by Nick Andrea
I am a skeptic of New Age mumbo jumbo. Despite being a highly spiritual person, there is a difference between genuine spiritual insight and completely subjective flakiness. I have long felt, therefore, that all the hype about December 21, 2012 was just that, hype.
I came across a video yesterday, however, that challenged this view (http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/video.php?v=wshhE760139Zoty020Ju). And, the reason is because it says the event will not be a major cataclysm, the planet’s not going to turn into a ball of light, etc., but there will be a subtle opportunity to experience heightened consciousness.
The video is a Mayan man talking about Dec 21 from their tribal perspective – straight from the horse’s mouth. He doesn’t say anything about global catastrophe, as so many New Agers have speculated (except the heightened search for anti-matter scientists will be doing that day). However, he says we will align with the galactic core, which in turn send a powerful beam spiritual energy at Earth for eight minutes. This will grant us an experience of heightened vibration and clarity, allowing us to see where we are going wrong in life and to change our ways. He suggests we record all the ideas and feelings during this time and put them into practice, thus creating major consciousness shifts around the globe.
While I’m not convinced that what he’s saying is accurate, what have I got to lose? Healthy skepticism is good but you have to be open minded in life, because there is too much unknown out there. So, like Pascal’s wager on whether or not God exists, I say, “why not?” It’s just 8 minutes of my life that I will set aside during which I will either surf the cosmic vibes or go “Well, that was a bunch of malarkey,” and then party with a tin foil hat on my head for shits and giggles.
But there is a deeper lesson in all of this, which is why I’m writing this blog post. I believe this shift can happen anytime we awaken to our true nature. Lasting change always comes from within, not from ayahuasca, spiritual initiation, or cosmic vibes from the center of the galaxy beaming towards our planet. It is you and I, doing the work on ourselves, with a commitment to create a better world, that will build a new spiritual foundation for our planet.
What does that mean to me? It means, this moment, like this: Yesterday I walked my dog at dusk. The moon was high in the eastern sky, receiving the light of the ever-giving sun that I could no longer see for the day. And, it was showing me a crescent sliver of its alighted face. All was still, awaiting nature’s transition to the nighttime world.
And I realized how blessed lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place. Is that not what 2012 is really all about?