Is Peace Really Possible?


 There is enormous chaos in the world at the moment. Violence and conflict seem to be ripping the planet apart and even if we are lucky enough not to be directly involved, many of us are frightened. Fear and hatred is like a disease and it is made worse by the news which is being continually broadcast in the media.
But there is another way of looking at this. What if what we see outside in the world is a reflection of what is inside us? According to the Mayans, we are at the end of a cycle and on the brink of colossal change. What if this means that the violence we are witnessing at the moment is poison that has to be got rid of before healing can begin?

All sorts of abscesses are erupting at the moment and not just abroad. Look at the news of sexual abuse being revealed in all corners of society as we deem it no longer acceptable for such behaviours to be swept under the carpet and ignored. But it’s not just the famous who need to be challenged. What about our own greedselfishness and desire to have power over others? What about the failure of our own relationships and the way we blame everyone else for what is going wrong in our lives?

It’s about time that we started to do a bit of spring cleaning on ourselves. Our minds are like beautiful gardens that have been choked by weeds. Those weeds are our wounds – fear, hatred, abandonment, rejection, betrayal and loss and we all have them. They are not simply confined to those with the most grotesque stories to tell.

If we start weeding our minds to make room for something more positive to take root, we will be able to nurture our qualities – self worth, personal valueself respect, awareness, gratitude, appreciation, joy and, of course, fun. Our true power lies in our power to become our real selves.

We will need to keep tending our gardens for our whole lives but it will be worth it, and not just for ourselves. Once forgiveness, gratitude, appreciation and joy flourish, they will flow into the Collective Conscious. It is then that our leaders will start to consider more peaceful ways of action so that, at last, war can become a thing of the past.

So, yes, peace is possible but only when we are peaceful inside ourselves will the world reflect that peace back to us.

Happy gardening!

Love Laurelle x

I run a monthly mindfulness class in Oxfordshire. I am also a sound healer, vocal coach, writer and run The Confidence Shift workshops. For more details, look on my website:, phone me on 07964 161527 or email me on