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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.”

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.

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.

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.”

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Enjoy.

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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.

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

 

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

On a Tuesday night, in the not so sleepy heart of Hollywood, California, just next door to the Pantages Theater, Kate Neligan launched a Comedy Therapy night as a component of her new VOD media studio SynergyTV.  The message was simple – comedy is healing.  The event, held at the elegant Lexington Social House, opened with its founder sharing her inspiration, power point slides of the movement to achieving conscious joy, and an exercise in laughter.  Six comedians then powered through their sharing and intentions and messages and insights on healing with laughter.  It was the beginning of what will be an ongoing part of the underlying principles of a new adventure in media – Synergy TV.

Every big dream begins with that first step, that leaping into the unknown, through any fear of what’s going to happen, leaving behind what is familiar.  These words, we have all heard and understand at the basic level, take on great meaning when your dream encompasses synergizing disparate elements, worlds, experiences, and realms you have no comprehension how to orchestrate on behalf of your intuition of a new order of the day.  It takes on the passion of a warrior in service to its community in knowing a new space needs to be opened up to evolve the current landscape into more and more service to our practice of humanity.

A few years ago, this powerful, accomplished young woman had a vision to create a different kind of media company to enlighten, inspire and uplift via delivering content to support peace and healing in a new landscape of entertainment filled with the joy of discovery.   Entrenched in a senior position at Lionsgate witnessing the inner machinery of the current space of the film and television business this idea came in strongly and with great clarity,  as Ms. Neligan describes it, ‘a channeled message to build a new market space merging the evolution of humanity and media and entertainment with technology.’

Anyone who has taken steps toward manifesting what is yet only imagined somewhere in the heart walks on holy ground carrying a vision of creative possibility.  We all understand this inclination to believe a mechanism exists to move a mountain from here to there, to create a space to harness limitless possibility simply by being open for business.

Collaboration and conscious co-creating takes a sacred faith in each others abilities to share the gifts of the moment.  To step into a space that is only an intuition of reality and collide with destiny to create something new.   This is mythic air and one where the heart leads the way, where as Joseph Campbell describes “Realization of your bliss, your true being comes when you put aside what might be called the passing moment, with its terror, and statements and requirements of life, that you should live this way.”  The journey needs to be taken, the story as old as time, the action of the hero playing their part.

Manifestos are manifestos for a reason, it is man’s way of feasting on the fullness of love’s expression igniting a fire of possibility.  It is the courage of imagining in the heart the possibility and vision of something grand, extending that manifestation outward from the heart with integrity and standing up to the onslaught of doubts on the interior and exterior of the effort required.

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Founder/CEO of SynergyTV a revolutionary on demand and online channel offering inspirational and uplifting entertainment.

Kate Neligan heard a message from spirit and the download came in strong and full and she has boldly stepped into that vision with so much love.

When the day after you plant your flag in the ground about creating a new video on demand platform to synergize/aggregate a market space that does not exist, two of the industry’s lions, Speilberg and Lucas announce the implosion of the movie business and state affirmatively the future is VOD,  you know the  ripple effects of change is in play and destiny is delivered, one action at a time.

Bravo to Kate Neligan for her spirit and intention to light the world on fire with a new studio and synergized network of possibility, a new way of entertaining an audience and for dreaming the impossible dream that with each step forward becomes inevitable.

“The goal of the hero trip down to the jewel point is to find those levels in the psyche that open open open and finally open to the mystery of yourself. That’s the journey.”  — Joseph Campbell

When choosing to jump fully into the grand adventure of creating something that does not exist each step forward is a testament of hope.  In the commitment does the universe leap forward to meet the compassionate action taken.

Everyday is a chance to have a miracle.  SynergyTV’s comedy therapy night opened the door to a new day in media and entertainment.

Synergy TV www.synergytvnetwork.com is open for business.  Check them out.

It is the start of something beautiful.

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

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…an experience of deep and abiding peace of mind, body and spirit, a place where you can wake up in full joy of your being and fully participate in every process of your life cuddling with the sacredness of your truest home, that space where love and forgiveness meets an open heart becoming a soulful force of nature.

Enjoy lots of love today and everyday!

Happiness Melanie Lutz

Be someone today who makes kindness a practice and a process. Who takes Love up a notch.  Who grows and expresses and expands with each breath the love quotient in your neighborhood.

The glow of transcendence will not have been extinguished through interpretations, perceptions, judgments or tyranny but will be born from the truth of love when your heart sings and your soul is nourished in these moments of surrender and illumination.

Everything here and now is necessary to bring forth the beautiful creature that is waiting to be born in all its radiant glory.  Now is the time to be love.  To live in love’s light and to express and explore all that means.

Enjoy today and everyday in the spirit of Love.

lots of Love,

Melanie

 

 

That energy of love’s purest grace is made manifest through our soul’s code working in concert with our nature.  How we cultivate this powerful force of our being relates the ease at which we move through the world lending our imprint. Cultivating inspiration is a practice like anything else. Acting on the inspiration where the miracles happen.

Artists May Sun and Richard Wyatt have captured the spirit of Robert Kennedy in the middle of Los Angeles with there work in a public space called the Kennedy Inspiration Park.  The beauty of Los Angeles is the incredible experience of its people in action.  Each block brings something magnificent and the collection of brilliant minds are endlessly stretching into the earth to create, imagine and present great beauty.

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I don’t know about the rest of you but letting down into that fierce space of full vulnerability is a practice and the support offered by the angels of our better natures, our cities, our communities is a blessing.  This inspiring park on a corridor of Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles that has seen so much during the course of its history is a light to those who meet its intentions.

Robert Kennedy had many gifts, one of which was his ability to turn a phrase with eloquence and passion and the quote highlighted from him by the artists of this memorial park in the City of Los Angeles is a pure jolt of hope in the hearts of those who get to experience it.  From the homeless, to the kids congregating to impress each other with their skateboard tricks, it stands for compassionate acts of personal justice where one individual takes the necessary action with love to stand in the face of injustice righting the wrong.

Few will have the greatness to bend history, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And in the total of all those acts will be written the history ofthis generation.. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other  from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
You find what you are looking for.  Take today to be vulnerable to what you don’t know.  Take today to share a smile with someone you don’t know.  Take today to act when what you see before you would benefit from you extending yourself with love.LOVE, MEL 

Magnificent and magical May is upon us.  Today is another gorgeous Monday to celebrate the spring of our lives.

Heading into the archives of my mind I started hearing Mel Torme singing Mountain Greenery celebrating the joys of nature and the powerful place May has in the year’s soulful calendar.

Nobody did it better than Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart and this song, Mountain Greenery, beautifully sung by one of the coolest voices in the crooner’s registry makes me happy and cherishes what I love about spring in every way.

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Enjoy the day and enjoy the way that May brings with it growth and understanding and joy.

lots of love,

Melanie

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