Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I'm a mystic, a psychic, so why don't I have an opinion about what's going to happen on winter solstice in 2012? Imagine me shrugging my shoulders. Who knows what's going to happen? Probably a whole lot of nothing exceptional.
Maybe I'm wrong, and the world is going to end, or "Christ consciousness" is going to arise, or suddenly we're going to understand that peace is the path and change our ways ... or ... maybe it'll just be one of the final shopping days before Christmas, just like it always is.
I'm not being cynical here, really I'm not. I don't blame anyone who hopes and prays for a big dramatic shift that takes place overnight. People all over the world have wondered about doomsday. There are myths from almost every culture from the north pole to the south pole, throughout history, about the end of time.
Nothing lasts forever, that's for sure, but the idea of a sudden and dramatic end of the world is not a belief I can buy into. You see I remember the Harmonic Convergence. That day was supposed to mark a dramatic shift in human consciousness. Hey I got out there in the morning with my crystal and Ohmmmed along with the crowd. I was quite hopeful. What I remember is that my scooter developed a flat tire that day. Does that seem harmonic to you? Me neither. As for the big shift in human consciousness? I saw no evidence of it. Pfffft.
As a species we are so impatient. We want the fireworks, the instant gratification of dramatic change. Who could blame us? It sounds so interesting. But the way the world works is slow compared to our quicksilver lifetimes. Hence our hopes that maybe something really big will change everything all at once are a little self-centered. Things change, just not on our human timelines.
I do think Something Is Happening; I think through blogging, Skype, Facebook and Twitter (etc.) people all over the world are interconnecting in ways that have never before been possible. I think 'multi-tasking,' (for instance, talking on the phone while simultaneously driving and listening to music) is forging new neural pathways in our brains. Some of the fallout from all that extra brain activity includes Alzheimers, ADD, OCD and Autism. Speeding up the human brain the way we have during the last one hundred years inevitably leads to big problems. But we have to evolve, we have to, because we can no longer follow the evolutionary path of our past - which was to increase cranial size. Our heads are so big we can barely be born as it is.
Yes, I think we're on the edge of Something Very Big. Even the sheer volume of humans on the planet at this time seems, to me, to be part of building a critical mass to take us through an evolutionary doorway. But the idea that it's all going to happen during a particular twenty-four hour period just because the Mayans said so? I remain skeptical. What do you think?