Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

Dear Mr. Soldier…

posted by Melanie Lutz

“Thank You for keeping us safe. Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for saving us from danger.”

One after the other the letters written by children from a neighborhood Elementary School were delivered to the wounded soldiers recovering at a local Veteran’s Hospital.

“Dear Veteran… Dear Mr. Soldier… Dear Service Women…

You are in our hearts.”

Pure loving expression pouring through each letter reminding me, one more time, that Love is a natural state so readily accessible and available in children and to witness it so beautifully tendered without reserve on the faces of those Veterans who on this day of commemoration were laid up in hospital beds recovering into an uncertain future a true blessing of compassion.

Sometimes you can lose sight of the losses and the sacrifice in the rush of living our lives. But. Nothing brings it so heart-renderingly home than seeing how a simple delivery of a letter filled with Love brings a spot of joy to a Veteran who lost his leg and arm moving into the first steps of recovery. Reminding him, he is not forgotten. He is held very tenderly in our collective community.

I join with these children.

“Thank you for keeping us safe. Thank you for protecting us. We appreciate the sacrifice you have made to our country.”

“We are grateful that you protect us from danger. Thank you for being so strong. We respect you. We love you.

I want to grow and be just like you ~ selfless and brave.”

Veteran’s Day commemorates the U.S. men and women who have given of themselves in military service to our country. Men and woman who went into battle, who live life with a code and purpose and most admirably with a discipline of faith and truth in a system designed to keep us safe and let freedom ring. To enable those of us lucky enough to live in America the possibility to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

Today is a time of remembrance. It is a time to honor those who encourage the ideals that we all share.

Peace on earth.
Freedom of expression.
Love of our neighbors.
Service to our country.

Every soldier has a story. Every soldier knows why they endure the atrocities they endure. Every soldier past and present puts their heart on the line to a greater knowing that the safety and freedom of the whole is worth the sacrifice. As we move through this understanding may there be peace in our hearts and love in our lives.

Volunteering with the Vets this year gave me a chance to understand the depth with which a society works in all its facets and upon completing my first day of Volunteering at the VA hospital I saw the message designed for my heart to see.

“Missions Change. Warriors Do Not.”

In peace and honor. God Bless America.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a Vision

posted by Melanie Lutz

Let the truth open you up. Let what you see in your mind’s eye radiate into reality. Let everything now and forever become an unstoppable force of full potentiality.

As Werner Erhard said “you can live your life out of your circumstances or you can live your life out of vision.”

Have a vision.

It is wholly time to enter this tenor of being in every way opening to the truth of who you are.

Wake up right now and say “I have a vision.”

Live from that place. Own the opportunity of the presence wrapped in your truth.

Look at every circumstance with love standing in faith of your vision and rise up recognizing everything that is the illusion of your fear now falls away and becomes the brightest expression of your vision.  Lit up. Held and Whole. Allow your vision to emerge out of the darkness and move it into the light by giving voice to what has to be heard and allow faith to flow through it. Allow love to comfort it and absolutely allow God to do what he does best.

Have faith in the highest order of co-creating excellence in this lifetime and let it guide you with patience as you remember who you are, as you remember you are absolutely taken care of and that in this faith you have complete trust in yourself.

Have a vision.

LOVE LAND TIP #124

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles and has coached and guided some of the top names in the entertainment business. She is committed to a practice of loving thought in every situation and circumstance.

Check out LOVE LAND ideas to open your heart with love at the Beliefnet Store.

 

Monday Matters

posted by Melanie Lutz

The beginning of the week is a time to lay claim to the power a new cycle can bring.

If things are dark, it’s a time to proclaim the light.

If things went sideways, it’s time to move frontways.

If things fell apart, it’s time to put them back together.

We never know what may happen but we always know we can begin again.

In that spirit….

I wish you love. All kinds of love, a whole gang of love.

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:Judy Garland sings I Wish You Love:
music by Léo Chauliac, English lyrics by Albert A. Beach

“I wish you health, and more than wealth, I wish you love.”

Face What Seems Insurmountable

posted by Melanie Lutz

It’s amazing to me how every time I pick up Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography something miraculous jumps off the page… “About the only value the story of my life may have is to show that one can, even without any particular gifts, overcome obstacles that seem insurmountable if one is willing to face the fact that they must be overcome; that in spite of timidity and fear, in spite of a lack of special talents, one can find a way to live widely and fully.”

We never know why we are made a certain way. Who’s to say one quality you consider a hindrance isn’t the key to your path through. You never know how the gifts you have been given will be received and to what affect. All you can do is give your gifts freely and openly and when a challenge comes up, face it with grace, showing up with your full self engaged and present.

LOVE LAND TIP #123

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles and has coached and guided some of the top names in the entertainment business. She is committed to a practice of loving thought in every situation and circumstance.

Check out LOVE LAND ideas to open your heart with love at the Beliefnet Store.

I Am Complete and Healed and Whole…

posted by Melanie Lutz

A reading from A Course In Miracles.

 

Melanie Lutz

 

Oprah Rules!

posted by Melanie Lutz

“On April 10, 1994, I wrote these words, which I keep on my desk: “Never again will I do anything for anyone that I do not feel directly from my heart. I will not attend a meeting, make a phone call, write a letter, sponsor or participate in any activity in which every fiber of my being does not resound yes. I will act with the intent to be true to myself.”

When I accepted that I was a decent, kind and giving person — whether I said yes or no—I no longer had anything to prove. I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.”

– Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, What I Know For Sure
Have the courage to be who you are. Own what you Know. Share your talents.

Harvest the Fruits of Your Labor

posted by Melanie Lutz

Now that Halloween is behind us and we have switched from the “lighter half” of the year into the “darker half.” The approaching winter and it’s darkness as Goethe put it allows us “to hold it all” to enter the rich conversation with mother earth and go inward, to gestate the next planting.

Take this moment to seize the opportunity to own what you need to own, to fearlessly step into the darker part of the year, and to grow into the grounded rootedness of your truest self.

Mark November as your harvest time, and absolutely reap what you have sown. If your harvest is sweet, treasure your efforts. If it is sour, treasure your efforts. Remembering the lesson. In the planting we learn, in the harvest we grow and no matter what, there is absolutely always a new season to begin again.

May all your relationships be made holy including and especially the one with yourself.

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 with 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.

With infinite love and gratitude!

Melanie

Embrace the Sounds of Support

posted by Melanie Lutz

Melanie LutzAs human beings on the planet today in the midst of a tremendous transformational time. It is our responsibility to speak our truth. To demonstrate to ourselves, our kids, our families and our communities the way to peace of mind. To learn how to connect to our inner voice and give it the respect it deserves. It will take practice. It will take saying things that have been buried for so long they probably aren’t true anymore. What matters is speaking out loud. Giving your still small voice a chance to amplify its deepest truth. Sometimes getting to the truth takes releasing the hounds of your fearful thinking. You must live in the space of openness and undefendedness. You will get stronger. You will develop this most critical muscle and you will showcase this tenor of self  so others can recognize what it is like to have the freedom of your unique and beautiful sound.

It took me writing five books to be able to understand the concept of speaking out loud into the clear air. I hope you enjoy this selection from my first book about getting completely bare to the most authentic expression of the soul.  I offer all of this up so your transition and transformation can be so much more elegant and effortless and free. Enjoy!

I was afraid. I was afraid I would die again. I had leapt off the cliff to end my relationship, and I would need to do it again and probably again.

I was afraid to speak as though it were my life I was living. I was afraid to live my life outside of the judgmental obervationalist I had become. I was afraid if people really knew me, they wouldn’t like me. I was afraid to lose anymore friends. I had set up an invisible bodyguard determined to protect me. This bodyguard distorted everything, clouded the connectors, questioned my perceptions, muffled my intuition and misdirected my mojo.

It was once

Then not again

My hopes at finding such

Lies within

Never once and never more

Does one so sweet

And sorrowful soar

Lights started to flicker in the distance. I saw something. It resonated. It didn’t last long enough to be recognized and then it faded. I wouldn’t let it go. I looked closer.

A flash. A moment. Your heart knows.

My way of being in the world was flawed. Long ago I had lost touch with my inner everything. I would need to reclaim it.

I knew how far I would need to go to reclaim my voice. I knew it wasn’t going to be pleasant, but I also knew, I could do it. It was me, after all. The grief and the growth and the grasping would be good things.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe said it best.

And so long as you haven’t experienced this

to die and so to grow,

you are only a troubled guest

on the dark earth.

I didn’t want to be a troubled guest anymore. I could die and grow like the best of them. I could redo myself. I could find a way to listen to my heart’s symphony, to hear that faraway aria through the distracting cries. I’ll meet myself on the other side of this new death. I could practice another way of being in the world.

What was lost could be found. David Whyte hit it hard.

The day I saw beneath dark clouds

the passing light over the water

and I heard the voice of the world speak out,

I knew then, life is no passing memory of what has been

nor the remaining pages in a great book waiting to be read.

It is the opening of eyes long closed.

It is the vision of far off things

seen for the silence they hold.

It is the heart after years

of secret conversing

speaking out loud in the clear air.

I listened as if my life depended on it.

 

Excerpted from The Bare Melcessities: Walking Out. Waking Up. Getting Bare. available at the Beliefnet store.

Melanie Lutz reads from her book….

Five From The Heart to Love You For Life

posted by Melanie Lutz

Start a practice of Loving You for life embracing the truth in each situation with love.

CARE DON’T CARRY

– Take nothing on — in essence you are compassionate but there is nothing you can do to fix another person. It is always an inside job. Listen without the need to do anything. Care about them but don’t carry anything they are dropping off – Just be love –

HEAR OR HEAL?

– Do I need to deeply receive this message or is this something I need to heal within my being? – Listening with love enables the answer to the question to be revealed –

LOVE ALL YOUR EMOTIONS

– Every feeling and emotion is welcome – You are complete and healed and whole – Nobody does it like you and there is reason for that. Don’t be caught in judgment for what comes up in the most loving and sacred space of your heart. Energies that are caught need to be released – the way they are excised good and bad are through love – Get in a practice of detaching they are really just emotions –

LIVE IN INFINITE LOVE AND GRATITUDE

– Practice gratitude and love and opening your heart in every moment – Guaranteed it will get easier and easier with practice – Let no despair darken your light – You are loved truly and whole heartedly never forget it – Love has no end and within the communication of this message within everything will be embraced –

REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT ALONE

– Know you are not alone, you are not alone in your feelings, you are not alone in your joy, you are not alone in your sadness, every thought, feeling, energy you’ve felt — We’ve all been there – No matter what happens, no matter how traumatic or devastating or light filled and joyous you are never alone. On this you can always feel safe in total confidence of the truth — You are never alone –

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles and has coached and guided some of the top names in the entertainment business. She is committed to a practice of loving thought in every situation and circumstance.

Check out LOVE LAND ideas to open your heart with love at the Beliefnet Store.

Tell the Truth. Tell all the Truth.

posted by Melanie Lutz

Unlock the power of the universe to deliver exactly what you need in the most authentic way in service of divine will. Tell the truth about where you are and what is going on. Don’t dwell on what it is any more or carry that secret. Believe me… it is too heavy to burden your light filled magnificent self. Share it. Release it. Love Yourself. Right now.

This practice will free you from the anxieties and projections of fear that populate your days. Sharing what you have anxiety about sharing releases possibilities. I won’t kid you sharing the truth will create a space and tenor of love in your life that may release relationships, jobs, people, family, friends from your life. Remember as you move through all of it. The truth is the truth. Like it says in ACIM – Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal exists. Get real now and forever. Be who you need to be. Share what needs to be shared and always live in the loving presence of your most beautiful self.

LOVE LAND TIP #227

Melanie Lutz is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles and has coached and guided some of the top names in the entertainment business. She is committed to a practice of loving thought in every situation and circumstance.

Check out LOVE LAND ideas to open your heart with love at the Beliefnet Store.

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