This weekend, I was privileged enough to attend a workshop on 2012. The intent was that there is not necessarily an apocalyptic event on the horizon, as all of the media hype and fear would have us believe. December 21, 2012 is about a change. Many cultures support the belief that change it brewing. Our collective global attitudes and beliefs shape whether those things will be positive, years of peace and prosperity, or negative, apocalypse.
During this workshop, I not only re-charged my shamanic batteries, but I was also reminded of this ancient wisdom - we are all an integral part of everything. This gyst was that we are all connected to everything and can/do manifest those things we envision. Shamans in many culture knew this to be true, in spite of all attempts at societal conversion. Unfortunately, society tells us today that this is simply impossible. Personally, I have experienced this first hand. For me, part of re-learning primitive skills is an attempt at reconnecting to nature.
Regardless whether you believe that you can directly affect global change, we all know that we are capable of manipulating our immediate surroundings and sphere of influence. Your change will impact others even if it is small - learning to hunt rabbits later in life can affect your childrens feelings about preserving the environment. Which, in turn, may affect someone elses's belief and so on, until a large enough chunk of society feels the same way. This type of shift can be seen today with the environmental movement as compared to the early part of the 1900s and the industrial revolution.
Be mindful about your feelings, attitudes, and beliefs. Even if you do not believe that your attitudes or beliefs can cause change, we all know that our actions do. A little kindness goes a long way toward making someones day. Fear need not rule your life.