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About jamilah

i am here to spread the teachings of michael (and the joy of cats) around the world. this blog is essentially a series of conversations with my teacher, and one form (out of many possibilities) of therapy through expression of words.

Music and We (MJ webisode no. 1): What do you think would have happened after ‘This Is It?’

(This is also another chapter in the evolution of the book i was writing- people have asked why i stopped writing it after his transition. Not only is there an evolution of sorts in how i view Michael, i also … Continue reading

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More reflections on ‘Searching For Neverland’

i made the above video, documenting my initial feelings around the creation of this docu-drama based on teacher Michael’s life.  While my feelings have not changed (i still refuse to see it), after i made the video i began to … Continue reading

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A strange peace came over me…

“There are people dying…” As i am in the middle of doing some seasonal cleaning, i turn up the volume of Heal The World– it’s a song i go to when i look for that peaceful space, musically.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Rest Well, Rainbow Child: On Prince Rogers Nelson

(So many of our great Master Teachers are leaving this plane in recent years. This year in particular has been hard. I had begun writing this piece pretty soon after Prince’s transition, and as I was in the midst of … Continue reading

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A teacher of the teacher: In Honor of Maurice White.

It has been a couple of years since i have posted anything on here (clearly).  i’ve had so much to say during that time, and there have been times i’ve questioned how to say it.  This blog also (clearly) deals … Continue reading

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michael, peace will come, no matter what: a reflection (no. 13)

teacher, i feel it’s of utmost importance i say this right now, particularly in light of the more recent posthumous album being released (the title:  ‘xscape’), and the debates surrounding it.  so for a moment i’m going to step out … Continue reading

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michael, peace will come, no matter what: a reflection (no. 12)

so…  i just did about 24 minutes of thriller dancing.  i did the film version four times, the full song (via the ‘thrill the world’ version) once, and danced to chiranjevi’s ‘golimar’ (aka ‘indian thriler’) version- and i used up … Continue reading

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