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What Mayan Elders Are Saying About 2012

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The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world. Many outside people writing about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who know are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the tradition.

Carlos tells us: “The economy now is a fiction. The first five-year stretch of transition from August 1987 to August 1992 was the beginning of the destruction of the material world. We have progressed ten years deeper into the transition phase by now, and many of the so-called sources of financial stability are in fact hollow. The banks are weak. This is a delicate moment for them. They could crash globally, if we don’t pay attention. Now, people are paying attention.”

The North and South Poles are both breaking up. The level of the water in the oceans is going to rise. But at the same time land in the ocean, especially near Cuba, is also going to rise. Carlos tells a story about the most recent Mayan New Year ceremonies in Guatemala. He said that one respected Mam elder, who lives all year in a solitary mountain cave, journeyed to Chichicastenango to speak with the people at the ceremony. The elder delivered a simple, direct message. He called for human beings to come together in support of life and light.

“Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity — day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance.”

“Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012.”

“On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus.”

Carlos believes the dark side works to block unity through denial and materialism. It also works to destroy those who are working with the light to get the Earth to a higher level. They like the energy of the old, declining Fourth World, the materialism. They do not want it to change. They do not want unity. They want to stay at this level, and are afraid of the next level.

The dark power of the declining Fourth World cannot be destroyed or overpowered. It’s too strong and clear for that, and that is the wrong strategy. The dark can only be transformed when confronted with simplicity and open-heartedness. This is what leads to unity, a key concept for the World of the Fifth Sun.

Carlos said the emerging era of the Fifth Sun will call attention to a much-overlooked element. Whereas the four traditional elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water have dominated various epochs in the past, there will be a fifth element to reckon with in the time of the Fifth Sun — that element is ‘ETHER’.

The dictionary defines Ether as a “hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.” Perhaps it could be defined as the “space between space”. I would suggest it could be manifest as the alignment of charged particles from our solar system (Sun), and our galaxy (Milky Way) surge. The Ether element represents spiritual energy.

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8:44AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

So good to finally get the facts from people who know how to read the text. It's going to be an exciting change I hope.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Always fascinating to read differing interpretations from other cultures which often contain many wise and sage forms of learning/teaching and perspectives.

For those who feel that posting this sort of "nonsense" on Care2 should not happen, get over yourselves. As always, one can take what we need to learn form other cultures and not worry about what one personally does not agree with without complaining about content. There is a wealth of variety of sources on Care2 and we cannot agree with everything yet we can learn. Different viewpoints can lead us to explore areas that we have not considered before or ask questions expanding our personal learning experience.

An interesting and informative article.

11:07PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Great article

3:00AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

So with a bit of luck, we'll still be here to celebrate New Year 2013. :)

5:42AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012


6:05PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Someone claims the world will end at least every other year. I expect to see you all on December 22nd. Better do that Xmas. shopping!

7:14AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Regardless of what you believe, this is golden advice.

4:01AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

good article, thanks.

3:26PM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thank you for getting the facts from those who actually know what they are talking about.

11:46AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Very interesting thanks :)

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