Mayan Elders speak out about the 2012 Prophecy
Mar 2011 by Janhvi Johorey
“Anthropologists visit the temple sites and read the inscriptions and make up stories about the Maya, but they do not read the signs correctly. It’s just their imagination. Other people write about prophecy in the name of the Maya. They say that the world will end in December 2012. The Mayan elders are angry with this. The world will not end. It will be transformed.”- Carlos Barrios
Carlos Barrios, Mayan elder and Ajq’ij (is a ceremonial priest and spiritual guide) of the Eagle Clan who initiated an investigation into the different Mayan calendars circulating studied with many teachers and interviewed nearly 600 traditional Mayan elders to widen his scope of knowledge.
Carlos found out quickly there were several conflicting interpretations of Mayan hieroglyphs, petroglyphs, Sacred Books of ‘Chilam Balam’ and various ancient text. According to the Mayans, we are currently in the era of the transition that is taking place between the World of the Fourth Sun and the World of the Fifth Sun.
The indigenous have the calendars and know how to accurately interpret it — not others. The Mayan Calendars comprehension of time, seasons, and cycles has proven itself to be vast and sophisticated. The Maya understand 17 different calendars such as the Tzolk’in or Cholq’ij, some of them charting time accurately over a span of more than ten million years.
Mayan Day-keepers view the Dec. 21, 2012 date as a rebirth, the start of the World of the Fifth Sun. It will be the start of a new era resulting from and signified by the solar meridian crossing the galactic equator and the Earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy.
At sunrise on December 21, 2012 for the first time in 26,000 years the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.The date specified in the calendar Winter Solstice in the year 2012 does not mark the end of the world.Many who have written about the Mayan calendar sensationalize this date, but they do not know. The ones who possess the knowledge are the indigenous elders who are entrusted with keeping the traditions.A Mayan elder who lived in an isolated, solitary cave for years came recently to a Mayan ceremony in Guatemala to speak about the human beings as a race facing the challenge of overcoming the dark side and letting the light emerge , so that in the World of the Fifth Sun, there is unity in mankind and polarity has been overcome so much so that the dark side is no longer supreme.
In his words ,“Right now each person and group is going his or her own way. The elder of the mountains said there is hope if the people of the light can come together and unite in some way. We live in a world of polarity — day and night, man and woman, positive and negative. Light and darkness need each other. They are a balance.”
“Just now the dark side is very strong, and very clear about what they want. They have their vision and their priorities clearly held, and also their hierarchy. They are working in many ways so that we will be unable to connect with the spiral Fifth World in 2012.”
“On the light side everyone thinks they are the most important, that their own understandings, or their group’s understandings, are the key. There’s a diversity of cultures and opinions, so there is competition, diffusion, and no single focus.”
Mayan Elder Carlos Barrios has further elaborated that ” We live in a world of energy. An important task at this time is to learn how to see or sense the energy of everyone and everything –people, plants, animals. This has become 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 the sacred places. This is our work.”
He said the elders have opened the doors so that other races can come to the Mayan world to revive and maintain the tradition. “The Maya have long appreciated and respected that there are other colors, other races, and other spiritual systems. They know that the destiny of the Mayan world is related to the destiny of the whole world.”
“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity. Love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness. It’s not complex or elaborate. The real knowledge is free. It’s encoded in your DNA. All you need is within you. Great teachers have said that from the beginning. Find your heart, and you will find your way.”