Jan 01 2011

1/1/11 – A Perfectly Symbolic Day for an Unveiling

Category: Angels,Art,Family,PhotosSeven @ 10:23 pm

Our Angel alighted in China today. '111' is a divine number, symbolizing angelic communication with the physical world

Opening ceremony of the first bronze statue of Michael in China 1.1.11

On this site, and via Michael himself, the significance of the number ‘7‘ or ‘777‘ has been explained in multiple places in multiple ways. He often wore the number or numbers on his clothing as they were meaningful to him.

But what of the significance of the number ‘111‘ or ‘1111‘? A little bit of research reveals that this can be endlessly debated! Doreen Virtue, Phd, who wrote ‘Angel Numbers 101‘, claims that ‘111‘ means:

Monitor your thoughts carefully, and be sure to only think about what you want, not what you don’t want. This sequence is a sign that there is a gate of opportunity opening up, and your thoughts are manifesting into form at record speeds. The 111 is like the bright light of a flash bulb. It means the universe has just taken a snapshot of your thoughts and is manifesting them into form. Are you pleased with what thoughts the universe has captured? If not, correct your thoughts (ask your angels to help you with this if you have difficulty controlling or monitoring your thoughts).

I read elsewhere that ‘111‘ can symbolize a gateway of divine communication from angels to mortals. I’m not sure personally what it means but I know myself and many others see the sequence ‘111‘ or ‘1111‘ frequently. Just today, I saw it twice!  Everyone probably has their own opinion or feelings about what it means – or their own experiences with having seen this number sequence pop up here and there not-so-randomly.

This year we will experience 4 unusual dates…1-1-11,1-11-11,11-1-11 and 11-11-11. For something else interesting about ‘111‘, try this: Take the last two digits of the year you were born and add the age you will be this year and it will total 111 – every time.

Regardless, today being 1/1/11 seems like it may be a perfectly symbolic day for the unveiling of a bronze statue of Michael in China. And so it was! Even better, the statue will help raise money for charity which Michael would definitely love.

Michael’s friend (and a friend of the artist who sculpted the statue) Howard McCrary was on hand for the ceremony.

Commenter BlueLotus below says this “arms outstretched” pose has a deep spiritual meaning: In India, they had a great Saint by the name of Sri Aurbindo. He wrote the following prayer: “O Lord, my arms are outstretched in supplication towards Thee, my heart is wide open before Thee, that Thou mayst make of it a reservoir of Thy infinite love.“. BlueLotus believes this is exactly what Michael Jackson had in mind every time he outstretched his arms…what a pure being!

From a previously published article on today’s unveiling:

Loyal Chinese fans of the late “King of Pop” Michael Jackson have donated 158,000 yuan ($23,000) to erect the first bronze statue of their idol in China. This project has been approved by the local government and will be completed and installed on January 1, 2011, said Huang Zhenhui, the head of the project. The statue will stand in Guangzhou Sculpture Park in Guangzhou City, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province. Huang said they will hold a ceremony on the inaugural day and raise money for charities, which will spread Jackson’s message of love. “I’m thrilled to see our dreams will finally come true,” Huang said.

Famous sculptor Lu Zhenkang has been designing the statue.

Inscription on the statue

Inscription on the statue

Letter from the Jacksons

The Jacksons wrote a very appreciative letter to the Chinese fans for the statue, signed by brother Randy

Randy signing the letter to Chinese Michael fans

Randy signing the letter to Chinese Michael fans

Angelic photo the statue was modeled after

Angelic photo the statue was modeled after

Poster for the event

'Dream': Poster for the event

Chinese MJ Statue Prep 3

Chinese MJ Statue Prep

Chinese MJ Statue Prep 1

Chinese MJ Statue Prep


Thanks to my friends Monita and Angela for this wonderful story! We’re proud of you and Michael today! -Seven

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45 Responses to “1/1/11 – A Perfectly Symbolic Day for an Unveiling”

  1. SWB says:

    This site is so amazing. I’m always surprised, pleased and amazed at what I find here. Thanks for the all the effort to show the world the Real and Wonderful Michael Jackson. And, Randy is such a faithful and loving younger brother. It’s very touching.

  2. Max says:

    What a beautiful statue. I wish we had something like it here. Looks like Michael’s getup for “Earth Song,” with the wind blowing his hair and his clothes. Hats off to his loving and loyal Chinese fans.

  3. Max says:

    Ooops–I see I was wrong about Earth Song. Obviously the sculptor used the photos behind the statue, of Michael wearing a white shirt. Such a good likeness. It was made with love.

  4. Ali says:

    Oh Fantastic! – Much Love to all the Chinese fans. I hope to visit China one day, when I do I will certainly visit the statue.

  5. Bluelotus says:

    This is the beginning of some prophetic words from the History song come true…
    “He say one day you will see
    His place in world history
    He dares to be recognized
    The fires deep in his eyes”

    I hope and pray that as the truth unveils itself…Michael is recognized the world over for his humanitarian efforts (not just as an entertainer). He deserved it then and he deserves it now more than ever.

    Thanks to the Chinese fans and he didn’t even perform there. Thank u from the bottom of my heart.

  6. MichaelPureSoul says:

    Aww this is wonderful, tears !! Thanks Seven <3

  7. Greet says:

    Beautiful, I hope that this is the first one in many to come. Thank you Seven.

  8. Bluelotus says:

    I wanted to write a little bit more about the “arms outstretched” pose that Michael did so often during his performances. This “arms outstretched” pose has a deep spiritual meaning…

    In India, we have had a greats Saint by the name Sri Aurbindo…he wrote the following prayer…
    “O Lord, my arms are outstretched in supplication towards Thee, my heart is wide open before Thee, that Thou mayst make of it a reservoir of Thy infinite love.”

    Its my belief that this is exactly what Michael Jackson had in mind every time he outstretched his arms…what a pure being!

  9. Barbara says:

    This story brought tears to my eyes. What a heartwarming way for fans to express their love and respect for Michael. The statue is beautiful! Thank you for bringing us this story, and the letter from the Jackson family. Michael truly does live through his fans. This site is always a source of inspiration. Thank you!

  10. Hayat says:

    Do you notice the sunflowers next to the statue? Heartwarming…
    ‘All for Love’… Gorgeous.

  11. carina for mjj says:

    Michael will not be forgotten!This is just one sure sign, more will come with time.And this from the other side of Earth!-Personally I always liked him performing in the white shirt,

  12. Deborah Ffrench says:

    How wonderful that Michael is honored.

    Thank you Seven for bringing us this news.

  13. SandyK says:

    Very nice statue of Michael!

    Seven, I was reading the article that you did about the significance of the number 7. I wanted to add a couple more things that I’m sure were noticed but not mentioned. First, the name Michael has 7 letters. Second, although Michael was the eighth child born in the family, prior to the tragic events of June 25, 2009, he was the 7th surviving sibling. I’m sure everyone already knows that Brandon, the 7th child and Marlon’s twin, died 24 hours after birth. Of course the entire family, Michael included, always kept Brandon in their hearts.

    Blessings to all in the new year!!!

  14. SandyK says:

    Seven, I was wondering if you could help me find this information. It has been reported that Michael, over his life time, donated $300 million to charity. Is this true? Other than an anouncement of this on one awards show in 2006, I’m having trouble finding sources that confirm this total amount. (I did notice that you have links to his humanitarianism, but I still can’t find this particular information.) Thanks!!!

  15. MaryAnn says:

    What a beautiful tribute to our beloved MJ! He is depicted during his performance of Heal the World… how appropriate! Thanks very much for posting this, Seven. I also posted your article at MJ’s Army forum. http://www.mjsarmy.proboards.com/

    Happy New Year!

    Mal

  16. Seven says:

    @SandyK,

    It is true. Probably he gave much more than that, actually. Google “300 million to charity” and references will come up all over the place. Also, this link is one of the best regarding his charitable and humanitarian work:

    http://www.thesilencedtruth.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65:charitable-activities&catid=35:writings&Itemid=59

    There is also much more here about Michael and numbers, particularly 7 and 777:

    http://www.mj-777.com/?p=1823 (notice the pharaoh that looks just like Michael in this one)
    http://www.mj-777.com/?p=1960
    http://www.mj-777.com/?p=2031

  17. Pat says:

    Loving this site! Words can’t express how much I love and appreciate the man, Michael Jackson!

  18. SandyK says:

    Thank you Seven! I was having a conversation with someone about Michael’s giving and they insisted that it wasn’t $300 million. I insisted it was!…:-) Your suggestion helped my search, expecially since I needed to find sources that aren’t attached to MJ fan sites. Although beautifully put together, “The Silenced Truth” can be viewed as simply a fan site, which non-MJ fans will tend to dismiss.

    I used these sources as non-MJ fan site sources:

    Source of philanthropists:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_philanthropists

    Source on MJ’s philanthropy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heal_the_World_Foundation

    Also, thank you for the additional sources that give additional info on the number 7…:-) Very cool!

  19. june says:

    Seven, oh how I wish we in the US, the land of Michael’s birth, would honor him such as China has done. The statue is a wonderful depiction of how most of us remember Michael, arms outstretched calling people to him and his message of peace and love. The #7 has always held great significance for me, perhaps that is what drew me to your site initially; however I know the wealth of information you provide about the “real” Michael is what keeps me coming back. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  20. Greet says:

    Bluelotus : whenever I open my arms like Michael did, it feels different. It is indeed opening up to a higher source. Try it, you will feel different. I think I understand what Michael felt when he spread his arms. I feel different. I don’t think it is only me that feels that, everybody can I suppose. You can all try it. It feels good.

  21. sofia says:

    Big thank you to Seven! I was unable to find the news on the web yesterday.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, I think this bronze statue of Michael is his first and only permanent statue in a public space.

    I can’t find any word fitting my appreciation to Chinese fans’ dedication. Michael did not even perform there, as someone noticed earlier.

  22. Chloë-louise says:

    It’s lovely! xxxx Well done to all the Chinese fans who contributed, it is perfect and beautiful just as Michael was xxxxx it’s so gorgeous and so perfect, it symbolises all he stood…LOVE.
    <3
    the letter from the family is a well written beautiful, heartfelt reminder to all, that our love for Michael never goes unnoticed. xxxxxxxx

  23. Taaj Malik says:

    Thank you for sharing Seven♥

  24. Taaj Malik says:

    AWW LOOK HOW TIRED RANDY LOOKS, MY LIL BRO, FANS NEED TO SUPPORT RANDY MORE, THANK YOU HONG KONG/CHINA FANS♥

  25. Heidi says:

    God bless the many countries that have that pure heart and inner knowing of Michael. Countries where he was honored and loved, not vilified for profit. The 11:11 is known as an open portal, a gateway between humanity and the divine. How perfect for this magnificent artwork to be revealed on this day.

  26. Daryn says:

    Awesome way to bring in the New Year!

  27. margie miegee says:

    Steven, thank you very much. my heart is crying sad and happy tears at the same time, this is so beautiful and touching. love you, and thanks again. My Michael gone too soon.

  28. Seven says:

    @Sofia,

    Yes it is the first permanent bronze statue of Michael in a public place!

    @SandyK – thanks for that info! It is important to have “non-fan-based” references for the doubters.

    @June,

    Yes the US should honor him – but thanks to the media, people are very ignorant and hateful here about Michael.

    @Taaj,

    Randy looks pumped up! Look at those arms! The little glasses down his nose are too cute! I hope he gets enough rest. I won’t say more here – but you know what I mean.

  29. SandyK says:

    While I’m thinking about it, I wish there was a way to banish the word “Jacko” once and for all. I still see it used frequently. I hate that name, as do all his fans, and of course Michael hated it too.

    Thank you for all your replies, Seven!…:-)

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