Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

Surprise in Every Encounter

posted by Melanie Lutz

The Soul is here to be a vehicle of expression. When the soul is open and present it offers gifts beyond the veil. Being present in these soul-full moments with another allows the unlimited possibility of the universe to work its miracles.

We never know anything about another person, and in many cases our judgements create limiting equations of who and what a person is and can be to us in our lives. Let it all go. Be willing to allow the world to unfold beautifully.

Be curious and in wonder. Witness the universe in all its splendor working on your behalf. You never know what an encounter will bring and how it will inform your life. Be open to surprise. Be open to the gift that is being delivered in every moment.

Have a most glorious day!

Forced Retirement: There is a Different Way to Look at Everything

posted by Melanie Lutz

In a small historic church on the beautiful island of Kauai one bright Sunday morning, a retired silver haired gentleman stood up during the sharing section of the local church’s service, and told a simple story. A story of recognition and remembrance.

This stately man talked of being forced to retire from his medical practice, a busy successful doctor told to “Go. Enjoy yourself, travel, see the world, you’ve earned it.”

He did for awhile, but nothing brought him the joy he felt when he was active and productive in his life’s work. He resigned himself into what he considered would be boring musings through the sunset of his life, as winter approached he and his wife sun birded to South Carolina.

It was there in a church very much like the one we were all standing in that he found himself, on a Sunday, listening.

A woman stood up in the congregation, “I’ve been diagnosed with a life threatening disease and I need an operation. I don’t have insurance, and I don’t know what I’m going to do. I have two small children I am raising by myself. No family in this state. Nothing. What am I going to do?”

As the words of her story washed over him, he remembered his childhood, his Dad was a minister and his Mom a teacher, and he grew up scrapling alongside seven siblings. Every night they would to sit around the dinner table and his Dad would ask, “what have you done for someone today?” If he had something to say, to contribute, he would get an extra piece of chicken, dessert, something. “What have you done for someone today?” Pretty simple. As the thought spilled into his head, as the challenge stirred, as the voice of his Dad filtered in through his heart, this man said, “I noticed something. I noticed the gifts I had been given and I noticed how little it took for me to feel down and out and powerless.”

As the realization hit him he said, “I found myself standing up, words busting out of my mouth, and, I knew, in my heart… I would be getting dessert.”

This man offered his surgical services, free of cost, to that woman, and asked if anyone else in the congregation of retirees would join him. Without hesitation multiple hands went up, a retired anesthesiologist, a surgical nurse, a local hospital administrator, every one necessary to provide the health care service this woman needed.

That one action of standing up led to a movement.

It was the beginning of VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE. Free health care for people who can’t afford it from a volunteer group of retirees.

He took two problems, the inability for uninsured working folks to see a doctor when they were sick, crowding emergency rooms, and an untapped resource, bored, sometimes cranky, retired medical professionals, highly skilled retirees with time to give something back. He had a notion, a notion that he wasn’t alone. He bet there were plenty of people like himself, retired, who would want to give back, on a part time basis. At the time the un-insured in SC was one of the highest of any state in the country.

As he stood there, in that Kauai church, smiling broadly, “it seemed like a marriage to me.”

Amazing, that one inkling of inspiration led to one of the largest private health care reforms in this country. Today every person who lives or works in that community in South Carolina has access to health care. All from a dude standing up in church and saying, “YES! and, who’s with me!”

It has become a model in many cities and communities around the country.

Their motto is –
‘May we have eyes to see those who are rendered invisible and excluded, open arms and open hearts to reach out and include them, healing hands to touch their lives with love, and in the process heal ourselves.’

Indeed.

What have you done for someone today?

There’s no doubt, when you get out and about, the world is a most beautiful place filled with beautiful people doing what needs to be done. People who have something to share. People who are inspiring because they were inspired and carried it forward. These amazing people live and breathe in the fabric of the world’s cities and towns large and small.

We celebrate them…

with infinite love and gratitude.

Melanie

Phenomenal Friday – Coming in the Fall….

posted by Melanie Lutz

This September every Friday at one pm pst Flight of the Soul will be embracing all things Phenomenal and sharing Phoenix Gonzalez’s This week in Phenomenalness amplifying all the phenomenal energy here and around the planet, discussing empowering techniques and celebrating the rhythms and cycles of our lives.

Here’s a sneak peak at a soul full warm up broadcast…

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September will kick into a power month filled with opening, opening, opening to inner and outer reflections and owning the powerful truth of who we are.

I can’t wait.

Enjoy these final days of celebrating all that summer represents and we’ll look forward to sharing this beautiful effort from one our soulful sisters…

Get ready to own your phenomenalness and embrace your soul every Friday this fall!!

lots of love,

Melanie

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood with a dream to create ten eternally luminous classic films that add to the brilliance of Beliefnet.com’s the 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter

Have a Good Time Everyday!

posted by Melanie Lutz

Words to live by.  I know that Oprah has her #30 Days of Happiness, we have the gratitude journals started by Simple Abundance and I love all of it.

However.  What could be easier than remembering to have a good time everyday.

No matter what you are doing, no matter how much you would rather be doing something else, make a decision to have a good time with it.

Find a way to enjoy yourself today and everyday.

Life doesn’t get any better than understanding you can make lemons out of lemonade simply by choosing to find the joy in being present.

 

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Each of us is in the perfect position to achieve the sort of inner peace heretofore unheard of.  Creating lasting sustainable peace on earth.  It is time to make a shift and there are No Limits in what is possible.

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood working on creating ten luminous films that add to the brilliance of the Beliefnet.com’ 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter or www.melanielutz.com

The Simple Sounds of You

posted by Melanie Lutz

The soul’s siren song is always broadcasting and could care less about your plans. The soul doesn’t make any distinctions between light and dark, doesn’t care about pain or heartache, and absolutely doesn’t want to hear what you think you should be doing.

Listen to the simple sounds of you. Let your song be your guide. Take this great month of August and celebrate everyday.

Nothing complicated.  There is no act required that is beyond your capabilities. There is only and always the simple principle, the simple sound of your Truth.  Again, you may have been tuning it out, it might not be something you want to hear, but the journey lies in that Truth.  How we choose our actions amplify the radical edge of our tune lifting ourselves beyond current circumstances, carrying us into the unlimited possibilities of the tides of tomorrow.

Give yourself, your partner, your family a gift. Focus on your own song.  Get out there and sing it.

In doing this you give the gift of shifting and deepening your inner power allowing everyone you encounter to focus on theirs.

Take today and make it yours.

Fill it with Love and joy.

Andiamo!

Ignite your Light.

posted by Melanie Lutz

These first lines of a Pablo Narudo poem written near the end of his career looking back at his beginnings brings the feeling to life in the poetic language…

“Something ignited in my soul, fever or unremembered wings, and I went my own way deciphering that burning fire.”

The heart and soul only cares that you do it your way.

“Something ignited in my soul”

Give this all the oxygen it needs.

“I went my own way deciphering that burning fire.”

Listen to what is being called for.

Take the next step even though it is scary.

Open up to heaven.  Listen to what you know you need to do and please do it. We are all at the point where we need to embrace all at we know and stand in that truth of who we are and what ignites our soul.

Let your light shine.

With Infinite Love and Gratitude.

Melanie

SHOWCASE: Great Love Transcends Everything – Hepburn and Tracy

posted by Melanie Lutz

You need look no further than the enduring love of two of our film communities greatest lights Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  They didn’t need to define their position under the laws of the land, they embraced what they were offered and loved with all their beings.

Like Churchill said “how far back you look is how far forward you can grow.”  Any expression of Love is miraculous.  You can feel it.

From her autobiographical look at her life All About Me after recalling the death of Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn shares “When people write and ask me about Love. I think to myself. Well, I’ve been lucky. I’ve really know a lot about Love. Thank you Spencer.”

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This feeling of life being lived, heart wide open and stretched to the limits of experience is the way of great love. We feel lucky to have been met in this way and grateful for what we gained from the interaction.

Thanks to all of our loves in all of our lives!

with infinite love and gratitude,

Melanie

Spencer Tracy’s final performance opposite Katharine Hepburn reading William Rose’s beautiful words in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner which won Academy Awards for best original screenplay and best actress cut to the heart of anyone who has ever questioned love’s power to transcend fear.

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood with a dream to create ten eternally luminous classic films that add to the brilliance of Beliefnet.com’s the 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter 

Awaken – Your Life As a Priviledge

posted by Melanie Lutz

As Joseph Campbell said “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Add to that “the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” in Love.

Remove any blocks and make your self known to yourself, to your loved ones, to your neighbors, releasing any fear and move directly into your heart space.

In “the human storyline, where bodies talk and move and suffer and die, there forms a veil of unreality in front of God’s creation. It hides “the face of Christ” — Marianne Williamson

Aint it funny. How we remember the truth.

 

A teeny tiny prayer for you…

Allow me to be used for kindness

Allow all my defenses to be lifted

Open me up and break me open

In ways beyond my understanding

Into the faith of the moment

And a vision that is righteous

In the deepest reaches of my being

In Grace and Appreciation

 

Lots of Love,

 

Melanie

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood with a dream to create ten eternally luminous classic films that add to the brilliance of Beliefnet.com’s the 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter 

Let There Be Light!

posted by Melanie Lutz

It isn’t the first line of the book of Genesis for nothing.

Shine a light in the darkness.

Let’s be remembered for our ability to change with grace to transform our present turmoils into peace on earth. Let’s get really clear, what we do matters. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said “Living a life of meaning is not a popularity contest.” We have challenges, for sure, things are breaking apart and falling away… However when Winston Churchill on the day of the French capitulation said “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the human race lasts for a 1000 years, let them say … “This was their finest hour” he offered a space above the doubt, beyond the uncertainty and bleakness of circumstance to rise into.

Join me in the days ahead in celebrating moments of magnificence, individuals of purpose, and every expression of love that you see, encouraging more of that kind of behavior. Uplifting every moment that follows. Leading us into a new era.

Dudes… It is time to say “Let there be Light!”

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood with a dream to create ten eternally luminous classic films that add to the brilliance of Beliefnet.com’s the 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter 

Give Birth to Your Expression

posted by Melanie Lutz

The labor pains have begun.  The process of living and breathing into the other space of Love where the soul takes flight is happening now whether you want it to or not.

The glow of transcendence will not have been extinguished through interpretations, perceptions, judgments or tyranny but will be born from the truth of love when your heart sings and your soul is nourished in these moments of surrender and illumination.

Everything here and now is necessary to bring forth the beautiful creature that is waiting to be born in all its radiant glory.

Do not shut down the seat of your soul exploding its way into the world.

Live your life in the honor of witnessing what wants to be born in each moment.

Experience the artistry of your Humanity in the ongoing expression of the uniqueness of your soul’s code expressing your gift.

Share the gift you have been given wholeheartedly and be willing to let the universe celebrate you!

In this is the peace of God.

Enjoy today and everyday.

With infinite Love and gratitude.

Melanie

 

Melanie Lutz is a writer and producer working in Hollywood with a new dream to create ten eternally luminous classic films that add to the brilliance of the 100 most inspiring films of all time awakening the indomitable human spirit to realize peace in our hearts and on earth. She believes greatness lies in the ability to remain open and loving in every situation. 

You can find her on Facebook or Twitter or www.melanielutz.com

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