2012 What does it mean, the Mayan Calendar?
In a blog from Discover titled “Why Did Consciousness Evolve, and How Can We Modify It?” is a quote from a psychologist Bruce Bridgeman who wrote in 1992 that “Consciousness is the operation of the plan-executing mechanism, enabling behavior to be driven by plans rather than immediate environmental contingencies.”
If I look at this quote from an article written by a psychologist and relate this to the Mayan calendar what would I think?
Could the Mayan calendar simply be a map of consciousness? Where consciousness is simply a “plan” executing mechanism? And that “plan” as a map is what the Mayans managed to make a picture of, managed to place as an etch in stone and they “pictured” this map because it was a picture seen and able to be redrawn. So this Mayan map is simply a picture of a plan.
Which begs the question, is this an imposed plan? And if this plan is imposed, it was created by something and could therefor be sensed and drawn, and even in this, had a beginning and and end. Thus, this “plan” was placed as a map here, able to be sensed and drawn, and something that was placed here to be read, and therefor had a beginning and an end.
So, a map is a thing that can be utilized to “drive”, to guide, to “map out” where the imposed “map” becomes the guide instead of this physical world, instead of what is actually physically here. Here, a map can become a control mechanism. Here a map can take one from what is actually the environment and select what one sees and then drive one by that mapped selection, eliminating everything that is actually what exists. As the quote tells us, removing us from environmental contingencies.
If I relate this to 2012, and the idea of some process of ascension believed by many to be the future and I turn this around, what do I find? Is 2012 as the end of the Mayan calendar, really just telling us that 2012 is the end of an imposed “map” and what ascension is really going to be is the removal of this imposed map and the arrival of the human to face what is actually physically here?
In many ways, turning from a limited , selected imagery of a map, back to this physical world, to the inclusion of physical contingencies is a kind of ascension back to the whole of what is actually here and away from following an imposed map.
If we think about what has been created, as practice on this earth, we see animals as physical beings being abused and tortured.
If we think of the soil of this earth and all the bugs that can actually work with the inhabitants of this earth in such a way to create a world that supports all life, we realize that we, as humans have not been moving as considering the physical contingencies of this world in a way that is supportive and considerate.
If we look at the health of the human, be it an obese person in a developed country, or a starving person in an undeveloped country , we see that we the human, have not considered environmental contingencies.
If this is what 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar will bring than this is an ascension. This is the year we ascend to the consideration of this physical world as what is real. This is the year that we ascend away from the map we have accepted and allowed through consciousness, that map making mechanism. This is the year we lose our guide-made – into- god and become self responsible for the physical contingencies of this world. The shock at what we have allowed to blind us from the physical, is an ascension to life.
Ascension is here, right in front of us, and we have been too busy looking at the execution of plans to realize this.