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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. …

Friday, February 20, 2009

Clinton ends visit with charm offensive

Erwida Maulia, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Fri, 02/20/2009 8:49 AM 

Down to earth: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (above) visits USAID-funded maternal health and childcare and sanitation facilities in the impoverished neighborhood of Petojo, Central Jakarta, on Thursday. JP/J.ADIGUNA 

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looked to waste no time during her tightly arranged visit to Indonesia, which wound up Thursday. 

Her mission to put a new face on US foreign policy, one that was friendlier and willing to be a “better listener” than ever, has seemingly been accomplished. 

The new US secretary of state did everything from holding serious talks with Indonesian leaders, to sharing her fancy for classical music in front of a local TV audience. 

After meeting with Indonesia Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, visiting the ASEAN Secretariat and having dinner with civil society figures on Wednesday, Clinton appeared on a local TV show, paid a courtesy call on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and visited a slum area in Jakarta on Thursday before departing to South Korea later in the afternoon. 

On Thursday morning, Clinton, her face wreathed in smiles, appeared in music program Dahsyat on local broadcaster RCTI, in which the relaxed former first lady shared with the audience her love of classical music. 

“I like listening to classical music while working. It's soothing... My husband usually listens to jazz and rock and roll,” Clinton said when model-cum-presenter Luna Maya asked her about her favorite music. 

Clinton also said she enjoyed the Beatles and the Rolling Stones when she was younger.

However, she turned down a request to sing, saying, “The problem is people will leave when I sing.” 

The TV show also presented famous local singers Melly Goeslaw and Agnes Monica, who asked for a photograph with Clinton.

Down to earth: Earlier in the day, Clinton appears on popular youth show Dahsyat (Awesome) on local TV station RCTI, hosted by presenter Isyana Bagoes Oka (Second left) and model and film star Luna Maya (left). (RCTI.TV) 

RCTI corporate secretary Gilang Iskandar told newsportal that Clinton enjoyed the talk about music so much that she forgot the interview should have lasted for only 10 minutes instead of 20. 

Gilang said RCTI had worked hard to secure Clinton’s approval to appear on the TV show. 

During the meeting with President Yudhoyono, Clinton reiterated Washington's willingness to build a “comprehensive partnership” with Indonesia, while praising the latter’s “leading roles” in a number of environmental issues. 

She also said predominantly Muslim Indonesia could serve as a model of how Islam, democracy, modernization and the fulfillment of women’s rights could all grow in harmony, according to presidential spokesman Dino Patti Djalal. 

Yudhoyono, in return, asked the US to play a bigger role in resolving the Palestine-Israel conflict and to take the lead in global environmental issues. 

The President called his meeting with Clinton a “wonderful” and “productive” meeting. 

Also present at the 45-minute talk were Acting Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sri Mulyani, Coordinating Minister for the People's Welfare Aburizal Bakrie, State Secretary Hatta Rajasa and Cabinet Secretary Sudi Silalahi. 

Through Clinton, the President renewed his invitation to US President Barack Obama to come to Indonesia on the sidelines of the upcoming APEC meeting in Singapore. 

Obama has said he would visit a major Muslim nation, in a move aimed at reconciling the US and the Islamic world. 

After bidding farewell to Yudho-yono and before stepping into a waiting car, Clinton greeted enthusiastic journalists lined up nearby and shook hands with the lucky ones, leaving others disappointed. 

She then paid a visit to Petojo Utara, a residential area in Central Jakarta, where USAID has built a public toilet equipped with a waste treatment facility. 

Clinton walked on foot to reach the toilet, during which dozens of neighborhood school students, who had been watching, waved at her. She waved back at them. 

However, Clinton missed the chance to have a taste of fried bananas and fried tempe prepared by local housewives. 

She stayed only around 15 minutes in Petojo before heading to the airport. 

During a press conference at the neighborhood state junior high school SMPN 38, Clinton said she had planned this brief visit as part of her people-to-people approach to diplomacy. 

“Through this kind of interaction, I can find out what the public feels and can encourage them to better their quality of life,” she said. 

Due to her tight schedule, Clinton failed to attend a cooking demonstration that local housewives had organized.

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Hillary`s humane approach creates new atmosphere 

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The presidium chairman of the Association of Alumni of the Indonesian Nationalist Students Movement, Palar Batubara, said here on Thursday that Hillary Clinton had created a new atmosphere in the relations between the two countries. 

"Although actually the US know exactly what is just going on here the spirit that she brings here and her warmth must be given a good welcome," he said to ANTARA. 

On her view on democracy, Batubara said that it was also a valuable lesson for Indonesia which she considered the world`s third biggest democracy. 

"She was able to produce fresh, peaceful and interesting diplomatic statements regarding particularly democracy at a time when we are just preparing for legislative and presidential elections," he said. 

He said Hillary Clinton with her friendly style had also explained about her competition with Barack Obama in the US presidential election. He said it was what she said that to lose or to win in an election was common and could help develop good relationship for building the nation that was important. "This is a plus value for us," he said. 

Batubara further said the ethical democratic style that Hillary had explained was indeed found not only in a political speech but also in the reality. 

"The winner and the loser as shown by the US could in fact complete each other and jointly build their nation and were not dragged into creating further hostility," he said. 

He said he considered a number of points Hillary Clinton had often raised such as about the environment, health and cleanliness very important and significantly correlated with Barack Obama`s past stay in Indonesia and therefore had invited their attention. 

"The role of women and civil society are also things that draw US attention because in other Moslem countries the situation is concerning while in Indonesia the women are given an opportunity to progress and develop," he said. 

In view of that he shared Hillary Clinton`s statement that Indonesia could possibly become the world`s biggest but modern Moslem country.

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