Ancient Hopi prophecy warned of a time of “earth changes” – a great cleansing involving all four elements. The Mayan Calendar also calls this a time of transformation. Might they explain the interesting weather we’re having in 2012?
Is it a scary thing, or part of the natural evolution of the planet and our consciousness? Let’s take a look.
Signs of the Times
This spring I had three snake encounters, which I found remarkable since I rarely have even one snake encounter in a year. Three is a sacred number in ancient Celtic mythology and religion, representing unity of body, mind and spirit.
And the snake is a symbol of transformation as the shedding of skin represents rebirth.
Taken together, these signs spoke to me of the time of cleansing, transformation and rebirth we are now in, and the importance of gathering all the tools we can to assist us in learning to be all that we were meant to be and using all our talents to help the planet.
Here are just a few of the remarkable predictions of the ancient Hopi elders:
- A time would come when strange animals would pull boxes across the land [wagon trains]
- Then the boxes would move by themselves [trains and automobiles]
- They foresaw a silver thread across the land [highway 66] and
- Spider webs in the sky [telephone and telegraph]
- An Eagle would walk on the moon [When the American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon from his spaceship he said, “the Eagle has landed.”]
- Two powers would shake the world twice [World Wars I and II]. One symbolized by the rising sun [Japan] and the symbol of the other would be the four directions [swastika -- Germany].
- During a great conflict, a gourd of ashes would pour down from the heavens making the rivers boil and fish turn on their bellies [atomic bomb]
- The Hopi received spiritual direction to journey to a place where all the nations of the world would gather [United Nations] and warn them to return to sacred ways. They traveled three times to the U.N. and were turned away. On the fourth visit with Grandfather Wallace Black Elk carrying the Sacred Pipe before them, they were allowed in the building but not allowed to speak to the General Assembly.
The Hopi knew that if they were not permitted to address the gathering of nations, the time of the great cleansing was very near.
But more recently, the Hopi Elders said this: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
So here we are. At a crossroads.
The science and current weather patterns
For the past 30 years, climate scientists have warned that climate change would bring increased heat waves, more droughts, more sudden downpours, more widespread wildfires and worsening storms.
All this is happening right now, around the world:
- More than 40,000 temperature records have been broken in the U.S. so far this year 
- May 2012 was the second warmest month ever recorded worldwide and the warmest on record for the northern hemisphere
- There have been massive forest fires in Colorado, Siberia and the Russian east.
- Arctic sea ice is melting at a record pace
- Temperatures in northern India have been an unprecedented 48C [118 F]
- The Amazon River is at its highest level on record
- An abnormally strong monsoon in Assam, India and Bangladesh has left many hundreds dead and nearly 7 million homeless.
Climatologists think these events are becoming commonplace: Instead of happening every 10-20 years, they are occurring every two to three. They say this is what the early stages of global warming looks like.
Where does the Mayan calendar fit in?
The Mayans were timekeepers and had many calendars, each for a different purpose. The Tun Calendar dates back 16 billion years and is a calendar of the level of consciousness on our planet at any given time.
Non-experts have been claiming for decades that the Mayan Tun calendar’s end date of December 21, 2012, signaled the end of the world. It doesn’t.
First, the Mayan Tun calendar can’t be neatly compared to our Gregorian calendar. The fact is that the “end of the Mayan calendar” time has been taking place since the 1980s so we’re actually within the “ending” time and are still here to talk about it.
Second, and most important, newly discovered writings found in Guatemala reveal Mayan calendars which go well beyond 2012. Yes, there is one Mayan calendar that ends approximately December 21, 2012, but then another calendar period starts December 22, 2012.
Marcello Canuto, director of Tulane University’s Middle America Research Institute has been conducting archeological research in Guatemala since 2008 and was one of those who discovered the new writings.
“In times of crisis, the ancient Mayan used their calendar to promote continuity and stability rather than predict apocalypse,” says Canuto.
There are no prophecies predicting what will happen after this time of change. So we are still at choice! We can still create a future of continuity and stability.
“There is no scientific evidence that the end of the world is likely to occur in the next few years, but we must begin to change the systems we have put into place to live our lives.” Gregg Braden
The future will be determined by the choices we are making right now.
Where do we fit in? When the earth speaks, are we listening?
This is an important time for us to move into listening to our intuition and letting go of past patterns which no longer serve us. Both individually and globally.
Sometimes it’s beneficial to reframe what is happening.
About 15 years ago, Bear Heart was running a purification lodge in Southern California when an earthquake took place.
My experience was that of being a baby in my mother’s arms as she rearranged herself to get more comfortable. After the earthquake passed, that is exactly how Bear Heart described it: Mother Earth just readjusting herself.
I was fortunate enough to have been sitting in ceremony at the moment of that earthquake. My takeaway from that experience is that if we are living our lives in a sacred, prayerful manner, we will be able to ride through these earth changes with ease.
How to Be Proactive
Remember the words of Buckminster Fuller: “There are no passengers on planet earth.” We all must be proactive:
Be grateful every day for what you have. As I watch the Colorado fires consume home after home, I am so grateful that I still have a house.
- Pray for those living in the path of fire, flood and other natural disaster.
- Volunteer to give relief, shelter and food.
- Donate to causes that inspire you.
- Recycle passionately.
- Make a disaster plan – have emergency supplies ready.
- Support businesses committed to sustainability. We can share our voice by how we spend our money.
- Let your voice be heard: sign petitions, vote, speak up on social media for what you believe in.
- One thing disasters do is pull us all together and help us reprioritize.
- Be a light in the world through your thoughts, words and actions.
“The Earth cleansing we’re experiencing right now is necessary for the protection of the planet. It is also necessary because the purpose of humanity here on Earth is for each of us to go to our highest level of consciousness and power, and then learn how to apply the knowledge we gain in the process.” — Sun Bear