When I first met Prince in spirit, one of the things he told me was that part of our mission was to do with healing racism. I did not quite know what to make of it at the time, but it seems to have come up recently in the American election. Racism is a difficult topic to discuss in a world that is sensitive to political correctness. But I am here to give you a spiritual perspective, as well as exposing the deception that permeates in society.
Both Prince and I were born as racial minorities to our respective communities. Prince was born in 1958, Minneapolis, Minnesota to an African-American family. While I was born in 1982, Toronto, Canada to a Chinese immigrant family. Perhaps it might sound strange that I phrase it this way, but the spiritual reality is that we are souls incarnated into this temporary 3D experience. We recognize ourselves as spirit contained in physical bodies, kind of like when you select your avatar in a video game.
Racism comes in many forms. What we must remember is that racism is not just discrimination, but also assumptions made based on one’s race. Part of racism comes from one’s upbringing and culture. No one is born a racist. Racism and other types of discrimination has to be programmed into the mind of the individual.
In my personal experience, I have encountered different degrees of racism as a Chinese Canadian female. From being teased in the school yard where the other children would pull on their eyes to imitate the almond shaped eyes of Asians, to being called chink, to having both positive and negative assumptions made about me based on my Asian appearance. People have assumed things based on my race; that I should be good at math, play the piano, speak Mandarin, and have a submissive disposition. I have also been mistaken for other Asian races. These assumptions do not bother me as much as when people ask where I come from. I will answer, “I was born in Canada”, and they will ask “But where do you really come from?”. The answer they are looking for is where my ancestors come from. I find it offensive because I do not resonate with the countries that my parents originate from, as my upbringing was in Canada. I am Canadian first and foremost.
Having experienced being the racial minority brought up in the West, I do not harbour any grudges or contempt towards those that have made racist remarks or assumptions against me. I have learned to look past these situations, to have tolerance and compassion towards my offenders. I realize that some people have lived in the same town all their life and have never left the country to expand their world views. In other cases, their actions may have been informed by their family, friends, or even media. It does no good to hold on to the hate or the unfair judgements directed by others. The only way to resolve racism is forgiveness. Forgive them because sometimes they do not know better. They might have been brought up in a different era or culture to yours. We must have compassion for each other if we are to heal.
I have had experiences of racism involving the elderly grandparents of my friends. I do not respect them any less. My parents might say things that could be considered racist. But I do not love them any less. As the Bible has taught, one should hate the sin, not the sinner.
In regards to the elections; there are bigger issues involved. This election was not about race, gender, religion, or sexuality. It is about the issues that are truly troubling America, the economy. The greatest matter at hand is not division. The real issue is global elite forces asserting their power to control everything in your life. They do not want the economy to get better. It is part of their dark agenda for world domination. If you do not understand what I am saying here, then you must research Agenda 21 to understand the real politics involved. Divisionism is just a distraction to get people into fights with each other and ignoring the real issues. They would like to create civil unrest leading to war, in order to destabilize the country and take total control by martial law in the midst of the chaos. This is why the powers that be continue to fund protest groups to incite fear and hatred in disguise of fighting racism. This is a war on you, the general public, who are not of the one percent elite class. Classism is the real issue, but they cover it up with racism to make yo fight amongst yourselves, not realizing who the real culprit is.
This is why we must not stand divided. We must not fight each other. We must fight injustice. We can not fight the darkness with more darkness, we must shine the light. We must not shout and disrespect one another expecting to win this battle, for it only crates more of the same thing. There are many who wish to fight hate, but they end up spreading more hate in their actions. As Prince taught in Graffiti Bridge; “When a man screams, you must learnt o whisper”.
Racism is not something that you can fight with protest. It is something that must be changed in the culture and in the system. It is about crating harmony within communities. It is about resolving conflict with love and compassion. It requires an act of producing solutions, not complaining or shouting. It is something that everyone must heal from within themselves if they wish to see it reflected in the world. It will take time to heal. So I want to leave you here with a song from Prince’s 20ten album, called Compassion.
Here are the lyrics for Compassion with my song interpretation notes, with guidance from Prince in spirit.
A zero point approaches
And the field around you drop
Thoughts become reality
And it feels like time has stopped
Prince is explaining quantium physics in these lyrics. “Zero point” refers to the energetic filed that is the source of all creation. Thought is energy and it becomes manifested into physical reality when thought and the 3D reality converges through the energetic field. A veil between dimensions drops. It is in this state time feels eternal.
When all that’s on the radio
Is electromagnetic pop
Steady, your teeth and nash
“Radio” is code for media, and “electromagnetic pop” is the energy they are putting forth through the media. In this case, I sense he means a negative form of energy. So he says to “steady your teeth”, meaning to get focused and “nash”, a slang term meaning get clever.
Love for the greater number
Freezes over and cools
And everyone around you acts
Like a bloody fool
“Love for the greater number” is love for humanity. “Freezes overs” referring the the heart of mankind, becoming cold-hearted. People start to act badly, doing foolish, irrational things.
No sanctity to the left of you
No righteousness to the right
The only thing that’s left in fashion
Compassion, Get it on
When there is no goodness, morality, or justice left in society, the only thing left to do is to have compassion.
Whatever skin you’re in
We all need to be friends
All happy again
So much better than nothing
Regardless of rare, we all need to get along with each other. Look past our differences. Crate harmony.
Everybody can win
With a little faith in man
Beginning of an end
Start up a brand new something
Everyone can be a part of a greater future by having faith; belief that it is possible to put an end to the current state we are in.
When ego, fear, and judgment
Become the rule of law
Watch the polar ice caps
Heat up, melt down, and thaw
When the greedy one forgets
That he’s the reason for it all
The only gold that’s so worth stashing
Compassion, Get it on, get it on
Compassion, Right on, right on
When people succumb to their egos and fear, they start judging people as though it is appropriate to do so, like an unspoken rule in society (an example is witch hints). When the environment seems to be breaking down. And when dark forces take over in he form of greed and corruption, that is the cause of all destruction. The thing that we must all do together in order to overcome this is to have compassion.
In the high-seated lawless no love can be found
Nature will rise against nature and get down
Whatever skin you’re in
We all need to be friends
All happy again
It’s so much better than nothing
There is no love for humanity in high-power rulership, countries go to war against each other because of corruption. But what ever place you come from, we all need to get along with each other by practicing tolerance and compassion. There is no other way if we want peace.
If you got compassion
Let’s get back in fashion
The new international anthem
Prince is saying to practice compassion and make it a force o be reckoned with. Tp make it “fashionable” like am epidemic trend. Make it something that you emanate from your body like a song, a “national anthem”.
The overall message in this song is that we must surrender to the light in order to resolve our humanly conflicts. Compassion and tolerance for one another is the only way to go. We can not fight injustice with more fighting. Believe in the greater power of the universe. This battle can only be won through spiritual forces, which is why Prince was talking about the zero point energy in the beginning of the song. Your thoughts are powerful.
Image above: “A Rose For Compassion” by Prince in spirit.
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