“We have been taught that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.”
You love to pretend that you’re good
When you’re always up to no good
You really can’t make him hate her
So your tongue became a razor
Someone’s always tryin’ to keep my baby cryin’
Treacherous, cunnin’ declinin’
You got my baby cryin’
Saying you just wanna be startin somethin’
WANNA BE STARTIN SOMETHIN’
“We need to be careful what type of media and information we digest, because although we think we are so powerful and in control of our minds, our subconscious runs most of our lives. It is even proved that over time, we forget the sources of the information in our heads, whether it was true or second hand, and pass these stories on to each other.”
MICHAEL JACKSON Man Behind the Mirror
Every now and then, being reminded of the truth is necessary, especially when word choices act as weapons rather than balm. Michael sings about the pretense of being good when the motives are anything but. “Nothing dies harder than a bad idea.” I so agree with Julia Cameron. ~BUT WITH YOUR PEN YOU TORTURE MEN, DO ANYTHING FOR NEWS~ Michael certainly understood the wisdom behind that. Recently, we have been once again confronted with the improper judgments about Michael’s children and their parentage. In the decades I have traveled this planet, I have never seen another father questioned, judged, ridiculed about his children’s bloodline. NEVER! Our creative minds play with the things we love…this topic is not on my list. However, it has made the lists of others. Remembering Michael’s past gives power to his presence and strengthens his legacy. And so, we turn to the ultimate authority on Michael Jackson…MICHAEL JACKSON.
“Yes, there are surrogate mothers who do this everyday. That happens every day in this world-it is happening right now. I used a surrogate mother and my own sperm cells. I had my own sperm cells in my other two children. They are all my children.”
M. B. Interview 2003
Education has taught me that Michael Jackson gave truths to the world.
The bond between Michael Jackson and his Fans spans the depths of intimacy and reaches the chemistry of knowing. Cells that make up our bodies, molecules, have been permanently changed. Understanding can only be reached from the inside. The commitment is a matter of pleasure, a chemistry of love complete. It has nothing to do with idol worship and everything to do with seeing the world not through the “I” ego, but instead as a collective energy. Our lives have split in two…the life we lived before our journey with Michael…and, the life we live now. The truth has revealed itself to us…not only do we believe…we know. Michael has taught us that what we believe, we become.
Mary Oliver tells us that it’s not the weight, it’s how we carry it. We have chosen to carry the weight of PAYING MICHAEL FORWARD by doing. We have learned that Michael’s story is helpful to the world’s healing. We dive in, only to rise empowered. Thousands of hours of researching have proven Michael’s truthfulness, the choices he made, understanding that no loss is without meaning, providing us with a role model.
LIFT YOUR HEAD UP HIGH
AND SCREAM OUT TO THE WORLD
I KNOW I’M SOMEONE
AND LET THE TRUTH UNFURL
NO ONE CAN HURT YOU NOW
BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT’S TRUE
YES, I BELIEVE IN ME
HELP ME SING
Michael’s art was created from talent, character, hard work and divine inspiration. His life reflected his values and beliefs. He wasted no energy on judging others’ lifestyles and decisions. He paid little attention to critics who defined beat as a musical term meaning to club. Gossip and words chosen as weapons meant to demean and hurt were not a part if his vocabulary. Through continuing to learn and listen, he knew his artistry would thrive. He was a messenger empowered to shine a light on human struggle. Betrayal was a constant companion, and with it came astounding art which reflected the struggle. He created Utopia and invited us inside. He did not agree with a negative philosophy in anything. He understood the destructive power of words used as weapons and tongues as razors, and actively called out for change. He was honesty personified.
“Children are constantly encouraged to grow up faster, as if this period know as childhood is a burdensome stage to be endured and ushered through as swiftly as possible. Ours is a generation that has witnessed the abrogation of the parent/child covenant. Psychologists are publishing libraries of books detailing the destructive affects of denying one’s children the unconditional love that is so necessary to the healthy development of their minds and character, and because of all the neglect, too many of our kids have to essentially raise themselves. They are growing up distant from their parents and grandparents and other family members as all around us the indestructible bond that once glued together the generations, unravels.”
We have the opportunity to teach our children, to love them, and to reveal to them an honest, respectful world, where we do not take pleasure from the pain of others…nor, do we inflict it. Respecting and honoring Michael Jackson’s life and legacy is where we have begun. Our fate rests in our activism.
With all my love,