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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. …

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Indonesia's World-Class Pianist ... at 14

Jakarta Globe, Katrin Figge, January 15, 2013

Janice Carissa Kurniawan, 14, started playing the piano as a child and has
 since performed around the world. She plays her first recital in Indonesia
tonight. (Photo courtesy of Sienny Debora)
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At first sight, Janice Carissa Kurniawan looks like a regular teenager: the bubbly, charming 14-year-old is a 9th grade scholarship student at Cita Hati Christian Junior High School in Surabaya. She likes to hang out with her friends at a mall on the weekends, hoping to catch a movie.

But as soon as her fingers touch the keys of a piano, Janice drifts off into another world — the world of music.

She has spent two hours every day playing the piano for as long as she can remember. On some days — especially prior to a concert — she practices up to eight or nine hours. Janice has already performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York, and will have her first solo piano recital in Indonesia at Soehanna Hall in South Jakarta tonight at 7:30 p.m., organized by the Jaya Suprana School of Performing Arts.

Janice’s mother Sienny Debora, the founder of music school Studio Musik Sienny and a piano teacher for 36 years, realized very early that her daughter had a special gift.

“When she was only 4 years old, she could already follow the melody of very complex pieces that even my advanced students had trouble with,” she recalled.

Janice’s musical talent was certainly harnessed by growing up in a musical family — not only does her mother play, but so does her older brother Ryan and her aunt Ivon Maria, who also serves as a mentor to her.

At first, Janice also played the drums and other percussion instruments, but in the end, the piano won her over.

“Before I actually learned to play and knew how to read notes, I always ran to the piano and hit the keys,” Janice said in flawless English. “That always made me happy.”

When she was 8 years old, she won the IBLA International Piano Competition in Jakarta. It was then that Janice realized she wanted to become a professional pianist and stopped regarding music as a mere pastime. Instead she looked at it as something that could be her calling.

“I realized that this is what I was meant to live for,” she said.

As the winner of the competition, she was invited to travel to the United States and play a month-long tour, which took her to Carnegie Hall, Radford University in Virginia and other venues in Minnesota and Arkansas. It was a journey she still remembers fondly today.

“There was this dinner, and I was sitting next to Mark Stodola [the mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas], but I didn’t realize it was him, so I only had eyes for the food,” Janice said. “And when he told me who he was, I was embarrassed. But hey, I was only 8 years old, so I hope that’s OK as an excuse.”

After returning from America, Janice thrived during her piano lessons. More concerts followed — most notably a tour in Italy in 2008, and in Poland in 2011 and 2012.

Two years ago, she was invited to the Presidential Palace in Bogor to perform for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his ministers. In the same year, she also performed a duet with her brother at the Sydney Opera House.

In 2010, the siblings also entered the first edition of the Trans TV reality show “Indonesia Mencari Bakat” (“Indonesia’s Got Talent”) together. Janice also had the chance to take master classes with renowned pianists from all over the world.

“It’s a great opportunity, because I get to learn something new each time,” Janice said.

Janice has been inducted into the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) five times already for her efforts on the piano.

Even though she is still very young — or maybe because of that — Janice has never suffered from stage fright. She also isn’t nervous about her recital tonight.

“Whenever I see a concert hall full of people, I get this feeling that I need to get out there and play,” she said. “So, I am excited, but in a good way.”

She has chosen pieces from Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Kapustin, Carl Vine and Jaya Suprana for her debut — a colorful mix of classical music from baroque to contemporary.

When asked who her favorite composer is, Janice had to think hard about an answer.

“I love all the composers, they all have something unique to them,” she said. “But I think I like Franz Liszt the most. Whenever I play his pieces, I can feel in my soul what he was trying to say through his music.”

Janice knows that constant practice is the key to a successful career in music.

“If I take a break for only one day, my hands will feel different the next time I sit at the piano,” she said. “It’s already a little bit messy.”

Looking ahead, Janice doesn’t know yet where her path will take her once she has graduated from high school.

“It’s three more years, and I should decide what to do next soon,” she said earnestly. “Three years sounds like a long time, but in reality, time flies.”

While she still wants to be able to travel and perform all over the world, Janice thinks that she will always keep her base in Indonesia.

“It’s my country, and I love it,” she said. “This is my home. And there are so many young and talented kids who are now interested in classical music, who haven’t been discovered yet. But maybe I will study in Europe or the US first. I am still trying to find the perfect school.”

Her mother supports Janice and shares the same dreams with the young girl: seeing her perform in great concert halls in front of enthusiastic audiences. But if, for whatever reason, Janice should change her mind about becoming a pianist, Sienny said that she wouldn’t mind either.

“So far, she has never once said that she was bored with the piano,” Sienny explained. “But if she was, that would be fine with me too. I want her to follow her heart and do what’s best for her.”

While the majority of her life is focused on the piano, Janice also allows herself some time outside of the music world to explore her other passions.

“I am interested in photography, I love to take pictures,” she said, but added that nothing could ever replace her love for the piano. “It’s the biggest part of my life, and I could never let that go.”

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"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

"..... DNA - A Quantum Force 

Now we get to the core truth, don't we? So I will tell you. The ninety percent of DNA which is quantum, is filled with information, both esoteric and timeless. It is a quantum blueprint for everything you are and have been since you arrived on the planet the first time. DNA contains instruction sets for your life; everything from your full Akashic Record - every single lifetime you have had - to the benevolent creator's fingerprint within the seeds of creation itself. Every single talent you ever had is there, even if you don't have any of those today... the record is there. Every predisposition of weakness and strength are there. Biologically, every single instruction to every single stem cell is there. . ..."

"..... DNA is a Dynamic Molecule, not a static one.

Humanity is stuck in the 3D portion of their biological thinking. In your 3-D life, you simply accept the chemistry you're given. You act as though the three percent gene producing part is all there is. You believe it is a chemical protocol that is unchangeable and simply "you." You don't see it for the way it's designed. It's dynamic and always has been. It's not set, but will continue to simply repeat what it does unless there is another quantum influence on it.

Therefore you live with the 3 percent as though it were all there is, and since it just "came with your body" and seems to control everything, you never talk to it. Many of you come in with pre-dispositions based upon the karma which is put upon you from your past lives. You don't come in clean [without karmic energy]. Instead, you arrive with pre-dispositions, fears and phobias. Some are positive. Perhaps you come in as a prodigy continuing your last life... the 8-year-old who can paint like a master and do brushstrokes that take 30 years to develop. What does that tell you about what must be in the DNA?

Perhaps you come in as the composer, the pianist, the prodigy, the violinist, just waiting until your hands can go on the fingerboard or can reach up and fret the notes. Perhaps you come in knowing how to play the piano, just waiting for your hands to get big enough to do what you used to do... without any lessons. How do you explain that, dear ones? The answer is that all this is contained in the dynamic quantum instruction sets of your DNA... the part you never talk to it. .."

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