Monday, January 26, 2015

"Earth Was Meant for Joy" Mel reads Alice Walker

Mel reads Alice Walker...Taking a look at the inspiration of joy Alice Walker has planted throughout her work...

"What I think we miss is that understanding that this particular planet we are on, if you look closely and tend to it Earth was meant for Joy. As an artist, connect with that Joy and you will forever be fed by it.” — Alice Walker, Q&A/ ‘Beauty In Truth’ world premier at ‘Women Of the World’ Festival 2013, check out the talk Alice gave after the screening of a doc on her life.   http://youtu.be/UadveROnHHk



Let our Joy be so triumphant that we rest in God and say Amen.  #Agape


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Joy in Pursuit of Love and Wisdom! Mel Reads David Whyte in a practice of Gratitude...

Joy made manifest is love.

In the coming weeks, as I work through the editorial process for Vanessa by the Sea: No Matter What the Question Love Always Remains the Answer thought it would be fun to share the joy of reading and releasing words onto the page, infusing them with love and spirit, (in some cases crafting) and in others leaving the jagged edge of inspiration untouched.

May the days ahead bring more wisdom and insight and always Love as we practice untrammeled joy!

Check out this ongoing series on SOUNDCLOUD!  




In this reading on JOY from David Whyte's Consolations the poetic tradition expresses the threshold of joy so magnificently it can be felt on the page dredging deep insights into the heart of the soul's code.

May Joy flourish in your heart and mind and may all your dreams find new light and new vibrations and new loves to grow into all they are meant to be!!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Courage is the Practice of True Love...

With courage no dream or scheme is impossible.  Make today a courageous day in true celebration of all the miracles and magic available with love.

Courage brings you to the center of your truth.

Maya Angelou talks in this clip from Youtube about Martin Luther King Jr. to future leaders... on  "Finding courage in the leaders, and you who will become leaders.  Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you cannot practice the any of the other virtues consistently. You can't be consistently kind, human, etc... without courage."



The way that we practice courage dictates the ways our heart sings its beautiful song..

As Eleanor Roosevelt said...

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

― Eleanor RooseveltYou Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Today is the day to remember we are all doing the best we can as we move through life and it is absolutely more fulfilling to experience the courageous heart in action, than to watch the march to freedom pass you by.

With infinite Gratitude~!

Love, Mel


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Inspiration and Heroes and Moments of Profound Understanding of our Humanity

Sometimes you need a reminder.  The world that hides the truth lays itself victim   "I liberate you from my ignorance."

To me and many others, Maya Angelou has been a light of deep wisdom rising up against the backdrop of what we have all overcome in our strive toward humanity as a way of life.

The Mask shared by Maya Angelou... Powerful. 



"Look at the people I come from... That is LOVE!"

The reason for Mels Love Land's existence is a daily reminder that we are equals... "no human being can be more human than another human being."  We remember together that each of us carries the weight of oppression, what we do to one, we do to ourselves. "Bring peace in your heart wherever you go."

Thankful to Maya Angelou and in a year where we lost this wise and wonderful soul, so grateful her work lives on to inspire us and guide us and wake us and allow us the privilege of being better today than we were yesterday in her reminder to love.

We all have one or two words from this woman that strike so deeply to our soul that we are forever opened in the wake of hearing, this is one of them, for me,  easy, light and meaningful, these most expressive and wonderful words of wisdom you can ever hear...

“Sister, you know what is right, you do right."


Every moment is a moment to do right.


Aint No Stopping Us Now...


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Experience All of You with Love Every Day of Your Life...

During this most merriest time of the year, there is so much love and giving and receiving in the air it is hard to believe that we have reached the end of another year and the final days of another cycle of Mels Love Land.  It is always such an amazing experience to share the loving thoughts that have helped me and been such a loving comfort to many over the course of our days.  For me, this Day 85 of renewal is the seed of the entire idea for Mels Love Land "Why not take all of me?" 
What would it mean, if you accepted all of it and all of you.
Why not try and find out...
As it turned out for me, it meant the losing the self destructiveness to be found in Magnificence with Love.  Enjoy DAY 85 of MEL’S LOVE LAND #NEXT100 that strikes into the heart of the divine love and wisdom of what it means to create a Love Land of the world we share...

Lots of Love, Mel


DAY 85
LOVE YOURSELF
Experience all of you and say Thanks God for who you are.
Exactly as you are.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MELS LOVE LAND TWELVE DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!

Mel's Love Land started with a simple idea, 'for the next 100 days I am going to consider the possibility there is another way...' and has grown into daily inspiration, love and light.
For the launch 12/13/14 of the Kindle Edition, we had a little bit of fun...

On the First Day of Mels Love Land….
-Anyone seen the cat?

Day One Mel's Love Land Where is the cat?














On the Second Day of Mels Love Land….
Hey Kids, wanna see what’s in Santa’s sack?

Day 2 Mels Love Land













On the Third day of Mels Love Land….
Now,  -Where’s that mistletoe?

On the Third Day of Mels Love Land