Well, this is a little bit awkward, isn’t it? All that stuff about the world ending and then this morning we all just got up and ate our breakfast. What happened?
Carlos Barrios, an expert on the Mayan calendar, he said that December 21 was never the end, but rather, a beginning. “The Mayan people and elders are very upset that people have said they believe the end of this calendar cycle is the end of the world,” he said. “It is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.”
Carlos says the “Long Count” calendar – the Mayan calendar that ended yesterday, prompting global speculation that the end was nigh – just marks 5200-year cycles. As one cycle ends, the next begins.
“The first cycle had a dominant feminine energy and was associated with fire. The second cycle had a male dominant energy and was associated with Earth. The third cycle was once again feminine and associated with air. The fourth cycle, the one we are concluding, was male energy associated with water,” he said.
“This is not a time of apocalypse. It is a time to let go of old patterns. A time to heal the planet. The changes will be profound but gradual and subtle. The Mayans do not want people to believe this is the end of the world. They want people to take this very rare opportunity to come together to find balance and work to health the damage we have done to the Earth.”
There you go. Yet another apocalypse has passed. We survived Y2K. We survived Harold Camping. And today we survived the Mayan Apocalypse. Everything’s fine. Enjoy your Christmas.
As it might be your last. Psychics and religious experts predict an apocalypse almost every year – an enormous solar storm will wipe out the Earth in 2013; the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in 2018; then there are some Koranic predictions of doom for some time in the next century.
And if none of those get us, the Sun eventually will. Scientists predict that in a few billion years the Sun will become a red giant and obliterate Earth. Sorry to break this to you, but this one is true.