Tuesday, June 22, 2010
F is for the Future, Foretelling, and my Fellow 11:11'ers
So I have a secret obsession with "the End of Days", "End of the World", 2012, "The New Era", etc.. Call it what you want, but I find future predictions and New Age philosophies fascinating! And the research I have done specifically for this blog entry has peaked my curiosity even more!
Before we dive into what the future holds. I'd like to begin with the past. A past culture to be more specific. The Maya! Mayans were a bunch of Math Nerds and Star Gazers that eventually met their demise because of overpopulation, the Spanish invaders, environmental disaster, epidemic disease, and climate change. (Sound like anything we are experiencing now?) Anyhow, the Maya developed a very advanced astrological Calendar using 3 different dating systems. One of the systems, known as The Long Count, tracks long periods of time. Researchers have figured out the the Long Count Calendar started on August 11, 3114 BC. And is believed to end on December 21st, 2012 at 11:11:11 a.m.. Which means the end could come to us all 911 days from today!
First, let's talk about the coincidences, or as I like to believe, the synchronicity of the 11's. August 11 , 3114, 11:11:11 a.m., AND 911 days from today. That's a lot of 11's! And if you add 12+21+2012= 2045, 20+45=65, 6+5=11!!! AND, the Mayan Calendar beginning date, 8+11+3114=3133, 31+33=11! AND, if you spell "End of the World" backward you get "Dlrow eht fo dne"! And I honestly don't know what that could even mean! WOW!
*side note on 11:11
The number 11 is a “master number” in numerology because of its doubling of the same digit. This doubling intensifies the power of the vibrational frequency of the prime number. The attributes of the number one, the number of new beginnings, are therefore doubled.Moreover, the number 11 also carries the frequency of balance, specifically between the male and female. Eleven are messages of balance, a “metaphorical gateway” towards the “integration of the duality or opposition inherent in human nature.” If man’s ultimate purpose on earth is to discover the invisible realm of which he is a part, seeing 11:11 and its variants serves as a reminder that he is not flesh alone, and that his purpose here on earth is to access the technologies of psychic integration.
Synchronicity, Time Prompt and Symbolic Duality by Mary Desaulniers
In a nut shell, if you are an "11:11 person", someone that sees 11:11 every time you look at the clock. Or you see 11's often in phone numbers, price tags, page numbers, etc.. Than you may feel like you have something more in life to figure out. Almost like having a special purpose. Well, that's because you do! Being an "11:11 person" means you need to have a wake up call. See the light! Our world is in chaos right now. "11:11'ers" are the ones meant to fix it! Make things right, one person at a time, beginning with yourself. 11:11 is also a sign that you have angels on your side and that you are in the right place at the right moment do exactly what you need to be doing! There is an entire science and philosophy that surrounds the 11:11 phenomenon.
Now, I don't want anyone to think that I am some 2010-End-of-the-World fanatic. (Really I am!) But, just for the sake of argument. What if you, we, only had 911 days left? Is that enough for you to accomplish everything you want in life? What are the things you wanted to achieve, but haven't even begun? How can you impact the world in just 911 days?
I read somewhere that when you die you'll be asked 2 questions before you are accepted into the after life/reincarnation/heaven or hell:
1. Have you found joy in life?
2. Has your life brought joy to others?
I believe I can answer yes to both. But I am not done either! Many believe that December 21st, 2012 is not the end of days per say. But a time when things will change. The world will find it's self in a more peaceful state. So, by the act of believing that we only have 911 days of life left, perhaps if we all begin to make changes to become better, the world really will find itself healed and renewed.
As an 11:11'er, I challenge anyone reading this blog to create a list of things to do within 911 days that will not only make you a better person but also affect the world in a positive light! I guess you could call it a Bucket List, or as the Mayan would call it a "K'push List"...
Andrew's K'Push List: (still in progress)
1. Learn to play a musical instrument. At this point, I am leaning towards the Harmonica. Also known as the Mouth Organ. No further comment...
2. Teach Art to Children.
3. Run a 5k (completed), Run a 10K, Run a 15K, Run a half marathon, Run a marathon.
4. Commit my love 100%.
5. Sell my art at an Arts Festival.
6. Touch ground on all 7 continents, (2 down 5 to go).
7. Hold a monkey.
8. Loose 15 lbs, and see my ab's for the first time!
9. Sing in front of a large group of people.
10. Learn to make wine. And actually make it.
11. Save a life! (I haven't forgotten that this has already happened, you know who you are.) I'd like a second chance at this one...
12. Swim in a lake of Jelly fish!
There you have it, the K'Push list! And just in case you got freaked out by the End-of-the-World chatter, most scientist believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar is much the same as a VCR counter. It will simply reset it self when it gets to 99999 and start over. Other New Age philosophies believe that it won't be the destruction and death of the planet, but a rebirth to a new age and new consciousness. The age we are living in now has been focused on Time and Money. Ego and Materialism. Perhaps the next 25,627 years will be focused on life and spirit!
The last thing I want to share is that last week I found some old rings and necklaces in my old keep-sake chest. I have been wearing one of the rings for the last few days. I just noticed today that the decoration on the ring isn't just a decoration. It's the freakin' Mayan calendar! Now that is a coincidence.