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Happy New Year 2012
Happy New Year!
This year, for as long as I can remember, was predicted to be the end of the world. Why? Because the Mayan calendar stops here. Or rather on the 21st of December of 2012. But the closer we got to the date, the prophecy changed and now, among the new age circles, it is said to be a time of "power shifting", where man and nature must learn to harmonize with each other again. According to an ABC news article on 21 December 2011, we are one year away from what some predicted to be " when the human race would cease to exist and the calendar would be reset to zero." Seems I'm not the only one who got the memo.
The Mayans were an ancient race in Mexico, dwelling in the South. They flourished from about 300 - 600 AD and had a talent for astronomy. Their calendar is said to be the most accurate in the world. The calendar is broken up into segments, thirteen of them in all, the last one ending on 21 December 2012 when one of their gods was believed to return to the Earth.
My predictions ****
Last year, I wrote a hub predicting that 2010 would be a time where we would see the end of a healing cycle and a re-emergence of our being - "the year of the butterfly". I could feel lots of changes going on in my own life and sense them in others - I thought these changes would bring about a rebirth before the end of the year. But I was wrong. The energy just stalled somewhere.
Now if I take another peak into the big swirling purple and black glittering crystal ball (Baltimore Raven's color's - I couldn't resist)
Don't get me wrong, I still feel healing energy going on all around me - and change happening everywhere; but I think I underestimated the scale. For instance, in my own life - I feel there's more work to be done, more strengthening, more energy needed before I can emerge from this protective cocoon.
I think we are going to see some big changes in the world. For the good, it's about time, right? Leadership and philosophy changes and beginnings of a shift in thinking. I'm excited to see what comes from it, but as you know with change - it isn't welcomed by everyone and some want things to stay as they are. Well, they can't anymore. The world's problems have gotten out of hand. Power is shifting, the earth herself is changing and even weather patterns have changed. I think in the next ten years - things will begin to settle down but there may be an upheaval that has to happen - I hope not.
Hmmmm....what else does this crystal ball say....another Harry Potter sequel...another CSI city....It just won't tell me if my Ravens are going to the Superbowl!
I see a return - return to old values, renewal of old faiths and a respect for the way life used to be before things get too "technical". This information age is hitting a new milestone and I feel its also making people realize how isolated they are really making themselves in their reality and that the virtual world isn't where we live. I feel more and more people will return to nature and outdoors for recreation rather than look for more ways to hide inside.
The Year of the Butterfly
The butterfly will crawl out and fly. With so much strength, energy and passion for life! But like a reversed Ace of Wands, the energy is blocked or delayed. New beginnings, new adventures, new ideas, a direction shining forth - yet now the way is hidden, just being prepared. Waiting for spring to bring the path to life, I feel.
Maybe the Mayans were onto something, Maybe we are on the edge of a new awakening. Somehow this feels like the beginning. A New Year. A slate wiped clean to start over again, with new resolutions, if you make them. And this year, don't break them - just make it part of the new lifestyle you adapt to the "you" that's come out of the cocoon. For me, I'm making this a year of renewal and joy. I haven't just enjoyed my life without worrying about everything...I'm going to let my world unfold before me. Still taking an active and proactive role, but without trying to force the way so much. I want to see what life has been trying to hand me that I have been too driven to see. I've learned how much you can miss when you are running too fast toward a goal...you miss all the great things you pass. This time I'm walking toward my goal, and I don't intend to miss a thing.
I want to feel each moment of my wings unfolding and relish each second of my first flight. I know I was born to fly.
Cleansing New Year
A new day, a new song
Fine wine, and good cheer
Be happy, Be merry
Make way, a new Year!
Light the fire, ring the bells
Raise your voice, bang the drum
Leave the worries behind
Let the brand new year come!
Gone are those days of your crying
gone are the nights you were down
the spirit of Sun brings all to the fun
and a New Year comes turning around!
Sound the horns, set the table
make a circle, all come near
gone is the sadness of yesterday
Another New Year is Here!
Happy New Year!
Wishing you all a Happy and Blessed New Year!
I wish to give a special thanks to those who have been with me since my beginning here at hubpages, who have especially encouraged me - if you make a resolution this year - have it be to get to know them, they have been true presents/presence to me in my 2 years here at the hub. Wishing you the Brightest of Blessings and may your New Year be Happy and Safe!
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