Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Words from the Mayan Elders about this time, and their views on "2012"

Regardless of any of our interpretations of 2012, what it means, what it doesn't mean, what it is, what it is not - all these are simply interpretations. To add some perspective, it is valuable to consider the points of view of the culture which speaks of this time as being significant. A recent article shares the points of view of the Mayan Elders.

I find much of what they say to be advice from a timeless perspective, and of value regardless of the epoch or context which they are saying it.

Here is one excerpt which stood out to me:

"Meditation and spiritual practice are good, but also action. It's very important to be clear about who you are, and also about your relation to the Earth. Develop yourself according to your own tradition and the call of your heart. But remember to respect differences, and strive for unity. Eat wisely --- a lot of food is corrupt in either subtle or gross ways. Pay attention to what you are taking into your body. Learn to preserve food, and to conserve energy. Learn some good breathing techniques, so you have mastery of your breath. Be clear. Follow a tradition with great roots. It is not important what tradition, your heart will tell you, but it must have great roots." 
"We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn to sense or see the energy of everyone and everything -- people, plants, animals. This becomes increasingly important as we draw close to the World of the Fifth Sun, for it is associated with the element 'ether' -- the realm where energy lives and weaves. Go to the sacred places of the Earth to pray for peace, and have respect for the Earth which gives us our food, clothing, and shelter. We need to reactivate the energy of these sacred places. That is our work."