What has caused the present conditions, not alone at home but abroad? It is that realization that was asked some thousands of years ago, “Where is thy brother? His blood cries to me from the ground!” and the other portion of the world has answered, is answering, “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The world, as a world—that makes for the disruption, for the discontent—has lost its ideal. Man may not have the same idea. Man—all men—may have the same IDEAL. As the Spirit of God once moved to bring peace and harmony out of chaos, so must the Spirit move over the earth and magnify itself in the hearts, minds and souls of men to bring peace, harmony and understanding, that they may dwell together in a way that will bring that peace, that harmony, that can only come with all having the one Ideal; not the one idea, but “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, thy neighbor as thyself!” This (is) the whole law, this (is) the whole answer to the world, to each and every soul. That is the answer to the world conditions as they exist today. How shall this be brought about? As (they) each in their own respective sphere put into action that they know to be the fulfilling of that as has been from the beginning, so does the little leaven leaven the whole lump.
-The Edgar Cayce Primer: Discovering the Path to Self Transformation