Here is a short commentary from the scientists at The Global Coherence Initiative (See here for an earlier post about the organization and project), with an update about the solar activity in 2012 during our current Solar Cycle 24.
Solar Activity During 2012
February 2012, by Annette Deyhle, Ph.D. of The Global Coherence Initiative
Thank you for your participation in the Global Coherence Initiative and helping to increase coherence, peace and harmony on our planet.
We have just entered the long awaited year 2012. While there are many prophecies from different cultures about 2012, the one that has received most attention is the end date of the Mayan calendar on December 21st, 2012. Most professional Mayan researchers (Webster, 2007, MacDonald, 2007) see this date as the culmination of a long cycle and the beginning of a new one. They agree that any predication of an apocalypse is a misinterpretation of Mayan history and culture.
Other cultural prophecies look at 2012 as a transition year that marks the start of a time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a spiritual transformation. Some call it the beginning of a new era of global oneness, where humanity begins to outgrow war as a means of resolving conflict.
Whatever 2012 will bring remains to be seen. NASA scientists state that December 21, 2012 will just be another winter solstice. From the surface of the Earth, the Sun and the Milky Way appear, to come into alignment at every winter solstice.
The scientific fact is, that we are still in the Solar Cycle 24, which is expected to peak in 2013. The year 2011 ended with “natural fireworks” from the sun, when sunspot 1389 unleashed mid-size (M2) class solar flares. The solar activity slowed down at the beginning of 2012, but then picked up on January 23rd, when a medium sized M9 class flare, on the threshold of being an X-flare, erupted from sunspot 1042 and caused a geomagnetic storm on Earth on January 24th. Then on January 27th, an X2 class flare unleashed, with the blast site not facing the Earth.
Images can be seen on the Spaceweather site: (Image of X-Class Flare, Jan. 27th 2012, fromwww.spaceweather.com)
Interestingly, during the current Solar Cycle 24, social unrest has increased. The Occupy movement started in the US then spread to many countries throughout the world. Social unrest that toppled regimes in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt happened in a relatively short time period.
However, it’s important to remember that increased solar activity can have a positive impact as well. Suitbert Ertel, a German professor, found an increase in human creativity in art, science and architecture during periods of increased solar energy.
While an increasing influx of solar energy will continue to impact us during 2012, it is each individual’s choice and responsibility to establish balance within oneself. Then we can choose to flex with the influx of energy created by the sun and direct it to increase our creative intentions for a better future. As GCI members, we can become “coherence builders” within ourselves and for the benefit of the planet. We can refresh our practice of the Coherence techniques on the GCI site to help us increase our balance, coherence and creativity. To review the Coherence Technique, click here.(You must login to view.)
With the best wishes for a coherent year 2012,
Annette Deyhle, Ph.D.
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Jeffrey MacDonald (March 27, 2007). “Does Maya calendar predict 2012 apocalypse?”. USA Today. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
“2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won’t End?”. NASA. 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
Vasudha Narayanan (1998). “A “White Paper” on Kalki Bhagavan”. American Academy of Religion. Retrieved February 2, 2012.