Until recently, comparatively few people were interested in Mayan culture or ancient prophecies. The Mayan Calendar, popularized in the West by authors such as Jose Arguelles
(The Mayan Factor), Barbara Hand Clow (The Mayan Code: Time Acceleration and Awakening the World Mind) and Carl Calleman (The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness) touched a relatively small audience.With the release of the doomsday movie 2012, however, that's changing dramatically. Now that the end date of the Mayan Calendar — December 21, 2012, on our Gregorian calendar — is a scant three years away, people are beginning to panic. Is the world going to end? Is this like Y2K, only infinitely worse?It depends where we choose to place our focus. Remember that the collapse predicted when the clocks struck midnight on December 31, 1999 never materialized. Our culture thrives on fear, and this latest movie is pure Hollywood, calculated to thrill, chill, and rake in box office profits — not to educate and enlighten. For that, we need to go to the source.The Maya are now sharing their prophecy with the rest of the world in great detail, in an effort to clarify exactly what is happening, and why. One vehicle is the film, Shift of the Ages
, which explains what this unique era in human history is all about. The key word here is "era".
This is a global birth process, not an event. We're in the midst of an extraordinary evolution in consciousness. The December "end" date — indeed, the year 2012 itself — are simply markers, signifying the conclusion of a vast cycle of time and transformation. People all over the planet have been awakening in stages for decades.Now, humanity has reached what might be termed an "uncritical mass" of awakened souls, who are helping to guide the shift that's taking place worldwide. Time is actually speeding up
as we make these changes, and the acceleration creates all sorts of strange "symptoms", both in our bodies and in the Earth's body. Thus, what one might interpret as catastrophic — earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, etc. — is just Nature's way of cleansing and clearing in preparation for the new
, much as many of us are coping with headaches, muscle and joint pain, sleep issues, digestive disturbances, and a host of other weird physical, emotional and mental changes that are part of what a third dimensional human undergoes as we expand into beings of Light. Because that's precisely what is happening.We're moving from water-based to Light-based bodies. It's huge, exciting, scary, and real — and it's happening to everybody, although at different times and in different ways. Imagine how the first amphibious creature must have felt when it crawled onto land and realized it could live in two environments. In essence, that's where we are now.