Lift your head up high
I know I am someone
And let the truth unfurl
No one can hurt me now
Because you know what’s true
Yes, I believe in me
So you believe in you.
HELP ME SING!
WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’
November 30, 1982
What do I do on windless days when faith is not found, when my weary mind feels too tired to scream out and belief in me is spare? J.R.R. Tolkien said, “Not all who wander are lost.” Often, I resist that truth, encircled by doubt. Joseph Vogel describes Michael’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” as a diverse array of sounds, idiosyncratic lyrics…in suggestive fragments, Michael sings of the madness and hysteria of modern life, ignored illness, mental breakdowns, unplanned pregnancies causing unfed babies, tongues like razors and being eaten off of like a buffet or vegetable.” During performance, the song and Michael whipped audiences into a frenzy…”damn near orgasmic.” Joseph Vogel
Social justice cries to the world…powerful still today. Michael released his fears for the world through his music, believing it would inspire the changes needed for healing. Paradoxically, while his performances ignited passionate fires, a sense of peaceful grace and sanctuary surrounded his private time…unparalleled drama electrified audiences, while Michael’s serene aura defined Hans Margolius’ words: “Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
I often say that when I am in need of inspiration, Michael is the answer. His authentic and loving heart, along with his genius and dedication, ALWAYS elevate the weariness I may be feeling, providing me with layers of thought, offering answers. “YOU DON’T GET HARMONY WHEN EVERYONE SINGS THE SAME NOTE.” Doug Floyd A master of harmonies, Michael has inspired many to sing along. I have been gifted the talent of loving spirits who travel a path uniquely their own in PAYING MICHAEL FORWARD.
Today, as I navigate calm waters, enjoying the quiet between notes in my song, and, awaiting wind for my sails, I look for spiritual direction from author Heaven Leigh and her new book, ANGEL MICHAEL ORACLES. I agree with Yoland Martin’s Foreward to the book when she says, “This book is yet another testament to how deeply his (Michael’s) impact has been and will forever be felt. Heaven Leigh is a beautiful and talented soul who has gotten her assignment. She’s the author of some of the most beautifully written and soul-inspiring books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Heaven used her gifts to relay some of Michael’s most powerful messages to the world.”
In need of a spiritual message, I reread Heaven’s book today. Each read offers me more insight and a greater affection for both the words and the author. It is a book worthy of study. Henry David Thoreau said, “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” The canvas to my imagination expanded when I read Heaven’s words: “Angel Michael Oracles are born from a marriage of minds. From spirit to spirit we all communicate. When one comes to another with urgent messages, it becomes a sacred trust to write out the impassioned words and share them.”
As you know, I strongly believe when you want to learn about Michael Jackson…YOU ASK HIM.
“You are each ‘letting me live again’ in your own wonderful ways by writing out what you hear from me-living your dreams as I taught you to do-and putting MORE love into your lives. Some of you must no doubt be wondering why you feel an ache to be near me now, why this phenomenon occurred after my body ceased to cling to spirit. The best way I can explain is to let you know that when the spirit leaves there is a release of energy-pure loving energy that falls gently into every other spirit that is open to receive.”
“When you do something and put your whole heart into it, and people don’t recognize its importance yet, realize that what you have created is what is important. It is part of eternity now. They will see when they are ready. You have done your part in the creation.”
“A person who appears to be a thorn in your side, may be there to bring out the deeper beauty in you. Blame keeps you in weakness. You are the only one who is truly responsible for your happiness.”
Speak For Me
Speak for me in love
These are the only words I use
Speak for me in deeds
Love in action changes lives
See into the world
Into intentions deep within
Wisdom from the heart
Written on the souls of men
When remuneration comes
Spread it far, to heal your world
Diamonds of the spirit
Clear and everlasting view
Speak for me in art
Tell my story with your hands
Speak for me in dance
See into the heart
Go beyond the fame and face
Images of life
Death dares never to erase
Know the genuine in heart
Lenses of the spirit
See the ever steady truth
Listen to Magic
These are the thoughts to heal your fear
Listen to my joy
Fill your voice with healing words
Speak into the world
Tell of all who shall be free
Most of all I ask you
Let your actions speak for me
ANGEL MICHAEL ORACLES is overflowing with poetry and prose, crossing the divide between human and spirit, bringing Michael’s message: LOVE LIVES FOREVER. Michael lives inside its pages, punctuating each with message and love…all teachable moments. It is an emotional journey, one that leaves the reader both inspired and in awe.
My research has provided me with enough books to begin to think about calling it a MICHAEL JACKSON LIBRARY…each author’s perception emerging from the pages. When reading Heaven’s Leigh’s works: “Feel yourself being quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love.” Rumi Heaven Leigh’s love and connection to Michael Jackson is pure and unconditional and the deeper pull comes right off the page to me.
If someone shares something of value and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.
Dear Friends, in my attempt to satisfy the Chinese Proverb, I offer Heaven Leigh’s book to you. Yesterday, I ordered two copies to give as birthday gifts to two friends I know will find inspiration on every page. Oh, I think I feel a breeze. Faith is returning. I love you all. I BELIEVE IN ME SO YOU BELIEVE IN YOU!
Jude ANGEL MICHAEL ORACLES is available on Amazon.com
Whoa. I am pretty much speechless…. Well done! You are amazing.
Thank you with ALL my heart, dear Jude. Thank you for getting the messages out in so many beautiful ways, for highlighting those who are paying Michael’s Dream forward in so many WONDERFUL ways every day! You are an amazing writer in your own right. I have always admired your poetic phrasing and poignant way of bringing things HOME to us when it comes to Michael’s mission – Michael’s HEART.
Thank you for feeling as you do about Angel Michael Oracles. I feel the pull of this Chinese proverb every day, in so many ways when it comes to Paying Michael Forward, as you do. I think so many do, since meeting Michael’s spirit in our hearts. We feel the urgency of being stewards of something bigger than each of us individually – and yet we are ALL individually of key importance – as ONE, “just another part…” of him. 🙂
“Hey JUDE – YOU Rock!” Thank you for ALL you do for L.O.V.E. and MichaeLOVE, for they cannot be separated – EVER. xoxoxox
Link to Michael’s Dream Foundation NEWS about Angel Michael Oracles for MAY event: http://bit.ly/MichaelsDreamFoundationNewsHeavenLeigh