Dec 21 2012 – The End or the Beginning? – Day 315

April 14, 2011 No Comments



365 Days to a Balanced Life Journey – Day 315



” Are up aware that a shift in human consciousness is occuring even as you read these words that employs celestial triggers such as supernovas and Earth’s alignment with Galactic Center in the years leading up to 2012 to trigger the evolution of our speices?” – Sol Luckman


Like most people I have been a little afraid of that date.  Should I throw caution to the wind and live it up, spend my children’s inheritance and slide to the finish line screaming yahoo!!??  Or do I hoard water, canned food and vegetable seeds and get ready for a long siege?

Since I believe that the world is going to hell in a hand basket and that change is not an option but a must if humanity is to survive, I decided I had to educate myself on these prophecies.  As luck would have it I found The Book of Destiny by Carlos Barrios.  Carlos is a Shaman and member of the Mayan Elders Council and has been given permission to write this book to give us the straight goods.  I feel fortunate to have found it in the bargain section of my local spiritual bookstore.  Clearly this is not the type of book to make it to the New York Times Bestsellers List.  Not enough doom and gloom in it.  It is actually a good news story if we consider the sensationalism surrounding 2012.

So for those of you who are confused about what to expect on December 21st 2012, the following is an excerpt from The Book of Destiny.

At sunrise on that date, for the first time in 26,000 years, the sun will rise to intersect with the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic.  This cosmic cross, traced in the sky, is considered to embody the sacred tree, the Tree of Life, known to all of the world’s spiritual traditions.

This 26,000 year span is divided into five 5,200 year cycles.  The first cycle was governed by feminine energy and the element of Fire.  This was the period where we acquired the knowledge needed for survival: weaving, animal husbandry, social organization, worship and rituals of a magic-spiritual nature.

The Second Sun cycle, governed by masculine energy and the element of Earth, was a period of both economic and intellectual development.  Agricultural techniques and architecture were perfected, ceremonial buildings and temples were constructed, and urban centers began to develop.  There was territorial expansion, which led to relationships with other civilizations in the world and reshaping of the spiritual order.

The Third Sun was again governed by feminine energy and the element of Air.  During this cycle, great advances were made in the sciences of the psyche, art and astronomy.  Mathematics developed further which ultimately led to the consolidation of the cosmo-vision.

The Fourth Sun was governed by masculine energy and the element of water.  Masculine energy and Water have influenced the civilizations of this world and the diffusion of a culture that is highly developed technologically and spiritually.  This period has been complicated because material energy brings the power to dominate matter.  In spite of incredible scientific and technological development, we have become victims of our own unconsciousness.  Rather than reflecting on ourselves and the world around us to attain wisdom, we are destroying our environment.  We believe we are all-powerful, we worship reason and materialism, and we have become slaves of our own marvelous innovations.  We must stop and remember what is truly valuable or we are heading toward the destruction of Mother Earth and all of humanity.


The prophecies say we are coming to the end of the Fourth Sun and are currently in a period they call “the purification.”  This is a period of warnings or awareness that began in August 2001 and it says that unless we take action, the destructive power of these events will only increase.  We are living during a time when we will see major earthquakes, large volcanic eruptions (many from inactive volcanoes), floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, radical climate change, and other natural disasters.  These will be accompanied by plagues and epidemics such as AIDS, diabetes, and drug-resistant infections.  There will be wars and many other man-made disasters as we continue to participate in our own demise.  The purification will end in September 2010 and we will then be in a period called “the definition,” from September 23, 2010 to December 20, 2012.

Contrary to what many people believe, the definition will not mean the end of the world.  It will be a time of cleansing, when all of the garbage in our minds, all of our consumerism, will be cleared away and replaced with a resurgence of true spirituality and a renewed respect for ourselves and everyone else on this planet.  We will learn to take advantage of our technology without allowing it to consume us.

The reigning sign of this cycle is Water, which governs knowledge.  Mass media and globalization have enabled different cultures to learn more about each other, and that has made the world more interconnected.  Overpopulation and competing economic interests have made us distrustful.  We have an abundance of information but no meaning or purpose.

Mankind is confused and has no idea what’s going to happen next!  This fear of the end of the world is making us feel helpless in the face of inevitability.  Many prefer to escape through drugs, alcohol, sex, and a perennially libertine existence.  Still others cling to quasi-religions that put a dollar value on salvation.

As we witness economic, social, and spiritual erosion, face intolerance, and listen to the drums of war beating in the four corners of the Earth, there is no light to guide us.  Many cultures have used the great traditions’ cosmo-vision as a basis for their belief systems, but rather than providing guidance for a harmonious life, these traditions simply assure believers that they will find happiness after death.

It is the responsibility of all humankind to leave behind a better world, to create awareness and unity, to stop the destruction.  For those who haven’t noticed, we outnumber our leaders.  In a democratic society, those who govern work for those who elected them, but the system has become so distorted that we’re lost, forgetting that ultimately we, as a unified group, hold the power.  The leaders decide there will be wars.  We have allowed them to decide when and who they will fight.  They make deals and pass laws that benefit only a few.  If ordinary office workers don’t do their job well, they’re given an opportunity to change.  What happens if they don’t?  They’re fired!  We can’t fall prey to inertia – we must take responsibility for our future!  Don’t let others decide for us!

The fifth cycle of 5,200 years will be governed by both masculine and feminine energy (balance) and the element of Ether.  December 21, 2012, is the pivotal date that everyone has heard of.  According to our tradition, this is when the period of Job Ajaw, or the Fifth Sun, is expected to begin.  This period is of great importance because it will be a time when humans ascend to a harmonious, spiritual level.

This 5,200-year cycle begins in the year 2012.   It is important to note that neither the feminine nor the masculine will be supreme, but that the two energies will be equally balanced.  The two will support one another, and the qualities in one will elevate qualities in the other.

The element will be Ether, which combines with the other four elements on a higher level.  Fire, Earth, Air and Water will act together in a subtle manifestation, activating full consciousness in Mother Earth and humanity.  The hope is that it will be a cycle of mental and spiritual growth, of true realization.

It’s important to know that things will not change automatically on this date.  It all depends on what happens to us in the meantime, at the end of the Fourth Sun.  Much of humanity could disappear if we fail to become aware and take action during this preamble period of disasters.


As we have said and will continue to say, December 21, 2012, does not mark the end of the world, as some would have us believe owing to their own ignorance, fatalist tendencies, or failure to study the messages and prophecies in depth.  Still others have taken advantage of this knowledge and misrepresented what our Grandfathers have said in order to manipulate people.  This has caused a great deal of confusion.

The Fifth Sun is a time of harmony, peace, tolerance, and balance.  It ushers in a new framework that will modify the current socioeconomic system.  Humanity’s destiny depends on our reaction to the events we are experiencing now, our growing awareness, our seriousness, our ability to learn, and the action we take.  It is important that we foster a positive outlook toward the Fifth Sun and avoid creating a mass hysteria.

It would be counterproductive to waste our energy fearing the worst.  We cannot rely on government to lead this change, nor can we operate as individuals.  We must find a way to work together.  It is a joint problem given the way society and the economic order are formed.  There may not seem to be any way out right now; the complicated, complex structures don’t seem to want to give way, and instant gratification seems more important than humanity’s well-being.  But the prophecies are clear: all of the cycles come to an end with the arrival of Job Ajaw (The Fifth Sun), and a time of peace, understanding, and harmony will come.  It is up to all of us to ensure that the majority of humanity will be here when this happens.

We are in desperate need of this change.  This is our opportunity- our responsibility- to elevate Mother Earth to a higher plane within the cosmic order!

We are now faced with a real opportunity to reach the next level, which is not Fire, Earth, Air or Water, nor a time of polar opposites (hot/cold, light/dark, feminine/masculine, day/night), but a time when things will work together in harmony.  Once this cycle is established, there will be unity between men and women, and between human beings and Mother Earth.


So there you have a condensed version of the Prophecy of 2012.  If you are interested in the subject I encourage you to get Barrios’s book as to my knowledge he may be the only Mayan authorized person who has written a book on the subject.  Obviously there is a whole lot more to it and it gets even stranger but this is the core of what everyone wants to know – Will humanity survive beyond December 21, 2012?  For what it is worth, I think we will but to survive we all must be open to change.  No matter how weird it gets. :)

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