QUESTIONS ON 2012
BY EDEN SKY
Why is everyone talking about the year 2012?
Is 2012 going to be the "End of The World?"
3. What is the "2012" disaster movie based
4. What is supposed to happen in 2012?
Is 2012 associated with any rare astronomical events or alignments?
6. Is 2012 just the next
7. Where does December, 21 2012
date originally come from?
8. What are the living Maya saying about 2012?
9. Is there evidence of the 2012 date on ancient Mayan
did the modern world first find out about the 2012 prophecy?
It is possible the Ancient Maya forsaw this time of Biospheric Crisis?
12. It is possible the Ancient
Maya's prophecy highlights our modern crisis in consciousness and the
process of our collective awakening?
13. What is the connection between calendars and consciousness?
14. How does the Ancient
Mayan Calendar Cycle reflect the larger picture of this planetary transformation
process we are in right now?
15. How can we return to living in natural time?
16. Does 2012 mark a new era of
telepathic unification for humanity?
17. What are some universal themes of this Living
18. How can we contemplate 2012
as a collective dreaming process?
19. How can we prepare for 2012?
20. 2012 - What's the bottom line?
Why is everyone talking about the year 2012?
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.
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...
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 year cycle.
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.
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 our planet.
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.
Together 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.
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
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 future generations.
Barrios, who was trained as an Ajq'ij in the Maya tradition, has this
to share in regards to 2012:
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."
Is 2012 going to be the "End of The World?"
not in terms of the complete destruction of the Earth and some kind of
annihilation scenario. 2012 is not bringing the end of the planet.
we contemplate the expression "end of the world" let us realize
the term "world" can refer to a cycle; a period of time; a world
age era. Therefore 2012 is signalling the completion of one World Age
Cycle, transitting into an emerging New World Age to come.
is said that the world we are ending is the one that is dominated by materialism
and ego consciousness, therefore it may be that the world to follow will
be founded on different values that honor the spirit of the interdependence
of all of life.
are ideas in the collective mind that assert that 2012 is bringing the
"end of the world as we know it," which may be linked with its
other association of heralding "the end of linear time," and
no one can say how valid these claims may be. However, based on the complex
situation we are in as a planet, no one can predict the longevity of our
modern world with all of its technological dependencies and unsustainable
customs. Likewise, the more conscious we become of the non-linear, synchronistic
nature of existence, the more rapidly we may indeed evolve beyond the
linear time paradigm.
regards to the ever-increasing attention on the December 21, 2012 date,
the living Maya of Guatemala urgently want it to be known that their ancient
prophecies have been distorted and misportrayed as doomsday predictions.
They do not advocate all the fear and hysteria that is being generated
by the sensationalized 2012 rumors, and they want people to be aware that
most of the 2012 (mis)information being put out is not sourced from the
Maya or their calendars whatsoever, even though it may appear to be associated
regards to the popular fascination with the possible "end of the
world" cataclysm scenario in 2012, it is important to understand
that these modern fantasies projected from our collective psyche are reflecting
our internal process of fearing how out of harmony with nature we are
collectively living. There is a sense of an impending retaliation from
nature that will come, as a great punishment upon our misguided human
it is clear we are living in times of great uncertainty and great imbalance,
we need to realize that terrorizing ourselves by energizing fear-based
rumors does not assist us in rising to the great challenges we face. Fear
is a primal universal human reality, based on understanding how vulnerable
we actually are, yet we need to understand that if we believe in all the
fear thoughts, we can easily become shut down, delusional or reactionary
in ways that feed the fear and lead us further into darkness.
this time of prophecy, we need to move from motivating ourselves not from
fear, but from awareness. To navigate these critical times on earth, in
addition to our discernment and our intuition, we must find our hearts
and follow their inspiration, for they are our purest guides and can help
us tune into our unique path of service.
we contemplate what the world might be like beyond 2012, let us be clear
that no one can predict the specifics of how things may appear as we enter
this new cycle, or whether the transformations still to come may emerge
gradually or swiftly. Everything depends on how conscious we can become
as a species, and how we all contribute to this process of awakening our
human potential. The details of how this new era may actually manifest
is up to the merits of our collective creativity and the possible breakthroughs
which can unfold through our resourcefulness and ingenuity.
Barrios, from the Eagle Clan of the Mam Maya of Guatemala shares in regards
world will not end. It will be transformed... Everything will change...Change
is accelerating now, and it will continue to accelerate...If the people
of the earth can get to this 2012 date in good shape, without having destroyed
too much of the Earth, we will rise to a new, higher level. But to get
there we must transform enormously powerful forces that seek to block
the way...Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures
will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human..."
What is the "2012" disaster movie based in?
director of the "2012" Sony Picture, Roland Emmerich, admitted
that he has a "love affair" with telling end of the
world stories, as evident in his previous movies, "Independence Day"
and "The Day After Tomorrow."
Emmerich shares about the plot of the 2012 movie, "...we came
up with this idea that maybe a global flood would be a great movie because
we could do a re-telling of Noah’s Ark, in a modern way...during
the course of coming up with the story, we found this phenomenon about
2012, and we incorporated it into our movie..."
other words, THE GLOBAL DISASTER SCENARIO OF THE 2012 MOVIE IS NOT BASED
IN ANY FACTS. As
Emmerich clarifies, "We only used the fact that the Mayan calendar
ends. That gave us the year." Emmerich
said after checking out the range of 2012 books on Amazon, he realized,
"...there are so many (theories) that, in a way, you can just
create your own." He shares that "2012"
was tacked on as a title to his disaster movie because it is something
"people believe" and it made the movie seem more "real."
Emmerich's underlying motivation for the movie seems to be genuine concern
about the course we are all on as modern society. As he states, "I
hope we are not ruining our planet. I really believe that, if we keep
going and doing what we are doing, we will not be leaving the planet how
it should be, for our kids. That has been going on for generations. And
then, we still have these wars going on, and all this energy could go
into the environment or other peaceful activities. It’s just very
sad to see and read the news, every day, and see what these people are
fighting over. It’s like they don’t understand that the clock
Emmerich may be wanting to get our attention to stimulate a change of
ways, let us not overlook the bottomline that Fear Sells. There is big
money to be made in hyping the closing of the World Age Cycle and exploiting
our human vulnerabilities and fear of the unknown. The manifestation of
this movie perfectly exemplifies the sickness of greed that has dominated
this dying world age.
it is auspicious that hundreds of millions of people are being notified
by this movie that we are closing a vast cycle in 2012, it is critical
that we help people look beyond the hollywood-ized disaster versions of
this time of prophecy, and seek out authentic sources of meaning. One
should be aware of the 2012 websites made just to promote the 2012 film
and its fear-based drama, such as the fictional Institute for
Human Continuity and its Survival Lottery.
and collectively, we have to be aware that the concepts that we hold about
what 2012 might bring do play a part in our shared creative, manifestation
process. Simply put, energizing global cataclysm scenarios is ultimately
not in service, as it may conjure much more fear and panic in the collective.
than being fascinated with the negative fantasies and worst case scenarios
that can happen in the years to come, what if instead we contemplate and
direct our attention towards the most positive transformations that could
occur, and have already begun, inside of us and in our shared world. What
is the highest Vision we can hold for our unfolding human awakening process
on this Earth? Let us keep our eye and ears, minds and hearts open during
these times, finding a center between the old ways which are dying and
the new ways which are emerging.
you put your attention on grows stronger in your life."
- His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
is supposed to happen in 2012?
can find countless theories about what's supposed to happen in 2012 -
ranging from all out doom and gloom, to total enlightenment and ascension,
to absolutely nothing. It
is important to look beyond the hype, as many of the 2012 predictions
now in circulation have no roots in the actual prophecies of the Maya,
and are simply projections from the human psyche of our basic hopes
2012 Galactic Alignment theory of John
Major Jenkins has become quite popular, and should be mentioned as
Jenkins has invested decades of research and decoding into the ancient
Maya and their time science. From his studies of the mythology and astronomy
of Izapa, the ancient Maya birthplace of the Long Count Calendar, he asserts
that the end of their 13 Baktun Cycle in 2012 is highlighting the rare
26,000 year alignment between the December solstice sun with the Galactic
equator. He affirms this is a process that is already underway, not something
happening all on one day, and that it also reflects the spiritual teachings
of the ancient Maya prophecies regarding the shifting of World Age cycles.
Their Creation Myths depict the change in eras, as the power plays of
the ego and false, corrupt rulership are defeated, giving way for a new
era that is ruled and guided by higher wisdom, based in unity-consciousness.
as the actual day of 12-21-2012 goes - ultimately, with all the variables,
and all the unknowns and unknowables, no one can say with any certainty
what will, or will not, happen precisely on Solstice 2012, nor how gradually
or rapidly all the changes yet to come will unfold. We
are already living through a time of unspeakable intensity, on the edge
of extinction and breakthrough.
is nothing to wait for, we are right in the thick of it! Our shared journey
is all connected to this moment and manifests according to how we navigate
from this here and now.
important point made by Mayan Ajq'ij Carlos Barrios, is that in regards
to the warnings from the ancients of possible catastrophies yet to come,
it is critical we realize that it is within our power to change the
outcome. He says it is within our power to prevent the worst case
self-destruction scenarios from happening, and instead rise to a new level
Mr. Barrios shares: "This is the time people need to
know what is the purpose of their own lives. This is a dangerous
time because we can go to the next step, to the transition, to the fusion
of the polarities, or it is a time when we can be destroyed. This materialistic
way of life, all this business about economic and social position in the
world, it needs to change and the people need to go inside themselves
in order to know what they are and to find harmony with the mother earth,
with human beings, with their brothers, with the animals, with the plants.
It's an important time because we are in the moment of the prophesies
and humanity can be destroyed or we can be saved, all together."
this process of taking our power, it is important that we take our attention
off of the 2012 date as being some linear point in the future that some
event is going to happen that determines our fate. The reality is we are
on a journey, right now, through the shifting of world age cycles. We
have to understand this is a PROCESS we are now in, not a product that
will necessarily arrive on a particular day and time. As is obvious, focusing
on future projections is a distraction to this moment and its
opportunities. While maintaining awareness of the larger context of this
time of prophecy, we know that this here and now is where our life is
playing out; rather than projecting imaginations into the future, this
is the moment of empowerment.
in a broader sense, if we contemplate the theme of Apocalypse that is
being associated with the 2012 prophecy, we can learn a lot by looking
into the original meaning of the word Apocalypse: Revealing of that
which has been hidden; lifting of the veil; uncovering. We can see
this phenomena in our world as the covers are being lifted, the veils
are thinning, and we are being shown many dimensions that have previously
been hidden. The corruption and insanity within ourselves and those in
positions of power in the world is being rapidly exposed, as is the profound
and untapped depths of beauty and wisdom living within our own hearts
now revealing itself!
2012 associated with any rare astronomical events or alignments?
to John Major Jenkins'
Galactic Alignment theory of the rare 26,000 year alignment between the
December solstice sun with the Galactic equator (shown above). This alignment
occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes. Precession is caused
by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position
of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Jenkins states
that because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December
solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator. The precise
alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body
of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated
to occur in 1998. Thus, the Galactic Alignment "zone" is 1998
+/- 18 years = 1980 - 2016. This is "era-2012."
Jenkins notes: "In terms of Mayan astronomy and mythology, the
Dark Rift feature (which the Maya called the Black Road or Xibalba Be)
lies along the galactic equator (the Milky Way) in the place where the
December solstice sun will be in 2012. (More precisely, the December solstice
sun will reach the southern terminus of the Dark Rift, where it touches
the ecliptic in Sagittarius.) Thus, in terms of Mayan mythology, we can
also describe the Galactic Alignment of era-2012 as the alignment of the
December solstice sun and the Dark Rift. This entire region is targeted
by the cross formed by the Milky Way and the ecliptic between Sagittarius
To the Maya, The Milky Way was seen as the Tree of Life
where all life came from,
depicted here as their symbol of "The World Tree"
Cross was also recognized by the Maya, and was called the Crossroads or
This entire region is embraced by what astronomers call the 'nuclear bulge'
of the Galactic Center—the center of our Milky Way galaxy. As any
amateur astronomer or naked-eye star gazer knows, this nuclear bulge is
recognizable without the aid of radio telescopes. It is wider and brighter
than other parts of the Milky Way. So, in a general sense we can also
say that the alignment in 2012 is an alignment between the December solstice
sun and the Galactic Center. However, since the nuclear bulge is quite
large, this definition is not as precise as saying "the alignment
of the December solstice sun with the galactic equator," which occurs
in the range 1980 - 2016. This is the alignment zone I refer to with the
Major Jenkins makes a fascinating link between the ancient monuments of
Izapa and this World Age Renewal process we are currently amidst. As he
describes one of the throne monuments of Izapa: "The birth canal
between the legs of the throne figure is analogous to the dark-rift in
the Milky Way. This “black cleft” feature is called by the
modern Quiché Maya the Xibalba Be ...Generally, as an underworld
portal, it is related to the complex of motifs assigned to the jaguar’s
mouth, serpent mouths, caves, cenotes, a woman’s birth canal, temple
doorways, and so on. A significant equation in this mythic complex is
the “dark-rift as birth canal,” for it is through the birth
canal of the Milky Way that the solstice sun will be reborn in the years
around 2012." What might this imply about our World Age Rebirth
offers a fascinating
look into Izapa Cosmology. sharing that in the stelae you can see
the Creation Myth of the Ancient Maya "Popol Vuh" playing out.
As he describes one of stones: "Although
eroded, it is clear that it shows a victorious ballplayer, probably one
of the hero twins, standing over a demised Seven Macaw bird deity. This
indicates to the viewer two things: the former god, now defeated, and
the new god, newly “victorious” or newly “born.”
This scene relates to the Creation myth wherein the hero twins must defeat
the vain, false ruler of the previous world age, Seven Macaw, before their
father, One Hunahpu, can be reborn. A lengthy examination of early Measoamerican
calendrics is omitted here, which demonstrate that One Hunahpu was probably
associated with the December solstice sun at Izapa... the solar god’s
rebirth is inextricably involved in it’s future alignment with the
shares further: On the north side of the ballcourt, at position C,
we find a solar lord sitting in the middle of a canoe with his arms outstretched.
The canoe probably represents both the ballcourt and the Milky Way, toward
which the ballcourt is oriented. The outstretched arms indicate a period-ending
“measuring of time” event. Since the contextual orientation
of the ballcourt is to the December solstice, which itself is a period
ending, we might presume that the solar lord is the December solstice
lord...This stela thus seems to portray the December solstice sun sitting
in the middle of the Milky Way “canoe.” It is extremely interesting
that the part of the Milky Way that rises over the solstice horizon to
the southeast is the nuclear bulge of the Milky Way—the part of
the Milky Way that contains the Galactic Center."
Jenkins clarifies an important point: "Human beings living today
have a special destiny, as Divine Plan works through the cycles of nature.
But the renewal of humanity is not determined by the stars, for free will
is an essential component of the spiritual evolution of consciousness.
Our willing participation in these great energy shifts is required. To
open up to the galactic energy of change is difficult and will transform
us. But we have an opportunity to move into closer relationship with the
source and center of life. The astronomical alignment does not
"cause" us to grow; rather, it corresponds to a process of awakening
happening in the depths of our inner being. It is the outer symbol
of an essentially spiritual revolution. Nevertheless, the galactic alignment
of era-2012 is an open door, inviting us to grow spiritually. To do so
we must sacrifice the illusions that keep us bound to dark and limited
realms of existence. Let us open to the light within and stretch our souls
to the stars!"
VENUS TRANSIT OF 2012:
June 6th, 2012 we will experience a rare Venus
Transit where Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun.
rare alignments of Venus moving across the disk of the Sun are clustered
in pairs, and separated by about 120 years. (Four conjunctions within
The Venus transit to come in 2012 is the 2nd half of the pair that was
initiated by the Venus Transit that occurred on June 8th, 2004, which
Dr. Jose Arguelles proclaimed was "the sign of the full opening
of the Road to 2012."
was highly revered by the Ancient Maya, and some say it was one of the
most important focal points of their calendars. According to one of the
only surviving Mayan books, the Dresden Codex, the beginning of the Great
Cycle on August 11, 3114 BC is referred to as the "Birth of Venus,"
so it is no suprise that the end of the cycle would be marked by a Venus
is associated with the Goddess, Love, Beauty, Art, and the Heart. Therefore,
these 2004/2012 transits of Venus as thought to herald the Return
of the Divine Feminine. Since
the previous transit in 2004, we are now in this time which can be called
the "Cauldron of the Venus Returns," or "The Doorway of
Venus,” and there is much possibility to open greater gateways to
our heart and receive to the Venus energy which can assist us in bringing
new opportunities, new paradigms, and birthing new archetypes.
astrologer Richard Giles shares: "The eight years that pass between
each occultation are fecund processing moments for new ideas and world
change. Previous cycles show that global communications and a shift in
consciousness regarding the scope and nature of the world are all part
of these transits. The other focus is Venus's role as female entity and
ruler of the feminine, the creative and as an artistic channel for new
breakthroughs... Venus is the female love principal in astrology. It's
the primordial Yin energy of our system. It's harmony, beauty, sociability,
co-operation, women and the goddess energy. So when Venus aligns with
the Sun (from our Earth's perspective), the principle life force is united
with love, female energy, harmony and the goddess principle.
consensus seems to be that it is important we consider solar
flares as potentially very important components in this 2012 prophecy.
As 2012 messenger, Dr. Jose Arguelles shared in recent interviews, he
feels there is definitely a possibility that solar flares could take out
satellites and wipe out the electric power grid - greatly
affecting our modern civilization which is totally reliant upon these
terms of timing, it is interesting to note that the U.S. government's
Space Environmental Center has determined that the peak of the next solar
(sunspot) cycle is likely to be in 2011/2012. According to CNN, during
these peaks in the cycle, solar flares and vast explosions, known as coronal
mass ejections, shoot highly charged matter toward earth, potentially
affecting airline flights, communications satellites, and electric transmissions.
Currents induced in electrical transmission lines can cause blackouts.
no one can say with any certainty if this type of occurrence will come
to pass, this is definitely a hot topic among scientists who are forecasting
that we are nearing the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. This
is significant because we are in a whole new technological era than we
were fifty years ago. According to the National Center for Atmospheric
next sunspot cycle will be 30-50% stronger than the last one...
2012 just the next Y2K?
we realize in only a matter of a few years we will be on the other side
of this infamous date, we can see that if we set up December 21, 2012
with a bunch of expectations, it's quite possible we are generating another
Y2K scenario in which we may find ourselves disillusioned.
of relating to 12-21-2012 as a prediction of specific events, putting
all our eggs in the basket of projecting onto the outcome of this one
particular day, it is a wiser approach to instead perceive the Solstice
2012 as a synchronization point; a marker in time signalling both the
close of a huge era of human history and the dawning of a World Age Renewal,
opening for new possibilities to emerge...
we can honor that on this day, the Ancient 5,125 year Long Count Odometer
of the Maya resets itself at 184.108.40.206.0, coming back to its sacred Zero
point, we can see Solstice 2012 as a gateway that marks entrance
into a new world age cycle - one that shall indeed unfold over generations
and generations to come.
we align our intentions and hearts on this day, let us realize that rather
than instant-enlightenment, serving as instruments of a New World Era
is a lifetime position that will keep flowering through our dedication,
sincerity and discipline to live in harmony with our greatest potential.
The events of our shared planetary journey will keep revealing themselves,
there are so many variables no one can predict our course, it's all up
to how conscious we can become as a species...
As Carlos Barrios said: "The change won't happen exactly on this
day because it's not changed like a flash of light...[Dec 21, 2012] is
just the beginning...It will take years..."
Rather than looking to decipher what physical events may or may not occur
with this cycle shifting, we can also relate to 2012 as a code that is
signalling us to look within ourselves and awaken to the higher and deeper
dimensions of our being. For
we are the vessels through which a new human culture is emerging, and
the transformation of the world's soul is crying out to all human hearts!
It is our work to keep shining the light of awareness, helping
each other become more conscious of how we are navigating as a planetary
family, and supporting each other to keep growing into our potential.
As we walk this prophetic path together, may we continue our journey of
finding right relationship with each other, our Earth and our Cosmos.
does the December 21, 2012 date originally come from?
Ancient Classic Maya Temples of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico
As a catalyst in our collective mind, the
2012 code now reflects the convergence of universal wisdom from
many cultural and religious prophecies of peoples from around the planet.
However, the specific timing originates as a gift from the ancient Maya,
the world's supreme timekeepers.
their peak, roughly 1500 years ago, the
utilized 20 calendars simultaneously - weaving a holistic system that
tracked small cycles and vast cycles. From sunspots, to eras of consciousness,
Venus patterns to eclipses, agriculture to prophecy, their calendars unite
biological, physical cycles with invisible cycles, earth cycles with galactic
cycles - using the mathematics of Nature which shows us the microscosm
mirrors the macrocosm.
December 21, 2012 date is specifically referring to the completion of
the Ancient Maya's Long Count Calendar, known as the 13 Baktun Cycle,
or Great Cycle. The research of John Major Jenkins reveals the Maya birthplace
of this calendar system as Izapa,
which is located near the Guatemala border in the Mexican State of Chiapas.
to this calendar, Earth entered a new "creation cycle" on August
11, 3114 BC which is written in long count notation as 220.127.116.11.0. This
cycle is 1,872,000 days long, and every
day from that beginning point was measured in terms of
Mayan cycles called kin, uinal, tun, katuns and baktuns. Many
ancient Mayan monuments are carved with long count dates as this is the
way they tracked huge cycles of time and kept chronological records of
important historical events.
the Long Count Calendar, December 20, 2012 would be written as 18.104.22.168.19.
At the completion of the cycle, December 21, 2012 the cosmic odometer
resets and we return to 22.214.171.124.0, coming back to a sacred Zero point,
re-birthing into a New Cycle.
MesoAmerican systems say at that point of the New Cycle, we will be starting
the 5th World cycle, whereas others say we will be beginning the 6th Sun.
to 13th Generation Maya Priest, Grandfather Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez
Oxlaj, the calendars were originally given to the Maya peoples by the
4 Original Prophets from the Stars. They are very confident of the celestial
origins of their sacred time science.
evidence of the cosmic intelligence of the Ancient Maya, Maya Elder Hunbatz
Men presents the chart shown below. He shares:
is a picture of the Yucatan, Peninsula in Mexico. You can see how many
Maya Ceremonial Centers are perfectly and geometrically aligned and the
distances between one another were mathematically calculated so that they
were the same. Thus, when we performed a ritual in any of the Mayan temples,
it would resonate mathematically in all the other temples."
are the living Maya saying about 2012?
Tz'utujil Maya Women from Guatemala
is the completion of the ancient Mesoamerican Long Count Calendar Cycle
- but the Maya of today no longer track the Long Count Cycle. Conservative
estimates say its been at least 500 years since they have, since at least
the time of the Spanish Invasion. The last Long Count Calendar inscription
recorded in stone is from 909 AD, more than a thousand years ago.
there are at least 7 million Maya living today. The largest populations
of contemporary Maya inhabit the Mexican states of Yucatán, Campeche,
Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Chiapas, and in the Central American countries
of Belize, Guatemala, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador.
on who you talk to, one can find evidence that some living Maya endorse
the 2012 date as being of critical importance, while some may not be aware
of it, or do not necessarily agree with its projected significance. Some
think it is a matter for the shamans and priests, and do not relate to
the westernized apocalyptic themes we've married the 2012 date to.
share one example, take Gerardo Barrios who began a quest over 20 years
ago of travelling to different villages in Guatemala, Mexico, Belize,
El Salvador and Honduras, eventually interviewing nearly 600 Maya Timekeepers.
his reflections, Gerardo Barrios states:
are now in a transition period called the 'Cycle of the merge of the dark
and the light.'...The cycle of the light will come in full force on 12/21/2012...Mother
Earth as a living entity will transcend to another level or frequency
of consciousness and a new and special era will begin...This era will
be very positive. 'Let all beings rise. Let not one or two stay behind.'...The
times are here for total brotherhood...The spirit beings, different philosophies,
different races must begin to weave together all knowledge to create the
tapestry of harmony and balance..."
Sacred Mayan Fire Ceremony
a different perspective, author Kenneth Johnson writes "...most
contemporary Maya continue to view these cycles of World Emergence purely
in terms of 'cycles within cycles...' Many are aware that the 2012 end
date was supposed to signify such a transition, but they are not altogether
convinced that this date is as meaningful as we Westerners think it is."
these lines, Grandfather Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, 13th Generation
Quiche Maya Priest and Head of The National Mayan Council of Indigenous
Elders in Guatemala representing 440 Maya tribes, is hesitant to pinpoint
2012 as the certain date of destiny. He is weary of putting false claims
on the exact timing of a process he knows is in motion. However, according
to Drunvalo Melchizadek whom he authorized
to speak to the world on his behalf, he has recently declared that
we are now in the Window of the End of Time, meaning the closing
of the Great cycle is upon us. He has said that due to the fulfillment
of the Hopi Blue Star prophecy on October 24, 2007, brought by Comet Holmes,
it is likely that the transformation to a New Cycle of the Sun will occur
sometime between now and 2016.
we visited Guatemala last winter, we had the honor of participating in
sacred fire ceremony with Grandfather Don Alejandro (who
is shown in the photo on the right). After the ceremony, he shared
with a small circle of us in regards to 2012. He stated that amongst the
Maya of today, they can't collectively say for sure when the cycle is
ending because almost all of their calendars and books (and countless
sacred artifacts) were brutally destroyed in 1562 by the Roman Catholic
Bishop De Landa. (Only 3 Maya codices remain intact.)
According to him, the changes that are coming are already happening now
and could culminate very soon, or perhaps over the next several generations.
He doesn't want the people of the world to have expectations that lead
them to say that nothing ended up happening in 2012 and discounting the
wisdom of the Maya ancestors.
dates aside, Don Alejandro shares the possibility that our shift into
the new cycle of the Sun will be marked by a time of 30-70 hours of prolonged
darkness. If this occurs, he stresses the importance of us not fearing
this darkness, remaining calm and knowing it will pass. According to Drunvalo
Melchizadek, he also mentions the possibility of a physical pole shift
of the Earth's axis.
Alejandro's message always points out the supreme necessity of us changing
our modern ways and taking responsibility for the "great contamination"
that man has perpetuated, so that we can find our way of living in harmony
with Earth. "We don’t want any more wars, no more death,
no more nuclear testing, no more chemicals, because the warming up of
the planet is unbearable to Mother Earth. If we don’t change, sooner
or later, she will strike back with millions of lives lost."
of this said, he also shares
that this shifting ages is a positive thing that we should be very happy
about: "So for us the time that is coming to us, is a time of
change. And for us the Mayas, it is joy and happiness. They are saying
in 2012 that this will end. So for us, the Mayans, if it were to happen
in 2012, oh, how happy it would be. And our Creator, he will leave seeds
from different regions for the future. So you, when that time comes, you
will be prepared."
his heart, Don Alejandro implores us to not be afraid in the face of these
Unknowns. As he said to us directly, "Do not be afraid. Do not
be afraid. The Children of the Sun will survive." He was adament
that the Maya prophecies are not saying the destruction of the planet
is coming, and the elders are not pleased with the spreading of rumors
of misleading information that is creating more fear in the people. As
he said, "...it is only a change of a cycle of the Sun. It is
not the first time this is going to happen nor will it be the last."
Grandfather Don Alejandro shares, the essence of the Maya Prophecy says:
“Arise, all arise, not one nor two groups be left behind, together
we will see once again the place from where we have come from.”
Yucatec Maya Elder Hunbatz Men comments: "According to the prophecies,
in the year 2013 the first stage of higher understanding will begin. If
we are willing to work with our subconscious, we will then be able to
reclaim the information that has been impregnated in the deepest parts
of our being. In this way, the ancient knowledge will rise again."
Likewise, Don Alejandro shared that the wisdom of the Ancestors has never
left, and that the Return of their Knowledge into our lives is imminent.
In regards to 2012, a man named Carlos Barrios who was born in Guatemala
and trained as a Mayan
Ajq'ij has a lot to share. Here is an excerpt from "The Book
of Destiny" by Carlos Barrios:
"For the Maya, the famous date of December 21, 2012 marks the beginning
of the fifth cycle of 5,200 years called Job Ajaw, or The Fifth Sun. This
potentially apocalyptic date is the beginning of a change in consciousness,
a time when a new socioeconomic order will arise in harmony with Mother
as the world did not end in the year 2000, at the start of the millenium,
it won't end with the advent of Job Ajaw in 2012. An unfounded fear was
created before the new millenium by religious leaders who based their
theories on misguided interpretations of ancient religious texts and predictions
made by famous prophets. The same fear is rising again. The true guardians
of this tradition have never been consulted about this date, but we are
here to say: December 21, 2012 will not be the end of the world
or the end of humanity. In fact, it will be the start of a period
in which harmony, understanding, peace, and wisdom can reign. The prophecy
says that during Job Ajaw we will move to a harmonious Natural Order so
that both the Earth and humanity can attain the next stage of evolution.
are reaching a transcendent period as predicted by many of the world's
great traditions and visionaries. Now we have the opportunity to ascend
spiritually together with Mother Earth. The Maya speak of such prophetic
times when either this transcendence will be possible or we will self-destruct.
prophecies of events during this period have been astonishingly exact.
The prophecies regarding the war in Iraq, the destruction of the Twin
Towers, conflicts such as those between India and Pakistan and between
Israel and Palestine, the tsunamis, earthquakes and floods are just a
few examples. The predictions that have not yet come to pass are even
more catastrophic - but there is time to change the outcome!
Our Grandfathers warn of calamities and the possible destruction of a
large part of humankind so that we can change such events. The Mayan Elders
want to caution us that we must live in harmony, become aware, stop polluting,
and safeguard our natural resources. The damage we have already done to
Mother Earth is more than obvious.
little attention has been paid to the importance of earlier cycles, particularly
the end of this one, Kajib Ajaw, or the Fourth Sun. It is during this
period - right now - that we run the greatest risk of large scale conflicts
and natural disasters. The catastrophic side of the prophecy has unfortunately
been misinterpreted as an inexorable, apocalyptic event. It is within
our power, however, to prevent this from happening. We may be facing the
self-destruction of much of humanity, but an ever-increasing number of
us are also becoming aware of the damage we have caused to the environment
and what we must do to change this...
imminent arrival of the new prophetic cycle Job Ajaw, a period of 5,200
years beginning on December 21, 2012, will bring future generations their
rightful legacy: a return to a state of awareness."
Uphill Climb to 2012, Carlos Barrios' message shares that "...the
dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered...
That is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when
confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to
fusion, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.
Barrios (shown on the left) said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will
call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional
elements of earth, air, fire and water have dominated various epochs in
the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of
the Fifth Sun: ether. Ether is a medium. It permeates all space and transmits
waves of energy in a wide range of frequencies, from cell phones to human
auras. What is "ethereal" is related to the regions beyond earth:
Mr. Barrios shared: We live in a world of energy. An important task at
this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything:
people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw
close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element
ether - the realm where energy lives and weaves."
In ancient cosmology, ether is understood as the fifth element that
filled all space beyond the sphere of the moon, constituting the substance
of the stars and planets!
Elder Hunbatz Men shares: "...as humanity awakes to the spirit
in all matter, I have absolute hope that we will begin to live and work
in a sacred way again. We did not come this far through the burden of
time and space to end it in this way. We are here to be victorious. We
are here to witness and participate in the great celebration.
is funny humanity as a whole feels that we have no impact on this reality.
How can we believe so little of ourselves that we feel we are just blowing
in the wind, as if by accident, just witnessing or being a victim of this
reality. The big issues we face today on Mother Earth are directly related
to our lack of self-esteem. Isn't it funny that clearing up old self-esteem
issues could save the Planet! Think about it! We need to realize, honor
and respect our creative force and realize we are creators. We hold this
reality together. We are the keepers of the Earth. When we truly honor
ourselves and our awesome creative power we will again live in a sacred
way where we honor all life. When we honor all life the essence/spirit
of all living things will manifest.
is waking up, and in this important year we are riding the crest of a
very big wave. We are living on the edge. We are living between worlds.
How we live, the choices we make, the sensitivities we develop, and our
love and honor for all life will see us through."
Men, (shown above) along with the Grand Maya Itza Council, has declared
their response to the upcoming 2012 synchronization is to activate
52 sacred sites around the planet. As they said: "Every Full
Moon we are going to make a spiritual journey to every one of the sacred
sites on the list, starting our first ceremony on November 13, 2008, and
continuing that way until carrying out the last ceremony on December 28,
Is there evidence of the 2012 date on ancient Mayan monuments?
all the talk about 2012, there is only one ancient stone monument with
Mayan inscriptions that depicts the end of the current 13-baktun era in
Monument #6, erected around 670 AD in Tabasco, Mexico. By decoding
this inscription, archeologists where able to determine the end of the
13 Baktun Cycle Long Count Calendar Cycle is December 21, 2012; 4 Ahau.
This ancient monument
links our modern world to a larger, mythic story of unfolding.
Tortuguero monument is reported as originally being a T-shaped monument
covered with inscriptions. Shown here is the right-hand "wing."
Sadly, the left "wing" of the monument is missing, the central
section is partly effaced, and the part where the prophecy is recorded
has a big crack through it, making full translation virtually impossible!
did the modern world first find out about the
Jose Arguelles is the man who is responsible for "turning the
eyes of the world to the Maya." Bringing news of December 21, 2012
as being a sort of cosmic alarm clock that we can already hear ringing
in our collective psyche, his best-selling book, Mayan Factor
(1987) was the first of its kind to detail the cosmology of the ancient
Maya and their spectacular fractal mathematics, while also broadcasting
the fact of their vast Long Count Calendar Cycle ending in our lifetimes.
a key point, Mayan Factor was published with the specific intention
of alerting everyone to a very important event in 1987 which he referred
to as "The Harmonic Convergence." According to Dr.
Arguelles, on Aug 16-17 1987, we completed Quetzalcoatl's Prophecy of
the 13 Heavens and the 9 Hells. Each of the cycles was 52 years long.
The 13 Heavens began in 843 AD (right at the close of the Classic Maya
era) and the 9 Hells began in 1519, which exactly coincided with when
Cortez landed in Mexico and began conquering the indigenous people.
actual event of the Harmonic Convergence was the world's first globally
synchronized prayer and meditation for peace event (orchestrated pre-internet!),
with people around the world gathering at sacred sites to anchor intentions
and stabilize a field of human coherency so as to support our conscious
opening to the next stage of our evolutionary unfolding.
Arguelles, as well as several indigenous elders, point to the Harmonic
Convergence of 1987 as being a critical point within the larger Mayan
Prophecy, as it triggered the final chapter of the Great Cycle - the period
Dr. Arguelles points out this important moment of fulfilling Quetzalcoatl's
Prophecy was reflected by the appearance of SuperNova 1987A, the first
to have occurred in over 400 years.
Shown on the left, he calls it the Quetzalcoatl SuperNova.
Arguelles clarifies that the term "Harmonic Convergence" should
be thought of as referring to this entire 25-year process. This last segment
is seem as a phase in which we are truly "in-between" worlds.
In other words, the old paradigm world founded on ignorance, fear and
separation is in process of dying and fighting for its life, and the new
paradigm world founded on wisdom and conscious interconnection is descending
into our inner worlds bringing great inspiration, but it does not really
have any concrete footing in our outer world yet. In these times there
is ever-growing awareness and innovative solutions emerging, but the tension
of the opposites is great as the forces of the old paradigm are still
trying to obscure the light and suppress the new cultural models and sustainable
lifestyle systems that are seeking to take root.
this in-between phase that we are in right now, we feel and see the manifestation
of great extremes. It is said by many that the acceleration process we
are currently in will continue exponentiating its intensity, and that
the great challenges and immense obstacles may continue to surmount as
we deepen in this internal and external process of shifting World Ages.
than making specific claims about what life might be like on the other
side of a certain date, it is about having a larger context for these
times we are in, a comprehension of this era of great cosmic testing.
Knowing that we are enduring the closing of a huge cycle can give us great
compassion and courage to perservere.
than putting all our attention on the old civilizational constructs that
are dying and gasping for breath, let us direct our attention to that
which is seeking to be born through us, calling to us from the inside
out. Let us not be surprised or intimidated by the darkness of
these times, rather let us look to the light that is dawning within our
hearts, knowing that the flowering of our human consciousness
is guiding us to incarnate a new era of harmony upon our Earth.
is possible that the Ancient Maya forsaw this time of Biospheric Crisis?
Indeed! It's as though the calendar cycles of the Ancient Maya recorded
their ancient premonition of the trials to come in our modern times...
is possible the ancient Maya's prophecy highlights our modern crisis in
consciousness and the process of our collective awakening?
ending of this huge calendar cycle is asking us to confront the reality
that our human-planetary equation has become out of balance. At this point
in the cycle, humanity's collective conscience is calling to us all. We
can no longer overlook the many design flaws inherent in our modern lifestyles
that dangerously neglect to account for our interdependence with Nature
in all its forms. We are being inspired to transform our self-centered
materialism into a respect for life, moving from ignorance to awareness.
As we become increasingly aware of how we are each personally impacting
our global culture, we realize our responsibility to awaken so that we
can participate lucidly in this process. This awakening process we are
in is a whole-systems one. To survive and thrive in the face of all the
shifts that are upon us, our only real option is for us to personally
and collectively change, shift, grow, evolve, mutate into a more aware
species that is increasingly dedicated and courageously becoming conscious
of how to operate on earth in greater harmony with the One Sphere of Life.
We need each other in this process, our work together is to refine our
choices and attitudes, knowing we affect each other intimately, and all
we ponder what the Mayan codes in stone may signify in our lives - exploring
the meaning of 2012 and seeing what it's trying to point us to - let us
keep in mind that the calendars of the Ancient Maya are understood to
be communicating not just physical cycles, but mental and spiritual cycles
of unfolding as well. Let us hold the possibility that the completion
of this vast cycle of time is signalling an emerging human willingness
to align with participating in a world of health and harmony for all.
is clear that we are being called to re-define our human culture, so that
we understand our roles as stewards of our Earth and creative emenations
of an evolutionary spiral of consciousness that is unfolding in natural
time. As we are receptively learning how
to cooperate once again with the Laws of Nature, remembering our interdependance,
we are opening to our deepest potential as a species, stepping into our
power as creative artists here to beautify our shared Life!
is the connection between calendars and consciousness?
calendar is a lens through which we perceive our world. As the ancient
Buddhist teaching states: "As Viewed, So Appears."
This mirrors the findings of Quantum Physics which tell us that the observer
affects the observed, there is no separation. It is wise to understand
that the calendars that guide a society are a lens which create a framework
of human perception, and therefore human culture. When we look through
the lens of the ancient Long Count Calendar of the Maya, we see that we
are nearing the transition from one world epoch to the next. From this
vantage, all the signs of this process can be found as clearly evident
to us. Without question, we are living in unprecedented times.
In this modern moment, things have never been so accelerated as they are
now, changed as fast as they are now, and there has never been so much
at stake in how we collectively navigate the opportunities of this now.
when we look through the lens of our modern 12-month calendar - what do
we see? This commonly accepted framework of time generally has us referencing
all the days of our lives in terms of the nearest commerical holidays
on the rise, and whether or not it's a workday or a weekend. What is the
date? Oh, it's Saturday, October 24, 2009. This lens highlights that it's
supposedly been 2009 years since the birth of Jesus and that (in the United
States at least) we are nearing Halloween, which of course means Thanksgiving
and Christmas are soon to follow. It's Saturday, so there is a collective
license to party and unwind before heading back to the grind on Monday.
The ever-inspiring grid of 12-month Gregorian time
a society in great need of self-reflection and transformation, it is important
that we ask - does this calendar lens offer us any real inspiration or
cosmic direction? Does it remind us of our truest nature or move us to
contemplate the meaning and purpose of our lives? Does it guide us to
synchronize in harmony with the cycles of the Earth, Moon, Sun and Stars?
Does it orient us towards sensing and respecting the sacred nature of
all existence? Does it guide us to connect to our deepest potential?
might think it is impossible for a calendar to serve in these ways - but
think again, because as a global society, we have simply been conditioned
by the unquestioned use of the irregular, 12-month calendar lens to accept
its limitations and linear script of reality as the only language and
reference point for relating to time and navigating its cycles. However,
we are outgrowing its outdated program. As an evolving humanity, we need
to transcend these calendrical confines and look at our time on this Earth
through a new lens which serves us better at this crucial moment we find
that in mind, let us highlight the work of Dr.
Jose Arguelles who is one of the main people responsible for alerting
humanity to the treasures and wisdom of the ancient Mayan time science.
Dr. Arguelles has dedicated his life to helping people understand the
central role that calendars play in affecting our consciousness, instilling
societal programs, steering our culture, and upholding paradigms. Having
invested decades of study into the ancient Maya and their calendars,mathematics,
prophecies and cosmology, he declares that the essential message of the
2012 prophecy is the need for humanity to move into a new paradigm by
Returning To Living In Natural Time.
Jose Arguelles, PhD
Arguelles has illuminated the world regarding the history and affect that
the 12-Month calendar has had on narrowing and stunting our perceptions,
and his vast body of work is founded on what he calls "The Discovery
of the Law of Time." In essence, what he is trying to point out to
all of us is that humanity is currently operating on an "artificial
timing frequency" that is held in place by the 12-month calendar
and its counterpart the 60-minute mechanical clock, called the "12:60
reminds us that we are the only species that is living and operating by
a man-made sense of time that has actually placed us apart from and out
of phase the rest of the Biosphere. Dr. Arguelles' findings demonstrate
that the mentality engendered by artificial time is summarized by the
motto "Time is Money," keeping us locked into a destructive,
materialistic paradigm, to the detriment of the rest of the natural world.
Arguelles' prescription for returning to harmony and laying the foundation
for a new cultural program and paradigm is to align ourselves with the
"natural timing frequency," called the "13:20 timing frequency"
that places us back in phase with the cycles of the Earth and Cosmos and
synchronizes us with our own deepest selves.
this light, he and his former partner Lloydine
Arguelles have inspired a global movement that is now being activated
by people in over 90 countries who are choosing to grow beyond the status
quo 12-month business calendar and instead utilize the 13-Month/28-day
Natural Time Calendar as the template that frames and informs our perception
of time and its sacred unfolding.
The 13-Moon Year is understood as a
Spiral in which each month is 28-days long
a truly life-changing tool, this new time lens is a solar-lunar-galactic
calendar that is based on a universal application of the mathematics of
the Ancient Mayan Calendar system. Rather than being a traditional Mayan
Calendar that connects one specifically to the culture of the Maya people
and their lands, history and religion, the 13-Month Calendar is specifically
designed as a map to guide modern humanity to live in harmony with the
natural time frequency, and thus awaken out of our destructive modern
paradigm of materialsm and disconnection from nature.
Dr. Jose Arguelles writes in "Time and The Technosphere: "The
ancient Maya prophesied their own destruction. Therefore, within the prophecies
of the Chilam Balam they laid the seeds of their own reconstruction -
but not simply as Maya. The reconstruction had to be planetary, for their
destruction in the sixteenth century was also an act of planetary consequence
- the plunging of the entire world into the prison of artificial, mechanized
time. The fulfillment of the prophecies along with the new dispensation
of time (The 13-Moon Calendar) had to occur before the end of the cycle,
of the power of this new calendar is that it unites the secular and the
sacred. The 13-Month calendar offers us a practical way to replace the
12-month model by giving us a new way to relate to our year cycle, and
the passing of months and weeks - entirely transforming our perception!
it offers another layer of inspiration in which every day imparts one
of 260 unique "galactic signatures" which describe a mental/spiritual
focus that is concentrated on by people in 90 countries as a catalyst
for self-reflection and attunement to the synchronistic nature of life.
For as we live in natural time, the natural order of life reveals its
patterns and synchroncities become more conscious!
a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern revelation, this new calendar
is offering us a new lens, a new context, a new paradigm model to support
the unfolding of a new culture that is in phase with the intelligence
Truly, it is easier than it may sound to learn the basics of this new
time system. As we learn this new language of harmony, we realize that
not only are the codes of natural time alive - speaking and revealing
themselves through the calendar - but they themselves are reflections
of nature's codes that live with our own bodies and minds!
The 20 glyphs and 13 Tones of Creation, which are the
foundation of the ancient Maya time science,
are correlated to our 20 fingers and toes and 13 main joints in our bodies!
Rita Pitka Blumenstein, one of
The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers said: "If
we understand the 13, the world will become balanced."
does the Ancient Mayan Calendar Cycle reflect the larger picture of this
planetary transformation process we are in right now?
This image shows Dr. Arguelles' revelation of the 13 Baktun Cycle of the
as a fractal time map depicting the progressive unfolding of all of recorded
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the Ancient Mayan Time Map reveals, the start of the Great 5,125
year Cycle in 3114 BC coincides with the beginning of recorded History.
Since then, as a human community, we have been in an ongoing acceleration
process known as Civilization.
Dr. Jose Arguelles writes in Time and The Technosphere: "August
13, 3114 BC is as precise and accurate as one can get for a beginning
of history: the first Egyptian dynasty is dated to ca 3100 BC; the first
'city,' Uruk, in Mesopotamia, also ca 3100 BC; the Hindu Kali Yuga, 3102
BC; and most interestingly, the division of time into 24 hours of 60 minutes
each and each minute into 60 seconds [and the division of the circle into
360 degrees], also around 3100 BC, in Sumeria. If the beginning of history
was so accurately placed, then must not the end of history, December 21,
2012 also be as accurate?"
Ancient Maya were extremely precise in their time measurements, and their
calendars reflect the fractal intelligence of Nature. The 5,125 year cycle
is made up of 13 smaller cycles, known as the "13 Baktun Count."
Each baktun cycle is 394 years long, or 144,000 days.
baktun is understood as its own historical epoch or Age within the Great
Creation Cycle, carrying a specific destiny for the evolution of those
who incarnated in each baktun. For example, almost all of the Mayan inscriptions
were seeded precisely during Baktun 9 (435-830 AD). This era is known
as the time of the Classic Maya. After this point, around 830 A.D., the
great Mayan centers were abandoned and their thriving culture mysteriously
disappeared. To this day, no one can verify or prove why they left
or where they went.
Votan (603 - 683 AD) ruled the Kingdom of Nah Chan Palenque
Classic Maya of Baktun 9 were of
a specific destiny, distinct from Maya of other times. As Dr. Jose Arguelles
writes, "In 830 A.D. the engineering team departed back to space,
back to the other dimensions from which the Maya keep their watch on things.
Slowly the terrestrial Maya melted back into the jungles. The time of
darkness was setting in. Sure enough the conquerors came. By 830 A.D.
Warrior tribes who took the ancient name of Toltec, which means Master
Builder, entered the Yucatan. War and human sacrifice were introduced."
and her inhabitants are currently travelling through the 13th baktun cycle
- the final period of 1618-2012 AD. This cycle is known both
as "the triumph of materialism" and "the transformation
of matter." It seems the ancients accurately predicted that this
final baktun would be a time of great forgetting in which we would drift
very far from our sense of oneness with nature and experience a kind of
collective amnesia. Like a memory virus in which we begin to believe the
limited reality of appearances and grow dense to the spiritual essence
which animates this world, so humanity's egoic domination has grown during
Jose Arguelles makes the point that this 13th Baktun has essentially been
"captured by mechanical time." For example, it is extremely
relevant that we entered this 13th baktun right after establishing the
world wide coordination of Pope Gregory XIII's 12-month calendar system
(1582) as well as the perfection of 12-hour 60-minute mechanical clock
(1600), which had been evolving for centuries. These are no small matters
- in fact the planet and the human mind have never been the same since
their introduction into our culture. According to Dr. Arguelles, these
2 instruments are what manifested humanity's "error
in time" which is the following of artificial instruments of
time that served to separate humankind apart from the rest of nature,
operating by our own false timing frequency, to the detriment of the natural
The 12-month Gregorian calendar is not based on logic, science, or nature.
It denies and covers up the true annual human biological cycle conserved
in the body of woman.
Broughton Richmond wrote in Time Measurement and Calendar Construction:
"If the Julian/Gregorian calendar was to be offered as a new
device for measuring time, we, with our present knowledge and state of
living, would reject is as something utterly impractical, lacking in harmony
and order, unbalanced and irregular, too clumsy a calendar to make calculations
by..." It is time to ask: Why
do we use an instrument of imperfect measure to coordinate the affairs
of the world?
Gregorian calendar is the current world standard because of the forceful
issuance of this system upon conquered (indigenous) peoples who lost their
land as well as their religious freedoms to the Roman Vatican's Catholic
Church. As Dr. Arguelles shares: "Between the Doctrine of Discovery
and the Gregorian Calendar Reform, under the aegis of the Church, the
Europeans conquered and colonized virtually the entire New World - North
and South America...The historical context in which this calendar became
the fixed standard is of the greatest significance."
Gregorian calendar is a product of its predecessors - Julius Caesar's
and the earlier Roman Empire calendar, being practically identical to
them, with the exception of its name and leap-day rule.
Essentially we have been using this flawed and limited 12-month model
of time for over 2000 years, not questioning its impact on our minds and
our global society.
we need to realize that a calendar is the central organizing instrument
of our global society. The way we frame and relate to time impacts our
minds, every day.
clock was the first automatic machine -
going on to become the heart of all machine technology to come.
George Woodcock wrote in 1944: "The
clock, as Lewis Mumford has pointed out, represents the key machine of
the machine age, both for its influence on technology and its influence
on the habits of men. Technically, the clock was the first really automatic
machine that attained any importance in the life of men. Previous to its
invention, the common machines were of such a nature that their operation
depended on some external and unreliable force, such as human or animal
muscles, water or wind.
is true that the Greeks had invented a number of primitive automatic machines,
but these where used, like Hero's steam engine, for obtaining 'supernatural'
effects in the temples or for amusing the tyrants of Levantine cities.
But the clock was the first automatic machine that attained a public importance
and a social function. Clock-making became the industry from which men
learnt the elements of machine making and gained the technical skill that
was to produce the complicated machinery of the industrial revolution."
presence of the clock gave birth to the notion that time lies outside
our bodies - that it can be tracked by a machine, and that we can sit
and watch it "fly" by tick-tock as though it is something linear,
containable, and separate from the organic, flowing process of life. The
adherence to the clock for our sense of time and timing is noted as the
greatest obstacle to allowing the full telepathic
abilities of the human to flower.
clock turns time from a process of nature into a commodity that can be
measured and bought and sold like soap or sultanas. And because, without
some means of exact time keeping, industrial capitalism could never have
developed and could not continue to exploit the workers, the
clock represents an element of mechanical tyranny in the lives of
modern men more potent than any individual exploiter or any other machine...
Now the movement of the clock sets the tempo men's lives - they become
the servant of the concept of time which they themselves have made, and
are held in fear, like Frankenstein by his own monster." -George
a 6-year old girl once said: "The clock wants to turn everybody
into a machine."
came the Cartesian
Coordinate Rectilinear Grid System (1637) which went on to establish
the foundational platform of all modern math and science. Thanks to Rene
Descartes (the man infamous for his quote "I think therefore
I am,") the ceiling of perception validated only the reality
of the 3 dimensions of physical space. The coordinates of X,Y, and Z rendered
the fourth dimension obsolete from our worldview. Beyond the 3 dimensions
of what we can physically sense, the fourth dimension is the invisible
dimension of mind and spirit in which all is unified. When we are disconnected
from the fourth dimension, because we perceive that everything is separate
from everything else, our values and focus as a society become heavily
very important event that occurred at that moment of adopting the Cartesian
model of reality, was that time became symbolized by the little letter
t, meaning it was reduced from its qualitative essence to that
of a quantity. The mind who adopted the lens of the linear grid also adopted
the limited perception of time as a 3rd dimensional linear progression
of pure duration.
societal paradigms have continued to operate with these limitations in
place. Thus if something can not be seen, touched, or proven with measurements,
it does not, in effect, exist.
the Cartesian lens, Nature itself has become reduced to pure quantifiable
resources - no longer a living qualitative aspect of ourselves, but now
something outside of ourselves which we observe, analyze and ultimately
come to exploit, manipulate, dominate, toxify, and even destroy or extinguish.
As Rene Descartes stated plainly,"I perceived it to be possible
to arrive at knowledge highly useful in life...and thus render ourselves
the lords and possessors of nature."
Cartesian model that has been passed down for centuries is like a mental
spell that has kept us collectively trapped in the 3rd-dimension. We can
see its prevalence even in the ways our modern cities are laid out in
grids, reflecting and re-inforcing linearization as normal. As the psyche
of modern humanity has erroneously perceived the Universe as a giant,
soul-less, linear machine, we have lost touch with the simple yet vast
omnipresent magical intelligence and benevolence of Nature.
must humble ourselves and recognize the Cartesian scientific model is
not only outdated, but it is the foundation of our collective mental illness
that has motivated our ongoing self-destructive actions. We must admit
that as a species, we are now obsessed with the physical dimension to
the point of dangerous materialsm and epidemic depression resulting from
being disconnected from the spiritual, invisible dimensions of Life.
Living Prophecy is inviting us to awaken from our cosmic amnesia and embrace
the unifying Essence that underlies and animates all of Life in the Cosmos.
Let us stop separating Spirit and Matter, and let us instead learn how
to unify the physical with the invisible domains of the mind, heart and
spirit. In this way, we can create technologies and social and scientific
models that are in harmony with Nature, while also honoring and nurturing
the inner, deepest nature of our own humanity.
alignment with the Spirit of the Maya, this Prophecy is asking us to Return
to Living in Harmony with Natural Time; to Return to being synchronized
with the universal flow. We are being called to evolve beyond our man-made
artificial versions of time - the mechanical clock and 12-month irregular
calendar that numb us to the sacred intelligence of time and its cycles.
We are being invited to utilize a calendar that will assist us in having
a new mindset as we close this cycle of History and prepare for the possibilities
of Post-History. The 13-Moon/28-day calendar is now in use in over 90
countries around the world by people who are choosing to break the spell
of artificial time and participate in the fulfillment of prophecy!
can we Return to Living in Natural Time?
cultures around the world, time is measured not by the ticking seconds
of a clock or watch, but by seasons, rhythms and subtle shifts in nature
that influence and enhance social interaction...The compartmentalized,
western division of infinity into infinitesimal decimal, digital units
is at odds with thousands of different ideologies that consider time a
sensual perception rather than a notation.Yet watch, clock and calendar
are the global norm..." -Cynthia Logan
While the modern world measures time with machines and grids, boxing
and dissecting our time into little, repeating blank, bland squares that
we call days, and mechanized moments we separate into hours and minutes
and seconds, our timeless souls long to liberate into the organic expanse
of nature's pulse. This pulse lives within us, our heartbeat naturally
in synch with the rhythms of creation.
we re-awaken to the magic of Nature's timing, let us learn how to be
in the clock world, but not of it! While the clock may fill a current
need as a societal tool, let us be wise in how we let it dominate or dictate
our rhythms. Let us be willing to slowly but surely take our power back
from it and ween ourselves off of our reliance upon it, making space in
our minds for our natural telepathic timing sensibilities to flower. Let
us be aware of how we speak of time - are we spending it? Killing it?
Losing it? Running out of it? Never having enough time? These consensus
reality expressions reveal how conditioned we are to conceive of time
as a linear commodity.
This Prophecy of the Ancient Maya is calling us to realize that We are
Time. We are the Living Prophecy. The Maya were the most advanced time-wizards
ever to grace the Earth. Their vast calendar cycles invite us to remember
that The Synchronic Order of Natural Time governs the unfolding of our
lives. Time's cycles are found within our bodies and within Nature's daily
rhythms and cyclic seasons. We have forgotten this, thinking that time
is money or that time is the clock, or the relentless progression of work
weeks and weekends.
is the ever-changing, unfolding Now as it synchronistically coordinates
the Whole living Universe.
more we surrender into the natural flow of life's timing, the more directly
we are informed by time as the universal frequency of synchronization.
From his studies into ancient Mayan Time-Science, Dr.
Jose Arguelles decoded the mathematical nature of the Synchronic Order,
what he calls "The Law of Time:"
There is only one timing frequency which unifies the whole galactic order
from its largest constituent to its smallest. This timing frequency is
the 13:20 ratio, found within the harmonic structure of the 13 moon calendar
as well as our human bodies - our 13 main joints and 20 fingers and toes.
Arguelles continues to advocate that one of the most important steps we
can take in this planetary moment is to re-harmonize our minds with nature
by following a harmonic 13-Month/28-day calendar. By using this ancient
and intelligent standard of measure, we make a whole-systems transition
into conscious resonance with our living universe.
these intense times of uncertainty, we need all the navigational assistance
available to evolve our everyday consciousness. This new paradigm tool
of time invites us to interact with the patterns of color, number and
symbol that express the underlying order of this shared living dream.
To start using a 13-Month calendar, you can acquire a free
pocket calendar from Jose Arguelles' organization: LawofTime.org,
and/or you can purchase a full-color artistic wall calendar that has tons
of information in it from us, SkyTime, here at 13moon.com.
(It has been our honor to have been making these calendars for the
past 15 years!)
Cover of the 13-Moon Calendar produced by SkyTime,
a new calendar may seem hard or even intimidating, but this is the time
to try something new. What we're being asked to do is let go of what has
been common for so long - the irregularity of the 12-month calendar -
and embrace the harmony of the 13-moon calendar. There's actually children
all over the world who are also learning these natural time codes, proving
how easy and fun it can be!
girl exploring the Natural Time codes! (Photo copyright Dave Olson)
beauty of this new calendar system is that not only does it give us a
nature-based alternative to the illogical, 12-month calendar of the Roman
Vatican, it also integrates the intelligence of the mathematics of the
of Dr. Arguelles' life-long study of the Mayan Calendars, he was able
to offer a universal
version of their Tzolkin calendar (known as The Dreamspell) for us
to integrate into our modern lives. Called
the Galactic Overlay (shown left), this radial matrix guides us to explore
the 260 distinct creational energies which compose our inner and outer
260-day cycle offers us 260 unique lenses of self-reflection and inspiration,
transforming our sense of Time into a realm of enchantment and adventure.
traveling in time with this cycle, we infuse each day with a specific
intention, opening our consciousness to an entire world of magical possibilities
fact, the motto of those of us around the globe who live by this New time
calendar is TIME IS ART! Our mission is realize ourselves as Time Artists
and to beautify Earth as a living work of Art!
with these sacred cycles and patterns not only reformulates our minds
to be in sync with the rhythms of nature, it also helps us increasingly
see into ourselves and come to know the distinct purpose that every moment
holds. The tool of the 13-Moon Calendar helps us ripen our abilities to
hear our inner guidance, our intuition, while also quickening our telepathic
attunement to all the people around the globe who too are following this
daily time map.
By speaking a language of light, this template unites us in a harmony
which transcends our language barriers. By following the 13-Moon Natural
Time Calendar, every day we meet eachother in the consciousness of the
energy and sacred symbol of the day.
from the 13-Moon Calendar, each depicting a distinct energy and meaning
than just labeling today as "Tuesday", we focus on today as
"Yellow Cosmic Seed." Which means the following day will be
"Red Magnetic Serpent," and then "White Lunar Worldbridger,"
"Blue Electric Hand," "Yellow Self-Existing Seed,"
"Red Overtone Moon," etc. This assures each day is its own adventure!
more you interact with this new calendar system, and follow your joy in
learning its patterns, the more you will naturally learn about its meaning
and significance in your lives. As more and more people are discovering
the transformative power of this tool, it's always beneficial to come
together with others who also track these cycles and dicuss what it means
to live in natural time. There is also an on-line forum for people to
connect at tortuga.com.
great place to start is to decode
your birthdate and find out which of the 260 different energies you
personally embody. This is the best point of entry to start relating to
the 20 glyphs and the 13 Tones, and it's also a great way to discover
connections between your friends and family.
a Police Officer approached them for hitch-hiking,
they offered to decode his Galactic Signature for him!
2012 mark a new era of telepathic unification for humanity?
we endure the closing of this historical cycle, we can admit that we have
definitely reached a moment that is new territory for all of us - a moment
of Collective Unknown. The instabilities we are now experiencing reflect
the processes that are culminating as paradigms are rapidly shifting and
new values continue taking root. What changes or possibilities might emerge
as a product of completing this specific five thousand year cycle of History?
What new attitudes might set the tone for a new Post-Historical cycle?
all that we have manifested physically over this vast span of time, it
is essential that we understand we are also now surfing a psychic wave
of human self-reflective thought and awareness that has been building
for more than five thousand years.
Dr. Jose Arguelles shares his vision of 2012 as a trigger point of the
Transition," which is essentially a dawning of universal telepathy,
becoming conscious of the one mental sphere that unites us.
P. R. Masani writes in “The
Ecology of the Noosphere”:
“...it is unscientific to accept the concept of a biosphere and
to reject the concept of a noosphere. The noosphere is as much a part
of earth as any other sphere, such as the hydrosphere. Indeed, by virtue
of its being the cause of most ecological woes and the seat of all ecological
action, the noosphere should, from the ecologist’s standpoint, be
the most crucial layer. Its health and its protection from man’s
own perversity should be one of his concerns. For obviously noosphericpollution
is the source of all pollution.”
Dr. Arguelles responds: "When it is said that 'noospheric pollution
is the source of all pollution,' we are speaking of the role of the human
thinking layer in the whole system scheme of the planetary design. This
design constitutes an evolving dynamic. By
bringing the noosphere into a discussion of the biospheric crisis,
we are recognizing that unless we bring our minds to bear on the meaning
and nature of the noosphere that we will not solve the biospheric crisis.
First of all, this means recognizing the impact of the human thinking
layer on all of the evolutionary and dynamic biogeochemical cycles of
to the research of Russian scientist, V.I. Vernadsky, the Biosphere-Noosphere
Transition represents that moment in the evolution of self-reflective
thought when a level of "planetary consciousness" is finally
attained transforming the biosphere into the noosphere (mind sphere).
This moment can only be attained consciously and self-reflectively.
Vernadsky wrote: "[The Biosphere-Noosphere Transition] is
the result of a climax of human self-reflective thought and industry upon
the environment, resulting in an exponential change in consciousness in
which all becomes revealed and known."
Dr. Jose Arguelles shares: "Both Vladimir Vernadsky, a geochemist,
and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), a paleontologist, foresaw
the Biosphere-Noosphere Transition, though neither envisioned the stage
intermediate between the two - the Technosphere.
it is purely a function of the artificial timing frequency, the Technosphere
- planetary sphere of technology and its field of thought - is defined
by the Law of Time as the catalytic agent bringing on the Biosphere-Noosphere
Transition. The final phase of the technosphere is the Cybersphere - the
virtual reality of the internet and related digital computer technologies."
seems that 2012 itself is ushering in the Noosphere by the way it is serving
as a focus point for so many millions of people, more and more people
around the planet joining in pondering the 2012 mystery every day. Regardless
of whether we agree on the meaning of 2012 and what it is ultimately signifying,
it is uniting our minds in contemplation; it is stimulating a
deep process of inquiry in our collective consciousness. Like a mirror,
the 2012 code wants us to see the reflection of our interconnectedness
so that we can sensitize to this reality and restructure our lives to
accomodate this understanding.
the actual physical events of the day December 21, 2012 may fall short
of people's fantasmical projections, the fact is that this date has gotten
the world's attention, and surely it will bring the focus and participation
of the greatest number of people together in all of history. What else
has ever gotten this much attention by people of all walks of life, from
countless, diverse traditions? We may just find its whole purpose was
to unify our minds in awareness of each other and our collective yearning
to live aligned with our true nature, awakening beyond our materialistic
slumber, taking our place in service to the Whole of Life.
the 2012 synchronization of our attention may indeed catalyze the dawning
of a New Era of telepathic unification, one that may deepen over the generations
to come as we continue our dedicated work of fulfilling our human potential.
What are some universal themes of this Living Prophecy?
are in a Time of Trial, a sacred testing, a Great Crossing. We must find
the ways to live in harmony and peacefully coexist within our Biosphere;
our survival depends upon our awakening to the Interdependence of Life.
By the day, it is becoming more and more evident that business as usual
is the blind path and that we must learn to navigate with greater light.
Emergence by Hopi Artist Michael
of any specific date, as the Indigenous Elders confirm, the signs of the
times are manifesting everywhere - both inside of us and in our shared
world. We all feel the intensity in our lives as we progress through these
changing times. Whether we look to the global economic crisis, the environmental
biospheric crisis, the countless social and human crises with overpopulation,
poverty, homelessness, disease, starvation, wars, all of the earth changes
that are underway, etc, it is clear we are living in extremely significant
times. This moment in our evolution as a species has never existed before
in the way it is manifesting right now.
This living prophecy is not about one day a light all of the sudden being
turned on, rather this is about the process we are in NOW, that will keep
steadily unfolding. The essence of this time of prophecy is that we are
living in a time of crossroads; a time of shifting world age cycles where
the old world and its separation-based mentality is in the process of
dying and transforming into a new world that lives and creates through
are in a great inbetween time right now, experiencing a tension of the
opposites playing out between contracted forces of fear that seek to have
false power by manipulating life with a mind founded in duality, and the
expansive forces of possibility that seek to be empowered by living in
harmony with life, surrending our hearts to the Mystery school of life
that unites us.
important theme is the reminder that "it is always darkest before
the dawn." In other words, it is said that if we can navigate through
these times of immense challenge and crisis, the eventual renewal of the
world cycles will bring a gradual return of wisdom and balance.
Channeler of Light by Patricia
is the theme of Return that appears in many different prophecies. Return
to Balance; consciously unifying matter and spirit; The Return of the
Divine Feminine. Return of the Christ Consciousness. Return of the Feathered
Serpent, the snake and the bird unifying the lower, primal and higher,
celestial nature within us. The Return of the Wisdom of the Ancestors
and Star Beings; The Return to Living In Harmony
with Nature; The Sacred Hoop of All Nations can be Whole again; the New
Jerusalem emerging, the Rainbow Warriors arising; Returning to the Consciousness
of the Garden; Returning to Awareness of our True Nature. Can it be? It
seems there is no other quest but to awaken to our human potential. The
focus of Return brings an energy of Rebirth into a new sense of wholeness.
the idea is that we have been in a long era dominated by the linear, rational
mind - split off from the body and the heart, entranced by linear time,
reductionist scientific paradigms, blind materialsm, egoic competition,
the dualistic mentality of right and wrong, and a fear-based sense of
separation and greed resulting from a deep, societally entrenched disconnection
from the sacred oneness of life.
we gradually shift gears out of the old paradigm described above, we can
eventually move into an era that will be increasingly guided by the heart
and intuition integrated with the mind and body, attuned to the eternal
dimension of being, supportive of new quantum sciences, living in harmony
with nature and in touch with the spiritual, invisible dimensions, dedicated
to authentic cooperation, tolerant of diversity and holding space for
multiple viewpoints, guided by conscious awareness of our precious interdependence,
desiring to serve the whole.
can we contemplate 2012 as a collective dreaming process?
Artwork by Martín Prechtel of FloweringMountain.com
universe exists in the form of an ever-transforming living symbol of itself,
which is to say that it is a continually unfolding, primordial revelation.
Just like a dream, the universe is an instantaneous feedback loop, a living
work of art, an inspired oracle that is speaking symbolically." -
Paul Levy, Awakeninthedream.com
the sake of exploration, let us for a moment step into the point of view
that “Life is but a dream.” Imagine the dream-field that we
are all sharing in right now, as here we are rapidly nearing the December
21, 2012 synchronization point; the end of the 13-Baktun Long Count Calendar
Cycle of the Ancient Maya. At the time of this message we are about 3
years from the completion of this 5,125 year cycle which began in 3114
BC, poised to re-set at Zero Point and start a World Age Renewal.
the perspective that life is a dream, we can realize that each of us sees
and interprets things based on what we project on to the inkblot. As a
meme infused into the collective consciousness, “2012” has
magnetized and conjured the full spectrum of the human psyche and its
fears, hopes and expectations. How do all of our projections combine together
to influence our shared reality? While some are focusing on dreaming up
2012 as a start of a new positive era, others are dreaming up 2012 as
a potentially cataclysmic time bringing mass destruction.
is true we are already living in times of immense challenge and crisis,
with earth changes and natural disasters right and left. However, beyond
these physical factors, from a dreaming perspective, it seems important
that we acknowledge the universal, instinctual fear of apocalypse and
annihilation that dwells in our psyche, as it is showing us an internal
fear of the end of the world. It seems likely this is reflecting our unresolved
fears of our own death, and the end of our own egoic personas. This seems
especially true for those of us living in westernized cultures which are
completely disassociated from, and living in denial of, the actuality
of our mortality - therefore robbing ourselves of the opportunties to
learn from our greatest teacher. Meeting the natural reality of our human
impermanence is a huge key in our spiritual deepening as a species.
moment in our shared dream is totally charged. Together, we are on quite
a ride through this chapter in modern history, living and dreaming on
the edge, teetering somewhere between the extremes of extinction and illumination.
We're swimming in a sea of total intensity as the biosphere becomes increasingly
unstable and the human psyche becomes more and more self-reflective. What
is really going on here? How do we comprehend this vast situation
we are in? What is our role in these times? How are we to respond? Where
are we to put our focus? How can we help positively influence our collective
we take into account the Quantum nature of reality, we remember that the
way we observe our current planetary dream has a "creative potency"
on how our shared situation manifests.
"I am a new day rising" By Mara
of the moments of our life are asking us - how lucid can we be? How much
can we avoid self-fulfilling prophecies of doom and step into our creative
power of awakening and dreaming consciously? Knowing the power our minds
have in conjuring physical manifestations, are we going to invest our
imagination into nightmarish, destructive scenarios or are we going to
focus our inner resources on our possibilities for wholeness and integration?
Like a dream, what we put our attention on grows stronger in our life...
Paul Levy writes: "The act of imagining influences the material
world, while at the same time, is reciprocally influenced by the material
world in the process. We dream up the world while concurrently, in a circular,
nonlinear and acausal process that exists outside of time, we are dreamed
up by the world..."
this modern moment it feels as if we've dreamed up a scene on Earth in
which the acceleration of all of history is compounding within our lives,
and our hearts are holding untapped depth. Each of us can help stabilize
the chaos in this dream of shifting world age cycles by continuing to
shine the light of awareness into our own inner darknesses, bringing healing
and illumination to our wounds and insecurities.
Robert Sky shares: "To fuse the polarities of light and dark
is to accept life's opposing forces as balancing aspects of the whole.
Rather than pushing away or avoiding what we fear or judge within ourselves,
we can hold these unresolved aspects of our psyche in the embrace of compassion.
All of us have wounds and traumas that we bear. And it is these pains,
along with our greatest joys and aspirations, that form the threads of
our subconscious. All that we've endured - the light and the dark, the
smooth and the gritty, the shimmering and the stained - together form
the fabric of our soul's journey. They are the patterns of energy necessary
to complete the glorious tapestry of our human experience. It is in the
composition of these contrasting elements that our life gains richness
and beauty. In the loom of our heart, every feeling finds its place within
our wholeness and in the wholeness of life itself. Thus it is our job
to let our hearts be big enough to contain all that we are. For it is
through the heart that all things return to Source."
allow the 2012 synchronization to inspire us, knowing that global paradigm
change occurs from our personal inner transformations - stabilizing within
us and rippling out into the greater field, self-generating ever-vaster
Beyond solely looking to the 2012 date for literal meaning, we can see
it as a symbol that is here to serve in our collective awakening. As a
self-reflective check-point, it's getting our attention, inviting us to
take stock of how sustainably we are living and what direction we going
as a global civilization. How willing are we to step out of the old and
into the new? What are willing to give up? What are we willing to open
to? As an alignment point in our collective consciousness - it's like
an appointment we set with ourselves to check in with the fulfillment
of our lives and inquire into our real motivations, our conscience. Have
we confronted our existence? Have we examined our own minds? Have we embraced
the reality of death as the counterpart of our birth? Have we met our
hearts? What are we aligned with? How are we serving? How are we working
to live in Harmony? How do we respect all our Relations? What are we energizing
in our lives? What are we contributing to the collective dream?
Let's drop our expectations, our hype, our stories, our minds –
and feel; breathe; sense the depths of cosmic essence that dwells within
us. Let us feel that dreaming force of consciousness within us. For That
which is living our lives right now is that spiraling force that orders
World Ages and catalyzes our inner and outer transitions. For we are
the living intersection between that which has passed and that which has
not yet emerged; We are the dream of our ancestors, and the future memory
of generations to come.
Keyhole To the Universe by Patricia
this shared dream, let us drop our Y2K-esque fantasies and open to the
Quantum possibilities. Let us open to our human ingenuity and our love
for life to help us resolve our vast challenges. Let us surrender to the
ever-ripening potential to shine as an integral flower of creation.
the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 brought the completion of Quetzalcoatl’s
Prophecy of the 13 Heavens and the 9 Hells, so December 21, 2012 brings
the completion of the 13 Baktun Long Count Calendar Cycle of the Ancient
Maya. In our collective dream-field, we can view this 2012 synchronization
point as a gateway into a path of a new world era that will unfold over
generations and generations... Our task is to midwife this new world to
it is not about a date, it is about what lives inside of us. Life can
only deepen. The Mystery can only deepen. The reunion with our True Nature
can only beckon us more urgently.
process is about real-i-zing who we are and how we can exist in harmonious
collaboration and support of the one whole of Life. In this dreaming process,
we each have to find our own paths, to listen to our own intuitive knowing,
for it is not about following outside authorities, it is about each of
us manifesting our sacred roles within this time of evolving and transforming
global culture. In this dream, we influence each other intimately. We
are each other’s greatest challenges, greatest blessings and greatest
teachers. The more authentically we follow our inner callings, the more
we support one another in finding our paths. As the saying goes, “We
are each other’s angels, we show each other signs.” As
we realize our oneness, we uplift our shared dream.
We may not think we know the words
to the universe's mysterious 2012 dream-song,
but what if it’s already singing us?
can we prepare for 2012?
man liberates his inner potential
he becomes powerful and everything is possible."
- Bolivian Shaman Chamalu
thing first - rather than preparing for some future
moment down the road, let's notice how we are participating
in life this moment. Rather than focusing on an imaginary
destination, we need to realize we are already in the midst of this planetary
2012 synchronization is a call to purpose. What is our life's
mission? We each have a unique role in these times. We need to follow
our inspiration! As we find our passion, we feel alive, we feel directed.
That is why following fear thoughts does not serve us, because the voices
of self-doubt and anxiety don't inspire us to be part of the solution,
rather they clog us and often lead us to shutdown from our positive creativity.
What we need is to feel engaged in life, knowing we are part of this collective
mandala of being.
The wisdom that the 2012 code can inspire in us is to look directly at
our lives, right here and now: Where is our focus? What are our guiding
principles? What are our motivations? How can we
live in greater harmony with all our Relations? How can we feel
truly alive? How can we embody genuine compassion?
How can we face our edges and grow? How we can become increasingly aware
and self-reflective? How can we deepen our humility? How
can we share our talents and gifts as a way to influence our culture and
help manifest the new paradigm? How
can we be of service to life and positively contribute to the Whole? How
can we work on behalf of future generations that they might inherit the
best planetary situation we can give to them? How can we cultivate a balance
of being and doing, receptivity and action?
this diverse planet, we all have different strengths, different abilities,
different callings. Rather than looking to the world to show us our path,
we need to look deep within and listen to our inner sense of how to navigate
these times of great unknown.
is essential we learn to hear the voice of our inner wisdom. No one can
give us wisdom, it must dawn and dwell inside of us, born of our own direct
experience. We each have our own direct connection to our Spirit and we
must keep learning how to hear our divine, intuitive directives, whispering
within. This ability to hear the voice of our inner guidance is the most
practical skill we can cultivate in these times. It is what will inform
us to how to synchronize in the right place at the right time.
process of synchronization with our own intuition, and with the universe
at large, is greatly amplified by learning how to live in harmony with
natural time cycles. This awakens our conscious awareness of synchronicities
as the natural order of life. This can practically be done by choosing
to follow the 13-Moon Calendar that is based in the harmonic mathematics
of the Ancient Maya, purposely designed as a solar-lunar-galactic calendar
for the modern world to reconnect with the sacred essence of time. In
light of the 2012 prophecy, people in 90 countries around the world are
choosing to synchronize every day with this life-changing tool. As we
follow the natural rhythms and cycles of this new paradigm calendar, we
are guided to infuse every day with a unique spiritual focus. Together
we are forming a web of telepathic unification, becoming conscious vessels
of nature's harmonies.
this time of world ages transitioning is calling each of us to grow beyond
fear of the unknown into courage, compassion, and creative empowerment
- all of which emerge from connecting to our Hearts. When we look at the
state of the world affairs from our rational, linear minds it is a terrifying
scenario that seems inherently doomed with endless cause for alarm and
panic. But where will those energies of fear and panic get us? They lead
to stress, sickness, overwhelm, negativity, depression and escapism. The
old paradigm model uses fear to motivate us, whereas the new paradigm
is based in allowing our love for life to inspire us.
Out of Hands by Paul
we shift out of living from the box of our heads, and open to the expanse
of our hearts, we can unify our minds with our sacred vulnerability. If
we can perceive this time of prophecy through our hearts, we can attune
to the possibilities of this emerging new world consciousness. How does
it want to speak and move through us - touching our relations and rippling
out into the world? The connection to our heart's sincerity is our only
authentic guide in this Mystery. The new world age can and will only be
born through and as our Hearts. There is no other medium for the transmutation
process other than our own core being.
the intensity of our journey continues, it is essential we learn how to
work with the presence of fears and practice ways to transmute them so
they are not debilitating. As the Shambhala Warrior teachings of Buddhism
advise: Fearlessness is not about a reduction in fears, it is about feeling
the fears but not letting them stop us. That is the opportunity of these
times - to acknowledge the fears but not let them run us, instead let
their presence guide us to come back to our tender heart centers. If we
can find courage in our hearts to rise to the great challenges we are
in, we can bring beauty and breathe life into possibility.
things continue accelerating, there is an increasing need to stabilize
the agitation and panic vibrations in the collective. Stress is becoming
increasingly tangible, and we each need to find how to generate vibrations
especially as we understand that our energies radiate out and affect our
whole environment. The more we can practice centering, the better. Meditation
and prayer is essential to align our intentions with our clearest self.
It is becoming inescapably important to learn how to process our negative
emotions, facing them rather than projecting them out, so as to avoid
adding to the planetary tension equation.
this note, it is said the Ancient Hawaiians had a prophecy that there
would come a time on the planet where there would be so much chaos it
would require many to emerge as Agents of Calm. It feels these
times have arrived. It is essential that we focus on cultivating our internal
harmony so that we can contribute to generating harmony in the world.
is essential that we deepen our connection with our breath, as it is the
most direct way to ground and re-center in the present moment. Conscious
breathing helps us let go of stress, calm and clear our minds, and re-open
to our heart's expanse.
must support ourselves holistically in this transformation process we
are in. We need to consider our health and well-being on all levels. To
balance out the artificial energies of these modern times, it is wise
to immerse one's self in nature as much as possible. Being in natural
environments re-charges us with elemental magic and a sense of wholeness
that helps to counter-balance all the technospheric vibrations and over-stimulation
of the age of information overload.
bodies are the temples of our spirits; they are the instruments through
which we play our life's song. We need to take care of our bodies during
these times. We are already living in a compromised situation based on
the pollution of the air, water, earth and the increasing electro-magnetic
pollution that innundates us from all directions. We must cover all the
basics: Keeping our bodies vital with movement, rest, water, and organic
foods. As Mayan Ajq'ij Carlos Barrios says, "Eat
wisely. A lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention
to what you are taking into your body."
Our mind and emotions are unified with our bodies. Part of our health
is to honor the intensity of the emotions that are arising in these times
and find tools that help us process and release old patterns, so we can
be available to be present. This is really the time to do the work to
heal old wounds. We need to truly learn the powers of forgiveness of self
and others, and true compassion towards our human sufferings; learning
to be tender towards ourselves and our relationships.
must be alert to all the anxiety and turbulence in the collective mind-field
in these times. To evolve, it is essential we engage in some form of mind-training.
As Alex Polari said: "Every thought it is an entity."
We need to be aware of what thoughts we are entertaining, believing in,
identifying with, energizing and incarnating into life. (Some helpful
teachings in this regard include the work of Eckhart
Tolle and Byron
is a critical moment to be self-reflective. We must examine everything
we can notice about ourselves and our tendencies, our habitual patterns,
our attitudes and what we believe that we believe. WE MUST QUESTION OUR
THOUGHTS. We must notice the pathways that energy manifests through us.
We are beginning to deeply understand how our perceptions and beliefs
mold our experiences of reality. As we contemplate all the creative power
that exists within our collective consciousness, we are beginning to imagine
just how vast and expansive our possibilities may actually be.
prophecy is about us looking at ourselves and understanding how we are
contributing to the planetary equation; recognizing how our beliefs, our
intentions, our words and deeds feed directly to the one pool of being
we are all swimming in. We have the power to uplift our shared life. Every
moment invites us back to this power within us, our creative power inherent
in being alive.
opportunity in these times is to awaken from a mentality of perceiving
everything as separate and to awaken the interconnectedness of all beings
and all moments. Our deepest most fragile tender heart is our celestial
core, it is the seat of Oneness that dwells within us. It is our awakened
heart that recognizes "the other" as our own self, and feels
our unity with all that lives.
Tz'utujil Maya Medicine-Woman from Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala recently
spoke about the importance of relating to Mother Earth and Father Sun
and Grandmother Moon as living beings that we need to respect and be in
intimate relationship with. She said we need to do ceremonies and make
a lot of prayers, and give back by making beautiful offerings
to Mother Earth like flowers, incense, different colored candles, etc.
She said during these times, it is important to not be afraid, to be strong,
to have faith, to pay attention to our dreams, and to learn how to grow
our food gardens.
people are aware of the need for us to determine how to live in physically
sustainable ways on this planet, but often the issue of spiritual preparation
is overlooked. We need both. We definitely need to question the models
and values that modern society presents as normal and increasingly find
ways to live that lessen our environmental footprints, especially focusing
on developing our local communities. And we also need to purify and align
our internal relationship to all of life.
as a modern society we are in a whole-systems challenge to re-orient our
lifestyles to live in harmony with nature. But it is only an illuminated
understanding of our unity that can truly motivate and guide us to manifest
real solutions. While the task at hand may seem insurmountable, let us
remain open to possibilities of miraculous break-throughs emerging, brought
about by awakenings in our human consciousness. For truly, there is no
need to impose a limit on what might be possible for us as an evolving
species, as we move from ignorance to wisdom, greed to compassion, competition
to cooperation, we can discover the untold magic of synergy!
must not be discouraged by the intensity of these times, for they are
accelerated on purpose. As we understand we are in a process of an old
world paradigm dying and coming apart at the seams, we can have patience
and courage, knowing we are here to help anchor the new! As we hold the
highest vision for the transformation of our world, rooting to our clearest
intentions, let us release expectations on how things are supposed to
appear, surrendering to the larger unfolding.
moment in the collective dream is steeped in mystery. This mystery has
a heartbeat that lives within us. Let it be known that we are here to
manifest the new culture that is based on conscious, harmonious interdependence.
This is the fulfillment this prophecy is inviting of us!
May we all find our way. May
we bring light into the dark, and go to where the Heart is. For it
is in giving, sharing, helping and supporting that this life becomes beautified.
We need each other to grieve with, to pray with, to praise with. We need
each other to uplift each other, over and over, back into connection with
our true nature. The light that shines through my eyes is the same light
I see in yours.
As the Maya say, "In Lak'ech" - I am Another Yourself.
has a key
with which to unlock
one's innermost potential
This is the mysterious
quest of Life
Search by receiving
- What's the bottom line?
a collective scale, we are experiencing a time period in which all that
has been unconscious is becoming conscious. All that has been hidden is
being revealed. Whether we look to our own lives, or to the state of global
affairs, the locks are being thrown off of secrets, the wounds, vulnerabilities,
shadows and incongruencies are being exposed. Simultaneously, the truth
and depths of our authentic beingness is also being revealed. As the Hopi
say, we are living in the Time of Great Purification. Simple words, vast
are living in precious and precarious times; exciting, fragile and mysterious.
Our human population of 7 billion people is unprecedented. According to
Wikipedia, by the year 2000, there were 10 times as many people on Earth
as there were 300 years ago. According to 2009 data from the CIA's factbook,
the world's human population now increases by 220,980 people every
day. We are each drops in this sea of humanity, part of the physical
and psychic collective. We are remembering our unity by facing our shared
challenges. The crises
we now face are bringing us together to inspire our constructive creativity.
There is no way out of this prophecy, only a way through.
is now the time to embrace all that has been dishonored or denied, for
it is emerging to be purified and sanctified. All
that is manifesting on the inner and outer planes reflects the sacred
intensity of these prophetic times. The polarities and imbalances within
us and around us are becoming clearer. Love, beauty, co-creation, and
compassion permeate this world. Multi-faceted victories of art, community
support, healing and evolution shine all around us, illumating the spirited
grace of our true nature. Meanwhile, this world is steeped in fear, brutality,
pain, and disease. Endless anguish of anxiety, separation, disconnection,
confusion, isolation - alongside the toxic realities of egoic, callous
greed and corruption, materialism, addiction, and dangerous ignorance.
Accountability is required on all levels of our existence. In this process
of becoming transparent, we are invited to shed egoic programs of fear
and limitation, letting go of and transducing old stories about ourselves
and our identities.
2012 synchronization is reminding us we are on a journey together; the
twists and turns of our lives contribute to the collective manifestation
taking place. We need to honor the importance of the closing of this cycle
without hyping it up with fear and expectations. We need to let
go of focusing on dates in the future and embrace the possibilities that
live within us, right now, that are here to guide us into the new pages
that we can write with our collective consciousness.
Let's drop the script that 2012 is bringing the end of the world and understand
that it is bringing the end of a great cycle. Rather than passive victims,
we are here to be conscious participants of this world age transition
process. Let us perceive 2012 as a code signalling us that these planetary
moments are summoning us to align with our deepest potential and access
the deepest dimensions of who we truly are, knowing that as a whole we
are enduring a great initiation process to learn how to live in harmony
with each other and with Nature.
seems the fundamental question this prophecy is pointing us to is: How
can we live and operate in conscious awareness of our Oneness, our Interdependence?
We are being asked to deeply understand that our lives are intimately
woven together with All of Life. We must embody this comprehension and
let it guide our human efforts.
bottom line is that this world is ours to shepard. This moment lives within
us. We are all instruments of culture. We need to focus our attention
on our powers of creativity as human players in this planetary equation.
Our mental, spiritual, emotional and physical energies are the vivid colors
splashing on the canvas of Life. What is the quality of our collective
art? How can we refine our contribution?
is no time to try to figure things out with the mind, but rather to learn
to listen from the heart. The more conscious we become of our potential
to be conscious, the more our potential finds us; our self-reflective
awareness deepens and flowers.
We need to support ourselves in processing the trauma of these times.
Rather than furthering the trauma by numbing out and being indifferent,
it is important we face the pain and tragedy of our world that is crying
out. The medicine this can offer comes when we let it break our hearts
into even deeper compassion, opening the channels for more holistic responses.
we can only find a harmonious way through this passage by finding our
hearts. That is the message. Why? Because our heart is naturally tuned
to the unity of all of life, and therefore lives in respect of it. By
finding genuine compassion, we access genuine wisdom. As Jose Arguelles
says: "We are the Peacemakers we've been waiting for!"
bringing tests and opportunties.
The mystery blooms in our heart,
with petals of innocence and stalks of wisdom.
We shine as fellow rays of light
in an emerging garden of loving awareness.
Basking in each others' abundant colors,
we are One under the Sun.
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