Racism, White Guilt and Responsibility
In my experience nobody wants to identify him or herself as being racist. Racism is reserved for ‘other people.’ Should you point out that someone’s behaviour seems racist it will almost certainly be met with indignation.
Given that nobody is willing to stand up and be counted as being racist, it is interesting that we live in a world where racism, sexism and a whole range of other ‘isms’ are flourishing. Countries seem to point their finger at one another and exclaim, “That’s outrageous! … “How dare they! Animals!” It’s ironic really, because from what I’ve seen the animal kingdom has no problem accepting a whole host of species. In fact, the animals and plants operate as though they all need each other in that glorious ecological web of theirs.
So if I sat down with a deadly accurate truthometer could I honestly state that my body has not lived a moment of prejudice against another, simply based on the fact that their culture, skin colour, religion or way of life is different to mine? And then, could I honestly state that I have never compared myself to another, and made myself less or more?
Because it’s all the same energy you see, this idea that any one of us is worth more or is less than another. Such an idea can only come to us when we are making choices in separation to our natural loving way, and our natural loving way is the way of the Soul. It is our separation from our Soul that leads us to express in a way that harms. It is our connection to Soul that enables us to hold all others as equal.
A while ago I worked in a job where I had to assist a lot of people from another culture. The customs and way of speaking I encountered were different to what I was used to. It also became apparent that many of these people saw bribery and corruption as a normal part of business as it was a cultural norm in their home country. I found I began to believe that most people from this culture were ‘the same’ and I found it extremely difficult to meet each person with an open heart and a clean slate.
This experience made me very uneasy because I had to admit to myself that I was in fact behaving in a racist way every time I made up my mind about someone based on their accent or the way they looked. In fact, the way I was choosing to interact with people meant that there was no opportunity for connection at all.
I have seen the term ‘white guilt’ popping up in various news feeds, online articles and discussions lately. I have seen this term used to describe those who pay lip service to addressing racism without actually addressing it and as the name suggests and it is applied to people identified as ‘white’ or privileged in some way. When I google ‘white guilt’ page one reveals that this term accompanies a host of quite frankly, awful memes (photos with accompanying text). The top definitions of ‘white guilt’ appearing in online dictionaries are so awful I won’t give them airtime here but suffice to say it is not a term that is used to bring people together or even a step closer to the truth.
The state of the internet reveals a great deal of hostility between people based on differences like skin colour, gender, religion, sexual preference or race. News reports reveal that there are groups of people throughout the world who are discriminated against, bullied and even tortured and/or murdered simply because of the colour of their skin, sexual preference, gender or even the way they choose to live their lives and the worst thing is that this has been going on unabated for eons. Guilt or labels in white, black, yellow red or any other colour of the rainbow will get us nowhere, as it is impossible to be responsible and guilty at the same time. We all have a responsibility to stand for truth when we observe something that is not right. We all suffer when racism and other ism’s flourish.
‘White Guilt’ is simply another separative term used to vent frustration about the absolutely disgraceful, sad, and shocking current state of relationships we have between human beings in general. We are buckling under the weight of horrific evidence that humanity is in a state of dis-ease and there’s no hiding the fact that it’s getting worse. There are very few people who can truthfully stand up and claim they never express in a racist way, and even fewer that can stand up and claim that they have not made a move that came from judgment and comparison with another. The fact is that we will always be tempted to judge and compare ourselves against each other if we are not connected to our Soul.
This game of comparing ourselves to one another is borne out of a choice to live far from the truth of who we are. I am aware of this game through listening to and beginning to live the presentations made by Serge Benhayon. Serge’s presentations gave me the understanding I needed to begin to address my compulsive and automatic drive to compare myself with others with two words… “Be Love.” And because he is generous beyond measure Serge has provided many more words that have supported me to see that I am worth no more and no less than every person on the planet.
When I ask my inner-heart for an example of a person that is not ruled by racism or comparison, it shows me Serge Benhayon.
Serge stands for true equality. Serge’s equalising way of living stems from his unshakeable connection to himself and to the divinity we are all equally from. This is part of his steady and consistent commitment to responsibility. Serge presents that we are all from the one source and the way he interacts with each and every person he meets demonstrates this.
I may notice that someone speaks with an accent, has a different tone of skin, eats food that smells different to the food I eat, worships a god I don’t know or wears clothing that communicates a belonging to a certain culture or religious belief, but these things only tell a very small part of the story. Our five senses certainly command our attention but when we rely on these senses alone our worldview becomes very limited and our fears have an opportunity to run wild. Could the key to ending racism and all the other isms out there be our sixth sense or (as I have now come to know it) our clairsentience?
“Man has been robbed of the single greatest tool that can expose the fact that there is neither gentile nor Jew, nor Palestinian, nor Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Buddhist, nor anything other than the equalness of all as the living sons of God. Living life and knowing it from the five senses gives power to the illusion. Clairsentience on the other hand expands those limitations beyond their physical limits and thus, deconstructs the veil of illusion that has us all existing by separatist means.” (Serge Benhayon, The Way It Is, p. 176).
Are we prepared to begin connecting to the truth we feel beyond our five senses and connect back to our divine origins? It seems like a far better option than slinging accusations and labels like ‘white guilt’ and ‘racist’ at each other. Isn’t it time we began to get honest and discern where the thoughts we are fed are coming from? Looking at the current state of the world I would have to say yes with a capital everything. Serge Benhayon has been presenting the importance of this for many years now are we ready to take responsibility and truly listen?
We all have an opportunity to live in a way that honours and celebrates the fact we are equally part of the same whole.
I wrote this blog after being inspired by Leigh Matson’s awesome blog I Don’t Do That — and was further inspired by Eunice Minford’s blog Illness and Disease are Healing. These women and many other people across the globe remind me we all contribute a vital piece of the puzzle when connected to our Soul.
This blog would not be possible without the unwavering loving and powerful reflection of responsibility and love lived on earth that is Serge Benhayon.
This blog was first published on the Words on Serge Benhayon blog site .