The One Mistake We’re Already Making in 2012
What is going to happen in 2012?
Have you found yourself or those around you asking this question lately? It seems harmless enough, but what if I told you that such a question is a massive mistake? And perhaps even dangerous?
Don’t get me wrong – I caught myself asking this after Obama signed off on the NDAA and basically nixed all our personal rights. However I find that as I begin to stumble down the rabbit hole of fear… around our economy and a failing US dollar… around a possible police state… around all the natural disasters that have become commonplace… I (and all of us) must remember one vital thing:
This year is marked with intense transition energy.
And energy is not good or bad. It simply is. What is done with it, where it’s directed and what it does, is up to us.
Transitioning also means that what came before must end, and what is coming must be created and built. Transitions always require destruction. They also require creation. And both require action if we want such destruction to serve us and such creation to reflect what we want.
So this is NOT a year where we can idly ask “What will happen?”
Because now more than ever, what will happen depends precisely on what we do, individually and collectively, right now. Transition energy means massive change, momentum and movement. Things will inevitably change this year, and change fast. How they change and to what end – isn’t a question, it’s a directive. Simply: It’s up to us.
I know a lot of people believe a lot of different things about what 2012 will bring. I have my own beliefs about it too. But in the end, whatever we hope or fear WILL NOT happen in a vacuum. It will be the result of our actions in the past, and especially the actions we take moving forward.
What is happening right now requires our participation.
This means that you are called to massive action this year. I am called to massive action this year. We, as a global tribe, must step forward with intention, direction and purpose, toward the kind of world that we want, and that we must choose.
I think the only way we can lose is to not do anything at all.
So please don’t make the mistake of believing that something has been written into the stars about this year, or that you are powerless.
The only thing I believe has been written into the stars is the marked energy of this time – and that energy directly empowers YOU.
In my opinion, the future is not fixed. The ENERGY of a time is what we can count on, and in the powerful transition energies of 2012, the worst thing we can do is passively watch what comes to pass. Because this is a year for action. This is a year for intention and choice and for stepping up for what we want and what we believe in.
This is a year for each of us individually and collectively to take responsibility for where we are as a culture, a planet and a people up until this point. Because more than ever before, we are in a time of enormous potential and definite change. But the direction of that change is up to us.
If We’re Willing to Step Up and Fight… What Will We Fight For?
This question is a potentially frightening one too. Because the energy of this year also includes the energy of “Us vs. Them.” My friend and colleague Michael Drew refers to it as The Pendulum. After researching the past several thousand years (which will be compellingly revealed in his upcoming book), he noticed that every 40 years, we swing from a “Me” culture to a “We” culture.
We swing from individualism, the worship of the guru, celebration of all that makes each of us unique… to a consciousness of the collective, a desire to stand together for something – and, unfortunately – against something.
At the height of the “We” upswing each 80 years, society begins claiming, “I’m okay… and you’re NOT okay.” There is a collective us, and also a them. These extreme upswings give us the Holocaust, the Witch Trials, the Inquisition… all of it. And we’re heading into another extreme upswing now.
I say all this to say that, yes, I want you to stand up and fight for what you believe in – for a better world, for what you desire and your right to live as you choose.
But that should not turn into “I know how to live… and you don’t. I’m right, you’re wrong. I must destroy you.” Because in the past, what began as a collective movement during times such as these – would always turn into some kind of war or massacre.
So how do we create change, for the better, in a year marked by massive transition and also extremely dangerous us vs. them energy?
2012 Is About YOU. And It’s About LOVE.
I say we do it by rooting our energy and our action within our hearts. This means that what we do and how we participate is about serving the greater good through our own joy, happiness and passion. I’m not talking about collecting nice things – I’m talking about discovering what makes your soul sing and dance and do cartwheels. I’m saying that whenever you face a choice, realize that it will always boil down to the same choice: Will you move toward or because of love or toward/because of fear?
With every choice this year, choose to move toward love.
Because when you’re happy and when you come from a place of love, it’s really hard for anyone to control you. Because control must feed on fear.
Nazi Germany happened because Germany was already broken and suffering after WW1. Hitler had power because the people were downtrodden, scared and looking for someone to blame.
The Inquisition had power because plagues were killing off whole villages and people couldn’t understand why. They were scared, and needed someone to blame.
The pattern is always the same. The difference now? We must turn the tide away from fear and toward love. Don’t Occupy Wall Street. Occupy your HEART.
2012 will reflect ourselves back to us. Who you show up as is how this year will show up for you.
Yes, some believe it will usher in a Golden Age. I hope that is so. But it can’t happen without us. What is golden is what is in you. Use it.