Diversity and Unity Consciousness
In this time of great uprising to what is unjust we are looking for balance
in a situation where people are deliberately targeted for reasons that are
absolutely unnecessary and out of integrity with what is true...
What is true is that ALL LIFE IS VALUABLE
If we truly are created from one source then how can anything
even if different in color, cultural traditions, social
structures etc. be anything but part of the whole.
I had a powerful conversation with one of the speakers in
my upcoming Unity Consciousness Event where we speak
about diversity and Unity Consciousness.
Imagine a life without diversity.
A life where everything was the same.
I call that boring!
I have always thrived on diversity.
Diversity of experiences, people, places, foods, you name it!
I ran track for a few years being the only 'white' girl on the team.
I walked home from school through all African American and Latino
neighborhoods, talking with folks as I passed.
I thought nothing of it. I enjoyed the experiences, I saw differences though
in my heart I knew they were only skin deep.
We may have had different preferences, ways of being and backgrounds.
This is what I found fascinating and wanted to learn, discover and know something
other than what was familiar.
In Unity Consciousness, if we are all sparks from the same source
then everything and everyone is creator and diversity is the beauty
of life that we get to explore.
When we turn against anything or anyone we turn against a part of ourselves.
Everything exists in everyone one of us. Every expression, every possibility.
Are you willing to embrace all of your sisters and brothers, no matter what?
I AM and I am here to assist in the harmony of our connection.
Transforming the programs, ideas, stories and experiences that
have caused generations of hurt, pain, and struggle.
We can do this by knowing and transforming ourselves our thoughts, our emotions,
our actions to shift our DNA from all the old programs so our future
generations carry a new story, a new code to create their lives from!
We can create a world that is free from racism and all the -isms
that only do one thing - cause separation.
Separation on many levels, in our minds, hearts, and between us.
I grew up spending a lot of time with my Grandfather who had been a beat cop
in the mid 1900s in Buffalo, NY where I would visit him as much as I could.
I lived an hour and a half away.
He was racist. Saying all the rude names of all races other than 'white.'
This really upset me and one day as a late teen I asked him why he needed to refer to
people like that.
He had only excuses and reasons from what he saw as a cop.
This felt false to me and I asked him if he really thought
that some acts by a few people of one race could really drive you to
hate and hold negative views of the whole of a people.
He didn't know how to respond.
And I told him that I loved him and I would not tolerate conversing with him anymore
if he was going to speak like that in my presence.
This led to a deeper conversation about life and everyone being a part of
From that day forward he stopped using racist references when speaking. Which
surprised me because he had been using that language for the better part of his life
and he was a strong willed stubborn man!
Sometime later I thanked him for it and I found that he had taken time to think about it
within himself and something changed for him he said.
Another experience I remember is in high school in my senior year there was a lot
of hate going on for anyone that seemed different from the norm, which included woman
targeted as 'hippies', whites that were considered 'thugs' or trouble makers, African Americans,
the increasing Puerto Rican population.
So an assembly with a panel of speakers with representatives from each of these categories
was created to bring awareness around who they really were, their stories, their experiences
their views to create tolerance for our differences.
The whole school of over a 1000 students attended.
It was powerful to hear them speak and for people to ask them questions.
My friend and I were chosen to give the closing speech, she went first and I closed
I spoke about not just tolerance. I spoke about acceptance and that we are
all connected and the only way we can create change is to recognize each other
as ourselves. To celebrate our differences and come together to learn from one
another and support each other.
As I write this I wonder why an African American or a Puerto Rican or someone half white
and half black didn't do the closing speech, two white women 'hippie' counter culture 'pot head
druggies' (as we were deemed) did.
Interesting that I find myself wondering even though I was discriminated against that I
was not worthy of being the closing speaker since I was a white woman. And that
somehow someone non white would be more significant.
These engrained ideas of gender and race go deep!
Though no matter what we are discriminated against for it always boils down to the same
things, intolerance, non acceptance to what we think is different from what we know and
are willing to open up to.
And we are changing this.
I tell you these stories to inspire you.
To show that you can create change by simple conversations or standing up to speak
what is true in your heart.
Notice anywhere within yourself that you find challenge in accepting others for
any reason of race and see how you relate to yourself around your own race
and/or gender. Open yourself to new possibilities and perspectives. Allow
this opening to create space within to accept more of what is a different
expression of the whole recognizing the wholeness of all that exists on this planet
and in the universe!
This is a powerful movement that we all have the opportunity to go inside and do
the inner work to transform hate, intolerance, and unconscious discrimination (to
divide and separate also distinguish and discern, how will you use it?) programs as well
as get involved in any way that we are called to support others in doing the same! And to
bring more awareness and healing to our communities, friends, and families.
Much love to you all and I would love to hear your feedback, experiences,
and thoughts and emotions you are having during this time.
If you would like to share reply to this message.