Graceful Insights: Reflections on Identity and Race

Jamie channels Grace to tackle one of the most divisive and misunderstood topics of our time, and how we should look at race and racism through a spiritual lens. Grace details the three contributing factors to racial biases we must all face in ourselves and how we can celebrate the differences that once divided us. 


9 comments to Graceful Insights: Reflections on Identity and Race

  1. GARDENDREAMS11 at 2:54 pm

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  2. ladyastral67 at 1:32 pm

    Good session from Grace! One of my favorite stories from others is from the singer Pink. She chose the stage name because she said when you take off the skin, hair, and visual features, everyone is PINK and the same… no differences, no division.

    If I could have one wish, it would be for everyone to remember one past life in which they were another culture, ethnicity, belief, and so forth that is opposite of themselves in this life time. OR, if everyone could get immersed in a culture for even a brief period of time to really experience and know how other cultures are rather than judging from an external viewpoint. One of my most eye opening experiences as a child was going to Saudi Arabia for the summer of 1979. Talk about culture shock for a 12yr old! But SO valuable for my entire life!!!

    • Jamie Butler at 11:23 am

      Wow, what a great share! I like your wish, I will use it on my next birthday cake! and…I will also never think of the colour pink the same again. I never knew that story and how cool is that?!- Jamie

  3. jannauary at 7:27 pm

    I tend to repeat myself in these comments, but I truly want you all to know how much I appreciate the information and knowing you are out there!

    This episode really touched me. As a biracial American, born to a Caucasian mother and an African American father in 1959, when anti miscegenation laws made it illegal for my parents to marry in most states, the subject of race has figured prominently in my life. Grace’s elegant explanation here is both illuminating and comforting. Couldn’t the same also be said for gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, age and abilities? Here’s to recognizing our assumptions and embracing our differences!

    I love the new set. The blue background looks like lapis lazuli today 😉

    Anna Marie January, an Evolving Being

    • Jamie Butler at 11:21 am

      Anna Marie, Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. We love hearing from you. I do agree how the same can be said for gender, sexual orientation and class, age and abilities. I raise my glass and cheers you back! One by one we are seeing a larger picture. How wonderful to be in this together. 🙂 Jamie

  4. allison at 7:55 pm

    This was truly beautiful. I’ve replayed it several times and it moves me every time. Just the invitation to see people as souls not skin. Wow. I grew up in a country where race was just not something we focused on so I didn’t grow up with the conditioning around race. Immigrating to the US was interesting. Yet, I’ll never see people in the streets and grocery stores in the same way again because of this episode. SO grateful for all you do! ?❤️

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