December 21st, 2012 – The End is The Beginning

Ok, I have to confess that I’ve been looking forward to December 21, 2012 for several years now, at least 35 or more, which is when I first read about the Mayans in some New-Age-y “This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” kind of book in the 70’s. As a teen and for several years afterward I had nihilistic visions of all the mean, polluting, cheating, liar-liars that I knew suddenly vanishing in some rapture-like shift of vibrations, or getting swept up in some massive upheaval from the earth as she shrugged off the polluters and destroyers that were killing her. I took comfort in thinking that if instant karma didn’t get them, the Mayans would!

Then I grew up. What was so very black and white in the past suddenly had dimension and shading and, even if the bad guys were still bad, I gradually developed a lot less judgement and a lot more compassion. And I read more books – lots and lots of books: about the nature of evil, about the Jungian collective conscious and the nature of the shadow self, about quantum qhysics and string theory and the question of multiple dimensions. Over time my concept of how we create and what we create in our world raised new possibilities for the future.

Earlier this year I read and reviewed 2012 — 2021, The Dawn of the Sixth Sun – The Path of Quetzalcoatl by Sergio Magaña (Ocelocoyotl), a mystic and teacher of the ancient Toltec/Aztec lineage of Mesoamerica. In his book he wrote that the pace and vibration of the earth are changing and that humans will have to shift to keep up at the same rate. The author explained that this is not happening overnight, like a light switch, on December 21st, but over a period of years. Much like the “Age of Aquarius” that was sung about in my childhood, the transition has already been going on for a long time, and will continue over the next decade.

So humans have some time to catch up. The kinder, gentler me likes this idea. As I get older I wonder if we really split off into separate universes every time we make a decision, or do we change realities with what we believe? Do “bad guys” get the world they created, too? Now I look at my loved ones and total strangers and want them all to open their hearts, or raise their vibrations, or charge their crystal or do what ever it takes to come along for the ride. As December 21st, 2012 gets closer I don’t see endings, I see beginnnings.

by Cheryl Shainmark
Cheryl Shainmark is a writer, editor, and certified hypnotherapist with a private practice in New York. A long time contributor of articles and book reviews, Cheryl is now a senior editor and a regular columnist at Merlian News. When she is not reading, reviewing, or dreaming about books she can be found playing with cats of all stripes at her quiet country retreat.