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The 2012 Prophecy ~ Making it Real
by Eden Sky
"The accurate content of the message for the Maya Prophecy for our times is that the date of December 21, 2012 is nothing more than a general marker, a specific date that infact indicates a whole era, an era of hope, an era of opportunity - the opportunity to re-establish a sense of community amongst all humans of this planet..." -From The Maya Taino Prophecy Initiative, led by Maya Elder Antonio Aj Ik and Taino Elder Miguel Sague - http://mayatainoprophecy.webs.com
December 21, 2012 marks the Shifting of World Ages, a return to zero point, where we officially transition from the current 5,125 year World Age Cycle, and enter into a New World Cycle; marking a new level of our unfoldment as a planetary collective; a new level of our human evolution in concert with our living Universe.
If one researches prophecies from ancient cultures, and investigates modern scientific and spiritual decodings of these times we are living in, one will find a whole spectrum of insight, opinions, warnings, facts, theories, and possibilities about where we have come from, and where we are heading. While many pieces of the puzzle match up, plenty of pieces and voices do not align, and in fact contradict one another.
I write this article as someone who has been in this field of investigation and discovery for 17 years and counting, having passionately delved into this realm and taken in information and insights from countless sources. In this personal journey, my intention has been to be informed of various viewpoints, especially those thought to be from the most reputable sources, including indigenous messengers, highly regarded researchers, deeply inspired visionaries, and critically thinking scientists. Upon taking in all of these viewpoints, I then seek to integrate them inside of myself, cross-referencing all the data and voices and applying the discernment of my own intelligence and intuition, that ultimately I can arrive at a synthesis of my own heart's comprehension. It is from this place of what I would call my own "embodiment" that I always attempt to communicate to the world from.
I believe it is ideal for each of us to evolve and refine our own personal embodiment of truth, awareness, and inspiration to guide us from within and to help influence our collective humanity. Therefore, I do not proclaim to know anything more than anyone else. I am simply interested in sharing the understandings I have come to as they have cultivated within me during years of dedicated exploration, in hopes that they may stimulate deeper levels of your own knowing.
That said, the message I wish to offer to the human family is this:
Let us realize that December 21, 2012 does indeed mark the completion of a vast cycle, and the dawning of a New World Age on Planet Earth. However, let us not naively look to this one day to instantly transform all the far-reaching crises and imbalances we face as a global society.
The World Age we are soon transiting out of has spanned over 5000 years, taking us to this unprecedented point we are now living in on Planet Earth where our world hangs in the balance, teetering between breakdown and breakthrough. December 21, 2012 is a threshold point; a doorway indicated by the Ancient Maya well over a thousand years ago, that will take us into a new domain as a planetary collective. The more of us that are conscious and aware of the significance of this date as a marker of a new World cycle, the more aligned we can be in our intentions and actions to serve as instruments of this transition process, fortifying and inspiring each other upon this unfolding journey of Shifting World Ages.
Solstice 2012 marks a zero point -a simultaneous completion and beginning, called "Creation Day" by the Ancient Maya. From that point, the adventure will continue onward, bringing untold challenges and blessings. As we advance to a new level on the spiral of Time, let us comprehend the vastness of our journey ahead. Each day the mystery deepens, bringing new trials and new awarenesses. There is no pre-determined outcome to our collective story. The essential message of the 2012 Prophecy is that the more we each awaken to our personal contribution to this planetary moment, the greater the possibilities emerge for positive change.
Everyone asks "What's going to happen on December 21, 2012?"
Our human psyche has fixated on this one date, projecting both tremendous fear and tremendous hope. But rather than looking at these monumental times of prophecy from a linear mindset, let us realize that beyond this one infamous date, it is happening now, all around us, and also inside our own selves. As Peter Russell writes: "Rather than a precise date on which major changes happen, I see 2012 as the temporal epicenter of a cultural earthquake."
It is not wise to expect some external, earth-shattering cataclysm or miracle to happen on this one day that proves the reality of this Living Prophecy.
The clarity that December 21, 2012 marks the launching point of a new epoch is not based on proclaiming details of external events. Rather, the opportunity is for as many people as possible to align internally with this understanding, and therefore from an inner alignment of cycles shifting, to help consciously generate and incarnate the dawning of the new era on Earth. Let us contemplate: What can happen in our collective consciousness when each of us really owns the power of our personal contribution to our shared reality?
As Mayan Ajq'ij Denise Barrios writes: "What is the significance of December 21, 2012? It is the end of a cycle in which a subtle change of energy will take place and allow humankind to enter into a more spiritual vibrational state; one of greater consciousness in which we will re-evaluate our priorities and recapture our intimate connection with nature. Some may not even notice this transformation; they may think that December 21 is a day like any other, but a change in energy at the spiritual and sensitive level will take place, and those that are prepared will have no difficulty in recognizing it... Mother Earth - like the living being that she is - will elevate her spiritual condition. That is why humankind, as a manifestation of her evolutionary legacy, will be able to transcend to the next level..." - From "2012: The Door to Transition," printed in "The Energies of the Day for 2012." http://www.mystic-maya.com/
Full Speed Ahead ~
Clearly, beyond any specific date, the transformation of World Ages is steadily underway, as we are each witnessing and experiencing massive intensity, acceleration, and change on ALL levels. We can each sense how unique this moment is in our human history, and how unpredictable our future is. As we undergo crises, challenges and tests of all kinds, so too we are enduring unprecedented changes in our Sun and throughout all of Earth's Biosphere. These times are ripe with revolutions, advances in all fields of science and technology, and breakthroughs in human compassion and courage. Our world - and our worldview - is shifting by the day, and we are each helping compose the pages to be written in the new chapter to come.
Ancient Clues ~
The 2012 Prophecy is understood as "The Harmonic Convergence of All Prophecies." In prophetic messages from around the globe which point to these times we are living in, one will find mention of the emergence of such things as: "The Return of Quetzalcoatl," "The Return of Christ Consciousness," "The Return of The Kingdom of Shambhala," "The Return of the Divine Feminine," "The Return of the Star People," "The Return of the Wisdom of the Ancestors," "The Hoop of the Nations Made Whole," "The Return to Living in Harmony with Nature," "The Awakening of the Rainbow Warriors." Other universal themes include: "Everything That has Been Hidden will be Revealed," "The Lifting of the Veils and Merging of Spirit and Matter," "The Dawning of Universal Telepathy," the start of "Heaven on Earth," and our mutation into a new species that transcends Homo Sapiens, emerging into something like the Qu'ero of Peru call "Homo Luminous."
I believe these ancient clues can be understood in a down-to-earth way as pointing to the Awakening of our Human Potential. I find it deeply inspiring that one can find evidence from many traditions around the world that speak of a massive cycle change in which we change our orientation as a species and find our way to exist as a more conscious humanity, opening to yet untapped capacities. However, let us also acknowledge that any of these prophetic callings can easily become distorted or hyped by our modern minds, to where the authentic meanings can be lost or misconstrued. I feel strongly that we need to ground the concepts and visions bestowed by ancient prophecies, and strike a balance between our discerning rationale and our unlimited, imaginative spirits. Let us place no ceiling on what is possible in our evolution, but likewise let us be free of delusion and proclamations that detour us from owning our personal responsibilities in these times of great transformation.
Paradigm Shift ~
To put it simply, it is not the end of the world that is coming, it is the end of a world age. This shifting of World Eras is a cycle change that will steadily shift our human orientation from an ego-based perspective dominated by separation, fear, greed, and destructive, imbalanced tendencies - towards one based in conscious interconnectedness, fueling our tendencies for harmony, compassion, and life-affirming energies and actions. This represents a shift beyond the patriarchal cycle we have been in, sometimes called a "male-dominant linear perspective," into an Age in which masculine and feminine energies and perspectives are balanced, ideally uniting mind and heart, logic and intuition, spirit and matter. The most blatant example of this shift is in re-prioritizing our values and Placing Planet and People over Profits, in true recognition of the intricate, interdependence of the One Web of Life. It is obvious we cannot survive or thrive on this planet without this transformation of our worldview.
Our collective human mentality is not going to change all in one day or one moment, and likewise the shifting of dominant paradigms and modern lifestyles will not be instantaneous. However, knowing this transformation process is underway can give us great perserverence, and motivate us to deeper innovation and the pioneering of new pathways in our own lives and spheres of influence. This Shifting of World Ages can inspire us internally to nurture a deeper compassion, self-love, awareness, and sensitivity to all our relations, and can guide us to more consciously align our actions and participation in the world so we can increasingly find ways to live more in balance with our Biosphere.
We all know that we have inherited what our ancestors gave to us, and we know that we are all affecting the world we will give to our future generations. Every moment and every decision counts, especially now in these crossroads times. We must continue to work to manifest the vision of a world where our living Earth is honored; where Peace is our priority; where the Awakening of our Human Potential and our creative evolution on all levels is nurtured; where all people have wholesome food, clean water, health care, social justice; where the Biosphere of Earth is holistically restored and honored, recognizing all beings as part of the one family of life - from the humans to the animals, to the trees, the seas, the bees, the air, the eagles, the ants, and the mountains alike...till one day we even embrace the stars and galactic whole as part of our living community!
In this process of Shifting World Ages, every aspect of human planetary culture needs to be re-evaluated and questioned to discern how it can be truly life-affirming - from our energy sources, to our food supply, to our modalities of education and conflict resolution, etc, etc, etc! That is why we have to be prepared for the long haul of bringing in a new era, participating physically and spiritually - leaving no stone unturned. We are being called to rise to the occasion and become wise shepards of a fragile new child that will be emerging and growing under our loving care.
"Spiritual realization needs to be integrated with social commitment and direct action... No matter whether we like it or not, each of us is, inevitably, a social and political agent whose smallest actions have a direct influence on other people and the world around us." -Daniel Pinchbeck
The Big Picture: Vision and Action ~
December 21, 2012 will perhaps be the most focused on date by the most amount of people in recorded history. How we think of this day has a creative potency on how it manifests.
As José Argüelles wrote: "The mass interest in 2012, whether fearful or hopeful, is already a shift in consciousness. Something is going to happen. But what that is actually is up to us. We can go into fear or we can generate the kind of positive co-creative script the world needs in order to conclude and regenerate the cycle on a successful evolutionary note... It is not a matter of passively waiting for something to happen. Once one has heard about 2012, one is called to action to help re-define the new reality."
We can conceive of Solstice 2012 to be like a Graduation Day - after which the task is to apply ourselves to our new career of helping shape a new world era with our own hearts and hands.
Let us look to the actual day of December 21, 2012 as a grand day of synchronizing with our human family, conscious of this threshold we are crossing together; a point of no return; a point of celebrating all we have learned, while knowing full well there are endless realms of knowledge to meet through all the experiences to come on the other side of this doorway. On this sacred day, let us meet in heart with each other and align with our positive vibrations, opening to feel our unification with each other and with All of Life. Let us open to the highest possibility of our unfolding journey. Let us invite ourselves into our deepest personal empowerment, that we may give our best to our planetary community as together we embark on a new cycle on Earth. Let us realize that serving as instruments of a New World Era is a lifetime position that will keep deepening through our dedication, sincerity and discipline to live in harmony with our greatest potential. On this gateway date, let us breathe together a deep sigh of joy, and a deep prayer of courage, knowing our work together at this new level will have just begun.
As Mayan Ajq'ij 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..."
People always ask: "Where should I go on December 21, 2012?"
Follow your guidance, go where your spirit calls you. In my opinion, it matters less where you physically are for this occasion, and more where your intentions and heart are on this day. Obviously try to find the most inspiring setting you can, preferably with your loved ones, so you can truly open and commune with this auspicious moment. I would advise seeking space for subtle meditation, receptivity, and contemplation, while recognizing there is also great value in unifying with group focus in ceremony and celebration. Some people definitely advocate going to "sacred sites" for this date, which has a certain logic to it, although one's own home with a candle could also serve as sacred space. Be aware that being around large, chaotic groups may be counter-productive to focusing on the potency of this day. You'll know what is right for you. Again, wherever you find yourself, simply attune as deeply as possible to sending and receiving positive vibrations, celebrating our collective step over the Solstice 2012 Threshold!
One especially powerful way to synchronize with this auspicious moment in time is to join in with people in 90 countries around the world who will be visualizing a Rainbow Bridge around Planet Earth.