What the Mayan Elders say about 2012
What the Mayan elders say about 2012 make a whole lot of sense. It also clarifies some of the confusion that has been spread around about this time.
Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq'ij, a ceremonial
priest and spiritual guide of the Eagle Clan, initiated an
investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating. Carlos
along with his brother Gerardo studied with many teachers and
interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen their scope
Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting
interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of
'Chilam Balam' and various ancient text.
Carlos has strong opinions about those who may have contributed to the 2012 confusion:
He says: "Anthropologists visit the temple sites
and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they
do not read the signs correctly. It's just their imagination playing around. Other
people write about 2012 prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the
world will end in December 2012.
The Mayan elders are angry with this.
The world will not end in 2012. It will be transformed.
We are no longer in the World of the Fourth Sun, but we
are not yet in the World of the Fifth Sun. This is the time
in-between, the time of transition. As we pass through transition
there is a colossal, global convergence of environmental destruction,social chaos, war, and ongoing Earth Changes.
Beyond 2012,humanity will continue, but in a different
way. Material structures will change. From this we will have the
opportunity to be more human. We are living in the most important era of the Mayan calendars and prophecies. All the prophecies of the
world, all the traditions are converging now. There is no time for
games. The spiritual ideal of this era is action.
The indigenous have the calendars and
know how to accurately interpret it -- not others.
The Mayan Calendars
comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be
vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars
such as the Tzolk'in or Cholq'ij, some of them charting time
accurately over a span of more than ten million years.
All was predicted by the mathematical cycles of the Mayan
calendars. -- It will change -- everything will change.
Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the
World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting
from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator
and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.
According to the Mayan Elders, at sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in
26,000 years, the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky
Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to
be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree
remembered in all the world's spiritual traditions.
Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the
galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through
the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a
higher level of vibration.
Carlos reminds us: "This process has
already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to
If the people of the Earth can get to this 2012 date in
good shape without having destroyed too much of the Earth, we will
rise to a new, higher level. But to get there we must transform
enormously powerful forces that seek to block the way.
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 says: "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.
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
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. This Mayan elder delivered a simple, direct
message about the 2012 period. 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
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.
He says: "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."
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
"The element of the Fifth Sun is celestial. Within the
context of Ether there can be a joining of the polarities. No more
darkness or light in the people, but an uplifted unity. But right now
the realm of darkness is not interested in this. They are organized to
block it. They seek to unbalance the Earth and its environment so we
will be unready for the alignment in 2012.
We need to work together for peace, and balance with the
other side. We need to take care of the Earth that feeds and shelters
us. We need to put our entire mind and heart into pursuing unity and
unity now, to confront the other side and preserve life.
We are disturbed -- we can't play anymore. Our planet can
be renewed or ravaged. Now is the time to awaken and take action.
Everyone is needed. You are not here for no reason. Everyone who is
here now has an important purpose. This is a hard but a special time.
We have the opportunity for growth, but we must be ready for this
moment in history."
Carlos says: "The prophesied changes are going to happen,
but our attitude and actions determine how harsh or mild they are. We
need to act, to make changes, and to elect people to represent us who
understand and who will take political action to respect the Earth.
~ Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also
~ It's very important to be clear about who you are, and also
about your relation to the Earth.
~ Develop yourself according to your
own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect
differences, and strive for unity.
~ Eat wisely --- a lot of food is
corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are
taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy.
~ Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your
~ Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not
important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have
~ We live in a world of energy. An important task at this
time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything - people, plants, animals.
This becomes increasingly important as we
draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with
the element 'ether' -- the realm where energy lives and weaves.
~ Have respect for
the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter
~ Go to
the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace. We need to
reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.
~ One simple but effective prayer technique is to light
white or baby-blue colored candles. Think of a moment in peace. Speak
your intention to the flame and send the light of it on to the leaders
who have the power to make war or peace."
Carlos reminds us this is a crucially important moment for
humanity and for Earth. Each person is important.
He said the elders have opened the doors so that other
races can come to the Mayan world to receive the tradition.
"The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other
races, and other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the
Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world.
The greatest wisdom is in simplicity: Love, respect,
tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It's not complex or
The real knowledge is free. It's encoded in your DNA. All
you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the
beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way."
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