Editor’s Note: More than three years ago, Alberto Villoldo wrote about the Mayan Prophecies and the foretold “cosmic event” arriving on December 21, 2012. This is one of the most succinct and precise pieces you will find on what the Mayan Prophecies actually predicted – and what today’s shamans believe – for what many people today are calling “the end of the world.“
This fascinating piece below is only topped by Alberto’s recent decision to create a 4-part LIVE online series about the end of an era and the birth of The New Era. His December event, Beyond 2012: The Reinvention of Humanity, provides insight, discussion and Q-and-A sessions with Alberto and many visionary leaders of our day. The 4-week schedule of speakers also includes an actual live reading of new prophecies by the Q’ero Shamans. Your registration assures a front-row seat each week as well as archived recordings of each event for your review.
Now, enjoy this insightful read, written by Alberto Villoldo in 2008.
In Three Years, We Will Experience The End …
by Alberto Villoldo
Once every 26,000 years, the orbit of the sun crosses the equator of the Milky Way, aligning our solar system with the heart of the galaxy. The next occurrence of that great cosmic event is now less than 3 1/2 years away, on December 21, the day of winter solstice, in 2012.
Some of the indigenous elders interpret the ancient prophecies of the Inka, Hopi, and Mayans to mean we are facing an era when many souls, who haven’t awakened to their higher consciousness and recognized their eternal nature, will be lost, absorbed into the void. Other elders believe there will be a great culling of humanity through war, pestilence, famine, and drought. But others are very optimistic that we’ll be able to create a world of peace and that our technology will allow us to thrive despite the challenges we’ll face. All agree that we’ll need to make dramatic changes if we’re to have any hope of continuing our species.
Despite the labor pains that are inevitable, we can start today to prepare for the birth of a new age of humanity. We have to dedicate ourselves to becoming comfortable with our shadow as well as our light, healing the wars within us as best we can so that all of humanity can heal and evolve.
Choosing Healing and Stewardship
As we prepare for this journey, we must leave behind the old perceptions of our world. Then we will enjoy a new era of cooperation as we begin to live in harmony with each other and our environment..
This is the time of Pachakuti, the one who brings an era to a close (pacha means earth or time, kuti means the end of, or to step outside of). Pachakuti built Machu Picchu and expanded the Inka empire to a territory larger than the United States. His return is seen not as the return of a mythical being but the return of an era of people who live in right relationship with Mother Earth, acting as her stewards rather than exploiting her. It is the end of time, but not the end of humanity. It’s the beginning of a new millennium of gold.
This prophecy is not written in stone; if we want to usher in this illumined era, each of us must play a part in becoming the Pachakuti. We can do so unconsciously and experience agitation and suffering, or we can play our part consciously, participating in healing and growth.
As we heal individually, our families, communities, and world heal as well. In the mythical storm that surrounds us, we can be the eye of the storm rather than be swept up in it and launched into frantic survival mode.
Start Your Preparation For The New Era Today
The prophecies point to a key date, November 11, 2008, which in some traditions represents the end of the fifth night and beginning of the sixth day. This will be a time of blossoming, expression, growth, acceleration, and great creativity. This period of flourishing and preparation will end on November 5, 2009, when we enter the sixth night, a time of upheaval when we will go within and turn over the earth to prepare the soil for planting (the other meaning of Pachakuti is to turn over the earth). When you are conscious, you can be calm in the midst of chaos.
You can start making changes right now that will help bring awareness and balance into your life to each day. Create a positive environment around you. Hold on to beauty and light. This is a time to shine. You have already begun the process of transformation. Know that December 21, 2012 will come, and put away a good bottle of champagne for that turning point. Those of you who are reading this will make it through this time and be able to stretch out your hand to others so that they can make it as well.
You don’t have to wait to begin participating in this journey into a new way of being. Your 2012 can be today. You can thrive more than you ever have. Cleanse your body, detoxify, lighten your load, and forgive yourself as well as anyone you hold a grudge against. Each of us can choose to work at the level of the mythic to evolve into homo luminous , where we will be able to age, heal, and die differently.