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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 2, 2010

Indonesia loses a leading `man of principle'

Irawaty Wardany, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 01/02/2010 12:56 PM

Indonesia closed the year 2009 with sorrow since two leading figures from the worlds of politics and religious affairs died only a few hours apart from each other in the last days of the year.

Former minister, ambassador, politician and church activist Franciscus Xaverius Seda, known as Frans Seda, died on Dec. 31 at 5:15 a.m., several hours after the death of former fourth president Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid.

A tearful Sri Mulyani Indrawati, the embattled Finance Minister, said she learnt a lot from Seda on managing the state economy.

"He was a person of high principle *who acted with* great responsibility," she said Friday at Seda's residence in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta.

Seda, an economist and businessman, died at the age of 83 at his home and will be buried at the reputed funeral home of San Diego Hills in Karawang, West Java on Saturday.

He will be given a military funeral with Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Freddy Numbery scheduled to lead the ceremony.

Seda's remains will be at Atmajaya Catholic University on Saturday morning from 8 to 9 a.m. before being brought to Jakarta Cathedral for the Requiem mass, to be led by Jakarta archbishop Mgr. Julius Darmaatmadja.

Born in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, on Oct. 4, 1926, Frans Seda was finance minister at the beginning of the New Order administration from 1966 to 1968. Then, he was appointed by then president Soeharto as minister of communications and tourism from 1968 to 1973.

Under first president Sukarno he was plantations minister and chairman of the Indonesian Catholic Party from 1961 to 1968.

His elementary education was in Flores, followed by prestigious Dutch schools, MULO in Muntilan, and HBS in Surabaya. He continued his studies at the Katholieke Economische Hogeschool, Tilburg in the Netherlands, from where he graduated in 1956.

In education, he was known as the founder of the Economic Faculty of Atmajaya (1960-1964) and chairman of the Atmajaya Foundation.

Frans, though a polite and calm man, was also known for his critical opinions on government which instead of making him an enemy, made him friends with political leaders from Sukarno and Soeharto to Gus Dur and Megawati, under whom he served as economic adviser.

According to former state minister for development monitoring and environment minister Emil Salim, Frans played a vital role in opening up access between Western and Eastern Indonesia by opening up flights and shipping lanes between them.

At Seda's residence, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said while Seda was sometimes critical, "he also offered solutions and insights that inspired us all to develop *the country*."

Former president B.J. Habibie also paid his last respects as well as other noted figures such as Vice President Boediono and former Bank Indonesia senior deputy governor Miranda Swaray Goeltom.


  • Head of Information section for the Indonesian Youth Congress (1950)
  • Economic Advisorto to the Military Governor of Nusa Tenggara and Bali (1956)
  • Head of the Indonesian Catholic Party (1961-1968)
  • Plantation Minister (1964-1966)
  • Agriculture Minister (1966)
  • Finance Minister (1966-1968)
  • Transportation and Tourism Minister (1968-1973)
  • Indonesian Ambassador to the European Economic Community (1973-1976)
  • Founder and Dean of the Economic Faculty, Atmajaya University (1960-1964)

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (the third from right side), the first lady Ani Yudhoyono, the People's Consultative Assembly Speaker Taufik Kiemas (right) pay their last respects to Frans Seda at the late former minister's house in Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, Jan. 1, 2010. (ANTARA/WIDODO S JUSUF)

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