At sunrise on December 21, 2012, for the first time in 26,000 years, the Sun rises to conjunct the intersection of the Milky Way and the plane of the ecliptic. This cosmic cross is considered to be an embodiment of the Sacred Tree, The Tree of Life, a tree remembered in all the world’s spiritual traditions.
Some observers say this alignment with the heart of the galaxy in 2012 will open a channel for cosmic energy to flow through the Earth, cleansing it and all that dwells upon it, raising all to a higher level of vibration. The Mayan elders say that “This process has already begun. Change is accelerating now and it will continue to accelerate.” The ancient Maya calculated the astronomy of 2012 in ancient times and understood that the transformation and renewal possible in 2012 is the highest promise of any Great Cycle ending.