Photo credit Cynthia Greb 2012
Like many people, I have been feeling the effects of what is referred to in my circles as ‘the Shift’. It shows up for me as sleeplessness, really intense dreams that are sometimes over the top euphoric and at others, devastatingly frightening, as well as energy spikes, peaks and dips. I have not fallen prey to anxiety or depression in my life, but lately have had glimpses of what that might feel like. Having been in the mental health field for 30 some years, I recognize them when they arise. My intuitive abilities have heightened and images come to me that play themselves out shortly thereafter. I think of someone and within moments, they call or email. Nothing weird, evil or even cosmic foo foo about it. I believe we are hardwired for God, just like I had indicated in yesterday’s Bliss Blog entry about being hardwired for joy. Maybe they are one and the same.
The much heralded and dreaded 12/21/12 is approaching and my perspective is that it is a time of position transition and not the end of the world. December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5125-year, “Long Count” Mayan Calendar. Some people fear cataclysmic events, other see it as a time of rejoicing and transcendence. I know that tragic and traumatic events occur each day in various places around the world. I am equally certain that each of us holds space for positive and negative energy and outcome. I much prefer to be in the second camp, viewing this day as a moment (in the grand scheme of things) of rebirth and sense that the ride I have been on is preparing me for that.
Dr. David Stuart, professor of Mesoamerican art and writing at the University of Texas at Austin, points out in his book “The Order Of Days: The Maya World and the Truth About 2012,” “It’s as if the ancient Maya could somehow anticipate the fears and struggles we experience in our modern industrial life and offered a mystical end game we could look forward to,” he writes. “No such luck. The truth of the matter is that the Maya calendar was inseparable from the ancient world that created it: a lost worldview of kings, gods and ancestors. By wrenching this special vision of time and cosmology away from that particular cultural and historical milieu, we do nothing more than manipulate the past for our own purposes and messages.”
“The truth is no Maya text — ancient, colonial or modern — ever predicted the end of time or the end of the world,” he continues.
My friend Rev. Gary Culp has long offered insights via spoken and written communication about the Mayan calendar and he too views this as an exciting time His site, called A New Day One can provide information to inspire you.
There have long been fear-theorists who capitalize on people’s trepidation and exacerbate it. What if, instead, we focused on the good that could come from these changes that are taking place all over the planet? There are many gatherings occurring that are bringing people together, rather than tearing us apart. I am going to be at an annual Winter Solstice event at the home of friends, honoring the transitions we are all experiencing, anticipating a new era of peace, love and understanding. How about you? I see both a sunset and sunrise as we give birth to ourselves.
Cynthia Greb 2012
Cynthia Greb 2012
http://youtu.be/4NwP3wes4M8 Anticipation by Carly Simon