On August 24th and 25th of 1992, Michael’s dream to bring children together in an effort to listen and gain from their innocent wisdom came true. The first HEAL THE WORLD EUROPEAN CHILDREN’S CONGRESS took place at the Regent’s College in London with 84 children, aged from 8 to 16. While there, the children had an opportunity to express their views on the world’s biggest problems and solutions as they saw them from their innocent and youthful perspective.
April 18-20, 1995, Michael Jackson welcomed 46 youngsters from 17 countries to Neverland Valley Ranch for the second World’s Children’s Congress, which involved a three-day series of seminars and workshops focused on listening to children’s innocent wisdom and their solutions for world healing.
Michael’s original message…
“Children are the world’s foremost idealists and optimists. It is for that reason that HEAL THE WORLD is organizing the World’s Children’s Congress next year…made up exclusively of delegates aged 8-16. The world desperately needs their innocent perspective on the world’s problems.”
Michael Jackson HEAL THE WORLD CONFERENCE 1992
Michael Jackson was very clear about his desire to give a voice to the voiceless…the children. He did that with his voice through his music and his global humanitarian efforts. And then, he took it to its logical next step…offering children the opportunity to be heard. “What we need to learn from children isn’t childish. Being with them connects us to the deeper wisdom of life, which is everpresent and only asks to be lived. Now when the world is so confused and its problems so complicated, I feel we need our children more than ever. Their natural wisdom points the way to solutions that lie, waiting to be recognized, within our own hearts.” DANCING THE DREAM “Children” Michael Jackson
“The HEAL YOUR WORLD FOR CHILDREN book began with Michael’s plan to meet with children from around the world for the purpose of listening and sharing their ideas. He always believed that children and youth of the world would be wonderful resources of wisdom. Their ideas and loving actions will heal the world. In Michael’s words about children, “Children show me in their playful smiles, the divine in everyone…” he seems to be reminding us that children’s world views are closest to the wisdom of our divine nature. Michael continued, “This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.” If all the heartache, pain, suffering, war and rage in the world can be ended, it will be ended with love. There is no other way. Children know this until they are taught to forget or ignore the deepest knowledge in their hearts. This is the premise of HEAL YOUR WORLD FOR CHILDREN.”
A children’s book written by children, illustrated by children…for the children of the world. Heaven has created a book that follows Michael’s heart and dreams…giving voice to the greatest wisdom on the planet…OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES.
Who but a child can remember who we are?
It is all too easy to grow old and full of fear
To lose your hope
The greatest good is to be in purest form
Be the child of wisdom
Be the child of learning
Be the child of hope
Be the strong passionate
Celebration of humanity
Be the child
Introducing HEAL YOUR WORLD FOR CHILDREN
~in the month of December the proceeds go to World Child Cancer and are matched by the WCC board through December 31, 2014
As we listen to the VOICES OF THE INNOCENTS may we rediscover our lost innocence and truly know its wisdom.
(“I send so very much gratitude to Michael’s friend, world renowned artist David Nordahl, who was amazingly kind and generous in blessing the book cover with his painting The Storyteller.“ Heaven Leigh)
Thank you, Heaven.
Thank you to all the precious children.
I love you all!