First of all, the Mayan calendar ends December 21, 2012. Thanks to End of the World 2012? I’m not running amok. (Actually I was never worried, but I do like their laugh-at-ourselves approach.) Here’s what they wrote:
What is the Mayan Calendar 2012 prophecy?
What you need to understand about this is that…
(1) There is no prophecy. Even the Mayan’s don’t believe there is one.
(2) It’s just a calendar.
Here are some more facts that may help. We have a 12 month calendar. The Mayans had a 5,125 year “long count” calendar. Our calendar ends on December 31. The Mayan’s long count calendar ends on December 21, 2012 (some think it may actually be Dec. 23).
When our calendar ends, we put up a new one. When the Mayan long count Calendar ends, they start a new one. That’s what you do when your calendar comes to an end. . . . There is nothing in the Mayan calendar to suggest that they prophesied a sudden or major change of any sort in 2012.
The idea there will be massive worldwide disasters when this long count calendar comes to an end is completely a modern invention. The fact is that in some of the Mayan writings, they spoke of how in the year 4772 AD people would be celebrating the anniversary of the coronation of their great king Pakal. 4772 is a long way after 2012.
All you need to remember is that there is no prophecy and, it’s just a calendar!
That site also discusses some of the other, potentially horrific, events, such as: Galatic alignment, Pole shifts, Planetary alignment and more. [Did you hear the ominous theme music?] All the horrible events that are being rolled around the media are enough to motivate anyone to barricade their closet at night.
Bottom line: It’s propaganda. So, don’t be cashing in your retirement for a huge party. Don’t throw good sense and common courtesy out the window. And, for goodness’ sake, on the night of December 20th, don’t run amok. We will all wake up the day after and hopefully, there won’t be regrets.
BUT WHAT IF this were our last year on Earth? In that case, carry on as usual:
Love, laugh, dance, sing, tell stories,
help each other, hug, smile, call someone you love,
pray, play, work, clean up messes, be kind,
create something beautiful or inspiring,
breathe fresh air, climb trees or mountains,
soak up the sun, run your toes through sand,
turn your face into the wind,
read, learn, memorize, practice,
encourage, apologize, forgive,
build with blocks, enjoy children,
and then, do it all again.