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Recently, my neighborhood was visited by some members of a conservative religious group. They came to my door, and handed me a pamphlet that featured a picture of an erupting volcano. The caption read “2012 – Where will YOU be?”

Doom and gloom prophecies foretelling the end of the world have always been popular. Rapture days, Armageddon, and end of the world tales have been around for as long as we can remember.

But when it comes to prophecy, doomsday and the apocalypse, no date seems to carry as much mystery, intrigue (and marketing power) as 2012.

2012 is associated with the end of the Mayan calendar. The Mayans believed that mankind has gone through cycles of transformation, and that at the end of this particular cycle there would be cause to celebrate – we had survived ourselves!

However, information on 2012 varies wildly from source to source. Many religious groups see 2012 as a typical, apocalyptic situation, with mass destruction, etc. Some scientist say there will be increased solar activity and the poles will reverse, while certain fringe groups see this date heralding the opening of a cosmic portal, and possible alien invasion. Most New Thought groups see it as a time of transformation and New Agers see it as a time of enlightenment.

Humankind will have to make a choice; to walk the path of greed, or the path of the heart. ~ Hopi Prophecy

Dr. Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy, believes that we are all one with the Divine Mind of God through the creative field of our subjective mind. It is the idea behind this philosophy that has inspired best-sellers such as “The Secret,” by Rhonda Byrne and “Ask and It Is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks.

“There is always hope, O thou for whom heaven and earth were created…” The angel to St. John, the Divine ~ The Essene Book of Revelation.

We always have the choice to either come from a place of love or fear, and that choice will affect the creative field, and subsequently, our environment. When we judge another, or complain constantly about the economy, politics or religion, we are adding to the energy of fear that is fueling the doom and gloom prophecies of 2012. When we love, support and encourage others, we uplift those around us, helping to dispel that fear.

My favorite prophecies concerning 2012 come from Toltec mythos; the birth of the sixth sun will inspire creativity in the hearts of mankind, and God will begin to awaken. People will honor their intuition and learn to trust their hearts, and then love will create heaven on earth.

According to Toltec Nagual and storyteller, Don Miguel Ruiz, the birth of the sixth sun happened in 1992, so we are well on our way to creating heaven on earth, if that’s where we decide to put our focus.

2012 is a time to wake up and remember who we are and what’s truly important. It’s a time to take back responsibility for our happiness, and stop relying on some outside force to make life good for us. We are made in the image of God. That means we are a creative and creating force, and we are here to love.

It’s not so much about the events that will challenge us; humanity will always have pain and loss, and difficulties to overcome. It’s about how we face these challenges. It’s about how we act with love and compassion rather than reacting in fear and hate.

Nostradamus predicted the end of the world to be July 1999, December 1999, June 2002 or October 2005. Life is full of endings and beginnings because life is about transformation. We are in a process of transformation right now, and true, it may be more challenging than ever before, but we have everything within us to move forward, right now, on the path of the heart.

 

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