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Day Thirty – Forever Thankful

posted by Melanie Lutz

Thanks God for everything!   As Meister Eckhart says “If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”

Thanks be for everyone, everywhere.

Thank you to all who contribute their time and attention and energies to the spirit of our collective connection.

The gifts you have so graciously given are deeply appreciated.

Thank you for all your loving thoughts and Thank you for extending that experience of grace through you with each breath you take.

In short.  Thank you.

May Love land in the deepest spaces of your truest self and may the lightest touch of peace awaken all to your call.

With infinite Love and Gratitude…

Melanie

The book told through a series of letters The Color Purple written by Alice Walker was reformed as a brilliant movie directed by Steven Spielberg and then into a blockbuster Broadway show.  The book starts with the lead character writing a letter to a God outside of herself not understanding why God is not listening to her and moves through a beautiful story of the birth of a soul, ending with a letter to a God within her, and everything she sees, marking the shift in her faith and deeper understanding of the mystery of source.

This idea is powerfully translated in the below song from Broadway Show.

“Dear God, Dear Stars, Dear Trees, Dear Sky, Dear People, Dear Everything…. Dear God.
God is inside of me and everything else, that was or ever will be.”
 
Enjoy this clip from the Oprah show….
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Thanks for the inspiration.

Day Thirty 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 Nine – Do Your Best

posted by Melanie Lutz

Surprise yourself.

When the best of us is brought forth, it gives us the chance to let go of the worst of us.

It’s time to move into deep respect and appreciation for who you are.   No holding back.   Everything started in love knows how to return to that space.

 Repeat after me…

I will do what is necessary to make any change that will free me of my past judgments and addictions. I am willing to act in my best interests, I am willing to love and forgive myself that I may be in service to those around me.

No matter what divides us… We must remain united in the highest order of freedom. With respect for our differences and find our common humanity. Let’s make practicing humanity a way of life. Not because it’s easy. But because it’s the right thing to do.

We owe it to those who come after us not to fall asleep, not to forget who we are, and to take advantage of the deeper conversation.

Today, and every day.

 Have a great one!

love,

Melanie

 

 Day Twenty Nine 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 Eight – Be You

posted by Melanie Lutz

Being precedes the doing.  So today is the day to be in touch with the present.  To love well. To be well.

My first mentor taught me ‘don’t try to be better than your competitors try to be better than yourself.  It brings to mind the quote from my dear friend’s support group for the Mother’s of Down Syndrome children, who has the most beautiful son named Gideon… “normal is a cycle on the washing machine.”

Heck YEAH!  Normality is a function of whoever is the perceiver and has no bearing on the truth.

Who’s to know anything.  Each life touches so many others in so many ways what you think is your greatest challenge can be your greatest blessing.

Who’s to say.

Let’s take today to own all of it.

Be you.  All of you.
Own what you know. 
Know where you stand. 
Share the message when you can.  

In the light of remembering to be all of you.  You might need a little reminder that you don’t do it alone.  Enjoy CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams singing Count on Me at the Grammy tribute to Whitney Huston… what a song, such a great message and a beautifully produced tribute that resonates…

Count on me through thick and thin
A friendship that will never end
When you are weak I will be strong
Helping you to carry on
Call on me, I will be there
Don’t be afraid
Please believe me when I say
Count on me

smiles,

Melanie

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Day Twenty Eight 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 Seven – Embrace Who You Are

posted by Melanie Lutz

The secret of everything is to love yourself as you are.  When this is your mission within each moment, no matter what anyone says or shares with you – you understand it for what it is – information that is being delivered for your consideration. Not to derail you, or to take on as truth, but merely as information outside of your self.

When you love yourself, you have a clear boundary around remembering the truth, ‘what other people think of you is none of your business’, your only job today and everyday is to love yourself and wash whatever comes your way with that loving energy which understands intuitively you are more than enough…. Just as you are.

L.A. REID talking about his mentoring for X Factor reflected “I wish for myself that I will mentor them for who they are, not for what I wish them to be.”

How often are we caught up in giving someone some advice on how they could be instead of embracing who they are? Instead of extending acceptance for who and what they do.

The greatest power you have to change a situation or circumstance is in direct correlation to your level of accepting it exactly as it is without trying to change anything, offering a new vision of possibility for them to rise into after the total compassion for the total person.

You can’t change what you haven’t realized so in giving the gift of acceptance, you enable to possibility of undefended vision, allowing the person to grow beyond what they were attached to.

So thank you God for making you.  Thank God for making them.

Life is an ever unfolding gift when you are willing to remember everything begins when you stop the chaos of your thinking and stay present.

It’s time to realize there is nothing to change and then watch how everything happens.

Today is the day.

lots of Love,

Melanie

 

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

#LoveLife #YouCanDoIt

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

Here’s your extra Bonus qote (just because : ) and you probably need a little Marianne.

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.” ~Marianne Williamson

Day Twenty Six – Let us PRAY

posted by Melanie Lutz

Prayer is the medium of miracles, so you have to ask through prayer for your heart to be lightened for your traumas to be removed and for your circumstances to shift.

Give it over.

Today is the day we say

“All we can do is PRAY!” 

AND

Bust it out. Let it go.  Ask for what you need with all your heart and RELEASE that peace of  prayer out into the world.

Then REJOICE.

As you move forward with each new day, remember, some of ‘God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers’  (God, I love Country Music)

Go forth with your heart open and watch the miracles unfold.

 So today and everyday…

LET US PRAYYYY!!!!!

 smiles

Melanie

ps. excuse the language on this track and feel your way to the spirit held within.  Thanks Gordon

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Day Twenty Six  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.

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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When you practice taking action now with love the future will take care of itself…

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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.

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