THE PEOPLE’S LEADER…measured by soul

“To sense the presence of an angel is like feeling the wind all around you.  You cannot actually see the winds, but you notice its movement, and you know it is there.”

Sue K

~You were there, before we camesoul alone

~You took the hurt, you took the shame

~They built the walls to block your way

~You beat them down

~You won the day

~It wasn’t right, it wasn’t fair

~You taught them all, you made them care

~Yes, you were there and thanks to you

~There’s now a door we all walk through

~And we are here, for all to see

~To be the best that we can be

~Yes,  I am here

~Because YOU WERE THEREsexy without trying

Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr.

Written by Michael Jackson

Whether speaking in a whisper or with the sound of a choir, our emotional courage affects our bravery, spreading beyond all boundaries.  Action reflects our love as  understanding grows in the truth we have chosen to search out.  Days may find us either wounded or victorious.  Following the philosophy of Maya Angelou…You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. With time, we find ourselves reaching a point where a daily decision to choose between happiness and despair presents itself.  Time spent with Michael Jackson increases our ability to escape human limitations.  Is it true that one does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious as Carl Jung has said?  We tune into Michael’s energy and it converts into a reality for ourselves.  He is a figure of light who has also revealed humanness during our dark times. This week, I came face to face with the personification of, It’s discouraging how many dancer's dancerpeople are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit, as Noel Coward said.  Those of us in the Michael Jackson Community are all too familiar with today’s tabloid media tactics…created and practiced all too well in prime time.  A reporter or interviewer asks for an interview.  But, rather than asking questions and LISTENING to the answers, said interviewer becomes the “expert”.  When the true expert attempts to speak, he or she is either shouted down or told there isn’t time.  The agenda has been already decided and the truth is nowhere to be seen…the myth lives on.  I remember something Diane Maas said, “Normal people don’t go around destroying other human beings.”  I also find myself clinging to the days of my youth when the term Broadcasting Standards wasn’t an oxymoron. And so, I have come to that point where I must choose between despair and happiness.  If our lives shrink and expand in proportion to our courage, it is a given that we will call upon that courage both to calmly defend and joyfully celebrate Michael.  There will be days when the wounds are fresh and the tears are unending.  But, we would be doing a disservice to Michael if we choose only to cry.  Our doubts creep in when we are unhappy…Can we do this?  Will the cruelty ever end?  When will people profoundbe held accountable for their bullying? and more and more.

“Michael knew who he really was and what kind of a message he wanted to offer the world.  He was a man who empathized with the weak, those misunderstood and alone;  a sensitive soul searching for light, searching for knowledge, and human understanding-in all its forms.  He identified himself with the poor and the sick, with the beloved and the hated, with the ugly and the beautiful, in everything”

Nicolae Vidan

To truly carry the messages of the PEOPLE’S LEADER into the world, the days we face liars are wonderfully balanced with the days of celebrating a hero.  The magic Michael created stretched from his artistry to his rescue of those in need…from music and dance and theater to toys and water balloon fights and play.  The magical wind we feel from his sweet breath refreshes us in wondrous new projects and ideas that he presented to us, and, that we claim as our own.  He is here with us in our hearts and minds encouraging us to be happy.  He has broken down walls allowing us to go forward creating change in the world.  All that he has done can be measured by soul and weakens negative people who find problems for every solution. Personally experiencing a member of the media paled in comparison to what Michael faced for decades.  Hindsight being 20/20, I would have handled it differently.  What I learned will empower my choices the next time.  But now, I am taking one idea…HAPPINESS.  I am going to think about it, dream about it and live it for awhile.  I am going to remember this:  They tried to bury us.  They didn’t know we were seeds.  Those words by Dinos Christianopoulos apply to Michael.  The cultivating of omg sixseeds done by him has resulted in us.  The fruits of his dedication to artistry and humanity will never die.  We are dedicated to the honesty path and reject the myth trail.

“It is now I see and feel that calling again, to be part of the music that will not just connect, but make all feel as one…one in joy, one in pain, one in love and one in service…and, one in consciousness.”

Michael Jackson

“Michael’s soldiers are out there, moving forward with love and joy, fertilizing the world with Michael’s messages.”


Here are some highlights in this week’s BEST OF JOY!  sexy performance two


~We celebrate as LOVE WARRIORS


“Just to watch him walk through the door-it’s like all the molecules in the air stop and you can pinch them with your fingers and pick them up.  It’s like you could see the smallest speck.  He changed them…the molecular structure of the air.”

Jonathan Moffett

The Dance Heritage Coalitionsexy performance four

American’s irreplaceable Dance Treasures

Nominated by a national survey 2012 and confirmed by the Dance Heritage Coalition Board of Directors The National Endowment for the Arts

The Twelve Honorees:  Jacques d’Amboise, Jane Dudley, Garth Fagen, Frederic Franklin, Loie Fuller, Carmen de Lavellade, MICHAEL JACKSON, John Martin, Sophie Maslow, Daniel Nagrin, The Rockettes, Maria Tallchiefone foot

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson was the consummate performer, creating iconic dances to accompany his chart-topping music.  Jackson’s solo career produced some of the best-selling albums and well-known dances of all time.  With his signature gloved hand and white socks, Michael Jackson mastered rhythmic syncopation and isolation, and at the end of the 20th Century, he made dance accessible to the masses.  With the anti-gravity lean in Smooth Criminal, Michael Jackson innovatively pushed the limits of his body’s capabilities with a patented shoe that slid into bolts on the floor.

Washington, D.C.  The National Archives  “Making Their Mark:  Stories Through leanSignatures

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Thomas Jeffersoon

King George III

The King of Pop Michael Jackson

ICONIC MAGAZINE:  Last Night a Hero Saved My Life…

“Like my superhero, Michael had an internal radar that triggered when a person was in need and one of his most humanizing qualities was to use his position to help those in need.”

“Michael understood how much joy his presence would bring to children, especially those who were suffering.”


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”  Mohammad Ali

Today, our BEST OF JOY is measured by the soul power Michael gives to all of us.  We are motivated by love, fearless and free.  Empowered, we are choosing HAPPINESS.

We love you, Michael.



DECODING THE MESSAGES…the truest truths hold us together

~If you would take my hand

I would show you, guide you to the light

If you would be my love

I will love you to the end of timepanther nine

You give me Butterflies inside~

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.”

Proverbs:  Chapter 3 Verse 7

For the truest truths are what hold us together, or keep us painfully, desperately apart…and, in that moment, you will be blessed and stricken.  The truth is seen by sexy dancer threelooking into your heart.  In a search for truth’s fugitive, we will not fail or falter, for the truths are out there.

~taken from an X Files soliloquy

It’s up to us to make a choice

There’s nothing that can’t be done if we raise our voice as one!

They’ve gotta hear it from me!modest two

They’ve gotta hear it from you!

They’ve  gotta hear if from us!


ENOUGH…Michael Jackson

In connecting the dots, we ask ourselves…what seeds are we planting in this world?  Will the grains of our lives bear fruit?  Will the faith we share lead to something bigger?  We choose not to give up, for in giving up, we have chosen failure.  Wanting to believe that those who have passed on are not lost to us, that we hear them, and in their speaking, WE become part of something greater.  When really listening, we receive the power to save ourselves.

A day without Michael Jackson is devoid of truth, for in his lifetime of work, his uniqueahhhtwentyone artistry, we are offered explanations for what had been unexplained.  The narrative he has given is painted in every color, with particular attention to the grays.  He shows us an  open-minded spirit, tolerant, free from prejudice, with opportunities for maximum individual freedom. The ultimate beneficent person, Michael represents a living expression for…one who never gives up NEVER DIES.  The miracle that we have in Michael offers the greatest of journeys in search for truth’s fugitive.

“Michael Jackson was clearly a man ahead of his time, and perhaps, out of sync with it through no fault of his own.   His wisdom often fell upon deaf ears becausewisdom he offered large thoughts to small minds.”

Chris Kohler 

“Michael was so effective at communicating the emotion.  I mean, sometimes, we would just swell up with emotion when we would hear Michael’s vocal delivery.  There were many times he would sing and it would cut you to the bone.  He would bring you to the edge of tears.”

Matt Forger

A part of what we have come to understand is Michael’s unwavering devotion to people, his unshakable love, which often came face to face with the force of hate.  Liars don’t fear the truth if there are enough of them.  Evil can be just one man with a plan.  But, true evil is a collaboration of men. Mulder  One often wonders where Michael got the strengthen in times of TRUE EVIL.  But, he was a man “guilty” of believing that the truth will prevail, people will come together as one for change and healing.  The power and love of the collective is what drove THE PEOPLE’S LEADER.  The years spent on perfecting a composition, coupled love and action in a way no one else has ever done.  For Michael inspires masses of people with his truthful emotions, affecting our existence and our development.  Seeing Michael, hearing Michael, feeling Michael shifts our consciousness towards ahhhtwenty fourunderstanding relationships.  When Michael created his global environmental epic, EARTH SONG…PLANET EARTH, his message went beyond the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, influences i.e. the environment.  Michael wrote about the RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT i.e. the ecology.  He joined the knowledge of what is true with the effect upon people…toward  a judgment to ACTION.  Bringing us from our unbelief, we have replaced cynicism with faith.  We hear his words:  “Without faith, we are lost.” That faith rests not only in religion, but with one to another. 

Much as there are those who try to bury Michael’s truths, the truths are there…they are in here, and they demand to be known.  But, it takes open minds accepting large thoughts with everlasting, energized devotion.  “As a man thinketh in his heart, so heSTRANGER IN MOSCOW SIX is.”  With his ability to bring us to our emotional knees, we are his BEST OF JOY…and, HE ours.  Unlike the liars, we ARE counting the victories and we behold the miracles.

“He really did build Neverland for kids, the children of the world.  There’s just no way that all the children of the world could experience Neverland, but I will say, and this is something I get very…almost passionate about…I have seen it first hand, when Michael did have kids there, you know, sick kids, Make-a-wish kids, Neverland stood on its own ahhh twenty fivetwo feet in terms of that.  This was an amazing place, but on top of that, Michael gave his time, and he would be out there giving the tour.  He’d be driving the golf cart and telling jokes with the kids.  He would be in the middle of a water balloon fight.  He would be on the rides, you know, telling the operator to go faster and faster.

It’s one thing to build something and then say, ‘Okay, everyone, come and enjoy it.  I’m too busy.’  But, it’s another to roll up your sleeves and be out there in the midst of it and that’s really what I saw.  I mean I would be there, and you know, I have four daughters, I have four beautiful, healthy, awesome daughters.  I can’t imagine the pain that a parent emotional performancemust feel when their child is sick and there’s nothing that anybody can do about it, but, Michael…how do I put this…that’s a difficult place to go.  It’s easy for us to pull back and go, ‘Yeah, that’s too bad there are sick kids in the hospital and I’m going to be over here doing my thing.’  But, Michael would go to those kids and Michael would open up his home and I was just heartbroken…I mean I see little girls and little boys in wheelchairsNEVERLAND REVISISTED THREE being lifted into rides by their parents and by Michael. 

 Michael had a chariot built into the carousel for kids that weren’t strong enough to sit on a horse or on one of the animals, so you could just put them on a bench and they could be on the ride, but not quite as vigorous as to hold onto a horse. That’s the stuff that…that’s real, that’s real life.  That little girl that’s on the ride in front of me is probably not going to be with us in 3 or 4 weeks and this is her final wish…to be at Neverland with Michael.  That’s a lot of weight to carry around and that’s the kind of stuff that…and…

 I’ve worked with plenty of people that have a lot of money, blowing it up their nose, blowing it on parties.  And, Michael…to experience Neverland for what it really was and see his dream come to life and to see the impact that it had on kids and families.  I willangel with flowers always have an enormous respect for Michael, and I’m extremely proud to be part of the team that helped bring that thing to reality.  It was like no place else on earth.”

Brad Sundberg

“Michael was not out of wisdom from childish immaturity.  He has lived those values consciously, not just to make up for his childhood.  I like and admire him.”  The Dalai Lama

We in the Michael Jackson Community, along with educators from Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Notre Dame, Berkeley, Duke, Columbia, to name a few, carry Michael’s legacy, life and messages forward.  We believe that in REALLY LISTENING to Michael Jackson, we can accept his power  and become empowered to save ourselves.  And, in doing that, we also accept our obligation to PAY MICHAEL FORWARD.



With great hope,