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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, January 7, 2010

Hendri’s Invasion Speaks for All Indonesia Fans

Jakarta Globe, Commentary

Indonesia supporter Hendri Mulyadi dribbles the ball across the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium pitch, interrupting Wednesday’s match between Indonesia and Oman. His pitch invasion should be a sign to officials of fans’ dissatisfaction with the national team’s malaise. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

YouTube Video

When Hendri Mulyadi ran onto the field and tried to score on Oman goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi, he represented the disgust and disappointment of all Indonesian football fans.

Al-Habsi failed to play along, saving the 20-year-old’s shot and adding to the frustration of Indonesia’s 2-1 Asian Cup qualifying loss.

“I know what I did was wrong, but I was so disappointed with the team,” Hendri said after being questioned by police. “I can’t stand it. Why is it so hard for them to win? It’s always either lose or draw.”

Fans across the national are asking the same question.

Indonesian national teams of all age groups are at the lowest point in their history. The Under-23 team made unwanted history by going winless at the 2009 Southeast Asian Games, including a first loss to Laos. The Under-19 team failed to reach the 2010 AFC U-19 Championship hosting its qualifying group.

Now, for the first time since 1992, the Asian Cup will go on without Indonesia.

Who is to blame? Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) officials, still confident in their ability to manage the country’s favorite sport, refuse to take responsibility.

After the SEA Games debacle, PSSI secretary general Nugraha Besoes said, “FA officials don’t step down just because England doesn’t win the World Cup.”

PSSI chairman Nurdin Halid managed to smile throughout an interview after the Oman loss.

“With this kind of quality, we know we can’t compete against other Asian teams,” he told Metro TV. “We must overhaul football development by preparing a better junior development program.”

Junior development under Nurdin, who took charge in 2003 and will hold his post until 2011, has not involved improving junior leagues or football academies. Rather, the association chose to spent Rp 20 billion to send a select group of youngsters to play in the Uruguayan youth leagues until 2012.

Junior leagues in Indonesia are unheard of, the most notable being the Medco Under-15 League run by current Indonesian Golf Association president Arifin Panigoro.

Indonesia coach Benny Dollo refused to take responsibility, blaming the domestic league.

“The boys are not in good condition as we played in the middle of [the Indonesian Super League season]. Rahmat Latief just played a few days prior to the match,” he said on Wednesday.

It is not a stretch to suggest good competitions make for good players and teams. In Indonesia, though, the top-flight league and national team are seemingly constantly at odds. The PSSI continually insists on long-term training camps for each national team game, which in turn forces league administrators to alter their schedule in search of a win-win situation for club and country.

The end result is lose-lose, though, with players too tired to star for either team.

It is time for all football stakeholders in Indonesia to come together and find a way out of this mess instead of protecting their piece of the pie. They must focus on developing young talent and improving the leagues.

Forget splurging Rp 10 trillion in the vain hope of hosting the 2022 World Cup. If the PSSI has that kind of cash lying around, it would be better served to use it on developing football at the grassroots level, which in turn will produce better players for club and country.

That way, there will be no more Hendri Mulyadis. Commentary Sandy Pramuji

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