So the world survived the end of the Mayan calendar, and here we are already 2 weeks into in 2013! I hope that since we did not experience the doomsday predictions for Dec. 21, 2012, that the alternative theory espousing the shift to an age of enlightenment, community and spirituality is true. Given the many monumental issues the world seems to be facing, it feels as if there is an urgency in the air, with people desirous of this shift immediately. I have read that before any major shift happens, there will be growing pains. It does seem as if we are in the midst of a growth spurt, both with its’ positive and negative effects. Let’s hope for a fantastic New Year, filled with abundance, peace and harmony for all as we leave the old era behind.