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Flight of the Soul

Bernie Brillstein was an inspiration and a generally popular man who worked as a Manager in Hollywood.  He represented some of the most famous comedians of all time.  He wrote several books near the end of his life and The Little Stuff Matters Most: 50 Rules from 50 Years of Trying to Make a Living offers great insights into why doing the simple things keep you in the flow of life and turn occurrences into opportunities.

It’s interesting how we overlook the little things when we are caught up in the drama of our story.  Today try to remember the little things matter.  The small acts of inclusion.

I was out with a girl friend last night at a Hollywood mixer, it wasn’t that crowded and everyone was talking with everyone. This guy approached us and we all said hello. He mentioned he was an actor and asked the two of us what we do “I said I am a writer” and my friend answered “I am an independent producer.”  The guy went on to tell us he had just dropped his agent “Not a hair moved” and that he was working at a survival job that he wanted to kill himself.  He shared that he had just finished an advanced course weekend with a spiritually minded organization and he was working on himself. It was all way more than we needed to know but he was a nice guy. My friend and I were ready to go and as we started to leave the guy pulled out his business card and handed one to my friend saying to me “If you were an independent producer I would give you one.”

I couldn’t believe what I heard and I couldn’t believe in a town full of actors and writers and everyone under the sun looking to be understood that his approach would be separating who could be helpful and who would not be helpful instead of sharing, his exclusory approach was keeping this guy in a limiting bubble of contacts. Who is to say who knows someone who can help you or how they are guided to be in service to you.

By not giving me a card he cut off his nose to spite his face. His behavior creating a result that he does not want.

How often is our lack of presence to ourselves and our ingraciousness leading to doors closing?

Day Sixty Seven of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

Get a strategy. As Stephen Sondheim wrote in the universally recognizable ultimate stage mother story turned best musical of all time GYPSY, “you gotta have a gimmick, if you wanna get ahead.”   Some passageways are tougher to move through.  You need to have techniques and tools to get in a groove to move on down your personal road to enlightenment.

Have a strategy to get through tough passages. Get clear on rooting yourself into the earth of your being with a practice.  Let this loving strategy be in complete service to a powerful feeling of safety and inner radiance.

We are here to help each other grow. To be a person in which love flourishes, where support is tendered and to remind each other it is time to listen deeply to what wants to be heard in service to peace.

I have perfect faith in you to find what works for you and do all that you would accomplish. Nothing will be lacking.  In the name of your personal freedom I join you in choosing complete release from whatever remains.

May you have peace. May you have joy and may you have love. Whatever comes your way may you remember the truth of yourself and allow it to be met with grace and ease and may all your efforts be guided by a divine hand.

I ask only that love’s will be done and allow every action and thought to spring from this well of truth in absolute safety for us and with us and around us.

This is our collective will.

Enjoy this scene from Gypsy….

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Day Sixty Six of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

It was a powerful year filled with beautiful performances.

Congratulations to all the nominees and the individuals who worked and sweated and dreamed to bring to life these productions…

Check out the nominees…

http://oscar.go.com/nominees

 

 

Gift yourself peace and clarity and love today and everyday.

Think of today as a mini radical loving yourself fest offered to uplift and inspire.

Let today be filled with possibility, to dance to the beat of your truest self, illuminating the steps forward in your soul’s evolution, expanding your purpose and passion.

In. Love.

Repeat.

lots of love,

Melanie

Day Sixty Five of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

You are amazing. It is time to own up!

Get into a daily practice of honoring your self.

It’s time to move into deep respect and appreciation. No holding back.

Say it loud and say it proud “This is Me” and love all of you.

Andiamo!

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace

Today. Now. Always.

May you always bless yourself

Accepting all of you

With Love

In Grace and appreciation and infinite love and gratitude.

Melanie

 

Day Sixty Four of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

Lesson 255 in the ACIM goes hand in hand with one of Gandi’s principles ‘if we want to contribute to peace we have to do more. We have to become more peaceful.’

The end is inherent in the means- Direct and simple.

Peace needs peaceful hearts

Peace needs funding

Peace needs activism

Peace needs a commitment

Make a commitment to peace in your heart right now.

Ask yourself in that silent space of your intuition-

“Where is there an attack thought I can surrender inside my own head?”

“Where is there a gun in my personal arsenal that I can retire?”

Change occurs in the human heart.

If you think opening your heart to change your own attack thoughts is foolish or impossible, remember Bobby Kennedy’s words “some people see things as they are and say why, I dream things that never where and say why not.”

Why not peace.

You have the power with your love, with your forgiveness, with your kindness, with your peaceful state of awareness.

You have power with your thoughts.

Hold to your own joy. Hold to your bliss. Hold to your light. Illuminate the way be shining radiantly.

Enjoy!

Melanie

Day Sixty Three of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts on your mind.

“One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.” from Victor Hugo.

Today is your day for each second to represent the ever increasing joy and rhythm of your life.

On the planet today with the proliferation of technology and the advancement of weaponry to destroy it is clear there is one path through… Remembering the truth. Peace is your responsibility & Love Remains the Answer.

Open up to different thinking; where peaceful ideas are our imagination’s new army.  Make today and everyday a time to love.

Speak out loud.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

Day Sixty Two of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

The powerful belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life creating a luminosity of experience that transcends the surface realities is the cornerstone of humanity.  It is the cornerstone of the discipline of Love necessary to carry you past the fear of your days.

We exist in this moment full and complete extending love with each breath, enjoying the ebb and flow of Love’s power as we feel the steely strength of purpose.

We are in the second half of our first 100 days and the mountain has been crested and we are enjoying the return of all the love we have extended 1000 fold.

We are learning to bring things out of our unconscious into the reality of the human form with love.  It is a mastery and a process and in the end you do nothing but allow something to work through you that is already whole and complete that wants to come through and be visible in its full glory.

Use the strength of love to lead the way. Stop being so hard on yourself. No blame. No self judgment. Total acceptance.  Remember today that ACIM thing what you see as failure. God sees as success.  What you see as success, can be a failure, who is to say.

Use love to nourish your growth, allowing and practicing to let your heart exercise the spirit of magnificence.  Say today and everyday “I know Love, I understand its power and I am here to practice it in all my interactions!”

Enjoy!

lots of love,

Melanie

Day Sixty One of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

I saw this quote in an office of a Social Worker who day in and day out faces those, who are at the end of their financial line, at the end of their hope in working to provide for their families, at the end of their faith that a different possibility was available to them, meeting each story and person with a smile in her heart. 

Everyone can be great
Because everyone can serve
You don’t have to have a degree to serve
You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve
You only need a heart full of grace
A soul generated by love.

Words by Martin Luther King Jr. on a faded piece of copy paper hanging blue thumbtacked to the office cubicle wall permeate the day in and day out efforts that unfold as these Angels work within the boundaries of a system pushed to its limits stretching where they can and living in a practice of humanity where everyone is treated with respect. Where the difficulties of circumstance continue to grow but who never stop believing a kind word, a practice of service and an action of love can transform someone’s life.

Make today a day where you brighten someone’s day.  Be great in your actions and your efforts.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

Day Sixty of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

“From where I’m standing the sun is shining all over the place.”

Give it a whirl… 

The sun’s in my heart and I’m ready for love.

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Gene Kelly wasn’t just Singing in the Rain. He was singing AND dancing in the rain. 

laugh at clouds
So dark up above
keep the sun in your heart
And get ready

Step up your practice. Move through any resistance and don’t forget to dance out the other side refreshed, revived and aglow.

In Love.

Enjoy this moment.

Let the essence of your self radiate today and blossom with every word you speak.

Open your heart and Live.

Fully.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
And call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

— Mary Oliver When I Am Among the Trees from Thirst —

Let the shimmering ripple of nature expand through your being
Let the light glow filling your heart with full flowing presence
Let that beautiful expression of love reflect on the wind
Expanding outward amplifying and attune with all the sounds of the world

Make today a beautiful reminder that everyone is here to shine,
with light and love.

Do it.

I’m serious.

Now.

Enjoy this moment.

This little light of mine. I am going to let it shine. Let it shine.

Here’s two different expressions of This Little Light of Mine a Gospel favorite of mine, one from an African Children’s Choir, the other from the inimitable Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

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Day Fifty Nine of  Melanie Lutz’s 100 days of Love and Inspiration.

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter, author, and poet living in Los Angeles.  Follow her on Twitter….Tweets by @mobilemel

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