Exploring the spiritual concept of love & Inter-racial relationships
|Contemplating the possibilities|
Now keep in mind I can only truly speak from my perspective as a Black woman, Upon my journey as a if you will, Spiritualist, I have found this word again and again being spoken, screamed and deemed the cure all. Yet, as of late I have run across some pretty hard dynamics and opinions when it comes to being able to love 'OTHER'. You know? "other", that means someone who is not of your race. Yes, even in 2013 we are bombarded with the idea or the notion that loving someone of than the race we were born into is a shocking or even down right despicable behavior. Some beliefs go as far as to bash you and "other", trying to emotionally and psychologically change your mind. This post is very dear and close to me as I am a strong proponent of love crossing all racial and cultural barriers. I do not find the bigotry not the ignorance tolerable any longer. So, I am here to expose a bit of what I consider to be love in this blog. I am by no means saying that this should be every one's truth, but I do believe that certain souls on this planet came here to break up preconceived notions, ill thoughts, and misconceptions about loving another outside of your race. Not every soul of a particular race holds the "truth" that we should stay with our "own" for any number or specific reasons. It's time to end the hate, the murders, the FEAR that is based on someone elses experiences or even upbringing, dare I say socialization? LOVE has no color, culture nor boundaries, only the ones we place upon them. Nothing more and nothing less.
|Actress Taraji & Adam Rodriguez.|
Lastly, when creating relationships with others of other races, or even cultural backgrounds, it is always imperative that we respect that which we don't know. What do I mean? Languages, traditions, cultural celebrations, family celebrations and ancestral beliefs all need to be learned, approached and explored with humility. I have seen so many take this for granted. When stepping into another persons' culture, whether you're loving them from an intimate perspective or a friendship, it's always important to clarify what you don't understand, and to respect their beliefs and traditions. With that said, it's important that they offer the same to you! Communication, positive communication is key and in order for one to explore "other" vastly and appropriately, abundant communication is needed. Hey, you can go as far as asking your friend or lover to teach you their language so that you can communicate with them in their native tongue, now that to me is both sexy and fun!
I love to love. I can never get enough and I love to give it, so for me this is a no brainer. It's imperative that as we increase our vibration during this time on earth that we truly think about LOVE and it's global concept on ALL LEVELS. While doing so, even if you don't personally wish to delve into the Rainbow pot of love, respect those who do and try not to impress your dogma onto them because of your fear or denial of it.
Get ya love on in PEACE.