by Virginia Cornue
I wrote about Mummenshantz a post ago. Mummenshantz, a non-verbal theatrical production, is all about taking the mundane and transforming it into something amazing that speaks to the human condition--a black box with bits of colored tape becomes a means of intimate communication when the tape bits mark out a face on one side of the box. A huge red balloon and an equally huge yellow tube play together and then involve the audience as playmates in their game of communication.
I've thought a lot about transformation in the past 5 or so years. And worked to bring about many transformations in myself. Time has added others. But at this moment of seasonal transformation--just on the other side of winter Solstice--I have determined to undergo another and deeper transformation. I am setting my baggage down--all the old emotional baggage--all the old baggage that has weighed me down--and weighed me down in my body weight, my spirit, my productivity as well. I am setting down the baggage that has been dragging me down, holding me back , sapping my energy, filling up lots of space, blocking off the abundance, the riches of life I deserve --that we all deserve. That everyone deserves. That is possible if there is room in your life and heart
I've done massive amounts of healing over the past few years. and done that healing well. I've created many new channels in my life, many new pathways to travel. to explore, to create, through which to meet potential new partners of every sort. I need a new lighter set of luggage, pared down, sleek, trim and ready to move--into my burgenouing new life. So now is the time to set the old baggage down--maybe with a thump, maybe just gently, maybe just give it away to some one else.
Whenever some of the old baggage is found lurking, I'm going to think of what Mummenschantz would do.
Mummenshantz would stick some tape on the side of my baggage: some bits for eyes, a curved bit for a mouth, a looped bit for a nose, two loops for ears. All of a sudden, my old baggage would be smiling face, maybe even laughing with a big open mouthed belly laugh at the wonder of it all, at the silliness of it all and the possibilities of it all. Yes, indeed their transformative creativity would make my old rock filled dragging me down baggage into a HUGE smiling face encccouraging me onward. And would make us all laugh. SO--here's the the mummenshantz of it all. Here's to the mummenshantz in all of us! The best gift possible this year.
Happy Holidays, everyone! Go mummenshantz yourself, Virginia