We pray for our mothers
Wishing our families well
We sing songs for the wishing
For those who are kissing
But not for the missing
SO THIS ONE’S FOR ALL THE LOST CHILDREN
THIS ONE’S FOR ALL THE LOST CHILDREN
THIS ONE’S FOR ALL THE LOST CHILDREN
WISHING THEM WELL AND WISHING THEM HOME
Michael Jackson was shaped and fashioned by what he loved. It defined who he was, it sculpted all forms of his creativity. Knowing that togetherness and support for one another was pivotal, Michael weaved his messages into every composition, every creative venture, every speech, EVERYTHING. When we take the time to really learn from Michael, we are gifted answers. His heart was the creative pulse for his work, steadfastly devoted to healing the wounded hearts of others. It was healing through feeling at its purest. Celebration and healing danced hand in hand with Michael…the pure joy of living and loving, the tireless commitment to finding solutions for problems through a collective energy. Woven into a tapestry of colors and textures, work and play created magical adventures. “Work and play are the same. When you’re following your energy and doing what you want to all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.” Shakti Gawain Michael often said he was married to his work, married to his fans and married to the children all over the world. For one who felt every pain deep in his soul, Michael related to tragic life stories. He was a lover who loved specifically. And, with that, he was a lover who NEVER STOPPED LOVING. Within his dreams for the world were possibilities…potential. It is one thing to find problems and quite another to seek and create solutions. Taking the philosophy of being part of the solution, not the problem, Michael’s life gives us a complete “healing quest” journey.
In a “heart-centered” life, energy is placed more in feeling than thinking. To be sure, few would dispute Michael’s genius mind, his enormous intellect, his massive body of knowledge…but, his heart captained his ship of love. Willa Cather enlightened us when she said that there are really only two or three human stories…these stories repeating themselves as fiercely as if they never happened before. The commonality of spirit and path fueled Michael’s view of the human condition and gave energy to all voices coming together as one in a massive movement of love and change. He laid out a specific blueprint for living each day he walked this planet, provoking dialogue and inspiring world healing, always bringing us back to a powerful truth…we cannot heal a world in need or forgive others until we heal and forgive ourselves. The collective password is always LOVE.
Everything happening inside of Michael traveled outside through his art. Perseverance…TRIUMPH AGAINST ALL ODDS…Michael left no room for second best. Failure was not an option. With an eye still in love, CHILDREN WERE THE CENTER OF MICHAEL’S UNIVERSE. Music was intended to heal us to wellness, and send us forth collectively to heal our world…led by the children. Innocence and genius were found in the young.
“I’m crazy about children. It is the innocence they have; they are the way I wish the world really was because they are not phony and they don’t know prejudice. Prejudice is taught. If the world were full of only children, it would be a better place…I’ve always been totally crazy about children. I feel that they are more than just children, that they are little geniuses and that they have a secret all their own. A secret that they cannot always express. I have studied child psychology because of my love for children all over the world. I wish the world could be full of children.”
“To all the grown-ups, I’d like to say this…to us, so many things seem important. Sometimes we think WE are important. We are not important. Nothing is more important than our children. They are the future. They can heal the world. It is our obligation to be there for them, to advise them, to motivate them, to help them and to love them. Let us encourage them to go for their dreams…and let us as parents, friends and relatives help them to have good dreams.”
Michael Jackson’s Christmas Message for the Children of Germany
In Donna Massa-Chappee’s beautiful book, THE UNTOLD STORIES BEHIND THE Michael Jackson Series, her magnificent painting TWAS THE NIGHT 2010, she says, “As a devoted father and king, Michael’s most important stop is his children first, for they are the very essence of his soul.”
With education, we discover a truth that carries with it the future of this planet. That truth is that Michael Jackson is universal truth. His life and legacy are for an entire population of people living on every continent, in every city. He provides answers, solutions, change for the sake of healing. He is a guide for collective energies coming together in one voice…calling out for a better world…led by the innocence of children.
The interesting thing about this blessed journey I have chosen…chosen along with millions of others, is that no matter what the situation, I can find an answer in Michael. His words and music speak to those repeated human stories Willa Cather spoke about. With time, I have learned that this is truly a SPIRITUAL JOURNEY in every sense…a journey meant for ALL. IMMERSION leads to self-discovery of humanity itself, meant to reach multitudes.
YOU ARE THE BLUE RAYS THAT FALL UPON ME
CASTING YOUR REVELATION
RAPTURED BY YOUR MELODY
THAT SINGS OF MY SALVATION
YOU ARE THE WHITE LIGHT OF RHAPSODY
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
YOU ARE THE APPARITION
THAT ECHOES A TIMELESS STORY
YOU ARE THE GLOW OF THE CANDLE FLAME
ETERNAL AND DIVINE
OF ANOTHER TIME
YOU ARE THE FIRE OF PASSION
WHITE HOT LUST UNFURLED
ENGORGED WITH EROTIC ENCHANTMENT
MAKING LOVE TO THE WORLD
YOU ARE THE FLASH OF THE LIGHTNING BOLT
ELECTRIFY MY SOUL
TAKE ME TO YOUR DARKEST PLACE
THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE ME WHOLE
YOU ARE THE WILDFIRE’S FURY
THAT CANNOT BE CONTROLLED
ENGULFED IN YOUR OMNIPOTENCE
WATCHING IT UNFURL
YOU ARE THE RADIANT LIGHT OF THE WORLD
FORSAKEN ONCE AGAIN
BUT, KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE
ART AND SOUL
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Michael’s generative soul gives life to us all.
I love you, Michael!
I love you all!
Thanks for these words here Jude. MJ a Radiant Light…beautiful.
thanks jude just beautiful.
I never met anyone like Michael…he seemed to be the embodiment of all that was good in the world. The fact that so many did not realize this fact still boggles my mind! Because he was such a huge celebrity? Or maybe because he was a black man? Frankly I never thought of him in those terms. Never! I just knew he was extraordinary in just about every area! And his talent was beyond amazing! What a gifted person he was….Michael… you were the very best!!!!
This is the month of August, 2016….Michael’s birthday is not far off….and I find myself thinking about him EVEN more than usual…(which is a lot). It still boggles my mind that he accomplished so much in his life….both artistically and in his humanitarian deeds. He just never stopped working….and he always loved it! There were times when he did relax and just hang out…rest…talk, eat…and watch TV. He and I did that quite often….and it was absolutely the most wonderful experience to just do ‘nothing’ with him. But mostly he wanted to sing, play music, and he wanted me to do that as well. When I think about him, I find myself smiling! He was so joyful…and almost never was in a bad mood. The only time when he was very upset was in 1993…after the first accusations. That was terrible for him. I was astounded that someone could accuse him of such hateful things. He was SO good….and always thought of others before himself. There aren’t many like that on this earth…and don’t think there will be another like him. But even with all that nonsense, he kept going….working…doing for others. Anyone who really knew him could not miss that giving nature…..and sweet disposition. I hope that he can see from wherever he is how much people care about him.. and write about him. Thank you, dearest Michael for all you did for me…just knowing you was such a wonderful treat. Always with much love to you……