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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, January 26, 2008

'Canal construction almost done'

The Jakarta Post, Jakartac

The land acquisition process for the long-awaited East Flood Canal project is almost complete, despite ongoing disputes that have complicated the process, East Jakarta Mayor Koesnan Abdul Halim said.

"I am positive that if everything goes well, the construction of the canal will be completed this year," he told reporters Friday.

The East Flood Canal -- which will be 23.5 kilometers long and 100 meters wide -- is one way the administration plans to deal with annual floods in the capital.

The project was initially commenced in 1987 and was scheduled to be finished by 2007, but numerous delays and budget constraints had many authorities estimating the project would not be completed until 2009.

Between late 2006 and the end of 2007, more than 80 percent of the 18.3 hectares of land needed for the project was acquired by the city administration, according to data provided by the East Jakarta municipality office.

Koesnan said only 15 percent more land would be acquired this year.

However, the head of Indonesia's Forum for the Environment (Walhi), Selamet Daroyni doubted the credibility of the administration's statement.

"I personally don't believe it. They have probably only acquired 30 percent of what they need at the most," he said.

Selamet said many land disputes related to the acquisition process were still being settled in court, while many former residents were still waiting to receive payment for their land.

"I don't think the canal will see the light of day this year," Selamet said.

The administration has been involved in extensive legal disputes with land owners. According to city regulations, it is mandatory for land owners to willingly give up their land in such situations or else face sanctions.

Koesnan said he had ordered his staff to speed up the land acquisition process and the settlement of land disputes.

The East Flood Canal -- which will cut through several of the 13 rivers flowing through Jakarta towards the sea -- is expected to decrease flooding in the city by 80 percent.

It will pass through some 11 neighborhood units in East Jakarta and two in North Jakarta.

Floods have increased in size and frequency in Jakarta throughout the past decade, with large floods hitting the capital in 2002 and 2007. These floods claimed several lives and caused trillions of rupiah in damage.(anw)

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