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Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

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…

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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?”

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“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. 

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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

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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.

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“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

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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.

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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

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

TIME TO OWN IT!

 

www.loveland101.com

 

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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.

For the next 100 days…101 DAYS LOVE LAND - Melanie Lutz

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Let Your Soul Sing!

posted by Melanie Lutz

Let your soul sing - melanie lutzEveryone is Looking in the Wrong Direction.  It is wholly an inside job.

There is nothing outside ourselves that we do not create within.  Remembering at the center of our being is love brings us exactly where we want to be at peace and held.

Let your soul sing activating its build in DNA radiating the essence of love’s fullest grace.

My soul is filled, my heart is set at ease.

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Now is your best friend in waking up the divine universal intelligence to fill your heart with joy.

Enjoy Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland and John Glosson singing How Great Thou Art from the show DUETS.

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What’s Right In the World… #DreamDay

posted by Melanie Lutz

First steps.  On this day being honored as #DreamDay it is helpful to look at what is working in the world.  Honor how far we have come and take today to celebrate all of our collective dreams!Handle with Love

It is time to remember…

“Dreams are a wish the heart makes!”

Yes, these words are found in the Disney classic Cinderella, the quintessential underappreciated unrecognized person, who remembers with the help of her Fairy Godmother that idea to never stop dreaming regardless of circumstance, and, yes it feels like a statement of deep truth… “Dreams are a wish our hearts make.”

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For a recent birthday, I gave myself the gift of James Melvin Washington’s The Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.  In opening the massive book upon its arrival it fell open to p. 555 Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community? in which James Melvin Washington describes Dr. King’s work on this particular book as the toughest project Dr. King ever pursued as he had to reconcile the despair over the gap between legislation being enacted granting basic human rights and the prejudice being perpetrated around the country negating the spirit of universal equal rights.

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I have been fortunate in my life to have achieved my childhood dreams and to have helped so many others achieve theirs.  The one quality that made the difference was never giving up.  Holding the dream as the reality and acting as if, onward through what appeared to be darkness and disappointment.  I am grateful for all the ways these dreams were fulfilled and the ways in which they have given me a strength of character and an integrity of understanding in what it takes to realize a dream personally and collectively. I know how important dreams are to making significant shifts in society.  Dreams strengthen character and build a foundation of honesty and integrity and open up the imagination of possibility to deliver magnificent experiences and occurrences beyond anything expected.

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It is important to have a dream, to set your sights on that which only your heart sees, currently invisible to the registry of the eye.  It is the magic of allowing that which is in you but not of you to give wings to your souls calling.powerful_1

“A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.
In dreams you will lose your heartaches.
Whatever you wish for, you keep.
Have faith in your dreams, and someday,
your rainbow will come smiling through.
No matter how your heart is grieving,
if you keep on believing,
the dream that you wish will come true.”

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“The word “Cinderella” has, by analogy, come to mean one whose attributes are unrecognized, or one who unexpectedly achieves recognition or success after a period of obscurity and neglect.”

There have been countless tellings of this story. I experience it more times than I would like to admit. It’s one of those archetypal myths that most of the planet resonates with… Who doesn’t want to transcend their current circumstances and without changing any of the outward circumstances experience a full recognition of the truth.  We are powerful beyond measure.

Always we ask what will become of us, instead we need to ask what do I need to do in this moment to be loving to myself and those in my life, what dream does my heart want to unfold making the biggest difference to myself, my community and the planet?  At no time in the history of humanity has it been more important to listen to the answer and remember the truth.  Our thoughts create our reality and if we are not thinking with Love we are not living the truth.

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Dreams are wishes our hearts make.  Today and everyday.  Have a dream.

Stay open and be willing, do not lose hope in your dreams and have faith in the unseen to carry you through.

We can’t change the circumstances that happen but we can stand in the truth and be loving in each interaction you have in the world.  I can look everyone in the eye and say “Hello” from my heart to theirs. I can be kind each day in each moment and I can remember each person is experiencing at least the level of anxiety uncertainty and misunderstanding that I am.  I can choose to be open to not knowing and be compassionate.

Martin Luther King Jr. 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.

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Love always remains the answer.

In remembering this we stand in the power of humanities greatest gift. The gift of Love.

Unleashed.

BELIEVE IT!

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

Where we got it wrong. We’re going to make a correction. And get it right.

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

BE INSPIRED.  BE LOVING.  BE YOU.

May all your dreams and wishes miraculously materialize as you enjoy this gorgeous day.

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Can’t wait to hear the outcomes of the dreams and wishes you make today and everyday.  May your Cinderella moments of remembering the deeper truth bring you exactly where you are meant to be.

If anyone reading this is looking for a way into the miraculous moments of life to enter the space of limitless possibility … I suggest something that has been helpful to me in grounding my practice of humanity as we move to full and equal human rights.  A Course in Miracles… You can listen to Oprah.com’s distribution of the daily lessons with Marianne Williamson…

This is a the perfect example of a lesson from the course. Lesson 45 of the 365.  Here’s the links to the audio and the text and commentary.

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

Cinderella or “The Little Glass Slipper” (French: Cendrillon, ou La petite Pantoufle de Verre) is a classic folk tale embodying the archetypal story of unjust oppression that ultimately gives way to a triumphant remembering.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes” was written and composed by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston for the Walt Disney film version of Cinderella (1950)

I love all of you Love Land

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Like a Drum. Don’t Stop Beating. Today’s Pairing…

posted by Melanie Lutz

The power of song and words and sharing… rebecca minkoff flight of the soul

Thanks to our friends at Rebecca Minkoff for their pinterest page WORDS OF WISDOM.  Everyone here at Flight of the Soul LOVES the social media work they are doing to support their company.

While you are looking around at their stuff enjoy Phillip Phillips performing with the PS 22 tiny ones rocking a number for you…

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

 

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A Classic is a Classic for a Reason. Rita Hayworth is Stayin Alive

posted by Melanie Lutz

Fun remix of Rita Hayworth’s filmed dance work paired with the Bee Gees Stayin Alive.

Enjoy.

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Mercy of God. Johnny Cash reads the Bible

posted by Melanie Lutz

It came to pass that the coolest baddest man of country music and Americana read the bible.

“I must be about my father’s business.”

Cash reads the Gospel of Luke

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Luke 2:14-16  “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”  When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”  And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.

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johnny-cash-lineLuke 6:35-38  “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for  he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.  Be merciful, even as  your Father is merciful.  “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

lots of Love,

Melanie

 

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Ignite your Light – Playfulness as Inspiration

posted by Melanie Lutz

Entertain a practice of playfulness.  In this movement of joyfulness your heart song naturally sings.  Make playfulness an artistry of practice in your days.  Go into the world and find that space of complete connection to your joyful center and let that center sing the song of your heart’s desire.

This practice of loving and honoring yourself creates limitless possibility for miraculousness to enter your world  : )

What do you have to lose?  Find a way to play!

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Lots of Love,

Melanie

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