“MAKE LOVE YOUR WEAPON AGAINST ANY EVIL.” MJ
It occurred to me, as I walked one lovely spring morning, that seasonal changes living in northern Minnesota are very like the musical compositions that fill my senses with elation and beauty. The ability to create melodies and harmonies in arrangements that feel as if the sound is being gently pulled from deep inside the soul, moving towards the light. That is but one of the multitude of gifts coming from the musical genius that is Michael Jackson.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZc6VZmbkJU
metaphor: the application of a word or phrase to an object to suggest comparison with another object or concept
While drinking from dawn’s nectar, I realized the metaphor for northern spring. Spring comes in tiny morsels which float on the winds. Days dawn earlier. Birdsong moves from brief tunes to full-throated love song. Cardinals begin the morning romance. Although small in stature, their sound is symphonic.
It’s the gradualness of these melodic measures that excites. Each part is cause for celebration. Temperatures climb and summer attire appears. Nothing is taken for granted…words from Michael’s lips. Allow the music to build, appreciate each layer as the song is painted with loving brushstrokes. “We will never fail if we create with love.” MJ
In the winter of my years, I understand. Greeting each season with love in my heart and taking none of it for granted. I enjoy the slowness of ecstasy. “Being in the moment, I will always have music.” MJ
Learning, listening, thinking, staying open, creating, appreciating, staying humble, being part of a global community seeking to heal the world with love. The composition is never complete. Michael has taught me that. “I am always hearing what is missing.” MJ My composition is far from complete. Life is drawn measure by measure. The more I think about it, the more convinced I am. Michael’s vision, his work, his life stand as a metaphor for humanity…how to live in love.
To say he inspires me…to say that I learn more about living each day……to say that I learn more about myself, is to speak the truth. Michael has always been, and remains today, the truth. This legacy extends to all four corners of the earth…the global community. I am part of it. With a full heart, I harness this energy to share whenever and wherever I can. METAPHOR. LEGACY. THE DREAM CONTINUES…
DANCING THE DREAM 1992
CONSCIOUSNESS EXPRESSES ITSELF THROUGH CREATION. THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN IS THE DANCE OF THE CREATOR. DANCERS COME AND GO IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE BUT THE DANCE LIVES ON. ON MANY AN OCCASION WHEN I’M DANCING, I’VE FELT TOUCHED BY SOMETHING SACRED. IN THOSE MOMENTS I’VE FELT MY SPIRIT SOAR AND BECOME ONE WITH EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS. I BECOME THE STARS AND THE MOON. I BECOME THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED. I BECOME THE VICTOR AND THE VANQUISHED. I BECOME THE MASTER AND THE SLAVE. I BECOME THE SINGER AND THE SONG. I BECOME THE KNOWER AND THE KNOWN. I KEEP ON DANCING AND THEN, IT IS THE ETERNAL DANCE OF THE CREATION. THE CREATOR AND CREATION MERGE INTO ONE WHOLENESS OF JOY. I KEEP ON DANCING AND DANCING…….AND DANCING, UNTIL THERE IS ONLY……THE DANCE. Michael Jackson
This week, we will celebrate springtime. I plan to dance and sing and feel touched by creation. I hope you will enjoy Michael’s message. “Remember, it’s all meant to be play…keep to your task but dance while you do it.” MJ Happy Spring!