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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. …

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jero Wacik's First 100 Days of His Second Term

Bali Discovery Tour

Interview with Indonesia's Minister of Culture and Tourism Self-Assesses the First 100 Day of His New Term of Office.

(2/6/2010) The January 31, 2010 edition of Bali Post carried an interview with Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik in which he assessed the success of his work program for the first one-hundred days of his second ministerial term. What follows is's free translation of that interview.

What program were prioritized as part of your kinetic contract as a member of the 2nd United Indonesia Cabinet?

A required program was the creation of Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (Renstra). Formerly, there was the Broad Guideline of State Policy (GBHN), but now we formulate the Renstra leading to the national medium (RPJM) and long-term (RPJP) development plans which define the our plan and policy for the coming five years of the government.

It is a requirement of law to create the the Renstra for the first 100 days. This book is compiled by accommodating public opinion as well as stakeholders. Also considered are the ideas of cultural experts, voices from the tourism industry and our accumulated experience. All these results are bundled up, all parties are invited and the process concludes with a coordinating meeting to assemble the Renstra.

After that, we hold hearings with Commission X of the House of Representatives (DPR-RI) which sees the book finished on the 75th day. The book is titled "Strategic Plan for the Ministry of Culture and Tourism 2010-2014." Inside is a complete plan covering what will be done through the end of term in 2014. What we want to do with culture, what we want to do with tourism and where we want to go. For example, growth rates (targets) are listed from year to year.

How about other kinetic contracts?

There is the additional requirement to prepare a study for the creation of an agency for the management of the world and national heritage sites, using the Borobudur temple as a pilot project. Step by step we have composed the book by inviting stakeholders' participation. In addition, we have also made a complete inventory of national and regional cultural creations.

In connection with cultural creations, what's been done?

Within 100 days, I have already recorded some 350 cultural creations. There are many examples in this context, such as traditional homes, traditional architecture, oral traditions, traditional foods, and more. The cultural creations have been registered in case that some time in the future someone or another country claims these creations we will have the necessary data.

How about the implementation of related programs in the kinetic contract?

We will soon launch two books with multiple chapters – "The History of Indonesian Culture" and "Indonesia in the Current of History." We are not yet able to launch as President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wants to meet with the 75 historians involved in preparing the books. The introduction to these books by the President is being prepared. These books will become texts for school children and the entire Indonesian people. The President's guidance to the historians is to create an accurate record and not history as written by the victors. This will preserve the book for the future, regardless of who's in power.

The development of a historical complex the General Soedirman is a part of your working program. Can you explain?

Within the framework of commemorating the national service of General Soedirman, the government in the guise of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Armed Forces Historical Center and the Department of Public Works are building a General Soedirman Historical Center in the village of Pakis Baru, Nawangan, Pacitan Regency, East Java. Based on historical values and a desire to instill love of country in the younger generation, the government is revitalizing the complex. Soon President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will inaugurate the complex.

What can we learn from reflecting on the struggles of General Soedirman?

The historical center is comprised of two main buildings. The main structure covers 14 hectares and includes copper base-reliefs depicting 38 episodes from Pak Dirman's life, dating from his birth until his death. There also also dioramas relating 18 episodes showing the revolutionary struggle that began on August 17, 1945. I inaugurated the reliefs on January 5, 2010. The work on the dioramas continue.

There is an audio-visual room, documentary films collection, a library and an 8-meter high statue of Pak Dirman. His headquarters is located 2 kilometer from the complex. Before he based himself at the village of Pakis Baru, Pak Dirman undertook a guerrilla journey from Yogyakarta through 8 regencies covering a distance of 1,000 kilometers. That is the reason I decided to build 8 gateways leading into the complex.

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