by Guest Author, Reverend Ariann Thomas
As we approach the upcoming date of December 21, 2012, the announced date of the end of the Mayan calendar, people all over the world are showing various reactions. Although many Mayan Elders, authors, shamans and anthropologists have been issuing statements and writing articles about the meaning of this date, the doomsayers appear to have captured the attention of the media. Fear of disasters, darkness, disruptions and destruction seem to overshadow the real meaning of the end of the Mayan Calendar—the calendar terminates on that date. One era ends and another begins.
The Mayan Calendar is a prophetic calendar that helps us understand the past and foresee the future by describing how the progression of Heavens and Underworlds condition the human consciousness. The Mayan Calendar provides an exact schedule for the Cosmic Plan and the unfolding of all things that come into existence. Carl Johan Calleman, is a Mayan scholar who has written two very interesting articles on this matter that are available on the internet. This first came out of a conference in Stockholm, 11 Ahau (March 7, 2010). The Conscious Convergence, http://www.adishakti.org/mayan_end_times_prophecy_12-21-2012.htm.
I wondered why so many people were making such a big deal about the Mayan Calendar. I intuitively know the world is not going to end. I also feel that the date is important in a significant way that many people are overlooking due to the disaster-predictions of the media, Hollywood and some of fear-generating articles in print and on the internet.
I began looking into the factual basis for the Mayan end cycle. What I found was fascinating because it corresponds to some basic astronomical facts that the Mayans must have been aware of when the Calendar was developed. So why did the Mayans end their calendar on the winter solstice of 2012?
The winter solstice marks the completion of the 5,125 year Great Cycle of the Ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar—December 21, 2012. This corresponds to present day astronomical science that places the solar system in alignment with the center of the Milky Way on that exact date.
In Western astronomy the Sun moves through all twelve primary constellations (the Mayans used thirteen constellations rather than twelve) in a 25,800 year.
From our perspective on earth, the sun moves backward through each constellation every 2,160 years. Over the course of 25,800 years, a period often called a Great Year; the Sun completes a full, 360-degree backward circuit through the zodiac.
Precession brings one of the seasonal quarters (either the March equinox, the June solstice, the September equinox, or the December solstice) into alignment with the center of the Milky Way once every 6,450 years. However, the alignment of the winter solstice, such as in 2012, occurs only once every 25,800 years, the traditional “beginning” point of Earth’s yearly cycle, December 21, 2012!
What makes this one so unique? John Meyer Jenkens, a Mayan scholar, discovered the part of the Milky Way that the December solstice sun will conjunct with is also where the center of our galaxy is located. The Mayans called the hole or blank spot in the middle of the galactic center of the Milky Way the Black Road or Dark Road to the Underworld. The Mayans knew and we now know scientifically, that not only will we be in direct alignment with the Dark Road, but we will be directly aligned to the cosmic womb from which new stars are born, and from which everything in our galaxy, including us, was born.
To visualize the galactic center that Earth and our solar system moves into during the 2012 winter solstice, we need to know that when we look up into the sky at night we are looking at the Milky Way on its edge. Picture the Milky Way as a series of solar systems and celestial objects that move in a flat plane in a circular manner spinning around an open area like a CD with the hole in the middle. Normally our solar system is one of the systems on the outer edge of the CD but during the ‘galactic alignment’ at the 2012 winter solstice our solar system moves into the ‘hole’ in the middle of the CD.
The Significance of December 21, 2012
So what difference does it make that our solar system and Earth is in the ‘hole’ or center of the Milky Way?
If you think of the center of the Milky Way as the dark womb of the galaxy, the center of creative energy, then Earth is and will be receiving repetitive, undiluted and un-deflected original Source energy directly from the Mother-Father Creative Force of the Universe.
According to the Mayans and other indigenous cultures, including the Tibetans and the Hopi Native Americans, 2012 is a momentous time of world-changing events.
I talk to more people who are being called to greater works in the outer and inner world during this time. Inner work by way of meditation, prayer and holding energy to shift fear, pain and oppression is drawing more and more people every day. Folks tell me about their meditations where they heal the Earth, the water, land, air or animals.
I hear about high-powered, successful professionals who are quitting their jobs and going into service positions to feel greater soul-satisfaction. I have felt my consciousness shift from a personal perspective to a more global perspective as I meditate, write and do spiritual counseling.
December 21, 2012 will not be the only day or even the final day of the intense energy of the womb of the Galactic Center. This is the end date of the old era and December 22, 2012 is the first day of a new era. It may be an important and momentous day but the energy will continue for days, months or years after as our solar systems flows back into the other star systems of the galaxy.
This transformational shift in consciousness will come without our cooperation, traumatically as with the fall of Atlantis, or with our cooperation, gently and easily as we consciously release our negative beliefs and patterns of the past era and bring new harmony and oneness into the world for the new era.
Everyone will participate whether consciously or unconsciously in this new consciousness as the energy permeates our solar system. The Mayans counsel us that the new era belongs to us all. As Grandfather Don Alejandro shares, the essence of the Mayan Prophecy says: “Arise, all arise, not one nor two groups be left behind, together we will see once again the place from where we have come from.” This website contains a great deal of information on the Mayan calendar and prophesy. http://www.adishakti.org/mayan_end_times_prophecy_12-21-2012.htm.
The greatest challenge to the shift of December 21, 2012 is to avoid fear. The shift in consciousness is the opportunity to open a new era of super consciousness with this wave of Source/Creative/Mother/Father energy.
Perhaps our media and movies are showing us the hidden fears that live within us. If our fears came to life, we might indeed experience this transition as a painful and disastrous time. However, if we refrain from becoming fearful, the shift in consciousness is an opportunity to explore the super consciousness of our own origin and the origin of all life, as we align with the dark womb of creation.