When the phrase “the big day” is used, one typically thinks of a wedding, conjuring up images of a beautiful bride cascading down the aisle. But there’s a whole new kind of “big day” that’s not eliciting such joyous and positive emotions: December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. The end of an era? Maybe. The apocalypse? Perhaps. The end date of a highly sophisticated system? Without a doubt.
As the 2012 theories began surfacing more frequently over the last few years, I found myself torn
between feeling an odd sort of exhilaration and experiencing moments of more serious ponder, curious about what the end of the world might feel like.
I try my best to keep a pliable, curious mind, and I’m open to the possibility that the apocalypse could be upon us. I decided to arm myself with more information: Enter 2012: Science or Superstition on GaiamTV.com. Among the juicy tidbits of apocalyptic know-how, here are a couple of my favorites:
Align with the Times
In 2012: Science or Superstition, we get to hear from 12 different experts with wide-ranging viewpoints. Author Lawrence Joseph explains that on December 21, 2012, not only will the winter solstice occur, but it’s also the date of a “galactic alignment,” where the earth, sun and Milky Way will be in perfect linear formation. During this event, the sun will essentially stand between earth and the Milky Way, cutting earth off from a certain energetic sustenance to which we’re accustomed. Even more specific, however, is that this alignment will take place with the very center of our galaxy- this detail is highly arguable among experts with some believing the center can't possibly be accurately determined and others believing the alignment with the galaxy's center won't happen for another 2 million years! So, what does this mean for us earthlings? The answer is still up for debate and we will only know for sure when 12.21.12 arrives.
The Sun’s Supreme
Another expert, author Jim Marrs, explains that our sun has been more active than ever in 2012, potentially being the cause of the increased rate and intensity of natural disasters. In a strange twist of fate, I happen to be writing this article from New York City just one day after Hurricane Sandy delivered her wrath. Listening to Jim’s explanations of hurricanes while watching the hurricane and flood footage in 2012: Science or Superstition, and being in the midst of the most historic storm to ever hit New York was beyond surreal -- and further proof that something will indeed happen on December 21.
This fascinating and informative documentary reinforces my belief that everything in our entire universe is energy, and all life is interconnected. With the complex and extremely accurate Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012, a multitude of other ancient cultures also predicting great change, the sun’s abnormal activity, and the winter solstice all occurring on this date, I believe that the energy within humans and the energy of our earth will shift, causing a restructuring and a re-convergence of humanity and our planet.
I wholeheartedly believe we’re in the midst of the most spiritually awakened time of our lives. It's a time for rebirth of consciousness, of fresh energy and perspective, and of opportunity; but it's definitely not time for a full-blown apocalypse. Over the centuries we’ve been steadily advancing toward this revolutionizing event, and we’re now reaching its ultimate galactic climax.
GaiamTV.com Ambassador Alyson Charles is a radio and television host and producer. She lends her passions, inspirations, and self-help knowledge to her readers on www.AlysonCharles.com