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Day Six of #LoveLand101 – Forgiveness Creates Peace of Mind

posted by Melanie Lutz

Taking responsibility for your part in any drama that occurs enables a lighten-ing of the grip of blame, leading the way to owning your place in the world allowing forgiveness to flow.

In the midst of your life is a space of stillness. A space where you can hear everything that is in service to a beautiful garden of your being. Living from that space delivers a life to its purpose.  Clearing the hurts and the shame and the attachment to what someone did to you and then explaining how they wronged you for years is the surest way to remaining on the cross of your own personally inflicted crucifixion. Are you ready right now to release yourself by truly allowing God and that universal force of creation to ease the burden by giving it over?  The true joy of each day is waking up in full knowing today is a day where I will live a new day. A magnificent day. A day of absolute love for myself and the world I inhabit.

Detach from the person, object, relationship or circumstance that seems to be causing you troubles, release the thinking that seems to keep you stuck in the drama of the situation and listen for an answer. Remember, stuck is just another word for there is another way. Whether it is to break free from the falseness of anyone or anything that is too small for you, or it is to think Lovingly about the situation presenting and deeply listen to what is in your heart whatever the answer no matter how it sounds because it is your answer, uniquely individualized for your circumstance. Listen as if your life depended on it.

Don’t let other people hook you into their unloving fearful thinking tempting you out of your loving center.  If something sounds judgmental it is. If it sounds nuts. If it feels crazy making. If you feel tense. You got it. When a decision is built on fear “its seeming certainty is but a cloak for the uncertainty it would conceal. It needs irrational defense because it is irrational. And its defense seems strong, convincing, and without a doubt because of all the doubting underneath.

Do not get caught in other people’s insanity, or more importantly, your own. Wash the entire story with Love and bare witness to the truth. When a decision is made in Love doubt ceases. Love brings peace of mind and a certainty of purpose. Move toward that sacred feeling of warmth in the embrace of the truth. Move toward the light of Love.

Don’t be tempted to forget your mission to forgive everyone as you move freely into your own inner peace.  True and complete forgiveness emanates when you make a commitment to forgive and be forgiven.  As ACIM says forgiveness offers everything you need.

Forgiveness is the way you remember nothing is going to harm you.  Give it over and take your place in the land of love.  Accept forgiveness for yourself and everyone.

Enter the sacredness of your truest home, that space where love and forgiveness meets an open heart becoming a soulful force of nature.  Become today someone who is full and rich and free of the past judgements and dramas and struggles.

Take charge of your life.  Take a stand for forgiveness.

May I give up what has happened to me and leap quantum style into forgiveness laying aside blame.

lots of Love,

 

Melanie

 

Day Six of #LoveLand101 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 Five of #LoveLand101 – Shake it Off and Begin Again

posted by Melanie Lutz

Today is the day to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start again.  A lesson and a way of life.  In achieving this inner reset button where you have a mechanism of restoring your connection to your divine source that is in you but not of you, you take the largest step toward your practice of being loving and you demonstrate to those around you, your family and friends and strangers on the street how to thrive.  Just because we get older and we know more, it doesn’t mean the principles of nature stop.  Everything is a cycle.  Everything is a process form which we are moving through in complete connection to our inner Tahiti.

Take today to say this is a new day and I am loving this new way of being loving to myself, my family and those in my community.

I know how it is to start over and leap into the unknown giving up one life in service of an intuition something magnificent is possible.    Do not get discouraged by anything that might come up.   Keep going.   Making these shifts in our knowing that whatever happens we are held and okay and at the end of each and every day we are loved, goes the longest way to creating permanent peace in your life and in your heart.

Get comfortable with the mechanism of magnificence always available that doesn’t care if you fall down, only that you shake it off and get up and begin again.  Falling is something that happens to us.  Shaking it off and beginning again is a choice we make to honor our self and all that comes up in each of our lives.

Remembering it is a process of unlearning what we have learned, and this process is always going on.  The mental attitude and practice of love is something that when repeated in action creates peace in your heart.

Foster the capacity to have more compassion for yourself and what seems to be a mis-take or an embarrassment and live in the loving energy of the truth of who you are.

Take today to identify with love and enjoy yourself out there.

lots of love,

 

Melanie

 

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Day five of #LoveLand101 honoring the love and inspiration that surrounds all of our days.

It is a Mel movement of the heart, a cycle of gratitude in the light of remembrance with Beliefnet’s Flight of the Soul.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May your days be free from strife and worry

and all your steps be light and bright.

More information and please fee free to download the #LoveLand101 digital Workbook here.

Day Four of #LoveLand101 – Amazing is Here and Now

posted by Melanie Lutz

It doesn’t take 40 days wandering around the desert to arrive at a conclusion.  Save yourself the time and the discomfort by opening your heart to the love that is available in this entirely present moment.

Anything that is amazing can happen over a steak dinner.

Can happen in a moment of quiet grace.

Can happen in a flash of intention.

Can happen in a blink of an eye.

Don’t miss it.  Remember in each moment lives infinite possibility.

Live in the power of presence, showing up in the here and now, enjoying each breath as if it represented the birth of something magnificent.

This moment is complete, amazing in its entirety of wholeness.

lots of love,

 

Melanie

 

Day Four of #LoveLand101 honoring the love and inspiration that surrounds all of our days.

It is a Mel movement of the heart, a cycle of gratitude in the light of remembrance with Beliefnet’s Flight of the Soul.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May your days be free from strife and worry

and all your steps be light and bright.

More information and please fee free to download the #LoveLand101 digital Workbook here.

Day Three of #LoveLand101 – Simple things Lead to a Revolution of the Heart

posted by Melanie Lutz

Life is ever unfolding and is not made up of huge grand gestures but everyday interconnected miracles and kind moments where everything becomes possible, where the bridge to tomorrow starts with the tiniest step.

Remember Evolution is in every Revolution and a revolution is in every loving action you express.  Start a revolution by making a commitment to remember Love will break through.

As Joan Armitrading wrote …

In these times everyone needs Love
In these times do you pray to God
In these times everyone needs comfort
and would welcome a hand to hold
compassion is the fire that burns the hurt, the pain.

Passion is the food that feeds the hunger of destiny.

Saw an interesting article on the Elephant Love site on love in its purest form and the movement through Love & Sex in its Can We Be Lovers & Not have Sex. 

Let’s be thankful of all the days we can spend together.

I know I am grateful for you.

Let today’s actions lead the way to the revolution of your heart!!   

lots of love,

Melanie

 

Enjoy the delightfully deep and soulful Joan singing In These Times

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Day Three of a #LoveLand101 – for you, all of you.

It is a Mel movement of the heart, in the spirit of sharing and remembering a cycle of gratitude and light with Beliefnet’s Flight of the Soul.

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May your days be free from strife and worry

and all your steps be light and bright.

More information and please fee free to download the #LoveLand101 digital Workbook here.

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Day Two – Sing Your Song #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

“Girl, if you aint going to really sing that song. Sit down. — I have always kept that in my heart, whatever you are singing make it real.”

–Oleta Adams

Whatever you do – do it with all your heart.

Like Maya Angelou says “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

Enjoy Oleta…

 

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What does it mean to go your own way and to find your own sound and to sing your song completely.  What does it take to experience your inner hum of gently loving expression?

Thanks for taking these steps with us to find out.

From Lewis’s book, The Four Loves, reads:

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

– The official C.S. Lewis website.

 

lots of love,

 

Melanie

 

Day Two of 101 Days of Love.  #loveland101  www.loveland101.com

Download free digital pdf here.

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

 

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May your days be free from strife and worry

and all your steps be light and bright.

 

Day 1 of 101 #LoveLand101 – Only Love is Real

posted by Melanie Lutz

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Day One, only love is real, is the beginning and ending of every encounter.  Let this be in your heart song through all 101 days of your practice that begins today.

If you only read and take in this one day and put it into practice in every encounter, your life will expand Lovingly 1000 fold.  Beginning today your tiny journey into the heart of Love begins, with the intention to speak clearly and with intention.  With the idea to open up to your heart in ways up to now you only dreamed of.   To begin each day with loving thoughts and to end each night in the same space of your heart.

Over the next 100 days you will find loving thoughts and inspiration on this flight of the Soul blog  on Beliefnet.com.  All with so much love and grace and joy and glee for you.

For me, it is a commitment I make to share what I have learned in listening to a Voice that asked me to think differently.

When I ignored it, the Voice got more insistent and more specific until it settled on the assignment…

For the next 100 days
I am going to consider the possibility there is another way
I won’t talk about war, I will feel peace.
I won’t talk about what isn’t working. I will experience what is.
I won’t complain about what people don’t do. I will appreciate what they do.
Cura Et Labore “with care and work”
I am going to allow myself to be uplifted.
And. Be willing to see change. In a new light.
In what’s remembered. 

Take the time to move past the ego to execute the task that is being asked of you.  To be more Loving.  In pushing past resistance you move past, if I felt like it, or is this something I enjoy doing, or if I had time in my busy schedule.

I offer all of this as a beginning into a new day for you.

It is hard for me to know what will resonate for you and I don’t have to.  I do know you have all the answers to your questions and wonderings and worrying.  The journey of Love continues.  Enjoy following along with me in a practice of getting very real about what love is and how it works in your life.

I can’t say that every day will be super profound or that I will find the perfect loving thought for each day, what I can say is.  In the effort is the reward and in the reward there will be a new space of being.

The rite of passage these 100 days represents is important as understanding how to add 2 plus 2 to get 4 to move to 4 x 12 equals 48, to algebra and beyond.

Whether you base your world view on mathematics, science, religion, god, vibrations, energies, etc. everything in the universe is a harmony at play and in tune with cycles endlessly flowing.

“Show up for Love.

Nothing more is required.”

Love is all around. Love is in the room. Love is in my heart. Love is within.

And.

It is okay for Love to seep into our body and mind and spirits. It is okay to let it transform our fear.  It is all okay to surround your intentions with love and release anything that is unwanted, not of the light and hanging around as a downer dragging my spirit into the ethers.

This is the moment when the winds of the angels delivers the message into the warmth of the soul revealing wisdom.

For me, this statement celebrates my graduation into loving myself.

All I can do I have done.  Where I have held myself back thinking there is something wrong with me in these 100 days I now release. Whatever patterns I have showcased in the past. I release.  Whatever comes up that has blocked a natural flow in moving forward with beautiful expressions and collaborations I release.  I release everything mentioned and unmentioned into the vientos de los angeles.

Any energies that have been directed in explaining what is a problem.  I now direct those energies to move into and nourish the expansion of creativity and love and co-creating all that is beautiful for a loving and fantastically peace-filled future.  My minions and my men at work set in action with Love.

Moving on there will be another week, another tomorrow and another breath. There will be another moment and there will be love.  Thank God I know only love is real and demonstrate that truth with all the days of my life.

These 100 days ahead will be a reminder all is loving, that endings are beginnings and fears and tears are our friends and these voices in my head can be helpful and are not here to hurt me.

Thanks for your patience and practice and love.

Enjoy and welcome to #LoveLand101!

smiles,

Melanie

 

Day One of 101 Days of Love.  #loveland101  www.loveland101.com

Download free digital pdf here.

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

The Starfish Thrower – AMP Experience Make History Event

posted by Melanie Lutz

At a recent gathering a dear friend shared this Starfish Thrower story as an answer to her own question and emotions around how, after this past years massive efforts where she gave everything she had, was tested beyond belief, risked everything, jumping off cliff after cliff without ceasing, only to realize more, then more, was required to move through her entrepreneurial world changing efforts and she had nothing left to give. When she finished her sharing, realization washed through the group, her frustration and insight finding balance, shifting the energies of action, lighting the way ahead.

Inspired by The Star Thrower from natural science writer Loren Eiseley…

After quite a brutal ocean side storm a man stepped out for his morning walk along the shore.  As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the tides.  As he got closer, he noticed that it was a young girl and the young girl wasn’t dancing, but instead she was reaching down to the shore, picking up what he now realized were starfish and very gently throwing them one at a time back into the ocean.

He called out, “Good morning!  What are you doing?” The young girl paused, looked up and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

“I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

“The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don’t throw them in they’ll die.”

“But don’t you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The young girl listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves.

“It made all the difference for that one!”

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said.  Now inspired, he joined the young girl in throwing starfish back into the sea. 

Soon others joined, and the starfish found their way home.

Each of us is here to sing our song, to share who we are and to do what we came here to do, to act in kindness and take the steps we are called to make.  Every action taken within the space of your heart means the world to the individual whose life is changed in its wake.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – AMP Make History Inspiration – Margaret Mead

It not only takes a village it takes each of us to stand in the truth of what our heart is telling us to do.  Inspiration comes in many forms, it is always our willingness to see with our hearts that enables the miraculous shift in perception to unfold bringing with it compassion acts of love.AMP Experience 9-29 The Last Bookstore - Sunday Tea Melanie Lutz2

AMP Experience will be at The Last Bookstore 9/29 at Noon for the Make History Event continuing our tradition of building communities with love.  Please join us for this event if you are in Los Angeles or keep in touch regarding one of our future events.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would love to get involved.  Register here.

Thanks to Vintage Villager for providing uniquely inspirational fall treasures to celebrate our AMP Community.

“On a point of land, I found the star thrower…I spoke once briefly. “I understand,” I said. “Call me another thrower.” Only then I allowed myself to think, He is not alone any longer. After us, there will be others…We were part of the rainbow…Perhaps far outward on the rim of space a genuine star was similarly seized and flung…For a moment, we cast on an infinite beach together beside an unknown hurler of suns… We had lost our way, I thought, but we had kept, some of us, the memory of the perfect circle of compassion from life to death and back to life again – the completion of the rainbow of existence”  — From The Star Thrower Loren Eiseley completed shortly before his death published in 1969 in The Unexpected Universe1013803_414406368661116_1894171224_n

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

Love Always Remains the Answer… #LoveLand101

posted by Melanie Lutz

Love-Land-101-Melanie-Lutz-Beliefnet-Flight-of-the-SoulWhat would the world be like
if Love always remained the answer,
if 80% of the thoughts flying in the air were loving?

Imagine the possibilities of peace,
productivity and prosperity on the planet.

It is time to find out.

JOIN US…

Starting October 10, 2013 – 101 Days of Loving Thought on Beliefnet.com’s Flight of the Soul.

Beginning with remembering…

For the next 100 days…

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

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

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

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

Cura Et Labore “with care and work”

I am going to allow myself to be uplifted.

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

In what’s remembered.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

Download Melanie Lutz presents LOVE LAND 101 Days digital  workbook here….to get prepared…

TIME TO OWN IT!

 

www.loveland101.com

 

For Your Consideration – Choose the Story You Want to Live

posted by Melanie Lutz

Will I be more loving today than I was yesterday.  Will I be willing to see the good and not focus on the bad.  Will I stop myself from complaining and celebrate what is beautiful in the eyes of my loved ones.

In each choice you make, in each story you choose to believe in and discuss.  You are either host to love or hostage to the ego.  You choose which story you want to live in.  It is as simple as that.

LAST NIGHT…

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…AS I WAS SLEEPING

I dreamt—marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

- – Excerpted from Anthony Merchado’s Last Night While I Was Sleeping translation by Robert Bly

Let all the bees, elves, angels, helpers, whatever, do their job of making “sweet honey from your old failures” by being willing to be your best self unattached to the labels of yesterday.

The pledge is simple.

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

I won’t talk about war, I will feel peace.
I won’t talk about what isn’t working.  I will experience what is.
I won’t complain about what people don’t do.  I will appreciate what they do.
Cura Et Labore “with care and work”
I am going to allow myself to be uplifted.
And.

Be willing to see change.  In a new light.

In what’s remembered.

Starting October 10, 2013 – 101 Days of Loving Thought on Beliefnet.com’s Flight of the Soul.

lots of love,

Melanie

 

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Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that a spring was breaking
out in my heart.
I said: Along which secret aqueduct,
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that I had a beehive
here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.

Last night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that a fiery sun was giving
light inside my heart.
It was fiery because I felt
warmth as from a hearth,
and sun because it gave light
and brought tears to my eyes.

Last night, as I slept,
I dreamt — marvelous error!—
that it was God I had
here inside my heart.

LA is the City of Angels… Meet Matthew Barnett

posted by Melanie Lutz

Being of service to those in need is the tenant of a life well lived.  We are here to lend a helping hand to our brothers.  The Urban Dictionaries definition of an Earth Angel, is someone who often unexpectedly becomes a source of inspiration and support at a time when you need it most.

In the heart of the Echo Park neighborhood in Los Angeles is the Angelus Temple  overseen by Matthew Barnett.  The Angelus Temple brings light to the work that needs to be done in all of our communities.

Check out their targeted ministry through a program they call The Dream Center here  and enjoy Pastor Matthew Barnett on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda link to the video here. 

Get inspired to do something in your community adopting his 24 hours of service idea.  Take 24 hours and become an honest to goodness Earth Angel.  Reap a harvest of love in action moving forward and perform tiny acts of love with great intention.  Experience the blossoming of the completeness of sharing your gifts in the life of another who needs those gifts.  Let this magnificent light of service be a blessing.

Enjoy!

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