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I realize that image is a strange one for a spiritual newsletter. The gun, a replica of an 1873 Colt Firearms revolver, was called The Peacemaker. Ironic name for something intended to kill and destroy.

We’re all aware of the devastating conflicts going on right now in the Middle East, plus other places around the globe. James Twyman, aptly called the Peace Troubadour, was on a peace mission this past week to Syria and Egypt.

James gathered together tens of thousands of people around the world to send their healing prayers of peace to all those individuals and countries being ravaged by war. He was asking people to invoke the Prayer of Saint Francis. Although I’m not religious, that prayer is one of my favorites, and I have it on my living room wall.

This type of gathering, where many people are focused on love and peace, sends powerful effects rippling across the entire planet, and beyond. As human consciousness is soaring, more and more people are understanding the power of our collective humanity. And our power to create true peace on earth.

So it is good that we gather together in our groups. But we must first start with ourselves, each of us individually. We all know we can do more to create greater peace among our families, friends, and communities. But, most of all, in our own hearts.

Even though it may not always seem so, there is less violence and war now than ever before. There’s plenty of evidence for that, although you usually won’t see it in the mainstream media headlines.

I personally believe those like James Twyman, and all of us on a conscious path of peace and spiritual growth, are making a huge difference. A difference we sometimes do not give ourselves credit for, or even notice.

Here are some of Spirit’s thoughts:

  • You will never make peace with weapons of war.
  • If you carry any hatred, anger, resentment, or bitterness in your heart, you are making war, not peace.
  • True peace begins within the heart of all humans.
  • When you awaken each morning let your first thoughts be of peace, peace for yourself and all those you will be with that day.
  • As you drift off to sleep each night let your last thoughts be of peace, peace for the whole world.
  • Let all your words, spoken or unspoken, be filled with peace.
  • When you meet others face-to-face look them in the eye and send them thoughts of peace and love.
  • You can also silently say “Namaste” to each person you meet. This is very powerful, and people will feel it.
  • Spend a little time each day in a quiet meditative place, and send your love to all living things, including your beautiful planet.
  • Carry only love and peace in your heart, and you will increase their flow throughout the planet.
  • Be peaceful. Be peace.


This video carries a touching message for all of us who would be peacemakers. If we, as individuals and nations, can come together to work out our conflicts, share our stories and our love, we can create peace.

Related links:
Peace on Earth

An End to War


What are you willing and able to do, by yourself and in your groups, to bring more peace into your own heart, and into the hearts of humanity? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

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About John Cali
John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming. Sign up for his newsletter here.