April 9th, 2011
I am frequently asked about 2012 and the cataclysmic predictions - so I thought I would share some of my thoughts here for you to reflect upon.
One point that I note is that throughout the ages there has been in our mythology and religions the apocalyptical predictions – in practically every tradition, religion and culture that I have investigated (covering much of the world) there is references to something like ‘the end of the world’ or ‘the heavens falling in’ – some cataclysmic prediction. Predominately however, none have an actual time frame – although throughout the centuries some dates were tagged for example 1000 AD, 2000 AD (remember the y2k predictions?) in recent years 2012 has been tagged as ‘the’ date by many.
As I have uncovered, these references are often a symbolism of good/bad, reflecting the balance (or non balance!) of duality. The ‘end times’ heralded as a result of our lack of moral living – the bad/evil living. Then on the other hand we have the predictions of golden years or being ‘uplifted into heaven’ – the reward for good living and high moral standards.
Personally, my view is that 2012 is not a cataclysmic date/time.
In general I consider we are in changes – most certainly! And have been commenting on this fact for some years now. However I do not hold the view that the changes are relational to a time frame or specific event/catalyst.
We are noticing more of the earth events – I would venture to say due to our populations choosing to live in critical locations and our style of living – earth is shaking us up literally! The financial meltdowns and effects on our economies are predominately the result of our over focus on the ‘me’ mentality and the consequent consumerism capitalism. We have been investing in a gigantic ponsi scheme in our consumerism lifestyle. This is not sustainable indefinitely, as we are beginning to find out.
My hope and wish is that the shaking up and upsets can help people to refocus on a wider perspective and lead to different models of economics, politics and lifestyles. In general, to co-create a more balanced relationship with each other and the planet upon which we are living. It is possible; the seeds of change are already sprouting. I will write more on this in another blog entry soon! In the meantime you might enjoy this inspiring short talk by Rachel Botsman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpv6aGTcCl8
It is quite likely that further earth movements will cause massive disasters and consequently make us look collectively at how we are choosing to live. One recent example is the Japan earthquake and tsunami and the resulting nuclear disaster along with the general mass loss of life. This is a valuable opportunity to take action, to reflect and redirect our use of nuclear power. What we choose to invest in has consequences.
It is quite likely that further economic disturbances and global resource prices (including basic food items) will continue to fluctuate. – highlighting imbalances and a lack of fair-trading. It is also quite probable that political unrest in various places, especially in the middle-east, Africa and China will continue, reminding us that many people still live in repression.
As 2012 comes closer there is an increasing number of ‘prophecies’ circulating about, I really encourage you to be discerning. I consider there are a lot of ‘false prophets’ using this time and the natural fear in humans for their own use, for financial or egoist benefit. Please tune in for yourself, develope your own intuition and have the courage to listen for yourself. If an email comes in, read it through – get a ‘feeling’ for the style and form it is written in – is it dramatic? Giving certainties? Is it offering to protect you? Then likely it is a false prophecy! In my experience truth is often simple, ordinary and neutral.
As I view it, the most effective way to have clarity on what might unfold in the upcoming years is to become more self-aware. Develope and use your intuition in daily life – for yourself and others. I consider it a perfect time to take stock and review your beliefs and attitudes – are they serving and benefiting you or restricting? Stop holding thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve. Invest time and energy in living meditation (an excellent book on this ‘Why Meditate’ by Mathieu Ricard). Take responsibility for your thoughts and actions (& non actions!) and realise you are the driver of your own life – we are all together creating this world and reality in which we live.
Practicing gentleness and inclusion and exploring the potential of the changes – individually and collectively – is what I will be focusing upon! Join with me ;-))
With love, Kira