Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Mayans, the Celts, and the Rest of Us

     We've all heard that December 21, 2012 marks the end of the Mayan calendar, and that the next day starts a new long-count time cycle.  For the Mayans, this date is both an ending and a beginning.

     We've probably heard that some have called the Celtic festival called Samhain, celebrated the night between October 31 and November 1, the Celtic New Year.  It marks the end of harvest and the start of winter.  The Celts used this night to purify themselves with bonfire smoke, to honor the deceased, and to look to the future through divination.  It is a time of ending one season and beginning another. 

     Many in the New Age community have called this present age a time of ascension and evolution in the human race.  They have preached that in order for the human race to survive our self-destructive ways, we need to grow up.  How do we do this?  By letting go of negative habits and thought patterns, and increasing our vibration.  The challenge for us is to recognize that we have things to let go of, and to embrace new ways of thinking and being.

     Let's not dwell on the panic-talk of others about this time.  Let's hold this time as sacred, a time of ending old ways and beginning new ones.  Let's meet the challenge to grow.

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