Prophecies — 21 February 2011

No need to fear Mayan prophecies, rather be aware of illusory nature of our reality and meditate

I remember them well – those Doomsday prophecies that heralded the coming of year 2000. It appeared we’d be going down, banking system, economy, global transport, warts and all. People stock-piled food and braced themselves against the looming catastrophe. Nothing happened though, did it?

Over the past few years I’ve been reading much copy about the next event that will break our necks as a species, to say the least. Many books by authors with questionable credentials have been written and the publishing houses have cashed in, selling the fear about Armageddon. As there is nothing much I can do should the forecast catastrophic events actually show, there is that one important thing though to be aware of at all times anyway: the illusory nature of our reality and to meditate, homing in to that point Osho directed us to with such urgency, the source of life, “…the only living road that leads you to your cosmic home.”

Our cosmic home

Our cosmic home

Several shamans have been coming through with a more positive approach about next year, countering those heralding the end of the world. Among them is Carlos Barrios, Guatemalan born anthropologist, Mayan elder and an Ajq’ij, a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide of the Eagle Clan. Carlos Barrios alleges that the date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Because there are different Mayan calendars circulating with conflicting interpretations, Carlos investigated the various ancient texts in depth; together with this brother Geraldo he interviewed almost 600 traditional Mayan elders and came to the conclusion that “Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.

“We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction, social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.

“Humanity will continue, but in a different way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.”

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