Bringing Peace to the World

Hello Friends,

Last week I watched a talk given by Gregg Braden called The Science of Miracles. It’s part of the Hay House “You Can Heal Your Life Summit.” He does a very good job of explaining the science behind the concept of feelings affecting reality. When we truly feel something as if it has already happened, we set things in motion that can then cause it to happen. It has to do with photons communicating with DNA, and stuff I don’t understand. But there have been many scientific studies that show this to be true.

The implication here is that our feelings are extremely important in affecting what happens in our lives. How we feel is what we draw to us and what we then experience. Braden emphasizes that we have to feel it in our hearts, not just think it in our minds.

One of the things that interested me was a series of studies done in the 1970s by the Transcendental Meditation organization. They trained a group of people to feel peace. They taught them what peace feels like, and sent them out to various cities in the US to do peace meditations. The results were carefully monitored. When they were feeling peace as a group, violent crime, traffic accidents, and emergency room visits all decreased. When they stopped feeling peace, the numbers went back to where they were before.

As part of the study, they found that the number of people required to affect a city is the square root of one percent of the population. In a city like Ventura with a population of approximately 103,000 people, that’s only 32 people feeling peace to affect the entire city. Holy cow! That’s actually doable.

Braden says that what we see happening in the world is a reflection of what we’re feeling in our hearts. We’re part of everything that we see.  We must become what we want to experience. As we become better people, we build a better world.

Amazing stuff, isn’t it? What interesting times we live in.

Does this information change the way you’ll be feeling? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

Before you go, I want to draw your attention to another new painting from my “Up the Ante” series. I crowdsourced the title for this piece on Facebook, and the themes that emerged were cosmic and water. So I call it “Cosmic Ripples.”

Click on the images below for more information about this painting.

Cassandra Tondro, "Cosmic Ripples," contemporary painting

“Cosmic Ripples,” 36 x 12 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas. Detail images follow.

Cassandra Tondro, "Cosmic Ripples," contemporary painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Cosmic Ripples," contemporary painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Cosmic Ripples," contemporary painting

Cassandra Tondro, "Cosmic Ripples," contemporary painting

With love and appreciation,



  1. Hi Cassandra

    Sorry, but your blogs are getting really freaky. You are an artist, not an evangelist.

    Stick to the art. Which by the way is getting better all of the time.

    Kind regards


    1. LOL! That’s funny, John. I get it from both sides. Some people prefer my more thought-provoking messages, and others want to see more art. Then there are those who want art instruction. You can’t please all the people all the time, so I write to please myself! I write about what’s on my mind, which does have a direct correlation to my art, because my art is about what’s on my mind.

  2. Hi Cassie! I love your posts! They get me thinking and they are uplifting and inspiring! I love that you are doing what pleases you. That’s what it’s all about.

    I love your new work. It’s so interesting and dynamic! Keep up the great work… writing and creating art!

    1. Thank you, Jodi! I appreciate your vote of confidence. The newsletter is not everyone’s cup of tea, which is fine.

      Another friend said something that I found interesting. She said that part of the purpose of art is to raise consciousness. I hadn’t considered that before.

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