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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. …

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lights out for landmarks observing Earth Hour

Triwik Kurniasari, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Fri, 03/20/2009 1:10 PM

Areas in the heart of the capital will be in darkness following the city administration's commitment to turn off its lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change.

The Earth Hour 2009 campaign, endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will take place on March 28, from 8:30 p.m to 9:30p.m.

This will be the first time the city participates in Earth Hour.

Rizal Malik, a member of WWF-Indonesia's Board of Trustees, said Thursday that some government offices and private companies in Jakarta's main business districts had declared their commitment to Earth Hour.

The administration also plans to switch off the lights at some of the city's iconic spots in Central Jakarta, such as the National Monument, Hotel Indonesia traffic circle, City Hall, Pemuda Statue and Arjuna Wiwaha Statue.

"The event is aimed at raising people's awareness to save energy towards sustainable development," said Rizal.

"This is just the first step. We encourage people to turn off unused lights every day of the year," he said.

Jakarta will be the first city in the country to embrace Earth Hour.

Rizal said the campaign would kick off in Jakarta because the city has the highest electricity consumption in Indonesia.

"Some 20 percent of Indonesia's electricity consumers are in the capital. On the other hand, other places have to struggle to obtain adequate power supplies," he said.

"In the city, households have recorded the highest electricity consumption, at about 34 percent, while business sector is at 29 percent," he said, adding that so far there were about 12,000 people who had agreed to participate in Earth Hour 2009.

The WWF expects that the event can save 10 percent of the city's electricity consumption.

"Based on that assumption, the event will save 300 megawatts, which is enough to switch off one power plant. The event will also save a total of Rp 200 million (US$17,500) spent on electricity," Rizal said.

He urged the city to enforce laws on energy-saving to cut the city's electricity consumption.

"It will mean something. But Jakartans should support the administration's steps," Rizal said.

The Earth Hour initiative was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people switched off their lights for an hour.

In 2008, the number grew to some 50 million supporters from 370 cities in 35 countries.

As of Mar. 17, 1,539 cities from 80 countries have committed to participating in Earth Hour 2009, exceeding this year's target of 1,000 cities around the world.

Governor Fauzi Bowo said the administration would team up with city police to secure the planned blackout areas.

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