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5 Long Years…Michael Jackson Day

Happy Birthday MJ

Jamaica Observer


Give L:O:V:E on Christmas Day

Heal The World


REMEMBERING THE KING OF POP

June 25, 2011

“Michael Jackson continues to inspire people in every corner of the world as someone who chose to use the extraordinary gifts and talents he was blessed with to deliver messages of hope, love and peace. Michael’s legacy is more than his remarkable artistic accomplishments. It also includes an indescribably unique spirit that still connects Michael today with countless fans in a way that knows no borders, no cultural barriers and which speaks a common language of unity and compassion. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with his children as we fondly remember the Michael Jackson whose friendship, humor and kindness joyously touched so many lives.”

MichaelJackson.com

Remembering Michael Jackson: The Global Humanitarian

One of the most generous humanitarians to ever have graced this planet with their physical presence returned to the essence 2 years ago, today. Although much mention is not made of it – while still physically alive, the generous Michael Jackson donated millions of dollars, as well as countless hours, to numerous charities and other organizations which assisted many others in need…

Read more >>> Hip-Hop Wired

Those “Crazy Michael Jackson Fans:” Maybe we should listen?

By Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Read article > >> InnerMichael.com


As this year comes to a close, I reflect…

BitterSweetness…Four years and four months ago, I started what I thought would be a simple journal, an outlet for my thoughts and feelings about my favorite artist.  This would be my way of shining a little light on the truth; the positives, in a media world filled with darkness and hate against Michael – so much negativity, so many lies.  Being sickened by the injustice of it all, I needed an outlet, a way to release some of my frustration and document some rarely heard truths about the man.  I had felt his pain.It soon turned into a collection of news articles and photos; an online scrapbook.  Impatient, even though I always believed that the day would come when there would be a new album and tour to write about, there have been many days when good news was scarce, and I thought about not posting here anymore.  Yet, I was compelled to continue…

Six months ago, when Michael left this world, I was literally too heartbroken and in shock to read, or post anything here for days at a time.  Eventually, I gathered myself and went back to read and collect some of the many honest, kind words written about him.   Better late than never, I guess.  The process served as a healing balm for me.  Keeping this blog has played a key role in my spiritual growth, as studying
Michael’s life and art helped me to cultivate my faith. 
I had no clue how truly meaningful my little collection would become to others.  I soon realized that my digital scrapbook, had also become lessons in HIStory within the articles I compiled along the way, of not only the last years of the King of Pop, but of the man behind the Superstar, for whom so little truth had been written for years.  I’ve been contacted by many truth-seeking fans old and new, from all over the world, giving their heartfelt thanks for the things they’ve read and learned here.  Wow.  It’s such a privilege to be a part of something bigger than myself.

I’m so glad that I followed my heart and never gave up on posting the good news.  All this time, I thought it was just about the truth, when it’s equally been about and, in the words of Michael, all for love, L:O:V:E.

Though this world won’t ever be the same without him, I thank God that Truth prevails, Love is strong, and Legends never die.


Have a Blessed New Year Everyone.

Heaven, Beyond Imagination!

Michael has got ALL of the joy, peace, love, and happiness that the world couldn’t give him now.
He’s in heaven!  Imagine his Smile and all of the fun he’s having on his new adventure, beyond time, in a higher dimension…


(The following are modified excerpts from Michael’s book, Dancing the Dream, 1992)


My head says yes, he’s gone.  But my heart says NO…

When you feel yourself getting  mad or sad, have your moment… and then say to yourself, that’s Enough For Today.

So what does a Star do after it quits shining?  Stars never die.  They just turn into smiles and melt back into the cosmic music…

He was born to never die
To share his love without a sigh
That was his dance, that was his high
To live in bliss, let him fly
Into the boundless, beyond the sky
For we all were born to never die

Immortality’s his game
From bliss he came
In bliss he is sustained
To bliss he returned
If you don’t know it now
It’s a shame
Are you listening?
 
There never will be a time
When I You We or he will cease to be
He is in Heaven
Heaven is here
He has reclaimed his bliss

The Creator and the creation have merged into one wholeness of joy, and now there’s only the eternal dance…

The dream
his dream
our dream
continues…
in us.


So in spite of the fact that I miss him somethin’ awful, I have to make a conscious choice everyday to be happy for him whenever I feel mad or sad for myself.  Because I trust and believe that he is finally at rest & has the sweet peace he rarely had in this life.  I rejoice for him, and make an effort to practice all of the life lessons he taught me through his art, as he so often pointed towards God.  I believe that’s what he would want and I encourage all of y’all to try to do the same.

Heaven, Beyond Imagination!

“Do you wish you would wake up tomorrow morning to discover that the person you loved most passionately loved you even more? Wake up hearing music you have always loved but had never heard with such infinite joy before? Rise to the new day as if you were just discovering the Pacific Ocean? Wake up without feeling guilty about anything at all? See to the very core of yourself, and like everything you see? Wake up breathing God as if He were air? Loving to love Him? And loving everybody else in the bargain?”

“I go to prepare a place for you,” Jesus told His disciples (John 14:2). We all share the desire—really a deep-down yearning—to be in that glorious home forever. It is a place of indescribable bliss.

The greatest pleasures of earth cannot be compared to the joys of heaven.

 

READ: Revelation
21:1-8


Our Daily Bread


Happy Birthday Michael Jackson

HAP-PY Birth-DAY TO YA!  HAP-PY Birth-DAY TO YA!  HAP-PY Birth-DAY!!!
51st
Happy Birthday Michael!
    8/29/MJ
IT’S YA BirthDAY, HAPPY BirthDAY, IT’S YA BirthDAY, HAPPY BirthDAY!
Miss U Much!!!
RIP

Michael Jackson: Never Can Say Goodbye



Mirrors of my thoughts tonight…



    

   http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/e/16711680/wshhYUBb5rjjqN0okz8C

From June 25th 2009

Lenny Kravitz Calls Michael Jackson a ‘Beautiful Human Being’

Lenny Kravitz is mourning the loss of Michael Jackson,
along with millions. He wrote about his personal memories of the King of Pop, and how, even at the age of 10, Jackson was matching legends
like James Brown and Aretha Franklin. Read the full letter below.


There
will never be another talent like Michael Jackson. Many people are
saying what a performer, what an icon. How many Grammy’s he won. How
‘Thriller’ was the biggest selling album in history. They speak about
the controversy and countless other things. But the truth of the matter
is he was a boy that God blessed with the most angelic voice.


Just
listen to an early Jackson Five album and listen to that voice. The
purity, the feeling, the interpretation of the lyrics. At the age of
ten, he was on par with James Brown and Aretha Franklin
.
But the thing he had that they could not match was the fact that he was
a child. But at the same time he sang as an adult. That line between
child and experienced adult took his expression to an unmatched level.


I
heard somebody on the BBC news tonight say that he was a great singer
but didn’t have feeling like James Brown. That somebody is not
listening carefully. As a child he did it all. Even if he had not done
‘Off the Wall’ or ‘Thriller,’ he would still be a genius in my eyes.



I got to work with Michael on a track that has not been released and it
was the most amazing experience I’ve had in the studio. He was funny.
Very funny and we laughed the whole time. I also saw what a beautiful
father he was. He was a beautiful human being. I am deeply saddened
this evening.


He was the first live performer I ever saw. I
got to see him at Madison Square Garden when I was eight. If not for
him, I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing. He gave me joy as a child and
showed me the way to go. He was music. Period. His hugeness as a star
was great but before he was the King of Pop, he’d said it all.


May you rest in peace sweet Michael. You gave us all you had to give. Lenny.

Spinner @ AOL


…and when the groove is dead and gone, yeah
you know that LOVE survives, so we can rock for-ever on…

MJ FOREVER



Black Butterfly

Mirror of my Thoughts

Morning light, silken dream to flight
As the darkness gave way to dawn
You’ve survived, now your moment has arrived
Now your dream has finally been born

Chorus:
Black Butterfly, sailed across the waters
tell your sons and daughters
what the struggle brings
Black Butterfly, set the skies on fire
rise up even higher
so the ageless winds of time can catch your wings

ooh…ooh

While you slept, the promise was unkept
But your faith was as sure as the stars
Now you’re free, and the world has come to see
Just how proud and beautiful you are

Chorus

Let the current lift your heart and send it soaring
Write the timeless message clear across the sky
So that all of can read it and remember when we need it
That a dream conceived in truth can never die
Butterfly

Cause now that you’re free and the world has come to see
Just how proud and beautiful you are

Black Butterfly ~ Deniece Williams Gonna Take A Miracle

Tattoo – Black on White


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Happy Father’s Day!

Heavenly Father,
 
Thank you for being a Father to the fatherless.
 
Happy Father’s Day to fathers all over the world.
 


Psalm 68:4-6


 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
         Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
         By His name Yahweh,
         And rejoice before Him.
         
 5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
        Is  God in His holy habitation.

 6 God sets the solitary in families;
         He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
         But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

BibleGateway.com



Mirror of my thoughts

I wanna be the one you love
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
I wanna be the one you trust
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
I wanna be the one you need
I wanna be (sent from heaven)
I wanna be the one
I wanna be the one (sent from heaven)

[CHORUS:]
I wanna be the one who you believe
In your heart is sent from (sent from heaven)
There’s a piece of me who leaves when you gone
Because you’re sent from (sent from heaven)
I wanna be the one who you believe
In your heart is sent from (sent from heaven)
There’s a piece of me who leaves when you gone
Because you’re sent from (sent from heaven)

Heaven Sent – Keyshia Cole


Lying Lips

Psalm 120

 
 1 In my distress I cried to the LORD,
         And He heard me.

 2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips
         And from a deceitful tongue.
         
 3 What shall be given to you,
         Or what shall be done to you,
         You false tongue?

Happy Father’s Day

 
Heavenly Father,
 
Thank you for being a Father to the fatherless.
 
Happy Father’s Day to fathers all over the world.
 
I pray that they contine to turn their faces to their children.  Give them Your strength, favor, mercy and provision to be the fathers You designed them to be.
 
It IS so, in the name of Jesus the Christ,
Amen.
 

mirror of my thoughts tonight

I may be just a foolish dreamer
But I don’t care
‘Cause I know my happiness is waiting out there somewhere
I’m searching for that silver lining
Horizons that I’ve never seen
Oh I’d like to take just a moment and dream my dream
ohh

Dream my dream
Zoom
I’d like to fly far away from here
Where my mind is fresh and clear
And I’d find the love that I long to see
Where everybody can be what they wanna be
I’d like the greet the sun each morning
And walk amongst the stars at night
I’d like to know the taste of honey in my life
Well I’ve shared so many pains
And I’ve played so many games
But everyone finds the right way
Somehow
Somewhere
Someday
Zoom
I’d like to fly far away from here
Where my mind can be fresh and clear
And I’ll find the love that I long to see
People can be what they wanna be
I wish the world were truly happy
Living as one
I wish the word they call freedom someday would come
Someday would come
Zoom
I’d like to fly far away from here
Where my mind can be fresh and clear
And I’d find the love that I long to see
Everybody can be what they wanna be
Zoom
I’d like to fly away
Zoom
I’d like to fly away
Zoom
I’d like to fly away
You and me, baby
Walking free
Don’t you wanna go?
Don’t you wanna go?

 

The COMMODORES


mirror of my thoughts tonight

Master told me one day
I’d find peace in every way,
but in search for the clue
wrong things I was bound to do

Keep my head to the sky
for the clouds to tell me why
As I grew with strength
Master kept me as I repent

Keep your head to the sky
Keep your head to the sky

Gave me the will to be free
purpose to live is reality
Found myself never alone
changes come to make me strong

Step right up, be a man
You need faith to understand
so we’re saying for you to hear
Keep your head in faith’s atmosphere…

Keep your head to the sky
Keep your head to the sky

______________

Maurice White

Earth, Wind & Fire 1973
"Head To The Sky"


mirror of my thoughts

I’ve been so many places,
I’ve seen so many things
But none quite so lovely as you
More beautiful than the Mona Lisa
Worth more than gold
And my eyes have the pleasure to behold

You’re my latest and my greatest
My latest, my greatest inspiration

Things never looked clearer, peace within never felt nearer
My burden’s gone, it’s turned to a song
Tender as a baby’s touch, I needed you, oh, so much
At last the load is so light

You’re the latest and my greatest
My latest, my greatest inspiration

I plan to give you all that I have
I’ll be everything, everything you think I am
You make life a joy to live
And I’m thankful, yes, I’m blessed just to know you

You keep just keep on liftin’ me up now
(Higher) Mmm
(Higher) You inspire me…

(liftin’ me
You know what you do to me…

Come on keep on liftin’ me
(Higher) High
(Higher) Higher

Song: You’re My Latest, My
Greatest Inspiration – 1981
Artist: Teddy Pendergrass
LP/CD: It’s Time For Love

Composers: Kenneth Gamble
& Leon Huff


mirror of my thoughts

People say that the eyes
are the windows to the soul…

Though I once tried to hide
it, it’s become clear to see that I have a complex soul. When I’m trying to
figure something out, it can get messy – things get cluttered and look out of
control. But I know somewhere in the mess is the answer and I just have to wade
through it knowing I’ll find it when God is good and ready. 

And whose soul isn’t
complex?? People say they want "a simple faith," but is faith really
ever simple?? 

Few things seem simple in
life sometimes anymore, but God is helping me sort through the mess and to
learn to love my complexities. I like the growth and the strengthening of my
faith over these last few years. I’m changing somewhere deep inside, and slowly
getting comfortable with the woman I’m becoming…

Within all the mess and
pain of the pulling and testing and stretching – I know there is joy…there’s
hope. There’s also a trust that I didn’t know I had – I know it has to be a
gift from God.  I’ve had to learn to
trust Him in new and deep ways. 

It not always easy always
to trust when it seems He has disappeared and left me hangin’…

Paraphrased
excerpts from:
LeAnne’s God
Thoughts
@ http://evosrcamog.blogspot.com/


Michael Jackson may not be appearing on Idol, BUT…

he and the Idol bigwig were
NOT just breakin’ bread. While everybody is in speculation mode,

what if…

during an “American Idol” Beatles and Michael Jackson COME TOGETHER Theme week,
they announced the release of the Beatles music online & Michael’s new
album…at the same time???
Michael-mania and Beatle-mania go head up! How’s that for a promo?

Yeah, yeah, I know somebody is bound to say that Michael would be using the
Beatles to promote himself, but it actually creates a competition (sales)
between the two most widely known and successful musical entities in the world,
to prove once and for all Who’s BAD…

only Michael wins either way!!!

Since he does own half the Beatles catalog, it’d almost be like him competing
with his own work…and between the two, there probably wouldn’t be any room
left for anybody else on the charts!

That’d be one way to put a jolt back into the music industry, from the Old
Skoolers to the New Schoolas, and everybody around and in between…

and there ain’t a darn
thang Paul could do about it except give more publicity to it!

Just a thought…
Monica


Let the TRUTH be told!

In my thoughts tonight…

So many times, I’ve heard
his stories of betrayal and slander in the sermons of preachers, in the history
of other great minds, in the stories of the Bible, and most recently in the
Gospel of Judas that I watched (documentary) on National Geographics. There really ain’t nothin’ new under the
sun.

I often wonder if Michael
sees the same things I hear in the spirit and perhaps that’s how he’s able to
keep the faith and maintain his sanity in all of the madness and conspiracy
that surrounds him. I wonder if he
knows how many people that’s he has never and may never meet, have prayed and
are still compelled to pray for him. I
wonder if he realizes how deeply he has touched so many of our lives, not just
with his music, but also with his loving kindness, his depth, his sweet spirit,
strength, and his faith and wisdom, that to the spiritually blind/dead is
foolishness.

Now, forced yet again, into
a fight for his life in court, this time his ‘livelihood’ and Thank God from
the claimant side of the courtroom, I am continually amazed by, so proud of
him, and admire his unyielding perseverance.
Bless his heart. No worries, God
will be right there.

Let
the TRUTH be told!


New PR Strategy?

I
found this article after I wrote my thoughts/commentary that follows it. I had to do a little of my own editing  to get rid of the
unecessary negativity – comments of a critic and a few cleverly placed, not so nice, descriptive words, but it makes the point of my "New PR Strategy" theory.

No Grave Dug for Jackson at World Music
Awards

16-Nov-2006
Written by: Giselle Melanson

It was hyped as "the freak show to end all freak shows" in the weeks
leading up to Wednesday’s World Music Awards in London.

Not only would it be Michael Jackson’s first awards show performance in nearly
a decade, it was also expected to be a re-enactment of his blockbuster 80s video,
"Thriller."

Despite the fact that Jackson did not confirm any plans to perform the song
from his seminal album of the same name, reports still ran rampant that The
Gloved One would perform the graveyard groove that catapulted him to the top of
pop culture.

I guess the joke was on us.

First, Jackson informed the press just before the show that there had been a
misunderstanding; he would not be performing. Before the ink was dry on those
headlines, Jackson either changed his mind or punk’d us all by singing
a brief rendition of "We Are the World" at the end of the awards,
flanked by his signature chorus of swaying kids.

For those who wanted so badly to see a worst-case scenario, absolute
train-wreck performance, Vincent Price’s beyond-the-grave laughter is probably
ringing in their ears right about now.

Since Jackson’s arrival in London on Sunday, his presence has attracted the
usual crowd that follows him wherever he goes – paparazzi, fans, and even Superman
and Jesus look-a-likes, to complete the media
circus. But judging from the way people ran with this latest rumor, it looks
like Jackson isn’t the one jumping through hoops.

___________________________________


Food for thought:

1) Could it be that Michael has decided not
to defend himself against the press at all anymore and just let the chips fall
where they may?

Lord knows, nothing else has worked.
Besides that, he ain’t got nothin to prove. The official records speak for
themselves. It never ceases to amaze me, the lengths that the media will go to,
to try and sabotage and distract from Michaels’ success. The whole purpose for
him being there in the first place was to be acknowledged for the HIStory he’s
already made. But to let "them" tell it, anything that’s negative in
his vicinity has to be his fault…lets blame Mickey, he did it! He does every
darn thing, wrong. WRONG!
If he hadn’t done what he agreed to do, the first thing the headlines would have said is: WMA plans to sue Michael Jackson for breach of contract.

He knows and God knows who he is and
exactly what he has and has not done, what he planned to do, what he did not,
and who was really at fault in the WMA situation.

As much as I’m sure he hates that some
people (including so-called “fans”) still believe tabloid reports, he cannot
control that. No matter what he or his spokesperson says or does, it doesn’t
make much difference. He’s criticized if he does and criticized if he doesn’t.

2) By now, his true fans know the truth
because we seek it, so what does it really matter what the rest of the world
thinks?

Because each response just feeds the beast
and ultimately keeps giving them new material to write about, if nothing else
but responding to his response, and that helps them to keep making money off of
him. It’s time for a new strategy. Notice how fast the negative press died when
he didn’t respond and sure enough the truth started coming to the light from
people who were there, even in some media reports, and it didn’t take long. God
is good!

I think that by not responding, the
negative media reporters are being shown for the liars that they are. Notice
how firmly he responded to the question about performing while on the red
carpet? Why was the question posed in the first place? I think Michael knew
exactly what was going on, that the organizers were trying to bully him into
doing something he did not want to do at this time and he didn’t back down, not
even to please the fans. For those who think he needs to stand up, I say, he’s
doing exactly that, just not in a typical manner. The battle with the media is
not his. He knows that and who the real enemy is.

It’s going to be very interesting to see
how his “performance” is gonna be edited. From the clips I’ve seen, there is no
way he could have sung over the voices on the track because it was playing too
loud.

3) Then, when the music and/or mic was turned
off, what in the hell was he supposed to do?

He made the very best he could of a very
bad situation and that’s all anyone can expect.

There is no reason for him to respond or be
embarrassed, etc., and hopefully, once and for all, people will stop buying
into and relying on media hype, even from organizer and/or venue PR.

I think when Michael gets ready to PERFORM
live again; we’ll either get confirmation from the man himself via a new
website or press conference, or be taken completely by surprise somehow.

We lose the approval of God when we seek
the applause of men.

He had a good opportunity to promote
himself and a new song. Instead, he chose to sing an old one about love, peace
and unity. I believe that he did exactly what God wanted him to do.

Just my thoughts…I had to
vent some of what had my stomach in knots!

Here’s some more from folks who were there, lettin’ the truth be told and/or
tellin’ their version of it,
none of which is anything Michael should’ve been blamed for:

World Music Awards founder Melissa Corken has spoken out in
defence of Jackson’s ‘performance’ at the bash last Wednesday night.

Talking to MTV UK News,
she said, "Let’s get this straight, Michael was coming to collect an
award, not perform. He doesn’t have a record ready.

"The press picked up
on a rumour that he was going to sing ‘Thriller’. He was NEVER going to
perform ‘Thriller’. It was always going to be Chris Brown performing as
a tribute".

She continued,
"Michael was a little overwhelmed by (the press stories).

He said I can’t do
‘Thriller’ because I haven’t done it for ten years.

"He wasn’t quite ready
to perform but he wanted to do something more than just accept his award so he
decided to sing some of ‘We Are The World’. He was courageous enough to
do that."

Melissa told us the overall
vibe of the show was overwhelmingly positive.

"He’s played two times
at the WMAs already but this time was even more explosive – I’ve never felt
energy like that before. It was just wonderful. Over 10,000 people from all
across the world came to see him.

"I love Michael,
everyone assumes he’s a diva but he’s not – he demands nothing. He’s just a
really nice simple man. I went to see him and his beautiful children chilling
in their hotel room."

And despite all the stick
he also got for his appearance, Melissa told us that up close Michael looks
fine. "He has beautiful skin and nice hair. He was looking good."


BADLY ORGANISED

Organisers of the annual World Music Awards
were also criticised for a chaotic evening.

Besides sound problems during Jackson’s
performance, around half the winners of main awards did not show up to receive
them, hostess Lindsay Lohan made only a few fleeting remarks and there were
long waits between each performance. The organisers were not immediately
available for comment.

Sound ‘cut’

The organisers of the World Music Awards
said that they had "not been contacted by any of the fans or had one
complaint" regarding the event. They added that Jackson’s performance
had been cut short because the ceremony over-ran, breaking a noise curfew at
the venue
.

"I was standing watching Jackson
perform… and suddenly he stopped," said Julius Just, head of Public
Relations for the awards. "They cut the sound on one of the greatest
living artists in the world. "It’s the first time anything like this has
happened in 18 years of the World Music Awards."

But officials at Earl’s Court denied that
the sound had been cut.

"We accommodated the show and the
show’s organisers by obtaining an extension to our licence in order to allow
the show to run to eleven o’clock," said spokesman Jeremy Probert.

"And as far as we’re concerned, that’s
what the show did. As a matter of fact, I think it finished about a
minute-and-a-half early," he added.

Happy fans

However, not everyone at the award ceremony
was left disappointed by Jackson’s performance.

We were a bit confused because we never got
to the actual song -Paolo Mariani, Choir member

"I thought it was fantastic,"
said Joseph Dougal, from East Kilbride, in an email to the BBC.

"None of the fans expected him to
give a performance, so it was a true surprise."

Adam Saunders, 26, bought tickets for his
fiancée, Caroline, who had waited all her life to see Michael Jackson. "It
was worth it just to see her happiness at seeing him on stage," he said.
"She just kind of went numb. There were tears in her eyes."

Paolo Mariani, who was part of the
50-strong choir that sang with Jackson, called the performance the "best
experience of my life". The 17-year-old, who has never sung professionally
before, was hand-picked for the chorus last week, shortly after the pop star
confirmed his appearance.

"It was so rushed that we didn’t
even have time to rehearse with Michael Jackson,"
he said.

"We got there at one o’clock on the
day of the show and basically rehearsed in a room with a choreographer for a
couple of hours.

"We were rehearsing to sing the
whole song – so we were a bit confused because we never got to the actual song.
The music was just cut off
.

"I can see that fans might have felt
let down, but for us it was amazing."

Monica 11/18/2006


a new era

It’s obvious that Michael has found peace on the other side
of the pond and is preparing to return to his rightful place in the world of
music. It makes my heart smile and I
look forward to all that he has in store!

Heavenly Father,

I thank You for Michael’s contagious laughter. I thank You that he is happy,
healthy, at peace and back to doing what he loves to do, what You gifted and
called him to. I pray that everything he labors for is pleasing in Your sight
and that his next album will be his best and most successful one yet!

In the name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ, amen.


More than a PopStar

I see Michael as an extremely spiritually mature man. By that I mean that he’s knows the Bible very well, he is keenly aware of the divine order of things, and strives to be Christlike in the way he treats people, to the best of his ability, and unashamedly urges the rest of us to do the same. He’s not stuck in any religious tradition and his spiritual wisdom is deeper than that of many Bishops, Pastors, Preachers, Evangelists, etc., in my opinion. I’ll even go so far as to say that he’s a better imitator of Jesus than many of them too.

He is multifaceted and his songs are more than mere music, but rather are messages of truth and love combined with pieces of his soul. One thing is for sure, there’s something extraordinary about him and his message that goes beyond his many talents. For me, prophetic comes to mind…
(Prophet: one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight; especially, an inspired poet, who serves as a contemporary voice of God to his generation)

I also see Michael as a Psalmist of our times, like David of the Bible days; like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others, who use their gifts to spread messages of hope and encouragement.
(Psalms express and reflect universal emotions and encourage us to look inside ourselves…and Higher)

Having traveled around the globe numerous times, he has a most unique perspective on life through his insight of so many different cultures. His childlike nature is wrongly perceived as childish by the foolish. And contrary to popular belief, his meekness is by no means weakness, but instead it is controlled strength. I think that he has learned to turn the voices of the world off when necessary so that he can hear God’s still, small voice.

I have compared many of his personality traits and experiences to those of characters of the Bible, including Jesus because there are so many obvious parallels. The same can be said for most everybody else too, it’s just that so many of Michael’s have been on display for the whole world to see and on such a grand scale.

The more I understand him, the more I grow spiritually because he inspires me to ask and give more of myself. I only hope one day to have a measure of the level of inner strength and faith that he obviously has. Bottom line, he is an extraordinary gift to us from God and I believe what draws people to him is the Spirit of Christ in him just like everyone else who has that divine gift… only he has taken the time to cultivate his more than most.
Maybe he’s just trying to live up to the meaning of his name.

[MI-kuhl; "who is like God?"] He also has a protector type of nature, much like Michael the archangel as well.

There is absolutely more to Michael than meets the eye and I pray that it won’t be too long before the rest of the world realizes it. Sadly, most people of his calibre don’t get recognized for all that they are until after they’re gone, but just as he has broken through so many other barriers, somehow, I think Michael is gonna break that mold too!

I appreciate his choice of humble submission and obedience to being used by God and led by His Spirit, cause that helps show me the way to go. If he were speaking his messages from a pulpit or as part of an organized religious group, people would call the love he gets admiration not worship. To me, that’s kinda like saying it’s okay to “worship” official spiritual leaders. I don’t get that logic…but anyway…

Ever heard the term old soul? It seems that people like Michael are much older than their “earth suits”, as though God gave them the gift of a head start in a way. We all have gifts, whatever they are and we’re all sending messages and teaching somebody who is watching or looking up to us, whether we realize it or not. He just has a larger audience. Michael teaches through his poems and many of his lyrics, and if we pay close attention, he points us toward God the same way an “official” spiritual leader does. The difference is that he teaches what he preaches more by his example, his experiences and through art instead of from a church building, and he reaches folk who don’t go to church.

I believe that is part of his legacy that seemingly goes unnoticed.


That’s how I see him.


911

       

                                        In Memory


Happy Anniversary!

 
MJJ-REAL-REALM celebrates 1 year anniversary!

What an emotional ride this has been.  I started this site a year ago as sort of a digital diary, an outlet for myself really, and it grew into this collection of some of my favorite MJJ  photos, stories and a way for me to spread good news.  It’s been a labor of love maintaining this space and it’s been a blessing to connect with other members of Michael’s online FanFamily from all over the world.  I’ve learned and grown so much from this experience, and have regained some of the hope I had lost in mankind through them.  Michael Jackson fans are some of the most kind and compassionate people I’ve ever come in contact with.  

This past year, even though the trial was over and Michael was vindicated, many fans like myself have still been on a roller coaster ride that began the day Michael was put in handcuffs.

Concern for him has lingered because of the toll the ordeal undoubtedly took on him, to the very core of his being, compounded by the nonstop media attacks and lawsuits.   Just when I finally began to feel a release, a sense of peace about Michael that the verdict did not seem to give, from seeing him in Japan, receiving the Legend award and visiting the orphanage…up comes evidence of the conspiracy against him.

It all kinda reminds me of David and Goliath.  This could be a battle that Michael has been chosen to lead.  This thing could very well become a class action suit cause Michael ain’t the first artist “they’ve” done this to, he’s just the biggest one to peep their game AND speak out about it, who also had the resources and commitment to stay in the game, which makes him a real threat.  Should this thing turn into a class action suit, it could change the laws on how the entire industry is run and I think that’s really what Michael wants for everybody.

So, sounds like we’d better strap ourselves back in and hold on folks…this roller coaster is about to leave the station again.

We’re all anxiously looking forward to the new era of his musical career as well as any other new works that he chooses to share with the world.   But I, for one, think it’s more important for all of the legal trauma and drama to be dealt with.  It’s got to interfere with the flow of creativity, although it probably fuels it at times as well.  Seeing how his art comes from his heart, after all he’s been through, it will undoubtedly be interesting and I believe well worth the wait.  Eventually, we will get to experience new works from Michael and as Visionary has proven, his work never gets old.

In the mean time, lets get ready to RUMBLE!

At least this time, thank God, it will be from the plaintiff/prosecution side of the courtroom.
I pray that which ever route Michael chooses to take the evidence in, that justice is served.
Just a collection of my thoughts tonight…

Keep the Faith.

Monica

P.S.  Hopefully, MSN will get the kinks worked out of the upgrade soon

and the view of the space pages will get back to normal 😉

til then it might be easier to use the RSS option.


my thoughts tonight

Refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels.

Man’s ignorance of God and His ways often results in foolish accusations against believers. They may see our good deeds as evil and accuse us for doing good.

A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.

Submission by doing right is the way that we may, in the will of God, see the ignorance of foolish men silenced.

God deliberately chose what/who the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise.

While men may accuse us falsely for doing good in this life, they will give praise to God for these same deeds when they stand before Him at Christ’s return. 

Lord forgive them…for they have no clue what they do.