THE TRUTH RUNS IN MARATHONS
IN THE END, THE TRUTH ALWAYS TRIUMPHS
I have never really believed, before now, the far-reaching effect lying has. Listening to half-truths, fabrications and bald-faced lies about Michael has convinced me of the devastating power of the lie. I know the statements above were what Michael truly believed, but I am impatient for the lies to be proven lies and the truths to be shouted from rooftops. I want to see it right now. Of course, I do not and I cry and scream and even use profanity I have never uttered before, but what I so deeply want to change does not. This is such a roller-coaster ride I am on. My body is weary and my mind isn’t. I want triumph right now!
Where did I miss the acceptance that God has the perfect plan and my will has nothing to do with it? Why haven’t I taken to my soul the words Michael said to God, ‘What is it you want me to do next, God?’ I am always fighting challenge, looking for the everyday, the ordinary, normal and quiet…that smooth ride. And now, even more difficult for me is seeing someone I love be unjustly treated yet again. Often, I cannot stop the tears, the pain, that feeling of being gutted.
If someone came to me saying all of what I have written here, I would know exactly how to counsel them. My brain works just fine. But, my heart and soul override that calm counsel for myself. I absolutely know that hate doesn’t minimize hate…love minimizes hate. I absolutely know that Michael lived his values before a world audience and met challenges that make me weak. He turned any negative into a positive through creating and giving more love. I know that! I’ve seen that many, many, MANY times. It’s who he was.
“MAKE LOVE YOUR WEAPON AGAINST ANY EVIL” Michael Jackson Japan 1987
I know he didn’t look at himself as a victim. His bravery was so deep. When I write my small checks each month for charities…when I help out at Ruby’s Pantry…I feel I am defining just a little bit who I am becoming. I practice each and every day the idea of gratitude prayers and I really mean it all! Maybe I have always distrusted God’s motives for me. Am I just going through the motions and not really and truly being in the moment? I know about being in the moment. I undertand it’s importance but I have a long way to go to be good at it.
I always remember the childlike innocence Michael talked about, wrote about. Trusting as a child. I get tripped up by this a bit when I think about Michael’s death. That is tough to accept. Do I believe that accidents are just that…untimely, unplanned…Conrad Murray colliding with Michael’s life? Right now, I am not sure. Michael’s trust was met with criminal negligence to the tenth power. Media attention brought about a high-tech lynching never before seen. The line between tabloid and legitimate news was erased forever. Media power and greed and unprofessional behaviors were the rule with absolutely no accountability required. That power has given the right to say anything, print anything and never be held responsible. To tell the truth, I am appalled and very angry with what I have seen.
Life lessons, challenges only hit us when they are personal. Michael’s life is personal to me…to millions. His death is personal to me..to millions. Media slander is personal to us all. Personal gets deep down inside the soul. I am reminded of two powerful quotes taken from the UK Justice System: WE ALL HAVE A DUTY OF CARE TO ONE ANOTHER AND NO BREACH SHALL GO UNPUNISHED…EVIL TRIUMPHS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING
“WHAT QUICKLY BECAME APPARENT, HOWEVER, WAS HOW LITTLE INTEREST THERE WAS IN EVIDENCE OR DECENCY, NUANCE OR OBJECTIVITY. RATINGS AND HEADLINES DEPENDED ON AN INCESSANT STREAM OF SENSATIONALISM, INNUENDO, HEARSAY AND SPECULATION, AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AUDIENCES RECEIVED. JACKSON HIMSELF WAS REDUCED TO A CIRCUS FREAK. HE WAS THE MODERN-DAY ELEPHANT MAN, BEGGING TO BE TREATED LIKE A HUMAN BEING AMIDST A CROWD OF FINGER-POINTING SPECTATORS. BRITISH JOUNALIST CHARLES THOMSON CALLED IT ONE OF THE MOST SHAMEFUL EPISODES IN JOURNALISTIC HISTORY. POLITICAL OBSERVER JEFF KOOPERSMITH CHARACTERIZED IT AS A HIGH-TECH LYNCHING. Joseph Vogel MAN IN THE MUSIC 2011http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-8TQADs4bI&feature=related
“I heard Deepak saying on CNN that Michael was probably the most spiritual man he had ever met and I can attest to that as well. He called me up one day back in 1991 after I had written a book called REAL MAGIC, and asked me if I would like to come out and bring my family which is a whole plane load, so all eight of my children went with me and my wife and we spent 5 days out there in Neverland with him. Just talking to him, I went up on a mountain there, just the two of us talking and his question to me was, ‘Is there such a thing as real magic and what is it and how do I get it and I want to know about it,’ and was just so filled with excitement about this. What concerns me when I see, particularly about a lot of the messages coming in on the internet, about people making accusations about this man, and that troubles me a great deal because this was the kindest, sweetest, most beautiful human being and I trusted my children with him, obviously. When he was out there in Santa Maria County at Neverland, the prosecutor there had a real desire to go after him. I think the statistics were that they had 76 police cars in that county and they sent 74 of them to go to the ranch and look for evidence to support these accusations that were made by a woman who had made a career out of going after celebrities and trying to make money. And, in the same county, there were many priests that had not only been accused but admitted to sexually molesting young boys but they didn’t send any cars out for them. And then all of the evidence that they acquired was presented to a jury of not his peers but to people who were not even that friendly toward him and they voted 12-0 to acquit him on every single charge. So I know for absolute certainty that this is a man who could have never have done anything to be harmful to anyone. He was very much a child himself. He was as kind and decent and spiritual a human being as I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending any time with. I dedicated one of my books to him. When you look at his enormous talent and the committment that he had to ending world hunger for example. He personally was responsible for cutting the number of people from starving to death on this planet in half back in the 80’s and 90’s with We Are The World and Heal The World and he took no money for it at all. When I spent the time out there at the ranch, the whole thing was organized around the children who were handicapped in one way. The theatre, amusement park, all of it was set up so that children who were hospitalized and in beds and sick and on crutches and so on could come there and experience the joy of what it meant to be a child. This was a beautiful, beautiful human being, someone who will go down in history as the greatest entertainer ever…but more than a great entertainer, this was a great man who lived a very tortured life particularly in the last several years of his life. I think being accused of those kinds of things when his heart was so pure, it took a huge toll. I was telling my children last night you know anybody can make an accusation such as that…these kinds of accusations, these kinds of things people say…be very careful of that and know in your hearts from me, my time with him and those 5 days back in 1991 solidified for me that this was a transcendant being who had not only enormous talent but a heart as big as the sky. (transcendent…superior, exceeding, going beyond ordinary limits, exceeding in excellence) Dr. Wayne Dyer on Michael Jackson 2009
I am strengthened by the millions of people telling Michael’s truth and I am very proud to be a small part of that triumph…the marathon of truth rigorously continues around the globe. Yes, some continue twisting and turning reality for their own agenda, but, to my great relief, many, many, MANY are taking on the duty of care for Michael Jackson. Everything that goes around, comes around…Michael’s truth will not be denied and, in that, I find justice and hope and inspiration. My gratitude is over-flowing because I am learning that my questions inform my journey and REVISIT…NURTURE…DEFINE who I am.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmNA22AILs
Thank you for taking time to listen. This is my heart on the line. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE. My prayers tonight are that the likes of WR and others never win by trying to extort Michael…that Michael’s children and family are strong and brave, that all that knew Michael will stand by him and speak out. That Michael’s love will sustain us all as we face the tidal wave of evil ahead. I WILL NEVER STOP BELIEVING IN YOU, MICHAEL!
“Unclean minds mislead the pure
The innocent will leave for sure
For them there is a resting place
Michael, they won’t go, they won’t go where you go.”