Friday, March 16, 2012

"Where will you be when the world begins anew?"

I am aware that I have not blogged in a while.  So, I'll start off slow with a quote.  The following is from one of my yoga teachers, Ken Nelson.  He is writing his newsletter from Belize where it makes sense to reflect on who the Maya were and how the "Maya Prophecy" can be viewed with sanity and wholeness.
What is the Maya Prophecy?
More than 5,000 years ago, Mayan astronomers calculated a cycle that began on the summer solstice of 3114 BC and will end on the winter solstice of 2012. Theories abound as to what the cycle means. Doomsayers call it the end of the world.

What does the Mayan calendar mean? The director of the Belize Institute of Archeology, James Awe, says that the end of this cycle in 2012 is like the end of one year and the beginning of another, only on a very long scale. He says it's not the end days, but a time for reflection, for considering future direction.

Making meaning of experience
As transformational teachers our craft is practicing how to engage our hidden wholeness, and to inquire into the true meaning of our times and our lives. Our task is to foster consciousness and to effect positive change in our individual and collective beliefs, attitudes and responses to situations.

As we explore ways to serve that inspire self-discovery, we practice rituals of faith and spirit to renew our determination to make the world a better place for those who come.

"Where will you be when the world begins anew?"
 A new era, like a new day, starts a new cycle. Each morning the stars begin to fade as the brightness of the sun makes the stars invisible to our eyes. The stars are still there as the earth rotates. Transformation of consciousness is to know that the stars are still there, hidden from plain sight, overshadowed by the powerful nearby presence of the sun dominating the daytime sky. Yet the longer cycles of the night sky embrace each day.

What are we not seeing that is in plain sight?

The Mayan calendar has spawned a slogan in Belize:
"Where will you be when the world begins anew?"
 Many thanks to Ken for his perspective on the 2012 phenomenon.