your actions to yourself and others will affect your own personal sense of peace.

In all the drafts of his speech Abraham Lincoln included a confrontational pointedly aggressive statement addressed at the South that he removed when he delivered the speech. The final line of the Inaugural was to have read….

“Shall it be peace or sword?

Either way the result remains the same – the truth will shine through. The choice is yours.

God Bless America!  Have an amazing day!

lots o Love,

Melanie

Day Nineteen of #LoveLnd101

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

Have a Dream. Take Action. Live the Truth. | Day Eighteen of #LoveLand101

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No Limits. Each step forward is a loving agreement with the universe to enliven your purpose.Lincoln_Memorial_I_Have_a_Dream_Marker_2413#LoveLand101

“Imagine what America would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. never had a dream.”

“It is the inner commitment to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams that triggers the support of the universe. While we are ambivalent, the universe will seem to us also to be ambivalent and erratic. If we look back at the times when the world seemed to be a capricious and untrustworthy place, we see that we were ourselves ambivalent and conficted in our goals and behaviors. Once we  trigger an internal YES by affirming our truest goals and desires, the universe mirrors that YES and expands it. By trusting, we learn to trust.” ~Julia Cameron via The Artist’s Way

King 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.

Open your heart and lean into its power, get comfortable with how it feels… because there is much to celebrate and much work ahead.  There is no doubt as we move through what is necessary.  Have a dream.  Live in its light.  Take action to deal with any obstacles and remember whatever comes up.  WE SHALL OVERCOME!

Day Seventeen of #LoveLand101

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

Out of The Blue Lightning Strikes Day Seventeen of #LoveLand101

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Lightening strikes.  It is what it does.  Out of nowhere lightening electrifies our being with knowledge we had been darkened to.  Revealing something to us we need to incorporate and integrate into the days of our lives.  Opening up that space we keep hidden from our daily thinking, these flashes of lighting, however brief, illuminate what we need to feel and understand and see for the next steps in our journey.

Remember the booming crack of brain lightening is yours in every moment you are willing to bare witness to the truth with love.

Marianne Williamson’s “God is the Electricity that flows between two people”  is the essence of that sacred space created in a whole relationship where there is space for all of it and space for the divine eternal energy to express and expand itself fully.

Epiphanies are openings in the chaotic projection of daily life.  They are awakenings to the truth.  They are moments of lightening strikes illuminating the field in the haze of our days.

Open yourself up today to this sacred experience between you and those you encounter.  Allow the lightening of expression to flow through you and into the communion with another.  Experience all of yourself in its entirely in the electricity of the moment and allow that strike to unfold more and more of your experience with loving yourself.

Enlightenment isn’t a change but it is the recognition of the fiery passion that waits for the strike in every sacred encounter with the truth of who we are.

When you have these flashes of brilliant electric light.  Pay attention.

Enjoy this link to a tiny moment from Oprah’s website where Marianne shares her words of wisdom in a tight package.

http://static.oprah.com/podcasts/mwilliamson_mwmt.xml

lots of Love,

Melanie

Day Seventeen of #LoveLand101

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

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