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 oppression 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,
Day Nineteen of #LoveLnd101
“Imagine what America would be like if Martin Luther King Jr. never had a dream.”
“It is the inner commitment to be true to ourselves and follow our dreams that triggers the support of the universe. While we are ambivalent, the universe will seem to us also to be ambivalent and erratic. If we look back at the times when the world seemed to be a capricious and untrustworthy place, we see that we were ourselves ambivalent and conficted in our goals and behaviors. Once we trigger an internal YES by affirming our truest goals and desires, the universe mirrors that YES and expands it. By trusting, we learn to trust.” ~Julia Cameron via The Artist’s Way
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.
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. Have a dream. Live in its light. Take action to deal with any obstacles and remember whatever comes up. WE SHALL OVERCOME!
Lightening strikes. It is what it does. Out of nowhere lightening electrifies our being with knowledge we had been darkened to. Revealing something to us we need to incorporate and integrate into the days of our lives. Opening up that space we keep hidden from our daily thinking, these flashes of lighting, however brief, illuminate what we need to feel and understand and see for the next steps in our journey.
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 electricity of the moment and allow that strike to unfold more and more of your experience with loving yourself.
Enlightenment isn’t a change but it is the recognition of the fiery passion that waits for the strike in every sacred encounter with the truth of who we are.
When you have these flashes of brilliant electric light. Pay attention.
Enjoy this link to a tiny moment from Oprah’s website where Marianne shares her words of wisdom in a tight package.
lots of Love,
We are connected in ways we can’t even imagine. Don’t let your pin point of perception color your entire perspective. Imagine the larger canvas of the world as you move through your days. We are a part of the story as we are the star in that story.
Enjoy 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.
Day Sixteen of #LoveLand101 of Mel’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.
Give birth to the fullest expression of your authentic self today. Use the fertile 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, please enjoy this 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.
It was my I AM. I am a magnificent woman.
To kick off your practice of personal affirmations please enjoy this reading of I AM LOVED with some video from an annual family gathering called Yobs Club…
Break this 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.
What is your I AM for today?
Allow the answer to be a gentle reminder to move to the rhythm of where you are.
The “I AM” statement is the most powerful statement of truth in the Bible “Be still and know that I am” and “I am that I am.”
Take advantage of this eternal reminder of what resides within. Utilize this I AM WHAT I AM tool in the arsenal of connecting your to divine self.
Allow the most authentic expression. To listen to the still quiet voice that has the answers for our highest good and share that with the world.
“I am listening.”
I am grateful
I am blessed
I am supported
I am content
I am ever evolving
Each “I AM” you share in the present builds on the last.
With everything going on in the world, today is the day to check in with yourself and listen to the truth of whatever today’s “I AM” is.
When you hear 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!”
A love that is ever connected, ever free and whole hearted.
Day Fifteen of #LoveLand101
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.
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.
Almost 50 million people have watched this video. Yes it is an illusion of consciousness. Yes it is cool. You can believe whatever you choose to believe. The eyes are recording information, that information is lensed through your experiences and perceptions and is distorted by these ‘views’ of the world.
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.
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.
Day Fourteen of #LoveLand101
ps. In another highly satirical and brilliant approach to this same idea. The genius Tony winning BOOK of MORMON tackles the topic of beliefs with one of the catchiest, happiest testaments to commitment to believing…
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20 (King James)
Have faith. End the story. Nothing shall be impossible unto you.
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, releasing our attachment to the story and remember beyond and within all of it is the full expression of God’s work. Faith is enacted.
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.
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 Where you start is not where you need to finish. Change is not an abstract, it is a daily roller coaster of which every hour brings the possibility for a miracle and every day you get to wake up to a new day, embracing where the day will take you, without any knowledge of what the day will bring.
Have faith in the energy that showcases an awesome power day in and day out in a million ways and a million miracles. The universe has your back. Have faith in nature’s fullest magnificence.
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,
Day Thirteen of #LoveLand101.
Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet. For more from Melanie, visit her at www.melanielutz.com
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.
No matter what comes forward you can fully trust in and lean on Love and Support that’s there for you. You are perfectly whole and complete now. A perfect reflection of All is One and Love is all there is.
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
Surrounding you with Love to let it be.
Day Twelve of #LoveLand101
Be willing to have the truth, your truth Lovingly blossom. Keep your eyes attune to the whispers on the wind listening to what’s required for your soul’s growth. Use your listening heart to uncover the truth in each circumstance. Let the answer surprise you. Be curious, take a breath, allow the moment to unfold without pre-conceived ideas.
“How many more times is (fill in the blank and it isn’t pretty) going to happen before I stand up for myself. Before I tell the truth. How many more times will a pattern repeat until I am ready to do things differently?” As Will Rogers said “don’t do the same thing and expect a different result. Do things differently. Get different results.”
Do yourself and your community a favor and break the chains of any fear or addiction and remember the truth about who you are and what Love is and means.
Allow something new to take flight.
Flip the switch, ignite the field, walk into the light of truth. Your truth. As a friend of mine likes to say “don’t settle for the mild river of misery.” Become a tuning device allowing love to flow through you and radiate from you expanding outward without reserve.
May you see with your heart and be able to recognize
the truth in every situation you encounter.
With Infinite Love and Gratitude,
Day Eleven of #LoveLand101
Take a stand in your life and assume a position of strength and love in every encounter.
When you assume a position in your heart standing for the truth, no matter how terrifying, it enables all parties involved in the encounter and drama to be free. In the light of this kind of truth you bare witness to the magnificence of possibility that is unhinged of the past opening up the world to untold possibility where we are celebrating the power that lives within each of us to rise up. It is time to take a stand for the person who needs it most. Yourself. Demand a little more of yourself today than yesterday. Remember who you are. Where you’ve been good you are going to need to be great and where you’ve been unconscious you are going to wake up and take a stand for magnificence. A rising tide raises all ships is not just a metaphor, it is a deep psychological pattern.
The one thing you can be sure of… the person standing in front of you, driving next to you, working down the hall has experienced, or is experiencing as much trauma as you. Be kind. Be a light so others, our children, our neighbors, our communities, here and across the globe, can rise and shine. Everyday. Fully nourished and safe from suffering.
“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors and remembers.” John F. Kennedy had it right in his speech celebrating Robert Frost and the arts.
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, in remaining passive and asleep in our own lives affects the planet. We have challenges, for sure, things are breaking apart and falling away… However, it is not a que to give up, 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.
Take a stand today and address what needs addressing, celebrate 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.
May you find the voice of truth in every circumstance allowing you to take a stand for love.
Lots of Love,
Day Ten of #LoveLand101