Thursday, April 09, 2015

Hope. Love. Miracles. #Uprising

A people can never die whose hope rises up.

We are muslim, and jewish and christian we are all of it.

Sharing this one earth with each other

The thing we are not is violent
ultimately there will be no winning or losing in violence.

We must enter into loving practices of humanity.

Win peace in your own heart, right now. Let down the walls of judgement and rise up into the power and presence that can transcend all the petty activities of the battlefields.

Elevate your life with love.

Be Love Land. Today and Everyday.

Enjoy this Alvin Ailey work Uprising by Hofesh Shechter

Joy Love, Marianne Wiliamson: Miracles


"Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are."  — Marianne

Enjoy Marianne's Easter 2015 talk ... #Love Now



Lots of Love,

Melanie

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The Star Fish Thrower Story - Choose Right Now to See the Joy in Your ONE Loving Effort...

Choose right now to see the world with Love.  

At a recent gathering a dear friend shared this Starfish Thrower story as an answer to her own question and emotions around how, after this past years massive efforts where she gave everything she had, was tested beyond belief, risked everything, jumping off cliff after cliff without ceasing, only to realize more, then more, was required to move through her entrepreneurial world changing efforts and she had nothing left to give. When she finished her sharing, realization washed through the group, her frustration and insight finding balance, shifting the energies of action, lighting the way ahead. 

Inspired by The Star Thrower from natural science writer Loren Eiseley...

After quite a brutal ocean side storm a man stepped out for his morning walk along the shore.  As he looked down the beach, he saw a human figure moving like a dancer.  He smiled to himself to think of someone who would dance to the tides.  As he got closer, he noticed that it was a young girl and the young girl wasn't dancing, but instead she was reaching down to the shore, picking up what he now realized were starfish and very gently throwing them one at a time back into the ocean. 

He called out, "Good morning!  What are you doing?" The young girl paused, looked up and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean." 

"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" 

"The sun is up and the tide is going out. And if I don't throw them in they'll die."

"But don't you realize that there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!" 

The young girl listened politely. Then bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves. 

"It made all the difference for that one!" 

The old man looked at the girl inquisitively and thought about what she had done and said. Now inspired, he joined the young girl in throwing starfish back into the sea.  
Soon others joined, and the starfish found there way home.

Each of us is here to sing our song, to share who we are and to do what we came here to do, to act in kindness and take the steps we are called to make.  Every action taken within the space of your heart means the world to the individual whose life is changed in its wake.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”  - Margaret Mead

It not only takes a village it takes each of us to stand in the truth of what our heart is telling us to do.  Inspiration comes in many forms, it is always our willingness to see with our hearts that enables the miraculous shift in perception to unfold bringing with it compassion.

Love leads the way to being there for someone who needs help, when they are most needed.  Don't hesitate to contact Mel if you would love to get involved and become a supporter or volunteer in the Be Love Land movement.  email us here.
  
"On a point of land, I found the star thrower...I spoke once briefly. "I understand," I said. "Call me another thrower." Only then I allowed myself to think, He is not alone any longer. After us, there will be others...We were part of the rainbow...Perhaps far outward on the rim of space a genuine star was similarly seized and flung...For a moment, we cast on an infinite beach together beside an unknown hurler of suns... We had lost our way, I thought, but we had kept, some of us, the memory of the perfect circle of compassion from life to death and back to life again - the completion of the rainbow of existence"  -- From The Star Thrower Loren Eiseley completed shortly before his death published in 1969 in The Unexpected Universe

Lots of Love,

Melanie



Saturday, April 04, 2015

MELS LOVE LAND 31 LOVING TIPS to Let Love Lead the Way

Some tips. Some Love. Some wisdom shared in the hopes you feel a shift in your perception into magnificent love of yourself and the world we share.  That today you take a moment to Consider the possibility there is another way to look at the situation.  Take this moment, right now and shower it with love.  Choose in this moment to see the happiness of your souls endeavors,  Take the path that you forge that allows you to march to the beat of your own drummer, that allows you the freedom to cherish your most authentic self and celebrate all that it is and all that you are as we, together, extend that privilege to all we meet!

Take the pledge today to be a LOVER of your life exactly as it is. Take Mels Love Land Pledge and join MEL as I kick off the Be Love Land documentary collaboration in Love Land, Colorado at "B" Sweet Cupcakes 4/10.

Excerpted from MELS LOVE LAND these loving tips just might help you click into your inner mechanism of awesomeness where love leads the way and life can be trusted and your heart is safe and you are remembering you are healed and whole and present and loved. SO loved.

I share these from the space of what I have gained and lost from this loving work, sharing the ways life has opened up and the world has become one giant miracle in loving action.  Yes, filled with challenges, but also people to cherish and love and experiences to thrill in, and adventures to unfold and stories to tell and inspirations to flow and possibilities to open into.  

Number one is a big one and one of those to remind you to stop and just be love land in your life.

1) Sometimes there is nothing to do but be loving.


2)  Things that I thought took so much time to unfold, really took no time at all upon their completion.  The experience was everything.

Like Einstein shared 'Time and space are illusions of consciousness' let it all go, and be present.  Everything happens in the perfect time.


3) No matter what circumstance seems to be put in front of you, the deepest truth of our loving humanity is always available.

Why worry.  Worry is a choice. Choose to be love instead of worrying.  Whatever happens you are going to be fine or you are going to be dead.  Have fun.  Be Powerful. Be Loving. Share your Heart.



4)  Mistakes mean nothing in the course of a life well lived, where the foolishness of love are the adventures of the soul.

Live your life.  Don't hold back. Dance when your feet want to dance.  Burn the candle. Feel the love.  Share your passion.  Walk through an open door.  Take a nap. Do whatever your heart wants to in the commitment to expanding your practice of humanity.



5)  Love is the most powerful force in every situation.

Let Love Lead the way.  Enjoy the breeze of grace.  Live in the fullness of now and enjoy the joy and thrill that brings the soul in allowing the moment to flourish.  Allow the power that blossoms the seed into its promised code and on and on to flow.



6) Practicing love is the exercise of the heart

Life is filled with mistakes and pains of growth and surprises and joys and failures and successes who is to say anything is a problem.  You are exercising your life you are fulfilling a practice of mastering the joys of experience.




7) Love's perfection lies in the acceptance of each moment.


 Acceptance.  Forgiveness.  Love. This Moment. That is All.




8) When you let love lead the way you always end up exactly where you are supposed to be.

You are never lost, you are merely on your way to being found.



9)  If you are not thinking with love what you are seeing and saying (to yourself and others) is not real.

***This one is a blink, blink, blinky mcblinkerson one, requiring a love yourself heart opening detachment and release of the ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’

Vision is an expression of the heart.  Allow your heart to see and find yourself in the presence of the miracle of each encounter.



10 ) Love does not live in the past or predict the future, it is complete in this present moment, highlighting what needs 'present' attention beyond the blocks of self false beliefs placed in front of the heart.

The past is over it can touch you not.  Enjoy this simple statement and unhinge your present to be something magnificent.



11) People find loving tough because on some deep level we all get the simplicity of Martin Luther King Jr. influenced by love statement 'our job isn’t to like everyone, it is to love them.'  So those that bug us, irritate us, drive us to the brink, are in our lives to teach us love.

Don't be one of these people.  Love and allow that to create a powerful boundary between you and everyone you encounter.  Love sometimes says no and it says it so clearly there is no where to go.  Love invites more love and gives every situation the power of possibility.


12) When you think it hurts to much to love and you want to close your heart and call those who seem to hurt you names and point out why they are assholes, love more deeply, it only means that you love yourself enough to remember how closing your heart brings you pain.

The ache of the heart is your compassion and self love pouring into new air.  Expanding without reserve.  Embrace and celebrate the assholes in your atmosphere and choose to see all of it as a call to love and send loving blessings and then get the hell away from any asshole.



13)  Wisdom and understanding and forgiveness flow freely from an open heart.

The soul knows where it belongs, not some of the time, all of the time.  Forgiveness is the grace of forgiveness.

The heart is the force of truth allow it to live its truth and have fun going along for the ride.



Saturday, March 28, 2015

Her voice was "entirely human yet laced with the divine." Words from Russell Brand Discussing His Friend Amy Winehouse...

These words from an article on Russell Brand on his friend Amy Winehouse give us an insight into the intersections where our humanity plays and dances with the divine.  We never know how long we have here on the planet. What our particular path is or how it will play out. Some of us burn bright and explode into the next incarnation."

That is the way of all things.  We never know anything.  We can burn brightly for an instant, slow burn for eternity or never burn.  Everything is at play and each possibility is available, doors not opened, paths not taken, opportunities left on the wayside.  Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  Mostly every action co-creates.  Every action.  You get to make each action count. Do so.

I recommend adding love to all of your actions.  It super charges everything and propels you into magnificent possibilities.

Our actions create the artistry of our lives, that balance of elegance of purpose into the harmony of the universe.

Artistry is an ongoing expression of the uniqueness of our soul's code in co-creation with the present.

In other words each of us brings what we bring and the universe celebrates all of it!

In Amy Winehouse's case her work and soul full talented sound poured through her addiction, maybe the played together easing the way into her ability to remain in the present moment where artistry takes flight.  Who knows. You never know if you will emerge from the spiral of addiction and triumphantly show up when unsustainable behavior prevails.  The truth is you never know.

There is always an inspiration for your actions (constructive, destructive, who is to say) when you are working intuitively. Sometimes you don't know why but you are doing something, and doing something, and doing something, in hopes of connecting that interior pressure to bring the experience into consciousness, it is an eternal ache to do something to bring forth some inkling of what wants to be born. It is beyond your control. You give over to this process through practice through love and through a discipline of showing up every day to the blank page.  You bring forward what wants to be shared and you do it again, and again.

You learn to love the blank page. You learn to love the way the energy flows through your hands. You begin to express the ache in glorious and wonderful ways.

In this knowing of inevitability there is no not doing it is merely being in the presence of this divine opening up the expression not understanding with the mind by searching and feeling with the whole of who you are  the wholeness of that complete picture that you caught a glimpse of before the clouds of memory descends. it is there in the faith and intuition that what was seen beyond the eyes within that work of the heart will ultimately be captured and brought into form of the here and now. the world that exists that our body lives in that isn't anything other than the divining of your expression. that birthing tradition that is honored and cultivated through the leap after leap of faith. Knowing it is leading you somewhere building the intensity of experience so more can be called forth in these places and spaces of the human divine intersection we are without a doubt manifesting the god within that sense of self that fully knows everything that is meant to be brought forth at the moment of destiny that is the destination of our truest self.

We reflect on things of beauty that come out of the intersection of the divine and our humanity.

The questioning just part of the birthing through the insanity and the mania to deliver of the co-created baby into the world, that birthing becoming the full emergence of the divine feminine the impregnation being taken and the process being exercised and nourished and coaxed and cheered and through the doubt and the disgust and the disappointments and the endless dead ends the opening is found and the connection is made. Forever more as part of the conscious experience.

The resistance merely part of the information necessary to know it is time... that the labor pains have begun. that the process of living and breathing into the other space is to be honored and not shut down and you are in the seat exploring everything here and now necessary to bring forth the beautiful creature that is waiting to be born in all its radiant glory no matter what.

Everyone handles entering the co-creative intersection point differently.  It is a power place.

Enjoy Amy Winehouse back to black.  Gone but not forgotten...


Sunday, March 22, 2015

It Really is a Wonderful LIfe...

Full of loving beautiful people, sharing and enjoying their lives all around our loving planet.

There isn't a day that goes by that I do not feel deep gratitude for all that I have and all that has been given to me, all the love that I get to experience and how many grand occurrences of chance filled joy frequent my heart as I meet the world and its inhabitants.

Enjoy today in every way.  Step into the world with a song in your heart and love and appreciation, because it really is a Wonderfull life.

So grateful for all we get to do and share and be together.






Enjoy flashback Sunday to a past post of wonderfullness - here. now.

Friday, March 20, 2015

6 Ways to Experience Mel's Love Land Network

THE LOVE, MEL CODE
Love Bird BFF Bagel Debrief with Crew


LIVE FULLY
BE LOVING
GIVE EVERYTHING
LAUGH OFTEN
(OH...AND.. DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE THE SMALL STUFF)

LOVE, MEL PROGRAMS

A few things coming up and a few ways to expand the Love.

MELS LOVE LAND IN ACTION

Mel Talks Love as Social Force in Love Land, Colorado at B Sweet Cupcakes on April 10th at 7:30 pm.  Pre purchase the book here and receive an extra special gift.

Take the pledge... For the #Next100 Days I am Going to Consider the Possibility there is Another Way. #LoveLand's 4th Annual Feast of Love Coming Soon... email if you want to help in planning.

GIVING IS RECEIVING

1) Like, share loving ideas, wherever you are.  Become a Love Warrior in your life and community.
2) Donate to our we heart giving fundraising efforts (these funds go to support several amazing community programs)
2.5) Donate funds to the LOVE LAND movement (sharing loving thought as a way of life.)
3) Subscribe to our blog and keep up with the Love train.
4) Become part of Mel's Soul Family by getting on our mailing list
5) Come to one of our AMP sunday teas empowering events that promote amazing, magnificent and phenomenal individuals.
6) Refer us to do business with your company and make the connection.
7) Join us in Operation Support – ideas and action items to bring love to the front lines, offering Love where it is needed most.
8) Open up your own Love Land in your community as a reminding mechanism that Love always remains the answer.
9) Participate in our Good Morning Beautiful Prayers for Peace –  prayers to rise and shine for all to tap into the flow of our peace filled shift.

TODAY IS THE DAY!


Whatever it is you’ve been wanting to do. I give you a big wholehearted encouraging, high-fiving, pass to do it.

Lots of Love, Mel