Janae B. Weinhold & Barry K. Weinhold
At a planetary level, LOVEvolution occurs over even longer periods of time. Over the past 225 million years Earth’s single landmass, known as Pangaea, divided into seven separate continents. The Maya believed Earth’s evolution is driven by exchanges of unconditional love between humans, Earth’s Sun and the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. They recognized the 26,000-year cycle of the Mayan Calendar as a spiritual gestation period for humanity and left records indicating that the galactic alignment occurring in 2012 is a key turning point in the LOVEvolution of not only Earth, but also our whole solar system and maybe even the whole galaxy. They believed these long-term exchanges of love energy are evoking Earth and all life on it to fully express what has been gestating for the past 26,000 years. According to the Maya, 2012 marks a major shift in LOVEvolution with the potential to advance consciousness in the whole cosmos.
The Vedic or Hindu cosmology identifies these large cycles of time as yugas. Their cosmology says that one cycle of creation that lasts 58,000 years contains four yugas, each which is like one season of the super-cosmic year. According to the Hindu cosmology, the first Yuga of this cycle of Earth evolution was the Satya Yuga which means Purity’. During this era, which was the original Golden Age, humanity began leaving its original state of God-like innocence and falling into matter. In the second or Treta Yuga, spiritual awareness decreased by one fourth as humans became more physically dense. By the end of the third or Dvapara Yuga, spiritual awareness dropped to half as human density reached fifty percent.
We are now in the fourth or Kali Yuga, the most dense state of material existence and least spiritual state of awareness. The final of four evolutionary Yugic cycles, it typically involves the destruction of a cycle of existence. Foundations topple and institutions collapse in order to shift creation to its next level of evolution. While this era’s extinguishments may initially seem a tragic, pointless, cruel and create devastating interruptions in our comfortably ordered lives, it births new values and beliefs that serve as the invisible pattern for organizing and materializing the next Yuga.
The Hopis, like the Hindu and the Maya, also believe that we are approaching the end of the fourth world in 2012, which marks the beginning of the golden age of Krita Yuga. During this cycle of evolution, there will be a great synthesis between the world of matter and the world of spirit. Humanity will begin its return to spirit and experience itself as divine mattera paradox indicating a great alchemical advancement.