Conscious Living: The Energies of 2012

Kathy Ryndak, Gord RiddellWe are only a few months away from the renowned Mayan calendar date that corresponds to our December 21, 2012, the winter solstice. No, the world won’t end and indeed we will be here to celebrate this galactic event, which only happens every 26,000 years! The energies have been intense for the past few years and spiritual evolution is accelerated. This article will provide an update on key spiritual concepts and the energies of 2012.

Fifth Dimension

The fifth dimension, which is based on unity consciousness and the mystical heart, is now easily accessible and some very spiritually evolved esoteric types live mostly from this state. When we come from this dimension, we have that “all is well” feeling, experience oneness, and that everything and everyone has the Divine within. Love, joy, peace, harmony, gratitude, compassion, and non-judgment are predominant emotional states. We come from the “I AM presence,” which means that God is within us. We no longer live in a state of polarity. The fifth dimension is accessed through the upper heart chakra (thymus) and the transpersonal chakra, which is 12” above the crown chakra.

Mainstream society still largely exists in a third-dimensional reality or density consciousness, which is based on fear, doubt, drama, lack or greed. Old systems, such as banking and national economies, which are corrupt and not of a higher frequency, face continual challenges and show signs of collapse. “Bailout” is a word that is continually heard in the daily news. Financial collapse is causing much fear in the world.

However, within everyday consciousness, we do see more awareness and growth in individuals. The Divine Feminine is definitely up for exploration. Just witness the world’s focus on the Venus transit back in June. It was also wonderful to feel the love and joy of the British people during the Queen’s Jubilee celebration in June. As well, meditation and yoga have become quite mainstream and are no longer considered fringe.

Soul Guided

Some have made the transition to being soul guided versus ego driven. As the ego diminishes, we can actually mourn and grieve its loss. We are learning to acclimatize to a higher vibration, which is less familiar to us. It is analogous to experiencing altitude sickness, which goes away once we adjust. There can be side effects which accompany this great energetic shift, such as head­aches, dizziness, spaciness, or needing lots of sleep. We will go back and forth in our vibration – it is not a linear progression upward.

Instead, our spiritual evolution is like a spiral on a bit of a tilt. We will move up and down on the spiral and eventually get to a higher way of being. When we are on a downturn, we will re-visit old patterns requiring us to delve deeper. This can feel like we are regressing and it is like two steps forward and one step back.


The pace of transformation is accelerated and many have been faced with several challenges and feel they’ve been blindsided. The Mayans did say that we would go through a great challenge of the ego and its illusions. The purpose of this is to lessen the grip of the ego to allow your soul to guide you. Cleansing and purging are part of this process.

The ego resists any type of adversity and change, and will experience pain and suffering going through the challenge. Right now, life-long patterns that have not been dealt with are at the surface waiting to be healed. Since we have had them all of our lives they will be more challenging to address. If you are trying to change an old habit, rather than referring to breaking it, see it as dissolving it. If it is an addiction, see it as an attachment instead, since the vibration of addiction is that of guilt and shame.

We are lessening whatever we are attached to as well. Perhaps it is the material world and the need for status. It will not be your job that defines you but rather your essence. You might have had the need for a prestigious title earlier and this will fall away. Our attachment to drama is also subsiding. We don’t need drama and chaos to feel alive!

Higgs Boson – God Particle

The discovery of the Higgs boson or God particle in July will revolutionize our way of life once scientific applications are determined. This particle came into existence right after the Big Bang to attract other particles to create mass and form. There are many spiritual parallels to be garnered here. The God particle acts as the law of attraction, to attract other particles. It represents the art of co-creation in the universe. It shows us that everything is interconnected through unity consciousness.

It represents a breakthrough in expanded and unlimited thinking as scientists say this is only the beginning and there are so many more particles to discover. Science and spirituality have finally merged!

I AM Presence

Honouring the I AM presence is very current now and means that you understand that God or the Divine is within you and that you are part of God. Dr. Wayne Dyer, in his latest book, Wishes Fulfilled goes as far as saying “You are God” and that “You and God are equal.” We cannot proclaim this from the ego whatsoever, as we would just become messianic, grandiose, and abuse power. Dyer does not believe it is blasphemous to say we are God but instead this acknowledges our true Divine nature.

There are several verses in the Old and New Testaments that recognize this, the most well-known one being “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). When we connect to the I AM presence, we are connected to Source and become adept at co-creating our wishes with the universe. This is different than manifesting from the ego. Dyer says that as long as we are coming from Source, co-creating your wishes will be fulfilled.

This is one of the most fascinating times to be alive and the transformation and renaissance of the planet is truly incredible! Aren’t you glad you showed up for the awakening and rebirthing of the new earth.

Gord Riddell and Kathy Ryndak are co-founders of the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training. The College offers professional training programs in Spiritual Psychotherapy, Spiritual Director, Holistic Health, and Coaching. For more information or for a course calendar, call 416-484-0454 or 1-800-TAC-SELF, or visit To receive their monthly e-newsletter, email

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