Tuesday, November 10, 2009

2012: A Matter of Time

The internet, TV and Hollywood are buzzing with 2012 predictions. Some say the world will end. Others say it’s the mark of a new beginning. All agree that something is happening, and that the Mayan calendar predictions this date is based on aren’t to be taken lightly. The Maya civilization was one of the most culturally dynamic societies in the world, according to Alexandra Bruce in her book 2012: Science or Superstition. Mayan culture was so advanced in astronomy and timekeeping many have theorized they were influenced by extraterrestrials. How could such an ancient civilization have such an understanding of the heavens and how the movements of planets affected the Earth?

The dates of the predicted changes Earth will experience are in question. December 26th, 2012 is when the Maya calendar ends after 5,200 years. It’s the last of five calendars, each lasting 5,200 years. Scientists now suggest the Sun has not been as close to our galaxy in 26,000 years, which is 5,200 times 5. According to Mayan predictions, we’re moving into the world of the fifth Sun. Others believe that December 21, 2012 is when the Mayan long count calendar signifies the end of a World Age and the beginning of a new one. Others believe October 28th, 2011 is that date.

Whatever served as the foundation of the amazing Mayan culture that combined science and spirituality came to an end around 1502. That’s when the Spaniards began the genocidal campaigns that destroyed much of the culture and literature, similar to what happened in Egypt after the Greek invasion. There are many who believe the Mayan calendar is a warning that the whole world will not end - just that part of the world that’s turned its back on nature and separated science from spirituality. Perhaps it’s time to determine if we want to be part of the material world of old - or the new age of spirituality?

Something is happening. NASA scientists speak of a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from an unknown origin. There’s also been a sharp increase in gamma ray bursts from stars close to the galactic center. According to Bruce, “The weakening of both the Earth’s and the Sun’s magnetic shield coincides with a time of an abrupt increase in gamma ray bursts from relatively close stars. The Earth is receiving 1,000% more cosmic radiation than at any time ever recorded, much of which we don’t know anything about.” There are those who view this massive influx of new energies to be spiritually beneficial while keeping the powers that be off-guard.

I strongly suggest that we don’t buy into the Doomsday predictions of 2012. Fear and doubt are the greatest deterrents to personal and spiritual growth. Look around you. Change is becoming more and more obvious. We’re moving away from the competitive mind back to the creative mind. But remember, nature is selective. If you continue to live in a world without compassion…it will just be a matter of time.

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