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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, May 6, 2010

Sri Mulyani Indrawati: Woman of the century

Prodita Sabarini, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 05/06/2010 8:34 AM


“She could be the finance minister anywhere in the world,” says James Castle, founder of the consultancy Castle Asia. “She’s that good”.

Castle told that to Newsweek magazine last year on Indonesia’s outgoing finance minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. She is stepping down from her post, which she had held since 2005, to join the top ranks of the World Bank under its president Robert Zoellick.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono approved of her resignation to work for the World Bank.

In a televised statement Yudhoyono on the departure of Mulyani, who was crowned as the best finance minister in Asia by Emerging Market Forum and finance minister of the year in the world by EuroMoney in 2006, said her departure was “a big loss”.

He said he would ensure however that her successor would carry on the financial and tax reforms she had initiated during her tenure.

Mulyani, 47, will start June 1 as one of the Washington-based bank’s three managing directors, the highest rank under Zoellick.

She will replace Juan Jose Daboub, former minister of El Salvador, who will complete his four-year term June 30, overseeing 74 nations in Latin America, the Caribbean, East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, the World Bank said.

Analysts said this was a good exit for Mulyani, who with Vice President Boediono, was the target of an opposition campaign accusing them of abusing their authority during the Rp 6.7 trillion (US$716 million) bailout of Bank Century in 2008.

“The appointment is like a win-win solution,” said Purbaya Yudhi Sadewa, an economist at the Danareksa Research Institute in Jakarta. The new job can help Sri Mulyani save face. “She has been facing a lot of political pressure,” he said as quoted by Bloomberg.

Mulyani’s support for the decision to bail out Bank Century in 2008 in order to avert a wider systemic banking and financial crisis was the subject of a highly politicized parliamentary inquiry. The Corruption Eradication Commission is currently investigating the case and has questioned Mulyani on her policy decision.

Legislators had proposed to remove Mulyani from her official duties during any investigation or legal process. The government refused this proposal.

However, apart from the Century saga, her work in dismantling the structure of crony capitalism built during Soeharto’s authoritarian regime, slashing public and private debt, and spearheading sweeping reforms in customs and tax administration is testament to her outstanding achievements in the field of Indonesian economic reform.

During Mulyani’s time as finance minister, Southeast Asia’s largest economy has become a member of the group of 20 leading economies and one of the fastest growing in the region.

Fitch upgraded the country to “BB+”, a notch below investment grade, in January 2010 primarily in recognition of the improvements to sovereign credit-worthiness arising from improved fiscal policy discipline and falling debt ratios. Indonesia is expected to achieve the coveted investment grade within a couple of years to be on par with the emerging market elite of Brazil, Russia, India and China, known as the BRIC nations.

The World Bank said that Mulyani had navigated successfully in the midst of the global economic crisis.

“She has been an outstanding finance minister, with in-depth knowledge of both development issues and the role of the World Bank Group,” Zoellick stated in a press release.

Mulyani, born in 1962 in Tanjung Karang, Lampung, completed her doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois. She has been an avid fighter for Indonesia’s economic reform since the days following the 1997 Asian economic crisis. She was then the head of the University of Indonesia’s Institute for Economics and Social Research (LPEM UI).

Together with 13 other young economists, including Mari Elka Pangestu (now trade minister), Miranda S. Goeltom (former senior deputy governor of Bank Indonesia), and Anggito Abimanyu (now the Finance Ministry’s head of fiscal policy), they presented the Declaration for Saving Indonesia’s Economy.

Mulyani and Anggito later became the members of president Abdurrahman Wahid’s economic advisory team. Wahid’s presidency lasted less than a year and ended in July 2001 with the rise of president Megawati Soekarnoputri.

When rumors spread on Mul-yani’s candidacy in the new cabinet, she silenced them by heading to Atlanta in the US, to work as a consultant for the US Agency for International Development. In October 2002, she was appointed as the executive director of the International Monetary Fund to represent the Southeast Asian countries in its Washington, DC headquarters.

Indonesia’s next president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, came to power in October 2004 and managed to lure her back as the state minister for national development planning.

A year later, in 2005, during a cabinet reshuffle, Mulyani was made the head of the Finance Ministry.

Mulyani in an interview said that as finance minister the goal of government economic policies was for people “to develop, be prosperous, get enough income, be able to meet all their needs from the day they were born until the day they die: education, food, health, recreation, all at affordable levels”.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, left, flanked by Golkar Party chairman Aburizal Bakrie. Golkar says the pair have made up but deny suggestions they struck a political deal to force Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati from office.

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