by Luiz Calado


As I start assembling these words in a blank page, still far from the completion of any kind of manuscript, I am grateful to you for reading it.

As these letters and numbers make way into your intellect, they become vibrations – thoughts in the form of energy. Decoding this message (made of symbols from an alphabet) is, in itself, spreading the word – therefore, thank you.

Certain that it was not by accident that this text appeared in front of your eyes, I remain amazed by another simple yet astounding principle: since what we call past is gone and what we call future has not arrived, both my writing and your reading can only be happening at the same time: now.

Two thousand and twelve is not just a number in our near future. Although widely known as the last year of the Mayan calendar, presently 2012 symbolizes and encompasses a vast array of concepts and beliefs that transcend boundaries such as age, gender, and language, among others.

The fundamental core of concepts and beliefs is that they are shaped by the act of thinking. Everything is, at some point, just an idea, a thought – nothing can be created without being first thought of.

With that in mind, it is not difficult to realize that thinking is creating – therefore, thinking is the primary mechanism responsible for everything that has ever been created.

We all think. We do it virtually all the time. Consequently, we are always creating.

But if the world we created is unbalanced, fearful and unkind, it is reasonable to suspect that there is something flawed with our way of thinking.

That is the root of the message in 2012™: it is not about what to think, but rather how to think.

Although there is a wide range of topics that 2012™ intents to shine its light onto, the only call is for open-mindness. Any given subject may spark one’s interest and when that happens, it generates new thoughts, which generate more thoughts and so forth – the flow of the process of creation.

The course of life can be portrayed as the ride along this stream. Nonetheless, the journey (as life itself) is individually different for everyone.

Even so, if no path is an ordinary one, all of them can only be extraordinary. Consequently, pursuing knowledge of any matter – in particular of one’s self – is to travel an inspiring route that ultimately leads to a higher form of awareness.

2012™ is an invitation to one’s own voyage into different perceptions of being. Reality is just what one believes to be real. If beliefs are nothing more (or less) than thoughts, modifying the way of thinking is all that is needed to transform one’s reality.

The grasp of this notion subsequently reveals that changing the reality of the present world – which is the collective of everyone’s awareness – happens as it occurs in the individual level. And since the superb power of creation does not fail, it then becomes not a question of if but when.

What brings back the predicament of time.

Since now is all that is, waiting for the future or blaming the past are forms of denial. Negativity is inconsistent with the innate divinity and separates the individual from the spiritual source. The result is internal conflict: doubt, fear, and despair for example. Unconsciously, we manifest these feelings in the physical realm and inadvertently call it fate or destiny. And by doing so, we surrender the authority over ourselves and forfeit the birthright of free will.

As a concept, 2012™ is essentially a thought. But being so, its intention is to generate more thoughts, replicating itself according to universal laws of nature. Nature, in its mystical and infinite perfection, gifted its very energy to each and every one of us. Its unconditional, omnipresent and infallible force is within.

All one has to do is to reconnect with this power – or, take it back as it has in many cases been systematically drained out of humankind ever since ancient times.

We have the knowledge – it is our inherent legacy from the all-providing source of life. Whether it was lost or hidden from us, regaining this divine and supreme strength can only be done one time.