was recently asked how I interpreted the Mayan and Hopi predictions that
the world, as we know it, will end on the 12th of December, 2012. Would
there be global war - possibly triggering a nuclear holocaust?
Would the planet's life forms finally succumb to the ecological quagmire
that's been building in our soils, oceans and atmosphere? Would the current
steady increase of previously unknown diseases overcome our ability to
defend against them?
Or will we suddenly move into a new Golden Age in which the lion lies
down with the lamb and struggle, pain, and suffering are gone forever?
This is no small question. Quite the contrary, it deals with some of the
larger concepts in the universe. From a metaphysical perspective, the
world ends and recreates itself every instant. December 12, 2012 is certainly
no exception. However, it does offer a target date that brings all the
possible scenarios into vivid focus.
What we perceive from our vantage point of being in human form is only
a teeny sliver of the infinite swirl of interpenetrating realities that
make up the universe. To us, there is a past, present, and future. Time
appears to move predictably from moment to moment forming the days and
years of our lives.
2012 is a real date on our calendars and each of the possible scenarios
can be seen to be advancing steadily toward it like race horses to the
If you were to ask the "2012 End-of-the-World" question of a
gifted psychic, she (or he) would gaze into several of the parallel universes
making up our possible futures and report back on the one that seemed
to be the most vivid.
This is like a handicapper picking the favorite in a particular race.
Just as in horse racing, the favorite often wins, or comes close. But
not always. On any given day, one of the longshots might cross the line
first while the favorite trails the field.
From a cosmic perspective, picking the winning scenario is easy. Understanding
the nature of how this can be done is considerably more elusive. Infinity
is impossible to grasp in finite terms. When we pose a finite question
in an infinite realm, it's like trying to cram a herd of stampeding elephants
into a match box.
It won't be the lack of effort that defeats us, but the minuscule size
of the container we are trying to use. Our minds are the matchbox. We
are going to have to think way out of the box to begin to grasp the answer
to how the world will end on December 12, 2012.
The simple answer is that every one of the possible scenarios you can
envisage will find expression in one or more of the myriad parallel universes
that manifests in every instant. And that includes the date spoken about
by so many as the moment our world comes to an end.
What adds weight to this date is the fact that with each passing hour
more people are becoming aware of it and adding their energies to the
consensus. We have already seen the power of agreement at work in events
such as World Healing Day, The Harmonic Convergence and other moments
of focus. It was not the calendar date that created the power, it was
the cohesive intent of those who took part.
Having said that, it is no mere coincidence that so many disparate cultures
all around the world who have had no known contact with one another should
focus on the same date. There is increasing evidence that the time leading
up to 12/12/12 does mark the presence of an energy portal that has never
before been accessible to the human race.
Each of us is being offered an opportunity to shift that may not again
arise in thousands of years to come.
Whether or not December 12, 2012 marks an immutable cosmological event
or not becomes a self-fulling prophesy is moot. There is no question that
it looms as a very significant moment.
What concerns us most is wanting to know what will happen. At one end
of the bell-curve of probabilities is total physical annihilation. At
the opposite end is the arrival of the Golden Age we all dream about.
Every other conceivable possibility lies between them.
Somewhere near the center of the curve most people will find their most
probable possibility in which the monumental moment will pass quietly
like Y2K and their lives will appear to continue as if nothing happened
at all. December 13, 2012 will dawn as clocks continue to tick and the
human race continues to move one day closer to whatever future harvest
it has sown.
That doesn't mean that many other people, who live their lives at the
extremities of the curve, won't experience radically different events.
Imagine, if you will, that you are in the center of a vast central train
station. The tracks are arranged like the spokes of a giant wheel, each
moving away from the center in a different direction. The trains are all
scheduled to depart at the same moment on December 12, 2012.
Every human being on Earth is at the station, free to board any of the
trains he or she chooses. Each train is destined for a different parallel
universe in which one of the innumerable possibilities is played out.
You (like everyone else) are at the station free to board any one of an
almost infinite number of trains. But, like the psychic, you can only
see one or two of them. Your choices appear meager - almost as if you
had no choice at all and your future was determined totally by fate. Such
is not the case at all - unless, of course, you want it to be.
If you remember the station scene in the Harry Potter books (or movies)
in which the wizard children were able to board the Hogwarts Express on
platform 9 3/4 by walking straight through a concrete pillar, then you
will begin to see how all this works. What is delightfully easy for wizards
is equally impossible for muggles (non-wizards).
The Hogwarts Express is bound for the next dimension - the Golden Age
of our dreams. The problem is that until you become a wizard, you have
no way of finding the right platform. The world, as you know it will definitely
end on December 12, 2012, if that's what you choose.
You will definitely be there when it happens, boarding one of the infinite
number of trains leaving the station. Every one of us will be required
to be on board.
Now that you know where you will be on the day the world ends, you get
to decide which train you'd like to ride. There is still time (according
to the calendars of this illusion) before the trains must leave the station.
Plenty of time for you to leave your muggle world behind and become the
wizard you already are. The choice, as always, is yours.
Koven is a Rancho Mirage, CA based writer and speaker. He is the author
of Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When Your Life Makes
No Sense, the Allbooks Reviews editor's choice for the best metaphysical
book of 2004. For more information, please visit: http://www.prismhouse.com.
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