I recently got a link via a facebook friend that shared a Mayan Elders' view on the year 2012.
First off, as relayed by the Mayan Elders interviewed for the article, the Mayan calender does not end in 2012 because it was considered the end of the world, but rather the year marks a transition from an old system or cycle, to a new cycle that flows from year to year, called the "Fifth Sun".
The new cycle, or shift, is from our egocentric positioning (basically) to one based on the element of ether. The ether element is ENERGY itself, waves or vibrations of ether affect all of life on earth and in the universe.
Here are some of Mayan Elder, Carlos Barrios', thoughts:
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.
Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the earth which gives us our food, clothing and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work.
A simple, but effective prayer and meditation technique is to light white or soft blue candles and set an intention as you gaze into and through the energy of the light. Think of peace. Think of a moment when you were peaceful and the energy around you or the planet appeared as peaceful.
Speak your intention to the flame and send the light of it to all the leaders who have power to make war or peace. Send the light of it directly to your own heart and turn your heart into a conduit of the peace which you will be able to share with every person, animal, plant and space you encounter. Spreading peaceful energy where you walk.
Have a lovely snowy Sunday and Namaste,
I honor the light that is in me, and in you, and in all of us, may we shine it on!!