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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. …

Friday, November 16, 2007

Honey bears charm park visitors

Nurni Sulaiman, The Jakarta Post, Balikpapan

Hunkered down in her home in the Natural Environmental and Education Park in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, is Anna, a honey bear.

Ignoring all the humans around her, she tucked into her food. She is one of five bears living in the facility, ranging from five to 10 years old. There are three males -- Haris, Benny and Batik -- and two females, Anna and Idot.

The bears have been the pride of the park since 2003 and in the past few years the city has made the honey bear its official animal.

"Honey bears are solitary animals. Those which survive in the jungle can sense human presence from two kilometers away. The captive bears are quite familiar with humans, as long as there is not too much noise," said park manager Satria Imam Pribadi.

Anna and her colleagues seem to enjoy their activities in the 1.3-hectare enclosure. Anna usually plays for two hours and is provided with meals at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day.

Satria said the animals must be left to roam freely in the enclosure to prevent fights, adding that Harris and Batik in particular did not get on well.

The enclosure is in the form of natural forest an is enclosed with an electrified fence.

"It's not fatal, but only creates some pain or shock. All the animals have been trained to stay away from the fence," said Satria.

Visitors can not directly interact with the five bears, but can watch them from a boardwalk a meter away.

The 250-meter boardwalk is made of 90-cm wide planks and a 90-cm wall from bangkirai timber, and was still under construction The Jakarta Post visited the park recently.

"It will have surrounded half the enclosure at 400 meters long by next week," said Satria.

Although the animals are familiar with humans, signs at the park advise: "Honey bears are very sensitive and shy. Walk slowly and speak softly!", with pictures of a bear hiding.

Visitors are not allowed to smoke or bring food and drink with them onto the boardwalk.

The honey bears were all rescued from human homes, where they were mistreated.

Harry, the largest, is blind due to abuse. The four other bears also have health problems and have no teeth, which were probably pulled out by their owners.

"They were kept by humans before. The authorities had to seize them because they were not taken care of and were suffering," said Satria.

The bears are fed with boiled tempeh, or soyabean cake, eggs, rice and vegetables, with the same nutritional content as their natural diet. However, their favorite food, unsurprisingly, is honey.

Honey bears survive in the tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia they are only found in Kalimantan and Sumatra.

The park is also home to numerous rescued cats.

"They were neglected or abandoned by people on the streets, so we take care of them. As their number gradually rises, each time a cat is brought to the park, we sterilize it first so they won't breed," added Satria. The cats have also been vaccinated to prevent rabies and worms.

"We also provide a children's park so they can enjoy the natural surroundings while playing," said Satria.

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