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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. …

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tour d'Indonesia offers cyclists challenges

Niken Prathivi, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta  | Sun, 11/23/2008 10:31 AM  

The organizers of newly resumed 2008 Speedy Tour d'Indonesia are confident the event, which starts Sunday, promises cyclists greater challenges. 

"We have 17 teams participating. The minimum number of participation for the event is between 10 and 15 teams, so 17 teams is an OK number," race director Sofyan Ruzian told The Jakarta Post over the phone Saturday. 

The annual event, which was listed on world cycling body International Cycling Union's (UCI) calendar in 2003, was absent last year due to sponsorship woes. 

In 2006, 24 teams from nine countries took part in the Tour. Initially, 10 foreign teams and eight local teams were expected to take part in the event this year. 

Following the withdrawal of three foreign teams -- Jajo Spirit of Switzerland, Mes Kerman of Iran and Nordland Hamburg-Palmares of Germany -- the organizers allowed two additional local teams to take part, taking the number of participating teams to seven foreign teams and 10 local teams. 

The German team Nordland Hamburg-Palmares signed up for the race, but reportedly canceled their participation because they could not afford the soaring airfare prices as a result of the global economic crisis. 

Jazy Sports Beacon of the Philippines, National Team of Japan, Tinelli Collosi of Australia/New Zealand, National Team of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Cycling Association and Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team of Iran will be among the participating teams. 

The Tabriz team is one of the strongest teams on the Tour. Its cyclist, Mehdi Faridi, came out as the King of Mountain at the 2006 Tour. The team was also crowned the best Asian team in 2007. 

The US$100,000 tour will run from Nov. 23 to Dec. 5. The cyclists will travel a 1,726-km route, from Jakarta to Bali. The route this year is longer than that of the 2006 tour, which was 1,352.2 km and completed in nine stages. 

The tour's 80-km Jakarta stage will kick off at 8 a.m. at the South Plaza of the Bung Karno Sports Complex in Central Jakarta. 

Two cyclists from the Kuala Lumpur team were disqualified because they were below the 18-year-old age requirement, Sofyan said.

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