I AM… a Conscious Parent. Yet when I heard my sweet little 6 year old girls tell me that they wanted to go and see the new Justin Bieber movie, “Never Say Never”, my reaction was the opposite of conscious. It was reactionary and judgmental. I was not overly impressed with the young stars that have been promoted by various companies such as Disney, for example. As a matter of fact, I thought it was downright unacceptable for Disney to thrust these youngsters into the public limelight and expect them not to lose their childhood.
I found myself instantly coming up with reasons why this movie was not going to be for them, when suddenly a commercial on the radio began talking about the movie and why people were going to see it.
I had assumed that the movie would be fictional with Justin starring and perhaps a love story thrown in. Then I discovered that it was actually a documentary-style approach to telling his story about how he got to play at Madison Square Garden within a year of beginning his official singing career, a feet that has “Never” been done. Not only that, the movie is rated “G”, so I was somewhat comfortable taking the girls to see it.
My Mom joined our group and we trotted off to see “Never Say Never” in 3D. I was amazed. Within the first 10 minutes, I became overfilled with emotions. Joy, Excitement, Love and Passion were pouring out of my eyes behind the 3D glasses. The entire movie was like that. It reminded me of how effortlessly we as humans can create our own reality when we really believe and let go of any needs that we have attached to the way things worked out. Justin got where he is today because he was just being himself. He loves to sing, he loves to perform, he loves to light up the faces that surround him and he does so with so much amazing energy that one has no choice but to be affected by his gift.
He had no idea that this sort of thing doesn’t happen to everyone because for him it was so effortless. True that a lot of this was pure musical talent, but the way in which he embraced his talent and the people that he surrounded himself with in his life, helped him to take his talent to all new levels. People became enchanted with him on YouTube which eventually led to his discovery by an agent who couldn’t even get him a record label with that miraculous talent. He was told “NO” everywhere he went. But that didn’t stop Justin! He “became” the thing he sought. He toured around to radio stations playing his music on the air and affecting thousands of listeners all over the country. Soon he had manifested a huge following and with no record label, that is something completely unheard of… until today.
We were shown his loving family: his Mom and Dad who were not together the whole time he was growing up, his grandparents who helped his Mom take care of him and all of his close friends who have been with him for the past few years, making sure he is truly following his dream, and not just trying to please others. But for Justin, I believe those two go hand in hand. His dream IS to please others, and he has done so with huge amounts of success.
Thousands of screaming, crying girls attend his concerts with such love in their eyes, the likes I haven’t seen since the Beatles era. At each concert Justin sings a song called, “One Less Lonely Girl” and picks a lucky girl out of the audience to come up on stage and receive a dozen roses from Justin while he sings to them. I cried right along with them as I picked up the energy from the film and could really feel what it must have been like for her and this translated to love for Justin and what he does.
His managers would also scour the concert hall outside during the day of the concert, finding girls who don’t have tickets and giving them tickets near the stage. Each time I witnessed the transformation of their faces as the girls would begin crying and screaming from sheer joy. The managers loved this and said they were in heaven being able to give someone that gift. Heaven, right here on earth.
Justin Bieber is a LOVE facilitator, a JOY troubadour and if you ever have the chance to see this movie, “Never Say Never”, this is exactly the sort of emotions YOU will feel. I am anxious to see what Justin does with his gift once he realizes its true potential. He has many good friends surrounding him and his values are strong. Watching them all pray before they take the stage brought a sense of peace to my heart and I honestly think we could be looking at the next John Lennon of the new generation.