Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Mayans and 2012, Part 4

     We've learned in previous posts that the Mayans foresaw that on December 21, 2012 the winter solstice sun's path will intersect with the great rift of the Milky Way.  This represents the union of the male (sun) with the female (great rift), and the end of the Great Count of the Mayan calendar.

     So what?

     Well, according to John Major Jenkins, a prominent scholar in Mayan cosmology (see previous posts), this is a really big deal for several reasons.  One, this event only occurs every 26,000 years or so.  Second, the Mayans viewed it as a very auspicious time, a time of celebration.  Third, the Mayans didn't see this is a cataclysmic event, a time of death and destruction, but rather as a time of rebirth. 

     Ultimately, Jenkins argues, what happens on 12/21/12 is really up to us.  We can buy into the fear-mongering (and what are they trying to sell you?), or we can be active participants in this great rebirth.  How do we do that?  By getting our internal house in order.  Devote time each day to focus on your real Self, and bring that spiritual centeredness into the rest of your day.  Let go of fear, and be perceptive about who is trying to sell you something or control you through fear.  Take time to focus on the bigger picture, rather than the dust balls and tangles of our everyday lives.  Be kind and compassionate, and recognize the Self in everyone you meet.  Keep your chin up, and believe that humankind can evolve.  Be a part of that evolution. 


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