The ancient Mayan culture gave us more than the Mayan cosmic cycles. They were an early test case for the process of physical ascension that the entire planet will experience in the near future.
Their information on cycles made us aware that December 21st, 2012 was when several long-term cosmic cycles of influence upon human consciousness come to a close, all on the same date, and new cycles began. There is a 5,125 year cycle, a longer 26,000-year cycle, as well as some even longer-term cycles, which all converged on that one date.
The Mayan civilization thrived up until 830 A.D, yet their astronomical knowledge exceeded today's level of knowledge in many ways. They not only knew the precise orbits of the planets in our solar system, but also the orbits of the stars in our galaxy. They even had cataloged information on major cosmic events going back more than 400 million years. The Mayan calendars are masterpieces which illustrate the repeating time-spirals of cosmic cycles within cycles within cycles.
Then, for the most part, the Mayans suddenly disappeared from their cities, leaving no traces behind as to where they had moved and, yet, left their cooking pots and utensils. There is no sign that they suddenly died from some mysterious ailment and they did not move to another known location. They did not relocate anywhere here on this physical earth. Instead, they moved up a level from our third-density level of existence into fourth density. The solution to the mystery of their disappearance is that they didn't move away; they moved up.
Fourth density is less dense than our world, but it is still physical. It is also home to the spirit realms or the afterlife. If you were a physical human living in fourth density, you would find it relatively easy to contact people in spirit bodies. They would live in a higher sub-realm of fourth density than you, but you'd both be in the overall fourth-density layer of existence on this planet.
The Mayans engaged in a prototype experiment to ascend from third density to fourth density. They weren't the only test group engaging in such experiments. In New Mexico, for example, the residents of Bandelier and Puye Cliff Dwellings successfully ascended, as did the residents of Machu Picchu in Peru. Those test groups all moved from third density up into fourth density.
The ascension that is about to happen on Earth in the near future will be very similar and, yet, it will be different in one major respect. We won't be leaving our old world behind to move into a new one. Our world will ascend along with everything in it, including us.
Our entire realm of existence will increase in frequency and move up into a fourth-density frequency band. This time, the cooking pots and utensils won't get left behind; they'll come with us, as will everything else in our reality. When this occurs, people who are alive in physical bodies will experience physical ascension, right after those in the afterlife experience their ascension to a higher sub-realm of fourth density. In fact, they'll vacate the sub-realm into which we'll be moving.
The nature of this global ascension was foreseen as long as two millennia ago by St Paul, who even foresaw the sequence of events. He said that, in the twinkling of an eye, the dead shall be raised and we shall be changed. But first, he said, the 'dead' shall rise and then we will be caught up together with them in 'the clouds' (i.e. the higher realms.)
So, the 'dead' - the spirits residing in the afterlife - will first rise to a higher sub-realm of their fourth-density existence and then we will be moved up into fourth density.
This upcoming transformation of our world into fourth density is referred to as the Ascension, the Rapture, the Resurrection, or simply as The Shift. Today, we think of The Shift as the phenomenon where everything is changing very quickly. In the future, however, The Shift will be viewed retrospectively as the day the world suddenly changed, or 'rose in the heavens.'
After The Shift, life will seem much the same overall, but with some quite noticeable upgrades to your capabilities. You will see colors as brighter and prettier than before. Sounds will have a depth of meaning and feeling that you hadn't noticed before. The auras of subtle energy around living things will become much easier to see. Communication will take a step upwards as you will be able to use telepathy to communicate with those to whom you are attuned. Your thoughts and feelings will manifest changes in your reality, as they do now, but these changes will occur more quickly and more obviously than before.
The Shift to fourth density will occur when the time is right for humanity to handle the experience, which will be when a critical mass is reached in the emerging New Reality consciousness. Fourth density is a heart-centered frequency band of consciousness. When enough people operate in that level of consciousness, then humanity will be ready for The Shift into fourth density.
Percentage-wise, the number of people required to reach the tipping point is small because higher consciousness has proportionately more influence on the global mind atmosphere than the lower frequencies of consciousness. After the cosmic cycles begin anew in 2012, it became a lot easier than before to promote widespread New Reality consciousness. Your efforts to change the world through positive thought and action now operate in a positive environment instead of the old, decaying, end-of-cycle environment.
Every step that you take now to foster heart-centered consciousness within yourself and others affects the global mind atmosphere profoundly. Each step that you take towards New Reality consciousness is a step closer to that tipping point for humanity as a whole.
When the global ascension of The Shift does happen and the New Reality blooms, it will become the most wonderful transformation in recorded history. It will be long remembered as the time when humanity literally built heaven on earth!
Courtesy of Owen Waters, www.spiritualdynamics.net