Flight of the Soul

Vanessa by the Sea shares the working relationship between Melanie Lutz and her therapist using the road by the ocean as a metaphor for the unconscious inspiring life’s greatest lesson, no matter what the question, love always remains the answer. In this That’s How the Story Goes first look.


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Every work has its origins, that space in the unconscious where something wants to be born, some sharing of an inner experience or a story or an insight that won’t go away.  Each writer has an entry point with their work, whether it is a personal experience, a chance encounter or a soul opening lightning strike of destiny.

Each of us has our teachers, those souls we are indeed changed in their presence. Vanessa by the Sea dives into the working relationship between me and my therapist joined together in weekly therapy sessions to heal and grow and uncover the truth of love. It is the continuing conversation started in my first book, THE BARE MELCESSITIES: walking out. waking up. getting bare.

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Vanessa by the Sea: Book One Love Always Remains the Answer goes into the session room to talk love and explore openness, compassion and remembering, showcasing the deeper river of humanity’s destiny, returning to love.
Lots of Love, Mel

Melanie Lutz Mels Love LandIt is clear in the world today, in each moment, we have the opportunity to move toward love or only see illusions.

Free will is a principle in the worlds of spirituality, physics and throughout the human universe in general, like gravity. We have free will. Which means we have a choice. In each situation we have the opportunity to choose.

When we meet someone.

When we ask for help.

When we discuss a business arrangement.

When we experience any issue we are having.

There is a choice we are given..

Will this person be friend or foe, lover or hater, in essence, will this person be my crucifier or will they be my savior?

We get to choose in every situation how we are going to move forward.

We choose.

Will we know peace or the sword.


I’ve been in the business of loving everyone in every situation for the past 8 years. It has been challenging. It has been a roller coaster. I have remained in loving movement with all of it. And in many miraculous ways it has decoded the universe, the most surprising benefit of choosing love in every situation, I close the gap between what my fears and anxiety created and the loving unified field that operates beyond all our understanding.  The practice of love when used with care and work allows me to be clear of that choice.

It has been a gift.

A gift I gladly offer to you in the form of the 8th annual Mels Love Land: Next 100 | Choose Love

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The great thing about any loving process, you can’t make a mistake. You don’t miss your destiny. Everything is an expression of who you are, no matter what anyone says, take away the stress, the anxiety, the wondering what, and the needing to know, the wanting to understand any of it and you find yourself in the flow of living with what is, that it is all changing, and growing and becoming something new, something wonderful, and our job is to stay in movement, to be in motion with all that is, and to remember our connection to all that is, that we are a part of all and it is a part of us. We are our neighbor, we are the streams, we are the stars, we remember the world is motion, frequency, vibration, and operates in every repeating patterns based.

For me it is a funny one, as I am a huge Oscar Hammerstein fan and you need look no further than his cosmically aligned Sound of Music to understand the way we express the sounds of the universe in a simple seven tone hit, that are the building blocks for all the music we hear and the beats we are moved by, that we dance to so completely as to not know it is a rhythm and a hue of love the graces each piece.

It is lovely principle.

Everyone who chooses peace will know peace.

Everyone who chooses love will know love.

When we practice love – it works.

It is no secret, and it is the power of trust, the deep inner power, owning the self in all its layers, atoning for all the lies we tell others and ourselves, it is how we get to core of our connection and how we all grow in one experience unifying the field of possibilities and moving as one society to know peace and elevate our conscious ability to amplify love.

It starts with you. It is a choice.

What choice are you going to make.

Our suggestion in every situation is to CHOOSE LOVE.

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If any of this speaks to you. Take today to consider the possibility there is a way to choose love. If in your soul you know it is time for love. Be with us as we choose love as a movement so when 2020 rings its bell we know the choice we have made for our communities our neighborhood, our families and ourselves.

We are full and equal members of a loving world co-creating, aligning and actively supporting all that remains when we take away what we know and expand and amplify what we have yet to know with love.


Love is the way we move as one society in the world, in connection, in fullness, in love.

It is a life’s work to choose peace in the face of all the options available, all the anxiety, all the depression, the addiction to that which does not bring us peace.

This is the spirit with which I offer the 8th Annual Mels Love Land Next 100. How will I allow them to interact with my being. What choice are you going to make? Do you want to be in a field with a cadre of others who are choosing love to lead the way?

If the answer is yes. Join us. Be a part of the unified field of love healing and transforming the 21st century. For more information click here. 

No matter what happens. You always get to choose again! Stay the course and let love lead the way.

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We are gifted with choice. I hope you decide to choose love.



Melanie Lutz is a writer and love activist living in LA, CA.

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Every year I go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA to bare witness and mourn what fear + anger inflicts on so many families and to remind my broken heart, we are stronger in those broken places when we remember and return to love. Healing is forgiving it isn’t forgetting.
Today as I mourn with our Pittsburgh, PA communities I remember one survivors story that opened my eyes as a kid… Gerda Wasserman’s story shared in “One Survivor Remembers” awarded the Oscar for best doc and here shared in its entirety in cooperation with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, HBO and Teaching Tolerance. It effected my so deeply because Gerda’s delivery is so quiet and matter of fact, and if I can say, gentle in the face of sharing her experience, holding no bitterness, only the desire to share – so as to testify – love survives.
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Each story has some similar variation of ‘Hitler broadcast on the radio that he planned on killing jews, and no jewish family would go untouched by his plans to cleanse the motherland.’ Many heard the broadcasts and laughed, some wondered, and others thought it isn’t possible. In Hitler’s writings his hatred of Jews was always outlining his plans for, “The uncompromising removal of the Jews altogether.” in letters, speech etc. There are those who bear ill will to others, that use fears to sway and wherever this takes place — whether in act, word, broadcast must be met with love.
“The power of resistance which has enabled the Jewish people to survive for thousands of years has been based on to a large extent traditions of mutual helpfulness.” Albert Einstein
Open your heart and stand in the experience of others and see with eyes of love and hear with a heart full of open hearted compassion, take action from this place, there is much work to be done. Let’s restore our human connections.
Whatever we are met with — white nationalism, intolerance, fear media, paranoia, murders, or murderous thought —- let’s choose love and continue to take loving action.
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Melanie Lutz is a writer and love activist living in LA, CA.
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Dishonesty dishonors.

Personal integrity matters.

I am angry

I will not deny it.

I am angry.

The men calling out ‘bitches, deserve this.”

I am angry.

The lack of representation.

I am angry.

The years of continuing hypocrisy.

The hijacking of democracy.

The ways that met the means

and the means were ugly.

I am angry at watching the feast of ego parading around in front of me. I am angry at hurts being inflicted, hearts being broken, and children being victimized.

A spotlight is being cast on the things that aren’t working, so they can be addressed, atoned and freed, bringing everything up and out of the shadows for a Love filled healing so we can experience the Truth.

There is no more hiding. There will only be healing.

Love met the truth today.

I will no longer tolerate the loss of personal integrity.

I will no longer tolerate degrading behavior.

While I do not have the answer to the complex web of societal issues, I do know this, I can practice personal peace of mind.

I will no longer turn a blind eye to behaviors that cause harm

Feigning shock when harm ensues.

I will join together in a practice of humanity

I will hold myself in high regard.

I will own what I know.

When a brother stumbles I will extend a hand of support.

I will offer respect and grace in every moment.

I am angry. I see it all. I take it all in. I choose what’s next.

Love > Fear.

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Melanie Lutz is a writer and love activist living in LA, CA.

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Jesus Mels Love Land Melanie LutzSo often the use of the bridge that Jesus is and represents gets exploded in the words, energies, and seething anxieties fostered by fear. The idea of winning in this day and age in the public square comes to mean something entirely different than was intended.

We as citizens, as people, as humans, as occupiers of land are involved in each others lives, we are together in ways that are seen and unseen, we together create the harmony of our lives on earth. When a brother is in trouble we are all in trouble. When someone has forgotten love, it is our job to remind them it is here.

God is going to Trouble the Water.

It has been said, if you are not thinking with love (as God would) your thinking is not true. Don’t fool yourself into thinking your anxiety and your fear leads you to right action. If you are not thinking with love whatever you do, however you want to act, may become hypocrisy. Religion is a binding back, but the spirit of Christ light is not contained, it is an ever present energy available in each moment and within all things to move.

Choosing to practice loving principles where you give it over to God, not with blind faith, but faith in love, faith in christ, God, Krishna consciousness to allow life to shine brightly through the human foibles of the body. We are massive and wonderful projectors, the human body is an amazing instrument and with care and love and practice of choosing to act with love, to let love lead the way, you find yourself in a deep space of peace and harmony and all that once challenged you, that brought you weight and discomfort is lifted, allowing you to rise up, sharing the gifts you have been given and exploring the power and majesty the world represents.

No matter what— Jesus consciousness remains, Jesus can take it, waiting, ever present, eternal to return you all the way to love, your truest home. Whatever circumstance, fears, stress that arrives in conscious form as you come to and through your troubled waters, Christ Consciousness is there, as a light, always, a way, available, to transform and harmonize.

We together keep our hearts open to love and support each other. It is all that ever was and all that will ever be. Do not despair, we raise up our hearts, we keep moving through and we continue in our practices of kindness, love, charity and grace.

The illusion of any Golden Idols that live and breath in our fields of consciousness, idols that we can be distracted by or that may cause us to harden our hearts, or rest awhile as the horrors rage, do not hold with love, when we make up connected to its purest power, and live through our hearts and pray deeply that we will meet each other, that we will cherish each other and we will be with each other as we give birth to a new world.

Love Activism Pro Tips (3)Remember on this day and any day you find yourself caught up. Take a moment to return to the beginning. “Let there be light.” Add to that Let there be love, and anything else that comes up in your heart. Say his name, Jesus, use the bridge between the worlds to tell it like it is.  Give all of your heart fearlessly. Do it all. Jesus can take it and transform it and bring peace on earth. Justus needs us.

There is so much power in the symbol of Jesus, the mere ideas of his work and existence and presence has spawned over 30,000 different variations of Christianity across and around the planet. The ways may be many, the avenues robust, we are never alone, we are always loved and we are here to share our gifts and believe in each other with love.

If you find yourself in times of trouble. Stay in the space of your heart of your inner power.

Gird (up) one’s loins and prepare yourself, dear warriors, we are here together, to rise up and into what is next.

Release everything that does not serve.

Pause and be still. See how far you rise above any BS (Limiting Belief System), release your mind from all chains, seek the level where you find peace, at home within your inner power. Be grateful you continue to liberate yourself, take flight in joy, restored to sanity, to freedom and to love.

Bring joy into this world.

Bring light into this world.

Bring peace as you go.

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“Wade In The Water” is a traditional Spiritual Arranged and directed by Rob Dietz

September 11 prayers for the deadAs you know we are often writing prayers of comfort to those in need and in the 17 years since the events of 9/11 we have cried tears of loss.

Today, when I saw this poem, The Dead of September 11, by Toni Morrison a new way of being on this day emerged. It is a day of connection to all, to our ancestors and our loved ones, to those we’ve lost and those we love.

May these words bring you openings, and brings us into a world where we remember we are our brothers, our neighbors and we love all.


Some have God’s words; others have songs of comfort
for the bereaved. If I can pluck courage here, I would
like to speak directly to the dead–the September dead.
Those children of ancestors born in every continent
on the planet: Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas…;
born of ancestors who wore kilts, obis, saris, geles,
wide straw hats, yarmulkes, goatskin, wooden shoes,
feathers and cloths to cover their hair. But I would not say
a word until I could set aside all I know or believe about
nations, wars, leaders, the governed and ungovernable;
all I suspect about armor and entrails. First I would freshen
my tongue, abandon sentences crafted to know evil—wanton
or studied; explosive or quietly sinister; whether born of
a sated appetite or hunger; of vengeance or the simple
compulsion to stand up before falling down. I would purge
my language of hypberbole; of its eagerness to analyze
the levels of wickedness; ranking them; calculating their
higher or lower status among others of its kind.
Speaking to the broken and the dead is too difficult for
a mouth full of blood. Too holy an act for impure thoughts.
Because the dead are free, absolute; they cannot be
seduced by blitz.

To speak to you, the dead of September 11, I must not claim
false intimacy or summon an overheated heart glazed
just in time for a camera. I must be steady and I must be clear,
knowing all the time that I have nothing to say–no words
stronger than the steel that pressed you into itself; no scripture
older or more elegant than the ancient atoms you
have become.

And I have nothing to give either–except this gesture,
this thread thrown between your humanity and mine:
I want to hold you in my arms and as your soul got shot of its box of flesh to understand, as you have done, the wit of eternity: its gift of unhinged release tearing through the darkness of its knell.

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May love surround you all the days of your life.

Love, Mel


What dreams are you ready to manifest today? What world are you ready to change? What offering are you ready to give today?

Seize this moment to be kinder to be more loving, to give of yourself to another, to be of service, to bring someone who has lost a loved one a meal drop off and a hug.

Find ways to contribute to your community to be a part of all that is with your loving heart.

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Rise Mels Love Land (3)Consider the possibility there is another way to look at everything, with love.

Enjoy a day full of love, full of looking at the world with loving thoughts for yourself, for your neighborhood, for you community, for your family and for you work in the world.

Love unconditionally and with an open heart.

Enjoy yourself today.

Love, Mel


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May you know freedom, may you know joy, may you know the quiet wonder of a gentle night walking in your neighborhood. May you bring peace to all you meet. May you never go hungry, may you share all the gifts you have been given. May you be kinder today than you were yesterday, may you bring love with you wherever you go, may you be a light filled example for others to follow, may you have patience in abundance, may you know truth in its purest form, may you always be surrounded in blessings wherever you may wander and may you enjoy the quiet lightning of just, right action to do what needs to be done.

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May today’s return to prayer bring you deep inner peace. Stay connected to your inner power and light.

Love you. Mel



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aretha-franklin---growing-up-with-her-fatherShe meant so much to so many. Her spirit soared through her voice to lift us all up, to connect us and to bring us the steely determination of what it meant to be a powerful, purpose filled woman, sharing her gifts with the world. May Aretha be surrounded in grace, may her spirit deeply know peace. May her family and friends and all of us find comfort in the lessons and the love she has left behind.

Every woman understands the way she approached her work, her family and her responsibility with a fierceness and grace and pride. A women who knows strength lies in putting your arms around other women, living life in the fullness of all that life has to offer. She shared her passions in so many unique ways and touched so many lives simply by being an inspiration for generations.

All Hail and much respect. We will continue to say little prayers for you.

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Love you.