Like most ancient cultures, the Mayans were sophisticated astronomers, astrologers and mystics. They knew that the source of our power on Earth came from the Sun, Moon and the center of our galaxy. The Long Count calendar, which is being reset on December 21, 2012, measures precise alignments of our solar system with our galaxy that only happens approximately every 26,000 years. Actually, these precise alignments have been happening for the last 50 years or so. We have seen the accelerated progress in that last 50 years.
The Mayan calendar is quite fascinating to visualize. Imagine a series of odometers in your car that measure different distances independent of each other. Then one day, all three of odometers reset at the same time. That's what's happening with the Mayan calendar, only they are resetting based on lengths of time, not distance. The Mayan calendar doesn't just measure the days and years, it measures the cycles of time -- Ages -- Epochs in history, and this one is ending.
If you're like most people, the idea of "endings" leaves you with a little bit of fear. We don't want things to end. It is part of human behavior that we will often cling to things that are familiar, even if they are bad for us.
What if instead, 2012 was the end of suffering, darkness and ignorance? Would you still be afraid? In order for a new age of light to dawn, the people and structures that perpetuate suffering, darkness and ignorance will be threatened. That is what we are seeing now. The unsustainable structures in the world are crumbling and we are awakening to higher possibilities.
For example, we have known for years that one day we will run out of oil, yet we've done nothing about it -- producing gas guzzling cars, Humvees, etc. Well, now we must and we will. We will develop a new paradigm of energy consumption that is sustainable.
These type of massive changes are what 2012 refers to. It is an ascension to a higher level of consciousness, but it's not going to happen magically. We will have to work hard and clean up the messes we've created in order to install the new paradigm.
The ancient Mayans knew these days would come, because they were astronomers and astrologers and knew the mystical connection between us and the universe we inhabit. We have lost this mystical connection amidst the world of gadgets and toys. Reawakening to the truth about the Sun, Moon, Earth and universe we inhabit is a large part of understanding the global shifts happening now.