michael, may you now be at peace: a reflection (no. 65)
i can only imagine that being in such a different plane gives you a sense of relief; i wonder if, where you are you feel helpless as there isn't much you can do about all the destruction going on down here.
sometimes i wonder if a solution to so many of these issues can be created with just one or two simple acts. the government wants the banks to present loans to small business; the thing is, instead of the government bailing out banks with the money that could have been used for small businesses, they could have let these banks fail. we've heard it all before. but it still confounds me that collectively we allow these things to happen. what if we all took our money out of the major branches and into the credit unions? or what if we looked to options other than financial institutions ?
what if 100% of us resisted our money going to murder people overseas... no, what i REALLY mean is that- what if the military WE pay for actually does what they were said to do. a military exists for 'self defense', not dispense our own philosophies of 'democracy' to other parts of the globe, when we have trouble even defining what it is here. when habeus corpus appears to be irrelevant to those who sign off on the 'laws'; when people are censored, arrested, murdered or watched for simply using the right to critique a government.
...when we have a smaller-scale 'army' under the title of police, who SHOULD be trained in martial arts and de-escalation (just like the national military) yet they are trained in tactics of de-humanization, and indiscriminately use guns on unarmed people. what if we actually returned to methods of true community policing, where we knew who we lived next to, and could congregate outside without fear (and police terrorism)? and we all knew the discipline of a martial art (along with the mind/body connection) and we vocally reminded the police that we pay for their services, and ask why they expect that we owe them, because they are not returning on the investment. the police are running on a severe (moral/ethical) deficit, and because we pay for them to do the work they do we have the right to demand that the system in place not exist in the way it does.
...when people who cannot afford otherwise live next to radioactive waste and landfills. when more and more regulations are being created to 'protect us from ourselves'- the food we grow in our gardens, organic farms which receive no funding because they choose not to grow produce with certain seeds... when still, after much of the nutritional information being regulated, depending on where you live you still may not have access to healthy foods (unless you travel far to get it). what if people everywhere could figure out what could grow in their respective climates, and collaborate and share knowledge (and the WHOLE community is fed in the process)?
or that one day there will be a technology where the phones are not so toxic and full of microwave energy. of course they acknowledge this in europe, and all phoned come with an earpiece. and grade-school children in france are advised not to use cellulars. and that there doesn't even need to be a discussion of 'net neutrality'- that major (media and telecom) corporations even demand money from us, or else we will not have full access to information; and that one day we could share important pieces of information on the internet without being watched.
...and perhaps i'm just an idealist, and i'm just dreaming the whole thing. i don't think it would be a dream if everyone actually acknowledged or realized the potentiality of these things occurring.
i really do believe that love is the only truth that exists, when you are speaking of 'THE TRUTH'... everything else is based on a series of truths.
no, it's not an idealist, 'all is happy' sort of love... i am speaking of conviction. the lack of fear. true love is not based on fear, just as fighting is not always based on adversarial relationships. you can have a true sense of love for your people or your community enough to fight for them. one of the things you focused on was the ability for children around the world to live in health, peace and happiness, so you fought for that. by extension you also looked at issues of environmental degradation, authoritative abuse, as well as the importance of reading and family. overall, your love for children appeared to be driving all of these things.
when you have true love for someone or something, you will seek other truths.
a good friend of mine is a follower of meherbaba. i cannot say that i am , as i don't follow the concept of the avatar- GOD in human form, who is "consciously one with the truth"; however, i do like his philosophy of, as i saw on a site from one of the 'baba lovers', "a new humanity based on love"... another thing which stood out on this site (called 'avatar meherbaba manifesting') was the statement that "(h)is silence was observed not as a spiritual discipline... but as a necessary condition for his work." maherbaba took a lifelong vow of silence on 10 july 1925. under this silence he did his "universal work" around the world, "aimed at giving a spiritual push to the entire Creation."
some of the things he's said are quite interesting:
"I have suffered much and will have to suffer much more till I break My Silence."
"Patiently have I suffered these things in silence for all My children."
"When I speak, there will be many proofs of my spiritual power, and of my ability to bestow Illumination. People will then realise that Truth, which is the source of all love and existence, rules supreme in all departments of life."
"My work and aims are intensely practical. It is not practical to over-emphasise the material at the cost of the spiritual. It is not practical to have spiritual ideals without putting them into practice. But to realise the ideal in daily life, to give a beautiful and adequate form to the living spirit, to make brotherhood a fact — not merely a theory as at present — this is being practical in the truest sense of the word."
"I intend, when I speak, to reveal the one supreme self which is in all. This accomplished, the idea of the self as a limited, separate entity will disappear, and with it will vanish self-interest. Cooperation will replace competition. Certainty will replace fear. Generosity will replace greed. Exploitation will disappear…"
"Although all are My children, they ignore the simplicity and beauty of this Truth by indulging in hatreds, conflicts and wars that divide them in enmity, instead of living as one family in their Father’s house. Even amongst you who love Me and accept Me for what I am, there is sometimes lack of understanding of one another’s hearts."
"When I break My silence the impact will be universal. No one knows how I am suffering. My suffering is not only physical but also mental and spiritual. There is a great difference between your mental and spiritual suffering and mine. My mental suffering is very intense and is because of the pseudo saints that abound in the world today. My spiritual suffering is because I know I am free in myself but bound in you."
"It is an absolute certainty, that before leaving my body I will have to face universal humiliation, apparent universal defeat and violent death, culminating in Universal Divine Glory. By ‘violent death’ I mean that I will suffer great physical violence preceding the glorious victory of Divine Truth, and this violence endured by my body will ultimately be the cause of my physical death. The manifestation of the Divine Truth will go hand in hand with the breaking of my silence. . ."
"My Silence must break. There is no escape for it."
"I shall not lay down My body until I have given the WORD to the world."
"Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion he taught, man has waged wars in his name. Instead of living the humility, purity, and truth of his words, man has given way to hatred, greed, and violence. Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form, I observe silence."
"When I break My Silence, the impact of My Love will be universal and all life in creation will know, feel and receive of it. It will help every individual to break himself free from his own bondage in his own way. I am the Divine Beloved who loves you more than you can ever love yourself. The breaking of My Silence will help you to help yourself in knowing your real Self."
a lot of these quotes are not unlike things you have said (and the 'work' he spoke of, what you also did had significant importance)... in particular, the line in they don't care about us, where you say "i look to heaven to fulfill this prophesy". i also return to the letter you wrote in 1987:
"Like the old Indian proverb says, do not judge a man until you've walked 2 moons in his moccosins. Most people don't know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true. I cry very, very often because it hurts and I worry about the children, all my children all over the world, I live for them. If a man could say nothing against a character but what he could prove, history could not be written. Animals strike not from malice but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood not our pain. But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world for the children. But have mercy, for I've been bleeding a long time now."
there is also the 'MJ cult' which was created in honor of you by young witnesses around the time of 'thriller', in lieu of a rift between the jehovah's witness community. according to the 'MJ cult' you were the archangel michael. they looked to the book of daniel in the bible; chapter 12, verses 1 and 2:
"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt."
years after this period (in 2009) you stated, "it is now i see and feel that calling once again; to be a part of music that will not just connect but, make all feel one, one of joy, one in pain; one in love, one in service and in consciousness."
also (from 2008):
"i am living for you, and the children. be alive, be free, feel consciousness subconscious, (at one with) GOD. i love you."
another quote from maherbaba:
"Love is a gift from God to man, obedience is a gift from master to man, and surrender is a gift from man to master. The one who loves, desires to do the will of the beloved, and seeks union with the beloved. Obedience performs the will of the beloved and seeks the pleasure of the beloved. Surrender resigns to the will of the beloved and seeks nothing."
"Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing — until there is only ... the dance."
to me, there is a difference between love and true love... true love could be seen as obeying i suppose; but, as i keep saying, part of that requires a questioning of your teacher. true love is about an equal exchange of learning. the relationship alters, but one will always be the teacher and the other a student. a true sense of love and surrender also requires a non-attachment to our perceptions of the teacher (or figure) and focus more on the teachings, and finding the truth within those.
again, what you have said is not unlike what meherbaba has said- the major difference being you not claiming to be an avatar. and, as meherbaba apparently made a conscious decision not to "teach, but to awaken", you realized the potential for us all to "school the world." to do both (teach AND awaken), that's not mutually exclusive.
it also appears that in the last half of your physical existence your messages became more urgent.
"people are always saying, 'oh,' they think 'they'll take care of it. the government'll do...' done with that. 'they'll...' they WHO??!! it starts with us. it's US! or else it'll never be done."
this is perhaps, one of the greatest things you have ever said, michael. i cannot say that the folks at sony or AEG got that, besides using it for their little film project.
this is exactly the point i was trying to make from the beginning. true love can be the only driving force to make a statement like that. it's the love which is the impetus for true community action.
these conversations always develop into a series of thoughts which flow into circular energy... with time moving so quickly the only solution at this point is indeed a universal consciousness created in the truth of love. this means we must move beyond our own environment and thoughts. we must know that our actions affect more than ourselves and those immediately around us.
true love... true love. it is absolutely possible.
"peaceful be heaven peaceful the earth peaceful the broad space between peaceful for us be the running waters peaceful the plants and herbs peaceful to us be the signs of the future peaceful what is done and undone peaceful to us be what is and what will be may all to us gracious be"
thank you, michael. know that i love you very much.