Why is everyone talking about the
Solstice on December 21, 2012 ~ precisely at 11:11 AM Universal Time ~
marks the completion of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Maya
Long Count Calendar.
Rather than being a linear end-point, this cycle that is closing is
naturally followed by the start of a new cycle. What this new cycle has
in store for humanity is a mystery that has yet to unfold...
2012 is also considered the completion of the 26,000 year Precession of
the Equinoxes cycle, and some say it also signifies the end of a 104,000
The recent "2012" movie serves to alert a targeted 140 million people,
in case they too haven't already heard the news. Unfortunately, however,
the movie does a dis-service because it distorts the message of this
ancient prophecy by associating it with fear and destruction, as
depicted by the movie's global disaster scenario, rather than the themes
of transformation and renewal the prophecy is actually based in.
The 2012 date indeed marks the completion of this World Age Cycle.
Rather than something to fear, we can understand the 2012 prophecy as
signalling us that we need to awaken and realize that these times on
Earth are auspicious; we are living in land-mark times in the history of
We are collectively in a cross-roads moment that is calling out to us to
participate in our fullest capacity. We are each being summoned to bring
our inspiration and empowerment to the fore, as we must all take our
places in transforming our human culture to be one of Harmony - with
ourselves, with each other and with all of Nature.
we are in a great initiation process, living in times of unprecedented
challenge, transformation and opportunity. This planetary moment has
never existed before as it does right now. Our human population is
climbing off the charts, accelerating by the day, as is our
environmental crises and the vast whole-system struggles of peoples
worldwide, both physically and spiritually. The old world mentality,
founded in separation, greed, ignorance, and unconscious consumer
materialism, has reached dangerous peaks. Simultaneously, there has
never been so much possibility at our fingertips as there is right now.
A new paradigm is trying to emerge in our world, through our hearts and
minds, like a flower trying to grow through the cracks in the cement
sidewalk. New comprehensions and new solutions are emerging in our
collective journey - from new sciences, to new economic models, new
healing modalities, new energy technologies, new educational models, new
forms of conflict resolution, etc. These times of crisis are unifying us
and catalyzing us to awaken to our personal and collective
responsibilities in this one planetary equation.
As we perceive the 2012 completion date as a reminder to us from the
Ancients that right here and now we are living in precious times, we can
realize how critical it is that we align together in respect for life,
becoming more and more conscious of how our intentions and actions
affect the Whole. This is an important theme of this prophecy:
Becoming Conscious of All that has been Unconscious.
It is time to see and know and become aware of how we can participate
directly in this great transformation process, inside of ourselves and
in our shared world, from the energies we transmit through our feelings
and intentions, to the details of our lifestyle choices.
The New Cycle that is to emerge is founded on us awakening to the beauty
and responsibility of our interconnectedness. Every one of us has a
piece in this cosmic puzzle, and we must help each other find our
heart's guidance in these mysterious times. As we recognize we are in a
Global Healing Crisis, we can shake off the wounded victim mentality,
and arise as Medicine Warriors, here to do the necessary work to help
lay the ground for a New Era to root, conscious of our obligations to
Carlos Barrios, who was trained as an Ajq'ij in the Maya tradition, has
this to share in regards to 2012:
"Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and
take action...The prophesized changes are going to happen, but our
attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are.
"This is a crucially important moment for humanity and for earth. Each
person is important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have
spiritual work to do balancing the planet...The greatest wisdom is in
simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness.
It's not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It's encoded
in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that
from the beginning.
Find you heart, and you will find your way."