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The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters . The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa , and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan , as "a reminder of the human cost of war"; the inscription on its side reads, "Long live absolute world peace". Wikipedia/International Day of Peace
If we think of it at all, most of us think of world peace as a final goal beyond which life continues as usual except in a calmer atmosphere of equilibrium. Truth be told, however peace is not the end of the path for humanity. Establishing permanent world peace is essential if we are to survive on this planet. More, world peace is the foundation upon which we will build a new civilization unlike any ever conceived before on Earth, for it will embody humanity's aspiration for a life of spiritual meaning and expression. A few elements of this new civilization are already in place, hence the turmoil of our world in transition.
Although we may not be able to fully envision this glorious future, the Teachers Who have guided humanity since our beginning on Earth and who seed the great ideas which have enabled us to advance in the sciences, the arts, in economic/social/political fields, and in religion, see this future as already existing in the eternal Now. These Masters of the Wisdom have returned to the everyday world to teach us how to manifest that future. First, however, we must create a measure of Peace on Earth and be open to the changes that must come about. So on this International Day of Peace, let's consider some of the fruits of Peace.
Human relationships will be based on goodwill, mutual trust and cooperation, as more and more of us experience the joy of living as individuals integral to the human family. We will experience a strong desire to know the nature of God and we will learn the approach to Divinity. We will develop an increased reverence for all of Nature as the expression of that Divinity. A new science, based on the fact that all is energy, will demonstrate that all Life is one interconnected Whole based on certain mathematically determined Laws, and that within each fragment is the potential of the Whole. This new science will demonstrate that God and Man are One, healing forever the ancient divide between science and religion.
The innate human powers of intuition and telepathy will develop naturally in this new environment of peace and goodwill. Man will conquer space and time, and will realize that the resources of the human spirit are unlimited. As the tensions around the world abate, Nature will return to a more normal rhythm and there will be fewer earthquakes and severe storms. We will receive an advanced technology that will mop up our pollution, including that of the unmeasured yet deadly nuclear radiation spewing from our nuclear power plants. We will develop entirely new music, new art and new architecture based on the science of energies. There will be even more spectacular scientific advancements reflecting humanity's new awareness. Once war is abolished in favor of the benefits of cooperation and compromise, it will be safe for us to develop The Technology of Light, which will provide all of our energy needs without any pollution. We will build entire cities devoted to creative arts, to science, healing and economics. Politics will become the art of bringing people together instead of dividing us. All of this and more will define humanity's immediate future as soon as we choose Peace.
Source: Master's article "The New Civilization", Share-International magazine, May 2014