Jan 08 2010

“All art has as its ultimate goal the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine.”

Category: Ecstasy,MJ Quotes,Photos,QuotesSeven @ 3:16 am

Michael Jackson had an intellectual and spiritual depth to him that many people are not aware of. To fully appreciate his spiritual and intellectual depth, it’s important to read the things he said and wrote himself about his art, why he created it and what artistic creation meant to him. This is something the tabloids and mainstream media rarely covered about Michael, preferring to stick to negative, superficial, inaccurate, twisted and sensational stories about his appearance, personal life, and manufactured scandals. It’s very sad that the World missed out on really knowing what a magnificent intellect, spirit, heart, and soul Michael had – and only got to hear negativity, lies and silly rumors about him from the media.

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I really believe that God chooses people to do certain things, the way Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci or Mozart or Muhammad Ali or Martin Luther King is chosen. And that is their mission to do that thing. And I think that I haven’t scratched the surface yet of what my real purpose is for being here.

I’m committed to my art. I believe that all art has as its ultimate goal the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine. And I believe that that is the very reason for the existence of art and what I do. And I feel fortunate in being that instrument through which music flows. … Deep inside I feel that this world we live in is really a big, huge, monumental symphonic orchestra. I believe that in its primordial form all of creation is sound and that it’s not just random sound, that its music.  You’ve heard the expression, music of the spheres? Well, that’s a very literal phrase. In the Gospels, we read, “And the Lord God made man from the dust of the earth and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living soul.” That breath of life to me is the music of life and it permeates every fiber of creation.

In one of the pieces of the Dangerous album, I say: “Life songs of ages, throbbing in my blood, have danced the rhythm of the tide and flood.” This is a very literal statement, because the same new miracle intervals and biological rhythms that sound out the architecture of my DNA also governs the movement of the stars. The same music governs the rhythm of the seasons, the pulse of our heartbeats, the migration of birds, the ebb and flow of ocean tides, the cycles of growth, evolution and dissolution. It’s music, its rhythm. And my goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance. Its like, my purpose, its what I’m here for.

-Michael Jackson, Ebony/Jet 2002 interview

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Michael Jackson instinctively knew what the rest of us have to (re)learn and that is:

Creativity is the natural order of Life. Life is energy. Pure, creative energy. We are ourselves creations of the Great Creator. And we are in turn, meant to create by being creative.

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And, if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. -Martha Graham

These quotes are from ‘The Artist’s Way, A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity‘ by Julia Cameron, who has instructed those such as Martin Scorcese and others in being creative artists and in (re)connecting with the Divine through creativity, an ability we all have, but have been talked out of by the responsibilities and logistics of the material world. How many of us have been told to “get a real job” rather than being an artist, writer, sculptor, musician? But creativity is part of what we all are – creation. Stifling it is to stifle the spiritual and the divine in everyone and to stifle each of our abilities to ecstatically connect with the Divine – who or whatever you believe that to be.

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5 Responses to ““All art has as its ultimate goal the union between the material and the spiritual, the human and the divine.””

  1. Gina says:

    That’s exactly why I love and admire Michael so much. More people should listen to that side of him. He knew so much about spiritual truths. You only have to read Dancing the Dream to know everything he’s about. If every reporter were required to read it and quotes such as the one you brought to us, they’d be much less inclined to write drivel. Shmuley included. I am certain Michael’s philosophy will survive and become clearer just as much as his music will be. He was just too far ahead of his time for most people to even hear him.

  2. Seven says:

    I suspect some reporters have read Dancing the Dream. But – they are bound by their corporate taskmasters to only broadcast and publicize what gets the most ratings, sales, profit. Michael’s spiritual depth and beauty doesn’t and didn’t fit into the negative definition (demonization) of him they had manufactured and continue to perpetuate.

    It’s up to those who truly know and love the REAL Michael to spread the truth!

    Art and creativity has always been connected to the Divine – the thread between material and spiritual – a collaboration between human and the Divine (God) – and the way to true immortality.

    It’s a rare person who recognizes that and who consistently lives and gives from that place to his fullest ability in a spirit of true and pure LOVE for the World with every breath. Michael was that rare person.

    He truly was a treasure worth more than a Universe full of money or diamonds – far be it for this money and greed-driven World to recognize the real value of of this man and all he was and all he gave – his very heart and soul – right up until the day he died.

  3. Gina says:

    Absolutely! I appreciate how he continued to stay true to his vision. He was a man of great courage.

  4. Robin says:

    On the morning of June 26th I awoke with a remarkable surge of energy, feeling this very truth with such intensity. After years of being buried in the day-to-day responsibilities of life, I realized that spark of creativity was still there, inside me and I owed it to myself and to the world to unleash it. Michael’s passionate commitment to his art was a model for us all of how life should be lived – doing what we know we are meant to do, using our gifts and pouring them out with love onto the world. He gave everything he had to give. We all need to do the same.

  5. Ankita says:

    Dear one, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the lovely site and for your commitment to it and to the Great force of Nature that our beautiful beloved, Michael continues to be! Throughout the world, His music is being loved , His goodness is being appreciated , and His spiritual awareness being admired more than ever! His unmatched fame, outstanding humanitarian work and eternal inspiration will shine on forever…we were blessed to see His Light even as He walked amongst us… Love you most, Michael!!!

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