by Robert Wilkinson
As you know, there are many different opinions about what 2012 will bring. Some think destruction, some think salvation, some think a new "golden age," and others just mark the point as the end of one era and the beginning of a new one. We are truly on the cusp of the Age of Aquarius, but does 2012 really mark some kind of "point of no return," or just the end of the world? Today we have some of the latest statements from some Mayans who are focused on such things.
My friend at Maya Earth Coffee (check it out!) just got back from Mayaland (a.k.a. Guatemala) and brings us some up to date info about the straight skinny re: the Mayan Calendar and the so-called "Mayan Prophesies." Long time readers of this site know this is a point of focus for this site, so today we bring new (or old) news.
I addressed some of the Mayan Calendar misunderstandings at the article The Mayan Calendar, 2012, What’s To Come and Hope For The Future. There is a ton of debatable info in the comment stream in that article, so you may want to pop some popcorn and enjoy the trip!
For now, though, I want to offer you the news from those who supposedly know, since they're supposedly "in the know." Without further adieu, here's the latest from someone speaking for the Mayan elders and culture on the coming "end of the Mayan Calendar."
... I also also came across some important information regarding the Mayan Calendar and 2012, which is fully reproduced below. This information came from the Fundacion Centro Cultural and Asistencia Maya C.C.A.M. (Cultural Center and Mayan Assistance Foundation) Their philosophy is to promote Mayan Culture in its different manifestations and contribute to the integral development of all people, and especially the Mayan people.
For your perusal, Post No. 1 of the series "Mayan Prophecies - The End of the World or the Start of a New Era?"
“The interpretation of the prophetic texts is very complex, because in addition to being written in a metaphorical and mystical manner without a logical relationship, the texts are presented according to the Long Count. The start of the prophecies initiates with 11 Ahau Katun (3113 BC) and ends with 13 Ahau Katun (December 22, 2012). Thirteen periods are represented in which predictions are made with respect of the development of life.
The date 2012, comes from the Long Count, which defines a very precise cycle of 1,872,000 days starting on August 12, 3113 BC, and ending on the decisive, December 22, 2012. This interval of days is often referred to as the "Great Sun Cycle”.
There is a series of seven prophets with profound and mystical content, which is related to the end of the Long Count, that corresponds to December 22, 2012. Within these prophecies, the Mayans do not talk about the end of the world, but rather, specifically say that all things will transform, that the only thing that is permanent is the spirit in its evolutionary journey to higher spiritual levels.
The messages are engraved in stones (stellas) the Mayans left us. In other words, the "Seven Prophecies", constitute a message of alert and hope. The message of alert advises us of what will happen in these times that we live in, and the message of hope informs us of the changes that we should make within ourselves to lead humanity towards a new era where righteous values will start to flower in each and every one of us, through our daily practice. The new era that the seven prophecies refer to, will be the era of the woman, the era of the mother and the era of sensibility.
In actuality, the world is in convulsion, living in times of war for no reason, climate changes that provoke calamities, natural disasters that occur with greater frequency. And, not to mention our own individual daily actions that demonstrate, first of all, that we are out of touch with ourselves. And secondly, that we are out of touch with others which, has lead to the consequential deterioration of relations with our Creator, with our brothers and sisters, and with humanity in general.”
“The Mayans do not talk about the end of the world, but rather, specifically say that all things will transform, that the only thing that is permanent is the spirit in its evolutionary journey to higher spiritual levels.”
(Fundacion Centro Cultural and Asistencia Maya C.C.A.M. Chichicastenango, El Quiche, Guatemala)
Pax y luz, tu hermano, Felipe
Think about it, folks! Things may very well be not as they seem, and in fact a whole lot better than the glamorized "end of the world" that the more extreme of our brothers and sisters seem to be flogging.
The "end of the Age" is most certainly NOT the "end of the world." Life is not a Hollywood movie!! Get ready, and move into your Higher Self. The outer is not as important as the inner. Get right with your heart and you'll do fine in the coming Great Transition.
© Copyright 2009 Robert Wilkinson
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pps. - For more, please visit the article 2012 Won't Be That Bad, and Could Even Be Very Good.