We have just finished celebrating New Years Eve and the beginning of the year 2013 on the Gregorian calendar. There are many who believe that the Gregorian calendar (which is man made and the months are not equal) has gotten us off the rhythm of nature and our natural rhythms causing much of the destruction we see in the world today.

The Maya and other Indigenous and ancient cultures have calendars that are related to nature, to the Earth and Heavens. We have also just finished celebrating the solstice December 21 2012. Solstices and Equinoxes and eclipses are powerful energetic portals on our planet. The Mayan Long Count Calendar ended a 26,000 year cycle. Actually there were several cycles coming to an end at the same time. The end of the the 13th Baktun. Each Baktun lasts 144,000 days or approximately 400 years. This also represents the new sun. The end of every cycle is the beginning of a new cycle. Winter changes into spring and the next year we have winter again. The same with the Mayan calendar. What are transforming are the energies that are present with each cycle. The new cycle we are moving into has the energy of the golden age of love, oneness and unity.

I recently heard that over two million people in the United States believed and feared that December 21 2012 was going to be the end of the world. Think of the matrix of fear that was created from this belief! On the other hand, I have spoken to people on the cutting edge of bringing spiritual work into the world, who felt extremely disappointed on December 21 2012. Their comment was “nothing happened”. They were expecting something sensational and miraculous in the moment.

The Change that is Occurring

The energies have been transforming and changing greatly since the Harmonic Convergence in 1987. With every equinox, solstice and eclipse and different alignments of the planets including the Venus Transit etc. energies are being poured down to our Earth. The changes are happening. Have you noticed how hard it is to tell you are aging? You feel the same. Other people may notice it in you. But inside you feel like you did at 18. You don’t notice the gradual changes happening on a consistent basis. We are so steeped into the changes on our planet we generally don’t get to see how we are evolving. But sometimes I will listen to the conversation of a few friends and just be blown away by how conscious they have become. How they are looking at things. How they are growing and evolving. Sometimes it is easier to see things from the outside than from within ourselves.

The other important thing to remember is that we are co-creating our new world. The new energies are flowing down to us now for major transformation. How are we going to use these energies? Through our love, conscious intentions and actions we can shape a beautiful new world of love that works for all life. Or we can sit back and hold on to our old patterns and be in resistance and not helping the new flow. It is like a newborn baby is born pure love and innocence. The family the child is born into will shape that child. A family of hate and violence will influence it one way. A family of love will shape the child another way. By looking at our shadow and releasing old stuck energy we are helping to allow the space to consciously bring in the loving energies and the paradigm of new ways. You are a player in this new game of life and no one is a spectator. Each thought, word, deed and action matters and counts. What world are you creating? Below is a poem that has inspired me about love and as I am writing this newsletter I keep hearing Elton John’s Love Song!

Love after Love

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life. ~By Derek Walcott