I have been distracted for a couple of days so I need to settle again and ty to calm my own mind. Part of me worries that I will sit here one day and I’ll just stare at the screen.

Your world is full of turmoil at the moment – more so than usual it would seem. From countries where wars seem to be people fighting within themselves but stirred partly by others with different reasons, to wars where the weapons are words. Sadly, the outcome of both can be the same – long term harm and the separation of people who are all part of the one but cannot see this.

We understand why conflict can happen so easily. But we struggle with the way so many of you embrace it and nurture it. Can you not see that you are fighting your own self in so many ways? Disharmony, disunity, disagreement – they may seem like small and inconsequential things but they are symptoms of closed hearts and closed minds. We would encourage debate as this is an important part of learning and growth. However, open debate requires open hearts – it must be conducted with great respect and an understanding that, while we may be a part of one whole, we all have the gift of choice. Understanding and respecting that is part of what makes the energy of the whole so vibrant and powerful.

Achieving peace is easy if you are all willing to listen, to respect and to choose to care for each other as you care for yourselves. We often see situations where some seek peace in this way, but they are confounded by those who have other interests than peace. This is where your society’s honouring of money and power over the greater values of honesty and respect and mutual care present you with a big problem.

Even the most honourable of you can sometimes lose sight of the whole truth and, instead, chase those things that flatter and tempt. This is why, if you have an emphasis on having a leader, then that is a role that is a major responsibility – not just to lead well, but for that person to live in the fullness of their truth.

Being a leader in your world is a truly difficult task. You expect great things of such people, but rarely prepare them well. In truth, if each of you grasps the truth of what and who you are, the need for a single leader greatly reduces. If you then choose to retain such a role, you will all understand the gravity of the role and work as one to achieve your common goals, rather than expecting one person to deliver the diverse hopes of each person.