Is it really the “end” this time?

There’s a lot of buzz around about December 21. The end of the Mayan calendar. The end of the world, some say.

Of course there have been lots and lots of other predictions of the so-called “end of the world” and I’ve laughed them off, as most of us have. But this one seems to have a different tone, if I can put it that way. Instead of people talking about the earth burning up or being destroyed (although some are doing that), there’s more and more talk about that date being a time of transition—a transition into a higher consciousness, which will consequently create a better world. Could this be true?

I’ve been around long enough to have seen radical changes in the world. I grew up in the USA in the 1940s and 50s, and there’s no question that those years were very different from the 60s. Then the 70s, 80s and 90s brought further change, some of it drastic, some more subtle. But now that we’re in the 21st century, a lot of us have noticed that things seem to be moving much faster than they did in earlier decades. The speed in technological development alone is pretty mind-blowing.12

Also, when I was a kid I don’t remember anyone (although I’m sure there were some isolated cases) worrying about where the trash would go when we ran out of places to put it. There was never a thought about avoiding eating animals, for the most part. People just didn’t concern themselves with these things. Life was limited to their own little milieu—their family, their jobs. People would read the newspapers, but there was very limited awareness that we were all part of a global family. We had our own little lives, and that was it. There was hardly any “consciousness raising” going on.

Nowadays there seems to be a mad dash toward things spiritual—people aren’t satisfied any more with “I was born, I lived, I died.” In rapidly increasing numbers, they want to understand why they are here, what is this life all about…what’s the point? The internet is overrun with “spiritual coaches” seeking to help people gain some sense of who they are in the overall scheme of things. Many people are opting to be “spiritual” rather than “religious.”

What’s going on?

Well, first of all, loads of folks are finally discovering that materialism doesn’t satisfy. It did for a while, but now it doesn’t. They’re also finding out that believing that all there is to us is a physical body moving among other physical bodies—some who are seemingly very close to us, such as family—isn’t enough. People betray us, leave us, or they die. Sooner or later such things will happen to us, even though we may have lived for years having been spared, for the most part, from such events.

When our lives no longer satisfy, when we find ourselves in an upheaval that we can’t resolve—whether with our work, our relationships, our health or a combination of things—then it’s time to become aware that we are being coaxed out of what we thought was all there was to us, and to start looking at the broader picture. What we really want is to find something real, something we can depend on, something that will make and keep us happy and harmonious.

So what about December 21? Some, who have observed the speeding up of our consciousness here on earth over many years are saying that that date is a turning point when things will speed up more, even dramatically. Maybe this explains why people are so madly searching for the truth. What do you think?

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10 responses to “Is it really the “end” this time?

  1. AmiLynne

    awesome article. asking non-conventional questions requires non-conventional responses. . . I LOVE IT!!!!!

  2. And I’m looking forward to some! :)

  3. I feel that the ‘quickening’ going on in thought is spiritual and that while to a material sense it appears to be moremoremore fasterfasterfaster, it’s not happening within the framework of ‘time’ at all, and this sense of material and time-based finite consciousness of phyisics, is being caused to yield to the harmonious activity of the eternal, infinite divine Mind through the spiritual law of Love, or metaphysics. 
    I don’t think we’re deepening in love in a wider and wider sense of family because we are now aware of what’s going on on the other side of the world, but the other way around… that we’re being impelled from within by Love to discover our oneness, that we are as Mary Baker Eddy writes, ‘One universal family held in the gospel of Love.’
    The technology is like an intermediary step in terms of communication, to recognizing that we are all in constant communion with Mind’s ideas and in instantaneous communication with one another. 
    ‘One moment of divine consciousness is a foretaste of eternity’ (MBE) 
    The ‘end of the world’ (the false material sense of life) happens in what appears at first to be very individual and solitary, even if surrounded by others, as MBE defines ‘Wilderness: loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense ufolds the great facts of existence.’ this journey awakens one to the kingdom of heaven within, and then progressively to the collective awakening that’s going on. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone observes this shift… Actually, I think we’ve all been watching it unfold  for a long time, but I love that there’s a specific expectation of a more collective shift. Staying tuned :))

  4. Well put, Patricia…you’ve kicked it up a notch! BAM!!!

  5. Rhonda

    Oh, this is so meaningful and thought provoking. There is much here to pay attention to, individually and collectively. As the world turns, shifts, rocks and rolls!

  6. Yeah, and check out what Patricia wrote, too!

  7. Amy, do you have any idea what good you do throwing out this stuff for us to think about?! Love what Patricia wrote.
    Here’s my take: Creation holds nothing new in the sense of something not created previously. Creation seems new to us humans because we have not seen the manifestations of what is already existent. Some see more than others at any one given point. Creation IS CONSTANTLY unfolding and that is what we see…each at our own pace and understanding. What is happening now, I believe, is a more universal awareness that we are all one, one thought, one consciousness, one family and each identity is one of many individual expressions of one divine Principle; that Principle being Love. That these individual expressions, ie, people are converging now makes it an exciting time in which to live. And it spawns many theories as to what it all means. Mary Baker Eddy says, “Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love. It is unselfish; therefore it cannot exist alone, but requires all mankind to share it.” We are getting there, surely, inexorably and will eventually reach the pinnacle/culmination/apex/zenith of our search because we are impelled to do so by every law that is real and enforceable, which I believe, means only the spiritual and scientific.That this process seems to be happening fasterandfaster means we are understanding moreandmore. And have you noticed that matter keeps getting smaller and smaller? Think about computers, phones, newspapers, magazines, etc, ad infinitum. That, too, is part of the process.

    • These are excellent observations, Pam, really thought-provoking! And I actually wrote a blog post about things getting smaller and smaller. I’ll see if I can find it an post it on FB. Thanks!

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