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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, December 21, 2009

My Jakarta: Stien Hitipeuw, Orphanage Founder

The Jakarta Globe, Zack Petersen

"It’s a mother’s love that made me take them from Ambon and bring them here," says Stien Hitipeuw.

Tuesday is Mother’s Day in Indonesia, and while all good moms deserve praise, there is one mother in South Jakarta who deserves special recognition.

Stien Hitipeuw opened an orphanage in Bintaro to give a home and proper education to nearly 50 children left orphaned or abandoned by the religious violence that hit Ambon in 1999.

How long has the orphanage been open?

Seven years now. We have 48 boys and girls from Ambon. They came here as the result of the fighting that started in Ambon in 1999. They’ve been taken from the mountains and valleys of Ambon and brought here to get a proper education.

Where did you get the idea to start an orphanage?

It comes from a mother’s love. Being a mother you have to follow the love you have for children. It’s a mother’s love that made me take them from Ambon and bring them here.

What’s the age range of the children here?

The children are aged between 5 and 17. I have to look for money to send them on to further their education. Next year we have two children going to college.

How do you raise money?

By kneeling down before the Lord. The Lord will certainly provide. He loves the orphanage.

But it’s not just an orphanage?

No, we have 40 elderly people staying here as well. The children are from Ambon, but the elderly are from all over Indonesia.

Was this your house before it was an orphanage?

Yes, but I gave it to the children. I’m ready to give them anything.

Do you consider yourself their mother?

Sometimes I forget to take care of myself because I’m so concerned with their welfare. I only sleep three hours a day. I work night and day for these kids.

What about if you need time to yourself?

I get up at 3 or 4 in the morning and pray.

Would the kids here consider you a strict mom?

[Laughs] Sometimes I have to be strict in order to teach them discipline. Sometimes I feel bad and inside my heart I cry, but I do it out of love. Ambonese children have strong characters so I have to be tough. Even though I’m strict sometimes, they love me very much, because I’m their mother.

Why is it important to you for the children to interact with the elderly people staying here?

I mix them so they learn to love the elderly. Plus, most of the children’s parents are dead so the older people can act as their parents here.

Are you planning to celebrate Christmas here at the orphanage?

On January 4 we are having a Christmas party here and inviting children from orphanages all over Jakarta. I’m inviting children from Muslim orphanages. I want to teach the children to love one another — Buddhist, Muslim, everyone — as they love themselves. We have to forget the past and look toward the future.

Are you planning on giving presents to the kids?

We don’t give them presents. Sometimes the people who visit the orphanage bring presents like books, clothes, shoes, backpacks and school uniforms.

What’s been your proudest moment here at the orphanage?

When the children, there were five of them, ranked highest in their class. When they came from Ambon the teachers said that the kids who were supposed to be in sixth grade were so behind that they should be put in second grade. But now they’re on the same level as everyone else in their class. Another thing that makes me proud is whenever the children enter a choir or football competition and win.

What’s the most difficult aspect of running an orphanage?

Sometimes I worry about having enough money. There are all the school fees, and sometimes when someone gets sick, I wonder if we have enough money to pay the doctor’s bill. But the Lord always provides for the children and the elderly, plus the salaries of the 15 people who work here, most of whom are Muslim.

Was it important for you to employ Muslims?

People need to understand that this is for everyone. Sometimes I need to give food or clothes to my neighbors, other times I give it to the people and children of Ambon. It’s for everyone. My dream is to build a medical clinic here so that everyone, not just Christians, can be provided with the proper services. This house is here not only to receive but also to give.

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