"Some people predict a cataclysmic collapse of human civilization, while others foresee a time of spiritual transformation," she writes in her "What I Know For Sure" column. "Of course, no one knows what will actually happen in 2012."
But not surprisingly, Oprah is not telling her readers to stock up on canned peaches, build bunkers or run for the hills. Instead, O is taking the optimistic approach, calling 2012 a "new year of alignment" and enlightenment. She says she views the year as one of "spiritual evolution" and "spiritual revolution."
"One thing I know for sure is the power of intention. And I intend to approach this year as one of great promise. No doomsday for me: I'm going to do my part, within myself and within the world, to bring about a shift that lets us live more authentically, more lovingly, more intuitively, more creatively, and more collaboratively."
So with exactly a year to go before the Dec. 21, 2012, deadline, you can take heart with Oprah's cheery outlook.
Of course, what does she have to worry about? If the world is about to end, she can assume leadership of yet another planet.