There is always talk about how the world needs to change. There is so much anger and hatred in the world and we all want to see more peace and love spread throughout this earth of ours.

We sometimes get stuck in a place of no change because we want to see global change and we don’t believe we can do anything alone to create it. But what if everyone had the same thought? What if we all got stuck in that place and never did anything to shift our own consciousness? The world would continue to be rife with disaster, death and hatred.

It only takes one small step to start a shift that can inspire the world. One simple change like a pebble in a lake that causes ripples to move outward and affect everyone around us.

We cannot change the world outwardly. We cannot go out into our surroundings and force people to change how they think and feel. We can only change what we think and feel within ourselves.

If we feel anger, we will see anger in the world. If we feel fear, we will see fear. If we feel hatred, hatred will show up in our lives.

The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi is a strong testament as to how we can see and effect changes in the world:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

Unconditional love and peace is the one thing that will bring forth love and peace in the world. When we find it and connect with it inside ourselves we will see it in the world.

Allow yourself to let go of anger, hatred and fear and feel the love and peace that is the truth of who you are.

Author's Bio: 

Bettina Goodwin is a Certified Life Coach, Reiki Practitioner and facilitator who has experience working with children, teens and adults in a wide variety of personal, family and relationship issues. Her background and training of four years of personal growth work, training and certification followed by case studies give her the tools necessary to delve into the core issues that are causing concern for her clients.

Bettina conducts sessions with individuals, couples and groups in person, or via phone, Skype and email.