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One Song

Sometimes it only takes one song to bring the whole world together as one. Where have we heard that before? In 1985, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote a song “We Are the World” performed by the supergroup USA for Africa. It was that one song that rocked the world and started a movement that continues even today.

Then came “Heal the World” on the Dangerous Album in 1991. And after that “Earth Song” that was written in 1989 but released in 1995 on the History Album.

Lionel Richie championed the remake of “We Are the World” this year with a posthumous cameo by Michael. And of course there was the tribute to Michael at the 2010 Grammy Awards featuring “Earth Song.”

Michael said about the song and what it means: “For me, this is Earth’s Song because I think nature is trying so hard to compensate for man’s mismanagement of the Earth. And with the ecological unbalance going on, and a lot of the problems in the environment, I think earth feels the pain, and she has wounds, and it’s about some of the joys of the planet as well.”

Yes, sometimes it is one song…

Nikita Gearing hosts an annual event called “One Song” Project.” The One Song she speaks about is a recording track made from the sounds of our Cetacean brothers- the whales and dolphins and the Indigenous people of Australia. One Song Project Took place from June 18-21 this year. Many Inner Michael people were “Michaeling” with the One Song Project joining a meditation for the planet’s waters and water beings.

Thank you for joining One Song and watch for the event next year… One rhythm, one family, one earth one song… I think Michael might approve…

You can still download the song here:
One Song

Namaste` and Aho Nikita

Michael and Dolphins from his book “Dancing the Dream”

“Enough for Today”

Dance rehearsals can go on past midnight, but this time I stopped at ten. “I hope you don’t mind,” I said, looking up into space, “but that’s enough for today.”

A voice from the control room spoke, “You Okay?”

“A little tired, I guess,” I said.

I slipped on a windbreaker and headed down the hall. Running footsteps came up behind me. I was pretty sure who they belonged to. “I know you too well,” she said, catching up with me.” “What’s really wrong?”

I hesitated. “Well, I don’t know how this sounds, but I saw a picture today in the papers. A dolphin had drowned in a fishing net. From the way its body was tangled in the lines, you could read so much agony. Its eyes were vacant, yes there was still that smile, the one dolphins never lose, even when they die…” My voice trailed off.

She put her hand lightly in mine. “I know. I know.”

“No, you don’t know all of it yet. It’s not just that I felt sad, or had to face the fact that an innocent being had died. Dolphins love to dance—of all the creatures in the sea, that’s their mark. Asking nothing from us, they cavort in the waves while we marvel. They race ahead of ships, not to get there first but to tell us, ‘It’s all meant to be play. Keep to your course, but dance while you do it.’

“So there I was, in the middle of rehearsal, and I thought. ‘They’re killing a dance.’ And then it seemed only right to stop. I can’t keep the dance from being killed, but at least I can pause in memory, as one dancer to another. Does that make any sense?”

Her eyes were tender. “Sure in its way. Probably we’ll wait years before everyone agrees on how to solve this thing. So many interests are involved. But it’s too frustrating waiting for improvements tomorrow. Your heart wanted to have its say now.”

“Yes,” I said, pushing the door open for her. “I just had this feeling, and that’s enough for today.” *

* From Michael Jackson’s Dancing the Dream


  1. Lynne said . . .

    My heart is full~ I just finished the meditation then proceeded to read this posting and downloaded the song. I dance – I dance and guide others to dance from the soul. I just finished being danced by this song. I feel a return to knowing why I am here. Blessings~

    Posted June 18, 2010 at 6:20 am | Permalink
  2. lmt said . . .

    When I was looking for Michael, it was the gentle touch of his hand that assured me he would never hurt a child; it was the wondrous interaction between Michael and his audiences that showed me the love that lived in the man; it was his music that moved me and his words that inspire; it was his poetry that revealed his innocence and vast knowing soul; and it was this particular entry about dance and dolphins that touched my own soul. Michael’s spiritual connection to another innocent, graceful, beautiful creature, dancing and joyful in life, opened my eyes to the bond we have with each other and all of God’s creatures.

    Posted June 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
  3. Dalia said . . .

    As human beings we should be humble and be able to see through the eyes of nature and understand that we all come from her, to treat her with respect and therefore our lives would be totally different from what they are today. It is very sad that we are pushing ourselves to the edge of a cliff without realizing that we are the ones who will fall. Very few people understand this but we should to inspire others to see through these eyes in the hope that this world might be saved or at least slow its fall. “Enough for Today” is a clear example of someone who understands that living things are a family and “gets” to see with sadness, irrational destruction. This was Michael. I loved the song! Thanks Barbara.

    Posted June 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink
  4. Jeanne said . . .

    Have you ever cried so hard and so deep that you thought you would never stop? I did, Just now. I cannot explain this, but I feel that God connects us to who we need to know, to who we need to hear, to who we need period, and at the right time in our lives– So that we begin to have clarity and return to who we are inside. To return to our souls purpose. I am a water baby, I love the water, I am a moon baby, I love the moon. I love music, I love dance. I love to play. I love to feel Love and share this emotion. That is who I am. And the every day life, and its frustrations took me away from all that I love The stuff that gets between the awesome beauties of life that we drink up when we are young, and that we drift away from when we get older because of lifes expectancies. I am back. And to you Michael and to you Barbara with your magical words that penetrate my thoughts and my soul how can I thankyou ? I love you all. We are one and we need each other. Each of us has what someone needs. Like Michael said, a tapestry, weave it all in.

    Posted June 19, 2010 at 5:33 am | Permalink
  5. Michelle said . . .

    Excellent article! Michael was very connected with the universe, so it makes perfect sense for him to feel a sense of loss when he heard about the dolphin. I have always felt a strong connection with Michael and his music. I know intellecually that a year has passed since Michael died, but for me time seems to have stopped on 6/25/09. In the past year, I have simply gone through the motions of each day. Like Michael, maybe I have had “Enough for today” when I heard the way he left our world. He was a beautiful human being, a beacon of light, inspiration and hope. He was LOVE in its purest form. Perhaps I also feel the need to “pause in memory, one dancer to another.” Though the dance of life continues, its harmony isn’t nearly as sweet in Michael’s absence.

    Posted June 20, 2010 at 3:25 am | Permalink
  6. gertrude said . . .

    The One Song song was enchanting and I love that the narrator said the ocean is a Spirit. I am so glad to have been given that concept of the ocean, and now I have that for the air, the sky, the earth I call Mama, and everything is returning to magical in my sense of it – thanks to this one little article! Yea!! We’re surrounded by Spirit, We BREATHE Spirit. When we are kids we intuitively feel the magical spirit in everything – and then we get shamed out of this perception as we grow – for pete’s sake! You’ve brought some of that back to me with this writing, Barbara, and it is absolutely the right way to be. You rock.

    Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  7. Anne UK said . . .

    Dear Rev Barbara, What a beautiful song. It was lovely and yes, Michael would have loved it too as it expresses his views so well. Michael’s book “Dancing the Dream” has become my most treasured possession this last year,every night before I go to sleep I read one of the poems or stories. I know them all by heart now but they are so beautiful as are the illustrations and photos. One of my favourites is “Enough for Today” It expresses such a love for the planet and all who inhabit it. Michelle’s post is just as I feel, my life has been so different this past year. I spend so much time trying my hardest to live up to Michaels legacy. Whilst I know that Michael is finally at peace with the Creator the thought of how he came to leave us, still devastates me. I think it always will. With Love Anne xx

    Posted June 21, 2010 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  8. Kim said . . .

    Barbara as always, I am pleasantly amazed at the content you post on your website. When I read “Enough for Today,” I believed in my heart that Michael really felt the pain that the dolphin had gone through. He felt guilty that he was going about his dancing when the dolphin could no longer, thus he stopped his dance. He shows the utmost respect and empathy to the dolphin, which is such a beautiful living being.

    The song was beautiful. Although I missed the event, I did sign up for the mailing list. This website is a wonderful testament to what Michael believed in. As I continue in my spiritual studies and I read Michael’s words, I feel that I understand more deeply the message he is trying to convey. It all makes sense to me now. I too am not the same person I was before June 25, 2009. Michael inspires me to be a better person. Michael is a beautiful spirit. He really understood how everything is connected. I strive for that level of understanding. I think that our souls will reach that goal at some point. I hope that I will be as connected as Michael was and still is. Thank you and Namaste!

    Posted June 22, 2010 at 5:19 am | Permalink

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