"People are waking up to spirit, nature, and acting to preserve local and planetary biology. For support, many look to traditional and shamanic world-views that revere the untamed world and the feminine."
December 21, 2012. We've been hearing about it for years. Now, it is almost here, and many believe that this day signals the end of the world, the Apocalypse. What worries me is, that although we hear little information about the doomsayers as we near the date, I am sure that they are out there preparing for the rapture. My only hope that there is not some cult out there in someplace in the world just waiting to follow their narcissistic leader to the Otherworld. They say that the signs are here, and yes, it is true that we have been seeing drastic Earth changes at this time--earthquakes, superstorms, tornadoes-- but, is this 'really' because of the ancient Mayans predicted it would happen or because we continue to drain our Mother Earth of resources with no thoughts of the consequences?
Others believe that on this date a new age of group consciousness will be ushered in, a new golden age of self-realization so to speak, but, just how is this so-called 'new age' to arrive? Will I be seated at my computer working on a progress note only to suddenly be whisked away to some other realm, to some other level of consciousness? And while I do believe that mankind is waking up to a new spirituality, one that opens up a more balanced sharing of male and female energies, I somehow doubt that all is going to happen in the 'twinkling of an eye'. Indeed, we are, at the present time, seeing the end of the old patriarchal age and the re-emergence of the Divine Feminine, but it is happening NOW. It is not waiting for December 21st. The world has already begun moving in that direction and will continue to do so, but it will take time. Change always does.
So, what will 'really' happen on that day? Nothing. It will be a day just like any other day. We'll get up, we'll go about our daily schedule, and that is that. The world is not going to come to end. Furthermore, 2012 is the year when the Mayan calendar rolls over, much like ours did at the millennium. This is just like our calendar rolling over from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. Remember all the hype about Y2K? Did global catastrophe strike as our calendar rolled over? Was there the worldwide computer crash that had been predicted? No, nothing happened. So, why should we believe that it will do so when the Mayan calendar rolls over? Besides, several months ago archaeologists unearthed an ancient Mayan calendar that goes well beyond 2012. In fact, it is believed to project events some 7,000 years into our future. So, what does this all mean?
It means that there will be some people who wake up deeply in debt on the 22nd because, believing the end is near, they maxed out their credit cards while others have racked up a small fortune writing about the event. Now don't get me wrong. Not all books on the subject are without merit; in fact, there are actually plenty of good ones out there--'Astrology of 2012 and Beyond', 'Beyond 2012: A Shaman's Call to Personal Change and the Transformation of Global Consciousness', and a book recently recommended by Aine, 'The Gods Have Spoken'. On the contrary, what I am talking about are those books that espouse utter nonsense. For example, the other day I was leafing through a book in which the author claimed that the Ascension is coming on the 21st, and those who are ready for it will remain here on Earth in a new world of peace and love (that, by the way is going to happen overnight), and those who are not, will be whisked away to some other planet. And, she knows this to be true because she saw it happening. Buy her book, and she will teach you how to save yourself. Yeah, right...and I was born yesterday.
But, most likely, we will go about our business as usual. I know for myself, I will get up and go to work like any other day, and when I come home, I will honor the solstice just as I have every other year, and I will continue to pray for love and peace in the world. And, on the 22nd, if I don't wake up on Mars or some other distant planet, I will get up and go to the supermarket because that will be a cooking weekend for me. Life will go on.
Thanks for letting me share today. What are you thoughts on the 21st?