In an attempt to reset this thread on its track, I'd like to say how I've understood the hijacking of the 2012 phenomena.
Humankind appears to have an appetite for sensation, at least modern society does. Looking at some of the classical literature from as far back as
Ancient Greece; great wonders, dramatic overthrow and grand drama seems to dominate popular culture. Needless to say, so even today.
Fantasies and worries about "the end of the world" has been with humankind for all of the written history, at least. This is not an entirely faulty
concept; it carries with it an idea that the world is finite, that abundance is not to be taken for granted and that the collective consequences of
our actions might trigger some sort of "cosmic reckoning". Other than that, apocalyptic visions makes of one hell of a theme for grand drama! In
religious texts in doubles as a reminder of the divine wrath which we are supposed to fear and avoid at all costs.
Come the Cold War and the MAD world, the apocalypse suddenly turned endogenous for humanity. Popular media had no shortage of ideas for scrips.
Some years before 2012, the whole Mayan "prophecy" surfaced in mainstream society. Coming with it was somewhat cryptic ideas about "the end of an
age" (and the beginning of a new one, in good cyclical order).
Too bad the entertainment industry had other aims.
Having been brought up for generations with the thirst for unimaginable destruction (at least fictional) we were all too soon on the bandwagon that
claimed 2012 as the end of the world according to the Mayans
, totally disregarding the bigger picture. It just wasn't as exciting as the
notion that the world would blow up.
Any grown person would know that reality is not like in the movies...or do they? We have become such obedient mass-consumers of entertainment that we
can't tell the difference sometimes. Our expectations on the world are sometimes out of proportion. I mean, how likely is it that all thinkable
natural disasters would all unleash at once
as expected from an apocalypse of Hollywoodian measures? How likely was Nibiru?
Not very. People were looking in the wrong place, expecting all at once and super obvious in accordance to their short attention span (also a product
of over-consumption of 24h entertainment).
As media kept feeding us paranoia to further bring income into the entertainment industry people all over the world started to really believe the the
end in the latter days of 2012.
The irony here is that when it didn't turn out that way, surprise-surprise, the Mayan calendar had to take the fall for it. Had the same ideas been
interpreted through the Sumerian or East Asian astrology, or maybe through Ancient Egyptian teachings it would have been the same story for them-
hype, then bubble burst and discredit. People had come for the great fireworks but got disappointed, booed and went home, more disillusioned than ever
(but slightly relieved at the same time- because now they haven't to worry about if they could go to McDonald's the day after or not).
Business as usual, they thought. Wrong
I dare claim.
This new time is all but "business as usual". Those days are counted.
For the ones of us who didn't buy into the apocalypse but did notice the Mayan "prognosis" for cosmic influence it is different. For me personally,
it has become a whole new way of thinking- rationality and gut-feeling in an outstanding unity! Seeing people "waking up" all around you, seeing the
old, rusted institutions crumble and fall and give room for new ones with new values- it is all just too beautiful! And for all this change to come
through peoples hearts...that's the most wonderful thing of them all. That we question "the rules of the game" as well as "the game" itself. That
we realize that we are simply humans and divine beings at the same time!
In due manner, I think it is vital to clear some things up such as the terminology around the 2012 process.
The date, 2012 was a specific marker, even though experts argue about how to best convert Mayan counting. Still, I regard that date (whichever one it
is) just like the way we decided whenever the middle ages started or the renaissance or the atomic age (etc.). The 2012 convergence (a very good term,
imo) marks the time when the process has clearly gained motion and has become irreversible (if ever reversible).
"The awakening" is a change in perception - structures - core values, each one affecting the other. All the individuals of the world possess the
power to awake, none excluded, none more prominent. The old structures might hold many of us in deep sleep still, which is very understandable, but
others have woken up since long time back as well, back in the earliest stages of the process.
The cosmic pulse works like a seed sod, grown to flower, prosper and wither. Now the germ is breaking through the concrete, feeling the gentle touch
of the spring sun.