7 Post-Election Strategies from the King of Pop

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“We’ve been catapulted into the Big Wake-Up Call with this election,” says my friend Gail. Wondering where to go from here, I look to Michael Jackson for courage and strategy. Here’s what I see: Refuse to be a victim. Stand your ground and use your power in unexpected ways. (Ghosts) Cultivate L.O.V.E., and use it as a Warrior.  Michael said, “Make love your weapon to overcome any evil.”  Ghosts is a wonderful example of that. In his concerts, he used … Read More

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Prince Joins Michael on the Other Side

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The world is feeling the loss of another revolutionary musician and social visionary who broke down racial barriers, stretched gender roles and opened doors to a whole new future. I did not follow Prince’s music, but I have a tremendous respect for his artistry and how he used it to transform the world. It seems significant that he and David Bowie passed so closely to each other. I can only imagine Michael’s immense love greeting them both on the other … Read More

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THIS IS NOT IT

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It’s final’s week, and my nose is to the grindstone. Just so you know I haven’t forgotten you, I’m sending out a quick and spectacular video mix of MJ dancing, to cheer you up for the week to come. The embed code is broken, so here is the link. Warning: it is addictive! Best Michael Jackson Dances Mix HD

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THE BLACK PANTHER’S GIFT

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In this season of chaos and giving, here is the true story of one black panther’s gift. In just 13 minutes, it movingly illustrates everything I wrote about in last week’s blog.     Like Spirit the panther, and like Michael, we are sometimes the chaos for other people, and also the gift. I invite you to talk to the chaos in your life. What is it trying to tell you? How does it want to be treated? What is … Read More

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When All Else Fails: Dance

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I don’t seem to be able to write this week. So much chaos in the world, too many rapid-fire decisions in my own life. Though I’ve stopped listening to the news, I still feel the tidal wave of fear the media is pouring over the world. Getting used to living with mystery is hard enough; when it is drenched in terror it seems impossible. Right now, all I can do is dance, to shake that anxiety out of me. Tomorrow … Read More

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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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BE NOT AFRAID OF WEIRDNESS: Michael Jackson’s Power, Part 2

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    Difference is power. This is one of the greatest lessons Michael Jackson tried to teach us. And we need to understand it if we are going to fix anything in this crazy world. The media threw the worst kind of insults at Michael—they criticized his color, his face, his love of nature, his lack of a lover, his falling in love, his vulnerability and tenderness, his off-stage shyness, his confident advertising, the time he spent with children, the … Read More

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KING OF MIRACLES: Michael Jackson’s Power

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Artist credit: drawingyourattention This is repost from one year ago. It still gives me hope today, so I am sharing it again : ) There is a crazy woman moving to California today in a car with an engine light on. She doesn’t have enough money to pay this month’s bills, so she will need a job as soon as she lands in this town where she knows no one. In the midst of a severe drought, with wildfires raging … Read More

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