My clients have been in an uproar since the death of a black man by a
white policeman – a few of the younger ones in their late teens/early
20’s have even been told to leave their home by their parents. Some
partners have broken up. All because a someone did not like someone
else’s skin color – because of racial discrimination.
In therapy, I like to bring in allegories, or stories to demonstrate my
point… and it occurred to me I was so in awe of how people came together, like family, when the towers fell. Can you imagine someone who is hurt, in
danger, at that time going “Don’t save me, you are the wrong color
skin”, or how about “Don’t help me, I think you are a Jew”. Or,
how about “I’m not going to save you, you’ve got the wrong
color hair”. The possibilities just keep going.
Whether we are white, black, yellow, red – or something else- we are all
people. We are all made from the same material and divine energy.
It’s what we do and how we think that is important. It’s about
what is in our hearts and within our souls that is important and what our
ethics and moral are – and how we enact them in the world. Is divine love
and connection in our heart? Or, do we have hate and have separation in
As people, we are all biologically basically the same, just may be
arranged differently (like male/female anatomy) and have different
colored hair, eyes, skin – even lips! Yet all is basically the same.
On the inside- we all pretty much the same. We all have a heart, liver,
lungs, etc. We all have the divine spark connecting us with Source. We
all at our core being have this same energy of Source within us, even
when we are in denial. We are all connected and as so, we are all one.
Quantum physics even proves that we are of the same energy and are
interconnected. So, why is there so much discrimination still in the world?
I think it’s stems from fear. Whether it’s a fear of the unknown, or
a fear of rejection – or even fear of looking at one’s own choices and the
desire to blame others – it’s all just fear. And, I believe, as A Course
in Miracles states:
“Perfect love casts out fear,
If fear exists,
Then there is not perfect love.
Only perfect love exists,
If there is fear,
It produces a state that does not exist”.
So, if there is anything but love, we’ve created it. Discrimination of
any kind is not love. Let’s change the world by living and breathing
love and realize we are all connected, equal and are love.