Monday, October 23rd 2017

Spiritual Surf: Eckhart Tolle on Michael Jackson, gay marriage and the Book of Common Prayer, and mathematical meditation

According to the spiritual teacher and modern-day mystic, Eckhart Tolle, Michael Jackson was not a successful entertainer so much for his technical virtuosity. Instead, Jackson made a connection with gazillions of people because he was a portal into consciousness and presence. A quote from a rare Tolle lecture, Living a Life of Inner Peace:

You’ll probably laugh but I saw Michael Jackson on TV the other day. Even if you say that he’s strange, he’s weird  — that’s what people say — the moment he goes into the music mode, something takes over. Woosh. Wow. What was that? He actually said that you can’t think, it doesn’t come from thinking. You can learn the externals but not the essence. So the moment he switches into music notes, an energy takes over. It’s beautiful.

And the moment he stops, there’s an ordinary, strange human being — well, everybody is strange. Some are more strange than others. The question is: is it possible not to just have access to that in a little area of one’s life but live in that state where you are no longer a puppet of your conditioning.

It’s interesting that Jackson himself used nearly identical language in a 2006 documentary while describing his state of mind while performing: “Dance is about feeling, not thinking . . .” (See minute 6:00 of this video).

Speaking of Michael Jackson, Dr. Drew says Soul’s Code has the wrong woman: Dr. Drew, whose prime focus is addiction, says the female celeb who is Michael Jackson’s closest comparable is Anna Nicole Smith, not Diana:

Dr. Drew on CNN : “Who Killed Michael Jackson”?

Speaking of gay marriage

Bishops of the Episcopal Church from states that have legalized gay marriage have asked permission to adapt the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer for use at gay weddings.

Self-knowledge through numbers?

“Know thyself” was supposedly inscribed in the temple of Apollo at Delphi in ancient Greece. Well, a couple of writers over at Wired magazine have taken that directive to the Cartesian extreme.

They’ve begun tracking all the numbers in their lives — the amount of sleep they get, their calorie, caffeine and alcohol intakes, the steps they walk in a day, etc.

Life-saving miracles

Cynics can’t really be blamed if they whinny every time they hear the phrase, “It’s a miracle!” after Mel Brooks carved it into our pop culture consciousness in History of the World, Part I. But sometimes they seem to really happen.

Take the case of Baltimore’s Mary Ellen Heibel, who was treated for cancer in ’04 and ’05 — and totally cured of a disease from which no one thought she would recover. The Catholic Church has jumped on the case, trying to prove that Heibel’s cure was the direct result of her prayers to Francis X. Seelos, a 19th-century canonized Maryland priest.

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7 Comments on “Spiritual Surf: Eckhart Tolle on Michael Jackson, gay marriage and the Book of Common Prayer, and mathematical meditation”

  1. Cyndi,
    Thanks for the invite to comment through Facebook.
    I truly believe that MJ served as a mirror to everyone who viewed him. He was nearly a caricature of both our beauty (with his many talents & ability to go beyond the "learned") and our pain (his self-mutilation was incredible.)
    I wrote a brief article for The Examiner. If you're interested, you can view it at:
    May Love, Light & Laughter fill your Soul.

  2. Only every so often does someones spiritual energy translate so precisely that it catches the entire worlds attention. This is why Michael Jackson is so profound. He was one of the finest, most fluid examples of Love emerging on Earth.
    "To his (MJ's) children, wudn't nothin strange bout yo daddy! What was strange was everythin he had to put up with!!"--something like that by Reverend Al Sharpton. And it's so true. It's the ultimate paradox: Earth is strange. Spirits are normal.
    They said that for the man who loved Peter Pan so much and didn't want to grow up, it was touching to watch him be lifted into the air by the green helicopter that had to pick him up. People who see loved ones during their near death experiences from around the world often report that when they see loved ones, they're much younger than when they died.
    Why is music such a powerful influence on us? Because it makes the time we labor so trifly to pass beautiful. How could this man be so renowned for simply singing and dancing? Because he was a walking talking invisible force that nearly the entire world could all agree they felt.
    Music makes time beautiful.

  3. Hi Cyndi, thanks for the invite to comment through FB.

    What is important to me about the death of Michael Jackson?

    A happy secure family future for his children,
    Peace and rest for MJ's soul
    The beauty of his musical message, continuing...


  4. Thank you Cyndi for the opportunity to express.
    Michael Jackson was a spiritual gift as he presented so many opportunities to learn and grow from his very public presence. We have witnessed the majority of his life with all of the twists and turns that have led us to this moment where we can choose to learn from his experiences.
    Ask yourself these questions in reference to his life and see where it takes you.

    What is true fatherhood?
    What is the impact of denying a child their childhood?
    Where does childhood innocense and our sense of play go?
    What is the cost of perfectionism?
    Is self mutilation a statement of defiance or of lack of self worth and why?
    When we do what we love, does the energy transcend into the global conciousness?
    Do song lyrics say more than what we first percieve them to be about?
    Should we judge a person based upon appearances or what we read in the press?
    Is there a need to respect and to protect privacy and personal refuge?

    Bless each and every person, every being on Planet Earth with Divine Light, Unconditional Love and Abundant Prosperity.

  5. First, Cyndi thank you for posting the url with Eckhardt... I got to meet Eckhardt only a couple of months ago, and shake his hand recently... and I loved what Eckhardt said about Michael becoming a portal for consciousness...

    AEG and/or the Jackson estate (or loving fans sending in contributions -- which is happening) would be a better solution than only the citizens of LA bearing the blunt of the payment for all the police & security... hopefully in the next weeks we'll hear more about that.

    I felt overjoyed and honored to work on a project with Michael and his other colleagues back in 1992-93.

    As someone who enjoys music... I must thank Michael for all the countless hours of joy ... listening to his music... singing his music... dancing to his music creations... and viewing his music videos...

    I must say I loved the words that Rev. said at the memorial service... god bless him for standing in such truth...

    RIP Michael....
    RIP Farrah --- ironically they both died on my birthday this year

  6. Michael was truly a genuine spiritual soul who seems had a great problem in finding his place to "be" as he grew older on this particular plane of existence (called planet earth).

    Have heard it said that he was born a true Indigo, with all the qualities of expanded consciousness and natural gifts of perception (intuition) that go along with this.

    Yes, he was a most wonderful performer and artist on the one hand, which most would agree. But on the other hand, in his life as he got older, he showed by his behavior how he felt mostly at loose ends to be here with so little understanding from others about his higher nature and real spiritual self.

    We wish you peace, beautiful brother, and know that there are so many here who love you still. . . and that your beautiful music plays on.

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