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What is "Trending" and "Around the Corner"? And What's Next?

Updated on May 29, 2013

Trending is a Nice Modern Word for Old Sentiments

The word "Trending" that is now deRiguer is just another way of letting us think about what's coming tomorrow. The Human Species seems to fear an "Overnight Drama", but the reality of history teaches us that change comes in "flocks", not like a "burglar with a gun", but like a "Thief in the Night".

"Thief in the Night" is that expression from the bible that tells us: "Hey, there are some big obvious warnings, but there are some things that are just plain old SURPRISING.

Other words and phrases expressing our need to look forward are "inflection for change", or "peaceful new age cosmic torrent". There are so many possibilities because right now, you can go to the internet, churches, chat rooms, book stores or your local cafe and find people who believe some of the above and more.

What is "TRENDING" now is instability in Syria and Iran. While Iran is an old image on the radar screen, the conflict in Syria represents a newer manifestation of complex matters that still also include Iran.

If you want to think about the future in this Era look at economic collapse and booms of activity. Look for threatened war, actual violence and the coming together of political will to keep war down.

Look at the Middle East, everyone says that! But look at the allies that develop because of how the Middle East evolves. Look at Northern Europe and Germany. Now that's an old place with lots of memories.

Europe and its Economic Stability are actually a long term scary item that should be "TRENDING" more than it is. If people would remember, WWI and WWII both started in Europe because of economic and political changes.

The Phrase "The End Times" is being used much more liberally by more and more religious sites. It is also a 21st Century Mindset to believe in some upcoming global calamity. We did not need the "Mayan Controversy" to get this way.

Never before has "date setting" for the "end of days" met with so many parties' ear perking attention. How did Mayan Astrology meet with such sudden credibility and attention? That is a story in itself.

Nobody Without An Opinion

The beliefs about what is going to happen at this key moment in astrological time differ greatly. And that is what all the rage is about and the book writing and professional speculating has begun in a furor. They range from a gentle peaceful warm tidal change in consciousness, to the flipping of the earths on its poles and the drowning of humanity in floods and the ruination of the world in earth shaking earthquakes. This ready group of collected belief systems all have a reason to believe that the world is facing some dramatic change.

The groups would not be together under any other topic. Environmentalists, Christian Fundamentalists who don't beleive in astrology and New Agers who have a happy view of the future, traditional groups that are atuned to the political and military situation in the Middle East, all have a ready ear for what these long dead Mayans constructed long ago in their particular astro scenario.

The reason there is such credibility is that they apparently were extremely accurate about their predictions, and even predicted their own demise. Now hundreds of years later, scholars having taken a new look at their systems have determined that they might have predicted a mighty change for the planet. This gives them a kind of air tight sanctification. They are dead and gone. They predicted their own end. They must be right again. Then they pile in with all of the other "end of the world" scenarios, and you have a ready made concentration of human consciousness on the next three years!

Logging Our Anticipatory Longings

Wow. You can not say that many people will not be excited about this. I will be devoting one of my upcoming pages to the speculation and writings about 2012 on my upcoming website:

Being a student of not only the current religious, political and social context that we find ourselves in, I also am highly inclined to make an observation about the human psyche. There is something lodged in our heads about impending calamity and not so far off doom. It probably finds its origin in our ancient fear of "what tribe is coming over the hill to ruin our lovely village?" There is nothing worse that you can do to a person than to arouse in them a nascent fear that is already there just waiting like an embedded bug's egg, waiting to wake him up every morning with new pupal growth.

In 1,000 AD, Many Gave their Wealth to the Church! A Mistake!

When, following the long night of terror of the last of December 999, the first dawn of the year 1000 lit the Eastern sky without anything happening, many Roman Catholics, whether they believed that the Lord had postponed the Day in response to prayers or that they had made a mistake, gave an audible sigh of relief throughout Christendom.

Since many had given away their property made for the ecclesiastical centers which had accepted their "offerings," only to be told that their money, houses, lands, were no longer theirs. It had been the most spectacular give-away in history.

The Roman Church, which felt they had the Supremacy, and did, returned nothing, she embarked upon the second millennium with more wealth than ever, the result being that the monasteries, abbeys and all of those holy domiciles, with their inmates and incumbents, became richer, and fatter, and ironically more corrupt than ever. Now there is an obvious benefit in having a "deadline" come around every once in awhile.

When prophecies become rife, that is usually the time to get up and go to work and do the blessed task of daily living.

We will keep our ears to the ground for real and imagined events and note what is TRENDING. Check out Christofer's New Website:

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      William Benner 8 years ago from Savannah GA.

      Good stuff! I will haft to check out your website. Also, you may want to check out my take on it @ I take a look at the Toltec who have greatly influenced the Mayan. I did not find anything in my research that said that the Mayan predicted there own demise.Were did you find that?

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      Aqua 8 years ago from California

      This subject is becoming quite a popular topic lately. I don't know what to think about it. It is quite fascinating to study the Mayans and how damn near every single prediction they ever made has come true - for thousands of years. I don't compare it at all to the Y2K scenario because that is all such recent history, only having existed since the dawn of the computer age. One interesting thing I learned recently, is that there is also an ancient Asian text (Japanese? I'm not sure which one) that makes the exact same prediction about 2012. All I can say, is if the world does end - I sure hope it happens fast!

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      Christofer French 8 years ago

      Thanks much. There are so many parties out there who are chiming in, that it seems like it is something we must all agree upon by acclamation. By my way of looking through ironic glasses and historic frames of reference, it is usually when everyone agrees that something can NOT happen, that it means that it will.

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      Eternal Evolution 8 years ago from kentucky

      great hub, very thought provoking

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      This was great, watched that movie Knowing and thought 2012 is toooo close!

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Remember the predictions when the year 2,000 rolled around? Computers wouldn't work, etc. We survived that.

      I think that HappyHer has it right. Let's all give more thought to living each and every day as though it is our last.

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      Christofer French 8 years ago from Denver

      Thanks for the response. Yes. This going to be big for the next 3 years. I think its going to be just one big disaster movie.

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      GPAGE 8 years ago from California

      GREAT HUB Christofer!

      Wait til you see the television "line up" this season......

      2012 is everywhere!!!! Plus the movie 2012 is coming out too......from the guys that did "Independence Day." Will be interesting to see how it is "marketed" and presented. G

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      Christofer French 8 years ago from Denver

      Amen. Thanks for your comment.

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      Tracy Morrow 8 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Wonderful Hub Christofer! I remember when people thought the world was going to end in 1983, wow, people were really freaking out.

      As far as 2012, who knows? God promised in the Bible to never destroy the earth again after the "great flood", so if you follow the Bible, you might want to remember that promise. Even the return of Christ is not supposed to destroy the earth, just all the sinners will be left behind to do it instead - supposedly.

      No, if we are going to destruct, it will be because of us. The Mayans ended their calendar at 2012. Did any of them say that was the end of the world? If so, I didn't hear them.

      Their calendar ended. Maybe they didn't have time to complete it, maybe they thought 2012 was far enough to go into the future, or maybe it was intended to just start over again at year zero due to a formation of the planets as they projected them to be.

      A few other cultures apparently had calendars that ended then as well, again, simply an ending to a calendar, not a mention of that was "The End".

      So, when asked what I believe, I will say I believe in Free Will of Man. I believe if we all perish, it will be because of us, not because of the planets, or God, or any outside source.

      Why not just live every day as if it is your last? That way, when and if the "end" does come, at least you won't have a lifetime of regrets left behind.