“Imagine there's no countries it isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one”
John Lennon, Imagine
These are some of the questions for the interview. I hope to show readers our hearts our spirits and our impact.
How did Mcol come about?
The founding members came together at the fan site The Michael Jackson Fan Club in a thread that formed from shared beliefs and experiences following the unexpected passing of Michael Jackson. Not too long ago the web site that serviced the forum closed. After much discussion it was decided that MCOL would go forward on Facebook.
Tell us a little about yourselves and what Mcol means to you.
MCOL has been a place where I can truly be myself. I feel comfortable to share my experiences and beliefs without judgment. I have been free to share my dreams, sorrows and spiritual growth with a great group of friends who mean the world to me.
Are there any special rules?
L.O.V.E. always comes first.
What is acceptable an unacceptable to be a member of Mcol?
Again LOVE comes first. It’s a judgment free zone. Directing hate toward anyone or anything isn’t acceptable. Although it is understood that those emotions exist ands we always help members/family work through them.
Is Mcol a faith journey?
Very much. I have seen a lot of growth in myself and the other members over the years. I have always felt that throughout my “fanhood” that there was more than just the fan idol relationship.
What does the group believe?
We come from many spiritual and faith backgrounds. We believe that Michael is with us all in spirit as a spirit guide. To carry his “torch” and spread his messages of love and healing.
How would you describe your personal faith journey now?
I awoke to the reality of being an Indigo Adult shortly after Michael’s transition. Learning, growing and trying to figure out my life’s purpose. The journey has been hard at times, but, I feel secure knowing I have trusted friends to turn to when I find myself in a situation that needs spiritual advice or a “hand to hold” .
Can you tell a little about the collective journey?
We are all each other’s teachers and students. We offer our knowledge and seek it as well. We all came into “For the Spiritually Minded thread” feeling lost after Michael’s transition. After exchanging experiences we found that “something”
How have you grown?
Beginning to understand my journey and gifts.
Has God AS YOU UNDERSTAND HIM/HER blessed Mcol ?
This group was in “the plans” all along. Many of the growth spurts have been accompanied be growing pains but they’ve all been worth it.
What is your vision for a spiritually effective Mcol in the future?
Spreading Michael’s message of love and healing by attracting new, like minded members through out the world.
What is your philosophy for developing oneness?
Everyone effects, either positively of negatively the vibrations of the universe, each other and Earth with our thoughts, emotions and actions. By learning to love ourselves and each other we can bring about real change for the better.
How does Michael Jackson touch the faith of Mcol?
As a spiritual guide and teacher. His life as an example and his guidance from spirit now.
What or who else (past and present) has shaped your beliefs?
Dr. Wayne Dyer, who came to my attention through a series of events via being a Michael Jackson fan.
Describe some of the things that delight you about Mcol.
Feeling free to be myself. I feel safe with my MCOL family. If I ever have a concern or want to share a special experience I know that I am free to do so. And of course just being around so many MJ fans from around the world.
I have been heavily judged and mistreated during my life for being me to a point where I retreated inward.
Describe your experience working in a team environment.
We always consult each other as a group whenever there are decisions or issues arise . I think we work well together and always come to a fair comprise if we ever find ourselves in a place of disagreement.
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