December 12, 2012--12/12/12--or, December 21, 2012--12/21/12. Is either of these dates special to you? Are you planning to be somewhere special or do something special on either of these dates?
I haven't really thought about going anywhere for these dates, but a friend of mine keeps asking about it. The places mentioned have been Chichen Itza in Mexico, Machu Picchu in Peru, the pyramids in Egypt, and Glastonbury in England. I figure that on those dates there will be people and ceremonies and rituals performed at every sacred site on the planet. It would just be deciding which one to go to.
I normally don't travel anywhere unless I feel called to go there, and so far, I haven't felt called to travel anywhere. That isn't to say I won't be, just that it hasn't happened yet. And, if I end up passing either of these dates at home in Albuquerque that will be fine, too.
There are actually plenty of sacred sites in New Mexico. I just went to one a couple of days ago. El Sanctuario de Chimayo, which is located in the tiny town of Chimayo about a half hour outside of Santa Fe. I've been there many times now. It's a small Catholic church that has some very powerful energy. As you pass out of the church past the altar in front and exit through a low door to the left, you enter a room that holds more altars as well as crutches, baby shoes, eyeglasses, casts, and photographs of people asking for prayer and healing. The crutches, baby shoes, eyeglasses, casts and other symbols of physical illness and limitation, have been left there by people who were healed by their visit. The holy thing about Chimayo, beyond the energetic of the place itself, is the dirt.
Once through the low door exiting out of the main church into the room I've just described above, if you make an immediate right through another low door, you enter a small room with a hole in the middle of the floor. In the hole is holy dirt. There are small shovels in the hole to help you take some of it. Containers are sold in the small store next to the church. The dirt is used in all types of ways for healing. And, in many cases, it works.
One of my friend's husbands was cured of cancer after going. The doctor's had given up on him. He went to Chimayo and had a very deep experience. I don't even know if he did anything with the dirt, but I do know he was profoundly moved by being there. He went in to see his doctor after his visit and the doctor was shocked that he was cancer free...no cancer anywhere in his body. The doctor would not call it a miracle, he said the medical profession calls it spontaneous remission. Okay. Whatever you want to call it, a healing of miraculous proportions had taken place.
We also have Chaco Canyon. Roswell would be considered a very special place by a number of people. We have numerous hot springs and spas. I consider the Sandia Mountains that ring the eastern side of Albuquerque to be quite special. And, there are numerous locations in New Mexico that I haven't yet visited or am not aware of that I'm sure hold some power of their own.
Ultimately, I feel that wherever one is on December 12 or December 21, 2012 will be okay. The power of those days will not be missed by anyone, no matter where they are on the planet. And, the portals that will be open, on or around those dates, will open no matter where any of us are. Those who feel called to special places to perform special ceremonies and rituals will be doing that work for all of us. And, wherever any of us are, we will all benefit in the ways that are possible to benefit.
I don't know what might or might not happen on those dates. But, we've collectively put so much energy into it, that we're bound to create something. Ultimately though, we're in a long, slow build of change. It's been happening for a long time and will continue to happen for many years to come. I'll be as happy as anyone should something amazing happen on those dates. Maybe we'll have undeniable First Contact with visitors from other planets. Who knows?
But, at this point, whatever happens, it looks like I'll most likely be experiencing it from home. I'm not worried about missing out. And, you shouldn't be either. But, if you feel called to be somewhere special, then absolutely go there. If I get the call to be somewhere other than home, I'll go. But, we're definitely on the threshold of great change, no matter what happens, and that's worth celebrating. So, wherever you are on December 12 or December 21, or any other date in December...let's just open it all the way up...make sure you're celebrating!