“I believe we have two lives…the life we learn with, and the life we live with after.”
“Michael’s Spiritual/Artistry…neither can be removed from one another. We are the world. Our path has been chosen.”
Our choices design ourselves. Restless, we agitators accept that there is something more to why we are here. New discoveries are made when we suddenly see things that have always been there, taking the time to look with new eyes. In David Spangler’s words, “The universe works with you and for you. It is not your enemy.” We realize that it isn’t too late to be what we hoped one day we would be. Michael Jackson speaks to souls longing for connection. He magically weaves us together, emotionally interlaced in a communion of hope. The trajectory of each of our lives is altered. With the study of Michael’s words, be they in lyrics, prose, poetry, speeches or interviews, we discover who WE are. He is an angel walking the planet, whispering in our ears, giving expression to the divinity in his life. That divine spirit assists us as we maneuver our way through the maze of real life, creating change, for OURSELVES and for a world we have only envisaged.
The spirit of LOVE motivates Michael’s life and artistry. We take that love as a starting place for the creation of our own lives…overcoming despair, reaching toward hope. When our lives intersect with Michael’s, we suddenly find ourselves spending time thinking about how we are going to live NOW! Through our education, we untangle the twisted lies of “ancient” media agendas, our departure incredibly triumphant, joining together in powerful soul memories.
As Michael lived and Ralph Waldo Emerson described…”To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart, is true for all men…that is genius.” Michael offered his heart on his sleeve. The power of his love, while devotedly true to his gifts, his humility, and his heart’s memory of gratitude…offers a blueprint for living. Never falling into the despair of, “There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.” Michael’s storytelling reached into every possible human joy and human tragedy. He was born over and over again, creating and recreating. His discontentment tirelessly reached for world healing. Both the power of prayer and personal faith filled his heart. But, he believed that ACTION was crucial for healing.
A dreamer, a goal-setter, a perfectionist…Michael refused to accept anything less than his best, always dreaming of a better world. And, he believed that these powerful dreams WOULD come true. “My dreams usually do come true,” he smilingly shared, in an interview during the BAD World Tour in 1987.
“WHERE THERE IS GREAT LOVE THERE ARE ALWAYS MIRACLES.”
Our spirits haven’t been taken by a media, relentless and calculated, practicing a distortion of facts to support their shameful, corrupted theories. On the contrary, we have strengthened our spirituality, our sacred center. This journey we have undertaken with Michael Jackson has revealed a man who represents pure love and values. We have heard his words and been swept away by his music, embraced by his emotions and vulnerabilities. But, that is not the extent of it. Our spiritual awakening joins in our sorrow as we share Michael’s pain, both physical and emotional. Injustice upon injustice delivered during Michael’s life transmits our sorrow into wisdom. WE KNOW. WE BELIEVE. OUR ACTIONS TO PAY MICHAEL FORWARD ARE BASED IN TRUTH. Quite simply, we are better, we have chosen our own destiny. We are changed.
VHI INTERNATIONAL HONORS AWARD TO MICHAEL JACKSON
June 22, 1995
If choice is destiny’s soul mate, then we have chosen well. We are on a personal journey leading us to PERSONAL growth, which in turn leads us to “make that change” for a needy world. Michael is our teacher, our spiritual leader, our muse, our inspiration and our hope. His life and artistry speak to humanity. The sheer volume of it offers a spiritual path without end. We who have chosen this path are gifted beyond words. I believe we are obligated to share this privilege with others…because MICHAEL JACKSON IS FOR EVERYONE!
“ALL OF LIFE IS IN ME. THE CHILDREN AND THEIR PAIN, THE CHILDREN AND THEIR JOY, THE OCEAN SWELLING UNDER THE SUN, THE OCEAN WEEPING WITH BLACK OIL, THE ANIMALS HUNTED IN FEAR, THE ANIMALS BURSTING WITH THE SHEER JOY OF BEING ALIVE.”
I love you, Michael!
I love you, Dear Friends!