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Michael’s Message


“I
assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will
never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of
heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child. And
whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.”
(Matthew 18:3)


“I’m
trying to imitate Jesus in the fact that he said to be like children,
to love children, to be as pure as children, and to make yourself as
innocent and to see the world through eyes of wonderment and the whole
magical quality of it all and I love that.” (Michael Jackson talks to
Oprah, 1993)

“The innocence of children represents to me the
source of infinite creativity. That is the potential of every human
being. But by the time you are an adult, you’re conditioned …” (Michael Jackson, Ebony, 1992)

Yes, but what about all of this talking about
innocence? Why should it be of interest to be like that and live like
that? Isn’t it in the nature of mankind to grow, to develop and
automatically become an adult? And what does Michael mean with
‘conditioning’?

The first is quite clear — a child sees and
enjoys the world differently from an adult. For the child everything is
new. It gazes the wonder of creation with fascination and joy. Many
adults have lost that ability, because everything became too common and
too natura. Well, and because it’s almost embarassing to bend down at
the wayside just to let a ladybird crawling onto your finger, to admire
its beauty, whisper a wish and then send him away into an unknow
journey — and all that while you have just been deepened in a
conversation about politics in the USA. Besides, if you do bend down,
those disturbing fat-rings emerge so much — and what does that look
like??! … That’s by the way, what Michael might mean with
‘conditioning’ — with time adults built their own rules how to behave
in different situations. Stimuluis-Reaction, a simple scheme. But it’s
nothing more than learned reactions with hardly any spontanaety. The
child immediately would ran over to the bug with an exultant scream —
not a second thinking about if what it does is appropriate, nice and
right. It simply does it, and wise people know: this unreflected
reaction is the much more appropriate, nice and right one. Because it
creates a connection from man and nature and pets the soul.

“Yet
there is a deep truth in innocence. A baby looks in his mother’s eyes,
and all he sees is love. As innocence fades away, more complicated
things take its place.” (Michael Jackson, Innocence, Dancing the Dream)

“I
think what they get from me I get from them … My greatest inspiration
comes from kids. Each song, every dance I do, all the poetry I write.
It’s all inspired from this level of innocence, that consciousness of
purity. And children have that. I see God in the face of children.”
(Michael Jackson, Living with Michael Jackson, 2003)

The other
thing is that children only want one thing: being loved. They don’t
manipulate others for reasons. Well, actually that’s not the full
truth. One of the first things children learn in their life is how to
get other people doing something they want them to. So to say,
screaming and crying to get attention and care. But this is not the
same like manipulating in the way adults do to get advantages out of
it. Children just want to reach things they need to survive and stay
healthy. Most of all that’s love. If a child is full and loved it
hardly longs for something else. In the same way Michael seems to want
nothing more than being loved: “Before you judge me, try hard to love
me.” (Michael Jackson, Childhood, HIStory).

“I just simply want
to be loved wherever I go. All over the world, because I love people of
all races from my heart, with true affection.” (Michael Jackson talks
to Oprah, 1993)

The motives of adultes who reach out for certain
things seem to lie widely beyond this aera. Grown people can derogate
others and hurt them very much, just to enrich themselves. And who
knows better than Michael Jackson who had been betrayed and abused by
so many adultes — and everything motivated by the greed for might and
wealth! “Adultes have let me down. Adultes have let the world down.”
(Living with Michael Jackson, 2003).

Michael’s biggest wish is
that we all again become children in our hearts. Because he believes
that that’s the way to rescue our world. This is Michael Jackson’s real
mission, and he strongly believes in it like all prophets do.

"I’ve
travelled the world over eight times. I do as many hospitals and
orphanages as I do concerts. But, of course, it’s not covered. That’s
not why I do it, for coverage. I do it because it’s from my heart. And
there are so many children in the city who haven’t seen the mountains,
who haven’t been on a carousel, who haven’t pet a horse or a llama,
never seen them, so if I can open my gates and see that bliss, an
explosion of screaming laughter from the children and they run on the
rides, I say ‘Thank you, God.’ I feel I’ve won God’s smile of approval,
because I’m doing something that brings joy and happiness to other
people." (Michael Jackson, People, ‘At large’ with Geraldo Rivera, 2005)

“Child of innocence, I miss your sunny days …
Child of innocence, return to me now …
Child of innocence … Come fly with me far and above
Over the mountains in the land of love …
Child of innocence, messenger of joy,
You’ve touched my heart …
My soul is ablaze with a flagrant fire
To change this world is my deepest desire.”
(Michael Jackson, Child of Innocence, Dancing the Dream)
“Children of the world, we’ll do it …
We’ll swing the tide of time and do it …
Children of the world, we’ll do it …
With song and dance and innocent bliss …
We’ll do it.”

(Michael Jackson, Children of the World, Dancing the Dream)

Let’s
go back to the Rabbi who said that Michael seems to sit in Paradise,
playing and waiting that all people go the same way to live toghether
with one another and with nature in peace and harmony. And in no way is
Michael alone with this point of view or better: this feeling:

“A great man is the one who kept a childlike heart.” Menicus, confucian philosopher.

“I love children and young, innocent souls. I don’t admit blaming them.” Sathya Sai Baba.

And
finally there’s God … To be so tight to life and nature and to keep
such a close relation to children, you also have to keep a close
connection to God. From their source children naturally are much
tighter to God than older people. And without any doubt Michael Jackson
believes very much in God. “I believe in God, absolutely, absolutely,
very much.” (Michael Jackson talks to Oprah, 1993). He was raised as a
Jehowa’s Witness. But being about twenty years old, Michael is said to
have left this special church. He seemed to have noticed something —
that God isn’t just the God of one denomination but God of all people.
Michael believes that mankind is (or at least should be) an oneness, an
unity of all nations, races and religions. We all are God’s children
and that’s why God has to be much more all-embracing. Michael doesn’t
think much of a division of people, no matter which attributes cause
it. There’s not a You or a Me, just a We he says in his prose “I You
We” (Dancing the Dream).

“It’s strange that God doesn’t mind
expressing Himself/Herself in all the religions of the world, while
people still cling to the notion that their way is the only right way.
Whatever you try to say about God, someone will take offense, even if
you say everyone’s love of God is right for them.

For me the
form God takes is not the most important thing. What’s most important
is the essence. My songs and dances are outlines for Him to come in and
fill. I hold out the form. She puts in the sweetness. …
(Michael Jackson, God, Dancing the Dream)

Michael
strongly believes that his ability to create music is a gift of God.
The best thing about being a pop star is …. “Getting to share your gift
from God with the world and hope and pray they accept it and love it. I
just want to make wonderful music and give them a treat to the eye with
song and dance and a sense of escapism, that’s all really.” (News of
the world, 2001)

Michael accepts this gift to reach it further
on to others — and here we are again at the first theme ‘giving’.
‘Taking’ you can just from the almightiness of God and from your own
strength, from the never ending circle of energy, but you shouldn’t
suck others to profit yourself. Because in the long run you’ll then get
less. Only if we alltogether ‘give’ in the sake of the other our world
can be healed. Classic message of Michael Jackson.

“I believe
that all art has as it’s ultimate goal the union between the material
and the spiritual, the human and the divine. I believe that to be the
reason for the very existence of art.” (Michael Jackson talks to Oprah,
1993)

“Writing a song is like standing under a tree and trying
to catch a leaf. Everything comes as a package. It’s the most
wonderful, most spiritual thing …” (Michael Jackson, 1993)

Michael
gets his music directly from above, that’s what he insists on. Hardly
any other artist stresses that so much and so often. One of the world’s
greatest living musicians again and again refuses to book his merits on
his own account:

“Well, the songwriting process is something very
difficult to explain because it’s very spiritual. It’s, uh …You really
have it in the hands of God, and it’s as if its been written already —
that’s the real truth. As if its been written in its entirety before
you were born and you’re just really the source through which the songs
come. Really. Because there is … they just fall right into your lap in
it’s entirety. You don’t have to do much thinking about it. And I feel
guilty having to put my name, sometimes, on the songs that I — I do
write them — I compose them, I write them, I do the scoring, I do the
lyrics, I do the melodies but still, it’s a … it’s a work of God.”
(Michael Jackson, Yahoo Audio Chat, 2001)

And he has to be a
very special person to have this gift, right? Not many people are
blessed with his abilities. No, on the opposite, actually just very,
very few …

Some people are able to retreat so far from the
world’s noise that they can hear what is called: ‘music of the sphere’.
And those few being able to enjoy it tell us this: “Each ascended
light-being sends out an individual keynote, which is weaved into a
beautiful symphony of sounds. And while moving through the interstellar
space, the mixture of cosmic tones displays an inspiration for all
those who have the privilege to have access to the abilities of the
inner ear.” (Book of Life, P. 203). “We were told that we could hear
music each time we get quiet … and that this music is what is called an
angel’s choir. They call it the ‘symphony of souls in harmony’.’
(Spalding, VolI, P. 130).

Michael describes his feeling like this:

“Deep
inside I feel that this world we live in is really a big, huge,
monumental symphonic orchestra. I believe that in its primordial form
all of creation is sound and that it’s not just random sound, that it’s
music. You’ve heard the expression, music of the spheres? Well, that’s
a very literal phrase. In the Gospels, we read, ‘And the Lord God made
man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the
breath of life and man became a living soul.’ That breath of life to me
is the music of life and it permeates every fiber of creation.” (Ebony
1989)

“People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step
into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every
moment in the river has its song. So I stay in the moment and listen.

What
I hear is never the same. A walk through the woods brings a light
crackling song: Leaves rustle in the wind, birds chatter and squirrels
scold, twigs crunch underfoot, and the beat of my heart holds it all
together.

When you join the flow, the music is inside and
outside, and both are the same. As long as I can listen to the moment,
I’ll always have music.” (Michael Jackson, How I Make Music, Dancing
the Dream)

“That’s exactly what it is, you’re connected to a
higher source and you just go with the moment and you become one with,
you know, the spirit. Not to sound religious or anything, but it’s a
very spiritual … very much like religion, and it’s a God-given gift and
you just go with it. And I’m honored to have been given it.”

“The
mission of ‘Heal The World’, my mission, is healing. Pure and simple.
To heal the world we must start by healing our children. Being with
them connects us to the deep wisdom of life. This simple goodness
shines straight from their hearts. We have to heal our wounded planet.”

– Michael Jackson

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