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The 2012 Challenge

The 2012 Challenge

By Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak

It does not take a rocket scientist to realize that it has not been ‘business as usual’ here on Planet Earth for quite some time. What is this tumultuous roller coaster ride all about? Why has our financial system been in chaos so much that it collapsed? Why have there been so many natural disasters such as Katrina, the Tsunami, earthquakes and fires. What is the ‘plague’ of AIDS all about and now we have another virus, H1 N1 that could resurface more strongly this Fall. It has not exactly been a cake walk, has it! If you are feeling weary about the earth’s situation that is quite normal. And you may very well want to go on a ‘news diet’ to avoid being constantly bombarded by negative messages.

It is always darkest before the dawn. Our planet is going through an unprecedented and massive transformation on all levels. We believe there will be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as long as humankind makes constructive choices. This cloud really does have a silver lining! Let’s look at some of the cosmological factors behind all of the earth changes and spiritual transformation that our world is experiencing and explore ways to move through this epic change with grace.

The 2012 Alignment

We are right in the midst of a rare celestial alignment that only happens every 26,000 years according the Mayan Calendar (the most sophisticated galactic clock until the 20th century) as well as modern day astronomers. While the 2012 Winter Solstice marks the date of the alignment, this event is actually a process that John Major Jenkins, author of “Maya Cosmogenisis 2012” says began in 1980 and ends in 2016 according to calculations made by Belgian astronomer, Jean Meesus. As the planets in our solar system line-up with one another and the sun and as we cross the equator of our galaxy, we are aligned with the colossal magnetics radiating from the core of the Milky Way. This has a profound impact on our planet and we humans both physically and spiritually.

Gregg Braden, scientist and author of “Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age” states that “our position in the heavens is such that the darkest part of our world age appears right before our heavenly orbit begins the return that brings us closer to our galaxy’s core. With that return, we experience relief from the cataclysmic forces of the cycle’s darkness. This period of darkness is intense and the good news is that it always brief. Its chaos and confusion is the very path that leads to a time of increased physical and spiritual light accompanying the cosmic orbit that brings us closer to the core of the Milky Way.”

Earth Magnetics

Due to this alignment, the Earth’s magnetic shield is weakened greatly and we lose protection from the harsh effects of solar winds and radiation. Scientists are beginning to agree that this in part is responsible for the green house effect, global warming, raising the Earth’s temperature from 1° to 2°C, causing lands and oceans to warm up, and polar caps to melt. Our carbon footprint and the burning of fossil fuels accelerates the effects of this cycle which has also been evident throughout the world’s historical geological/climate changes even when there was no industry. No wonder we have had so many natural disasters lately. We have been in this shift for almost 30 years and we are surviving these ‘prophetic’ calamities. Some believe it is the Apocalypse or end of the world but it is actually the dawning of a New Earth.

Magnetics and Humans

Braden goes on to say that since the human brain contains millions of magnetic particles and that the planet’s weakened magnetics impact everything from our nervous and immune system to our perception of time, space, dreams and reality itself. Have you noticed that everyone says time is speeding up?

When the Earth’s magnetics are stronger they form an energetic glue which holds us in traditional beliefs. Historically, the opposite has happened when the magnetics are weaker – we are compelled to create change, think in new paradigms, transform chaos into a higher way of being and evolve spiritually. This is the silver lining!

From Fossil Age to Solar Age

Despite the chaos, our planet is going through an unprecedented evolution of consciousness. The greening of our planet and respect for nature and all species reflects this. We are at one of the most pivotal moments in history. Those of us on a spiritual path have been preparing for this for years and now is the time for this great shift in consciousness. Indeed, we are very privileged to be alive and to be part of this Great Turning.

Now just imagine how the world will change when we move away from fossil fuel to the Solar Age! The greed and corruption of the oil industry would cease, for no country can own the sun and the abundance and bounty it provides for all.

Your Spiritual Challenge

Every human is being tested right now to not unconsciously plunge into to fear and panic with such changing world conditions. It is important for us to hold our centre and be calm even though there is chaos all around us. Fear has been amplified in the collective unconscious especially with the collapse of the financial system and new viruses emerging. Since we are now a Global Village due to the advent of the internet, no one in the world is untouched or can be removed from this transformation.

We may try to hang onto to the old as witnessed by so many bailouts but isn’t time to create a new financial system based on ethics and morals? The car industry will have to reinvent itself to move into the Solar Age so that we don’t further destroy our environment. We need to surrender to this natural transformation taking place.

Individually, we all need to step up to the plate and come from a higher state of consciousness in how we treat our environment, other species, those of different religious beliefs and races. Gregg Braden says that 2010 will be a phenomenal year (based on fractal time theory) for choice points on this planet and making the most conscious change for all important world issues. By the time we reach 2016, the chaos subsides as we birth the New World.

We are all responsible to see that these positive choices will be made and that human kind will advance to a higher way of being. A quote from Richard Bach best summarizes this Great Shift – “what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.”