Friday, December 14, 2012
I've been meaning to write this post for a while. Today's events in Connecticut have prompted me. People have been talking for some time now about the supposed end-of-the-world predicted by the Mayans. I've done a little research into this and have found that, as usual, the media has taken a message and corrupted it.
The Mayans did not predict the end of the world. Their calendar simply marked the end of an age. With remarkable accuracy (I still can't comprehend how they did it), they marked the date of the winter solstice of 2012 as the end of one age and the beginning of another. The age they predicted is corroborated by others and universally they are predicting a shift away from negativity, aggression, minimalism and disconnectedness and towards hopefulness, peace, abundance and oneness. An age when we begin to care more about each other and the earth. Coincidentally, the winter solstice of 2012 also marks our exit from the astrological Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. The fish into the water. Whether entering the Age of Aquarius is accompanied by any cataclysmic event is up for interpretation. But, what will be the outcome of the massacre of innocents in Connecticut? I hope for compassion, a call for peace and connectedness and trying to make sense of why we're here.
As a Christian Believer, I see nothing wrong, in fact a lot right, with a message that seems to align with what the Prince of Peace tried to convey to us. Author Eric Rankin has 10 tips about how to shift ourselves into the New Age thinking. I think they are particularly relevant on a day when so much evil has transpired.:
- Be the change you wish to see in others.
- Quiet yourself. Slow down. Breathe Deep. Set the stage for healing in your body, mind and spirit.
- Reboot yourself to un-corrupt a busy, doubtful mind. Make a promise to love, to give and be happy, to have purpose and be healthy.
- Remind yourself often of your higher principles and desires. Consciously express gratitude and love.
- STOP WATCHING THE NEWS!
- Let people do kind things for you. Stay in a place of gratitude for the things and people you appreciate.
- Drop the pretense and let others sense that it is safe to drop theirs around you, fostering trust and honesty.
- Do good things.
- Remind yourself that YOU are a minister of what you believe.
- Lastly, forgive, forgive, forgive.
Peace and Love, Kim