What’s Going To Happen To You in 2012?

by on August 22, 2011

Image courtesy of Sony Pictures

We are just over 4 months away from the most momentous New Year Date since Y2K, dear hearts, and everywhere you look there’s talk of impending doom and apocalyptic disaster.

Sony Pictures even made a movie about it.
I haven’t seen it yet but I hear it’s spectacular,
and tends to make one want to rush out and start digging a bunker in the back yard.

But do you remember all the hoopla over Y2K?

I do.

It was precisely because of the (mostly) media-generated fear and panic about computers crashing and the resulting shutdowns, meltdowns and chaos, that drove the US to do a massive recruitment drive overseas for additional computer professionals.

Which is why our little family was able to move to Minnesota from South Africa in 1998.

Out of impending disaster, we made our fortune.

Just like thousands of others who made fortunes during the Great Depression and every war ever fought on this globe.

“It’s not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that’s important.”
~ Zig Ziglar

And once again, the nation and globe is fixated on a momentous date.


The end of the Mayan calender.

The end of the world, according to some.

Well, this goddess is NOT GOING TO BUY INTO THAT!

Not the END of the world part, anyway.

I prefer to see it as a shift,
as a righting of balance,
a cyclical swing from the masculine energy that has ruled our planet till now,
to the more feminine protocol of nurturing and collaboration.

While I’m not going to be utterly naive and Pollyanna about all this,
or even downplay the tumultuous times that  are more than likely going to accompany this shift,
I am unswayed in my belief that Norman Vincent Peale was right when he said,

“In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.”

And that’s what I wanted to stress to you, darling heart.

That you can choose to RESPOND rather than React;
you can PREPARE rather than Panic;
and YOU, my dear capable wondrous reader,
have the absolute unquestionable power to create your own life.

This is what I’m choosing to believe.

Just like I chose to believe that moving to the US would be a luscious adventure ~
even though we only owned what we could pack into 8 suitcases and almost everybody said we were nuts.

“Your life will be no better than the plans you make
and the action you take.
You are the architect and builder
of your own life, fortune, destiny.”
~ Alfred A. Montepert

So here’s what I’m doing ~


  • I’m investing in my health ~ by shedding the extra pounds I’ve carried for far too long, and by ramping up my fitness and flexibility. Proactively cutting down on possible medical bills. (and maybe even making some money from it, but more on that later!)
  • I’m investing in my skills ~ I’m attending the Live the Dream event, not only to get training from those who are where I want to be, but also to network. Because at the end of the day, it comes down to what you know AND who you know.
  • I’m investing in my knowledge ~ of world markets, and global trends and possible outcomes,and how to position myself to take advantage of what’s coming.
  • More than anything, I’m investing in MYSELF, by not allowing others to dictate what I think or how I respond.

And that’s what I’m hoping you’ll do too, sweetheart.

Because after all,

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”
~ T. S. Eliot

Bliss-ings and hugs,




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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Holly August 23, 2011 at 10:30 am

Someone who thinks more like me!! You have written what I have been thinking for quite some time. I keep getting reminders of 2012 from various things in my life and I, like you, don’t buy into it. I will use exactly what you have said here to speak my voice into conversations that are looking for the doom. Although I think that many people have just put their head in the sand and hope to “survive” whatever comes! Norman Vincent Peale’s quote is where it is at for me!! Great post!

PS. You still doing head stands?
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Nancy Shields August 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Very nice post my Goddess luscious one!

I believe in exactly what you stated about this 2012…..If you are a spiritual being then you will know without a shadow of a doubt that we are not to know the end….you state the Mayan calendar – what makes that the calendar to tell us the end?

So for now I will anticipate a New Year and will raise my champagne glass and drink to the past and cheers the future…..

Living in the possibilities,
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Kellie Hosaka@home business residual income August 26, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Aloha Goddess,

I love this post on 2012! And yes things are changing and it is such an exciting time to be alive! Things are shifting for balance and it will all be great! Time to let go of “old” habitual ways and be open to “new”, exiting, and loving ways.

I loved your story about how you and your family came to the US with only 8 suitcases! Wow! 🙂

I totally agree with you, it’s time to invest in ourselves and “become valuable to the marketplace” as Jim Rohn says. Wow, your post says it all! You have an innate skill of saying a lot in a few words! I love it! Thank you!

Much love,
Kellie 🙂
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jasmin@colored contact lenses August 30, 2011 at 11:16 am

I wish I could contribute something in 2012 like reduce my electricity to reduce coal carbon emission.


ken@Six Pack Abs September 13, 2011 at 6:16 am

That’s good spirit Jasmin. Just to give you a heads up, a single google search can consume as much electricity to boil a cup of water (make a cup of tea, say). Being judicious with google search is one way to go where you are headed.

Good post Jacqueline, by the way.



Wez Bailey September 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

I absolutely loved that saying by Eliot, I just copied it and will definitely use it again later on 😉 Now regarding 2012, I try not to think of it as the end of the world, perhaps just a change of the current situation, but I’ve been reading so much about 2012 that even now I get the impression that a calamity is bound to happen. Anyway, let’s just hope it’s another hoax that we’ll live long enough to laugh about it and tell our kids about. I’m from Cape Town by the way;)
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Jacqueline Gates September 13, 2011 at 12:20 pm

There’s so little that we can do, really, except take care of our own little patch of earth, and try not to worry ourselves into more a calamity than need be.

I agree, Wez, that it’s more likely to be a shift, rather than an all out disaster, but I do think that, as in all times of great upheaval, there will be those that prosper and those that fall.
And I believe that it’s your MINDSET that will determine which group you’re in.

We’re off to Cape Town in November … can’t wait!


Miles @ Wedding Marquee Hire September 6, 2011 at 10:11 am

Hi Jacqueline,

I’m not worried with the 2012 end-of-the-world thing as well. My bf has been watching several videos about it proving that the world ends on 2012. I told him that what will he do if it would indeed be the end of the world? I mean, can we even do anything about it? Do we need to prepare for it? The only thing that I think we should do is to continue living life as it is.
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Johnny Optimo September 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

I’m hoping to have a really big 2012! I don’t buy into any of that apocalyptic mumbo jumbo but I DO think that a lot of people will be profiting off of it.. hah
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Mario@zaptos andrea September 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Very inspiring post. I’m from Mexico and I feel a little bit guilty because everybody is a little freak out beacuse of the Mayan calendar, hehe.

It’s time to take care of our planet and the people living on it. We have to be thinking on how we can make it a better place for pur children.


Barry Wheeler@Blogging Tips September 9, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I am going to become a much more popular blogger. That’s the idea anyway! I want my wife to be able to retire by her 45th birthday!
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Jacqueline Gates September 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Lucky wife!
And it looks like you’re well on your way already, Barry.


jasmine @ Volkswagen Norwich September 10, 2011 at 11:42 pm

“What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.” I so like this line..There’s a lot of words spreading that its going to be the end the world much like what had happened to the movie 2012. Well, I guess I’m going to focus on what I want to achieve and disregard what they’re saying.. Anyway, just like the previous years… all speculations.


Jacqueline Gates September 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

It IS all speculation at the end of the day, isn’t it, and all we can really do is make the best of what we have.


Jane @ Coir Carpet September 13, 2011 at 3:49 am

I bet we will still be here doing our old routines by December 2012. At first the videos about the end of the world which they claim to be next year also made me think about the possibilities. Especially when NASA also added some splash of information about global warming and solar flares. However, instead of panicking and adding fear to everyone we can still do our own share of saving the Earth 🙂


Jacqueline Gates September 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Agreed! Just imagine the changes we could manifest if we all just took really good care of our own little bit of the planet …


Nathalie Villeneuve September 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Great post Goddess,

My daughter worries a lot about the buzz…In the schools, kids have a way of exagerating even more what they hear from the media and from other children…

I talk with her a lot and she is getting to think for herself now… I agree with you and know that there is a shift with how people think and act… but we are going to be fine and comes january 2 2012…we’ll look back on this and go… “I can’t beleive 2012 ‘s here already”… Same old line…;)
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Jacqueline Gates September 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

It’s sooooo important that we give our youngsters a calm, even viewpoint on all of this.
And I have a feeling that while we may not think it’s ‘same old, same old’, I do think the shifts will be more personal than planetary.


Dan September 19, 2011 at 11:32 pm

2012 is going to be GREAT year!
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Vins@Photos on Canvas September 25, 2011 at 8:05 am

For 2012, I will be able to buy my dream 42″ LED tv, buy new car, and build my gaming desktop PC. Hopefully my online earnings would be double starting this month until the following years.


Joseph D@Marketing a nightclub October 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I feel nothing is going to happen. All of this is one big money scheme. The movie 2012 made $225 million worldwide. cha ching $$$


Mith@AutoTransport October 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

I have read your post and tend to thought again for the topic of destruction of earth.
I simply think that only human is the one who is born to lead the life cycle and destroy the world slowly.we are like an slow poison to any natural resource .There is doubt tat if god will end this world or not but there is no doubt that we will end it for sure.


Ray@online-dating October 12, 2011 at 12:46 am

Great read this is goddess. I think ff earth is coming to and end, no mortal will ever know when it will be. I think this is some hoax trying to make everyone panic in this time where everything seems unbalanced. But I’m still saying my prayers. Lets just hope that the Mayan’s knows how to give a joke, however sick it is.


Annie@Massage Nashville TN October 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm

It seems like it will be more about change than an ending. Changes are already happening! That’s for sure.


Aftab October 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

i wish peace in the world


Ricci Sionil November 10, 2011 at 3:05 am

Well, we’ll never know what will happen to us in year 2012…Whatever you do in 2011, may it bad or good, just hope that everything will be fine and sit in its place…I hope it will not rock our world…


John Clark@Fiverr tips February 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

I think we should not panic about those media talks of world coming to end in 2012, I think it was a marketing tool employed by the makers of that movie to generate more eyeballs.
This was mere marketing strategy and surprisingly after movie got released, media stopped airing those stories.


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