20 Sep The Opportunity to Expand Into More
A New Miss America
The world is changing. You can either embrace that fact and open and expand into more or you can contract into fear and resist. Either way the winds of change and expansion are gusting. It's all perfect.
After Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014 in Atlantic City, she declared proudly, “I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity. I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a new Miss America.”
The “new Miss America” is a beautiful 24-year-old, aspiring doctor- American born of Indian descent. She is the very first Indian woman to ever hold the title but only minutes after the crown was put on her head, the social media backlash began.
The following day, after the flurry of racist comments began to subside, Nina responded to the commotion with grace and dignity. “I have to rise above that,” she said. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American.” She received a great deal of backlash because of her race and dealing with commenters declaring she was a Muslim, an Arab, even a terrorist – ironic considering Nina¹s pageant platform was “Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency.” However, she did not allow the controversy to define her victory. She allowed her vibrational energy to flow with openness and authenticity even while others attempted to disrupt it.
There are some who fear that “their America” is fading and lash out feeling that someone who doesn't look “American” to them is not American at all. But the more we as a country and a global community are willing to go beyond our fear and be inclusive, the more the world comes together making everything possible. If we do not embrace all races, religions, and color, we can't progress as people. Humanity has to come together and go beyond our superficial differences in order for us to move forward as one.
We now have another prominent Indian face for the US and another level of diversity that's a representative of this country. Our nation has always been a melting pot and we should be proud that it represents many faces and welcomes all. We are human and regardless of the color of our skin and whether we wear a crown or not, we all represent humanity.
Nina stated after her win, “I have always viewed Miss America as the girl next door, and the girl next door is evolving as the diversity in America evolves.”
Let the evolution continue and our vibrational energy of love move it forward with peace.