Mayan Elder Explains 2012
Many clients, friends and blog readers often ask me what my thoughts and insights are about 2012 and all the varied predictions in regards to my mission statement and vision of the Kindred Spirits Project. You can read so many interesting and bizarre views on the internet on the subject proposing everything from predictions that it is the end of the world, cataclysm, armageddon, solar flare destruction, the blossoming of a new age, multi-dimensional shifts, consciousness shifts etc. etc. Often these refer back to the Mayan calendar as the starting point. Being a free range thinker so to speak, I pondered the question, explored the different perspectives, looked for scientific evidence for any of the theories and danced between skepticism and open minded inquisitive listening. My tentative view at this moment in time is “I don’t know”. “I don’t know”, by the way, is one of my favorite quotes from one of my old teachers, Ram Dass, former Harvard Psychology Professor and spiritual teacher, who used to find great freedom and rejoice in saying that.
Recently though, I just came across this personal letter and address by one of the key elders, Wandering Wolf, in the Mayan Culture. I found this letter and the information included in it to be more honest than anything else I have seen or heard. There is a new film being created based on the interviews with Wandering Wolf called “Shift of the Ages”. You can watch trailers for it on Youtube. I found this one video offering a brief explanation of the Mayan Elder Explains 2012 quite informative.
In the website, “Shift of the Ages“, they share this address to the world by the National Council of Elders Mayas, Xinca and Garifuna.
They state that the “Maya finally speak up about the meaning of 2012. and that they have taken center stage because many fear the supposed end date of their calendar marks the end of the world”. They state that “Most of this information comes from non-Mayans and it is not accurate…the Maya’s message is simple: “Our actions have created a world out of balance that must be rebalanced immediately in order for us to avoid more suffering…to humans and to all life”.
Regarding my vision of creating a world based on loving kindness and compassion for all beings, I find that this Mayan vision is quite synergistic with the kindred spirits project vision. In summary, though I found this to be one of the most honest and sincere explanations of 2012, I return to Ram Dass’s quote “I still don’t know”.
What do you think?