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Twenty Five – Now is the Time

posted by Melanie Lutz

The deepest form of Community is to join with a brother in a purpose higher than your own. Let today be a reminder there is much to be done and bust out the Love, open your heart and turn up the volume to an eleven.

Martin Luther King’s words from his historic “I Have A Dream” speech reveal more than a dream, his opening remarks offer up a deep truth and a reminder that the moment is now, not tomorrow, not next week, it is always and only now, as we move into this era of global transformation.

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” 

The issue of equal rights is part of a larger statement about human rights. About the practice of humanity. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream exploded and became reality.  As Michael Beckwith says MLK didn’t go to Washington D.C. and say ‘I have a complaint.’  He went to Washington DC and said “I have a dream.”

See today where you are forgetting your dream and pick it back up and share it with a brother.  Join together.  As ACIM says an idea grows stronger when shared and there is nothing stronger than an agreement between two people.

It is time to join together.  It is time to practice the principles of Non Violence in the pursuit of a global practice of humanity. 

On the planet today there are one billion people who live in poverty. Who struggle to feed themselves and their families.

THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

When a brother is in trouble, we are all in trouble.

Hiding in the bosom of the cult of culture is not going to do it. No more living in the delusion of separation and being different. No more blinders. It is time for the truth. Recognizing our commonalities. Recognizing our note in the song of the universe enabling the harmony of our practice of humanity, that connection we yearn for to truly resonate. Until all of us on this planet are peaceful, none of us can experience true happiness.

Starting here. Starting now. Make a choice to practice humanity.  Make your “fierce urgency of now” flourish in brilliance and connection and Love.

 

smiles,

Melanie

 

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Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin singing Ooh Child by the Five Stairsteps

Things ARE going to get easier!

Day Twenty Five of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Twenty Four – Create a Positivity Team

posted by Melanie Lutz

Everyone no matter the profession needs a positivity team.  Put yours together today.

We all need people to remind us-
To love everyone
That you are beautiful
That You can do it

AND

You are fabulous!

AWAKEN YOUR Positivity Team today.

Put a support structure to cheer lead you through the days of your life .

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 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

 

Day Twenty Three – Soul Force

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

 

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.”

Day Twenty Three of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Twenty Two – Shine Bright Like A Diamond

posted by Melanie Lutz

Take a page from the littlest angels…

Get a little Rihanna rolling in your life as you move into this next phase – “We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky.  Shine bright. Shine bright.  Like a diamond.”  — smiles….

When the road gets too long

Take my hand and together we can do it.

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

 

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Day Twenty Two  of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Tweny One – Don’t Hide

posted by Melanie Lutz

We’ve been a society running from our demons, not wanting to face them, because we’ve got no experience with the how. In the past we’ve been able to explore, conquer, quest, discover new worlds, new lands. With the earth being covered and our population stretching resources. 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
 

We don’t get a lot of things as kids and with limited instruction it is interesting the stories we create and tell ourselves.

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 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Twenty – God is Trying to Tell You Something

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.

Grow up. 

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.

 

Day Twenty of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Nineteen – Embrace the Flood

posted by Melanie Lutz

Embracing the gifts as they come flooding in and through is your job in a practice of LOVE.  Whatever happens, whatever comes your way, you are relaxing into an understanding that everything has its charm. It’s appeal.

Everything moves to a rhythm. A rhythm of life. A rhythm of acceptance. A dark inscrutable workmanship that is always at play as Wordsworth wrote those discordant elements beating as one concerto/society.

Letting go of the need to hold a future event or occurance, frees the moment of now and gives everything up ro presence to God’s will flowing and flowering and nourishing your spirit.

Sometimes the floods of  love comes through to wash up the oppressed energies and emotions and clear the way for a new day.  Accept what is presenting and connect to your inner wisdom and the center of your being where love resides.

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 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 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 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Eighteen – Have a Dream

posted by Melanie Lutz

No Limits.

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

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.

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

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. WE SHALL OVERCOME!

Day Seventeen of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Seventeen – Day of Lightening

posted by Melanie Lutz

Lightening strikes.  It is what it does.  Out of nowhere electrifying our being with a knowledge we have been darkened to. It lights that space we keep hidden from our daily thinking lighting however briefly what we need to feel and understand and see. Enlightenment isn’t a change but it is the recognition of the fiery passion that waits for the strike in that sacred encounter with the truth of who we are.

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 electricy of the moment and allow that strike to unfold more and more of your experience with loving yourself.

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

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Day Seventeen of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

Day Sixteen – Appreciate One Another

posted by Melanie Lutz

Today release the attachment to grandiosity.  Remember the story of the Colors.

Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel:  all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite.

GREEN said:  “Clearly I am the most important.  I am the sign of life and of hope.  I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves – without me, all animals would die.  Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”

BLUE interrupted:  “You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea.  It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the couds from the deep sea.  The sky gives space and peace and serenity.  Without my peace, you would all be nothing.”

YELLOW chuckled:  “You are all so serious.  I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world.  The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow.  Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile.  Without me there would be no fun.”

ORANGE started next to blow her trumpet:  “I am the color of health and strength.  I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life.  I carry the most important vitamins.  Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and pawpaws.  I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”

RED could stand it no longer.  He shouted out:  “I am the ruler of all of you – I am blood – life’s blood!  I am the color of danger and of  bravery.  I am willing to fight for a cause.  I bring fire into the blood.  Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon.  I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy.”

PURPLE rose up to his full height.  He was very tall and spoke with great pomp:  “I am the color of royalty and power.  Kings, chiefs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom.  People do not question me they listen and obey.”

Finally, INDIGO spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination:  “Think of me.  I am the color of silence.  You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial.  I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water.  You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority.  Their quarreling became louder and louder.  Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening – thunder rolled and boomed.  Rain started to pour down relentlessly.  The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor, rain began to speak:  “You foolish colors, fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest.  Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different?  Join hands with one another and come to me.”

Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.  The rain continued:  “From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace.  The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow.”

And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another.

smiles,

Melanie

 

Day Sixteen of 100 days of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

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

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