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the world really end on December 12, 2012?
I 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. The year 2012 is a real date
on our calendars and each of the possible scenarios can be seen to
be advancing steadily toward it like racehorses to the finish line.
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
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 matchbox. 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
Having said that, it is no mere coincidence that so
many disparate cultures all around the world that 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-filling prophecy 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
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.
Jean-Claude 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: www.prismhouse.com.
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