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Thank You

How do I say thank you to companions in my global family? There is no way to properly do it for there really are no words. Come back anytime as I will periodically have messages for you. Please leave messages for me too or send an email at the address I sent you. We have a bond that will never be broken. May you be blessed.

This will never convey it but words are all we have….

English– Thank you

Spanish– Gracias

French– Merci  Beaucoup

Italian– Grazie

Japanese–  Arigato  ありがとう

Chinese– do jeh, daw-dyeh

German– Danke sehr

Thai– Khop Khun Mak Kha

Russian– Spasiba

Korean–  감사합니다 gamsahabnida

Icelandic– Takk

Hawaiian– Mahalo

Hebrew– Toda

Greek– Efharisto


~Rev. B. Kaufmann


  1. Christiane Rousseau said . . .

    Thank you for all your dedication Rev. Barbara Kaufmann. I would love to receive more of your work if that’s possible. You have done a great service for all of us. Bless you now and forever ❤️❤️❤️
    Justice For Michael ❤️
    Peace and love Christiane

    Posted February 10, 2017 at 3:04 am | Permalink
  2. Josie said . . .

    Thank you, again Rev. B you helped so many of us understand that we are not alone with this connection we have with Michael. It made me feel better knowing that these feelings out of knowehere that hit me like a ton of bricks even though it’s hard, there is a reason for it. You helped us acknowledge that we can spread his knowledge so that others don’t go through what he did by spreading the truth the right way. That words full of lies hurt like daggers. Thank you for taking the time with us and even spending time with us by making conference calls in which we conversed and you also did visualization exercises/ meditated with us. Thank you for your wonderful articles helped open us all up and guide us toward making things better for the world and Michael’s legacy. Thank you for helping us acknowledge even though many don’t “get” why we feel the way we do there is a reason behind it. We are all connected by this “love” for a reason. Thank you, thank you again. Good luck on your new mission/journey in life. Thank you for being here for us and a “voice” for the “voiceless”: much love to you.

    Posted February 13, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink
  3. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    I am reading all of the surveys sent back to me. This comment was in a survey and I think it needs to be addressed. It’s quite likely this person has repeated this story to other people- that has actually happened to me before and it was hurtful.

    I have no idea why people fabricate stories and attack others. I wish to address it here:

    Here is the comment as written:

    “I felt disappointed with Rev. B because she co-opted Stanislaus and Christina Grof’s work around Spiritual Emergency without citing her sources or giving credit to them for their, at the time, cutting edge research. She could have shared that info so others could take it further in their own pursuit of spiritual knowledge without setting herself up as the expert. I mentioned this to her, privately, and she asked me not to “out her”. Really disappointed in her for that. I would have respected her more if she “owned” this oversight and went public with it when I brought this to her attention :(. Lack of integrity there.”

    My answer: My training in Spiritual Emergency was in seminary at Sancta Sophia in Oklahoma. It was additional training after graduating from the Beloved Community in Oregon.

    The materials are indeed from Stanislav Grof and Christina (if the individual was familiar with the materials, I would expect them to spell the authors’ names correctly.)

    There are references throughout the work to the sources and to publications. There are also references in the Michael Messages. The book on Spiritual Emergency by the Grofs was published in 1990 and was not “cutting edge at the time” of Michael Jackson’s death in 2009; it was in fact part of the lexicon of mental health, being used a great deal by ministers while counselling the bereaved.

    I had previous training in Holotropic Breath Work (also Grof.) My “Spiritual Emergency” training was from a PhD educator whose dissertation was in the spiritual emergency that accompanies death, dying and esoteric realms and literature.

    In counseling many of the 10,000 people who read my work, I often referred them to Grof and the website for more in depth material. I always sourced information and never set myself up as the originator of spiritual emergency work but as a practitioner of the work.

    This comment is hurtful because it is dishonest– something Michael Jackson fans find offensive and which is part of the trauma associated in grieving his death. Michael was accused of things that never would have occurred to his mind.

    In addition, I would never request that someone not “out” me– I’ve been upfront about everything at Inner Michael because a traumatized individual does not need additional trauma caused by a mentor, minister or counsellor who would dare lie to them. That would be an insult and injury to someone who put their trust in a third party. Trust is a sacred gift to betray it is far too unkind. The conversation cited here never happened.

    These are the tactics individuals use who are envious of others’ accomplishments. They attempt to discredit those they feel competitive with. As Michael Jackson fans, please don’t do that. You know how jealousy hurt him. More times than not, when we throw shade at another, it’s our own shadow that we refuse to own so we request someone else to wear our shadow for us. I hope this individual finds their way out of jealousy and back into the light.

    Rev. B.

    Posted February 14, 2017 at 2:06 am | Permalink
  4. Gloria Christopher said . . .

    Dear Rev.B, in reference to the above comments directed to you. They leave me with the same feeling I never seem to get over and remain absolutely astounded by hearing and reading comments made about Michael that could not possibly be true. And have not ever yet been able to understand why people do this to him or you or any other person. I think these people are just full of fear for some reason and just can’t let the light in. I think all I can do is bless them and release them to their choices.
    Lovingly, Gloria

    Posted February 15, 2017 at 11:23 pm | Permalink
  5. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Thank you Gloria. I’m with you and I stagger in disbelief at gross misinterpretations of my intentions because I know what they are and I’m self-reflective enough to examine them having been gratefully taught by some astounding teachers through the years. If anything I’ve been too protective of fans because of how gritty the grieving and anguish. To be accused of harming them is anathema to who I am. What’s sad about this kind of fear is this: look at the imagination and creativity this magnitude of fiction required to project onto me. That is talent going to waste in the pursuit of diminishing others while the self and soul of this person shrivels. The soul always knows what you’re up too. You cannot lie to your soul.

    Posted February 16, 2017 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  6. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    This comment from a survey:
    “Wishing you luck and good health in your retirement, happiness in your new direction with Charter for Compassion, and big thank YOU for your efforts at Inner Michael! I’ll keep you in my prayers, with LOVE and light form Brussels, Belgium.”

    My reply: Hi Dania. Thank you so much for the well wishes. You’ll be in my prayers too. By the way, my pilot son was in Brussels just before the incident there which was close to his hotel. Frightening. I hope everyone in your world is OK. I am so sorry this happened is such an amazing place. I was happy he escaped harm but scolded him because he came home without chocolates! 🙂 Many blessings now and in the future.
    Rev. B.

    Posted February 21, 2017 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  7. Dalia Burgos García said . . .

    Dear Barbara: At the beginning this post seemed a farewell and I worried. But I understand that it is a reminder of what unites us. Although lately we may not have coincided in our ways, nor should we forget that we are still here. What unites us is a great admiration, respect and even devotion for the man who changed our lives to improve.

    I also thank you because through your insights I have been able to better understand Michael’s messages and also helped me in his defense and in my own. (For the sake of my emotional health) Since 2009 We have gone through a lot. We have faced hatred, we have felt the same impotence and anguish that is only a small dose of what Michael had to face alone before the world. But we have also learned from his strength and the infinity of virtues that make him a role model and a great inspiration. We’re still here. There is still much to learn and much to share because Michael is like this, a chest full of virtues and teachings for life. You count on my love and friendship. Michael is not a fad. For who loves him like you or me, he is forever.
    Hugs from México.

    Posted February 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm | Permalink
  8. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Thank you Dalia for your words. You have been here almost since the beginning. It’s been a privilege to watch your growth along this journey. Michael, through his work and voice in the world showed us what is important to preserve and fight for. Not himself or his singular ego– but his humanity and our own. A continuation of that demonstration of humanity-in-action is what I now find at the Charter for Compassion International

    Being and having “humanity” means trying to understand the other, respecting their faith, embracing their uniqueness, celebrating their diversity, and having compassion for their woundedness and suffering as well as our own. Michael taught about that spark in humanity cloaked within the heart and he encouraged others to find it in themselves. There will never be another like him with such a consistent message of hope-within-humanity. The sour irony is that he was recognized for his commercial value, not his spiritual value to humankind. As a visionary, he could see the potential in the human while others could not share that vidion. The perfect storm of humanity’s spiritually immature infancy in the evolution of consciousness during his lifetime, racial violence, TV, Hollywood, the cult of celebrity and its commercial greed, jealousy of a talented being, the concommitant rise of bullying as pasttime, and especially the coincidental growth and deliberate marketing of tabloid journalism converged on a life, a human, and a message missed or misunderstood, made his life path somewhat inevitable. Brilliance is never recognized in its own time. Contributions by great philosophers are revered posthumously. His music cloaked his spirituality to anyone not attuned to his frequency. And the archetypes he embodied met with unconscious energies acted out against the one who embodied them. He was a mirror of and to the world; some didn’t like what they saw. Some saw themselves or their untapped potential. He was a polarizing figure. He brought out the worst in people and he brought out the best.

    That was not on him. That was on us.

    Posted February 23, 2017 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  9. Dania N. said . . .

    Hello, Rev. Barbara,

    I saw your sweet reply here. Your son – a pilot – was in Brussels, March 2016, when the attack at our airport took place ?! Luckily he was safe and got back home well. (…though without the Belgian chocolates ☺! I bet you forgave him!)

    About the damage; the airport entrance is repaired; police officers are still there, on guard, as in major cities in Belgium. But people do travel, by plane, by train… joining festivities. You can’t stay at home and be afraid for ever.

    Your writings at Inner Michael were a tremendous support in understanding what was happening to many of us, Michael fans and especially to the new Michael fans – as I was – and hit by his passing.
    Thank you very – very much for your time you spent on writing and explaining. They were of great value to see clearly…

    In my language, which is Dutch, thank you is: dank u !
    (the vowel “a” is pronounced the same way as the “a” in Barbar”a” / not: as the “a” in afraid ?)

    May there be always love and light on your path, Rev. Barbara!
    Many blessings to you,
    Dania N. Belgium.

    Posted February 28, 2017 at 7:02 am | Permalink
  10. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    My son was there a week before. His hotel was close to where they arrested the terrorists. As for the Belgian chocolate, it was BELGIAN CHOCOLATES! I have yet to forgive him! 😉

    Your kind words are very much appreciated. I felt for every one of those hearts that were broken. I also know that sometimes a broken heart is a necessary thing. Every soul has a contract for this life and destiny is precise; it’s just not always kind.


    Posted February 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  11. Jennifer said . . .

    Thank you for all your work, for your love.
    Your writing really comforted and inspired me.
    I Would like to send you an illustration , it wouldn’t attach here.
    Thank you,

    Posted March 5, 2017 at 7:13 am | Permalink
  12. B. Kaufmann said . . .

    Thank you for noticing and for letting me know. My words were weighed at Inner Michael as carefully as they’ve ever been. I will miss the sense of community most of all. Please do send the illustration to Many blessings and keep shining.

    Posted March 6, 2017 at 12:16 am | Permalink

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