Musings on the subject of Freedom
The Truth About Racism
The truth about racism is the same as the truth about war. It is an external conflict manifested as the result of an internal reality, and a dualistic consciousness contributing to unending conflict within mass culture.
Each and every individual on a scientific level is a 'piece' of consciousness. Imagine a grand puzzle and that puzzle represents all of humanity. You, as an individual, are a piece within that puzzle. All of the beliefs, attitudes and experiences you hold within all that you choose to embody, contribute to the greater 'picture' of the entire puzzle.
Now, imagine further, if you will, that this is not a static puzzle. It is, in fact, a multi-dimensional masterpiece, which changes constantly—depending on the consciousness of each individual puzzle piece—in every moment. It is a kaleidoscope of infinite realities interconnecting to create a bigger picture, while also containing an infinite amount of individual pieces of reality; each unique and sovereign within their own right.
In this way, similar to this concept of the 'butterfly effect', every single choice you make as an individual, has an impact on all of humanity. Each choice is a note and each action is a piece of music, which you are adding to the entire composition.
Now, let's travel deeper into this hologram representing our collective consciousness... As we dive deeper into the details of your own puzzle piece, notice the layers, which make up your consciousness. Feel into your attitudes and beliefs about yourself and others, the memories you hold, and the life you have as it is now. As you do this, sifting carefully through all the layers of you, you begin to realise that you are not just a puzzle piece. You are also your own master puzzle and every detail about you is a puzzle piece within you.
As you travel further and further into the detail of all the aspects of you; there are worlds within worlds and master puzzles within each piece. As you investigate and explore these layers of yourself, you may realise that every single experience and attribute which makes up your consciousness, is a reflection of what you are broadcasting outward to humanity. It is your unique contribution as a master of your own piece of the bigger picture.
Each and every part of your consciousness is a stroke within your own masterwork, which you can create and change—at any moment. And thus, contrary to the idea that we do not have power as individuals to affect global change by ourselves, the truth is: each individual has sovereign potential when they take ownership of their own consciousness.
Science demonstrates that even the most seemingly insignificant movement of a cell within an organism can affect all the cells around it; through what can be described as a sort of bio-resonance or a 'tuning-fork effect'. Put simply, every choice you make is a vibration, which is felt by all. And yet, within that soup of consciousness, only that which one's own consciousness resonates with, will truly be heard.
In other words, there are realities being lived, throughout all of humanity, which you will never consciously experience because they are not in resonance with your part of the puzzle. However, they have an effect on your experience when you are connected to mass consciousness.
The question is: how many of the choices we are currently making are truly our own?
How many of our choices are a reaction to the values we have adopted unconsciously and how many are an actual reflection of our individual and conscious free choice? I concede that for more than 99% of people, the majority of their choices are 100% unconscious, reactionary, and based on a limited perspective of their own identity and true potential.
Without a basic awareness of one's own ability to choose and have an effect within all situations and the awareness of the difference between a feeling and an emotion; one cannot express who they really are or experience anything close to freedom. Freedom is 100% self-awareness. When one knows oneself, only then are they free to make conscious choices.
However, to have self-awareness, one must first make the conscious choice to wake up from the hypnotic beliefs within mass consciousness and distinguish the difference between one's 'true self' and one's own programming.
So, what does this have to do with racism? Racism is the result of a lack of self-awareness. It is based on the fantasy that what you see when you meet yourself in the mirror or another human being in the flesh, can be defined by physical attributes or what you call 'race'.
From my own personal experience, I can share that I too had a long period when I adopted this concept of race and the idea of being 'Asian' (being defined by my ancestry) until I chose to take responsibility for my own consciousness. There's nothing wrong with being 'Asian' or 'Black' or 'White' or anything else—if that is the experience you desire. Actually...that's my entire point. It's simply a perspective and an intellectual construct.
For me, my consciousness naturally expanded at one point and I suddenly became aware that the pieces of my 'puzzle' were completely unlocked. There was no identity that I had to be. I was unlocked. I could walk in and out of the experience of being 'Asian', 'Black', 'White' or none of the above, whenever I chose. I was free. My essence had no categorisations and no judgements. It has no race, no sex, and no IQ. The pieces of my puzzle lit up not because of the culture or race I was born into, but based on the consciousness I chose to have about myself.
And then, I laughed! All the angst I had about racism suddenly separated from who I am. I became aware of my essence as separate from all mass consciousness definitions. From this place of clarity, I saw how I, by simply making the audacious choice to release myself from all definitions—was completely free. I was free from the matrix of racism, sexism and all duality structures. I was free from the angst, the anger and the insecurities that came with playing within that game.
From outside of the game I had been playing with others, I became aware that it was a game of tug-of-war without end; a fantasy based on ideas which have been passed on for centuries, without ever being questioned or examined for their purpose. I realised for myself—that they had no purpose for me.
Suddenly, I had a bird's-eye view of the playing field. I saw that there were no 'sides'. I was within every part of every experience I had ever had as the creator of my own reality. I could play or exit any game—at any time. Race became a costume I could wear or put down. No longer did I assume that I was defined by my biological ancestry or physical appearance. No longer did I assume that those I met were either...unless they chose to be.
Ethnicity was simply a temporary costume for the soul.
That is how I found my freedom outside of the illusion and limitation of the singular conclusion.
By this time you may have noticed—if you felt the consciousness of what is being communicated here beyond the words, that everything I am writing on this topic has already been communicated. It is innate. You didn't need to read this far down. This information is not new. My awareness of it is not an indication of any kind of special genius that I have, the result of years of research, or some hippy spiritual diatribe. Quite the opposite. It is simply the embodiment of my own clarity, which you have at your own disposal, whenever you choose it.
The system of you is understood by you because it is the very essence of who you are. So, for the next few paragraphs, as you read, let me simply be a mirror for your own potential for self-awareness and an invitation to discover that you already have all the answers, which you pretend to seek, at your disposal.
Racism, sexism, and all forms of bigotry in which there is one opponent against another is merely a mirror for the consciousness of duality and conflict. Why does it still exist? Humans love to fight.
From a visual standpoint, all types of duality can be visualised as black and white: two elements which appear to oppose each other. Duality is represented by concepts such as 'right and wrong', 'good and bad', 'innocence and evil'. The truth is, in order for either to exist, the other must exist within duality—like the Yin and the Yang.
Using a simple example, I learned as an artist: to draw the highlight on a cheek you must draw the shadow beneath it or the highlight cannot be seen. What that showed me was, there was an inter-relationship between dark and light, not an opposition. They actually supported each other like the earth and the sky.
With that simple awareness, I realised, the only way to move beyond duality is to step out of it altogether. In doing so, I was free, and another piece of the greater puzzle (the one that I represent), was no longer contributing to the energy or reality of the dualistic game at the heart of all conflicts. In other words, I became neutral in my perspective and ceased to contribute to the consciousness that is symbolised in The Perfect Boy Myth as the swinging light of duality. I released my bias towards or against the light or the dark.
So, that was the answer to the question that I asked when I was 24 years old and created this story: "Why does racism still exist?" It exists because the end of it requires an end to duality and power games, which is achieved only through the one thing most people are not ready to do: Forgive.
Written By Liberté Grace © 2011