Demystifying The Myan Calendar & The End of The World

Contrary to popular belief the end of the Mayan Calendar is not the end of the world!!  It’s a re-birth and an emergence of a new form of consciousness.  Here’s what you need to know:

The Maya had two basic calendars:  The Tzolkin which was used for every day events and the Long Count Calendar, which was created to understand the cycles of evolution.  We’re going to focus on the Long Count today.  But before we dive in, I’m going to tell you something incredible.  This calendar has predicted major historic events, documented the speeding up of time and left philosophers and scholars wondering whether our idea of time will change after the year 2012.

In order to understand this in greater detail, we have to do some math… I know what you’re thinking.  Just bear with me and try to follow.  This calendar begins in the year 17.3 Billion BC and ends on December 21, 2012.  It is divided into nine time periods which are generated by factors of 20.  We are currently in the ninth and final underworld, which is 260 days long and ends on – you guessed it – December 21, 2012!  If you multiply backwards by 20, you’ll find that the eighth underworld was 13.5 years long.  Multiply 13.5 by 20 and you get 270 years, the duration of the seventh underworld.  The following description is taken from Barbara Hand Clow’s The Mayan Code, a great read for anyone who wants to delve deeper into the workings of the calendar and the meaning of time acceleration.

1st Underworld) 17.3 Billion BC: The Evolution of the Cellular Universe (The Big Bang, stars, galaxies form, etc)
2nd Underworld) 866.1 Million BC: Mammalian Consciousness (Monkeys, Lemurs, ability to walk upright)
3rd Underworld) 43.3 Million BC: Familial Consciousness (Homo Sapiens)
4th Underworld) 2.2 Million BC: Tribal Consciousness (Humans begin to make complex tools and begin to talk)
5th Underworld) 106,061 BC: Regional Consciousness (trading,agriculture, agriculture, organized religions form)
6th Underworld) 3401 BC: National Consciousness (Written language, science, fine art, historical religions)
7th Underworld) 1743: Planetary Consciousness (Materialism, Industrialism, Democracy..)
8th Underworld) 1999: Galactic Consciousness (Transcending the material framework of life)
9th Underworld) 2012: Universal Consciousness (No limiting thoughts, timelessness.)
**In The Mayan Code Barbara Hand Clow delves more deeply in to the history and events that take place during each underworld.

As the calendar progress these time periods shorten and speed up.  Another thing to point out is that all nine underworlds culminate at the same time, meaning that they’re all going on at once and they all end on the same date –  December 21st 2012.  Could this be the end of cyclical time?  Perhaps it’s the beginning of a new world consciousness?

After this, each time period is further broken down into seven days and six nights.   Because six plus seven is 13 – these periods are called The Thirteen Heavens (Heavens because each day or night is ruled by a god or goddess – but I won’t get in that now).  According to Barbara Hand Clow, “the first six numbers are the creation and building up of an issue, the seventh is a creative explosion and the last six add complexity that results in new creation.”  We are currently in the seventh and last day of Universal Underworld.

So now, you’re caught up!  This Mayan Calendar business is no longer a mystery to you and you’re not running to hide under a rock for fear that world is coming to and end!  If your mind is blown right now, like mine was when I first learned about this, pick up Barbara’s book here.

The Mayan’s offer us a new way to look at our world and the consciousness we create around it.  We are emerging into a new way of thinking, a new way of seeing, a new way of being.  We are coming into a world that is free of constructs where we can finally learn to think with our hearts.  When we realize that we are an active part of creation, the universe opens up to us and allows us to be free!

**Note:  Barabara Hand Clow’s book is based off of Johan Calleman’s The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness


Where the Magic Happens

Is there a small part of you that doesn’t want to do anything?  Maybe it’s a pretty big part.  Maybe you hear it every day.  The voice of frustration, the voice of fear, the voice of hatred, the voice of anger, the voice of wanting to stay out of it because you like stasis and don’t want to stir things up.  But, sometimes the pot needs to be stirred and when you’re in that mindset the excuses and defenses begin pouring out.  You come up with reasons for not doing, reasons for sitting, lying and staying frustrated, staying in the drama – even though you say you hate it.  Is that really the way anyone wants to stay?  No!

The thing is that it’s really easy to make excuses for yourself.  I don’t know about you, but I’m excellent at coming up with reasons to delay, procrastinate or not do something.  Sometimes it’s out of laziness.  Other times it from fear of failure.  Stepping over a hurdle is difficult because most of the time there’s just another hurdle waiting for you up ahead.  It can start feeling like a burden, like you need a break.  But think about it this way.  How dull would life be if everything was easy?  As much as you say you don’t like drama, wouldn’t you be horribly bored without it.  If you want something to change, you’ve got to shake it up, make yourself think, and give yourself a reason to step outside your comfort zone.

It’s never easy and anyone who tells you it is, is lying.  So, consider a new road, a new opportunity, a new way of being.   Don’t be afraid to shake things up.  If you want it, go for it!  A road will form when you’re ready to take a step.  But unless you lift your foot, nothing will happen.  Today, I encourage you to do something that scares you, or something you’re terrified of.  Go sky diving, take a class, start your novel, start a conversation with the co-worker you hate.  Step outside your comfort zone!  Then reap the rewards of conquering your fears.

Never Give Up!

“Don’t burn your bridges.” – Anonymous

“I will burn all bridges behind me and stake my entire future on my ability to get what I want……Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.  Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win, essential to success.” –  Napoleon Hill

Is there a difference between trying not to burning your bridges and burning your bridges behind you?  These statements can seem both interchangeable and gravely different.  This is an analysis of the drive it takes to push forward, the importance of never giving up and maintaining your friendships as you move forward.
Sometimes I think about what I would be doing if I wasn’t working in the entertainment industry.  Most of the time, it’s James Lipton on Bravo’s Inside The Actor’s Studio that prompts me to think about this.  And every time I hear him ask that question at the end of the episode, I try to think of a response and can’t come up with one.  The reason?  Because there’s nothing I’d rather be doing!  There is only one way to go from where I am now.   And for me that way is through TV, Film & Media.  I never wanted anything else or imagine doing anything else.  Because there is nothing else for me.  I’ve never had a desire to stop and retreat and I never will.  From a very early age I convinced myself that there was no way out, that THIS was it for me.  I’ve stuck by that promise so far.  And I will continue to stick by it.  The only things I have keeping me going are my ambition, my will, my strength and the belief I have in myself.

135384-thoughtfull-quotes-never-give-upA starting point in achieving your own goals – believing that they’re possible to begin with.  And convincing yourself that the only way to reach them is to continue crossing those bridges and burning them behind you.  How is this different from “not burning your bridges?”  Hugely!  As you step across each border, you take with you the people who have helped you get there.  And as you rise to success, they do too!  For a second, I wondered what would happen if you let those people fall along with the bridge you burned behind you.  Then I realized that all of those people would pull you down into that pit with them.  Believe in yourself.  Let others believe in you and let them cross that bridge with you.  Then, burn it and NEVER look back! Don’t be afraid of not giving yourself another option because the people that succeed are the ones that don’t have any other options and no where else to go.  Today, I encourage you to gather up your companions, cross that bridge, burn it and NEVER look back.  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know how it goes!