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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, December 15, 2010

FPI Promises No Disruptions Over Christmas in Indonesia

Jakarta Globe, Zaky Pawas & Ulma Haryanto | December 15, 2010

Jakarta. In a surprise move, the head of the hard-line Islamic Defenders Front on Tuesday said Christians should be allowed to celebrate Christmas in peace and happiness.

Rizieq Shihab, who heads the organization better known as FPI that has been behind attacks on churches and minority sects in the past years, also gave the assurance that his followers would not disturb or disrupt Christmas celebrations.

“I think, let Christians celebrate Christmas in merriment and happiness. That is their right of worship, right of faith that should be respected by all of the Indonesian nation,” Rizieq said at the Jakarta Police headquarters.

However, he said that guarantee of peacefulness came with the conditions that the celebrations should avoid controversy.

“As in the past years, we are calling on the Indonesian Bishop’s Council and the Indonesian Church Union to celebrate Christmas according to the procedures and rules; there should nothing that invites controversy,” he said without giving details.

Rizieq said the conflict between the FPI and believers of other faiths was not over acts of worship but rather had to do with the building of houses of worship that did not follow the rules.

“I call on believers of other religions not to violate the SKB,” he said, referring to the joint ministerial decree that regulates the building of houses of worship.

The regulation demands that houses of worship be built in areas where their religion is the dominant one.

They require a host of approvals from residents and officials.

Rights activists have lashed at the decree as being discriminative and restricting the right to worship as guaranteed by the Constitution.

Rizieq acknowledged that the Constitution guaranteed the right to worship, but added: “Do not forget that the Constitution is implemented through the SKB.”

Ramlan Hutahaean, national secretary general for the Batak Christian Churches (HKBP), with which FPI has clashed, said he expected religious tolerance all the time, not only during Christmas.

He also bristled at Rizieq’s used of the word “controversial” during Christmas celebrations.

“I don’t think there’s anything controversial during Christmas. It’s a celebration of peace. From his statement it seems that he simply does not want his Christian brothers to celebrate Christmas,” he said.

“In this world we don’t live alone. We have to sit down with others who might not have the same faith. It’s the essence of living in a pluralistic society. If he can’t accept someone from a different faith, that shows the quality of his own,” Ramlan added.

Jakarta Police Spokesman Sr. Comr Baharudin Djafar said Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen Sutarman took the initiative to meet with the FPI at the headquarters.

“This is an important form of coordination so that we can together work for a conducive situation,” Baharudin said.

Between 10,000 and 20,000 police personnel would be deployed to safeguard churches during Christmas and New Year, he said.

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