If the end of the world is coming, then someone forgot to tell the Mexican/ Mayan people.
The western world has interpreted the end of the Mayan calendar cycle which ends on 12/21/2012 as some sort of prophecy that means the world is ending.
When actually it’s the complete opposite. According to the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Mayans, time was divided into eras. Each era lasts 13 baktuns (periods of 394 years)
Adding up to a total of 5126 years. The era we live in began on August 13, 3114 BC which makes this era end on, you guessed it 12/21/2012.
Following the Mayan belief that a new man was created in each era (mankind as a whole and each of us individually), a man better than the one that came before, we are now given the great opportunity to renew ourselves and our lives, to turn into a better version of ourselves, so this new man can re-establish a balance with the planet, the universe and all other living beings.
Mayan wise men said that in the teachings of the past, we find the knowledge to live a better future. Therefore, 2012 should not be thought of as catastrophic, it is merely the start of a new era, A NEW BEGINNING!
Which I think we all can use! It’s funny how we hear what we want to hear without listening to the facts! Just the facts!
Images from the Yucatan Peninsula courtesy of Freedomstudios.