Throughout history many people have named dates for the apocalypse. So far, only ridicule and derision have been successfully predicted on such days, as these proverbial boys cry out about nonexistent wolves to a few townspeople. However, the Mayan calendar may put all those others to shame for the sheer number of minds focused on this date around the world. Some say that calendar ends mysteriously on our equivalent of December 21, 2012. Internet searches now bring up millions of results on these topics, major motion pictures have tantalized multitudes, and perhaps billions will be holding their breath that day if we haven’t already been annihilated by then. So welcome to 2012. It should be a banner year regardless with all that energy behind it.
My mission from the beginning of Surfing the Tao years ago has been to prepare hearts, minds and spirits for a great change to the world as we know it now, coming in our lifetime. Just take a look around – it’s already happening, one could argue. Warnings are everywhere, in what is being said as well as in what is not being said. Though I personally don’t expect something earth-shattering to happen next December 21 exactly, remember that in the end the wolf did indeed destroy the flock. We may not know the hour or the day, but we can know the season. And I do believe we are in that season.
So be ready, and don’t let anything surprise you. Don’t be surprised if something earth-shattering does happen that day, or months before or years after. Don’t be surprised if a tremendous earthquake and tsunami – and subsequent nuclear disaster – hit somewhere in the US. Don’t be surprised if a massive solar flare fries global power grids for years to come. Don’t be surprised if Iran, China, North Korea or some other rogue nation hit us with EMPs or nukes. Don’t be surprised if erupting volcanoes shut down global air traffic for months. Don’t be surprised if a deadly virus infects and kills millions. Don’t be surprised if the world’s economies crash and our dollar is worth only the paper it’s printed on. Don’t be surprised if the moon crumbles and falls to Earth in a million pieces. Don’t be surprised to see a swarming army of red demons flying out of the skies, false Messiahs broadcasting on our airwaves, UFOs landing on the White House lawn or plague-ridden zombies shuffling down your street.
But also don’t be surprised if next New Years, millions of people ring in 2013 with a lot of pointing and laughing. If you’re one of the preppers who is convinced that 2012 holds something special, be prepared for the idea that this is not the year. And if it isn’t, don’t stop your preparations. It may be the oldest trick in the book.
This is why I write about so many of these alternative topics instead of what people might imagine they would find in a place called Surfing the Tao – I was warned to expect as much, and also taught how to ride such a seemingly unpredictable and monstrous wave, spiritually and psychologically. As I was led from one piece of the puzzle to the other and the shock became numbing, I was also being taught to “let go” and allow things be as they are, no matter how horrible they seemed to my small human brain. That there was a larger plan at work, that we are not alone in more ways than one, and that things were going to be ok – in fact not just ok, but incredibly wonderful. Just that there were some hard bits to get through first. That destruction can be a pathway to creation.
“Letting go” is not an easy concept for most westerners, especially when one is guided to be prepared at the same time. That irony is part of the Taoist side of it I suppose, though I’ve heard Christians use the “let go, let God” thing too so there must be something deeper there. Many might be surprised, as I talk about the Tao, that I will say how important Jesus is to it all. Not worldly religion, mind you – the Dude Himself. He is a crucial part of the Tao, and our story. Because as long as you’re listening and paying attention – in other words, participating as a loving God would guide – then you can easily catch the wave, no matter how monstrous it seems to be, or how many sharks are circling. You can’t control it, but you can navigate it, and love is the key. If you continuously lose balance with selfishness, greed, fear, anger, etc., you will crash and burn. But I’m no evangelist. I have yet to find any earthly organization with 100% truth in word and deed. They’ve all warped over time, been misunderstood, abused, mistranslated and even infiltrated and intentionally misinformed. Even some modern Taoist interpretations, for that matter. It just happened that I found the simplicity of ancient Chinese wisdom to be a relatively unadulterated spiritual tool as I researched things like flying saucers and angels and secret brotherhoods and ancient aliens and mysterious megaliths and various other topics you won’t find on CNN or in traditional interpretations of the Bible. Christ the Eternal Tao is one of my favorite books.
During the past decade, many, many others have begun waking up to alternative interpretations of our reality and by now, much of what I’ve written about is common knowledge amongst a certain group of people. Unfortunately, a much wider spectrum of our population still knows nothing of these topics, and smirk and pish-posh as they turn their attention back to their smart phones. For example, some people talk about a people’s revolution in the works – but just take a look around. Whatever you may say about the Occupy Wall Street movement these last few months, whether Illuminati-funded or truly grassroots, when we hear that record numbers of people waited hours in line this holiday season and even physically attacked each other for the chance to spend more of the fake money printed by our criminal banksters for more useless stuff sold pretty much by those same criminals – well, *sigh*. So it goes.
I can therefore assure you that if you are still reading this and have had preparations for something earth-shattering cross your mind, you will probably be one of the relative few, though those numbers are rising. 2011 experienced more disaster than any previously recorded year. And check the news, it’s not over yet – hurricane force winds, massive storms, tornadoes, floods, landslides, sinkholes, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass unexplained animal deaths, even a potential China Syndrome in Japan. You name it, it’s happening. Heck, if we can have a 5.5 earthquake on our east coast of all places, I think really anything could happen, anywhere, anytime. I could go on for pages about what could be WWIII has been brewing for quite awhile, and isn’t getting any less likely. Economic crises around the world threaten stock markets, currencies, jobs; hungry and homeless people are lining up at soup kitchens more and more here in the US while foreclosed homes sit empty…it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, though the talking heads on the “news” continue slogging their propaganda to keep us hypnotized and none the wiser. And don’t forget about all the strange happenings in the skies: rumored deadly asteroids, meteors, falling satellites, second suns, HAARP signatures, chemtrails, UFO sightings and more and more entertainment programming about visitors from other worlds whether friend or foe, and apocalyptic scenarios. Disclosure, at least on their terms, may indeed be in progress, and Planet X may actually be around the corner.
It might be easier to sit in our bubbles and call this kind of talk fear-mongering, but pay attention to what the elites are up to. Personally, it all makes my hackles go up. The secrets behind closed doors, secret underground bases, secret technology, secret science and secret history make up the base of an enormous iceberg of which we can only see a tiny tip. We may know some of the puzzle pieces, but there are many, many more. It’s an ongoing and for now, often disturbing project, one I hope to complete in joy, and in peace, once the hard times are past – because, regardless of the difficulties we surely still must face, there will be a happy ending. Like I said – it’s a bit like surfing, and does require faith, balance and love, in some measure. And, we are not alone – in the good Way. I can’t prove that though, I can only pass it along to those with ears to hear.
Could be that the Mayans were actually trying to tell us something, and that even our scientists were right as to the actual day in translation. Or perhaps their calendar-maker just got tired. It’s also possible the dates could be a bit off. Days, weeks, months, even years. Could be sooner, or later. Point is – if you’re still here reading this, it’s time to get ready, because you, like me and others, sense more is coming, Mayans or no Mayans. Things will change – are changing – historically, devastatingly, and also, finally, beautifully. But perhaps not on any date you might expect.
I anticipate a series of events, in fact it is my belief that they have already started and that we are indeed in the season. It would be my suggestion not to wait for December to prepare, or lose faith if it comes and goes. The wolves are elusive, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out there. Build up your resources now. Wax your boards so you won’t fall off riding that swell. Make a plan as best you can, and don’t wait. But also realize there is no way you, I or anyone can perfectly anticipate exactly how, if, when or where things may happen. Be emotionally prepared for that too.
So welcome, again, to 2012. I’d like to simply blithely wish everyone Happy New Year and move along; I hope that there really isn’t any wolf this time either. But in my heart, I know I would regret not saying one more time…be prepared in your home and in your heart, for anything, everything…or for nothing at all this year.
Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick,
then you can move toward health.
The Master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all knowing.
Thus she is truly whole.
Tao Te Ching #71
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