MJ Reflections

Monday, October 31, 2011

This Is It

This month’s Major Love Prayer was no doubt one of the most powerful I have experienced so far. I felt as if I was very clearly focused and I had an amazing visualization in the midst of my prayers. I was hanging around outside the courthouse in LA, mingling with others who were there for the same purpose - waiting for the verdict in the Conrad Murray trial to be announced. There was a palpable energy in the air - the energy of anticipation as we waited for the final word from the jury to come down. Almost 2 ½ years since Michael’s death, and an ocean of tears later, we were finally going to have some kind of resolution to the question that had been hanging over this inconceivable injustice far too long. Would Murray be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and would he be sentenced to the maximum prison term of 4 years for this crime? As meager as this sentence seems for the substantial loss of the life of Michael Joe Jackson to this world, it would at least give us a sense that some sort of justice was being served.

As I mingled with other fans, I could feel Michael’s presence among us. The anticipation built to a crescendo of emotions that were overflowing from all of our hearts in those moments of waiting. But there was also a lightness in the air - a sense of excitement and a feeling of celebration as we shared our common love for this one incredible human being. We all knew how abundantly blessed we were to have been touched by Michael’s spirit! And we knew that more and more people around the world were being awakened to the truth of his essence and his purpose because of this trial.

As the energy continued to build in the crowd, people started gathering into a prayer circle. There were several hundred people there - the circle was huge! As we bowed our heads to pray, I felt Michael by my side, holding my hand. There was a warmth from his hand that traveled up my arm and spread through my entire body. His love and concern for all of us was very evident to me. I could also feel his joy over the love we were all sharing because of him and also over the fact that he could be there with us! He squeezed my hand once, as if sending me a signal that everything was going to be alright.

Then, in the middle of our prayer, we heard a massive whooshing sound overhead. We looked up at the courthouse building and there were white doves flying out of every single window in the building! The sky quickly filled with hundreds of doves as cheers rose up from the crowd. Even though we did not hear the verdict, we knew it had been announced and there was much joy and celebration as we all lifted our hands up to the sky!

I’ve been pondering this visualization all week, assuming that the verdict had been 'guilty', even though I did not hear it during my meditation. And I realized something new as I was discovering and downloading ‘new’ videos of Michael this weekend. It’s almost as if they were coming out of the woodwork - full-length versions of concerts and interviews and 'making of' specials that I have never seen before!! I wondered “why are these videos showing up now?” Just like those doves filling the sky, it has been like an outpouring of Love - a celebration of Michael’s life and work! I have cried more tears - tears of sorrow for what happened to him and tears of joy for knowing him and experiencing his love! I realized today as I sat down to write this devotion that no matter what the verdict is in this case, we will always be able to celebrate Michael. What he has given us will never cease to exist. THIS IS IT… his message… his work… his love… will live forever, and the verdict cannot change that!

Rejoice in You!

Thank you, beloved
for blazing your brilliance into my world
For showing me that real Love
is more than a dream
It wraps itself around and inside of my being
when you touch me
When your light descends
from the moon and the stars
To warm my heart,
caress my soul
And you whisper
a promise of your everlasting glow

You are now forever young, my love
You fly on the wings of pure white doves
Nothing escapes you
Everything seeks you
The earth and the heavens
Rejoice in you!

In the silence of midnight
I find you
In the quiet of my soul
you linger
Singing your song
You extend an invitation
to Love… compassion… sanctuary… vision
A glorious future paved with gold
and the brilliant colors of your dreams
Your mission to behold!
All that was yours
is now mine, it seems

You are now forever young, my love
You fly on the wings of pure white doves
Nothing escapes you
Everything seeks you
The earth and the heavens
Rejoice in you!

2011 © by Charlene Burgess

Photo Credits: Above photo-art (Courthouse & MJ with arms spread)
provided by Major Love Prayer - Thank You MLP!!


  1. Charlene, thank you so much! I think it is very meaningful that you did not hear the verdict when the doves appeared. To me, it is clearly showing that the verdict is not relevant. It is only a manmade non-solution, which has no bearing on the TRUTH. The truth has been shown during Michael's life, during the trial and forever in the future, for anyone who cares to see it.
    Love your poem too.

  2. This was a really nice write up. Every word that was said was the truth. It is so refressing to hear such nice things said about a man that inspired the world to think outside the box and not just one sided. To use your imagination beyond the square box that we most likely live in. So don't stop doing what you do to keep his legacy going for generations to come.

  3. Char, Your meditation combined with the site you posted for the attorney who is now seeing Michael for who he really is, make a HUGE point. I concur with BJ, the verdict will mean little...what's really important is that others are now seeing Michael in a new way. Maybe not in the way we see him (yet) but still...
    Thank you for this beautiful devotion. Much love to you!

  4. You touched on some very sensative spots here Charlene. I LOVE your rendition on how verdict day would be. I pray the verdict is Guilty. We all need to pray as hard as we can. It won't bring Michael back but at least we did the best we could. Our mission is to keep his legacy alive and that will never stop no matter what the verdict is. Thank you for doing what you do Charlene. - Love Bonnie

  5. Dear Char, wonderful post! The example here in what you wrote is so true. I really believe that LOVE is what matters in the end, despite of what the veredict may be. I hope this trial helped to awake more and more people to dear Michael's purpose.

    Much love to you,

  6. In the days following this post, and before the verdict was delivered on 11/7/11, I became acutely aware that the verdict in this trial was indeed critical to Michael's legacy... and to a world in need of change. This trial and its outcome were HIStory in the making. An image of Michael Jackson - one more private than we had ever witnessed before, was being shaped and formed during this trial as it would be carried into the future.

    The world was watching (not just the fans) and the outcome of this trial would create a lasting impression. And even though Michael was not the one on trial this time, it offered a unique opportunity for the world to get a closer look at the very private and much-scrutinized life of the most famous person on the planet. Those of us who already loved Michael and understood the truth of his purpose (beyond the music and the dance) did not need convincing. But there were many more in this world who did need convincing - those who still believed the caricature of the man as portrayed by the media for so many years.

    Although the trial itself (before the verdict) did help change more hearts and minds about the kind of person Michael was, a guilty verdict would take it one step further by somehow making it OK for some people to love Michael Jackson again (or for the first time.) This opened the door for future generations as well, giving his musical legacy, especially his messages, a stronger foundation on which to build for decades and centuries to come!

    It’s true that a guilty verdict would not and did not bring Michael back to us. But when it comes to carrying on his legacy, the more people who believe in his goodness, and therefore his messages, the more who will join the ranks of those working to make a difference in this world. And that's the most important reason of all!