Just wanted to jot down a few thoughts before the coming of December 21st, 2012. Thats right. The end of the world, right? Wrong…
As I sit here at my computer, looking at the clock read 10:27pm on 12-20-2012, I can’t help but to think about the so-called end of the world propaganda that is choking the airwaves and internet as we speak.
I don’t know where everyone gets there information but “fortunately” from everything I have ever read or seen about the Mayans has stated that on this day (12/21/12) it will not be the end of the world. It will be the end all right, but the end of an era. The end of life “as we know it” They had 3 different calendars that they used to calculate time and the largest (spanning the longest amount of time) was called the long count and it only made a full revolution or completion every many thousands of years, 5,126 if I’m not mistaken. They’re creation story says that this last time the earth was created (yes, it was created 4 times and has ended in tragedy 3 times) was in 3114 BCE.
Due to the difference in the MesoAmerican, Julian, and Gregorian calendar (which we use today), there is some debate as to what the exact date really is that signifies the end of the Long Count Calendar.
What IS significant about the date 12-21 is the fact that it Does happen to be the Winter Solstice, which in most religions have some type of holiday centered around because it was a Very Special date for Pagans. It is the date that represents the coming of light, because it is the day that the sun, although at its farthest point from the earth, begins to come back towards the earth (or shall I say the earth really gets closer to it). The days also begin to get longer and it has always been looked at as a time for the birth or beginning of life. This is also why many religions, like I said, have holidays at or around this date and they’re religious leaders, prophets, Gods, etc. have been said to be born on this day. They are the coming of light into the world, or so “they” say.
Anyways, back to the topic at hand, the end of the world as we know it. That is a more accurate assessment of the situation in my eyes and mind. Times, they are ‘a’ changin as someone once aso eloquently put it. We are leaving or exiting the Age of Pisces (I’m a Pisces), and entering into the Age of Aquarius. This is supposed to represent us moving to a place of greater compassion. It is believed that this Age is represented by the heart chakra as well, which as you guessed it, relates to things of the heart: compassion, kindness, true unconditional love, etc… This, I’m on board with. I can jive with this much more than people thinking in a single day the earth’s magnetic poles are going to switch and the earth’s mantle is going to slide around causing major problems on the surface. Lol. Change usually never happens this quickly. Change is gradual, progressive at times, but gradual nonetheless.
The issue that doesn’t sit well with me though is the fact that many others have also stated that this time was suppose to be a big deal, and possibly the end, like – the end… Nostradamus and Edgar Cayce, the modern prophet, both said that the world would end around or at this time. So, hmmmm… What to think?.?
Guess it doesn’t really matter what we think. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. I mean I’m damn sure not gonna hook up with some sort of religious cult and drink poison because the mothership is coming to take us home (Heaven’s Gate), that’s for sure.
However, I will take this opportunity to decide what part I play in the grand scheme of things and see if that is congruent to what it is that I Say I want to do, be, or have. That’s any and every day though. I was once asked a question by a person that I hold in pretty high esteem. They asked me if I was “part of the problem or part of the solution.” I liked that. It stuck with me (obviously, lol). I ask myself that alot. Especially when I don’t know where I fit in or if I am doing what I feel is “right” or not. Am I a part of the problem or a part of the solution?
So, who cares if the world is supposed to end tomorrow (actually in an hour exactly) or not. If so, it was a part of the plan anyways and who am I to stop it or disagree with it? So, if so, I welcome it with open arms! I know that I am happy with myself in this moment right now and that is really all that matters to me. Oh, and the fact that me and God are closer now than ever in my life. Thats good too. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed.
Bryan Keith Tresenriter