December 2, 2012

The Best Places to Be when the World Ends.

Photo: Alaskan Dude

So you’ve been planning your escape route.

Figuring out where all the exit doors are. Talking to your friends about the highest energy vortexes on the planet. Buying your tickets, finding the hard to reach festival and overall just fidgeting with the idea that this could be the biggest month of your human life?

Don’t worry you’re probably fairly alone. There are about seven billion people on the planet and most of them are moving forward with life as normal. No end to their calendar, no pause in the harvesting of rice, sewing of shirts, programming of video games, and building of car engines; that’s right, business as usual for most of the planet.

But if you’re tuned in to new age consciousness, even if you’ve had some exposure to mainstream media, movies and books, you know some are predicting the end of time. Most of these predictions are based on the Mayan Calendar ending ending on this winter solstice, December 21, 2012. Interpretations of the calendar’s conclusion include such theories as “the end of the world.” Others speculate it is simply a time of great transition, the start of a new age.

You know the usual: polar icecaps melting, environmental catastrophe, nuclear annihilation, resulting impact of a huge asteroid, and huge DNA leaps that will evolve our consciousness. If we’re lucky, and all goes well, the earth will start to spin in the opposite direction. Honestly, the prophecy doesn’t sound all that bad. We could use a new tail wind. The question is where are you going to be when enlightenment hits?

So concerned about the places and the people you’re surrounded by, it could be really easy to miss the bigger picture. We do live in miraculous times. But the time when the first semblance of life began to bubble out of the sea and started to walk on land was also quite miraculous. In fact, when humans first started wielding fire and then later the wheel, these were probably individually as large steps as landing a rover on Mars.

One clearly permits the other, and miracles cannot be judged on size, weight or how many people know that they even happened.

The bigger picture is that each of us is a significant miracle. Our inner lives. What drives you? What motivates you? What are you living for? This all needs to be examined. But honestly this needs to happen all year round, in each century. There is no difference between what we should be doing in December 2012 and what we were doing in December 2002. The fact remains time won’t stop. Humans might have a big hiccup, or a collective self-realization, but evolution doesn’t happen overnight, and one day, month, nor year will be any more responsible for changing the course of history.

So I won’t be the guy that tells you to stay away from the ocean, tall buildings, or go to a pyramid (although all these sound like good ideas too). Instead, I’m going to encourage you to let go of your fear, have faith in yourself and humanity’s infinite potential. Know that your inner-world, thoughts, and dreams are quickly manifested in reality. This anticipated time of December 2012 is simply great motivation to help one align the head with the heart and to stop procrastinating.

Mentally, emotionally and spiritually sound are all the best places in the world to be.

For those who want more concrete December 2012 guidelines toward enlightenment, here are a few. It’s purposely not exhaustive, so leave your own additions in the comment section if you’re inspired:

1) Each place is equally as holy. There is no place in the world that is more “highly charged” than another. This is a perception based on subjective reality. So don’t feel stressed out about getting somewhere or being somewhere other than where you are.

2) Don’t worry about the end of time. Time has no beginning or end. It’s all a transition and a few days/years before or after the 21st of December isn’t going to change what is most important in life.

3) Free yourself from the anxiety that you have to be doing something special. You are special, simply by sitting there and drinking a cup of tea and witnessing the moon go by.

4) Stay reflective. Begin to identify destructive habits. Create a vision board for your life. Although I sincerely doubt it will happen, imagine this is the last month for you to live. What would you do differently in the short time that you have left? Now go ahead and do it.


Ed: Kate B.


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