As December 21, 2012 approaches, attention is riveted on the meaning of events like the end of the Mayan Calendar and the impact of a unique galactic alignment. Prophecies and theories abound. Some say the coming years will be marked by more frequent and extreme natural and human-caused disasters. Others hope for a world transformed by a consciousness shift leading to enlightenment and peace. Faced with a range of scenarios, what are we to believe and how do we prepare for whatever is to come? Can we, through our positive intentions and actions, help shape the future?
Spiritual Wisdom for a Planet in Peril: Preparing for 2012 and Beyond (Langdon Street Press, $15.95, www.spiritualwisdom2012.com) is a perceptive, inspiring and timely guide through Planet Earth’s transition. Not another Doomsday prophet, Laura Dunham, a gifted spiritual healer with impressive credentials and a wealth of knowledge and experience, teaches how to recognize the signs of the times, practice the art of discernment, and prepare on many levels for a world transformed. Her intention is that 2012 will take humanity through a great shift to higher consciousness characterized not by separation and fear but by unity and love. Our common future depends on it.
In Part I, 2012 is Coming!, Dunham raises our awareness of the signs of the times, from the effects of climate change, geopolitical turmoil, and global financial crises to the environmental sustainability movement and the merging of science and spirituality. After outlining the major 2012 prophecies and possibilities, she ventures beyond other 2012 literature by showing us how to discern and help bring about the most hopeful outcome.
Part II, Prepare for the Great Shift, takes us step by step through a process of envisioning a new way of being, strengthening our vital spiritual connection, choosing a higher consciousness lifestyle, thriving in a new economy, and creating an intentional, sustainable community and action plan to see us through an unstable period.
Drawing upon her extensive knowledge and experience and tapping a vast store of spiritual wisdom, Laura provides those from different belief systems and levels of understanding a way to move through 2012 with confidence. Her engaging, conversational style and practical suggestions make this book appealing to a wide readership. A rich resource list will please those who want to know more.
Dr. Laura Dunham has spent a lifetime guiding people to make wise, life-enhancing decisions. Throughout her careers in higher education, financial planning, and ordained ministry and service on nonprofit boards, she has been a recognized leader and teacher. As a newspaper, radio and TV commentator and spiritual energy healer, Laura has shared her expertise with a variety of audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Author of five books, she offers vital guidance for these turbulent times and invites conversation with readers through her blog, www.2012iscoming.