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While no one is certain what actual events will occur in 2012 (if any) there is a general consensus that it will involve a shift in consciousness. So what do we mean when we say this? Essentially, it’s about a change in the way we see the world, the way we perceive reality. So let’s forget about the possible physical effects of 2012, which could be argued to be revealing themselves in global warming and increased levels of natural disasters, and look at the psychic impacts that have begun to take hold.
Is 2012 happening now?
Let’s look at the evidence. Consider how our outlook in life, our consciousness, has changed over the last twenty or so years:
- The rise of the Internet: With the internet, you can now find the news you want, listen to the music you want, watch the movies you want and read the books you want. This in turn has caused…
- The development of niches: Consider the popularity of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley. Can you imagine a group or musician having that kind of success today? It’s impossible to get that many people to like one thing. Now if you like rock music, you might like metal or hardcore or punk. If you just like metal, you might only like thrash metal or speed metal, and on and on.
- Increased polarization of communities: Thanks to the media, we’re finding more and more reasons why we’re different from other people. The rich hate the poor, the whites hate the blacks, the Jews hate the Muslims and neighbours hate each other. The idea of something like a town hall meeting, or an idea of a coherent community in a local area seems quaint and almost laughable. The closest idea of community comes only from the internet, and even then it’s a pale mimic of what actual cultural interaction should be.
There are plenty of predictions out there about what will happen in 2012, some more legitimate than others. Forget about Nibiru and the Planet X predictions, we’re not going to see the complete destruction of our world. And personally, I doubt there will be a single massive event that occurs at the exact time of 11:11 AM, December 21 2012. Instead, these predictions point to an era of great change, with one phase of life ending and another beginning.
According to the Mayans, the era that ends in 2012 has been dominant for the past five thousand, one hundred and twenty five years. One thing we can be assured of is that human life existed before this cycle began, so the chances that life will continue afterwards are pretty good. So don’t worry about 2012 end of the world predictions, they make for profitable Hollywood movies but they aren’t anywhere near reality.
So there is an awareness that a change will be taking place, but unfortunately, we can only make general predictions about the form this change will be in. No one knows for sure what will happen at this date, and you shouldn’t trust anyone who says they do.
One very simple way to predict what could happen in the future is by looking at the way we live today. Is there anything about the way we currently live that is unsustainable? What do we do that can’t last? The answer to this is simple enough: Pretty much everything.