Dec 5, 2012
The world will end in 16 days, we’ve been told. That’s when the Mayan calendar “runs out,” causing us all to cease to exist, the story goes.
It’s hoopla, of course. I guarantee we will still be here on December 22nd, and if I’m wrong and the universe really does come to an end, then, well, you can shoot me or something.
Sure, there may be some strange things happening on or around December 21st. Many people are using the Mayan calendar transition to engage in meditation marathons in order to focus on universal peace and similar vibrations. That’s all fine and good. No harm in some healthy meditation…
Other people suspect that governments might actually use the day to stage something nefarious, thereby preying on the uncertainty and fear that already exists as the day approaches. This is a legitimate possibility, so if anything does happen on December 21st or 22nd, the first question to ask is: “Did the government stage this?”
The danger of investing your intention in false prophecy
There’s always some prophecy, it seems, warning that the end of the world is arriving on a specific date. Last year I remember a few people posting on Facebook, frantically begging me to write about an approaching comet (or secret planet, I don’t remember which) that was going to collide with the Earth and destroy us all.
I never covered the topic, of course. And here we still are, amazingly.
But some people really, seriously believe in the latest prophecy fad and as a result they plan their lives around the belief that nothing will exist beyond December 21st. This does not resonate well with life tasks such as financial planning. Some people are spending away all their credit cards right now under the assumption that they won’t have to pay anything back since we will all be destroyed on the magical Mayan calendar day.