Originally Published: September 18, 2012 by remingtoncooney |
The Mayan prophecy of December 21st, 2012 – do you think it will come to pass?
What were the Maya actually thinking when they decided to end their infamous calendar on this date? People are saying it’s the indication of an oncoming apocalypse. Others are saying it’s an evolutionary shift in consciousness. The majority feel it’s just another Y2K sensation; that we will arrive at this date that we’ve noted on our calendars, only to find that everything is still exactly the same as it was the day before. Some people even claim that the so called “evolutionary shift in consciousness” has already occurred and the date is just a representation of the ending of such a shift. Perhaps even, the Mayan man carving his civilization’s stone calendar, simply ran out of room on the rock…anything’s possible right?
That being said, I don’t believe the Maya really did run out of rock. They were an incredibly advanced civilization. Had they wanted to, they would have found new rocks to carve out continuous calendars on.
They may have not been as technologically savvy as our present civilization, but they were certainly more in tune with the world they lived in, and understood its ongoings far more deeply then we do. This is how I would really define “advancement,” in terms of a civilization. From what I’ve read and studied, the Maya, much like the Incas and Egyptians, were intuitively in touch with the land that they cultivated, and furthermore, had many rituals that brought them closer to the spirit within them, which in turn, is also the spirit outside of them.
It is because of this that I take their perspective as legitimate, but as always, it must also be taken with a pinch of salt. Using this approach, I’ve formulated my own interpretation of what the ending of their infamous calendar could signify.
The ending of the calendar on 21st December 2012 is the marking of the end of a cycle. “What cycle is ending?” is everyone’s question. And my best guess is, it’s not an asteroid coming to hit us; no explosions; no tidal waves; no one will die. The Maya were actually optimistic. They were predicting that by this date, people will have started to have woken up. They were saying, “let’s give humanity the benefit of the doubt and hope that by this date people they will see the reality of the situation.” But what is that reality? The reality is that the world really needs us – our Earth really needs us to step up our game. This does not mean giving it our sympathy. It means giving it our compassion (there is a BIG difference).
And to be compassionate towards Earth we start by being compassionate to those that inhabit the Earth. And that begins with our own species. And from their it extends to other species. And then others. Eventually, it transmutes into the land and becomes like a healing energy for the Earth itself.
Many people have indeed woken up to the fact that the Earth needs us right now. We see it all around us in various environmental movements and projects that aim to save the planet. And these are extremely important movements in terms of their contribution to healing our planet, and in raising awareness to those that are insensitive to our Earth’s needs.
Personally, however, I think that a lot of people are overwhelmed by how to treat the world’s instability at this point in time. There is so much chaos, that many don’t really know where to begin. They want to reach out and lend a hand but they have their own lives to attend to. And quite frankly, these lives we lead take up the majority of our time. How do we fit in “healing planet Earth” into our busy schedule? Do we just drop all that we’re doing at this point, if it’s not orientated to “making a difference”?
No we don’t. To me, the answer is much simpler than we think. The biggest difference can be made right where we are now, within our busy lives, without having to drastically change anything or give anything up. We just have to start small.
Start where you are now. Start with the person next to you and then spread out from there. I feel, the answer to waking up to the reality of the Earth’s situation, can be brought down to the relationship between you and that person next to you. If you can give the person your next to, your compassion, your time, your truth, your ear, dare I say it (again), your love, then there is not much more you will need to do. The shift has already begun. The awakening has already begun.
I have Dec 21st circled on my calendar. Part of the reason for that is fairly pragmatic: I’m flying back to Singapore on that day so it indicates the day I will need to leave to the airport. But on a deeper level, I’ve circled this day because I’ve set a goal for myself; from now until this date I would really like to give the people that are part of my everyday life, my time, my ear, my compassion.
Michael Stone, who has been somewhat of a mentor to me these last few months, terms this personal movement as “showing up in our hearts.” And when I’m with others, I would really like to do this. No matter who that other is. I would like to “show up in my heart” as I engage with them. Because if I’m doing that, I’m not only authentically corresponding with them, I’m also authentically being with myself. What the Earth REALLY needs right now, more than anything else, is for you to authentically be with yourself. The catch is, however, that you cannot authentically be with yourself, unless you are being authentic with others (and vice versa).
I recommend circling the date and setting a goal that moves you, so that you can show up in your own heart. It doesn’t have to be the same goal, but approach the situation in a similar way. By doing this we are using the Mayan prediction (whatever it may be!) to our advantage. And remember: start small. Give the person your talking to 5 more minutes of your time as you listen to what they have to say. That’s enough.
And if an asteroid does collide with Earth on Dec 21st, at least you can say you gave the last few months your best shot at being you. (But please, do not let this be your incentive!)