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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Monday, July 9, 2007

Triple-seven bike race a lucky strike for environment

Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Haven't had any luck in warning the public about global warming? Try throwing an event on a date deemed to be the luckiest in a millennium.

State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar promoted commuting by bike to raise public awareness to combat global warming, making use of Saturday's momentous 'lucky date'.

A seven-kilometer bicycle ride began at 7 a.m. on July 7, 2007, at Istora Senayan sports complex, South Jakarta

Through the fun bike event, followed by an afternoon music concert, the minister and his wife Erna Witoelar, who is also a former minister for the environment, reminded people how they could help reduce global warming.

"Biking is fun and exhilarating... and is an alternative, clean form of transportation that emits no greenhouse gases," Rachmat told The Jakarta Post after the event.

Hundreds of people from the Bike to Work (B2W) community joined the event.

In Greater Jakarta there are currently around 5,000 members of the B2W group, which was established last year.

"I appreciate the B2W program. We need this kind of program to help save the environment," he said.

The minister also urged building managers and government offices to set aside special parking lots for bicycles, to help encourage more workers to leave their cars and motorcycles at home.

B2W spokesman, Rivo Pamudji, said despite owning motorcycles or cars many B2W members chose to ride their bicycles to their offices every day.

"If each member travels 10 kilometers a day, then the community of B2W has significantly helped reduce fuel consumption and helped reduce the city's air pollution," he said.

Jakarta consumes at least 6 million kiloliters of fuel per year.

There are only around 10 buildings in Jakarta that have allocated special parking lots for bicycles.

Rivo also highlighted the need for the administration to provide a special lane for cyclists along Jakarta's streets.

Bekasi-resident Tonny Harianto, another B2W member, has been pedaling to work in Cikini, Central Jakarta, since last year.

"With three bike-to-work days a week along a route of 50 kilometers, I save Rp 300,000 in fuel expenditure per month and I often save time," Tonny, who only takes his motorcycle on Tuesdays and Thursdays, said.

He said biking had also helped him reduce his body weight by 15 kilograms over one year.

"I previously weighed 80 kg. I couldn't even bend down and tie my shoes," he said.

"Aside from saving money and getting some exercise, bicycling can also ease traffic congestions and pollution."

Experts say human-induced global warming is largely due to the burning of fossil-based fuels -- including by industries and the transportation sector.

Land clearing and forest fires also contribute heavily to carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which heat the earth and cause climate change.

The government is striving to boost public awareness on global warming, as it is set to host an international conference on climate change in December.

Some 10,000 experts and participants from 190 countries will attend the conference.

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