The World is Going to End – Changing Lives Through Dancing

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Untitled1The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of beliefs that a catastrophic transformation will occur on December 21, 2012.This date is regarded as the end-date of time on the Mayan calendar.

Scholars agree that most of these predictions are misrepresentations and they reject the various proposed doomsday scenarios. The press has had a field day of hype over all this and even spawned the main stream movie, “2012” seen by millions.

A New Age interpretation says this is the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants undergo a positive physical and spiritual transformation, marking the beginning of a new era. For me, I do not know what the morrow may bring, but I have faith that I live in light and that good things will come my way.

If you knew the world truly was going to end on December 21, 2012, what would you do differently today? Where would you go and who would you see? Where would you spend your time, who would you spend your last moments with, and how would you prepare for the end?

Some people would go insane and go off the deep end. Many would be in denial, going about their daily routine as if all was well.  Others would abandon all common sense and morals and let their inhibitions run wild. This would be a time when some would split with their partners and families, and others would have their closest moments with spouses, families, and loved ones. Parts of the world would become an inhabitable chaos and other areas would become idyllic pastoral scenes of tranquility, all living in harmony and renewal.

Where would I be? I think I would make sure my family was safe, my Arthur Murray family was taken care of, and then I would walk to St. Monica’s to see if they needed help with hospitality for all the huge crowds that would be at all the masses. I’d take the time to talk to my neighbors and help keep our neighborhood as safe as possible. Lastly, I would take some quiet time and cook some great meals. I’d walk and count all my blessings and take time to thank everyone I could for being in my life.

Then, inside I’d let go of regret, anger, and let my old emotional baggage go.  How long can we live carrying resentment inside of us? I have read that resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. It just does no good to hate. I’d forgive myself and forgive others. I’d take time to reflect on all the wonderful blessings in my life and recall all the great memories of the past.

Untitled2Wow, I have a lot of plans for the end of the world. But, what if the clock ticks past midnight and we make it to December 22nd? What then?  Well, I think I’d do this…I’d remember this past week of reflection and make my new lifestyle to live each moment to the fullest with a heart of joy and love.

Dancing is like that.  If a dance step does not work for me, I just let it go and try something that looks better, works well and feels natural. In dancing, we might make a mistake, but we are trained in Ballroom Dancing that we do not show it on our faces, and we just go on.  99% of the time our audience does not even know we have made a mistake and our composure pulls us through. Keep on dancing, keep a smile on and finish the dance…good advise for life, yes?

Ok, next week we’ll prepare for 2013, until then, let’s hope for a bright and long future together!


Thank You,

David Earl Woodbury


Next Week: Goodbye to 2012 – Hello to a New Year in 2013!

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