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Michael Jackson, signs and synchronicities (2/2)

Michael Jackson, 12 years following your voice #14

“I do not believe in meaningless coincidences. I believe every coincidence is a message, a clue about a particular facet of our lives that requires our attention”. Deepak Chopra

I told you the other day these anecdotes about Michael's perfumes, which might seem absurd... Here is the icing on the cake for me.

The second part of this great theme of coincidences and other "intelligent" coincidences took place the following year, still in Nice (definitely, Nice, Michael and I, we're doing well here too...)

I was wandering in the Fnac between the shelves of books when, all of a sudden, I was challenged by a title, placed among the books of a counter: "Synchrodestiny: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence". Intrigued, I approached the book and read the back cover.

Can you understand my confusion? I said to myself: "This is not possible! It really exists? So good that we can write a book, explain, analyze?" I looked to see who the author was. Unknown. But I saw the words: "Oriental Education... Ayurveda... Alliance for the New Humanity..." Oh dear!... No, it was not for me. I, a good Catholic, quite faithful, as best I could, to my principles, was suddenly afraid to be in front of a New Age cult and to be taken in. However, troubled, I went back several times. I picked up the book again, put it down. A real dilemma. I was so intrigued by what it said! I had the impression that it was written for me.

So, after wandering for a long time, anxious and consumed by a real case of conscience, I decided to buy it, convincing myself that I had enough discernment to stop reading at the slightest suspicion of a scam.

As you can imagine, what I read in this book was totally superimposed on the experience I had been living for 2 years... With each page, I was more and more overwhelmed. It was not a revelation, since I knew what it was all about, but a confirmation. And then, what carried me away was to read ideas and concepts that I had glimpsed in Michael, understood through him, read in some of his sentences even, texts, interviews, his poems from "Dancing the Dream"... It was so exciting! I thought that Michael must actually share some elements of this philosophy, and that with the spirituality he had shown all his life, it was no wonder that he was able to send signs. He was such a strong soul, that even before I learned more about his faith, instinctively, when he died, I began to pray for him. Not just words and a candle, no. Real, strong, gut-wrenching prayers that I needed to do, viscerally. Yet, another part of me wondered why I needed to pray for him, who I was to pray for him, why did he need someone, me, to pray for him, in the name of what? Today I know, at least I want to believe, that it was instinctual, that some spirits meet because they are connected in some way. In saying that, I'm not saying that my mind is connected to Michael's: I'm just saying that we probably share a certain spiritual fervor that, without my knowing why, there was an open and common channel that we (and millions of others, no doubt) were tuned into, and that certainly helped, for my part, to explain my sensitivity to him without my even being able to pinpoint the root cause.

I didn't know who Deepak Chopra was before that. And believe it or not, it was only 2 or 3 years later, when I had read "Dancing the Dream", that I came across the front page of the book, still "skipped", where he was thanking a certain Deepak, and then, while searching to see if it was the same person, I came across a speech where Michael was indeed thanking "Deepak Chopra". I found photos of them together and read about the spiritual journey they shared. And once again a piece of heaven opened over my head and into my heart.

I thought, "Only Michael could do that. It seemed obvious to me. I could very well have read this book on coincidences before or have read other books that talked about synchronicities. I could have, when the events happened in my life, understood them and interpreted them in the light of these concepts that I had read beforehand. But this was not the case. In fact, it was exactly the opposite. I had lived experiences. Then I had learned the theory about them. And, to top it all off, the author of this course was being delivered to me by one of Michael's guides. And Michael was at the heart of this practice and theory. Like the teacher he has always been, he did not give me ready-made opinions, ready-made explanations, ready-made thinking and living. He sent me exercises, showed me their coherence through a concept and showed me that he was at the beginning and at the end. He was the exercise, the theory, the guide.

I met Deepak in Paris a few years ago, but it is difficult to get him to