Antidote to an Apocalypse
Will December 21, 2012 be the end of the world?
If you study the Mayans and their philosophy, you will find that their social, economic and spiritual systems were built on cycles. Cycles go around, the end of one cycle is always the beginning of another. December 21, 2012 is the end of a 5125 year cycle called the Long Count Calendar. The Mayans measured long time periods by means of a Long Count, in which one 360-day year (a "Tun"), consists of 18 x 20-day "months" ("Uinals"). Twenty of these Tuns is a Katun; 20 Katuns is a Baktun (nearly 400 years); and 13 Baktuns adds up to a "Great Cycle" of 1,872,000 days, ( 5200 Tuns, or about 5125 years).
The Mayans used the stars (Astronomy) to correlate their cycles and were actually quite advanced in many of their calculations. They also had a complex religious system that worked in tandem with those cycles. Like most religious systems, there were plenty of warnings and predictions about what would happen if people did not adhere, get in line and amend their ways. These predictions, along with the current state of affairs around the globe, and the prognostications of many famous and not so famous personalities, have all contributed to the belief that December 21, 2012 must mean the Apocalypse is coming.
What do I think? I think it could happen and I think that it could not. We certainly have the ability and the technology to destroy ourselves. Catastrophe lurks about until the moment it strikes. I think it could happen today, or it could happen December 21, 2012. However, I think we can still decide what the future will bring and that it is written by the decisions we make today.
A “doom and gloom” attitude is easy and ultimately selfish, alleviating our responsibility to change. It is hope and love and encouragement that are hard work and selfless. Tomorrow never really comes. Today is what is most important. Today is all you have and all you need. We can decide what December 21, 2012 will bring by what we do today!
In my novel, the 100th human, I used the story of the Mayan calendar as the backdrop, borrowing its timing to convey the urgency I feel is needed by all - to stop, pause, reevaluate and make a better choice. At the end of the book, I unveil what could happen December 21, 2012 if we were to create it.
Many are addicted to drama, they work hard to stir up fear and anxiety. The Mayan calendar, along with other predictions are prime fodder for that fire. But instead of running around like Chicken Little, claiming that the sky is falling; I would implore you to stop and assess what you are doing now. If the sky falls, which it might, what were you doing the moment it fell? If your life was to end, what would be your last act? Your last thought? What are you going to do now?
The Mayans, the Aztecs, the Olmecs, the Egyptians, the Hopi, Scientists, Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, Crop Circles, Aliens and Hollywood may all predict that the end is near, and they may be right. But endings always bring new beginnings. What will the ending look like? No one really knows; I sure don't. What will the new beginning look like? Now that's a better question and one you can start working on now. You can create a new beginning now, each day, in each moment of your life.
Don't think I am ignoring the signs or putting my head in the sand, or trying to debunk any or all of the predictions or beliefs that are out there. I am not. I am only trying to point out that you can not do anything about tomorrow if you are ignoring today. Your power over the future exists in this moment and the choices you are making now. If you are choosing fear and drama, you will create more of the same. But if instead you have decided to embrace the 8 Keys to Personal and Global Transformation and to share them with as many people as you can, then if the Apocalypse comes, it will look much different, I promise you!
What are the 8 Keys? I encourage you to read the book, the 100th human. The most effective way to assimilate ideas is through a story and this is an important story with an important message. But so as not to deprive anyone of the Keys, they are:
1. Live your Life on Purpose
2. Seek out the Silence that breathes life into all things
3. Open your awareness to ALL Possibilities
4. Honor your Connection to All people
5. Stay Identified with God and not the things of this world
6. Be in the Moment and don't let the past or future create Fear in your heart and mind
7. Feel Grateful for All the blessings you receive
8. Remain humble and surrender yourself to the power of Love to Transform your existence.
Learn more about the 8 Keys at www.the100thhuman.com
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Make a commitment to learn and embrace the keys, to share the keys and to create a better world for tomorrow, today. December 2012 is only a few short years away. What we make of that day, the end of the Long Count Cycle, is up to you and me, by each decision we make today. Together we create the Antidote to the Apocalypse. Share the Antidote to the Apocalypse. Join our community - collectively we make a huge difference. "Reaching critical mass just got personal!"