Evolved Races

I know many of you may consider this a highly controversial subject, but believe me when I say there are lessons to be had in our disagreements. I know the topic is being brought up for a reason, so please, please, please don’t shoot the messenger.

Me: You know, I was wondering about something. Sometimes I think that the black, the African Americans, whatever I’m supposed to call them, are one of the most evolved races on the planet. They’ve been around much longer than most of the other races, certainly more than the fair-skinned, blue eyed ones. So, is that true? Are they here to teach us about things like compassion and acceptance? In other words, are they more spiritually evolved?

Erik: Yes. Looking at the Africans and their culture and their journeys, they’ve stayed more as a tribe than any other culture, even when compared to the Aborigines. But we have to group them again with, not just Africans, but with tribal people, so this still does include the Aborigines, the Native Americans, the older civilizations like the Mayans, um—

Me: Some Asian cultures, I guess?

Erik (tilting his head): Not so much.

Jamie laughs at his sing-song tone.

Me: Okay.

Erik: These are people that lived by the land and for the land. Most of when Europe started to develop and when Greek and even the Egyptians—they were more intrigued with social hierarchy. They were more attracted to building, competition, growth, conquering, but if you notice the tribal people aren’t interested in conquering. When I’m talking about the Mayans, I’m talking about early.

Me: Yeah, of course.

Erik: Before they started to create the whole build and conquer shit. But the Egyptians kind of evolved right into it. “Look what I can do.”

Jamie (Laughing and mimicking Erik): “Look what I can do!”

Erik: But the tribal nations don’t do that. They don’t do the hierarchy; they don’t do social competition; they embrace everybody in the tribe as being equal and valuable. Even though they choose a leader, the whole group is the leader. They move in masses. They live for the land and by the land. These are the people that have something to teach us. Let’s look at the Hopi.

Me: Oh, yes! Exactly. Well, this whole change we created in the African Americans, though. We ripped them from their homeland. We enslaved them, obviously against their will. We treated them so cruelly. And now how do we make it up to them? We’ve enslaved them in another way. I may be wrong, but in my opinion, we’ve turned some of them into a class of the professional poor, giving them just enough to survive and not enough to thrive and rise above and make something of themselves. Instead, they’re stuck in the entitlement class. Of course, not only African Americans are in this class. In fact there are more Caucasians on welfare and food stamps than African Americans. Still, I think society is responsible in part for the breakdown of the African American family unit and perhaps even their tribal unity—that which made them more evolved than other races. So, is that something that was meant to be? Are we to learn something from this or is it just, “Wow, we f*#@ed up!”

Erik: It’s both. We fucked up all right, but at the same time, you know, we did what parents do when they have children. We shape them in our own image thinking that’s what the fuck we should do when really we should just let them be who they are.

Me: Yes, and most of the time children are more pure in spirit than their parents, and we take them down a few notches, sucking some of that childlike wonderment out of them.

Erik: Right.

Me: And we enabled the blacks by trying to form them into our image instead of their more highly evolved one from their ancestral background. We enabled them because we felt so guilty, rightfully so, we enslaved them in another way.

Erik: Yes.

Me: So sad.

Erik: We’ll be coming out of it as a culture, Mom.

Me: I hope so, Erik. So, what’s the lesson we’re to learn? (pause) On both sides!

(Long pause)

Jamie: Hm.


Jamie: Erik was talking about Harriet Tubman.

Me: Oh, we’re going to interview her soon.

Jamie: He was talking about her and trying to keep the communities together, but there was so much fear and depression and division that it did not happen.

Me: Yeah.

Erik: With that marker as seeing African Americans as the most prized position as president and first wife and watching how they grow their family and how they are as a unit, this will give a new face to millions of African Americans in the United States, and they will start to change. It’s really where we’re right at the beginning—the lesson of us learning not force people to become us, our own image. It’s kind of like the Montessori way. Way to go, Maria. Maria Montessori.

Me: Yeah! Kudos, Maria!

Erik: And the lesson for the African American was and still is—not to the extent of taking up arms and fighting—but setting boundaries and saying no. They need to say, “I won’t accept this,” but not with aggression. They need to learn to do this with love. This huge anguish that they’re carrying is not really letting them take this lesson on with love. They’re really taking it on with a bit of anger.

Me: I see. I had another thought, but I can’t remember it. God, I can’t seem to hold on to my thought today! They’re little fleeting things, like gnats buzzing about my face.

Erik: That’s a lack of nutrition, Mom, cuz you don’t eat breakfast.

Me: I know.

Jamie: You didn’t eat breakfast?

Me: No. I almost never do, unless you count my latte.

Jamie: Why not?

Me: I don’t know. I’m just not hungry, I guess. Oh, here’s what it was; here’s what it was! It’s so ironic that here we shackled them so long ago in the 1600s and now we’re shackling them in other ways socioeconomically. We think we’re doing them a favor, but we’re not.

Erik: It is very sad, isn’t it?

Me: Yep, but we’re eternal beings, so I guess everything is going to turn out fine.




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  • Inrelation

    I read somewhere that the african american or the darker peoples have more genetics, more DNA than everyone else on the planet. In fact, the darker peoples was said to have more bodies of energy similar but higher in frequency than the astral, causal, etheric bodies.

    It does seem like all the lighter skin people on the planet have received preferential treatment. Makes one wonder why this is the case? Is it possible that a higher frequency being can incarnate into a darker skinned body and this is one reason why the “bad guys” have made light skinned equal to beauty and dark skinned equal to ugliness? Or that the devil foods cake is dark and the angel foods cake is light? Or that the “light” is of God and the “dark” is evil and of the devil?

    • Jane5

      Because the dark people are the tribal people who have land. The other races as Erik said evolved as competitors and conquerors rather than cooperators and they wanted to take as much land and resources as they can. We white people are still engaged thusly at this very second.

      • Inrelation

        The dark people as tribal people didn’t necessary ‘have’ land or possess ownership of land as that’s not how they thought of it. They lived on land in a harmonious relationship with the land. The ‘competitors and conquerors’ looked at land as a possession and something to be owned. I think each race has a baseline, an underlying thought pattern/vibration that is reflected in the physical body in various ways. Another words, as above, so below axiom would apply similar to what is in non-physical is refelcted in the physical. Now, I do believe there are general characteristics reflected in each race but there are individuals within each race that do not reflect the general characteristics of their race. For me, it is not about reactions of anger, judgments and good/bad analysis, although I understand those reactions. It is about understanding the reality of one’s being. For example, a flower plays a certain role in the garden, a flower carries out certain functions and it’s physical attributes, color, shape and size…it is designed for it’s function. To know oneself means, to me, to know my inner and outerself and how they connect. To know how my function matches my design.

        You see, there are more differences between the races than just skin color. There are several genetic differences expressed in different systems in the body, skelton structures and other reflections. By recognizing those differences, that shows me how everything connects and works together, how all the parts work together to form a whole, how the many different trees, insects and other life form a forest. This is how I look at differences. They are different forms, different aspects, different angles of the same underlying energies at a certain level (sub-atomic).

        I didn’t mean to ramble on like this…I apologize but wanted to try and express my two cents, for what it’s worth.

        I believe human beings have energy fields around the body…electromagnetic fields. Each field contains information, emotional, mental, astral, electric…just like a radio waves contain information or light contains video/audio information (fiber optics). So, each race has different ratio of these energy fields which reflect into the physical as varying types of behavior, intelligence, personality, etc. Now, it is not good or bad reflections of energy, just different. The key is harmonizing these different energies which has not happened yet on this planet but will naturally happen when manipulation of this process of reflection of energy into the body (along with manipulation of the physical body’s energy as well) becomes less effective.

        Whew…I hope that makes some kind of sense as it is clear in my mind/heart but does not necesarily translate that clearly in word expressions..hard to explain.

        I guess the point, if there is one, is being able to see the reality of a thing. If we take color of human skin as an example. To get to the reality, we would have to ask what causes the skin to ‘color’ or have pigmentation? Does the genetics of a person determine the color of skin? What is purpose of the genetic coding for skin darkening? So, right there, it goes back to code sequence in DNA for skin color. Is there examples in nature that we can look at? What part does color play in planets and other animals? Does it have something to do with the ‘green’ color of plants and how light energy is transmitted to chemical energy? Does dark colors do that for humans? Can you have a translucent dark body?

        I would love to hear your thoughts, fifth of Jane.

  • Patrick De Haan

    One large step forward will be when “whites” and “blacks” stop referring to each other as “they”.
    We all occupy the same ark yet behave as if a leak underneath “them” won’t get “us” wet.

    • It only we could all refer to us as “US.” Wise words Patrick.

      • Simon

        Well what gets me is Africa sold it’s own people into slavery, and my countrymen benefited from slavery too. I watched 12 years a slave and it moved me. I do agree we shouldn’t see the difference but realise how much we are alike.

      • Tijuana Bandit

        The slavery of Africans was not harsh in comparison to the foreigners. When the Africans were sold to the slave traders. The impression was the treatment was not the same. Their was no way for them to confirm any alleged rumors that may or may not have been told to them.

    • Elizabeth M

      I so agree! What I’ve been wanting to see in our political arena for so long — especially since the sharp increase in divisiveness in the last 15 years or so when politicians can say you’re not a “real” American if you do or don’t believe such and such– is the use of “our.” How would the discussion be different if we said “our poor”, “our rich”, “our sick”, “our businesses”, “our blacks”, “our whites”, “our hispanics”, “our gays”, “our history”, “our problems”, “our solutions”.

      • Patrick De Haan

        and “our” politicians.

  • Mommazee

    Love this.

    And I’m sure it’s no coincidence that before I read this, I was looking up local Montessori schools and have been interested in homeschooling lately.

    • L.A. George

      Homeschooling is great! My last two children, now grown were home-schooled. There are large HS organizations in almost every area. Check the net for local homeschool folks. At first I was concerned about the potential lack of social networking. I was very surprized to find THOUSANDS of families in my area. Social networking was not what it is now. Also – check “unschooling” in wikipedia.
      Go for it!!

      Patrick: great phrase “We all occupy the same ark yet behave as if a leak underneath “them” won’t get “us” wet.”


      • Mommazee

        Yes, I’ve been more interested in unschooling, than homeschooling. I like the idea that learning should happen when the child chooses to be interested in something. My dream is to live on a farm and just let our kids learn by living life!

  • Jason Shapeofacloud

    I’ve always thought it’s important to think about the spiritual basis of history, culture, and socioeconomic lives in ‘life-times”, not only from a specific earth physical context but in terms of what does that experience offer the soul in terms of knowing itself. I’ve often wondered from a historical point of view what such experiences regardless of context might mean to the soul in general. Regardless of life. Be it, any historical group. ie. Jewish, gypsy, Armenian, Kurdish, or any sort of Diaspora group. Being involved or incarnated into such a life, depending on historical view can be so intense and such unique focus. I think it’s interesting what such things can teach us not only as individual souls, but as a group, on a soul level. I think we as incarnates can get so caught up into the emotions of politics and ownership of feelings that we ignore why such experiences happen on a soul level. I certainly don’t have answers, but when I run across them I am always amazed about the difference in view of the higher-self vs the incarnate

  • Denise

    I know that I have been a member of many races, pre-historic American, Atlantian, Egyptian, Russian, Native American, African, European, and those are the ones I can recall. It is probably common to experience many races and societies during incarnations here. That would be the easiest way to develop compassion for any group.

    • Maria

      Easiest way to develop compassion….if and when we remember.

  • Jane5

    I appreciate these thoughts. What I have learned in my journey to make amends is to first and foremost LISTEN to what Black people are saying. Really listen and seek to understand.

  • Linda2749

    It is so nice to know that all the divisions in our world will soon be gone!!!!!!!

  • LinT

    Interesting concept… reading from a half white/half black view point & knowing that my Grandparents were very likely to have been slaves.

    • Maria

      LinT, I am half Native American, half white, and I have been having quite a lot of inner discussion lately about the meaning of this topic in my life and the lives of my families. It runs very deep.

  • Yvonne Chireau

    “They need to say, “I won’t accept this,” but not with aggression. They need to learn to do this with love. This huge anguish that they’re carrying is not really letting them take this lesson on with love. They’re really taking it on with a bit of anger.”

    This is an interesting quote. Is he referring to the civil rights movement? Were they angry? Were they aggressive? Was the lesson taken on with Love?

    I can’t wait to hear from Harriet Tubman. She carried a gun and was ready to use it. Was she aggressive? Did she “take it on” with anger or with Love?

    Who are these people that Erik refers to, please?

    Intriguing conversation today.



    • Maria

      A question: is it possible to take it on with anger and love? Can one acknowledge the feeling of anger about an injustice, and yet, proceed with the intention and actions of love? Can anger be the catalyst for change, as long as the anger is not followed or accompanied by retaliation or violence?

      • Yvonne Chireau

        Maria this is the best question! I know that anger is a low frequency vibration, especially when it is conjoined with fear, and Love of course is the highest. But I have heard that suffering is the catalyst for change in the third dimension, and this is why so many came in at this point in time for rapid evolution in consciousness. I would like to hear more about what Erik thinks about this – the anger part. I wonder why people think black folk are angry. I’m not:) No one I personally know who is black is angry either. Sounds like projection to me.



      • Debarber4788

        YES, Yes yes that is absolutely possible Maria

  • Edie

    Thank you Elisa for this. Just a couple of nights ago, I was asking that same question. I’ve thought about it a few times prior. Was it meant to be? Why? etc. One of the positive things that I see is how talented and gifted they are. And that alone has brought down many barriers. I also thought about the Native Americans as well. Was that meat to be? What would it have been like if we would have lived together in harmony? The Spaniards and conquistadores and the Spanish Government brought Christianity and Catholicism, but at what price? What was done to the Native Americans was atrocious.

    • Maria

      There was a recent “settlement” with Native Americans in 2009: Cobell vs Salazar regarding Native lands in trusts and allotments, and monies that were to have been given to The People for the use of their lands and resources on their lands. Some of the allotments were hundreds of miles from where they lived, with no roads, no water, no way to survive alone. It is an interesting story. Elouise Coball, Blacfoot Confederacy, filed a Class Action suit on behalf of Native peoples. I think it took about 12 years to settle, and some families got as little as $500 with no accounting of what that actualy represented of what was taken from their land, in terms of oil, natural gas, crops, or mineral rights, etc. Sad indeed.

  • I think he’s referring to the individual because that’s who it all comes down to. Us. We each need to move forward with love. The civil rights movement was crucial and I think MLK tried to teach us to bring about peace through love as did Ghandi, but the individuals that made up the collectives just did not “get it” on both sides–perhaps more so on the side of the “whites” who dug in to keep their comfort level of oppression intact. That’s what it’s all about. People resist change because they love their comfort zone and they react with aggression when pushed. The “other side” must push and push and push and they might try and try to do so with peace and love and MLK wanted but there’s a tipping point where aggression intervenes and there it is. How tragic. Then hard feelings and bitterness last for decades and both sides dig in and form trenches that become deeper and deeper with times. Finger pointing, blame, guilt, ah, it all breaks the moral fabric of our society. But I know we can come around and find a way to bring love into the equation again. It comes down to the individual again, but that must be taught and modeled in the family and perhaps the schools. I don’t think it’s going to be conveyed to the masses except through churches and that venue just doesn’t have the clout it once had.

    • Maria

      Perhaps with the intermarriage of different races or peoples, when “they” become “us”, “we” become joined within ourselves……it’s a gradual evolution through a few generations. We have an example in our president. He is identified as black, but he is in fact white and black. He has identified himself as black, (perhaps because of dominant characteristics) but does not deny his white heritage….but it amazes me that so many have decided to see him only as black. It speaks to our progress that he has arrived to the high office he holds! It gives me great hope. There has been enough change in the critical mass, that this is possible. Still, there is ample evidence of continuing overt prejudice.

  • Nadina405

    I absolutely loved this posting!

  • Nancy Antia

    Elisa, there are no black people in Argentina. Want to know why? Because the Spaniards enslaved them and then managed to make the race disappear. You can still see on a few paintings at the historical museum here how the first row in a battle consisted of black soldiers (better call them slaves). The poor souls didn’t count as human beings so I guess it didn’t matter if they were killed to save the second and third row made up of caucasic soldiers. I think a number of black women must have been spared to work as servants in household labors but I don’t know what their final destiny was.
    Paraná, the city were I was born and I still live, has old tunnels below some downtown streets that communicate the Cathedral with certain important spots like a fort where there’s a public garden now and they all lead to the river. My house is near the place where the fort that defended the city was built so the tunnels are around my area. They remain closed; nobody can access them. Investigators claim that the Catholic church knows there’s a large number of corpses buried in the tunnels and that they belong to the black slaves. The Catholic church will never admit they were involved in the killings of the black people same as they were involved in all of the genocides that have taken place in Argentina and Latin America as well.
    I’m not against the Catholic church. Please don’t take me wrong! I’m stating what I personally believe to be the truth.

  • Maria

    FYI: Calling Black people “the Blacks” is not very PC or welcome by the community. I’m not AA but I feel a real kinship to this community. So much so I believe I had a very recent lifetime being AA. I also have a theory that this race has been blessed with superior talents and gifts because of the hardships they were – and indeed are – forced to endure. When you look at the best in music, sports, dancing or whatever artistry you will find many faces of color at the top. It’s amazing to behold.

    • Camille

      You just called Black people “black” lol. I am part black, native american and white and there’s nothing wrong with calling black people black. Yeah the term African American I guess is supposed to be “PC” but I honestly don’t know any black people who refer to themselves as African American. It’s usually non-black people that use the term ‘African American’. All the black people in my family and my black friends refer to themselves as being black.

  • Wow…I really appreciate the honesty and transparency within this post! I was actually surprised to see it, but ‘pleasantly’ surprised, nonetheless. Interestingly enough, my next request was going to be for Harriett Tubman to be interviewed, so I can’t wait. Thank you Elisa, Erik, Jamie, Committee, and other contributors for sharing these interviews with us on a consistent basis!

  • eupeptic

    I’ve asked about the energy level of the human population on Earth as a whole and the energy level distribution of black people in spirit (those who haven’t reincarnated yet from all countries) in the past as it’s something that I’m interested in learning about.

    About 72-73% of the people on Earth are at energy level 3, about 20% are at level 4, and about 5% are at level 2.

    When asking about the distribution of black people in spirit at the various energy levels there are 20% fewer black people than expected at level 4 energy if black people as a whole were as enlightened as the average white person from Earth in spirit is. There are about 40% more black people in spirit than expected at level 2. And there are about 5% more black people in spirit than expected at level 3.

    And today I asked about the U.S. population (just those on Earth, not those in spirit) and there about 35% fewer black people at level 4 in the U.S. There are about 29% more black people than expected at level 2 in the U.S. And there are about 4% more black people than expected at level 3 in the U.S.

    I also asked about the energy level of Native Americans (in North America) who’ve died in the past ~20 years and they number about 10% lower than expected at level 4. (In the past Native Americans were more enlightened than white U.S. residents as “they were more knowledgeable and open towards spiritual rather than religious traditions/knowledge, but they didn’t quite have everything right.” [My guide’s words; and Sylvia Browne has mentioned that many people have a Native American spirit guide as they are spiritual people. My spirit guide was a Native American in his most recent incarnation on Earth {which ended in 1884.}])

    Tribalism isn’t that good of an indicator of spiritual enlightenment. (Conservatives, for example, often place a great deal of importance on group loyalty [which is important for tribes to survive and “thrive at a local level”] [at the expense of those not loyal to the group… they are also quite patriotic, and if you think about the attitude of patriotism it’s largely about “we’re better than you are” as opposed to “we’re all in this together”], and overall they aren’t as enlightened as people who are more liberal. [Fear is another issue that “dominates the lives of conservatives and keeps them from becoming as enlightened as more liberal people are.”]) “Poverty and education hold a great deal of effect on how enlightened one becomes.” (My guide’s words.) And gender equality can also be a way of roughly measuring how enlightened a society is.

    And concerning your second paragraph, all people have ancestry which goes back to one of the times that life began on Earth. African people simply have stayed in the same continent for the longest amount of time throughout history (the rest of the human population has the same history but traveled away from Africa within the past 150,000 years or so) and as such the greatest amount of historic genetic diversity for humans living in single continent is found in Africa. That doesn’t make Africans better or worse than people who migrated elsewhere on the planet. (A similar argument is that humans are more evolved than primates are with the implication that we are better than other primates because we have a greater intelligence. Evolution is the product of gene mutations and natural selection [which are the result of the physical laws that govern the types of ways that the particles of the Universe we live in interact with each other – evolution is not the product of an intelligent being/creator], there is no end goal or desired outcome of evolution. Our comparatively complex intelligence is one of the results of genetics mutations [including some from aliens around 200,000 years ago] that have led our ancestors to survive and become as prolific as we are, but it is not an indicator of how much evolution has occurred in a species. [Fruit flies, for example, are more evolved than humans are as they live short life spans and genetic mutation are more common in life forms that exist in high numbers and have short life spans.] Our intelligence is something that has contributed to our survival, but the wide variety of species and types of life on Earth clearly indicate that a complex intelligence is not necessary for survival [and all life is the result of evolution.])

    Though I do feel that people who are put in difficult situations have more opportunities to learn (spiritually) from the difficulties that they are presented with and can become more enlightened as a result of that, but that in and of itself doesn’t mean that such people are necessarily more enlightened overall than others who aren’t presented with as many difficulties in life. And asking a friend’s spirit guide about this right now “poor people on Earth do become more enlightened from birth to death than wealthier people do. But they may start off relatively less enlightened at birth than others and thus still be less enlightened at death even though they may gain more spiritually throughout their life than wealthier people do.”

    • Patrick De Haan

      Spirits have race & skin colour?

      • eupeptic

        Yeah. Spirits can choose to appear however they want to appear to themselves and others (even as someone else, as a physical object, as light, or be invisible, etc.; and they can appear to themselves as something different than how they appear to others), but spirits at the energy levels of people on Earth (2, 3, and 4) “nearly always” keep the physical body from their most recent incarnation. (Spirits at levels 5-7 also have or can have a physical body but as they become more enlightened more of them tend to move away from physical characteristics/properties, but even then they’d likely use a physical body to interact with those who are more familiar/comfortable with seeing them as having a physical body instead of a light body.)

        And as Erik mentioned some time ago that an individual’s personality isn’t lost when they die. The same is true for race. Though there is less “value/importance placed upon one’s race as one becomes more enlightened.”

    • Edie

      I’m proud to say that in my previous incarnation, I too was a Native American women, daughter of a Shaman and assistant to my older brother who succeeded our father. This told to me by my Native American spirit guide. That is were I get my sense of being a peace maker and a seeker of spirituality.

    • lcw

      I know this comment was 5 years ago but this comment REALLY bothers me. It feels like some type of racism slipping over into the spiritual world. Do you know how devastating and alienating your words come off as? This is why I have shunned the spiritual community even when it feels natural, I fell ostracized from my origin due to the anti-blackness of the dominant culture. It’s so hurtful.

      • What comment? That was so long ago. If you’re telling me I’m a racist, you can’t be farther from the truth. My first boyfriend was black. Remember that polarity is important for spiritual development, too. These are VERY valuable teachable moments that we should explore and learn from rather than shun. We can’t learn in utopic settings.

      • lcw

        I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to eupeptic

      • lcw

        Sorry! Lol

  • Stanley

    Kind of hit on a emotional point for me as of late. I have studied history and I know most of what the african people have gone through, from being slaves to getting rights to be equals. But I never really get it I guess. I got a taste of that early time when they were treated as slaves, and less than. My guides recently showed me two incidents in two different lifetimes. The first one was where I was maybe 5 or 7 perhaps. A african male. A white store owner had accused me of stealing. My mom hid me in the back of a crowd of other africans. When the “law” came for me, no one would bring me out. So they began hurting a little girl. I couldn’t let them do that. She hadn’t done anything wrong. So I went up front. They let her go and the cop or whatever ordered 2 guys to put me in shackles for stealing, which I was wrongly accused. My mom was begging them to let her take my place. They wouldn’t. I don’t know why, put soon the two men were each pulling on the chains in opposite directions. I don’t know if they were testing to see if I could get out of them or just straight torture. At first, I could only hear my mom crying and yelling for them to stop as the crowed was holding her back. Then beginning low I could hear a childs screams, my screams at being pulled apart like a human tug of war, until the screams were at full volume. I could only tollerate seconds of the screams before I was screaming in my head for my guides to stop showing me. To make it stop. 2-3 seconds later everything went silent and I could see just black. And then I went into the next lifetime. When I woke up, I was just so overcome with emotions I couldn’t help but cry. And I felt angry that people were treated like that. I knew they were slaves, and treated as property. But I didn’t know they were tortured and such like that. Having seen what I did, I have a new respect for the african american race and what they have gone through. Just wanted to share why this topic touched me emotionally. Thanks.

  • I’ve seen many angry AA’s and rightfully so. I personally have seen my AA friends apply for an apartment, been told there were no vacancies, only to see it given to a “white” couple get it. I know there are more AAs that are not angry, but the point is the entire race issue needs to be resolved with love rather than aggression.

  • Patrick De Haan

    How about not calling anybody or referring to anybody by race or skin color (OK Erik, “colour”)?
    This novel approach would require both labelers and the labelled to give up the monikers I do not believe either group would unanimously prefer.

    • Dana

      Not sure whether Edgar Cayce or Seth through Jane Roberts said that we all incarnate, take a turn being black, white, yellow, male, female, etc.

  • akolen

    When I was very young, I received a black baby doll which I named Cindy. Cindy looked almost real but she was to be played with. Not put up on a shelf. I carried Cindy around in a doll carrier and I brought her to sleep overs at my grandparents. People would question my mother why she gave me a black baby doll and she said “I don’t want her growing up to be prejudiced. When she sees black people, she thinks of Cindy.” I do remember not seeing differences in color. I remember watching Sesame Street and just seeing the adult actors of all races as people. But then I had my first encounter with race differences. I was still young, had a black girlfriend. A white girl told me I shouldn’t play with her. I said “Why?” She said “Because she smells.” I said “like what?” We were in a pool at the time. So, you know, I thought perhaps there was some type of accident. You know, being little kids and all. It wasn’t until years later I realized that this was my first encounter with someone being prejudiced. We need to know the history but we really don’t need to keep repeating it.

    I felt a big relief when Obama won in 2008. I think it did some healing for our races. However, we need a woman in the white house as well. Then I will feel like we have come full circle . I think Erik is right. Aggression is not the way from African Americans. I grew up in an urban setting near NYC. So, I have seen it first hand. If there were enough resources to go around, jobs, food, housing etc then this would change things. But then you have Native Americans, living on their reservations. As someone posted before, they are always viewed as being more spiritual because of their closeness to the land. Lately though, when I think of them, I think of Casinos. I went to an Indian Pow Wow and there was an energy coming from some of the elders. The drums and the incense and the chanting made me feel some force. However, when you left that sacred space you were bombarded with vendors selling crap.

  • Jane5

    I don’t think there are other physical differences specific to race. Where did you hear that there were? I think the differences between human to human are greater than any from race to race.

    And yes that is what i meant about land; tribal people who lived with the land were slaughtered and enslaved by people who just took it. I’m sure the indigenous people did fight each other over territory b/c they were still human beings of course and humans have a lot of sucky traits, but they were still cooperative and aware of their interconnectedness with the earth. The more competitive groups evolved to conquer and as such developed the weapons and materials to sail around and do so, something that never occurred to most indigenous people with the desirable land and resources.

    The history of indigenous people the world over is heart-rending. I do not understand why things evolved this way but it certainly doesn’t make it right or less evil. I realize evil is a human concept but that is appropriate for what goes on here on the human earth. It is a phrase which encapsulates things from which any soul recoils from and rejects utterly. Thankfully more and more people are honestly feeling that feeling and acting accordingly rather than tamping it down and hardening themselves in order to proceed with the efficiency and personal profit that can only come through objectifying and dehumanizing others.

    • Inrelation

      The fact that each race has different color of skin is a genetic difference specific to race. There are other genetic markers found specific to race and even some so-called “disease” found generally specific to race. Just as in the forest, we should celebrate the differences that make up the whole. It is about understanding the nature of a being and/or force. A lion has a nature, a tree has a nature, a lamb has a nature. Of course, when on the recieving end of a lion’s nature, it is looked at as negative. But, the lion is just carrying out it’s nature via it’s genetic code (and other codes contained in the many energy fields of the lion). Just as DNA has codes that when read by the RNA, begin to carry out those codes to make the hormone, body part, eye color and other traits…there are codes in these energy fields….packets of information that are expressed at certain times in the human beings life. I believe these “spiritual DNA” (electric codes in energy field) have something to do with the so-called “contracts” that we make before coming into this level of physicality.

      Yes, I understand your feel towards those that have (and continue in some instances) to commit atrocities and inhumane acts on earth. What is interesting is according to some, those folks who experience the atrocities agreed to do so prior to coming into this level of physicality. And those of us who witness this, agreed to witness.

      My question is the way in which we learn lessons here on earth, these pre-earth contracts to experience terrrible things….would we put our own children through that? Would we find it necessary for the child to experience something terrible just to learn a lesson? So, why would are spiritual side / higher self subject the lower self to these things in this way? There is no other way to learn lessons?

      Thank you for your compassion and warmth for others…it is a pleasure interfacing with such a person.

  • Jroman52

    “Whatever I’m supposed to call them”. Gee, I wish you’d deleted that!

  • Samantha

    I completely agree with Jroman52. I’m sure you had the best of intentions with this, but it kind of rubbed me the wrong way. Perhaps you could have invited someone who was black in his/her most recent life to sit in with you guys for this one. This comes across as kind of a detached, anthropology discussion about black people. I don’t even know if that’s the right way to put it. It just seems like the tone was, “Oh, those poor entitled blacks. I guess they’ll eventually find their way, if only they’d stop being so angry.” Comments like, “Whatever I’m supposed to call them” (yikes!) and “They’re stuck in the entitlement class” really don’t sit well with me. The whole interview kind of reminds me of a room full of middle-aged men sitting around deciding what’s best for women and our reproductive rights. It’s people on the outside looking in, talking about what’s best for “them,” with zero input from anyone who’s actually part of the group they’re discussing. It’s actually pretty condescending. In case it matters, yes, I am one of “the blacks.”

    • NH1994

      Samantha, as a black woman myself, you spoke exactly what I was thinking, especially the “Whatever I’m supposed to call them” comment. It’s truly sad that we live in a society that is still in denial of the racism that occurs to black people on a daily basis. I hope that Erik’s comments on this sensitive issue has enlightened a lot of people.

      • Just because i said that DOESN’T mean I’m racist! I just truly don’t know what to call people of color anymore. Several of them seem to offend people of all races.

      • Stanley

        A lot of people struggle with what to call someone of color without being offensive. “Black’s” is often offensive I have found. The preferred term these days is “African American”. But it’s understandable that one would be confused with what the ok name/term would be as it changes so much over the years. I know Elisa that your indeed not racist. You were just trying to be respectful of calling a race by a respectful name but didn’t know what that was at the time. It DOES change often over the years as times and people change. When I was a kid, it was “blacks”. When I was trained for security, I was to use “African American” in my reports. I personally use both “African American” and “Black”. As in “Yea, my friend is black” for example. Just my take on the topic.

      • NH1994

        Elisa, I do apologize, I wasn’t trying to say that you were racist. As a member of your Channeling Erik Blog I know first hand that you of all people are not racist. I was just stating my opinion that when someone says “black, the African Americans, whatever I’m supposed to call them” it kind of hurts my feelings. I think it would be the same if I were to say, “White, Caucasians, whatever I’m supposed to call them”, that comment would probably offend or hurt some people because it would appear as if I am saying that we are separate or of a different species. This is just my opinion and I am in no way trying to offend you.

      • It’s hard when print doesn’t convey emotions and intent. I’m sure your first reaction was that I was being flippant, but in reality I was just confused and was saying that as a plea for guidance!

  • Nelkonz Nelkinz

    What about an Alaskan native or a Siberian native? or Tibetan? Or Mongolian shamanism or tengrism?

    • Simon

      All culture offer something to the world understanding.

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