I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, United States president, 1953-1961



If I asked you if you really wanted peace on earth, what would you say? If someone asked me that question, my answer would be “Of course I want it!” I suspect your answer would be the same.

So why do we see so much hatred, anger and sheer cruelty all over the world today? Is President Eisenhower right when he says people have more power to create peace than our governments do?


Your struggle to achieve peace on earth seems like a perennial problem. But we assure you the problem will soon be resolved. Although it does not seem like it. As Johnny said, there appears to be much strife running rampant all over your planet.

But you, all by yourself, have within you the key to changing all that, and swiftly.

Humans, especially individuals, often see themselves as powerless. Maybe a little less so when they are in large groups. But that is nonsense. In groups and individually, you each have far more peace-making power than you could ever imagine.

How do you exercise that power? Do you need to join large groups who promote peace? Yes, you can certainly do that, if that’s your preference.

But an equally powerful way is to promote peace within yourself. It may seem you’re not really doing much. But you are.

There are many ways to get yourself into that place of peace within.

First, realize peace already exists within you. You were created with a deep well of peace and power that has never changed. It’s still there.

So it’s not a matter of achieving it. It’s simply a matter of becoming aware of its presence within you.

That awareness can be enhanced and nurtured in various ways. Here are a few:

  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Associating with peaceful people
  • Getting out in to nature more
  • Nurturing and loving your body

There are many ways. Just do whatever feels good for you.

Once you become fully aware of that peaceful center within, you will radiate that peace all around you. People (and animals and even plants) will sense that peace. You don’t have to say or do anything. You just have to be who you really are.

When you are being yourself, you will realize you are all one—you embrace your oneness. And you celebrate your diversity.

Simply being yourself will be your biggest and most powerful contribution to world peace.

As we said earlier, you are far closer to that world peace than you can imagine, even in your wildest dreams.

Peace be with you.

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This video is longer than we normally have. But it’s a powerful reminder that, as President Eisenhower says, we the people have more power to create peace and oneness than our governments do. And the key, as Spirit says, is celebrating diversity and embracing oneness. Diversity and oneness really do go together.


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