♥ Michael, thank you for not turning away our expressions of love for you, while still showing us there's MORE to give for the children & the world. You understood that love is limitless and doesn't run out, that Source never runs dry, which is one of your lessons for us, it seems. There's always more if we reach inside and find it. And you wanted us to find it all! :)
You lovingly and graciously accepted fans' posters and artwork without chastising us for having spent that money on posterboard, markers or paint when it could have gone to a charity. Perhaps you thought it sometimes (?), but you never put someone down for loving you. When certain people criticized you for accepting all this adulation (even implying it was near sacrilegious) you replied that it's LOVE!, what's wrong with LOVE?, and that you had never asked people to "worship" you.
Yet you of all people, having seen so much of the world, knew full well the great need for food, medical care, education and an adequate homes. You knew that there were babies in need of heart surgery, mothers in need of help to protect their children, homeless people in need of a warm meal, orphans of war in need of clothing and shelter. The Earth is a planet in great need, and you did not let us forget this. You put it before our eyes and asked us to take it into our hearts and begged us to DO SOMETHING about it. God bless you.
And in the midst of this chaos of need, your wisdom shone through in that seed of truth that grows into glory: that LOVE is also a need! We need to receive it and we need to GIVE it. Love turned away becomes sorrow. Love scolded becomes shame. Love restricted keeps the heart in lockdown and discourages its expression. Love locked away can find no one in need of it, and so nothing is given... or received. And you didn't do that to us. You let us love. Thank you for that.
In fact, I think in some ways you tried to tell us experientially, "Yes, DO love! Love MORE! Let it go! Feel it, give it, however your heart feels fit. Love's not exclusive, limited or only allowed if thoroughly scrutinized and judged worthy in a particular circumstance. Children don't do that.. they just express it. So create your art, send that letter, give that hug, say those words, fill the room with flowers, fill the world with JOY! Celebrate it! And once you learn this, then let it grow, grow, grow... and change the world."
The expansiveness of love, without guilt for all the places it has yet to reach, is beautiful. For instance, I don't believe you'd tell my friend she's wrong for sending a rose "to you" at Forest Lawn because her heart tells her so. I think you'd smile. But I know your smile would light the whole city if that joy was shared... if that flower touched another's heart when it was later gifted to a community center or hospital. And your smile would light the whole world if she also donated what she could to a favored cause to help heal the world, all for LOVE. Why just do one? We can do both! We can do all! Flowers, cards, tears, laughter, lots of charity and lots of hugs. I hope everyone does, according to the dictates of their own soul, and all as expressions of LOVE... for you, in your memory, in your honor, for Love/God's own sake, and for the world.
I guess I just want to thank you, Michael. Thank you for the freedom of just letting love BE. Thank you for all you gave, and thank you for receiving.
I love you, ever more.
Humbled in your grace,
P.S. For anyone else reading: Of course, this is just a summary of some thoughts in my own opinion. It started as just a tweet, lol. I'm not talking here about the negatives (which were also plentiful) in the gilded cage of fame, but just about gifts that show someone cares. I know life is complicated. Or really simple? Depending on how you look at it. Michael once told me in a dream to do whatever my heart tells me, regardless. Seems like good advice. Will try to stick with it. ;) Love ♥