By Kim Hutchinson
According to Mayan scholar Carl Calleman, today (Oct. 28/11) is the End of Time. This is not a doom-and-gloom prophecy but instead a joyful freeing of our time consciousness. Calleman asserts that today, as opposed to Dec. 21, 2012, marks the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar. This calendar was used to measure linear time, a concept that separates past, present and future events. Linear time is employed exclusively here in the 3rd dimension by the human mind. Time and the passage thereof is very stressful to us. We are not used to measuring something that doesn’t exist, nor are we accustomed to worrying about lack of any nature. The perception of a lack of time is the single most stressful concern for humans today. Aging is a by-product of that stress, as is our fear of death. That is why the End of Time is reason for celebration!
So how is time coming to an end?
Time is relative, not fixed. It is an artificial concept which is connected to gravitational and magnetic forces of celestial bodies. Changes in Earth’s gravitational field shift our perception of time. We also use objects or events as our benchmark for time. For instance, some areas of the world change their clocks every spring and autumn to compensate for the changes in the axial tilt of the Earth. The distance between objects (i.e. celestial bodies) is another factor used to determine time so any change in said objects would affect time. Then there’s the concept of linear time. Even though we perceive a separation between the past, present and future, in reality we are always in the present. It would be more precise to say that time is cyclical. Think of a spiral. As you move around the outside of the spiral, events time a long time to unfold. The closer you move to the center of the spiral, the faster things occur. Each cycle makes tighter and tighter rotations, causing time to accelerate. As one nears the center point, events speed up until all movement halts. Then time stops. Essentially time has sped up into no time, hence the End of Time reference.
Time is merely a concept, one that can, and does, change as we change. Our concept of time is, therefore, affected by our level of conscious awareness. Young souls worry about age and time more than old souls. Sages have always urged us to detach from our time fears, and to live in the Now. That is the key to peace of mind. The ego is the part of you that is completely invested in the concept of linear time. You soul is timeless. The closer you get to spirit, the less aware of time you become. That is why spiritual people look younger than their secular counterparts. So, more than charting an extraordinary long period of history, the Mayan Long Count calendar denotes the evolution of human consciousness.
Today we stand on the threshold of a brand new cycle: the Golden Age. Now is the time to celebrate, for Now is the only time that matters. In fact, time, or rather the illusion of time, is dissolving from our consciousness as we reconnect with our true spiritual essence.