(I wrote this article almost 4 years ago – interestingly, racism and #BlackLivesMatter only become a big topic during presidential election years – and it’s still valid.
Racism is an issue, world-wide, no question. But is it really such a pressing problem right now, pressing enough to allow for the demolition of cities?
Could it be that the protests and riots at this point of time simply harvest people’s frustration over the Corona lockdown which destroys millions of lifelihoods all over the world, and direct rightous anger away from those responsible for our misery, towards our brothers and sisters of all colors so we fight each other and stay divided and weak?
Is the current movement really organic, or is it being organized and stirred up by media and left-wing politicians, in order to further their agenda?
While keeping this questions on mind, let’s dive a bit deeper into racism and how we can deal with it in our world.)
We’re all racists.
Harsh statement, isn’t it? Is it true?
I can hear many instantly go into opposition to it. And I applaud all of you who’ve truly grown so aware and detached from collective conditioning that you choose unity consciousness over the natural racism embedded in our bodies.
The rest of the collective, the sleeping masses, still react from nature’s program of taking care of our own kin, and fearing everybody who doesn’t belong to the tribe as a threat to our resources.
The biggest problem throughout the history of man is the fact that racism is anything but an anomaly. – Erik Hansen
Nature is Racist
Before some of you lean back now in a position of ‘ok, racism is natural, so I can be even more racist’, here’s a reminder: we’ve come as free will sovereign beings who evolve beyond the unconscious states of fauna and flora; we’re growing into universal consciousness that realizes the myriad different individual expressions of one Source and cherishes diversity, rooted in unity.
Using nature as permission for unconscious separating behavior doesn’t work in the new world we’re creating together.
But, it helps to have a look into nature’s mechanisms, in order to realize that even those of us who ferociously fight against racism or are victims of racism, carry the seed of it in our very body-mind system.
Trees and Fungus
Trees only feed their own kin. They release nutrition – ‘milk’ for their babies, perfectly composed to satisfy the needs of their species – into the roots where they touch their offspring’s roots which suck it up.
If it wasn’t for the ‘wise’ fungus that lives underground and spreads far beyond a forest, often meeting up with the next forest’s fungus, other trees in the forest wouldn’t get nourished. The tree would feed it’s own offspring and brethren as far as it’s roots reach, and end of story.
Master fungus transports the overflow to other trees of that ‘race’; in his wisdom though, he sidelines some of it to feed other species. This is nature’s security system, it preserves the life of the forest, even if the main tree species falls ill and dead.
The root of racism is the fear of not enough resources being available. We first feed our kin. If we have more than we need, we can share it with others.
Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it’s hard to find out when one slides into another. – Iris Chang
It’s All about Food
In the animal kingdom, I watched that pattern with ducks at the pond. Among a huge group of local ducks, a couple of Asian ducks from the zoo peacefully swam their rounds at the edge of the flock. When humans fed the ducks though, the Asian ones got hacked away, they had no chance to pick a bite.
It’s all about food. As long as there’s enough for everybody, all is quiet and at ease. When scarcity, or greed, rules the scene, our embedded survival system turns us into racists.
I also watched nature’s racism in my cat family. I used to live with a female, a tom and a spayed male cat, named Merlin. When our Lady had kittens, one of her kids looked exactly like Merlin, the spayed cat. Good ole Merlin was pretty uninterested in the entire kindergarden, but highly exited about this one kitten that looked like being his kin, always watching only this little boy.
Much too early, the mother’s milk was almost exhausted and scarcity came into play. The first kitten she turned against was Merlin’s ‘offspring’, the one kitten that didn’t look like her or the tom who wonderfully fathered the litter.
It’s all about food and the survival of the family. When there’s overflow, all species and races are welcome at the tribal table.
When things get tight, we separate those alien from those close to us, in order to secure our family’s survival.
Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call
Things are tight now. They’ve been tight for long; not for natural reasons, nature is abundantly flowering and feeding us when we treat her with respect. They’ve been tight because they have been created like that for us, and lack-consciousness rules our minds.
We either silently agreed to this and supported the perpetrator game ourselves (usually unconsciously), or we stayed in victim-mode, frozen and/or, in explosions that facilitate the release of steam from our internal pressure cooker, turning against other weaker victims.
Collectively, racism slaps us in the face right now, with full force.
The hardest thing I had to overcome in life? I think racism. That’s so difficult because I don’t think anyone can ever understand it. It’s not that people don’t want to understand it, but they don’t want to touch it. – Herschel Walker
To me, racism is very alien; this doesn’t mean that it’s not present, my body-mind does carry animal instincts and collective programming like everybody else; but the very idea of valuing one color/race as ‘higher’ than the other never occurred to me.
When traveling the world, I admire other cultures, races, colors and religions, and my white skin has neither been an asset nor a hindrance on my path, not even during my 13 years in colorful India where a single western woman seems to wear a ‘fair game’ label just by skin and eye color.
Born during the ’60s in Germany, racism was a no-go during my youth. The German folk soul carries deep grief and guilt over the Holocaust; up to the Soccer World Championship in 2006, it wasn’t even appropriate for a German citizen to show their identification with our nation, in the form of raising a flag.
Racial and National Identity
In my reality, there’s no national identity. I’ve never felt ‘being German’, already as a child I was more identified with being an earth citizen with a german passport. Patriotism was, viewed from my background, nationalism and separatism, and contradicted my intent for unity consciousness and equality.
I’m pretty certain that the energy of people like me got harvested for globalism, which, as it shows now, made the rich richer, put the middle class into poverty, and threw the poor under the bus.
Our basic intention was aligned with divine principles, but it ignored the survival mechanisms of nature. Feed your own kin first before you share the overflow. That’s a law for survival on the planet and we need to respect it.
Growing nationalism in Europe – over here, we’re world champions in denying national identity while drowning in the soup of ‘all are the same and follow the same rules’ – with more and more right-winged governments remind us that we have to care for our own people, too, when we attempt to shoulder the burdens of the whole world.
At the heart of racism is the religious assertion that God made a creative mistake when He brought some people into being. – Friedrich Otto Hertz
Fear of Differences
In the US, racism is an everyday issue, people are constantly confronted with folks that look different to them, and encounter people’s judgments and fear reactions to cultural variety.
In Germany, it was difficult for long to even become aware of racism; only now does the issue come to the surface, as we’re being swept by a flood of a million-plus refugees that stir up fear in people.
The fact that, of all things, it was November 9th when a so-called (by media) racist-oriented Hitler-type figure won the American presidency is an especially huge slap into the German face.
11/9 is an important date in German history, many life-changing events happened on that date. The best of them was the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the probably most-known incident was the racist act against Jews during the Night of Broken Glasses, the Reichs-Kristallnacht in 1933.
Similar to Hitler back then, who served as a projection screen for humanity’s racism (not only German racism, the whole world watched Hitler do what he did and didn’t interfere, didn’t even protest), America’s Trump is the present mirror that people abuse as an excuse to let their own racism (sexism, xenophobia), both in action or fears, go wild.
Energy Harvest to Cement the Past
When all TV channels show the same video of a single racist violence or an image with a proclamation ‘only whites’, and call the according people ‘Trump supporters’, we can observe how our energy’s being siphoned and projected onto a single person.
We get stirred up and create a field to harvest from, either of our racist or our anti-racist dramatic energy. It doesn’t matter which polar position we take; as long as it focuses our attention on racism and pushes us into ‘pro’ or ‘against’, it’s being used to imprint even more racism into the collective.
From my perspective, the only way out of this is to focus on brotherhood.
Equality, not Similarity
While searching for the roots of racism, I discovered my own racism. It showed in closing the eyes in sight of the issue. I pretended that I don’t see differences, that I don’t see the color of somebody’s skin.
In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently. – Harry A Blackmun
We are not the same, although I pretended that we were. We’re equal, not the same. We’re one Source in Essence in myriad of individual colorful expressions. Each single one special and valuable.
I love the many colors. I love the variety, the diversity, the richness of creation. I’d love to be able to tell someone that I love the color of their skin, instead of ignoring it, in order to not give the impression that their color defines them.
Looking through the Eyes of Racism
I also found that the people who’re victims of racism are usually racists themselves, as we all are. They look through the eyes of racism, which is separation.
As much as everyone wants to downplay racism, it exists. There’s a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people. – Steve Mitchell
During discussions on the topic in our Gaia Scene Forum, I heard expressions like ‘black community’ and statements like ‘black men are sexy’. It stunned me.
Black community? Do millions of people with a variety of African origins unite into one community? By color? Aren’t there many shades of brown and black? Is there something like a white community?
Black men are sexy? All of them? I personally find many men from Somalia and Ethiopia sexy, but not many from Nigeria or Algeria. And not all white men are unsexy.
For me, there’s racism embedded in such statements, and polemics that describe the world through a racist point of view.
Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can. – Arthur Ashe
It reminded me of a co-worker in my youth who immigrated from Ghana. He was a kind guy but a sloppy worker, and his colleagues often verbally kick-assed him, in order to get him aligned with the team and with productivity.
The guy though took every criticism as a racial offense. In his perception, he didn’t get bullied for shitty work but for wearing a black skin. It was an automatism that prevented him from looking at what the real issue was.
That incident taught me a lot. Colored people in a mainly white society separate themselves (similar to most white people in a colored culture) from their surroundings. They look into the mirror every day and see a skin that serves as a means for their judgment and separation. This is a look into the world through racist eyes, and according to the Law of Attraction, these people perceive racism every day.
I get it, as much as I’m capable of in my pink skin.
A black-skinned person in Germany is still so rare that s/he can easily gain the status of an exotic. In the US, being born in a black skin means carrying the archetype of the Afro-American slave. The black body carries the collective cell memory of the victim, born on the wrong side of the viscous ‘master and slave’ game. All racism seems to condense in the ‘black/white’ division.
Even if the soul who inhabits a body with black skin today lived a life time as slave master back then during the age of slavery, their body’s burdened with the baggage of millions of slaves suffering under the dominance of white masters.
The interesting thing though is that slavery wasn’t a racist issue in the first place. Back then, also poor whites were enslaved. Everybody ‘weak’ got enslaved by those in power.
I understand that it’s more difficult to grow past racial identification in a black body that carries all of the ancestor’s cell memory. But slavery and powerlessness is not imprinted in the DNA. There’s no gene that says that one color is more valuable than another, or has more right to inhabit the earth than people of different race and origin.
On the Inside, All of Us are Pink
I want to tell my brothers and sisters with colored skin how beautiful I find their color and how much I love them.
My love and value is not for their skin though, and also not in spite of it; my love flows from being to being and has nothing to do with looks.
I really don’t care whether somebody’s black or red or white or yellow or green with blue stripes, it makes no difference to my appreciation for their being-ness and expressed qualities. I find beauty in all beings, and an Irish red head with green eyes can excite me as much as an Ethiopian dark skin with black eyes.
How to Express Admiration?
But I don’t dare to admire their beauty, appreciate the contrast to my own Caucasian race. I don’t know what they need and want, in which form I am supposed or permitted to acknowledge their racial background, in order for them to feel comfortable with me.
It never dawned to me that, on an online forum, someone could feel excluded and not accepted because of their skin color. When we look at each other, we recognize color and easily fall prey to racial prejudices. When we talk and read, our looks are no issue, it’s only our minds and hearts at play.
We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda? – Judith Jamison
From my perspective, the main engine to jump-start humanity’s evolution beyond racism is in the hands of you colored friends who’ve most suffered from it. This is simply because you’re the one having the experience, us pinkies have no clue.
When you do the required inner transformation work, you do it on behalf of all of humanity, and the rest of the awakening ones hold the space of unity consciousness and support you all along the way, if you allow for this, that is.
When you stop identifying yourself with the skin you wear, stop looking out of separating eyes that project their inner racism onto others, also the rest of us can relax. We can find the way together.
Let’s together Move out of this ‘Us vs. Them’ Trap
Someday, I hope I live in a world where people look at the heart of a person instead of the color of their skin! – Sarah Moores
The 3-4d thinking of ‘either / or’ is the old paradigm we collectively want to leave behind us now. In order for it to be seen and acknowledged as the current reality, it slaps us into the face these days as dramatic racism.
This clearly tells us, ‘Look! This is the past, this is our unconscious animal nature. Hold onto it, stay unaware, identified and separated, and your choice will bring more and more hardship and division. Choose unity consciousness and appreciation in life’s unfolding diversity, and it will become more and more easy by the day.’
As Well As
In an expanded consciousness of 5d+, that which was once feared is now celebrated. ‘As well as’ is the motto of this new frequency, and Canada’s Trudeau beautifully expressed it when he said that diversity is no threat but a source of collective richness.
The key is appreciation without identification. I am not white and you are not black. I am not female and you are not male. We wear a vessel of polarity, in gender and race, but the vessel is not what We Are, it is simply a form we inhabit and care for.
I look at an ant and l see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit. – Miriam Makeba
If my Afro-American friends were to tell and show me how they want to be appreciated in their racial qualities, I would take the chance so they can heal the racial wound for all of us. My love, my inner witness, and my transformation skills are online, for their support and embrace in ‘One community, One heart, One source’.
But please, friends, you are the ones who need to close the door to racism and stop projecting it out. The way to step out of racism is not separating in pride within a ‘black community’ vs ‘white community’. This is an energetic construct against the old, and it feeds the very concept it fights against.
How do we stop racism? Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. – Morgan Freeman
Racisn isn’t Born, it’s Taught
There’s nothing to be proud of in being born as an American or a German, in a white or a black skin. It’s not something we earned. We were born into it, so how can we attach our internal value system to it?
Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list. – Denis Leary
It’s not race, gender, culture, or country, that divides us, it’s how we think and feel about our diversity and differences. This is internal and personal.
Despite the masses only slowly awakening from the collective racial conditioning and nature’s programs, we as meditators, spiritual seekers, light workers and conscious divine humans are the ones who’ve been working on aligning our thinking to divine principles for years and decades.
You don’t fight racism with racism, the best way to fight racism is with solidarity. – Bobby Seale
Now, that racism hits us full force, I call out to my black sisters and brothers, ‘Come join our planetary caravan of love … leave the ranks of ‘black vs. white’, ‘light vs. dark’, ‘right vs. wrong’, and celebrate unity consciousness with us. Please forgive us wearing the white skin that once enslaved your ancestors. We are sorry. We love you as the Divine Human that You Are, in all of your colors.’
And I’d so love to see more black folks come out of their secure churches and black communities onto spiritual websites, videos and fora where people of many different backgrounds intermingle and share their views.
Kudos, Lovers, I bow to You, Please Show Up
There’s so much to learn from people who’ve grown up with an embedded separation issue, daily visible and palpable from infancy on. My kudos go out to all of you who are courageous and awake enough to have grown beyond it, and are now modeling unity consciousness.
I’d also love to see more of your contributions elsewhere. For instance, I regularly search copyright-free image sources. After a black-skinned sister told me that it would be easier for black people to identify with our blog content if they saw more colored skins, I chose to search for images that represent various racial backgrounds.
But there are hardly any black faces to find (for free), and no pictures of different races peacefully together. Heh? Who’s not openly and freely participating here? Sharing resources and community? Solidarity and brotherhood?
I don’t mean this as an offense, friends. I know I kicked hard. I did it from love though, from my heart’s yearning to call all of my brothers and sisters on this planet home into oneness.
The ascension train that now moves with accelerated speed needs you. It needs all of us to move beyond what we identify with and use to separate from others. Racial separation is only one aspect of the old duality world-view, but a very significant one.
Time that we End that Duality Game.
It demands great spiritual resilience not to hate the hater whose foot is on your neck, and an even greater miracle of perception and charity not to teach your child to hate. – James Arthur Baldwin
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