2012 and the Future of Humanity
By Sharron Rose, MA, Ed.
The subject of 2012 and the future of humanity has been moving to the forefront of our collective consciousness over the past few years. Numerous books, films, and articles are now available on the subject with many more in production. Due to this outpouring of knowledge of the subject we are in a position to not only increase our awareness of the crucial issues of our times but also become leaders in the reshaping of our world into one of true alignment with the highest of spiritual values.
Prophesies from many traditions from all over the world over speak of a great transformative shift that is happening in the years around 2012. The Mayan calendar comes to a close on December 21st 2012. The Q’ero Shamans of Peru speak of this same timeframe in their prophecy called Pacha Kuti which is the time in which they say that the luminous ones will return and the world will be turned right side up again. The Hindus, Buddhists, Cherokee, Maori, Jews, Christians and many others have ancient prophesies that speak to the nature of this very crucial and amazing moment in time. We have documented much of this traditional knowledge and more in the two films that Sacred Mysteries produced concerning the year 2012, 2012 The Odyssey and Timewave 2013.
Many people are in denial of these prophecies. Caught in the web of the cultural trance that Alberto Villodo speaks about, lost in the mist of the dreamspell that Jose Arguelles describes or the dominator trance so eloquently depicted by Riane Eisler, or just so focused upon dealing with the vicissitudes of day to day life, they do not recognize the changes that are afoot. Even if most people fail to see the spiritual re-emergence that is occurring right now it is impossible for anyone to miss the tangible events that are happening. The war in Iraq, the economy, global warming, peak oil and globalization are only a few of the issues that are arising right now. Many of these issues are situations which the human race has never dealt with before. In addition, it feels as if time itself is speeding up moving inexorably to a powerful shift in our day to day reality. Our world, our future, all that we have known is being altered right now, all around us. It is up to us to make sure that we make the right choices now. Because whatever we decide it will affect the future and the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Due to the all-pervasive influence of the media and the new freedom of the internet, we are being inundated with a lot of information. But how much of it is good information? It is as if all of our thoughts and feelings, all of our dreams, visions and nightmares are being stirred up and brought forth for all to see. It is almost as if there are no secrets anymore. Everything is rising out of the muck and being exposed for all to see. While it is good to keep an open mind towards witnessing the very serious and haunting condition of the current world situation it is easy to become bogged down in this and let the extreme negativity of it cause depressions and short tempers. Therefore, as we travel through this challenging time one of the most important things we can do right now is keep a cool head and open heart in the face of such adversity.
In this election year we have been hearing a lot about both hope and fear. Yet in order to come through this challenging time we must move beyond hope and fear into right action. It is time to have the courage to come face to face with the serious issues that are confronting us and discover realistic solutions. To find these solutions we must look deep within ourselves to encounter the place of true knowledge and wisdom. In our film Timewave 2013, Don Umberto, Shaman/Healer of the Q’ero of Peru says, “America has great brilliance, but now that brilliance must be brought down to the heart. Without the gifts of the heart we will not be able to think our way out of the problem.” He also tells us that America needs to take a leadership role in solving the difficult problems that confront us. We need to return to the ways of the heart, of love, compassion and healing, working together to reconnect with Mother Earth and create a sustainable future.
Recently we had the privilege of interviewing many of the leading Western astrologers on the subject of the coming Pluto/Uranus square and its implications for our world. This square appears to be a reflection of the Pluto/Uranus conjunction that took place in the sixties. It appears that we are coming face to face with the results of our hopes and dreams of that period. It is time to ask the questions, who have we become? Have we actualized the idealistic and revolutionary visions we had at that time or just been hypnotized and diverted by the messages of egotism, greed and fear that have been so all pervasive?
I believe that the difference between today as opposed to the 1960's is that in our desire for change, in our desire for a more meaningful and spiritually vibrant way of life, rather than look to our elders for guidance we chose alternative paths. We sat in ceremony with the Shamans, went to the East to learn yoga and meditation and opened the doors to heretofore secret mystic teachings such as Kabbalah and Alchemy. Many of us have spent thirty or more years dedicated to these powerful teachings and practices. Now in our late fifties and sixties we have become the new elders of our world. Therefore it is time for us, the sixties generation to come forward to give advice and help the younger generation through the transition that awaits all of us in the near future.
So I call on the members of my generation, the generation of Vietnam, the Beatles, Woodstock, organic food, alternative healing and spiritual practices to come forth. This time we must become the elders that we did not have the luxury of possessing all those years ago. I think that this is the great task that has been given to the members of my generation. We have often been accused of being selfish and petty. Now is the time for us to come forth, with all of our strength and abilities and reshape the world.
It is up to us to help guide the future, to use the incredible knowledge and experience that can only be gained by living a long time and pass the good news down to the next generation: we are going to make it as a species. Human beings are not at the end of the road, we are only at the beginning. The road ahead is filled with dangers, to be sure, but it is also a road towards a future that will be far different from the present or the past. The tools that we have at our disposal, the knowledge that we possess are the spiritual gifts that we must give back now at this crucial moment in human history.
Living in the midst of this time of change has made us deeply aware of the fact that a new consciousness is emerging. Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, there is a great upwelling of energy towards creating a sustainable future, a world where we are not judged by our past but by who we are.
Sharron Rose, MA.Ed, president of Sacred Mysteries Distribution, is a filmmaker, teacher, and Fulbright Senior Research Scholar in World Mythology, Religion. She is the writer/director of the feature-length documentary, 2012 The Odyssey, its sequel, Timewave 2013, and producer of the Sacred Mysteries DVD Collection. Ms. Rose is the author of the COVR ‘Visionary Award’ winning book The Path of the Priestess; A Guidebook for Awakening the Divine Feminine, and creator of the instructional DVD, Yoga of Light. She is also a contributing writer for the book The Mystery of 2012. In her work she draws upon her many years of experience in the ancient arts of Tantra, Dzogchen, Indian and Egyptian temple dance and healing, as well as her research into the mystic teachings of Alchemy, Kabbalah Shamanism and Gnosticism.