The Strangest Dream

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One of my favorite historical figures is French writer and pioneer aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He once said, “War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.”

Back in 1950, folk singer and songwriter Ed McCurdy wrote the song, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream. It’s an anti-war song. Ironically, 1950 was the year North Korea and South Korea went to war with each other.

That war eventually embroiled 21 other countries. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts of the modern era.


Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s and John Lennon’s words are accurate. War is truly a disease. It’s the worst disease humans have ever experienced. And the world has no idea how to act in the face of non-violence.

Its root cause is always within each of you individually. You are often at war within yourselves. Then the disease, being highly contagious, spreads quickly to those around you—humans, animals, all life, even to so-called “inanimate” objects.

The world peace so many of you say you want will never happen until you each make peace with and within yourselves.

That peace, which is just as contagious as war, will spread quickly to all that is.

That is the only way global peace can happen. It can happen in your lifetimes. You have much help, support, and love from Spirit available to you. It is there for the taking.

But you have to choose it. We will never impose it upon you.

You have within your grasp the power to create lasting world peace. And you can do it now.

Choose peace and we in Spirit will be there at your side, walking the path to peace you all truly want and deserve.

Peace and love are the only way. There is no other.

Copyright © 2020 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


Pete Seeger was a legendary singer, songwriter, and activist from the 1940s until his death in 2014. His banjo was inscribed with these words: “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”

Here’s Pete singing Ed McCurdy’s famous song, Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream.

Is war ever justified?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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8 Responses

  1. Pam Byron

    Hi John have just found your site after all this time. You most likely won’t remember but I wrote to you back around the time you moved to Montana. I’m from Australia & you gave me the courage to do my first seminar! I write with Chief Joseph too. So great to find you again. Pam

    • John Cali

      Hi Pam,

      I do remember you. Thanks so much for getting in touch again. I’m delighted you’re doing seminars and working with Chief Joseph. We need a lot more folks like you in this world today. It’s great to hear from you again!

      Many blessings,

  2. Pat

    John, as always, you seem to hit right on the topic that relevant to what I’ve been feeling and thinking. I can imagine that dream and believe it’s possible. I think we’ll see it. Love and hugs, my friend. Thank You.

  3. Jean

    Everything begins within us be it love, hate, peace, plenty and joy. Once we believe in our selves we can change the world on a personal level and by changing our thoughts and beliefs we will change everything around us. We need to be who we are, who we hide from others, that person who is afraid to get hurt. By doing this we change everything. Everything begins within. We need to take the time to love ourselves, to find joy in our being, to open to that silent voice that is always with us, to be open to the love It has for us. We are all beautiful, loving, caring and magical being’s . Believe and it is so 🙂

    love and hugs

  4. Pat H.

    Seeger’s voice wasn’t the greatest. It’s possible that he was just one of those upon whom “Destiny” shines Its light and they end up lighting the way. You’re somewhat like that, John, and I thank you for that.

    • John Cali

      I’ve loved Pete since the beginning of his career long ago.

      Thank you for the most kind comment, Pat!

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