Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love in Post Production

| The True Story of What Happened when Mel set out to Love Everyone |

\What would the world be like if love always remained the answer?

Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love (coming soon)



Consider the possibility there is another way...

Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love 
docu-series 
COMING SOON

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Love. Mel


Why We Speak of Love. Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love Next 100

At the deepest level we all sourced from the same beautiful kinnetic energy.
Identity is form not content.
When we speak of love identity disappears.
Imagine your content default is love.
Loose yourself form the world you think you see.
Allow the magnficence of this moment and the next to revive your inner power.
Remember.
It's not a place you can go to on a map.
It is an experience of yourself within.
It is a deep and abiding sense of peace.
It is a meeting place of spirit and source where difference does not exist. 
Imagineer your life as a 21st Century light filled, spirit energized source of all knowing, wonderful, gentle beingness. 

Love. Mel


7th Annual Mels Love Land: All Systems Love Next 100 Why We Speak of Love.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life Screening at the Vista!

"Each life touches so many others... it really is a wonderful life."

CELEBRATE the holiday in Los Angeles with us for a screening of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life 35 MM on Friday, December 22nd  @ 11:59p at the Vista Theater (4473 Sunset Dr. LA, CA 90027) 

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite

Join us. Show up. Let's celebrate the wonderful life we all share!

Frank Capra is an artist of unparalleled excellence and as we end the year let's remember....


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. It is our job to walk our path and connect to the collective heart that knows it really is a wonderful life as part of a 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 as we choose to love - deeply, completely and wholeheartedly.

Love, Mel



End of the movie - it is a miracle when we choose differently. 




Thanks to the Team behind the Secret Cinema Club for their dedication to 35MM.



Frank Capra, Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed (a few of my favorite things)

Film stars James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, and Henry Travers.  

Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite - Vista Theater in Los Feliz Dec 22 and Dec 23rd - worth seeing on the big screen Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life!

here's an interview with one of the original cast members on the publicity tour for the 70th Anniversary film re-release...








Saturday, November 11, 2017

Mel talks Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love #MiniMag Celebration issue Earth = Love

The Earth is My Home
Respect is the main call of my commitment 
to harmony and balance and love. 
Allowing love to lead the way, 
expanding the experience 
of love as a way of life. 
Along the way 
others join
as the love movement grows
each will offer up their gifts 
to each other
in our communities
we will rise.

Mels ❤️ Land



Keep an eye out for the upcomin
Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love 
docu-series 
COMING SOON

Register for Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love Next 100 click here (Starts 1/11/18)
early bird registration until 11/11

To get on the All Systems Love activist email list info@alwaysalice.com
To subscribe to Mels ❤️ Land: All Systems Love MiniMag click here



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A Look Into Mels ❤️ Land Documentary as the Project moves into Post Production

Have you ever wondered if you could bring love to every conversation, every situation, every circumstance, everyone. Mel took on the task.

Check out this little preview from Adobe and if you want to join the love movement and be a part of a screening near you email info@alwaysalice.com. More information at www.loveland101.com

WRITER

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Celebrating our Loved Ones.... Dia De Los Santos y Fieles Difuntos Arco Iris Day of Saints and Faithful Dead | Love Ceremony

Today's ceremonial love activism is based on the service Dia De Los Santos y Fieles Difuntos Arco Iris Day of Saints and Faithful Dead at All Saints in Pasadena, CA abbreviated for sharing.

Dia de Los Muertos originated in Mexico, before the Spanish conquest. The exact date is unknown but it has been speculated that the idea originated with the Olmecs, possibly as long as 3000 years ago. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Festive and colorful, it serves more as a celebration honoring our loved ones in the way we remembered them while they were alive. This is a time to bring photographs, garments, favorite foods, or other symbolic reminders of your loved one. El Dia de los Muertos also has another dimension, that of honoring our "collective dead," those people, often nameless and invisible, who have departed for reasons of social injustice -poverty, war violence. We must celebrate and honor the dead by loving the living, and loving the living means working for an end to war and poverty, fighting for healthcare reform and humane immigration reform, and working for full inclusion in our worlds. 

The ceremony can be summed up simply.... We must heed the call to "love one another as Christ loves us."

The service I attended shared a beautiful reading from Message in Colors by Julie Sopetran a Poem found in Mexico City, Mixquic & Morelos- Through the Eyes of the Soul, Day of the Dead in Mexico 

Lit candles. Faces. Memories and an entrance that's a rainbow: protection for the place of rest and meditation. Necklaces. Cempasuchitl, pre-Hispanic links, songs, paper medals, flames talking to the wind the diverse language departed. It is the prime time of the celebration or death's thread, threaded through time's needle. It is the decomposition of matter, transformed into art. It is the final curtain awaken from death in Ocotepec. Yes. An eternal dream of uncorrupt flowers and of gibberish. It is death's lament, fading away and it is also the respect made a tribute. 


Who could have imagined so much beauty on a tomb? Mole. Glass of water. Incense. Salt. Prayers. Firecrackers. Fruits. Bread. Music. Corridos. Bolas. Romantic songs. History, praised. Creativity, expressed in its most raw form ... And it is the color purple, elegies in white, blue, pink. It is a blow from grace so heightened as artificial fire that reveals the soul's presence in the darkness. Something like the flowering of martyrdom in flames. An arrangement for the end or the posthumous splendor. In Morelos everything is possible - gloom battles with life and it's victor, it is once again for a little while, happiness, ludic tradition which overcomes reality. It was before these ornate grave-sites when I knew that in Ocotepec, as in my heart, those that have departed return every year to remind us of their love. And that onl) LOVE can save us. 


In Spanish-

Una vela encendida. Una cara. Un recuerdo y un port6n arco iris: protecci6n del remanso. Collares. Cempasuchiles, cadenas pre hispanicas, canciones. Medallas de papel, llamas hablando al viento el diverso lenguaje fallecido. Es la hora suprema de la celebracion

o el hilo de la muerte, enhebrado en la aguja del tiempo. Es la descomposici6n de la materia, transformada en arte. Es la postrimeria resucitada en Ocotepec. Si. Un suefio etemo de flores incorruptas y de algarabias. Es el lamento de la muerte desvanecido y es tambien el respeto hecho ofrenda.

l, Quien podria imaginar tanta belleza en una tumba? El mole. El vaso de agua. El copal. La sal. Las oraciones. Los cohetes. La fruta. El pan. La musica. Los corridos. Las bolas. Los romances. La historia enaltecida. La creatividad expresada en lo mas descarnado ... Y es el morado, elegias en blanco, azul y rosa. Es un golpe de gracia tan elevado como un fuego artificial que expresa la presencia del alma en la oscuridad. Algo asi como el martirio en llamas florecido. Un arreglo para el finado o la exquisitez p6stuma de lo que uno piensa que es el mas alla; colores. En Morelos todo es posible - lo filnebre se reconcilia con la vida y vence, vuelve a ser por un rato, alegria, costumbre ludica que supera Ia realidad. Fue ante estas sepulturas adornadas, cuando supe, que en Ocotepec, como en mi coraz6n, los difuntos regresan cada afio, a repetimos que nos aman. Y que solo el AMOR puede salvarnos.

May the power of love enable us to come to terms with things in life we cannot understand, that we may grow more tender, more courageous, more purposeful.

The time comes to celebrate those who have passed over as People offer the names of their departed loved ones. After each name is said aloud, the entire congregation responds, saying

"Presente!"

It goes something like this as each person calls out to their departed loved one.

"Jim"

Presente!

"Cecelia"

Presente!

"Barbara"

Presente!

"Lisa"

Presente!

And on and on until all are spoken into our hearts, here and the other;

Tears and love flow as all are remembered.

The ceremony ends with Mexican Hot Chocolate, which is somewhat spicy.

El pueblo ofrece los nombres de los seres queridos. Despues de que cada nombre es dicho en alta voz, la congregaci6n entera responde diciendo: Presente!

May you find comfort in remembering. May you find peace in celebrating. May your memories be sweet and may all our spirits be enriched and nourished by the ceremony.

Love, Mel




Thursday, October 26, 2017

Throwback Thursday. 60 Second Reads. Rise and Shine.

Throwback to the first year of Mels Love Land #Next 100.

Mel drops 60 seconds from the book.

The era of great leadership seems to be on a hiatus and really when it finally emerges is not wholly going to right this ship. We are in a time when taking personal responsibility must ignite the way forward. Where we've been good we are going to need to be great and where we've been unconscious we are going to wake up. The one thing we can be sure of... the person standing in front of you, driving next to you, working down the hall has experienced, or is experiencing as much trauma as you. Be kind. Be a light so others, our children, our neighbors, our communities, here and across the globe, can rise and shine. Everyday. Fully nourished and safe from suffering.

#AllSystemsLove


 
Rise and Shine - MELS LOVE LAND #Next100 from Melanie Lutz on Vimeo.

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