'The Quickening' is more than a warning: it is an invitation to deal with upcoming world changes with "relative grace and ease". This short film relates Carl Calleman's research on the Mayan calendar, which cites an end date of October 28, 2011 rather than the more popular December 21, 2012.
"You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour."
With this possibly misattributed quote, the film begins its exploration of Calleman's assertion that the 9th wave of the Mayan underworld – that of Unity Consciousness – ends on October 28, 2011. As the ninth wave progresses, humanity gains the ability to experience oneness more deeply. The end of the ninth wave results in the realization of all nine underworlds by every living creature on Earth. The film describes this as a sense of unity with everything that exists – we will be able to experience all life as we experience ourselves.
The tone of 'The Quickening' differs quite a bit from your run-of-the-mill 2012 prediction. It does not appear to function simply to spread fear and panic or indulge in conspiracy theory for its own sake. Rather, it seems to convey intelligent and compassionate advice, relating information in a calm and rational manner. The film lends strong emphasis to the changeable nature of prophecy: we are told what we need to hear most, not what will undoubtedly happen. Prophecies exist to facilitate a shift in consciousness, assisting our evolution. They offer us a choice of how to proceed and are by no means inevitable.
Centered on the importance of faith, the film offers an optimistic look at a turbulent world. It is a reminder of our strongest qualities as a species – empathy, altruism and the ability to perceive unity in all creation. While the film's information about Comet Elenin is certainly questionable in the eyes of the scientific establishment, it still offers significant new ways of perceiving reality. It reminds us that everything that exists – even people we consider 'evil' – essentially serves the divine and urges us to recognize this and to focus on helping others. It prioritizes this approach as being instrumental in inducing a consciousness shift in humanity that will finally enable us to collectively achieve oneness.
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