I know I'm getting a bit of a jump on this, but I thought I'd share.
2012 and The Shift
by Owen Waters
Will the world end in 2012? Not at all. It will, however, mark
the dawn of a new era in human progress and development.
Like the dawning of a new day, this transition to a new era
will seem gradual, not sudden, to those passing through it.
However, when future generations look back, 2012 will be seen
to have been a pivot point around which humanity turned and
headed in a different direction.
Many prophecies have indicated a period of chaos and confusion
in the years leading up to the Winter Solstice of 2012. This is
understandable as the agendas of the old order rush for
completion and resolution before the old cycles end. Old
issues, suppressed for years, will bubble up to the surface
demanding attention and resolution.
Once the cycles of the ancient Mayan Calendars reset to zero,
the old patterns will end and the way will be clear for new
patterns to be established with the energy of the new cycles.
In the meantime, the best way to handle difficult times is to
be centered and resist the temptation to be drawn into dramas
and conflicts, most of which are due to other people working
through their "stuff." Being in the now and focusing on what is
- not what could be, or shouldn't be, or what might be
fear-inducing - provides the key to sanity in a world full of
The grand 5,125-year cycle of the Mayan calendars consists of
five interwoven cycles. The first cycle breaks the 5,125 years
up into 13 parts. Then, there are 20 parts within each of the
13. Then, another 20-part division occurs to produce Mayan
'years,' each of which consist of 18 'months' of 20 days each.
On December 21st, 2012, all five of these cycles reset to
zero, for the first time in 5,125 calendar years, as the Mayan
The Maya understood and tracked even more cycles than these
five - 17 different calendar cycles in all, some of which
spanned more than 10 million years. One is the precession of
the equinoxes cycle of 25,920 years, which is caused by the
slow wobbling of the earth on its axis. This cycle, which was
also identified by Plato, is divided into the twelve
December 21st, 2012, coincidentally, also marks the exact
transition into the 2,160-year Age of Aquarius. Yet another
cycle, that of four times the 25,920-year cycle, also resets on
The Shift to heart-centered consciousness is a global event
which is playing out today. Every year that goes by, more and
more people come to understand the new consciousness and shift
into that heart-space which is the backbone of the New Reality.
The new consciousness will flower in the Age of Aquarius, but
it started before that age is due to fully dawn. The new
consciousness will expand and spread much more quickly after
the Winter Solstice of 2012, but it has already been developing
in earnest since the pioneering days of the mid 1960s.
So, the timing of The Shift is not strictly cycle-related. It
is happening today regardless of any cycles. It is happening
because people have reached critical mass in their spiritual
evolution and because now is the time for humanity to graduate
from the old school of life.
The Shift is the spiritual and creative awakening of humanity.
This New Reality consciousness opens the door to new vistas of
awareness and new levels of creativity. In the dawning New
Reality, people follow their hearts to express their inner joy
through making their own meaningful contributions towards a
We are in the midst of the biggest cultural shift of all
times. The Shift to the New Reality is happening today and it
is unstoppable. The start of new cosmic time cycles on December
21st, 2012 will be the dawn of a new era where humanity will
accelerate towards heart-centered consciousness on a global