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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. …

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jakarta Streets Quiet on Day of Rally; Blame It on the Rain Man

The Jakarta Globe, Emmy Fitri

While thousands of protesters took to the streets of Jakarta on Wednesday, other parts of the capital, including the usually busy thoroughfare Jalan Jendral Sudirman appeared deserted. (JG Photo)

In a surprising development, the expected traffic gridlock and the avalanche of protesters filling the streets of downtown Jakarta failed to materialize on Wednesday, causing the capital’s rumor mills to spin with speculation that rain men had worked their magic.

As many as 40,000 people had been expected to attend the various rallies to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and almost half of the Jakarta Police’s 29,000 personnel were deployed to safeguard the rallies and the city.

While heavy rain fell along the planned rally routes, deterring many people from participating, at the National Monument (Monas) Square, where the protesters were due to gather, not a single drop fell.

Popular Internet social networking sites Twitter and Facebook were alive with comments and questions as to whether rain men were really hired to conjure up the heavy downpours that only ceased at around 3 p.m.

Basar, a rain man from Cibubur, East Jakarta, claimed to know the answer. He claimed that on Tuesday afternoon he was visited by a man who promised him Rp 1 million ($106) if he could make it rain in certain areas of the capital on Wednesday.

“The guest told me that it was for the greater good, that it was for our own security because he did not want anything to happen in Jakarta. With protesters heading downtown en masse, many things could happen,” Basar said, quoting the man whose identity he declined to reveal.

“For my ritual I had to pass along the streets where the rain was wanted this morning,” he said in a telephone interview. Leaving home after dawn, Basar said he covered the routes, stopping to pray at points along the way.

“There is no offering of flowers or incense in my business. I am a Muslim so I pray the way a Muslim does,” he said.

In Indonesia, where traditions remain deeply ingrained, the services of rain men are in high demand during the wet season with event organizers and production houses often calling on them to assure pleasant rain-free weather on important occasions.

Ek o, a rain main from Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta, said he also heard that some people were hired to divert the rain.

“People often misunderstand us. We are not super beings with incredible powers to make rain, because we can’t. Our work only moves clouds to get it to rain in the places they want it to rain. Whether it rains or doesn’t rain is God’s will ,” he said, “we only pray for his help to move the clouds.”

The Geophysics, Climatology and Meteorology Agency’s weather prediction for the Greater Jakarta area was cloudy on Wednesday morning with mild rain in the afternoon. Agency spokesman Edison Gurning said, however, that “predictions can be slightly different from the reality.”

Senior politician and noted mystic Permadi said he personally did not believe rain men were behind the “success” in keeping protesters from some thoroughfares, but he did not dismiss the possibility that security forces might have sought their help to make their life easier.

“If I were asked to do so and I knew it was for the president or the government, I would charge more than Rp 1 million,” he said.

It might also have helped that the city police warned people against venturing onto the planned rally routes, while warnings from a number of parties, including President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono himself, suggested that the rallies may be used by unnamed figures to foment unrest.

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