You have to admit there is a certain buzz in the air concerning the date 2012. Fear and the end of the world prophesised. The Mayan calendar ending. The Prophecies of Nostradamus have been quoted. A planetary alignment noted.
But there is another way to see this, and from what I can gather
Here it is.
The Universe is expanding. Outward from a single point. The focus and beginning of the Big Bang from which ( so they say ) began all Creation
The Hindu believe that God or Brahma breathed out all creation and at some point Brahma will breath creation back in. This is the sacred cycle of the breath.
There is a predicted planetary alignment, where all the planets will line up to the exact centre of the Universe. 2012.
At this point and moment the Universe will ( coincidently ) stop expanding. It has been suggested that the Universal expansion has been slowing down for Millennia. At the moment of cessation of expansion there will come a moment of complete and total stillness, before the Universe begins to contract. In theory this moment will be a halting of the entire Universal Time, there will be no time. It has been suggested that at this moment, the awareness that most of us perceive and call God, will enter, or be felt by all of Creation.
For us here on Earth it will result in an exponential spiritual awakening. The Earth ( or Mankind ) as we perceive it now, will end. It will end with our altered perception of reality and the Universe. We will in fact be liberated from the ideals of fear that are so prevalent in our thinking. The greatest of these liberations will be our understanding of death and its non-existence.
Mankind and the Earth are not what we perceive it to be today. Which is a single planet populated by single identities and individualities. It has been suggested that in truth Mankind and Planet Earth are in fact a single United Identity an Entity. Which some have called The Christos.
Many things will just fall away, religions, social structures, will no longer be necessary, we will precede into the next age or stage of Universal consciousness. Where once again we will trust and believe in divine intuitive direction and not in our own personal experiences. We will regain our state of grace and re-understand the idea of heaven on Earth.