WHAT IF 

all our thoughts 

were loving? . . . 

 

consider the possibility

MELANIE LUTZ - MEL'S LOVE LAND
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DAY 10 / NEXT 100 DAYS OF LOVE | HONOR YOUR INCARNATION*

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.

Picture from the Archives of the Jim Henson Studios. The Joy of a lifetime collaboration with Frank Oz.

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.