Thursday, February 23, 2017

What Does Acting with Love look Like? A Mels Love Land Exclusive Series

Due to the natural instinct of our flight or fight response as a way of survival, we developed a need to be hyper vigilant and repsonsive to our fear; -- of the bear, of the monster, because we humanity needed to be alert to survive. This is no longer the case and we must unlearn the mechanisms of fear to govern our hearts. We can move into our inner light and love the way forward.

We are baring witness to the changing of the guard. Where our children are our elders, where we understand the future will be different than the past and it is our repsonisbility to be in service to those who will follow in our footsteps. It is for all of us to stand together, to rise up, to pay it forward, to act with kindness, to live in the light of love and to remember we are all powerful beyond measure.

A young women turned words of empowerment into a song, then had her community help her sing it. This is why we are here, to sing our songs, to be a light, to join with other lights.

Enjoy this song.  Lots of Love, Mel

Commitment. Persistence. Love. Activism - Right Now - A Soundtrack for our Revolution!

It is time to do our part, to enjoy each act of kindness and love. To engage in the loving conversation, to not stoop to the level of those who would be swayed into the fear of their being.  Remember fear does not exist. Darkness, when you turn on the light, disappears. We are all counting on each other. Today is a day for self loving activism. No matter what - don't lose your steam when you need to rest, nourish, re-activate. And get back up and be in service to what calls to you in your neighborhood.

Here's a little bit of my Mel Commitment - the path ahead changes and flows and moves and rises and falls and bridges are built then seem to fall away and always we move toward a world filled with love. Please consider joining us.To trigger something wonderful, here's part of my daily, ongoing process of listening within and finding the space to create that inner wonder that ignites the power of our being and affirming the way ahead.

The numinous path we walk
is lit from within
new steps
new pleasure
new life
Be gentle
Don't beat yourself up, for anything
Honor yourself, your community, your neighbors, live a life in integrity.
Surrender into thoughts of love and forgiveness 

The mind training portoin challenges the ego and cracks its code freaking out the system. Practice cracks you into your soul's calling, your inner wisdom.

I am in service
I am love
I work through love
from which all things will flourish
I AM committed to being my authentic self
I am glowing and shining and bright
I share myself to my work to be loving.
I give myself freely. I show up with love.
I am on my path full of love full of joy in love with my life as it is
What I know I awaken deeply to new people
I do my work in wholeness.
I am supported nourished and loved
I live in the radiance of my new thinking, new relationships and whatever else the universe is called to offer as new possibility!
I am not tempted to judge, shame, name call, or hurt with my words or actions.
my heart is open
I am unattached
I am free
I am.

Happy comes from peace. Peace comes from practicing peace giving and extending peace, I remember to honor my Sunday school activities, "Peace be with you."  and it's call response "Also, with you."

Some things that work for me...
Engage in a practice that works for you.
Find some statements that work for you. Enjoy your practice.
Be grace and love in action. Have Fun and enjoy a little Gregory Porter

"Don't Lose Your Steam" to fuel the journey.
"If the bridges fall down, don't lose your head of steam.
"Don't lose your head of dream
Young man, I am counting on you."

if the bridges fall down, don't lose your head of steam
Young man, I am counting on you
to get me to the other side."

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cracking the Illusions of a Lie. Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution

Martin Luther King Jr. worked tirelessly during his shortened life to bring about the grace of humanity in full and equal human rights.  It was said he worked 24 hours a day, delivered 450 speeches per year and was in constant engagement with challenges and opportunities to meet the needs of loving change.

A few weeks ago I got to speak and listen and stand in the sacred spaces of the National Cathedral in Washington DC for an inter-faith conversation about the death penalty.  This space hosts many spirits through its long history and as with every trip to a new location it was brought to my attention Martin Luther King, Jr's final Sunday Sermon before his assination was delivered in this pulpit  31 March 1968.  

"The world in which we live is geographically -- one." "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools."

"Somewhere we must come to see that human progress never rolls in on the wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and the persistent work of dedicated individuals who are willing to be co-workers with God. And without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the primitive forces of social stagnation. So we must help time and realize that the time is always ripe to do right."

full Sermon here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What is Next for Us? Mels Love Land #Next100 #MiniMag #AllSystemsLove

I love this country deeply with eyes to see it clearly. 

It matters the words we use.

It matters the respect we extend to each other.

It matters that we speak up for each other.

Name calling and bullying is too much in a world where each of has to process and progress through the work of our days.

Our children understand the way ahead in their hearts, in their art, in their minds...

"Kind is the New Cool" "Love is the Way"

We do not need an amplification of hate, but a civility of discourse. We do not need a churning of fear that leads to suffering, we will be extending love.

We are in a great time of change of conscious reasoning. We need more education, more civility, more compassion, more kindness.

It is our time to rise up and stand for our human brothers and sisters to showcase how love leads the way, that our hearts vision of peace is possible, that kindness is cool and that we do not need to have more so others can have less. We can care for each other and provide for the common wealth.

The feet on the ground provided nourishment for the work ahead as we recognize and remember the power of our inner light. There will be such a roar on the mountaintops as each of us achieves a level of remembering. We have a voice and, as my friends grandmother always says, we know how to use it "to speak the truth with love."

We can't know how someone will react to the loving truth, it is not our job to monitor their progress, It is within our hearts to speak the truth we were born to speak to play the part we were put here to play. To share what is important and necessary to us and through us. Love will unite us as this temperature of compassion rises to burn away our fears and clear away acts of injustice. We are in this together. We the people are a force to be reckoned with and no matter what stands in our way, no matter how misperceptions contine to flourish, the basic tenants of our wrong minded thinking will fall away one way or the other into a space of true and deep healing of our thoughts bent toward action and compassion and care for each other and our world.

Now is always the time to do right. and in this right-minded thinking free of having to do somethin we all rise into the light of a tomorrow more loving than today, more kind and more compassionate and full of the grace necessary to do what needs to be done.

The Path to True Power
The work of ideas and imagination and loving humanity centered movement begins. In the weeks into and through February there will be meetings in living rooms, in hotels, in communities, across the planet to connect and divine a new order of the day.

The Guide to Change
Change begins in each individuals heart arising to the challenge of what must be done in their life, their families, communities and neighborhoods.  Just because something is not your experience does not mean it does not happen.

The Way of Love
Love is not convenient. Love is an action of the heart. It is the cry of freedom of expression, the beauty of life's truest expression. It is an ecstatic will to survive and thrive and be alive to all that life is. We have proven methodologies of how to practice the way of love. It is like exercise. If you are not working at being loving, fear and anxiety and apathy sets in.

What Are You Called to Do?
What action, event, sharing, signing up for, action item, to do, donation, cheerleading is in your heart to do?  Let's join together in celebration and unity and get shit done. We stand before a dying patriarchy lead machine that has not put humanity first. We are smart enough to shift course, to change course and to stand for all we know to be truth fulled. Our children are watching, hearts are listening, now is the time to do right.

The Power of Activism
To act in service to the heart. To be someone today that activates love is the gift of the grace of now. Step into it. Step up to it. Engage in the work of love. See with clear eyes and grow the garden of activism to do what needs to be done.

Be someone today that considers the possibility there is another way to look at the conversations and actions taking place.

This is the beginning of the Mels Love Land movement that encompasses many actions and points of intersection. We stand today for love, in love and with loving action to shift to full and equal human rights outlining thoughts that are on the top of our mind and lighting a way forward.

Challenge yourself to See with New Eyes with a new POV and be willing to see change in a new light in what's remembered.  We don't need more while others are suffering. We can work with what we have to innovate and organize and renew the thinking towards a future different than the past.

Please let us know if you have anything to add to this conversation, ideas, suggestions, outpourings, hugs, love notes, whatever it takes, we are in this together.

 Lots of Love,


Friday, February 10, 2017

Final Day of the 6th Annual Mels Love Land #Next100 with Part 3 Mel Talk on Living Your Dreams

Saying Goodbye to a cycle of Mels Love Land is often emotional. 100 days is a wonderful cycle of love to extend and share and connect over.

I love, love. I love its power and its purpose in the world. It is extra awesome to be able to collaborate over our social media landscapes in this powerful way. This sixth cycle has been inspiring. This Sixth effort has been a breakthrough cycle and I am grateful for all of it.

Please continue to let us know what you enjoyed (or didn't) what you loved (or would like to see change) we appreciate your input and ongoing support.  Our love Elves will be working away dreaming of new loving activities for cycle 7, so don't be shy. We look forward to hearing from you.

Enjoy this third and final installment of Mel talking about love and kindness with Mara Brown on her talk show Living your Dreams, we saved this for the final days of the 6th Annual Mels Love Land to set the stage for the Mels Love Land docu-series. We hope you enjoy.

With Infinite love and gratitude. Mel.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Go Deeper. Love More. Be Kind. 6th Annual Mels Love Land #Next100 Day 100

May it get easier and more effortless for you to go through deeper and deeper doors of love and receiving blessings.

Ask spirit for help to guide you to the person place and thing that is necessary for your greatest good.
Connect with your inner power today and every day. That force that is in you but not of you that holds the deepest presence of the miraculous.

As this 100 days comes to a completion cycle, it might be time for you to wake up to your own commitment with spirit that will take you to the next flight of your souls most authentic expression.  Whatever comes take the time to enjoy it, to look for the miracle and to practice being more loving in this minute than the next.

With Infinite Love and Gratitude

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For the next 100 days I am going to consider the possibility that there is another way. 
I won't talk about war, I will feel peace. I won't talk about what isn't working. 
I will experience what is. I won't complain about what people don't do. 
I will appreciate what they do. 
Cura Et Labore “with care and work”

I am going to allow myself to be uplifted.
And. Be willing to see change. In a new light.
In what’s remembered. With Love.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Mels Love Land #Next100 Day 99 If We want to Contribute to Peace, We Have to Do More.

Lesson 255 in the ACIM ‘if we want to contribute to peace we have to do more. We have to become more peaceful’ goes hand in hand with one of Gandhi’s principles 'the end is inherent in the means' - Direct and simple. Peace needs peaceful hearts. Peace needs activism of the mechanism of the heart to stay open to differences and release fear into love.

Peace needs a daily active commitment to being peaceful.

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?"
"Where is there space for more loving thought? What unloving space could I remove from my thinking?"

Change occurs in the open human heart extending love, receiving love, staying open to love as a social force for good.

Make a commitment to peace in your heart right now.

If you think opening your heart to change and shift 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 in your heart, right now?  Why not? What do you have to lose?
You have the power with your love, with your forgiveness, with your kindness, with your peaceful state of awareness to dramatically change the experience of the world.

You have power with your thoughts to change your reality.  Make a shift in your perception from fear to love and have yourself a merry little miracle.

Hold into your own joy. Hold into your bliss. Hold into your light. Illuminate the way ahead by shining your light radiantly without reserve.

Inside each of us is a light. Shine that light today and everyday.

Enjoy the peaceful heart of joy!

With Infinite Love and Gratitude

Today in 6th Annual MELS LOVE LAND #NEXT100 | Today I Choose Perfect Peace

Mels Love Land Pledge!!

For the #Next100 Days I am going to consider the possibility there is another way…. 
(add whatever ‘feels right’ allow it to be your reality evenif it is just for one moment in time, revel in the idea that there is another way to look at it and allow yourself the privilege of true sight beyond your perceptions, because, whatever follows ‘I will consider the possibility there is another way’ will be the direction that you set
 – make it count)

For the next 100 days I am going to consider the possibility there is another way, I will love well with care for myself and the compassionate action of service.

Mels Love Land is not a place you can go to on a map. It is an experience of yourself within, 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 enraptured in the sacredness of your truest home, that space where love and forgiveness meets an open heart becoming a soulful force of nature.  

Get out there and be loving.  

For more information check out 
The 7th Annual Mels Love Land will return 11/1/17. 
If you have any ideas, musical thoughts, joyful input, want to come on board to sponsor, have ideas for love activism, are thinking about how you would like to change the world, please email Mel