I am open to all possibilities and respect everyone's beliefs. However I do not feel that the full lessons of the 2012 phenomenon can be learned if we
do not consider equally the very strong possibility that the predictions surrounding the date were never valid to begin with.
As I recently said in another topic, this was the 50th or so prediction date I have lived through (both minor and major) that has failed to bear
fruit. We may attach greater meaning to this particular one because of its antiquity and a generation grew up hearing about it in various forms.
(Remember that we are living in the Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, X-Files, internet generation, who has been exposed to this theory in myriad forms
for decades now.) But that doesn't mean we're right.
Every time these dates pass, some people attempt to find ways in which they might still have been valid. And perhaps they were. I have no way of
knowing. But because the possibility exists that they weren't, then I feel it prudent, wise, and healthy to confront that possibility in the cold,
harsh light of reality, and learn from what may have been a mistaken belief.
I have begun to feel that if great change is going to come to humanity, it may very well never come from a specific date, an energy or vibrational
change from on high, or the arrival of ETs. It may be solely up to us to create that change within ourselves and with (and in) one another. And if
this is the case, it's quite possible that focusing on specific dates, or even longer term transition periods, focusing our energy and concentration
upon them, may actually prevent us from living our lives and doing the very things that could bring about such change. Simpler, more fundamental
things like - as one example - showing and inspiring compassion on a daily basis no matter what is happening in our lives. If every person I
encountered in life and online did that, I can tell you - at least in my case - the world would definitely feel different.
On the other hand, focusing attention on specific dates, or even long term cycles, and hoping for change to simply happen within us and around us
without actually doing anything other than trying to be a good human being and meditate purposefully, has been unfruitful and disappointing for me to
date - at least in terms of any broader change. Change has occurred within me,
but that change has been growing for decades now, independent of
any date, and the world has continued right along with its wars, systems, and brutality. Sure, maybe this will finally be the cycle or the transition
period that at last
brings change. But that would make it the first out of possibly hundreds or even thousands of such predicted transition
periods to actually bear fruit. It would make it an exception to a long, unbroken trend. Which, while possible, and while I am open to that
possibility, demands serious consideration and caution in my opinion.
Maybe this is it. Maybe we are all on the cusp of a great transformation and this period will be one of growth, pregnant with possibility and change
for the better.
But if not, maybe we need to consider:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi
And that's a heavy, even frightening, responsibility. But one I feel it's time for us to take as seriously as we do these prediction dates/periods.
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