PATHOS

MY WISH FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD…FROM MY HEART…taken from ancient writings…I love you, Michael Jackson

Peaceful be Heaven

Peaceful be Earthdangerous nine

Peaceful the Broad Space between

Peaceful for us be the running waters

Peaceful the plants and herbs

Peaceful to us be the signs of the future

Peaceful what is done and undone

Peaceful to us be what is and what will be

May all to us Gracious be

Compassion is a life-changing word both for the one who holds its soul-satisfying meaning, and for the one who feels the sheer ecstasy of its grace.  It is liberating for both.  Each act takes on a life of its own.  Moving in this world with the sole purpose of finding solutions for healing change, Michael Jackson created artistry with great pathos…emotion and vulnerability in every note, every word.  “It was a voice that could brilliantly conjure emotional extremes, injecting the most ordinary lyric with depth and pathos.”  MAN IN THE MUSIC Joseph Vogel.  A simple message with complex meanings so infectious that it has managed to move masses of people around the planet toward positive human efforts for five decades.  And, the love grows.  Michael believed that by using his gifts, he could help tiifiveothers to discover theirs.  Happily, that is exactly what is taking place as choices are being made to continue his messages.

What fuels longevity?  For me, Michael’s artistry embraces endless layers of creativity.  Whether it be music, composition, lyrics, performance, staging, wearable art, dance, public message…you name it…there is no end to its wisdom.  There is no opportunity to grow tired or bored because there is no end to discovery.  In my lifetime, that has never, EVER happened before.  Because it all comes from Michael’s soul, his huge heart, sincerity and ROLE MODEL.  I have never been drawn to someone who tells ME how to live and then lives differently.  The old adage “do as I say, not as I do,” has never spoken to me.  MICHAEL JACKSON LIVED HIS MESSAGE…he spoke of it, sang of it stunningly…but, that would not have been enough to fuel longevity.  MICHAELcute LIVED THE VALUES…through fires that would have put out flames of desire in a much lesser man.  We have seen Michael’s compassion nature so many times we have lost count.  We  have heard him bravely put his heart on the line amidst a climate of complacency and apathy, and then, pay a huge price for it.

Heaven Leigh, in her book, ENDYMION ORACLES NINA’S STORY, writes a magical and mysterious story of love and bravery which carries Michael’s pathos messages.  Compassion for fellow human beings is the key theme, as this powerful love story heaven tworeaches its fingers into a definition of pure love.

“Nina’s Story is of an intense LOVE that defies all physical odds.  Endymion and Nina are the keepers of each other’s souls, calling to each other’s hearts beyond realms of beast, spirit and human.  Interwoven into their impossible romance is Nina’s quest to save her people from a new religion that threatens to destroy theireons two peaceful existence and everything Nina has ever believed.  Nina’s Story has traveled through EONS of time to find its way into your hands.  The rest is up to you.”

Heaven asks the question, “Do you believe in LOVE after Life?”  Michael’s message rings out on the page.  His presence in the story adds to the long list of miracles happening all over this planet.  Heaven uses her amazing writing talents to create a eonsmulti-layered tale of pathos and love.  Like Michael’s artistry, it takes many visits to grasp its complexities.

The parable of THE boy AND THE PILLOW engages the reader in a lesson of pathos.  cute twoIts layers are many…teaching, innocence, compassion, wisdom.

“A wise father wanted to teach his young son a lesson.  ‘Here is a pillow covered in silk brocade and stuffed with the rarest goose down in the land,’ he said.  ‘Go to town and see what it will fetch.’  First the boy went to the marketplace, where he saw a wealthy feather merchant.  ‘What will you give me for this pillow?’ he asked.  The merchant narrowed his eyes.  ‘I will give you fifty gold ducats, for I see that this is a rare treasure indeed.’  The boy thanked him and went on.  Next he saw a farmer’s wife peddling vegetables by the side of the road.  ‘What will you give me for this pillow?’  he asked.  She felt it and exclaimed.  ‘How soft it is!  I’ll give you one piece of silver, for I long to lay my weary head on such a pillow.’  The boy thanked her and walked on.  Finally he saw a young peasant girl washing the steps of a church.  ‘What will you give me for this pillow?’ he asked.  Looking at bad fifteenhim with a strange smile, she replied, ‘I’ll give you a penny, for I can see that your pillow is hard compared to these stones.’  Without hesitation, the boy laid the pillow at her feet.  When he got home, he said to his father, ‘I have gotten the best price for your pillow.’ And he held out the penny.  ‘What?’ his father exclaimed.  ‘That pillow was worth a hundred gold ducats at least.’

‘That’s what a wealthy merchant saw,’  the boy said, ‘but being greedy, he offered me fifty.  I got a better offer than that.  A farmer’s wife offered me one piece of silver.’  ‘Are you mad?’ his father said.  ‘When is one piece of silver worth more than fifty gold ducats?’  ‘When it’s offered out of love,’ the boy replied.  ‘If she  had given me more, she wouldn’t have been able to feed her children.  Yet I got a better offer than that.  I saw a peasant girl washing the steps of a church who motown 25offered me a penny.’

‘You have lost your wits completely,’ his father said, shaking his head.  ‘When is a penny worth more than a piece of silver?’  ‘When its offered out of devotion,’ the boy replied.  ‘For she was laboring for her Lord, and the steps of His house seemed softer than any pillow.  Poorer than the poorest, she still had time for God.  And that is why I offered her the pillow.’

AT THIS THE WISE FATHER SMILED AND EMBRACED HIS SON, AND WITH A TEAR IN HIS EYE HE MURMURED, ‘YOU HAVE LEARNED WELL.'”

If we accept the premise, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”  gorgeous eightEdgar Degas, both Michael and Heaven paint their words with pathos, inspiring readers into action.  The very definition of tenacious, Michael’s blood has given millions life.  His inexhaustible call for activism empowers.  Calling for a better world, speaking for children and animals and  ecology, seeking peace and healing, bravely standing for cause, for justice, all define Michael.  Nina and Endymion both stand for cause, healing and justice as they travel through time and space in love.

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH

Love was taken from a young life

And no one told her why

Her direction has a dim light

From one more violent crime

She innocently questioned why

Why her father had to die

She asked the men in blue

How it is that you get to choose

Who will live and who will die

Did God say that you could decidehistory five

You saw he didn’t run

And that my daddy had no gun

In the middle of a village

Way in a distant land

Lies a poor boy with his broken toy

Too young to understand

He’s awakened, ground is shaken

His father grabs his hand

Screaming crying, his wife is dying

Now he’s left to explain

He innocently questioned why

Why his mother had to die

What did these soldiers come here for

If they’re for peace, why is there war

Did God say that they could decide

Who will live and who will die

All my mama ever did

Was try to take care of her kids

We’re innocently standing by

Watching people lose their lives

It’s seems as if we have no voice

It’s time for us to make a choiceperformance six

Only God could decide

Who will live and who will die

There’s nothing that can’t be done

If we raise our voice as one

THEY’VE GOTTA HEAR IT FROM ME

THEY’VE GOTTA HEAR IT FROM YOU

THEY’VE GOTTA HEAR IT FROM US

WE CAN’T TAKE IT

WE’VE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH

DEEP IN MY SOUL BABY

DEEP IN YOUR SOUL AND LET GOD DECIDEfamily

DEEP IN MY SOUL

IT’S UP TO ME AND I’M STILL ALIVE

THEY’VE GOTTA HEAR IT FROM US

WE CAN’T TAKE IT

WE’VE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH

Michael Jackson

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When I need to feel empowered, I listen to “ENOUGH” and I sing it with Michael at the top of my voice.  It is the most powerful social justice song I have ever heard…its pathos overtakes my soul.  Compassion fueled everything Michael did.  Compassion fuels Fans across this planet every day, each giving of unique talents in an effort to speak out for change and healing and love.  “In death, every good intention lives on.  Endymion is one of those very powerful spirits that continues to heal the world.  Jealousy, revenge, selfishness, insecurity-those things die-are dissolved in the realm of light, but even the smallest intention filled with love lives on forever.  And even the smallest intention filled with love…will change the world for the better.”  Thank you, Heaven, for those inspiring words.  “TRUST WHAT YOU SEE WITH YOUR HEART.” HL.

I love you, My Dear Friends.  Together, we feel Michael’s empowering love…and, together, we are helping each other share unique gifts.beauty nine

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3 thoughts on “PATHOS

  1. Nina’s Story is SO GOOD and should be on the curriculum instead of “To Kill A Mockingbird”!!!! PEOPLE NEED TO READ THAT BOOK!!!! and read it again!!!

  2. Oh wow. Thank you Jacinta for your vote of confidence. I truly, so very much adore Harper Lee and her masterpiece “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It was one of Michael’s favorite, favorites too. 😉

    I would love for Nina’s Story to be part of school curriculum one day. It’s so funny, because my son was just talking about this today. I would never want to take TKM away from the children though. Such very, very important words, story, lessons for future generations. Harper Lee is one of my heroes. Truly. My son just finished reading the book and watching the movie for a unit in his English Literature class. So amazing that you would mention this particular book. I adore the movie as well. Gregory Peck, and the child actors – oh my goodness – so perfect. 🙂

    I pay great respect to Ms. Lee and thank you for your tremendous compliment.

    Much LOVE to you Jacinta. xoxoxox

    Blessings with your wonderful “Different But Perfect,” book as well! 🙂

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