Most of us have heard various predictions regarding 2012 — some uplifting, and others that are based in fear. It seems to be generally accepted in spiritual circles that changes are accelerating, and many want to attune themselves with the positive aspects of a possible 2012 shift.
According to what I’ve read, there is actually nothing in the Mayan calendar that predicts any kind of end-of-the-world scenario. Instead, the end-date of the Mayan calendar indicates a shifting of ages. Mayan calendar expert, Carl Calleman, comments: “What we are to do now is to shift from serving our egos to serving the divine plan, and indeed we need to commit to do so for a harmonization of the world to take place.”
Notably, with particular reference to the events of 2012, Calleman said, “What we are witnessing now is the culmination of this divine plan, a culmination, which may be expected to be quite spectacular and it is for this reason that we may find important information relating to the Mayan calendar also in the Bible and the Quran. Ultimately the orchestrator is God, who very likely would not like to see this world end in disaster after 16 billion years of evolution. It is because the Mayan calendar describes a divinely orchestrated plan that I suspect that this end time scenario accomplishes exactly what it is meant to and this is not the end of life on earth.”
To whatever degree any of us believes in the Mayan calendar and its description of the different cycles of the world, one thing is for sure: 2012 is very much in the global consciousness as a time of changes in the world. Since that is the case, we might as well use this unique opportunity to “ride the wave” into a higher state of consciousness.
So 2012 may be a great year to devote ourselves to our spiritual development. For one thing, in times of accelerated change it can be a lot easier to flow with the changes if we have an established practice and are able to maintain a meditative state. And secondly, if the Mayan calendar’s predictions about 2012 are true, there may also be a lot more people realizing a spiritual awakening, so why not be one of them?
Regardless of your spiritual path — meditation, yoga, mysticism, self-inquiry, or a blend of multiple techniques — 2012 may be a great time to focus on your practice and make your own personal shift into a higher state of consciousness.