The Day the Calendar Ends

By Ellen Roseland

On Dec. 21, 2012, five years from this month, the Mayan Calendar—and the world as we know it, according to many predictions—ends. And in case you were wondering—it's not "just you": time is, indeed, speeding up.
by Ellen Roseland
According to the Mayan calendar and prophecy, the coming year is of major importance, a telling time of purification leading toward the transformation of consciousness to unconditional love.

The Great Cycle or "Long Count" of the Mayan calendar began August 11, 3114 BCE. The cycle is divided into a series of nine underworlds -human history has made it through the cellular, mammalian, familial, tribal, regional, national, and planetary underworlds so far. At the moment, we're in the galactic underworld, and it will be followed by the universal underworld to complete the grand cycle on the day the Mayan calendar ends-December 21, 2012.

The calendar further divides each underworld into seven "days" and six "nights." On November 18, we entered the fifth "night" in the galactic underworld. In Mayan cosmology, the "fifth night" marks the ultimate breakdown of habits of consciousness persisting from the previous underworld. It's a purifying time of cleansing.

We will enter the sixth "day" on November 12, 2008, and by February 2011, we will have entered the final underworld, the Universal, which lasts only 260 days. Carl Johan Calleman, PhD, author of  "The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness," has readjusted the end of the calendar to October 28, 2011, while keeping the date of alignment to the galactic center's vibratory frequency of love, peace and harmony at December 21, 2012.

Each succeeding underworld has required less time to complete because the purification at each level becomes more intense, compressed into a smaller time frame. This is why everyone feels time passing so quickly and with so much pressure. It's not just a feeling; there truly is more complication, more happening, more to attend to in each minute than ever before. Ian Xel Lungold, who worked closely with Dr. Carl Johan Calleman, talks in detail about this in his DVDs which can be found at

What is being transformed and purified is our focus on materialism and dominance, the need for the ego to be "right", the desire to get ahead, to be first in line, to have more than and feel superior to others. Our ego judgments that create a dualistic universe of opposites must be put in their appropriate place as merely a function for survival, not an ultimate truth. Based on fears and survival needs, we have used mental judgments not only to discriminate danger so we can protect ourselves, but to divide all experience into pairs of opposites: right and wrong, up and down, good and bad, winner and loser, powerful and disempowered.

These ego judgments have allowed us to individualize and get around the planet successfully, but we have blown them out of all proportion. This time of purification is about putting our egos in proper proportion to our hearts. The heart needs to lead the ego, not the other way around.

This particular focus of this fifth night is the release of our need to dominate through our points of view and our need for materialism. We are moving from the dimension of self-actualized power, individual gain and dominance over others to the next dimension of unconditional love and being in the present. To bring balance, we need to move toward right-brain creative awareness, intuition and heart. The answer to coming into balance is in the feminine part of our being, whether we are male or female.

I want to invite us all to embark on this time consciously, making use of this information and giving it a possibility of truth in our lives. I wish you the best as you unfold your personal purification and transformation. Meditating to raise your frequencies in whatever way you choose will make the process easier.

With all my love for all my relations,
– Ellen

Ellen Roseland is a body-mind-spirit integrative therapist with 24 years of teaching and private practice in Salt Lake City. She co-leads journeys into Zion based on the work of her teacher, Don Miguel Ruiz, author of "The Four Agreements."

This article was originally published on December 3, 2007.