DECEMBER 21, 2012 AND THE MAYA
Basically the entire Maya World had lots of bigger than normal ceremonies and more than normal worldwide visitors.
Many people wondered about this date and what it meant to the ancient Maya. Exact meaning is difficult to decipher and had been subject to much speculation and doomsday theories. Even though there was no record of the Maya predicting anything of the sort. To the Maya it was an old cycle ending and a new beginning,
The Maya Long Count Calendar, Tzolkin, consisted of cycles within cycles, spanning thousands of years.
December 21, 2012 marked the end of the B’ak’tun 13, a cycle equal to 5,126 years. Completing this significant period was a cause of celebration to the Maya, perhaps meaning a time for renewal and enlightenment.
When people heard the expression ‘end of the world’ many of us took it literally, but maybe we all should think of the phrase as the end of the world as we know it, a significant change in our way of life. In that sense, 2012 may have marked the end of a phase, the earth and its inhabitants could enter into a new era, with new way of thinking, goals and beliefs. Some people think that tis actually happened and continues.
Unlike the world we currently live in, which is dominated by materialism and ego-consciousness, the new world to follow could be founded on different values in which the belief of the inter-dependence of all life is emphasized, and respect for Mother Nature and our surroundings is restored. Based on the complex situation that we are in as a planet, humanity’s dependence on technology and unsustainable practices, it is hard to predict the longevity of our modern world.
Many agree we need to move from instability to awareness. The population of the world must open their hearts and follow their inspirations. The changes to come may start gradually or swiftly, it all depends on how conscious we become, and how we all participate in this process of awakening our human potential.
Almost all of the present-day Maya people of Guatemala never believed the end would come and wanted it to be known that their ancient beliefs had been distorted. Most did not support the hysteria that is passed by different 2012 theories. They wanted the world to understand that much of the information being put out on this subject was not truly sourced from the Maya or their calendars.