There have been many ways of looking at the phenomenon now simply known as 2012. My conclusion however for what is happening and what it means is simply this: The rest of Humanity is in the process of waking up. The range of speculation spans from a total annihilation of life on Earth as we know it, to a shift into higher dimensions, to a conscious awakening and/or evolution of humanity, to the final battle of good and evil, to nothing new.
"There is a remarkable difference between Western prophecies and those of native peoples. When Western prophets see into the future they envision Armageddon. The end of the world. When native prophets look down that same path they see the completion of a great cycle. A change of worlds."
"The word "Apocalypse" (revelation) is from the Greek meaning "uncovering what has been hidden." In other words, the revelation of new truth. This process operates in four phases: revelation, judgment, destruction, and a new birth. If we look back over two centuries, we see the revelation of torrents of new scientific, psychological and social truth; judgments or assessments made on the basis of this new truth; the collapse of beliefs and institutions based on the former truth, and are becoming dysfunctional within the context of the new truth; and the sprigs of the new worldview trying to blossom. "