Friday, December 21, 2012
December 21, 2012 Winter Solstice
earth-chrysallis from Eden Sky
Here we are at the end of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012. Through the years Barb and I read about this day and this time. One of the things she said a few days before she left the planet was; "I hope I at least make it to the year 2012." That was not to be, but I wanted to assemble a post that would share some of the believes she would say, and that I beleive in as well, or at least hope for.
Let's start with the concept of a Paradigm Shift.
This is a great positive take on the 2012 Prophecy ~ Making it Real! by Eden Sky
To put it simply, it is not the end of the world that is coming, it is the end of a world age. This shifting of World Eras is a cycle change that will steadily shift our human orientation from an ego-based perspective dominated by separation, fear, greed, and destructive, imbalanced tendencies - towards one based in conscious interconnectedness, fueling our tendencies for harmony, compassion, and life-affirming energies and actions. This represents a shift beyond the patriarchal cycle we have been in, sometimes called a "male-dominant linear perspective," into an Age in which masculine and feminine energies and perspectives are balanced, ideally uniting mind and heart, logic and intuition, spirit and matter. The most blatant example of this shift is in re-prioritizing our values and Placing Planet and People over Profits, in true recognition of the intricate, interdependence of the One Web of Life. It is obvious we cannot survive or thrive on this planet without this transformation of our worldview.
Eden Sky's conclusion:
In conclusion, let us strive to evolve into our deepest human potential to be wise and loving human beings, that we may contribute as consciously as possible to the greater well being of human culture, understanding our place upon this glorious Planet, and within this sentient Universe. Let us honor our place in the vast cycles of time, and heed the calls of our ancestors who left these prophecies for us, now. Let us activate the wisdom given to us by Dr. José Argüelles who urged that we honor our Earth as a Living Work of Art and realize that we can each be instruments of harmony and beauty, serving as Planetary Artists! The tasks to be accomplished in these momentous times call us to cooperate on new and grander levels, that we may manifest ever greater harmonies together. Let us synchronize and unify in deep courage, compassion, creativity, willingness and joy with our brothers and sisters of humanity, to be who we truly are here to be, and do what we are truly here to do. Let us awaken our dormant powers. Let us dream the highest dream. Let us ride the upward spiral through the accelerated currents of change. Let us face the death of the body that we may live from a place of realizing who we are as an essence; a heart. Let us seriously invest in cultivating our intuition and inner-knowing. Let us celebrate and nurture our interconnectedness. Let us paint new beauties upon the canvas of our Earth. Let us be grateful for this life we are given, here and now, ever-evolving as children born of the One Great Mystery.
I hope this is a paradigm shift. I hope it more than I hope for anything else.
Posted by: bg | Dec 21, 2012 1:17:33 PM
An important step in this process is to stop the paradigm of continuous unending GROWTH. The chasing of growth and more profit in which our economy is based is a recipe for extinction.
We need a cultural shift in our attitude towards death and reproduction. Our numbers can no longer exceed the planet's carrying capacity. Reproductive control must be regarded as honorable and moral. We have to stop regarding death as unnatural and terrifying.
Remember when we looked forward as a society to the day when automation would shorten working hours for all? Little did we realize that wealth would concentrate so obscenely and work would be so unevenly distributed that those that have work have no time for their own humanity. We need to redistribute both wealth and work so that everyone may work as they are able. This time poverty for our healthiest and most capable is degenerating our culture.
Posted by: qofdisks | Dec 27, 2012 1:32:56 PM