When we look at the chaos and division in the world, we may wonder whether Peace on Earth is just a dream; whether it can ever be possible. Let us never doubt that it is possible. We may not have the power or influence of the politicians or big business, but it isn’t technology that is going to shift the problems we have in society today – it’s going to take a shift of consciousness.
It’s up to each one of us to decide whether or not we will do this. Just like the politicians or big business, we too have the ability to move great forces within us and affect the world.
But where do we start? We can begin by entering the place of our hearts. We can there kindle a flame of peace in such a way that wherever we go we spread peace around us. We may not have a doctorate from Harvard but we should never underestimate the power of our hearts. In the words of Shekaina Gabitanan in her article, “Heart over Brain”:
The heart is the most powerful generator of electromagnetic energy in the human body, producing the largest rhythmic electromagnetic field of any of the body’s organs. The heart’s electrical field is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity generated by the brain.
We enter this powerful place of our hearts’ when we help another person; when we lift up or heal another person through our words and actions; when we give gratitude and kindness. If we do these things then we will begin to spread an aura of peace around us. So let us, at this time of goodwill to all men, cultivate this feeling of goodwill; of understanding and tolerance to others.
This is not always easy to do. There is now a trend in politics that we need to have the same opinion as others before we will even tolerate them. However, every minute of every day we have the choice as to whether we enter a place of judgment and intolerance; or whether we enter the place of our heart.
My Spiritual Master, Dr. George King, in an address he gave on December 31, 1961, entitled, “Peace on Earth” urged us all to have goodwill towards others because then we begin to generate a light around us. He said, “Don’t for a moment think that this light, no matter how large it is, no matter how small it is, goes totally unnoticed in this world…it must be noticed. It must be felt.”
Dr. King talked about how some people are very humble and wonder what they can do to make a difference. He explained that goodwill begins within us all and if there is enough of this real goodwill we would never be able to go to war with another country or kill others. He said, “That country would have a greater protection than all the rockets and all the missiles…it would have a real lasting protection because you cannot conquer goodwill with a bullet or an atom bomb. You can only appear to conquer it but, sooner or later, it will grow again, only not in ones next time, but in hundreds.”
When we make a definite choice each day to have goodwill towards others, our own spiritual light will begin to shine and, in Dr. King’s words, “…others who come into contact with this light, even though they may not realize it, will be risen by it.”
This feeling of goodwill, therefore, which can be generated by each and every one of us, is creating a circle of light around our earth which will – which must – raise human consciousness. It is only when our consciousness has risen that we can achieve lasting peace upon the earth. It seems like a tall order but down throughout history change has always begun with one person or a few people, and then a critical mass of people. Let us make a conscious, determined effort during this season of goodwill to all to open our hearts and spread our kindness to all.
Dr. George King, during his lifetime, channeled over six hundred communications with Interplanetary Masters, one of whom was The Master Jesus. Over twelve Sundays in 1958, this great Avatar of love delivered His cosmic concept to earth – wonderful spiritual teaching and practice – The Twelve Blessings.
Each of these Twelve Blessings is dedicated to a different focal point, beginning with, Blessed Are They Who Work for Peace to Blessed is the Absolute. At the end of The Ninth Blessing to the Supreme Lords of Karma, The Master Jesus implores us, “Be good, be tolerant, be kind, be merciful, be gentle, be humble and you will be great.”
Wonderful words for us all to contemplate upon during this holiday season. Together we can, we will, and we must bring Peace on Earth.