Advice for December 2012 … and beyond.
(from David Tresemer)
I am frequently asked, “What’s the truth of December 21? Will the prophecies come true????” Here’s my advice about how to work with that time:
On 21-22 December (with an increasingly popular precursor on 12 December), the spiritual world will be there as always, caressing the human and physical world. Astrologically, there is nothing special about these days. There was a true event in the heavens that is having major impacts – the eclipse of the Sun by Venus in June, and I wrote a book about that event and its consequences: The Venus Eclipse of the Sun 2012. The effect of that rare event will be with us, as ripples, for years to come.
However, something will happen on those December dates. There will be a powerful upwelling – a surge, an earthquake – of human fantasy and hope, dreams and illusions. When the special things promised don't happen, the buildup will be followed by a collapse, and a depression.
Therefore, the first order of importance on that day is to protect yourself from the illusions of the mob – the crowd, as a crowd at a soccer or football game, or a wild political rally. Being in the center of that frenzy can be very disorienting – difficult to keep your sense of balance. You may feel a huge swell of energy, a kind of inebriating joy, a whoosh of light. The irony here is that all those are actual indicators of a true experience of spiritual uplift. However, a crowd can create such phenomena without being able to sustain them. You can have a taste of what might come with diligent inner work.
Or it might be used as a mask for a cynically premeditated tragedy by those in power – because people expect it, or will explain it as Mayan sorcery.
You can imagine riding out on the edge of this mass appeal to meet true spiritual beings, as you might ride a mighty wave on a surfboard. That might be useful, though it is difficult to keep your balance at the edge of a wave that big.
The function of prophecy is to motivate the will-power of human beings to meet the predicted waves – to apply themselves, to improve, to grow. The spiritual worlds will not do this for us – would you do all the homework of a child in school? You might perhaps help with the homework, but you wouldn’t take away the experience of learning from the child.
Very important is to be ready to pick up the pieces of others' disappointments after the wave passes. And to ask them (and yourself), “What am I really seeking? What am I yearning for? Do my fantasies take me away from this good earth, this great feminine being of love? Do my fantasies take me away from the pains of my life – my ‘homework’ – from which I’m meant to learn and grow?”
We grow every day, we learn to love. We let love rise up from our inside. The heart swells. Every day we have a new opportunity to learn to love. It sometimes sounds schmaltzy, this love word, but it is the most serious task of joy that we have before us.