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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, January 14, 2008

Fauzi's 100-day plan lacks results: Historian

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

Approaching the end of Governor Fauzi Bowo's first 100-day action plan, Jakartans were divided on how the city administration performed.

The plan, which spans from Oct. 8 to Jan. 15, comprises 19 areas ranging from the reduction of traffic congestion caused by busway lane construction, to the development of the Mass Rapid Transit (monorail) project, flood mitigation and providing better public facilities for disabled people.

Alwi Shahab, a historian and avid observer of Jakarta, said Fauzi's 100-day plan had not shown any significant results. However, he said, Fauzi's efforts to improve Jakarta were commendable.

"The problem is, his programs were not well delegated to lower-level officials. It made his plans ineffective," he told The Jakarta Post.

He said a plan would be remarkable if it was carried out by neighborhood and community units, involving residents.

Urban planning expert from Trisakti University, Yayat Supriatna, said it was difficult for the public to evaluate the governor's 100-day performance, as the plans' targets were unclear.

"Let's say the poverty level rose by 40 percent last year. If the administration had targeted to decrease that level, then it could be evaluated," he said.

Fauzi Bowo had shown improvement at an internal and horizontal level, but failed to tackle the city's crucial problems, Yayat said.

"Unlike former Governor Sutiyoso, Fauzi has shown a commitment to cooperate and coordinate with top leaders from Tangerang, Bogor and Bekasi in handling the flood problem," he said.

At an internal level, Fauzi had shown progress in the recruitment of new officials, he said.

"However, on a wider level, Jakartans have not really benefited from his programs," Yayat said.

The 100-day programs were just a beginning, he said. To know what Fauzi's next steps would be was the most important thing for now, Yayat said.

Unlike the urban experts and observers, many residents appeared not to know about Fauzi's 100-day plan.

"National issues like disasters have taken my attention more than the governor's programs," Olansons Girsang, a lecturer's assistant at University of Indonesia, said Saturday.

He said the 100-day plan was not well known, since it had not been well publicized by the government.

Andre Djarot, winner of the 2005 Abang Jakarta (Jakarta's youth tourism ambassador) award, also said the administration had failed to publicize it.

"In my opinion, people see the work merely as a continuation of Sutiyoso's programs," he told the Post.

The city administration had shown more progress than previously in handling the flood problem, but the traffic problem has worsened, Djarot said.

In fact very few Jakartans interviewed were familiar with the 100-day plan. When asked for their opinions on it, many chose to talk about getting a better representation of society in the administration.

A member of the public organization Betawi Consultative Body, Syahrul Kumala, said Saturday he hoped the governor would give priority to Betawi natives in electing staff for strategic positions.

"The governor should replace under-qualified officials with Betawi professionals," he told the Post.

Syahrul, however, did not explain what Fauzi had missed and needed to improve in his 100-day plan, nor did he mention any knowledge of its contents.

Another body member, identifying himself as only Taufik, like Syahrul said he wanted more ethnic representatives contributing to the making of bylaws.

As for the 100-day plan, he only said, "It's good, I give it my support," but did not comment on any particular area.

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