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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, May 24, 2010

Dutch speakers in busy, exciting week

The Jakarta Post, Mariana Sumanti, CONTRIBUTOR, JAKARTA | Sun, 05/23/2010 3:54 PM

To observe the 40 years of the Dutch Literature Department that fell on April 20, 2010, the University of Indonesia (UI) held a string of events from Dec. 20 to April 24 at different venues.

The last leg of the events was a weeklong congress, held every five years. The congress featured student's art performances, film screening and many other activities.

The congress week, presided by 40 speakers plus 18 guest lecturers, covered three main topics: multiculturalism, development of Dutch as a foreign language and the culture of Indonesia.

The congress was opened by some welcome remarks by Christina Turut Suprihatin as chairwoman of the organizing committee, Hans Groot as the representative from the Den Haag-based Dutch Language Center, Lebak regent Mulyadi, Muhammad Anis as Vice Rector of the University of Indonesia and Bambang Wibawarta as dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences.

The speakers at the congress included Ambassador Nikolaos van Dam who gave an opening lecture on the latest updates of The Netherlands' economics, politics and culture. Another noted speaker was linguistics and literature expert Melanie Budianta.

In the middle of the week, Dutch literature students in collaboration with actor Peter Schoenaerts presented a short drama in Dutch. Schoenaerts, also a guest lecturer, is an actor from theater group Fast Forward from Vlanderen. There was also a music performance from Lennaert Maes-Indotour, a Belgium band.

Film screening Shouf Shouf Habibi took place the next day. The Dutch film is about the life of a 20-year old Moroccan in The Netherlands. The storyline is moving, a fun distraction from the academic congress.

Although almost half of the invited speakers failed to show up due to the Icelandic volcano disruption, the congress was a success. The participants, mostly students and lecturers, joined the congress with enthusiasm as it gave them the chance to practice their Dutch skill.

An excursion on April 24 to Rangkasbitung, West Java, to the residence of Dutch author Eduard Douwes Dekker, famous by his pen name Multatuli, closed the event. The Dutch congress week also coincided with the celebration of 150 years since the publication of Dekker's Max Havelaar novel.

Mariana is Dutch Literature student at University of Indonesia

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