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2012 – The End of the World as we know it


I recently wrote an article about 2012: “2012 – End of the World or Golden Age of Peace,” regarding the prophecies that the world will end in 2012. In this post I explore the subject further. I am by no means an expert; I am researching the subject and I would like to share what I am learning. I am very interested in this subject but with so many ideas available, it can be quite overwhelming. It is my intention to explore the possibility of simplifying these complex ideas and make them more accessible.

Diana Cooper, author of 2012 and Beyond says: “We start a double transformational shift as the planet and all on her, including humans, rapidly move towards ascension.  This is the greatest opportunity for spiritual growth that there has ever been in the entire history of the planet and beings from all over the Universes are watching in awe at what is happening on Earth.” (http://www.dianacooper.com/2012/)

It is my belief that ascension is already happening. Put simply, ascension happens when our spirituality starts to awaken and we start doing things from a place of love rather than fear. This is beginning to happen to people all over the world and will continue to happen as the Golden Age comes upon us.

As I mentioned in my previous article, there are many prophecies and signs regarding the coming of the Golden Age or the End of the World, depending on how you wish to view it. I find it very interesting that many ancient prophecies, such as those of the Mayans and the Hopis, are similar to those of the bible and the Quran, as are prophecies of Nostradamus and many channelings, where “channelers” impart information that they claim to be from spirit entities such as angels or ascended masters like Jesus, St. Germain or Buddha. In the 1930’s, during a channeling, Edgar Cayce predicted that the new age, also known as the Golden Age would coincide with a polar shift. This is also supported by the work of American college professor Charles Hapgood, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hapgood) who put forward the theory that the Earth’s axis has changed many times throughout history. (Spirit Science.net 12_2, edgarcayce.org and Wikipaedia)

Such a polar shift would cause the sun to rise from the west. This coincides with prophecies of Islam that the sun will rise from the west at the time of the resurrection.

In the Islamic haddiths “Allah’s Messenger said, ‘The Hour (of Resurrection) will not come until the sun rises from the West.’” – Discovering Islam

It is also interesting to note, that Hapgood proposed that such a shift would cause natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, as was prophesized in the bible and as we are currently seeing.

Rather than The End of the World, I believe we are witnessing the end of the world as we know it. The end of a world fuelled by greed, hatred and fear; the beginning of a New World Order, a Golden Age of peace, love and happiness. So, how can we help to usher in the Golden Age? There are terrible things happening all over the world but instead of focusing on the terrible things we can focus on love and peace. According to the law of attraction, what you think about becomes your reality and what you focus on is what you get. Energy flows where focus goes. Perhaps we could all be mindful of what we are focusing on.

One way to change the world is to start with ourselves. “Be the change you want to see in the world,” – Mahatma Ghandi.

People can ask themselves “What small thing can I do to make the world a better place? What can I do to help others, whether it is my fellow human beings, animals, plants, or even the Earth herself?”

Diana Cooper, author of “2012 and Beyond,” suggests the following ways to bring about change:

“Bring your own life into peace and harmony. Your energy will then automatically lift the vibrations of everyone with whom you come into contact.

Recognise that everyone is equal and treat them as such.

Honour all the forms of life on the planet from rocks, insects and plants to animals and humans.
Give no energy to fear, darkness and mass hysteria. Instead focus on the good, the wise and great, so that it expands.

Visualise everyone throughout the world holding hands in peace.

If enough individuals do these things, the consciousness of all must inevitably rise.”

2011 has been amazing year, with people standing up for their rights all over the world. I realize that I have spent too much time arguing with my friends about protests and politics and it is all futile. Rather than focusing on our differences, let focus on what we have in common and how we can achieve peace. My new year’s resolution is to spend 2012 changing the world by changing myself and focusing on solutions rather than problems. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone did this and moved towards doing things from a place of love instead of fear.

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2012 – End of the World or Golden Age of Peace?


There’s something in the air. There’s a kind of expectancy. Many believe that the end of the world is nigh. But is it going to be a time of mass destruction or will it be the end of an era, bringing a new world order or a golden age of peace?

Since the beginning of the 20th Century we have seen an increase in disease, wars, famines and natural disasters, in particular the two world wars and epidemics such as Aids. 2011 has seen a further increase in such things, with revolutions in the Middle East, protests around the world, global recession and the tsunami witnessed in Japan earlier this year.

The bible talks about the signs of the times or the end of the world. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus said,

6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Matthew 24: 6-8, New International Version (NIV)

Some believe that these things are a sign that Armageddon is coming, when God will destroy the world, while others believe it’s a sign of a new world order or golden age of peace.

Both the bible and the Quran speak of new heavens and a new earth.

Revelation 21:1-4 (NIV), states

1 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

The Quran states:

“The day will come when this earth will be substituted with a new earth, and also the heavens, and everyone will be brought before GOD, the One, the Supreme.” 14:48

 

Some believe that human consciousness is changing and we are becoming more spiritually aware. As we do so, we start living our lives in spiritual ways, with love, peace and truth and this in itself will bring about change.  It doesn’t matter what religion you follow, if any, all that matters is love for the Divine, love for ourselves and love for others. There are many paths, but they all lead to the same place or as my friend Alicia puts it, there are many flavours of ice cream, but they’re all still ice cream.

Albert Einstein predicted, “The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology.” – sourced from http://www.esoterictube.com/spirit-science.html.

People all over the world, including well known teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, Neale Donald Walsch and lesser known ones, such as Jordan Duchnycz, are teaching people about the changes and how we can facilitate such change.

For too long the world has been controlled by governments, religions and multi-national banks and corporations. The time has come when people are refusing to continue being repressed and are taking things into their own hands. Prime examples of this are the revolutions in the Middle East, Occupy Wall Street and websites such as Wikileaks and Demand Progress. These actions, along with the shift in consciousness, help to make the new world order possible.

A lot of people consider that this change will take place on 21st December 2012, as predicted according to the Mayan calendar and that the year 2011, leading up to this time is also significant.

Joseph Robert Jochmans says “Both the Hopis and Mayans recognize that we are approaching the end of a World Age… In both cases, however, the Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear.” – http://www.adishakti.org/mayan_end_times_prophecy_12-21-2012.htm

So is this time going to be one of destruction or one of peace? My personal belief is that things are probably going to get worse before they get better, but a golden age of peace is coming and we can facilitate that by doing everything we do with love and increasing our spiritual awareness by means of practices such as meditation that increase our intuition such as Tom Kenyon’s “The Crystal Palace Within and Opening the Halls of Amenti” meditation.

Times are changing and we have the choice to continue destroying ourselves and our planet or to live our lives with love. Imagine how the world would be if everyone lived their life with love and followed spiritual principles.

What will you choose?