2012: The beginning or the end?

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By Martha ORegan

The idea that the world is coming to an end on December 22, 2012 comes from many misguided interpretations of the Mayan calendar. The fact is, the Maya see this time as a rebirth, a time of transformation in all areas of our world when we begin to work together for peace and to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters us. Maybe it is my circle of influence, but I have been seeing and feeling the shift for some time now; and I can certainly see it picking up momentum now. Seems like “humankind” is becoming “kinder humans.”

Just check out Facebook for a few days, especially around a holiday—there is no fear or shame in expressing love and gratitude for everything. Blogs, articles and YouTube clips tend to be about good things people are doing in the world. People are eating from the earth again and getting out and moving about in nature. We’re getting back to what is important: relationships, health and the environment. We’re seeking simplicity, less clutter and chaos, more gratitude and love.

Mayan elder, Carlos Barrios, is clear when he states: “The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.” What does your heart say?

“Live each day as if it were your last”. Great expression, but do we live by it? If the world were coming to an end this year, what do you plan to make of it? What is on your dream list of things to accomplish or traits to polish? And how do you intend to make those things happen?

Since this is the time of year to ponder those intentions anyway, let’s have some fun with it. Instead of a “New Year Resolution” list that will likely be forgotten in February, create your “Vision Quest.” Write it out with the energy of both urgency and expectancy and include all areas of your life: family, career, relationships, health, finances, travel, spiritual growth. Write it in present tense, as though it is already happening. Feel the emotion that will come as a result of your goals manifesting and allow that feeling to anchor into the body. Remember that it is the feeling that we put out there that brings back experiences of like frequency.

For example, if you are seeking the feeling of freedom that financial stability brings, but staying worried about your next bill, then you are sending out a frequency of worry, and attracting more bills and reasons to worry. Instead, using your imagination, allow yourself to feel the sense of freedom while opening yourself to inspirations and possibilities. Give it the energy of anticipation—like we give Christmas morning or our long awaited vacation—and just expect it to happen. Review your “Quest” often, buzz on it and keep tabs of thoughts and comments in between to make sure you’re not sabotaging your intentions.

“We become what we think about most of the time,” said Napolean Hill. So, what will your thoughts help you become this year? Live Well. Have Fun.