the World Really End December 21, 2012?
by Jean-Claude Koven
I was recently asked how I interpreted the Mayan
and Hopi predictions that the world, as we know
it, will end on the 21st of December 2012. Would
there be global war -- possibly triggering a nuclear
holocaust? Would the planet's life forms finally
succumb to the ecological quagmire that's been
building in our soils, oceans and atmosphere?
Would the current steady increase of previously
unknown diseases overcome our ability to defend
against them? Or will we suddenly move into a
new Golden Age in which the lion lies down with
the lamb and struggle, pain, and suffering are
This is no small question. Quite the contrary,
it deals with some of the larger concepts in the
universe. From a metaphysical perspective, the
world ends and recreates itself every instant.
December 21, 2012 is certainly no exception. However,
it does offer a target date that brings all the
possible scenarios into vivid focus.
What we perceive from our vantage point of being
in human form is only a teeny sliver of the infinite
swirl of interpenetrating realities that make
up the universe. To us, there is a past, present,
and future. Time appears to move predictably from
moment to moment forming the days and years of
our lives. 2012 is a real date on our calendars
and each of the possible scenarios can be seen
to be advancing steadily toward it like racehorses
to the finish line.
If you were to ask the "2012 End-of-the-World"
question of a gifted psychic, she (or he) would
gaze into several of the parallel universes making
up our possible futures and report back on the
one that seemed to be the most vivid. This is
like a handicapper picking the favorite in a particular
race. Just as in horse racing, the favorite often
wins, or comes close. But, not always. On any
given day, one of the long shots might cross the
line first while the favorite trails the field.
From a cosmic perspective, picking the winning
scenario is easy. Understanding the nature of
how this can be done is considerably more elusive.
Infinity is impossible to grasp in finite terms.
When we pose a finite question in an infinite
realm, it's like trying to cram a herd of stampeding
elephants into a matchbox. It won't be the lack
of effort that defeats us, but the minuscule size
of the container we are trying to use. Our minds
are the matchbox. We are going to have to think
way out of the box to begin to grasp the answer
to how the world will end on December 21, 2012.
The simple answer is that every one of the possible
scenarios you can envisage will find expression
in one or more of the myriad parallel universes
that manifest in every instant. And that includes
the date spoken about by so many as the moment
our world comes to an end. What adds weight to
this date is the fact that with each passing hour
more people are becoming aware of it and adding
their energies to the consensus. We have already
seen the power of agreement at work in events
such as World Healing Day, The Harmonic Convergence
and other moments of focus. It was not the calendar
date that created the power; it was the cohesive
intent of those who took part.
Having said that, it is no mere coincidence that
so many disparate cultures all around the world
that have had no known contact with one another
should focus on the same date. There is increasing
evidence that the time leading up to 12/12/12
does mark the presence of an energy portal that
has never before been accessible to the human
race. Each of us is being offered an opportunity
to shift that may not again arise in thousands
of years to come.
Whether or not December 21, 2012 marks an immutable
cosmological event or not becomes a self-fulfilling
prophecy is moot. There is no question that it
looms as a very significant moment. What concerns
us most, is wanting to know what will happen.
At one end of the bell-curve of probabilities
is total physical annihilation. At the opposite
end is the arrival of the Golden Age we all dream
about. Every other conceivable possibility lies
between them. Somewhere near the center of the
curve most people will find their most probable
possibility in which the monumental moment will
pass quietly like Y2K and their lives will appear
to continue as if nothing happened at all. December
22, 2012 will dawn as clocks continue to tick
and the human race continues to move one day closer
to whatever future harvest it has sown. That doesn't
mean that many other people, who live their lives
at the extremities of the curve, won't experience
radically different events.
Imagine if you will, that you are in the center
of a vast central train station. The tracks are
arranged like the spokes of a giant wheel, each
moving away from the center in a different direction.
The trains are all scheduled to depart at the
same moment on December 21, 2012. Every human
being on Earth is at the station; free to board
any of the trains he or she chooses. Each train
is destined for a different parallel universe
in which one of the innumerable possibilities
is played out.
You (like everyone else) are at the station free
to board any one of an almost infinite number
of trains. But, like the psychic, you can only
see one or two of them. Your choices appear meager
-- almost as if you had no choice at all and your
future was determined totally by fate. Such is
not the case at all -- unless, of course, you
want it to be.
If you remember the station scene in the Harry
Potter books (or movies) in which the wizard children
were able to board the Hogwarts Express on platform
9 3/4 by walking straight through a concrete pillar,
then you will begin to see how all this works.
What is delightfully easy for wizards is equally
impossible for muggles (non-wizards).
The Hogwarts Express is bound for the next dimension
-- the Golden Age of our dreams. The problem is
that until you become a wizard, you have no way
of finding the right platform. The world, as you
know it, will definitely end on December 21, 2012,
if that's what you choose. You will definitely
be there when it happens, boarding one of the
infinite number of trains leaving the station.
Every one of us will be required to be on board.
Now that you know where you will be on the day
the world ends, you get to decide which train
you'd like to ride. There is still time (according
to the calendars of this illusion) before the
trains must leave the station. Plenty of time
for you to leave your muggle world behind and
become the wizard you already are. The choice,
as always, is yours.
©2005. Jean-Claude Koven is a writer and
speaker based in Rancho Mirage, CA; Author of
Going Deeper: How to Make Sense of Your Life When
Your Life Makes No Sense. Selected by both Allbooks
Reviews and USABookNews.com as the best metaphysical
book of the year. See: www.goingdeeper.org.