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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, October 10, 2012

With Sultan's Swearing In, SBY Puts Yogyakarta-Jakarta Tensions to Rest

Jakarta Globe, Arientha Primanita,  October 10, 2012

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, inaugurates Sri Sultan
 Hamengkubuwono X, left, as the governor of Yogyakarta, in a ceremony at
 the Yogyakarta Presidential Palace on Wednesday. (Antara Photo/
 Presidential Office/Abror Rizki)
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At a ceremony officially swearing in the governor and deputy governor of Yogyakarta, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday recognized the special status of the region, praising its “superior and advanced” achievements and affirming the province’s right to a distinctive system of local governance.

“Law Number 13 of 2012 is a form of recognition and at the same time of respect by the state for regional authorities that have specific and special characteristics. The state recognizes the special nature of Yogyakarta as a regional government that is different from those in other provinces,” Yudhoyono said.

He was speaking at a ceremony in Yogyakarta to swear in Sultan Hamengkubuwono X as governor and Prince Paku Alam IX as his deputy for the 2012-17 period. It was the first time the governor and deputy governor had ever been sworn in by a president.

The bill addressing the special territory of Yogyakarta was passed by the House of Representatives on Aug. 30 and signed into law by the president on Aug. 31, putting to a close years of disagreement between locals and the central government.

Jakarta had pushed for the leadership of the special territory, which holds the rank of a full province, to be elected as in other regions in Indonesia. But the people of Yogyakarta argued that under a special territory status granted to Yogyakarta by founding President Sukarno in recognition of the city’s contribution to Indonesia's struggle for independence in the 1940s, the reigning sultan of Yogyakarta and the prince of Paku Alam were to automatically become governor and deputy governor.

In his speech on Wednesday, Yudhoyono said the special status accorded to Yogyakarta could not be separated from the city-province’s role in the nation’s push for independence from the Dutch.

“History records that the special status accorded to Yogyakarta is part of the process of the establishment of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” he said, referring to an official announcement issued on Sept. 5, 1945, by then-Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX and Prince Paku Alam VIII, which stated that the sultanate of Yogyakarta was an integral part of the young republic.

The president said Law No. 13 granted special authority for Yogyakarta to have its own method for filling the governor and deputy governor posts, as well as in deciding matters of local governance, cultural development, land and zoning affairs, and special funding.

Yudhoyono also recognized Yogyakarta’s varied accomplishments.

“This province is superior and advanced in the fields of education, culture and tourism. The special territory of Yogyakarta has also recorded achievements in the creative industries, in its high life expectancy average and an education sector that is a main component of the human development index here,” Yudhoyono said.

The sultan, who became head of the Royal House following the death of his father, Hamengkubuwono IX, in 1989, automatically became governor after acting Governor Paku Alam VIII passed away in 1998.

The current deputy governor, Paku Alam IX, assumed his post in 2003.

The sultan’s hereditary claim to the governorship caused strains with the central government for years. At the peak of the tensions, Yogyakarta residents staged rallies demanding that the region break away from Indonesia. Given the strong resistance, the central government eventually softened its stance.

Analysts have praised the 66-year-old sultan as an able governor, with the province of more than 3.5 million people seeing rising economic prosperity since he took office in 1998. Under his rule, Yogyakarta remains one of Indonesia’s wealthiest and most religiously tolerant provinces.

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