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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. …

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

‘Cowboys in Paradise’ angers Balinese leaders

Ni Komang Erviani and Wasti Atmodjo, The Jakarta Post, Kuta | Wed, 04/28/2010 9:37 AM

Bali's 'beach boys' are said to target foreign women on the resort island's beaches. Photo: AFP

Balinese community leaders have voiced objections to the screening of what they call a misleading portrayal of Bali in the documentary film Cowboys in Paradise.

Streamed on YouTube and other social networks, Cowboys in Paradise was directed by Singaporean Amit Virmani. The film documents Kuta Beach as a paradise for gigolos, male sex workers preying on rich foreign and local women.

Virmani describes the gigolos as local muscled boys with brown skin. The director also portrays them as competent surfers who speak English quite fluently.

“If the content of the film is a true picture of Kuta, we must take real action to revitalize Kuta in particular and Bali in general as a spiritual island. We don’t want such things happening here,” Governor Made Mangku Pastika said Tuesday after a meeting with legislative members.

Commenting on a raid on gigolos by Kuta community leaders, the governor reminded people to abide by the law. “All action must be based on existing regulations and laws,” Pastika added.

The news of the film’s appearance on YouTube had sparked angers among residents of traditional villages in Kuta, one of the island’s famous tourist destinations. Led by Gusti Ngurah Tresna, community members cracked down on alleged gigolos operating along Kuta Beach.

During the raid, they caught 28 young men, most of whom carried no identity cards.

“They are not residents of Kuta and they do not even have any legal identity cards. We are suspicious that they are gigolos,” Tresna said.

Kuta residents have expressed their anger at the film. “I was so furious and sad at the same time when I saw the film for the fist time. I thought somebody was trying to ruin the image of Kuta,” Kuta Beach lifeguard I Ketut Artayasa said.

He said he believed the director was taking aim at local Kuta surfers and lifeguards in particular. “If this was a real documentary, we don’t recognize the ‘actors’ in his film.”

The director, he said, assumed that all men on the beach in Kuta were male sex workers. “I don’t think it is a fair portrayal. There are probably one or two boys who are gigolos but certainly the film presents a false picture to the world.”

I Nyoman Sutiari, a handicraft seller in Kuta, also complained that the film was groundless. “In one of the scenes, a local woman allows her husband to sell his body to foreign visitors. This is disgusting and misleading,” he said.

Kuta traditional village head I Gusti Ketut Sudira acknowledged that Kuta was a powerful magnet that drew many people in search of leisure and business opportunities.

“The film’s setting is indeed in Kuta Beach and we acknowledge that Kuta is not free of commercial sex activities. But we should not make generalizations that all Kuta boys are gigolos,” he said.

A photo from a scene from the documentary featured on the film’s Facebook page. The film traces the interaction of Indonesian gigolos and tourists. (JG)

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