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Will the Winter solstice of December 21, 2012 really usher in a new age of expanded consciousness and enlightenment as foretold in the Mayan prophecy? And what does this have to do with what has become known as the 11:11 phenomenon? This article explores those questions and posits a possible answer.
2012 and 11:11 – A Pregnant Combination
Will the Winter solstice of December 21, 2012 really usher in a new age of expanded consciousness and enlightenment as foretold in the Mayan prophecy? There are, in fact, a number of interesting "coincidences" of a celestial nature converging on us during that time period. Of particular interest to me is the timing of the solstice event on that date. It will occur at precisely 11:11 (UT).
The numbers 11:11 have intrigued thousands (perhaps millions?) of people over the past 15 or 20 years. People began to feel that whenever they noticed 11:11 on digital timepieces it seemed to trigger an "odd" sensation, a kind of gut feeling that it meant something. Thanks to the internet, people were able to find others who were having the same experience. Eventually this became known as "the 11:11 phenomenon". Somewhere along the way the idea sprang up that this 11:11 phenomenon was associated with the concept of enlightenment, expanded consciousness, and the rather esoteric notion of "ascension" (however one might choose to interpret that word). The basic idea was that if you were seeing 11:11 more often than random chance would account for then it meant you were somehow being "activated" in preparation for an experience of enlightenment and expanded consciousness. Another significant thing about this phenomenon is that it has also become strongly associated with the concept of "synchronicity". More on this in a moment. Interestingly, while this peculiar social phenomenon was developing, hardly anyone was aware that the Winter solstice of 2012 would occur at 11:11 (UT). These were two completely separate phenomena and almost no one was even aware of the latter.
What is intriguing, then, is the "coincidence" of the various concepts associated with 11:11 – as a social/psychological phenomenon – just happening to coincide with the timing of the 2012 Winter solstice which "just happens" to mark the end of the ancient Mayan calendar which "just happens" to have a prophecy attached to it that involves the idea of a new age of enlightenment and expanded consciousness. This convergence of the two "seemingly" separate phenomena seems, then, more than just a meaningless coincidence and much more like synchronicity in the true Jungian sense.
As science writer, Michael Talbot, points out on page 78 of his extraordinary book, The Holographic Universe, synchronicity "is noteworthy not only because of its improbability, but because of its apparent relationship to events taking place deep in the human psyche". Further on in the discussion he explains how some quantum physicists postulate that the phenomenon of synchroncity works to support the idea of the interconnectedness between consciousness and matter and, moreover, that at the quantum level there may be no difference between the two at all. World renown physicist, F. David Peat, "believes that synchronicities are therefore 'flaws' in the fabric of reality, momentary fissures that allow us a brief glimpse of the immense and unitary order underlying all of nature (p.80)".
The phenomenon of synchronicity itself, therefore, may be the mechanism by which this transformation will occur. Another key element in the process could be the phenomenon sociologists call "self-fulfilling prophecy". The Encyclopedia of Sociology (1974) defines self-fulfilling prophecy as "the prediction of events that do, in fact, happen because the prediction becomes the cause. For example, predictions of a stock market crash may cause a selling spree and a crash – due to the prophecy." One can see, then, how this might also fit into the 2012 scenario. As more and more people become aware of the prophecy of a coming period of change, enlightenment and expanded consciousness (not to mention all the TV documentaries that are sure to pop up the closer we get to 2012) then this, in turn – along with the other interconnected factors involved – could function to bring the prophecy to fruition.
So, taking all of this into consideration, and getting back to our original question (Will the Winter solstice of December 21, 2012 really usher in a new age of expanded consciousness and enlightenment as foretold in the Mayan prophecy?) we can see that the answer might very well be a resounding "Yes".
Gary Val Tenuta
Author of The Ezekiel Code
"2012 is coming...The clock is ticking...The code must be deciphered...And only one man can save the planet...If he can just figure out how – before it's too late."