Have you ever wondered why there are so many people being born with mixed heritage these days? In today’s video, I explain the energetic reasons for and benefits of being multi-cultural.
Coaching Call #166 is out! The topic of this week’s call is: She Feels Guilty Because She Dumped Her Boyfriend.
This caller not only left her boyfriend, she also left her job and the town she lived in. Now she doesn’t know if she’s done the right thing. She’s questioning whether or not she left too soon and she wonders if she could have made it all work if she’d stayed. The only problem was – she just wasn’t happy!
She feels so guilty about leaving her boyfriend because he’s one of the good guys and she doesn’t feel she had any real valid reason to do so except for the fact that she didn’t feel she belonged there.
When we know it’s the right thing to do, why do we feel guilty about moving on? Can breaking up with someone, or leaving a job (or whatever) be the right thing for all parties?
This call is for you if you want to move on from something but feel guilty doing it or you’ve already left and the guilt is eating away at you.
Awesome Dudette’s Burning Question
“Hi Melody, what does the Law of Attraction say about people of mixed heritage? My parents are from two very different countries/cultures (opposite sides of the world, one is Western the other East Asian). Is there a reason for more people now choosing to come in as multicultural or of mixed backgrounds? I’ve never felt like I totally belonged with either group and do feel that this caused me a lot of contrast in my early years. Now I believe these circumstances have given me a stronger affinity to connect with humanity on a larger scale without needing to belong to a national or cultural group.”
Here’s my answer…
Well you’ve put your finger right on it, Awesome Dudette because that is exactly what’s happening and that’s exactly why it’s happening. Are there more people mixing races now than ever before? Yes there are! Are there more people than ever growing up with differing cultural backgrounds, with two or even more differing cultural backgrounds in their family? Yes there are. You could blame that on increased mobility and more communication because it really isn’t that big of a deal these days to travel to Asia, Africa, South America, or Europe, like it was 100 years ago. Now you hop on a plane and a few hours later you’re there, making it much easier for us to meet people from other cultures and therefore have babies together.
Why would we choose to come in as a multi-cultural being?
I have some experience with this myself; I am the product of a German Mother and an American Father and I grew up on two different continents. I’ve spent more time outside of the United States than I have in it and, like you, I also felt that I never really belonged to either; I still don’t. I’ve come, like you, to the place where I see that as a positive rather than a negative. I really think that what’s happening now is that people are coming in so that they are able to experience more than one culture, and not be locked into any one culture.
Culture is nothing but a set of perspectives, and when you grow up experiencing more than one culture, or experience them by travelling extensively and immersing yourself in different cultures and also living in different countries, you are able to get access to a completely different set of perspectives that you otherwise would not have been able to see. I think that gives us a broader perspective, and it gives us a chance to connect more with each other. It’s really easy to hate somebody from across the pond and ascribe all kinds of negative qualities to them if you don’t know them and you’ve never met them. If they are actually in your reality, if you’ve met them, or they are actually in your family, then you are going to have a much harder time ascribing all kinds of negative things to them, and making all kinds of assumptions about them. It’s much harder to do that when you know them and you have an awareness of that culture. Having this awareness will open you up to realising that any assumption you have about other cultures could also be completely made up and arbitrary, because you don’t really know somebody if you haven’t met them. You cannot just assume that people from that culture are like this, this and this!
Once you’ve opened yourself up to more than one culture, it becomes much easier for you to be aware of the connectedness between all of us. You are more aware of the connection that you have, and that they are people too. Just because other cultures do things differently, doesn’t necessarily mean it is worse than how we do it; it could even be better or it could just be different.
I think a lot of people who are coming in now, already right off the bat, are getting a broader perspective by having different cultures in their family to begin with. They have that jumping off point where they now don’t have to push against the – lets be fair – ignorance that basically states “us against them” or “you are the outsiders and we are the insiders”. When we already grow up being an insider, or an outsider (we often feel like outsiders in both cultures), having some understanding of two or more cultures gives us a better chance of not ascribing, of not having such an ignorant point of view (let’s put it that way), that other people are different from us, fundamentally speaking at a soul level, and that they are somehow bad or worse than us. We see the sameness in ourselves and we are able to find the common ground. Once you can do that with two different cultures it becomes much easier to do it with other cultures as well.
The awakening of humanity
It’s all part of the grand awakening that is happening at the moment. The vibration is rising and people are becoming more tolerant. I know that it seems there is more violence in the world but this is happening because of these kinds of cultural clashes that I’ve already talked about, where people see it as us against them rather than having an understanding that we are all the same.
I don’t want you to despair about this because it’s actually a really hopeful message, even with all the conflict that’s going on right now. The conflict is happening because we have been holding onto a very ignorant point of view for a very long time and now we’re finally waking up and realising how painful that is; we are fighting against it. Once we are through that, a large number of people around the globe will have a much broader view, a much more compassionate view towards other races, other cultures, other countries and other (insert label here). People who they have formally seen as very different from them and who they have viewed in a judgemental way, these people will then be able to get rid of their judgement.
You are one of the people who have come through to take that jumping off point of multi-culturalism right from the start. You don’t have as far to go; you can go further than someone, for example, who has come into a very homogeneous existence where they are never ever confronted with any other cultures whatsoever.
I hope I’ve answered your question. If you found this content helpful please consider sharing it with somebody who would also find it beneficial as well. And if you want to join in the discussion please leave a comment below. If you have something to say about this subject, and just about everyone does, I do want to remind you to be respectful; this can be a very touchy subject for some people. I ask only that you add to the conversation and keep the conversation going, rather than leaving a comment and shutting it down because you don’t agree with something that has been said by me or another reader.
Huge happy shiny puppy hugs to all of you, and see you next time.