Although Dr. Carl Johan Calleman, who as many of you know is well respected as the primary in depth researcher/decoder of the ancient mayan calendar of the long count, is the primary voice saying that the calendar culminates on October 28th, 2011, he also reminds us that the Mayan calendar is not a date, but a process.
This same sentiment is the one echoed by the Mayan elders in the Yucatan and like I mentioned previously by Don Alejandro and the Mayan Council of Elders in Guatemala. We are in the process of evolving the consciousness and a quantum leap is not only possible but according to the ancient and contemporary Maya, the Hopi and many others imminent, whatever the exact date might be…
The message is that we are transforming the world into a world based on unity consciousness. Dr. Carl Johan Calleman has been saying that the culmination of the calendar does not mean the world will end and it does not mean everything will fall into place either, it just means that the cosmic field has been established. Inner direction will be clear and people will start to recognize their world based on a new relationship to themselves, to the world and Reality/God.
As the Mayan council of elders and Mayan Grand Elder, Wakatel Utiw also known as Wandering Wolf or Don Alejandro Cirilo Perez Oxlaj, has said time will go on, the world is not going to “end,” so don’t fear…
In a video interview of Don Alejandro which you can watch here on MM’s You Tube channel, he says it will be just like we experience new year’s eve, we celebrate but life goes on and continues expanding, hopefully moving toward a new dawn, a unified vision of caring of the earth and as one connected planetary family.
Here is an official recent statement released by Dr. Calleman on what he believes the the end of the Mayan calendar actually means and addressing why he believes the time is now  and the calendar culminates on October 28th instead of December 21, 2011…
“For some time there has been a discussion as to what is the true end date of the Mayan calendar, October 28, 2011 or December 21, 2012, and somewhat paradoxically this has raged without a definition of what the end would mean.
As October 28, 2011 is now coming close the definition of this end is something that may be important to clarify. The contemporary Maya no longer follow the long cycles of the ancient calendar system and so do not want to take a stand in the matter.
The ancient Maya on the other hand has left a message in the Tortuguero monument 6 as to what they expected the end of the calendar to mean. What it says there is essentially that the nine-step, or nine-support, entity of period endings, Bolon Yokte Kuh, will appear in his full regalia. To me at least it is quite clear that this means that the nine levels of consciousness, corresponding to the nine waves of evolution, will then manifest.
Hence, the ancient Mayan description of the end of the calendar is quite esoteric, or abstract if you like, and it is in its place to ask for more measurable criteria for what the end of the calendar means.
In my understanding, since the ninth of these waves brings a unity consciousness to the world the criteria for the end of the Mayan calendar is that the duality based civilization of the world collapses, which would include not only the systems of rule, but also the capitalist system of the economy. This, I feel is what we have reasons to expect for October 28, 2011 and not only here on our planet, but all over the universe in places that we may have no contact with. The latter is a consequence of the fact that the Mayan calendar is not based on astronomical cycles in our local solar system, but has a truly cosmic, divine, all encompassing origin.
The December 21, 2012 date on the other hand has no real meaning whatsoever even if the archeologists mostly will say that this date, or December 23, 2012, is the end of the calendar. It has surprised me how many people, sometimes called evolutionary leaders, that have uncritically accepted this date without thinking. After all, it has the tzolkin energy of 4 Ahau, which by definition precludes that it is an end date. People, who in my view really should have known better and otherwise may be very critical of established views, have here sided with the archeologists, a group of people that look upon the Mayan calendar as a superstition to begin with. (So why would they be trusted in such a critical matter to humanity?) A true end date must have the energy of 13 Ahau, like October 28, 2011 because only with this energy would all the waves give full transparency to the light of creation. And, one might want to add, only with such a transparency would a collapse of our duality based civilization be likely to occur.
One can also say with some certainty that time as we have experienced it up until now as directed (the so called arrow of time) is likely to come to an end as the Mayan calendar does. This is because up until October 28, 2011 the evolution of our planet and the universe has been driven by nine different waves developing phenomena in a directed manner from seed to mature fruit.
It is thus essentially a misunderstanding when people say that the Mayan calendar is cyclical in nature. It is true that the tzolkin, the 260 day sacred calendar, which is the only aspect of the ancient prophetic calendar system still in use among the Maya, is cyclical in nature.
But it is not this calendar that we are talking about when we are talking about the Mayan calendar coming to an end at October 28, 2011. What is coming to its fullness are the nine levels of evolution, the nine directed waves that have created the universe on the largest scale. At least regarding its level of consciousness the evolution of the universe will then have been completed and it will then have attained its highest quantum state.
I have for a long time been saying that it is much more relevant to talk about the completion of a climb to the highest level of a nine-storied pyramid than to talk about an end of the calendar.
There are however still some open questions as to how this attainment of the highest level of consciousness would apply to our experience of time and what calendar, if any, to follow after October 28, 2011. Will for instance the various tzolkin energies continue to influence our personal lives? Will the nine waves continue indefinitely with their current frequencies or will they stop?
At closer thought it is probably unlikely that the tzolkin would continue if the waves stop, since the tzolkin is essentially a temporal microcosm of the waves. On the other hand if the waves continue the same would most likely be true for the tzolkin as it represents a microcosm of these waves. If the waves, and especially the ninth wave, continue after October 28, 2011 we should however be aware that this would not mean that evolution continues.
Evolution is a phenomenon of both a biological and cultural nature that is generated as the universe has climbed to higher and higher levels of consciousness and through processes in thirteen steps from seed to mature fruit. Because on October 28, 2011 the universe attains its highest quantum state there will however be no higher state to evolve to. Rather if indeed the waves continue indefinitely this would be experienced more like a grinding process of the world and the human beings. This would go on until the unity consciousness of the Ninth wave has finally been established and all phenomena inconsistent with this weeded out.
I do not think it is possible to judge yet if the waves will come to an end or not even if I am increasingly inclined to believe that they will continue indefinitely. Linked to this uncertainty is the question what calendars would be  most meaningful to follow after October 28, 2011.
We should then be aware that in the long history of the Mayan calendar many aspects of the calendar system have both come and gone. Depending on the particular era in which people have been living different aspects of the calendar system may or may not have been useful. This is how the Long Count came and went because it was essentially meaningful only in a particular era and then became less strongly experienced by the Maya to the point that they lost it altogether. We have ourselves recently experienced the same phenomenon of an aspect of the calendar system suddenly becoming useful as it became necessary to follow the Ninth wave with a 18 day period in order to understand the course of events. A few years ago a calendar with 18 days would however not have been very useful and it still remains to be seen what calendar, if any, it will be meaningful to follow after October 28, 2011.”
~Carl Johan Calleman
(4 Etznab, October 6, 2011)
Very interesting indeed to hear his thoughts, wouldn’t you say?  I have always been fascinated by the evolution of consciousness so it has been amazing to learn and see how our ancestors’s vision pointed to this time where they foresaw the advances in connectivity and communication that would peak to help unify and transform the consciousness. And that transformation is an inner one. The macro reflects the micro so as we awaken, as we heal, as we integrate, we transform, and so does our planet.
These are the times we are in… the tipping point is palpable. We are opening and the world is opening, breaking open to new realities. We are finally rising with courage to be our authentic selves and  holding the remembrance as we usher in the new~
What beckons is a new experience of Reality, a new experience of ourselves in relation to the world around us. The end is just the beginning…let’s meet it with arms wide open!
Like the Maya say…
In L’aKesh
(i am another you)
PS: Check out this powerful video clip here of Grand Mayan Elder, Don Alejandro or Wandering Wolf, calling out to our planetary family to awaken…I will also be posting in consciousness videos some some other wonderful videos that have just been released from Don Alejandro spreading the wisdom of the Maya.