HONOR YOUR INCARNATION*
Don't waste a second taking sides. Render your own council. Be a light unto yourself, connected, rooted, loving, whole. Free your mind of its unloving thoughts by honoring all the gifts you have been given, all of the interconnections and power of who you are.
AWAKEN: CONNECTION TO YOUR INNER POWER
Because I went to college at the University of Maryland in College Park and happen to be a super nerdy curious customer, I know way more than anyone would care to know about the origin story of Jim Henson. His work began when he was a freshman at the U of M where he created a short form puppet friendly comedy, Sam and Friends (1955–1961), in collaboration with his future wife and graduating senior- Jane Nebel. One could picture them meeting and turning their chemistry into developing the dominant partner's work. We learned about them in the creeky, hub Bub of classes, backstage and in the dark hallways of the campus theater.
Henson was legendary in many ways, he fulfilled his puppet dreams in the most epic way and he graduated with a degree in Home Economics. The aura of his work poured through theater. During his freshman year, Henson created a short form comedy, Sam and Friends (1955–1961), in collaboration with his future wife, and graduating senior- Jane Nebel. This was the spirit of the U of M~~ comedic, determined, eclectic, fertile. The mythology of creative, artistic, success through such a different endeavor, puppets, an inspiration, because, if he could do it with puppets, wouldn't it be easier without having to multi-task and we always laughed when we added (with weed : )
Henson co-founded Muppets, Inc. with Jane, which would eventually become the storied The Jim Henson Company I still drive by and occasionally visit for a screening. As his first 'show' "Sam and Friends" ended, Jane Nebel quit to raise their children. Jim Henson hired puppet performer Frank Oz to replace her. Henson would always credit them both for developing the tone, humor and character of his Muppets. The picture below captures the treasure trove of joy, showcasing the close friendship and partnership that lasted until Jim Henson died. The two found in each other a creative kinship. Their teamwork shined through Bert and Ernie, Kermit and Miss Piggy, Kermit and Fozzie Bear. An absolute legend who was inspired by the successes of Walt Disney and the intuition of what was possible with his childhood passion ~~puppetry. He honored his incarnation in the world bringing us the kind, funny, compassionate, educational television and entertainment that would charm, entertain and endure.
REMEMBER: THE JOY IS DOING WHAT YOU CAME HERE TO DO
Honor your incarnation, your expression in this lifetime, it is why you are here. When we do what we came here to do, when we share the gifts we've been given, we are in our joy, giving and receiving as one. We are in the center of our well being and we simply radiate the peace that comes from fulfilling our purpose.
FOUNDATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AFFIRMATION
Every decision I make is at the center of my well being.
I honor myself.
I honor myself.
I honor myself.
PRAYER'S OF THE HEART
May you find deep comfort and total peace in your way of being in the world.
LOVE ACTIVISM 💚🌱✨
*Ram Dass talked about the honor of this incarnation. There are many things to honor in your cosmology. I hope you consider the word honor, what it means to you, and allow yourself to deeply cherish and honor all of you. Here’s something I found from the Ram Dass foundation as he talks through form and formlessness – the way, etc. “If you want perfection in your spiritual journey you must honor your incarnation and become totally free of it.” It is both, and.
Listen: The Object of the Dance - Ram Dass
The goal is not to realize God and forget humanity, but to fully embrace both by coming to the understanding that form and formlessness are two different faces of God
In Christian theology "the doctrine of the incarnation holds that Jesus, the preexistent 'divine Logos' (Koine Greek for "Word") and the second hypostasis of the Trinity God the Son and Son of the Father taking on a human body and human nature, "was made flesh” and conceived in the womb of Mary the Theotokos (Greek for "God-bearer"; Latin: Mater Dei, lit. 'Mother of God’). The doctrine of the incarnation, then, entails that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human, his two natures joined in hypostatic union."
This intersection of divine light breaking through human consciousness is celebrated as 'Christmas' in cultural traditions. Mel's Love Land likes to consider that it is 'Christmas, every damn day' we honor our spirit and our humanity allowing them to meet and to let our light shine.
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