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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?

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