The Mayan Prediction:
Last spring my family visited a Mayan Temple and spoke with a Mayan guide. This is what he explained to us:
According to the Popol Vuh, the Mayan sacred book, time was divided into “Eras”. In each one of them, the gods created versions of man using different materials, but it was not until the present Era, when they fed their new human creation with grains of corn, that they finally considered their work worthy.
Each Era lasts 13 baktuns (periods of 394 years), adding up to a total of 5,126 years per Era. According to our calendar, the Era we live in began on August 13, 3114 BC, which means it will come to an end on December 21, 2012.
The Maya always believed that death and endings were merely a natural and necessary step towards a renaissance or renewal. Therefore, this date should not be thought of as catastrophic, as mistaken interpretations of the Mayan Prophecies have done; it is merely the start of a new Era, A NEW BEGINNING.
The ancient Maya believed that the gods gave men the responsibility to maintain their creation. Thus, today we can understand that human intervention is vital to preserve the world we live in; we cannot avoid this great responsibility. Following the belief that a new man was created in each Era, a man better than the one that came before, we are now given the great opportunity to renew ourselves and our lives, to turn into a better version of ourselves, so that this new man can re-establish a balance with the planet and with all other living beings.
Mayan wise men said that in the teachings oft he past, we find the knowledge to live a better future.
On December 21, 2012, A NEW OPPORTUNITY begins.