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Being precedes the doing, so today is the day to be in touch with the present moment. To be gentle. To love well. To give with grace.  Enjoy today in complete rest.  Allow the moment to envelop you, wrapped in the joy of a world born anew.

We are here to nurture our hearts, to enjoy who we are and to celebrate that expression in the world.

My first mentor taught me ‘don’t try to be better than your competitors try to be better than yourself.  It brings to mind the quote from my dear friend’s support group for the Mother’s of Down Syndrome children, who has the most beautiful son named Gideon… “normal is a cycle on the washing machine.”

Heck YEAH! Normality is a function of whoever is the perceiver and has no bearing on the truth.

Who’s to know anything what you think is your greatest challenge can be your greatest blessing.

Who’s to say.

Let’s take today to own and love all of it.

Be you. All of you.
Own what you know.
Know where you stand.
Share the message when you can.
Love. You.
 

In the light of remembering to be all of you. You might need a little reminder that you don’t do it alone. Enjoy CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams singing Count on Me at the Grammy tribute to Whitney Huston… what a song, such a great message and a beautifully produced tribute that resonates…

Count on me through thick and thin
A friendship that will never end
When you are weak I will be strong
Helping you to carry on
Call on me, I will be there
Don’t be afraid
Please believe me when I say
Count on me

We’ll get through it.  Don’t give in.

smiles,

Melanie

 

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Day Twenty Eight of #LoveLand101 – Be in Touch with the present.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and Melanielutz.com

 

The secret of everything is to love yourself as you are. When this is your mission within each moment, no matter what anyone says or shares with you – you understand it for what it is – information that is being delivered for your consideration. Not to derail you, or to take on as truth, but merely as information outside of your self.

When you love yourself, you have a clear boundary around remembering the truth, ‘what other people think of you is none of your business’, your only job today and everyday is to love yourself and wash whatever comes your way with that loving energy which understands intuitively you are more than enough…. Just as you are.

L.A. REID talking about his mentoring for X Factor reflected “I wish for myself that I will mentor them for who they are, not for what I wish them to be.”

How often are we caught up in giving someone some advice on how they could be instead of embracing who they are? Instead of extending acceptance for who and what they do.

The greatest power you have to change a situation or circumstance is in direct correlation to your level of accepting it exactly as it is without trying to change anything, offering a new vision of possibility for them to rise into after the total compassion for the total person.

You can’t change what you haven’t realized so in giving the gift of acceptance, you enable to possibility of undefended vision, allowing the person to grow beyond what they were attached to.

So thank you God for making you. Thank God for making them.

Life is an ever unfolding gift when you are willing to remember everything begins when you stop the chaos of your thinking and stay present.

It’s time to realize there is nothing to change and then watch how everything happens.

Today is the day.

lots of Love,

Melanie

 

Day Twenty Seven of #LoveLand101

#LoveLife #YouCanDoIt

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.

Here’s your extra Bonus qote (just because : ) and you probably need a little Marianne.

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives. Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things.

Prayer is the medium of miracles, so you have to ask through prayer for your heart to be lightened for your traumas to be removed and for your circumstances to shift.

Give it over.

Today is the day we say

“All we can do is PRAY!”

AND

Bust it out. Let it go.  Ask for what you need with all your heart and RELEASE that peace of  prayer out into the world.

Then REJOICE.

As you move forward with each new day, remember, some of ‘God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers’  (God, I love Country Music – Garth Brooks classic)

Go forth with your heart open and watch the miracles unfold.

Enjoy this teeny tiny prayer as a starter…

I am thankful for today, for the gifts I’ve been given, for the love I’ve experienced and for the generosity of spirit and integrity of purpose that shines through every circumstance that challenges my peace of mind, opening doors and new gateways to a deeper presence of myself.

Enjoy creating your own, let your heart do the talking.
Today and everyday…

LET US PRAYYYY!!!!!

smiles

Melanie

ps. Elvis in church in this film singing Let Us Pray has a lot going for it and crosses all kinds of barriers.

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Day Twenty Six  of #LoveLand101

 

As an added bonus – check out a fan video from a Carrie Underwood show using a moment from Garth Brooks Unanswered Prayer…

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Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.

The deepest form of Community is to join with a brother in a purpose higher than your own. Let today be a reminder there is much to be done and bust out the Love, open your heart and turn up the volume to an eleven.

Martin Luther King’s words from his historic “I Have A Dream” speech reveal more than a dream, his opening remarks offer up a deep truth and a reminder that the moment is now, not tomorrow, not next week, it is always and only now, as we move into this era of global transformation.

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” 

The issue of equal rights is part of a larger statement about human rights. About the practice of humanity. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream exploded and became reality.  As Michael Beckwith says MLK didn’t go to Washington D.C. and say ‘I have a complaint.’  He went to Washington DC and said “I have a dream.”

See today where you are forgetting your dream and pick it back up and share it with a brother.  Join together.  As ACIM says an idea grows stronger when shared and there is nothing stronger than an agreement between two people.

It is time to join together.  It is time to practice the principles of Non Violence in the pursuit of a global practice of humanity.

On the planet today there are one billion people who live in poverty. Who struggle to feed themselves and their families.

THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

When a brother is in trouble, we are all in trouble.

Hiding in the bosom of the cult of culture is not going to do it. No more living in the delusion of separation and being different. No more blinders. It is time for the truth. Recognizing our commonalities. Recognizing our note in the song of the universe enabling the harmony of our practice of humanity, that connection we yearn for to truly resonate. Until all of us on this planet are peaceful, none of us can experience true happiness.

Starting here. Starting now. Make a choice to practice humanity.  Make your “fierce urgency of now” flourish in brilliance and connection and Love.

 

smiles,

Melanie

 

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When you practice taking action with love the future takes care of itself…

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Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin singing Ooh Child by the Five Stairsteps

Things ARE going to get easier!

Day Twenty Five of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual storyteller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and melanielutz.com.

 

 

 

 

felt heart #loveland101

#LoveLand101

Everyone no matter the profession needs a positivity team.

We all need people to remind us-

We are loved

We are powerful beyond measure

We are smart

We are beautiful

That No Matter What everything is going to be okay.

AND

We are fabulous!

AWAKEN YOUR Positivity Team today.

Put a support structure to cheerlead you through the days of your life .  Select the people in your life in whose presence you feel more alive and in love with yourself.

Whatever form of insult that takes you to your bottom (and there are many) or for that matter anything that lifts you into the stratospheres, the single most important factor in sustaining personal harmony and living your life from foundational integrity is having a support system. Where would any of us be without the people, places and teams that provide support to our efforts. That allow us to grow, that enable us to be “something different today than we were yesterday.” That accept all parts of who we truly are, embracing the bumps and bruises and the light and dark allowing us to surrender into any circumstance with a loving sense of safety and personally held integrity.

By finding your people, those individuals that get you, that you don’t have to “work” to explain yourself around. Those safe people, places and spaces that honor your intention of simply knowing you are “good enough” just as you are when remembering that truth becomes difficult. This will be your “Love You” team and will hold the space for your continual flourishing and blossoming and be there providing nourishment through those times of hibernation sowing the seeds of your most radiant centered self with you in spirit weathering storms and cherishing successes become second nature in a process of energizing your inner flame.

There are no secrets to the cycles of life merely unrecognized opportunities to remember the truth. By understanding everything is a lesson being served up for growth in your personal practice of interdependence, by being proactive in building a “Love You” team to support your efforts you will be able to liberate yourself from any self sabotaging moments that stop, stall, divert and tempt you to move into fearful thinking; to help support the true vision of love everlasting, ever giving and all knowing. To be all of you.

smiles and thanks to Marianne Williamson for sharing such a beautiful message!

Melanie

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Day Twenty Four  of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual storyteller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet and MelanieLutz.com

 

The soul knows where it belongs. Not some of the time. All of the time. When you strip everything away and get bare this fact sings.

It doesn’t matter what path you choose, what form the exploration, just that you remove any blocks and keep yourself open. Your life to date, the pain and wounds, joy, laughter and love, all the love… you can use as a road map of how to find your way back to the space that knows. That lives in eternal joy and peace. That flourishes in a warm embrace.

Like Dorothy at the end of The Wizard of Oz when she says “Why didn’t you tell me all I needed to do was click my heals three times to go home?” to which the Good Witch responds “You never would have believed me.” I remember thinking as a kid, “Mother F-er … Would have been good to know.”

How much easier would life be if we skipped the drama and those harried flying rabid attack monkeys?

You can choose to see things differently and take any light bulb moment of truth to change the story you’ve created. To get help. To share yourself. To move from fear to love, from insecure to joyful. You can choose in this moment to open yourself up to the possibility of being happier today than you were yesterday, to be the change necessary so you are delivered from whatever your current circumstance into peace and Love. Simply by choosing to be awake.

Believe it.

Today. Right now. I’m giving you a free pass. A pass to forgive yourself and anyone you have been carrying a ‘hate on’ or ‘worry fest’ for. As you read this allow forgiveness to be understood and accepted and make the “journey (without distance) from your head to your heart.” Notice it says without distance, not without resistance. I get that it might be upseting to remember the universe has it covered. I get that people will trigger you. Don’t let it take you around and around the yellow brick road. No matter what comes your way, you always have access to your center, just as Dorothy did, you can click your heals three times and go directly home.

Release the past. The future has no business today and be willing to have the truth, your truth Lovingly blossom.

You owe it to the earth. You owe it to yourself.

Here’s to a magnificent new week!

smiles,

Melanie

Day Twenty Three of #LoveLand101

The essence of Satyagraha (a name Gandhi invented meaning “adherence to truth”[137]) is that it seeks to eliminate antagonisms without harming the antagonists themselves and seeks to transform or “purify” it to a higher level. A euphemism sometimes used for Satyagraha is that it is a “silent force” or a “soul force” (a term also used by Martin Luther King Jr. during his famous “I Have a Dream” speech). It arms the individual with moral power rather than physical power. Satyagraha is also termed a “universal force,” as it essentially “makes no distinction between kinsmen and strangers, young and old, man and woman, friend and foe.”

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller.  For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.

Be Brave TwoTake a page from the littlest angels…

Get a little Sara Bareilles out there in the world and BE BRAVE.

Don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

 

When the road gets too long, when your options seem limited, speak out.

God will be with you in each breath of exquisite light.

 

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Day Twenty Two of #LoveLand101

 

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual storyteller. For more from Melanie, visit her at www.melanielutz.com

 

Be Brave

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
 

Like Eleanor Roosevelt said “Do one thing everyday that you are afraid of.” 

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 #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story telling. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.

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.

Feel the fear and do what needs to be done.

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.

 

#LoveLand101 Pardon me Mel

Day Twenty of #LoveLand101

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and visual story teller. For more from Melanie, visit her Flight of the Soul blog on Beliefnet.