By Christine Hoeflich
Some people are wondering what reconnecting and integrating with your higher self has to do with "2012." In fact, a woman in my own email community questioned me about this connection. In this article I hope to explain that the relationship with your higher self has everything to do with 2012, including the Mayan calendar end date of December 21, 2012, and the rare astronomical alignments occurring at that time.
Simply stated, 2012 is about raising your consciousness about your personal journey (gaining personal-level understanding of your life story) as well as the larger human journey (
Some background information: we have been operating in a state of "fallen consciousness" on this planet for millennia (or more) and it is time to "graduate" from that state. If you contemplate the astronomic alignment of the Earth, its North Pole axis, the Sun and the galactic equator that will occur on December 21, 2012, you will see that what is about to happen on the outer level is simply a reflection of and a metaphor for what is about to occur on the inner level of many individuals--a realignment towards "galactic light" or "inner light." Now of course you can't do anything about astronomic alignments, but you can shift your "North Pole" towards your higher self. In other words, your higher self can begin to be your "North Pole"--which is what will activate the raising of your consciousness and eventual "graduation."
There are basically two ways to view a situation: from "normal" human awareness, and from higher-level awareness accessed through your higher self. For example, you can create a vision for your life based on what you happen to want in the moment (normal human awareness), or you can connect to what your higher self already planned for you (your higher life plan) and trust your inner guidance and the divine design to get you to a "happy ending."
It is much harder to do the latter because you will not see how you will get to that happy ending. Furthermore, this higher life plan will not be conscious to you, but will be shown to you on an as-needed basis. Most likely, you will only see your next step, and even that may take some time for you to get clear on because you will be dealing with the conflict between your old, normal way of doing things (your habits and what you've known to be true for years and decades) and what your inner guidance is guiding you to do now. You will be tested and will have to learn to trust the unfolding. And--that takes fortitude and courage.
But if you happen to be in a crisis you don't know how to deal with effectively (which most everyone is in now in one form or another), you may be tempted to do the work and integrate with your higher self.
The crises that we are going through right now (both individually as well as on a larger scale) have absolute perfect timing. They are divine catalysts for change--change that will happen first in your consciousness, then in your outer world. They force you to look within yourself much deeper--which is where you will find the solutions. (Divine design works perfectly like this.) And by integrating your higher self into your life by following through with your inner guidance, you will make the changes that will slowly show up as changes in your outer circumstances.
This sounds like work, and it is. But there is no other way; there is no magic bullet (or some avatar or saviour who will come to save you.) This is the process that will create the Golden Age that is "promised" to you that is to begin around the end of 2012. (And this is the process that connects you to "Christ consciousness,
All those other things connected to 2012--the Mayan calendar, the galactic alignment and the Precession of the Equinoxes, channeled messages from the higher realm--are associated with 2012, but they're not going to cause the raising of consciousness that will bring the Golden Age into your inner world first, and then into your outer world. (The channeled messages may advise you to reconnect to your higher self and listen to your inner guidance, but they can't do it for you; you still have to do the process.) All these interesting trivia are helping to point you to a higher consciousness but they are not the experience of higher consciousness.
During the reconnecting and integrating process, you receive glimpses of higher consciousness and insights that add up over time, allowing you to begin to see the world from a completely new place. Then you are no longer limited by religious beliefs, outdated philosophies, or even scientific and medical inconsistencies
Do not let the interesting trivia about 2012 distract and confuse you. They are merely pieces of a puzzle that, anyway, can only be solved by synthesizing the higher consciousness. The mysteries of 2012 can only be solved from this higher level perspective.