Always biased toward the dramatic, Hollywood portrays December 21st, 2012 as the end of time predicted by Mayan astronomers over one thousand years ago. The Hollywood version of 2012 envisions most of California cracking up and sliding into the ocean, while the rest of the world fares little better. “2012” the movie is the ultimate disaster apocalypse movie, far out doing even the disaster movies of the anxious 1970’s.
But what did the Mayan’s actually predict would happen in 2012? What do today’s 2012 experts believe? Fortunately the truth may be far more hopeful than the Hollywood version.
While many see our present way of living and thinking coming to a head by 2012, some believe that we will move through this turbulent time and into an era of enlightened global human consciousness and a new harmonious world. How chaotic and traumatic this transition may be is not clear, even to 2012 experts. Some believe it depends on the willingness and ability of people to let go of the past and evolve a more enlightened consciousness that will transcend our past attachments and delusions.
Contrary to popular belief, December 21st, 2012 does not mark the end of time in the advanced Mayan calendar. Rather this date is the end of the Mayan Calendar’s “Great Cycle” and the beginning of a new cycle that coincides with a galactic synchronization in which the earth and sun align with the center of our galaxy. Such a galactic alignment is confirmed by present day astronomy. Some “2012 experts” speculate that this galactic synchronization will have a powerful positive and evolutionary influence on human consciousness.
Is it possible that our modern era of ecological and human exploitation is fast approaching its day of reckoning? Are humans waking up to the idea of creating a new world in which love and connection push fear and greed into the shadows?
I suspect that most humans will not evolve past our current way of life until our current way of life is recognized as being unsustainable and bankrupt. But it appears to me that the veil on our unconscious illusions/delusions are being pulled back through out the world. Ultimately the choice is ours.
What are your thoughts about 2012 and beyond? Feel free to post your comments below.
For a more optimistic view of 2012 see below: