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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, June 16, 2010

Bali seeks UNESCO recognition for dance

Desy Nurhayati, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar | Wed, 06/16/2010 10:36 AM

Bali is seeking global recognition by UNESCO for its traditional dances to be named an intangible cultural heritage.

Bali Cultural Agency head Ida Bagus Sedhawa said Monday that a team of five people from the Culture and Tourism Ministry was currently assessing several traditional dances as a preliminary step to gaining world recognition.

Governor Made Mangku Pastika recently reported his administration’s plan to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during the opening ceremony of the island’s annual cultural landmark event, the Bali Art Festival.

Sedhawa said the team had been working since last week with the Indonesian Institute of Art (ISI) in Denpasar to carry out the assessment in regencies throughout the province.

“The team is evaluating three types of dance: pependet, tetopengan or topeng sidakarya, and baris tombak. They will complete the evaluation in the next few days,” he said, adding that the dances belonged to the group of wali dance, meaning they could only be performed during rituals, not on


Sedhawa added that the evaluation included collecting literature and data on the dances and tracing the history of the dances, as well as finding out how the dances were currently practiced. The team will report its findings to the President.

“Of the three groups of dance, the team will likely select only one to be proposed to UNESCO. The selected dance will be one that truly represents our culture.”

“We have had kris, batik and wayang recognized by UNESCO as the country’s intangible cultural heritage, and now we’re seeking similar acknowledgment for Balinese dances. It would be a first

for Bali.

“Bali has been widely acknowledged for its rich culture so we are confident of gaining recognition, hopefully, this year.”

The province’s cultural agency is also preparing Taman Ayun and Jatiluwih to be acknowledged by UNESCO as cultural landscapes, as part of efforts to preserve the water catchment area amid rapid changes of land use on the island.

“The challenge facing us is to maintain the areas as historical sites and protect the ecosystem there, because we’re seeing rapid change in land use. Villas are being built everywhere,” Sedhawa said.

He added that local people would benefit from UNESCO recognition because of increased tourist numbers and more land devoted to farming.

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