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The Way to Peace on Earth

December 4, 2014 0 Comments


As I write these words, I can feel the weight of my ancestors. Those ancestors who were forced to come to the United States as slaves, those who survived the most brutal treatment imaginable, those who were killed in a manner not unlike the recent police shootings of unarmed black men, those who fought for the equality of ALL people during the civil rights movement, and those who recently passed on and know intimately that, although we have made some progress, the journey to true equality continues.

They are making their presence known, and they want us to get engaged. They are imploring us to not stand by idly behind our spiritual books, rituals, and daily practices, but to BE the Light that shines in the darkness. So many messages have come through from Spirit, particularly over the last week, about what we can do. I have been asked (by readers and clients) multiple times about what we can do to maintain our spiritual awareness and peace of mind while facing all that is occurring in the world. The answer I have received from Spirit, over and over, is some variation of this:

“Healing the world begins with your personal healing. If there is darkness that resides within you, that will be projected onto the world in some way and you will feel as if you are a victim of circumstance. You are never a victim of circumstance. You are only ever experiencing the effects of the thoughts you choose to hold onto. As a society, you are experiencing the effects of these thoughts in demonstrable ways. To turn the tides, a shift needs to take place in the mind. If you believe certain groups of people hate you, look within to see where you hold unloving thoughts toward those groups of people. Clear those thoughts first, and you will begin to see that, beyond the actions and external appearances of others, there is the same Light that resides within you. Forgiveness of your perceptions of others and their projections onto you is essential. That is the point where healing begins – the point in which old views are released and true Identity is revealed.

Beyond skin color, nationality, religion, and class, there is the true Essence of what you perceive to be an individual. This Essence has never been, and never will be, separated from the Source of all creation and one another. The judgments, hatred, anger, and more, that is being projected back and forth are continuing because there is a lack of remembrance of this Truth about all mankind. We watch this play out with great compassion, holding the vision for the day when all beings recognize, and rejoice in, the presence of God in all of creation. That day is indeed upon us. Continue to walk in the Light and you will experience it sooner than you can imagine. Practice remembering the Truth about everyone – especially those that trigger anger, frustration, upset, resentment, and the like, in you. That is reflecting what is yet unhealed within. When you are able to witness the Divine in one another, you will experience the ‘Kingdom’ that is, indeed, at hand. Then, you will then be guided to the way in which the Love of God would move through you that would be of greatest service to humanity at this time.”

Powerful words. And as I sit with this message from Spirit, I am feeling more inspired than ever before to be nothing other than the Light; to purge all that is not pure, unconditional, Love so that I may serve in a manner that is of the Highest Good to humanity. I know so many of you feel the same. For too many years we have pointed the finger outside of ourselves, but it is now time for every one of us to turn within and heal all that is no longer serving us; all that is not contributing to our peace of mind. As we do that, all are healed. Our interactions with one another become more loving, solutions to long-time systemic challenges rise to the surface without judgments clouding them, we will meet opportunities to serve our communities with Peace and Love as the bottom line, and more. In short, when we are at peace, we will position ourselves to create solutions that bring about a peaceful world.

We must be at peace in order to have peace in the world.

I remember a song I used to hear in church as a child, and it has been playing over and over in my mind today (I know that is my grandmother :-)). The chorus goes, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.” That is what we are being guided to do. The quotes shared throughout this video are powerful reminders of ways in which we can put this into practice.


There has been a lot of judgment being thrown around about which action steps are the ‘right’ ones to move forward to heal racism in America. What I have also been reminded of is that we each have a unique way in which the Love of God wants to extend Itself through us to the world. For some of us, that may be getting out in the streets and peacefully protesting. For others, it may be increased involvement in the political process. For others, it may be creating programs for youth. For others, it may be some form of artistic expression. There are infinite ways in which Love can pour into the world, and all we are asked to do is be willing to be a vessel. Whatever your heart is calling you to do, take a small step toward going after that vision. You have more Support surrounding you than you can imagine.

May the Peace of God fill our being – today and always! Keep shining the Light that you are! Every little bit of healing within supports the healing of all!

Kandace Jones
TWITTER: @coachkandace
INSTAGRAM: @iamlivinginthelight

About the Author:

I used to live life shackled by fear, doubt, and worry. I put on a happy face while navigating my day-to-day duties, but I was emotionally drained, stressed, and unhappy. When I hit rock bottom, and was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was determined to live life differently. I knew there had to be another way. Out of that determination, and guidance from Spirit, the "Living in the Light" blog was born. It documents my spiritual journey out of the darkness and into the Light. After nine months of publicly sharing my journey, and consciously releasing my attachment to the ego, I experienced a powerful spiritual awakening. I went from living in fear, doubt, worry, and stress to complete inner peace. My greatest passion has become assisting others on their own journey to inner peace. My spiritual memoir, From Stress to Peace: An Intimate Journal on the Journey from Living in Darkness to Living in the Light, is available now on Amazon and Click the tabs at the top of the page to learn more about the From Stress to Peace 21-Day Challenge, Living in the Light Retreats, 1:1 sessions, and the Living in the Light Community - all of which are designed to support your journey to inner peace. I appreciate you taking the time to visit the blog and look forward to supporting you in any way I can!