Getting into the Spirit of 2012

The winter solstice on December 21, 2012, is said to synchronize with the end of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mayan calendar. Although no one knows how the Mayan prophecies will unfold (and skeptics yawn that it will make Y2K seem earth-shattering), Sharron Rose, mystic scholar and film producer, shared the following: “During the creation of our films, 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013, I had the privilege of interviewing many of the leading experts on the 2012 phenomenon, the coming shift and ‘end of time.’ As I reflected upon their words and visions, it became clear to me that the most beneficial way in which one could look at this time period is from a metaphorical perspective. As anyone who has experienced a life-threatening illness can tell you, the awareness of the possibility of death can bring on a renewed understanding and appreciation of the beauty and power of living. The meme of December 21, 2012, the ending of the Mayan calendar, has become for many such a death/rebirth moment, a rallying point for the shedding of the old paradigm and the manifestation of a new enlightened vision for human …

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