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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 19, 2008

Once pristine, Cisadane river now a muddy swamp

Multa Fidrus, The Jakarta Post, Tangerang

Once a popular destination for fishing and recreation, the Cisadane River is a shadow of its former self these days.

Many parts of the river -- which has not been dredged for 30 years and looks more like a muddy swamp -- are heavily polluted with domestic and industrial waste.

"It is not hard to imagine what could happen during the rainy season," State Minister for the Environment Rachmat Witoelar said Thursday.

He said the fact the river had been allowed to deteriorate to such an extent meant floods were more likely to occur in areas it ran through. He said the river was so polluted that revitalization efforts would take up to 20 years.

The minister planted trees near the banks of the river during a visit to the area Thursday. He was accompanied by his wife Erna Wetoelar, who is a former regional infrastructure minister, and Banten Governor Ratu Atut Chosiah.

Stretching some 115 kilometers in total, the Cisadane River flows from Pasar Buncit village in Bogor to Tanjung Burung in Teluk Naga district.

Sedimentation in the river has resulted in its water levels being lower than average in recent years, especially during the rainy season.

Floods that inundated parts of Tangerang earlier this year were caused to a large extent by the river's inability to handle a surplus of water.

Banten's Water Resources Management Center recorded that a 1.5-kilometer stretch of the river between the old Cisadane bridge on Jl. Merdeka in Tangerang and the Pasar Baru dam is almost entirely clogged with mud.

The area was last dredged in 1976 with assistance from the World Bank.

After the river was dredged, its width measured 80 meters on average, with a depth of seven meters. Today the river is only two meters deep in parts.

"In normal conditions, river sediment reaches 400 particles per minute (PPM) on average. But during floods, sediment levels increase to 1,450 PPM," the center's coordinator Djoko Kirmanto, who is also the Public Works Minister, said.

Djoko said ideally the river should be dredged every five years to control sedimentation levels.

Sedimentation has also caused the quality of water in the river to deteriorate significantly.

Despite the fact the river is polluted with industrial and domestic waste, people still use it as a water source to meet their daily needs.

Water suppliers PDAM Tirta Kerta Raharja and PDAM Tirta Benteng, owned by the Tangerang regency and Tangerang municipality respectively, depend on the Cisdane River for their water supplies.

After her visit to the area Thursday, Chosiah said her administration would revitalize the Cisadane and Cimanceuri rivers, both of which flow through Tangerang.

"We are yet to allocate any funds from the provincial budget for revitalization efforts because we are still waiting to receive our budget allocation from the central government, as promised last year," she said

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