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Happy New Year 2012

Updated on January 1, 2012
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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 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 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!

Acaetnna, AgonyAunt, ahorseback, alwaysexploring, aware, b.malin, babsanju, becky katz, cagsil, CMCastro, Denise Handlon, dallas93444, Docmo, Doug Turner Jr, drbj, Eiddwen, Epigramman, erthfrend, Fay Paxton, Fossillady, Genna East, happy explorer, Highvoltagewriter, jami l. pereira, kallini2010, Katharellaa, kirutaya, Makusr, MartieCoester, mckbirdbks, Movie Master, NellieAnna, NellRose, pennyofheaven, Poetvix, Praesatio30, richtwf, Saddlerider1, scriber1, SilentReed, sligobay, Sunnie Day, Sunshine625, thelyricwriter, thougtforce, tnderhrt23, Truckstop Sally, VietnamVet68 and WillStarr.


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    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Cloud Explorer, those are such kind words, and inspiring ones as well. I couldn't be more on board with your ideas. The ship 2012 has set sail, and the horizon is beginning to glow in gorgeous color already - its the dawning of a new age, to last for a while yet. But its the start of a change - one we so need too. Thanks for sharing my page with others. Its a change affecting all of us...a trembling in the air, a waking, stirring sun. I can't wait to see what it's turning into.

      Have a great year, my friend!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      This hub is filled with truths that have been so evident for such a long time in most societies worldwide, its even summoned us all to step up to the digital plate sort to speak and even join this writers network.

      My voice, your voice, and all of our voices in a sum together is now being felt as the world is continuously revolving and changing, both technologically, socially, economically and overall physically on the ground as you've also pointed out.

      I know things haven't appeared to be so good lately, in the past 10 or so years, but I'm sure like you've stated here in this powerful inspirational New Years hub you wrote, that in the next 10 years or so we will overcome many of the things that have been holding many of us all back from fully blooming into super conscious beings who are morally, technologically, ethnically, ethically, politically, financially more stable as well as balanced.

      I love your take on the technological cocoon we've all been in for many years, just awaiting to turn into a butterfly. (the butterfly effect I like to call it)

      Awesome hub voted up in all ways I can, and its getting shared for sure outside of hubpages by me. Great stuff here.

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      6 years ago from India

      wow thats great!! Keep moving, life is too short; enjoy the time. Let me know, I'd love to know of all the moves you take..haha

      I'll be writing soon and waiting for your detailed mail with all your moves hehe :-)

      Love little sanjay!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      b., so happy to see you! I was thinking of you today when we got this cold blast - wondering if you were up here or in sunny Florida! Happy New Year, my friend!

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland


      I'll be looking forward to your next hub. They are always so great to read!How do you have time for the gym? Well, I think everyone should take time out for the gym, I'm going to too, once I get my next move over with...did you hear that? Moving again! You didn't think I'd stay put for that long, did you? hahaha

      Love and hugs, Erin

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      What a special Hub to Celebrate the New Year of 2012 Erin...A very Enriching and Educational read as well as Entertaining. Thank You, and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you my friend, and fellow Hubber!

    • babasanju profile image


      6 years ago from India

      Now days I am very busy in office work as I've to take a month leave :-) Yes a lot of things are going through my mind these days and soon I'll write those. I've joined gym in the evening in such a busy schedule :-) for the first time...:-)

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland


      I was going to ask you if the day was set! Congratulations! I won't be able to make it because I'm going back to work and won't be able to take any time off, and also I'm in school during that time, but I want to see the pictures and hear all about it! Do you think you'll be able to squeeze another hub in before the wedding - maybe about some kind of pre-wedding customs or rituals? I know we have a few! So good to see you here again. Happy New Year my friend! Love, Erin

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      6 years ago from India

      Thanks for all the sweet wishes. 2012 is going to be a special year in my life for sure. Frankly saying I don't much about astronomy and don't have read much on this to claim anything, whatever, I am enjoying each day in 2012 as if Mayan predictions were right.

      I've read somewhere don't count days in life, count life in days!!

      Day is fixed and you're invited on 10th fed 2012 (my wedding date)

      Thanks dear once again for my name in your writing, you made my day more cherished :-) thank you, love you :-)

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Mom and Dad,

      I'm so lucky to have you so close in my life, and much more lucky to have you interested in reading every one of my hub pages. I'm so glad we got to spend another new year's eve together - I'm so proud of all that you are and so thankful for all you've taught me. Thank you for being here for me all these years...Love, Erin

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      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      MM, You know I send you the best, thanks so much for being there...Love, Erin

      Genna, I love your tree analogy! Roots and Branches, but you would qualify as both, keeping me grounded and giving me inspiration to soar off into the sky! Sweet Genna, I so love reading your words every time we wander onto each other's pages, our exchanges are like sisters, chatting back and forth - and your opinions and insights so dear to me. Have a blessed new year my friend. We'll be seeing each other, I'm sure!

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      6 years ago

      We are so proud of you Erin!! Here's to 2012 being the best year you've had!!! Love, Mom and Dad

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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      “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.” (I loved this.)

      Yours is not only the voice of hope; it is the voice of reason. I also agree that the Mayans were onto something, and that this doesn’t necessarily have to be an awakening that involves total destruction. I have also felt a take-it-easy, more quiet observer approach…there is definitely a wisdom in the air amidst all of the craziness.

      Thank you for including me in your presents…I am delighted to be under the tree, so to speak. :-) This is such a lovely, gracious and thoughtful hub, Erin. Hugs, my friend, and I wish you very best of everything this New Year has to offer.

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a great upbeat and positive hub Erin, a joy to read!

      Thank you so much for your best wishes and wishing you a very Happy, peaceful and healthy 2012, love MM

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      My sister Ruby, you said it! and don't we need it! And I wish the same for you my friend. Good things are coming our way this year, I just know it! :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I think you are right..We are on our way to a new heightened energy flow. I feel it..Down with the doom and gloom..Up with renewed strength and resolve to help make the world a better and kinder place for all. Here's wishing you the best year ever, good health and overflowing happiness..Love you My Friend...Ruby

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      drbj, the doctor is in! I do hope you have a wonderful New Year! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we saw another Renaissance begin this year? I don't think we'll see it in full swing, but I do think we're about due once we suspend all this fear driven mentality all over the world! Love and hugs!

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      It's so refreshing to read positive and optimistic views of the future, for a change. Thank you, Erin, for your wise outlook as well as the New Year greetings. Ditto to you, m'dear.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Hi rebeccamealey, the way I see it, the only way to look toward the future is positively - your life is what you make it. I love the old saying - "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it" and its so true. I think, actually, it is my hope, that the whole world will wake up to that and take a more proactive approach to their lives. With a prediction as dour as the end of all mankind, I can only think that what is meant is that its the end of an age, and a new enlightenment is about to begin :) Happy New Year!

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      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      An upbeat look to the future. A new awakening sounds so positive. I really enjoyed reading this.

    • Erin LeFey profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin LeFey 

      6 years ago from Maryland

      Poetvix, I know you will be able to keep that one. Have a wonderful New Year and I wish you all the best. I know you will keep opening eyes and raising your message of love and awareness this year. Brightest Blessings.

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      6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      It's refreshing to hear a voice of hope in association with the Mayan prediction. May you fly to heights undreamed of and soar like the angel you are. I don't typically do resolutions but this year I am doing one and one only and I will keep it. To my own self be true no matter what anyone else thinks or what it costs me. God bless you and thank you for sharing a beautiful message of hope for the coming year.


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