A week or so ago I had a challenging Committee-Meeting-In-My-Brain (see my last post ..) and one of the things on the agenda was:
Agenda Item 4B – Is the world as we know it going to end on December 21, 2012?
And because I realized I didn’t understand the whole thing about 12/21/12, I decided to do some reading. And what I came up with is that … rather than an apocalyptic end of the world scenario, the Maya calendar is simply cycling to end the “old” calendar and begin a “new” calendar, which they do every 5,000 years or so.
“Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age… In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.” — Joseph Robert Jochmans
“An Apocalypse (Greek: “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.” — Wikipedia
Now, being a good new-ager/pagan/baby boomer, I also centered in on the focus of the “new” calendar being the beginning of a “new age“, right? And having grown up with a Maya calendar always around (my dad was Mexican/Indian – my Great-Tias (aunties) later told me the Indian part was, in fact, Mayan ancestry) maybe (or not) there is a bit of ancestral imprinting? (or not)
My point, however, is that wouldn’t it be nice for this big apocalyptic “end of the world” to be, in reality, not an end but a new beginning? A lifting of the veil of falsehoods and misconceptions to a new era of enlightenment, self-realization, and greater (albeit gradual) peace and tranquility?
How will you enter the new World Age? We have the choice ….
And, even more, Namaste …
I honor you ….