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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.

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

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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Day Fifteen – I am Loved

posted by Melanie Lutz

Give birth to the expression of your authentic self today.  Use the void between each breath to expand the truth of your unique journey, divinely guided in the most perfect fashion, surrounded by support for all the tears and laughter, expanding friendships, and connections that will feed your soul.  Ignite your ancestral heritage, that vibration of eternal existence, with full nourishment providing all the new creation energy necessary for your growth.

On this day, from the heart of Los Angeles, the City of Angels, I offer a tiny prayer from my collection of inspired affirmations of thought I am a Magnificent Woman that was gifted to me through my own tears. It was the answer to the question that I had walked and lived after leaving my marriage not knowing which end was up.  It was the answer to ‘Who Are You?’ And a most beautiful universal gift, because once I remembered who I was, I could remember who everyone is.

Break your prayer open on the wind. Use the energy of our intention and the magic of this moment to combine, uplift, and empower your next steps.

Throughout my process of events, and speeches and talks in asking what someone’s I am was… The most interesting one came in the form of a woman who quietly approached me after my final prayer, what she said took my breath away.  Her “I am” after the most beautiful pregnant pause was … “Listening.”  

“I am listening.”

The “I AM” statement is the most powerful truth in the Bible “Be still and know that I am.”This is one of the largest tools in the human arsenal.  To listen to the still quiet voice that has the answers for our highest good.

Every time an “I AM” is spoken an Angels heart is filled with joy and our societal connection ignites, binding the speaker together with a spirit in flight…

Practice your “I AM” and feel the miracle of calm rise within your being.
I am present

 

I am grateful

 

I am blessed

 

I am supported

 

I am content

 

I am ever evolving

 

Each “I AM” I hear builds on the last and is filled with presence and intention.

With everthing going on in the world, today is the day to check in with yourself and listen to the truth of today’s “I AM” and when you hear it.  Own it.  Use your “I AM” to  remember the truth… Use it to let your emotions flow, to just be in your space, allowing defenses fall away, and the surfacing emotions to release in the loving exchange.

Today.  Mine is…

“I AM LOVED!”

It is an I AM to remember. A love that is ever connected, ever free and whole hearted.

Enjoy!

smiles,
Melanie

 

Day Fifteen 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 Fourteen – The Power of Belief

posted by Melanie Lutz

I saw a sign for mind freak Criss Angel’s Believe show in Las Vegas.  Right in front of me – BELIEVE highlights the word play and hidden meaning amplifying the truth that sits in front of us waiting, the LIE is hidden in BELIEVE, and in thinking about it for just a second, there is no higher truth.  If you set your eyes on what you believe, you are setting yourself up for the fiction.

Faith is an aspect of consciousness and you can have faith in the power of the universe or you can have faith in your own beliefs, and, you don’t need to be Criss Angel coming up with a show title in Las Vegas to get it.  The lie lives in our beliefs.  The illusions of the eyes creating the havoc of our joys or our misery. Get off the wheel of your beliefs.

Start a practice of learning to see with your heart’s vision.  Seeing well beyond the lie in your beliefs.  Give this day to what love wants to show you.  Give this day to the soft focus of what your heart and soul has been trying to tell you.  Give this day to the flight of that magnificent expression of all that is you.

Today and everyday may you experience more clarity, more joy and more love.

smiles,

Melanie

 

Day Fourteen 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 Thirteen – Have Faith

posted by Melanie Lutz

Do you spend time making things more complicated than they need to be because you have placed your faith in unloving thinking?

Faith is an aspect of consciousness.  What you choose to hold dear will bear fruit.  Take today to practice placing your faith in the miraculous.  In the unending, all powerful, cycle of nature to produce the most glorious bounty.  Lose your attachment to the way things are unfolding and engage the muscle of truth of that which is in us but not of us, that does for us that which we can not.

Life is a dual expression.  There is light and there is dark.  There are two sides to each idea and two sides to every story.  When we let ourselves embrace the mystery, that beyond and within this is the full expression of God’s work.  Faith is enacted.

This past year has been a challenging period in my life.  Change was not an abstract, it was a daily roller coaster of which every hour required a miracle and every day I woke up without any knowledge of what the day would bring.  Everything I tried to figure out didn’t work and on every level I was only left with a practice of faith that what looked like complete and utter failure and confusion was not the truth.  I had to hold to my faith that the center of the wheel of fortune never changes while the wheel goes round and round as I continued to take each step forward.

Faith is the belief in that which we can not see.  It is the truth that in stepping into your life fully entrusted to God, doors will open where we thought there were walls, people we don’t know and have never met will show up with their heart open igniting the flame of our efforts into the grandness of that unified field.  There isn’t much else to say about all the fabulousness that takes place in this practice of faith. There isn’t  anything to do in this space of transformation where you are waiting for that instant of complete amalgamation in the alchemical process where everything gives over to that new elemental creation.  Enjoy today in the faithfulness of each moment, remembering you are held and you are whole and you are most certainly loved.

And then let us arise and go in faith along the way to Him.
Now we are sure we do not walk alone.
For God is here, and with Him all our brothers.
Now we know that we will never lose the way again.  – ACIM
 

Faith will see you through.  Have faith that the energy that showcases an awesome power day in and day out in a million ways and a million miracles has your back.  Give it over.

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 your faith to sing.

 

Lots of Love,

 

Melanie

 

Day Thirteen 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 Twelve – Let it Be

posted by Melanie Lutz

Celebrate this moment as the beginning of a grand exploration into the meaning and power of Love. You have all the support you need to be all of you. Know you will be guided to the person, place or thing that will serve the needs of your soul.  For now, let it be.

Relax into the truest nature of your being.

We need look no further than the innate truth written by four lads from England…

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

– The Beatles

The ultimate rememberance that God has it handled that love is your partner and that life unfolds in faith.

Today. Now. Always.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

May your heart open in ways never before possible

revealing the deepest truth of your fullest knowing
Giving you courage, wisdom, strength

and surrounding you with Love to let it be.

smiles,

Melanie

 

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Day Twelve 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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