Great cycle changes cause tremendous upheaval and worldwide changes. These changes must happen for the greater good and for our evolution of consciousness. The Maya say the present Great Age or Cycle began on August 13, 3114 B.C. It ended and began again on December 21 2012.
The Maya believe that every great age repeats with a whole new set of values to move the earth and the universe to spiral higher in consciousness. So, when they say history repeats...it does, but further into our evolution. From great cycle to great cycle it shows our growth...or descent lower.
Never before in recorded history has so much change happened in so little time as we have experienced in the last 100 plus years. Unprecedented technology growth, huge population expansion, and massive environmental degradation have been in a parabolic curve upwards after two million years of very slow change...It all had to happen to move us closer to our spiritual beginnings.
"...the sun moving into an alignment with the equator of the Milky Way, the winter solstice of 2012 marks a point within the zone of a shift that actually began years ago...the progression of the sun across the zone of the Milky Way's equator covers a corresponding zone of time that began in 1980 and ends in 2016...we're already well into the alignment that the Maya predicted more than 2,000 years ago." Fractal Time, Gregg Braden
If what the Maya say is true, all the massive technological change didn't happen because of our "superior" inventiveness in relation to our ancestors. It was divinely inspired in preparation for the earth's spiritual unfolding around 2012 and beyond.
A Great Cycle or Age is approximately the same length of time each time.
"This period of time is the so-called Maya "Great Cycle" of the Long Count and equals 5,125.36 years. The Maya conceived of the Great Cycle as one World Age, one growth cycle, at the end of which humanity reaches the next stage in its spiritual development. As the life of an individual goes through distinct stages, so too the collective life wave of humanity grows through several distinct phases. These “phases” are the five World Ages, or “Suns”, spoken of in Mesoamerican mythology. Furthermore, thirteen baktuns reflect the thirteen numbers of the Tzolkin (another Mayan calendar), which...represent the new-to-full process of the moon. As such, the seed-to-flower cycle operative on the level of human civilization...Thus, according to the Maya calendar science, the Great Cycle times our collective unfolding as a species, as well as the cycles of culture.” Maya Cosmogensis 2012, John Major Jenkins
This is not only the beginning of another Great Cycle, but also a Grand Cycle.
A Grand Age of 25,630 years equals five Great Ages. This is also the exact amount of time it takes for the world to travel one complete processional cycle according to scientist today. It’s the same time it takes for us to circle from one side of the Milky Way to the other.
It wasn’t just the Maya that were experiencing massive growth at the beginning of the present Great Age. The rest of the world was going through major changes as well around 3100 BC. The parallels between the Maya to the Egyptians, the Hopis and the Eastern Indian yugas will surprise you.
Each Great Age affects all other natural and universal cycles.
The Maya believed that what happened above in the cosmos, happened below on the earth. As above...so below. Each planet, galaxy, constellation, etc. had a specific way they affected the whole. Their alignment or conjunction with each other and our sun determined possible outcomes on earth whether challenging or fruitful.
By watching these cycles and days they were able to determine the future and understand past events. It’s these alignments and happenings in the cosmos that spurred all the excitement about December 21, 2012, and the Great Age.
“The Mayan book, Books of Chilam Balam contained a series of prophecies, based on katuns. One actually predicted the Spanish invasion and conquest of the Yucatan.” Jaguar Wisdom, Kenneth Johnson
December 21, 2012 reflects the end of a Great Cycle of 13 baktuns or about 5,126 years. This event signifies the rebirth of the world to a higher level of consciousness, according to the Maya. We will be the closest possible during a 25,630 year cycle to the cosmic womb...the galactic center. The earth will also be crossing over to the other side of the Milky Way, which the Maya considered a time of huge transition in consciousness. Three big universal events happen at the same time.
What's interesting is the Greek/Egyptian, Age of Aquarius began around the time the Mayan Great Cycle changed. The Age of Pisces, which is the great age that just ended is loosing it's hold fast, as the values of the new age take over.
When we changed to linear time we took ourselves out of sync with the universe? Linear time has a clear beginning and a clear definite end. We are a part of nature whether we see ourselves as such or not.
The seasons come and go in a continuous circle. The moon waxes and wanes in its circular orbit around the earth. The earth orbits around the sun, and the sun orbits around the universe. Life on earth is a continuous cycle of birth, death and rebirth, why wouldn't our time be the same?
The Great Ages will continue whether we believe them or not. It's about embracing the values of the coming Great Age based on love, unity, brotherhood and integrity.
This Great Age change is about opening up and going deep inside...reconnecting with emotions and feelings that we have denied. The closer each one of us gets to accepting all aspects of ourselves, including what we consider negative, the smoother the transition to the new Great Cycle.
To deny how we feel, does not make it go away. It just opening the door for it to keep coming back into our consciousness whenever something new triggers similar feelings. This is another type of cycle that will keep repeating till we learn from it, accept it, and love it.
Maya Cosmogensis 2012, John Major Jenkins
Wikipedia, Coe (1992), Miller and Taube (1993)
Jaguar Wisdom, Kenneth Johnson
Esoteric Astrology Seminar 2008, Deyhana Lee Lim, Anchoring the Light
Fractal Time, Gregg Braden
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