posted on Feb, 22 2010 @ 07:03 AM
(This will be an excerpt of my own conclusions and ideas. I will not include any links, images and videos (at least not initially). It’s for
reading and thinking over, nothing more, nothing less. These are words from my own mind and from what I am both thinking and feeling. Thoughts I carry
each and every day, feelings that influence my everyday life.)
The Mayan calendar; one of the most mysterious and compelling ways of telling time.
It’s all built up on the idea that time moves in cycles (instead of linear), like gears; one enormous one, and connected to it smaller and smaller
ones. The smallest one is just a normal 24h cycle.
The big one, the one that has not turned since the dawn of the universe, is about to turn on the 21st of December 2012.
21-12-2012 is a very loaded date and around it hovers lots of controversy. For the most part, it is due to the popular belief that this is the “end
I vaguer to say that this is the wrong approach. The World is not coming to an end, and it might not ever do so (depending on what “end” you have
in mind, that is).
Another popular belief about the Mayan calendar is also that it is a “prophecy”.
It is not.
However; one can interpret the calendar to foretell the future. Still, it speaks in mysterious ways.
From the most serious and professional interpretations, we can say that what is about to happen is more or less this;
The foretold happenings in the evolution of both mankind and our minds will end on that date, and the future after that will be determined solely by
This is where I’d like to pitch in the current “Climate debate”.
Mind you “climate sceptics”, that I do not need to be told about any “hoax” or “scam”, save it for another thread. I have studied and
learned, and my conclusions are fixed (I am aware that this in the typical way to gain flames, but I really do not intend to).
Now, if there is a subject that has caught as much controversy as 2012, it’s this. And here, I’d also like to say that the approach has been wrong
for most of the times.
The climate is changing per se, but whether this is man made or a natural process, or both, is yet to be determined.
What is happening though, is that we are depleting our resources, fast and with out the shadow of remorse it seems.
People are staring themselves blind upon the “climate change” and forgetting the real problems. The planet is overpopulated and both land and
ocean can’t take it no more.
And (this is the important part) as the planet loses its influence over us, the foretelling of our fate is lost. We have ourselves taken that
influence away from the World and into our own hands.
On the “climate side” of the coin, the increasing extreme weather around the globe might serve as one big wake-up call. A rude awakening, just as
some beliefs say that Mother Earth shall rid herself of the disobedient mankind like a dog shakes of its fleas.
Yet, I don’t think that man doesn’t have a place in this world, quite the contrary; I think we have a place and a purpose. There is a cosmic plan
of us, but we still have to live up to it and this will not be done by itself. We still have to get our hands dirty instead of waiting for some
“redeemer” or “God” to set things straight for us. Kindergarten is over. This is life now.
The great shift of 2012 is taking place inside our heads, in our minds. We have now to decide whether we’d wish to stay on planet earth for
generations to come, or if we should just drive it down the abyss.
No “God” or otherworldly species will come to our rescue. We can only depend on our own hands and mind. The problem is; can we do it?
There is so much greed and ignorance in this world. Blind as bats we keep going around thinking it is just “business as usual”. Well, it’s not.
“Business as usual” is nothing less than an obsolete way of thinking.
We have up until 21-12-2012 to make up our minds.
I don’t think there will be any great revelation on that date though. No big show in the sky, no voice from the clouds. The sun will rise on the
22nd as usual and the stars will remain firmly in their place.
Here is also a time to reconsider the Mayan calendar and popular myths about it.
Why should 21-12-2012 be a big firework when none of the other events were?
It is all about the “from seed to flower” process. A cosmic shift takes place, something happens somewhere and everywhere at the same time. Some
of us might be able to sense it, but for most of us, it will pass without a notice. Still, it happens. Even more so unnoticed for us who have been
living in such busy times as the last 100 years or so, nothing really impresses us much. In 2012, they saying “you reap what you sow” couldn’t
On the “doom and gloom” side, I’d like to think that if we fail to straighten up by then, it is all irreversible. We might not all be doomed,
but most certainly the great many, both man and beast, will have to succumb. Maybe there will be a new world after that, maybe the earth will be as
barren and dead as the other planets in our solar system. Maybe it will take another 100 years when we reach that point, maybe it will go fast. I
can’t say and I don’t think anyone really can.
Forget not that we still have time. We can very well turn this around.
We have the technology and I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that we have the willpower as well.
If we could just chose to lay down our hard earned cash to proper use, we can make ploughs instead of swords. If the companies and corporations are
willing to make use of their vast fortunes we can invent new technology to sustain a decent way of life for millenniums to come. As long as we are
willing to give away our stubborn chase for personal profit.
It looks like we have a long way to go, and we are meeting a lot of resistance.
People are sceptical, and that is not too hard to understand. The generations that are alive today have seen so much destruction, so much evil that we
have almost lost all our faith.
Even faith itself has been exploited to the extreme, so I do not blame those who are in doubt.
Still, the word must be spread. There is a very real meaning to 2012, but as long as we think it will be “the end”, we will keep digging our own
Why bother if it is all going to hell anyway, right?
Well, what about this; it doesn’t have to be that way.
One does not have to believe in the Mayan calendar. Besides, this is not a religious issue at all. What we have to understand is that time is running
out now. We have been given all the tools to take care of ourselves now. It’s been a slow process, but the time is now. Mother Earth has to let go
of her children now. We are out of the womb, we have been fed and clothed, now is the time to face the music and make the most of it.
The planet has emerged from it’s fiery creation, oceans have grown life. We have travelled from simple organisms to reptiles to mammals.
We have learned to master fire and crop. We have learned how to speak and write.
We have learned about our place among the stars and how it is all connected. We have turned to Gods and we have questioned their existence… All of
this we take for granted, still we seldom give it a shadow of thought what it is all good for.
They are all tools for survival. First, it has been a tool to survive the harsh conditions that this planet throws at us, now we must survive
ourselves and return the favour.
I have a hard time believing in “right or wrong”, but I am sure there is “good or bad”. And I am equally sure that there are evil forces
trying to deprive us from thinking about these things.
The “old minds” are dying off. The mind that says nature is evil and should be feared and tamed, that the earth is a mere resource for our
exploitation, that there is nothing more to life than work and obey. These forces are destructive and driven by some primeval darkness that once
served its purpose. But now, the times are changing and dawn is coming.
Yet, this “dark force” will not step aside so easily, it will dig its rusted claws deep into the World and try do drag it down as it falls. These
powers are the same that try to convince us that the World is either coming to “an end” to discourage us to fight for it, or that there is no such
thing as any “2012 phenomena” and that it is still “business as usual”. How strong this darkness really is we will know by 2012. Are we ready
to face our legacy and for once learn something from it, or will our minds be so hopelessly blurred that we can only wish for the next World to turn
Note that I doubt that this “evil” is represented by men. Of course, there are those who fear independent and free thought, but they are under
influence of an evil that is above them. No man is more than a man. We are all influenced by popular culture that tells us of clandestine
organizations that want to “rule the world” and therefore we are time and again giving them credit for all oppression. This might be the case in
some issues, but this is far greater.
However, there seems to be those in power (most of them) who are under this “dark spell” more than others, more than the common person. A spell
that grows tighter the higher they rise in ranks. But what they win in personal fame and profit, they lose in insight.
This is a part in the “evolution of the mind”. Somehow, the ones at the top must start to look down at their works instead of staring themselves
blind at the skies for which they reach but will never grasp.