WHEN YOU FEEL POWERLESS YOU ARE ACTUALLY VERY POWERFUL

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Last week I started blogging about transparency, and ended up discovering power in vulnerability. It was a wild ride, and I’m coming back to it this week because the lessons were so, well, shocking I want to understand them more deeply. In that last blog, I was trying to untangle a couple of key questions: Why would Michael Jackson, one of the most powerful people in the world, expose his vulnerability to us over and over again, even though he … Read More

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RAW NAKED TRUTH: Michael Jackson’s Power of Vulnerability

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Raw and naked were not words I liked in my childhood. I experienced these terrifying feelings all the time, and I protected myself from them by weaving an invisibility cloak out of the fraying threads of my life. Long before J. K. Rowling gave Harry Potter his magic cloak, I was wearing mine so consistently that it melted into my skin and my subconscious. As I grew into an adult, transparency was not a word I was drawn to either. … Read More

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FINDING THE COURAGE TO LEAP: Michael Jackson’s Power, Part 7

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Yesterday, I jumped off another cliff. In the final crazy move from Willits, CA to Ashland, OR, I was laughing at how insane the journey looks from the outside. Why would I move to an expensive town with scant rental housing when I could live in Willits for free? Why would I move into a house that just had an eviction notice posted on the door? Would I be able to find work? In the midst of my fears, I … Read More

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SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM: Michael Jackson’s Power Part 6

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Ever hit a brick wall trying to change the world? I did that repeatedly while trying to stop wars, defeat industrial development, fight fracking, etc. The brick wall hurts. It’s exhausting. It can be devastating. You need a lot of power to overcome that wall, or wildly-creative tactics to circumvent the wall. That is why so many effective change-makers have partnered with Spirit. Source. God. Goddess. The Force. Nature. Whatever you call It, It has vast power, is deeply creative … Read More

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REACHING FOR THE STARS: Michael Jackson’s Power Part 5

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  View image | gettyimages.com “Think it, see it, believe it, make it happen” Michael’s father Joseph Jackson. “Plant it in your head and focus with all your heart.” Michael’s mother Katharine Jackson By any measure, Michael’s father Joe and mother Kathryn were way ahead of their time in using intention to power big dreams in their children. In You Are Not Alone, Jermaine Jackson talks about how his father would set their goals so high they seemed utterly impossible, … Read More

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