Doomsday a time to let go of old patterns and heal the planet, says Mayan expert
As people all around the globe anxiously awaited the end of the world to end on Doomsday December 21, there is only one person who can answer what actually happened on the day predicted for the Mayan apocalypse.
Carlos Barrios from the World Council of Mayan Elders and author of 'Book of Destiny: Unlocking the Secrets of the Ancient Mayans and the Prophecy of 2012', said December 21 was never the end, but rather a beginning.
"The Mayan people and elders are very upset that people have said they believe the end of this calendar cycle is the end of the world," News.com.au quoted him as saying.
"It is the end of one cycle and the beginning of another," he said.
According to Barrios, the Long Count calendar - the Mayan calendar that ended yesterday - just marks 5200-year cycles, and as one cycle ends, the next begins.
"The first cycle had a dominant feminine energy and was associated with fire. The second cycle had a male dominant energy and was associated with earth. The third cycle was once again feminine and associated with air," he said.
"The fourth cycle, the one we are concluding, was male energy associated with water.
"The new cycle that begins on the 21st will be a cycle of balanced male and female energy with a new element of ether.
"This is not a time of apocalypse. It is a time to let go of old patterns. A time to heal the planet. The changes will be profound but gradual and subtle.
"The Mayans do not want people to believe this is the end of the world. They want people to take this very rare opportunity to come together to find balance and work to health the damage we have done to Mother Earth," he added.