The end of the world ... as we know it
The Mayans predicted that the world would experience a drastic event starting December 21, 2012, and this issue has been making headlines for quite some time now. According to general predictions, we might expect complete global destruction, or the Second Coming and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius to start on this date. Before discussing the number arrangements for that day, which is rather remarkable to say the least, I would like to mention a few other things.
Due to the almost total destruction at the hands of the Spanish of all written materials produced by the Mayans, we can't pinpoint what the Mayans actually expected to happen on this date, we can only expect that it is big -- as in really, really BIG. It could be good or it could be bad. We have, of course, plenty of doomsday sayers, as there have been many of them throughout the ages.
On the other hand, there are a number of people who believe that December 21, 2012 marks the beginning of a 10,000 year period of peace, prosperity and a general sense of well-being to be enjoyed by all human beings. Christians are convinced that all good Christians will enter a time of Heaven on Earth, while everyone else gets to spend forever and a day burning in Hell. Islam, Mormonism, Judaism, Brahmanism and other religions have their own variations on this nasty and cruel (and completely un-God-like) scenario, but all of them have the exclusivity clause in common -- which makes being attached to a religion a somewhat dicey undertaking. As a person with no affiliation to any religion whatsoever -- and one who is fascinated with the miracle of life, devoting copious amounts of effort toward gaining an understanding of the connection between our identities and the force that so obviously keeps us alive -- I am of the humble opinion that perhaps the human race is nowhere near as divisive as the pious would like us to believe.
So here we are, approaching a date that is, especially to Numerologists, quite extraordinary. The numbers read as follows: 12/21/2012. Only the single digits 0, 1 and 2 are present. More importantly, the sum total of this number arrangement, after reducing it to a single digit, is an 11, which reduces to 2. All Challenges (or, weaknesses we must consciously work to improve) that are derived from this date are also 2s, except for the First Challenge which is 0. So ... what does all this mean?
Certainly, this date is special. But just as interesting are 12/12/2012, 11/11/2011, and many other dates, so what makes December 21, 2012 truly special? The sum total of 11 (in an individual's chart this is called the "Life Path") combined with a Second, Main, and Fourth Challenge of 2 is what makes this date particularly promising. Not only does it reflect that the level of sensitivity and insight into all matters of the heart is sky-high, but the 2 Challenges also create a vacuum that needs to be filled with a sense of love and brotherhood. It's the perfect storm of brotherly love and individual awareness. It is a Bringer of Peace.
By this issue of brotherhood, I mean the realization that we are all brothers and sisters (a clichÃ©, of course, unless you let the concept filter through into the deepest parts of your consciousness), all with the exact same desires -- being different only in minor, unimportant details such as skin color, country of origin, etc. This issue will be coming to the foreground more and more often as a result of all birth dates which, after entering the year 2000, have at least one 2 in them, making global peace more and more a possibility. This is precisely because peace is a personal and individual matter, not a global or communal thing. Absence of war is not peace. Absence of conflict between people is not peace. Only the absence of disharmony within a human being is peace! I am not a fan of "flower power peace" -- that is an illusion with no basis in reality whatsoever. No, this peace is real because it is a reality that is felt inside an individual, a reality that thus far has not been awakened in most people, but has been the inner source that made saints, prophets and holy men out of otherwise ordinary men and women throughout history.
And so, regarding peace, this is what the numbers tell me: a shift in awareness, a wakeup call of biblical proportions, will bring about a more or less global recognition of this reality, this inner peace. The truly unique number arrangement of this date of 12/21/2012 shows nothing but promise, nothing but growth, nothing but consciousness, nothing but love, nothing but brotherhood and nothing but peace. From a Numerologist's perspective, this date is as far away from anger, resentment, conflict, Armageddon and what have you as any number sequence could possibly be.
Perhaps the wish is the father of the thought here -- though I cannot deny the feeling, based on my understanding of numbers and their relationship with human evolution, that we are quickly approaching a time of change on a very different level than we have ever seen before. A change is coming that brings about a simple recognition that each and every human being is sacred and as much part of your world as you are.
This change will tell us that we are truly connected heart to heart and that every time you touch a living creature you touch the essence of who you are. Any human being who has come to realize that truth is incapable of harming anyone for any reason. Love trumps hate. Wisdom trumps ignorance. These are universal laws that are unchangeable and undeniable. I know that there is no other possible future for the human race than one of love and joy -- once we learn to look inside and discover that we don't only have the desire, we also have the resources. So perhaps 12/21/2012 will be that day, but even if that is not the day, it will come for sure; as sure as the breath that comes into you.