Dear Friends,

I just saw Gregg Braden last night.  He spoke about 12/21/2012.  His talk was very enlightening and informative and a little frightening, I must admit.  He offered a lot of science to prove how the Earth goes through cycles approximately every 5000 years. We are currently in the 5th world age, and this world age is scheduled to end on 12/21/12.

Past ages have perished from fire, water, ice and wind.   The current age is symbolized by movement, not necessarily the earthly elements. Does this mean the planet will end on 12/21/12?  No.  It does mean that the way we currently live will probably end.  He calls it a New World Age, a new way of thinking and being.  He explains that nothing significant will happen on 12/21/12 itself most likely.  It is what happens over the next nearly three years leading up to that day that we need to focus on.  He presented this impressive date finder, where you plug in past disasters like a disease pandemic, US civil war, economic collapse,
attack on US soil, etc.

Based on the cycles of the past, this date finder confirmed 9/11/01 as well as the swine flu pandemic in 2009.  When Gregg plugged in past disasters like the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the stock market crash in 1929 and the start of the US civil war in 1861, the date finder populated 2010 and 2011 as major times of the next potential disasters of like kind.   Because it seemed to predict other disasters with amazing accuracy, it was quite alarming to think that we are currently undergoing some great painful transitions right now. We are in the midst of it right now!  The good news is that we have choice points, as he calls them.

How do we choose to respond as an individual, a local community, a state, a nation and a world?  It starts with you and me.  How do we want to live our daily life?  In fear or in love? How we interact with our family, job and local community has widespread impact.  We are all connected, and it doesn’t take the entire planet to be on board with love to shift the balance of power.  This is promising! The more we stay in our power and don’t buy in to the fear that is permeating so many people, the more our love becomes infectious. Gregg stressed that we haven’t “broken” the planet, as so many of us guiltily think.  That was comforting to hear.

The Earth has been worse off before now, and She recovered.  It’s almost like Planet Earth has a self-correcting mechanism. Gregg ended the evening on a positive note.  He stressed that our ancestors have given us clues on how to prevent the disasters.   We do this by shifting from fear to love, from competition to cooperation.  We are connected.  He played a beautiful video and song called “I Choose Love!”   I think we can do this, but we must take action now, starting by creating peace within ourselves, then within our homes, then at our jobs, and so on and so forth.

Peace & Blessings,

Angie Monko