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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. …

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jakarta no friend to pedestrians

The Jakarta Post

A very touching picture one day -- the seemingly mundane view of a new pedestrian bridge linking a busway stop to a multistory market in East Jakarta. It was touching because it was another rare addition to the awareness that you're human, and getting to be recognized as such in this city.

The feeling of being a dignified human in Jakarta, as we all know, is rare and spare. It is the feeling shared by pedestrians on the exceptional sidewalk; until you freeze at the onslaught of approaching motorcycles or wind your way gingerly around potholes.

More common is the sense that it's your own fault you're not a motorist when you're waiting and waiting forever for a chance to cross a busy road; or the sense of despair of mulling the options of taking the sardine-packed train or bus, or drive in dense traffic.

Once abroad in a developed country, the typical Jakartan may spend a moment or two in disbelief when a driver halts and waves to let them actually cross. "Is he really stopping for me?" I thought one day in one such country (I forget which).

When driving in Jakarta we resort to our customary principle of reaching our destination as fast as possible while negotiating pedestrians as if they were annoying obstacles!

The pedestrians are the majority here, yet it seems their voices have been drowned out by ideas of what a livable city should really be. Spending time exploring the malls seems to be the most exciting pastime here; they're educational too, you get to know about the brands and stores people are yapping about.

But surely the metropolitan's elite have been abroad, no less those who ran for the governor's seat in the first ever direct election. Surely they've enjoyed so many other cities and pocketed ideas on improving our metropolitan.

Yet given what our city's like, the impression is they haven't. What do you feel in a city without easy access to clean parks -- a city where for many families the air conditioned malls and huge stores are the nearest, most convenient recreational facilities?

New Zealand's little town of Christchurch prides itself on its vast park areas -- we could dismiss such boasting, saying we couldn't afford all that empty space with our teeming millions.

True, enjoying the sunshine or evenings in parks is free, while the city needs the enclosed spaces for the revenue they contribute.

But the masses would greatly appreciate a governor who tried to alleviate them of some stress. The malls are nice for window-shopping and a sweat-free rendezvous -- until you step out and are once again reminded you're not human when you're without the car or the driver!

That's why anyone would applaud more efforts made to establish a decent mass transportation system, wider pavements and more parks.

For all our lovely buildings, when we must pass mounds of trash, negotiate reckless buses or maneuver the gaping holes on the pedestrian bridges, this Jakartan has only one thought -- how uncivilized those in power here must be.

--Ati Nurbaiti

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