Friday, April 8, 2011


(First posted on the old blog on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 6:46 am)
For a brief while it seemed that talk of 2012 had died down in the new age community. Crappy movies that make notions look as absurd as they are have a way of doing that. Unfortunately, the blessed effect of the movie seems to have worn off, and again I’m seeing discussions of 2012, this time as a kind of super duper Harmonic Convergence (remember that one?), at which point we’ll all make some kind of leap in consciousness.

No, we won’t.

There is one and only one route to a leap in consciousness, and that is hard work.

There are no cosmic dispensations to be had. If the cosmos (or God, or whatever) could hand out magical Get Out Of Ignorance Free cards, would it not have done so earlier? Why would it wait for a particular calendar day? There aren’t any special astrological alignments that day (vigorous imaginations notwithstanding), and in any case all but the very worst of astrologers are adamant that stellar alignments do not cause anything to happen. Not even the starting point for the 2012 myth makes sense, as the Mayan calendar does nothing more significant that day than the modern calendar did in 2001.

2012 is just another way of saying “I’m too lazy to do real spiritual work, so I’m going to pretend I don’t need to” (and no, visualizing pretty light and “sending” it hither and yon is not real spiritual work).

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