I was recently asked how I interpreted the Mayan and Hopi Indians predictions that the world, as we know it, will endon the 21st of December, 2012.
Would the planet's life forms finally succumb to the ecological quagmire that's been building in our soils, oceans and atmosphere?
Would the current steadyincrease of previously unknown diseases overcome our ability to defend against them?
What Will Happen on December 21, 2012?
What we perceive from our vantage point of being in human formis only a teeny sliver of the infinite swirl of interpenetrating realities that make up the universe. To us, there is a past, present, and future. Time appears to move predictably frommoment to moment forming the days and years of our lives. 2012 is a real date on our calendars and each of the possible scenarios can be seen to be advancing steadily toward it like racehorsesto the finish line.
If you were to ask the "2012 End-of-the-World" question of a gifted psychic, she (or he) would gaze into several of the parallel universes making up our possiblefutures and report back on the one that seemed to be the most vivid. This is like a handicapper picking the favorite in a particular race. Just as in horse racing, the favorite often wins orcomes close. But, not always. On any given day, one of the long shots might cross the line first while the favorite trails the field.
From a cosmic perspective, picking the winning scenario iseasy. Understanding the nature of how this can be done is considerably more elusive. Infinity is impossible to grasp in finite terms. When we pose a finite question in an infinite realm,it's like trying to cram a herd of stampeding elephants into a matchbox. It won't be the lack of effort that defeats us, but the minuscule size of the container we are trying to use.