The Year 2012 and the Mayan Calendar–What does it all mean?

The year 2012 is the year that has been frequently talked about. We have heard many different things regarding this particular year. Some people say that it is the end of times; some people say that is a time for transformation. There seems to be some confusion regarding the year 2012 so I’d like to share with you some information about the Mayan calendar and what the end of this year means (according to the Mayans and experts of the Mayan culture).

The following information was provided by:

What is so special about the Mayan Calendar? By Carl Johan Calleman

“The person with no previous exposure to the Mayan Calendar will usually initially be surprised by the fact that some people today take such an interest in an ancient calendar. After all, human history has seen a high number of different calendars. Is not then the Mayan calendar just a very specialized subject of interest only to specialists or history buffs? “Why would the world today need another calendar than the Gregorian or Muslim that are currently in use, and why should this be the Mayan calendar?” some may ask. Well, to begin with most people probably have a much too limited view of the importance of the Mayan civilization, and Native American traditions generally. In fact, at their height in the 5th to 9th centuries AD, the Mayan cities would be among the largest in the world and developed the most advanced mathematics and astronomy of their day. And so, even if the Native American civilizations hardly survived the later contact with the Europeans they were and are the carriers of a significant and irreplaceable part of the global human consciousness.

When we talk about the Mayan Calendar something profoundly different is also meant than just a system to mark off the passage of time. The Mayan Calendar is above all a prophetic calendar that may help us understand the past and foresee the future. It is a calendar of the Ages that describes how the progression of Heavens and Underworlds condition the human consciousness and thus the frames for our thoughts and actions within a given Age. The Mayan Calendar provides an exact schedule for the Cosmic Plan and the unfolding of all things that come into existence. There is now ample empirical evidence for this, something that shines new light on the age-old questions of mankind. Things do exist for a reason. The reason is that they fit into the divine cosmic plan. For those that seriously engage in a study of the Mayan Calendar this soon becomes evident and the former materialist world-view loses all relevance. The Mayan Calendar is a gateway to the worlds of consciousness, which the majority of humanity has been blinded to through the use of false or delusory calendars.

Since everything that exists is an aspect of consciousness, and the Mayan Calendar describes the evolution of consciousness in all of its aspects, no stone is left unturned for the serious student of the Mayan Calendar. All of science is affected, all of religion is affected, all of life is affected. We are here for a reason. Time is no longer equated with money, but with spirit. Time is inspiration!

Many people have an intuitive sense that the end of the Mayan calendar will bring a shift in consciousness. Yet, it is rarely clearly stated or explained exactly what is the source of such a shift, how it will happen or what would be its nature. Maybe however shifts in consciousness are actually a little less mysterious than many people tend to believe. In fact, shifts in consciousness have been happening from the beginning of time and continue to happen whenever there is a significant energy shift in the Mayan calendar, such as between any of its days and nights. Despite all these previous shifts in cosmic history however there is something very special and significant with the new consciousness that may be expected to be generated by the ninth wave. [The Ninth wave is also known as the Universal wave. The waves are levels of consciousness the human race has ascended through]

For this event to be successful in generating the intention for the shift to the consciousness of the ninth wave [the highest wave] a massive participation in it will be desirable also at preparatory stages. The preparatory efforts have to be shared by the millions that intend for a shift in consciousness to take place. To bring it about a collective effort will thus be needed and already making a choice to participate is part of creating the intention that has been discussed here. Initially, there will be a great need for people to take initiatives to disseminate the call for the Conscious Convergence around the world. It is important to approach organizations to have them embrace it. Then there will be the need for people to make their unique contributions known through public web sites, social media and other networks.

Why is everyone talking about the year 2012?

The Solstice on December 21, 2012—precisely at 11:11 AM Universal Time—marks the completion of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Maya Long Count Calendar. Rather than being a linear end-point, this cycle that is closing is naturally followed by the start of a new cycle. What this new cycle has in store for humanity is a mystery that has yet to unfold. 2012 is also considered the completion of the 26,000 year Precession of the Equinoxes cycle, and some say it also signifies the end of a 104,000 year cycle. The 2012 date indeed marks the completion of this World Age Cycle. Rather than something to fear, we can understand the 2012 prophecy as signaling us that we need to awaken and realize that these times on Earth are auspicious; we are living in landmark times in the history of our planet. We are collectively in a crossroads moment that is calling out to us to participate in our fullest capacity. We are each being summoned to bring our inspiration and empowerment to the fore, as we must all take our places in transforming our human culture to be one of Harmony—with ourselves, with each other and with all of Nature.

Together we are living in times of unprecedented challenge, transformation and opportunity…The old world mentality, founded in separation, greed, ignorance, and unconscious consumer materialism, has reached dangerous peaks. Simultaneously, there has never been so much possibility at our fingertips as there is right now. A new paradigm is trying to emerge in our world, through our hearts and minds, like a flower trying to grow through the cracks in the cement sidewalk. New comprehensions and new solutions are emerging in our collective journey—from new sciences, to new economic models, new healing modalities, new energy technologies, new educational models, new forms of conflict resolution, etc. These times of crisis are unifying us and catalyzing us to awaken to our personal and collective responsibilities in this one planetary equation. As we perceive the 2012 completion date as a reminder to us from the Ancients that right here and now we are living in precious times, we can realize how critical it is that we align together in respect for life, becoming more and more conscious of how our intentions and actions affect the Whole. This is an important theme of this prophecy: Becoming Conscious of All that has been Unconscious. It is time to see and know and become aware of how we can participate directly in this great transformation process, inside of ourselves and in our shared world, from the energies we transmit through our feelings and intentions, to the details of our lifestyle choices.

The New Cycle that is to emerge is founded on us awakening to the beauty and responsibility of our interconnectedness. Every one of us has a piece in this cosmic puzzle, and we must help each other find our heart’s guidance in these mysterious times. As we recognize we are in a Global Healing Crisis, we can shake off the wounded victim mentality, and arise as Medicine Warriors, here to do the necessary work to help lay the ground for a New Era to root, conscious of our obligations to future generations.”

Carlos Barrios, who was trained as an Ajq’ij (a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) in the Maya tradition, has this to share in regards to 2012:

“Our planet can be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action…our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are…”

“This is a crucially important moment for humanity and for earth. Each person is important. If you have incarnated into this era, you have spiritual work to do balancing the planet…The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”

Joseph Robert Jochmans states:

“Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age… In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.”

According to Wikipedia:

…the Maya “did not conceive this to be the end of creation, as many have suggested.” “We have no record or knowledge that [the Maya] would think the world would come to an end” in 2012. “For the ancient Maya, it was a huge celebration to make it to the end of a whole cycle,” said Sandra Noble, executive director of the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies. “We know the Maya thought there was one before this, and that implies they were comfortable with the idea of another one after this.”

John Major Jenkins states:

“A lot of people are talking about apocalypse right now… “but there’s a deeper meditation that can and should happen around the end date.” ….. “At any end-beginning nexus—at the dawn of a new religion or a spiritual tradition—you have this amazing opening,” ….. “Revelations come down. There’s a fresh awareness of what it means to be alive in the full light of history.”

[According to Wikipedia]: An Apocalypse (Greek: “lifting of the veil” or “revelation”) is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted.” [yes, the veil is to be lifted–people may not know that this is the real meaning of an apocalypse]

The following information and interview is from:

Ac Tah is a Mayan spiritual leader who was taught Mayan mysteries and science from his Grandfather, who received the teachings as they were passed down by his ancestors. Ac Tah recently walked the many States in Mexico, spreading his message about preparing for 2012. One of Ac Tah’s missions is to open and light up energetic pyramids at key points so as to bring in the light necessary to assist humankind in its awakening. His central message is that we all must raise our energy frequency to that of harmony, happiness and co-existence.

Ac Tah, speaks about the earth changes that are coming and how to prepare our consciousness for them. His message is uplifting and optimistic that humankind will be able to rise to an entirely different level of evolution, assisted by the energies that are coming into the planet at this time.
Ac Tah was asked: There are a lot of people who are scared of what will happen in 2012. What would you tell them? How would you tell them to prepare? Because there is a lot of fear.

He replied: “Well, we truly have so much strength, such an ability to materialize what we think and all our fear, and the fear humanity is creating, can become our reality. If we do nothing, a lot of people want to sit and wait to see what happens in 2012, and I tell people that if we sit and watch, nothing will happen. Things will be the same. The way humanity is now is stressed out and it wears us out. When the world increases its energy it automatically increases our sensations, our feelings. The way people live life now, stressed out and high-paced, they will get more stressed out and get more emotionally unstable. Right now people are wearing themselves out, they have gotten lost in themselves and this has impeded their evolution. Humans stopped evolving a long time ago. They are just looking for comfort. But this is based on damaging everything around them. We generate electric energy which is beneficial, it helps us. It illuminates the night, roads, we entertain ourselves, but we don’t realize that behind this benefit we are damaging the earth. In this process of Earth changes, a process of how we understand things, right now people need to compete with other humans to advance. There are a lot of natural methods now, like electric energy to generate energy naturally without harming the earth. Sometimes it depends on a country’s economy. People don’t want to make the change because they are afraid. They are afraid of not having a job, of still earning a paycheck, they are afraid of economic instability, but they don’t realize that fear has a consequence. That consequence isn’t positive. On one hand, I think that in about 13 years humanity will enter into a psychotic state, an emotionally unstable state. Anyway, those 13 years will pass. If we do nothing, people will arrive at that time in a very aggressive state, fighting in a primordial state, in a territorial state, wanting to win, wanting to take, wanting to accumulate, being competitive. But if those 13 years are going to pass anyway, we can do something during these Earth changes, and this shift in consciousness is just two or three years away, we can revert our way of thinking, our way of living; I think we could live a more peaceful way.

And evolve, right?

Evolve, effectively. Evolution is practically when we start developing better living systems, better systems, more natural systems, more inexpensive and higher quality ways of living. Nevertheless, if you are going to develop a new project you need to fight against the emotions of all people, especially people who lead countries or towns. If it isn’t in their consciousness, in their level of perception as to what is best for a town, you automatically need to struggle. There are a lot of inventions in the world that would have changed our world, but they are not utilized because the level of evolution of a lot of people does not allow this shift in consciousness. Nevertheless, my ancestors said that this was a time of the town, of the people, of the knowingness that remains to activate itself during this time so that people would realize that we don’t need to depend on leaders.

Fortunately, the earth is entering a highly-vibrating state that allows us to know that if I have a guide that is not taking me to a new level of consciousness, an evolutionary level, then I have the opportunity to assume the responsibility, perhaps not to change my religion or philosophy, but to assume the responsibility for my spiritual practice and to begin to create a process of unity. After all, what I am promoting throughout the country and wherever we are invited, is precisely the unity of philosophies, religions, cultures. People are about to open to multiculturalism. There are people now who have two or three religions, they practice two or three different philosophies, they create a collage of knowingness, which is good because you begin to analyze what works for you and what doesn’t….what you need to leave aside? People are awakening…they then realize what makes them spiritual for themselves, what makes them happy, what brings them harmony. Right?

Yes. I feel that the first thing humanity needs is an energy to help them adapt to the changes that are coming forward in 2012. And this energy needed is an energy, which people now think of as being highly-vibrating, but if we analyze our lives and our environment, the highly-vibrating energy that we can produce is produced by us through happiness. When someone is happy they don’t need rules, laws, that you direct them, that you watch them or tell them what to do. A happy person is in a state of consciousness of sharing, of giving, of releasing conflicts, of eliminating problems; they allow it to be in the past. A happy person can change. They realize that there is enough of what is needed for everyone; they don’t compete.

Yes, we are entering into the time of spiritual coexistence and not of spiritual competition. We were taught to compete when we were young in school. To want to be the best, but they never told us that competition doesn’t apply to all of life. Humans apply competition to all aspects of their lives. When humans realize that within spirituality there shouldn’t be competition but rather coexistence, in that moment they begin to evolve. I agree because in that moment, the way they see the world completely changes, how they see themselves, how they see everything. Yes, we were taught that we should always have the best in life, which is good because this causes us to evolve, but there are also aspects of our lives to which we should always be open to coexistence…”

Very nice–and I certainly agree: we should always be open to co-existence. These words spoken by Ac Tah are quite profound and they provide deep insight regarding the year 2012. It is quite a different perspective than the notion of the world coming to an end. Many people are recognizing that we are living during a time of spiritual awakening. Some call it the Golden Age—and during this time we (as a human race) have a great opportunity to assist with the process of true global transformation.

So I hope that if you had any concerns about the year 2012—or the coming of the end of times—that your fears are now alleviated. This time in history is a significant time as we experience an increased awakening happening all around the world. Shifts and changes are taking place right before our very eyes; and these shifts and changes will continue if we choose for it to be so. The power is in all of our hands–and what will we choose to do with this power? That is up to us. My hope is that we will rise to the occasion and heed the call. It’s time for us all to do our part and create a better future for the generations to come….Spread wisdom, love, and light wherever you go and then we can be rest assured that there will be brighter days ahead…

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