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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. …

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big names ready to jam for Jakarta

Dian Kuswandini, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Thu, 03/05/2009 9:01 AM 


Tuning up: Renowned Italian jazz pianist Stefano Bollani performs solo at the Italian culture center in Jakarta on Wednesday. He, along with 150 other local and international artists, will take part in the Java Jazz festival. JP/J. ADIGUNA

The much-awaited Java Jazz Festival has almost arrived, with music enthusiasts bracing for three days of world-class performances from around 150 local and international artists. 

The line-up will feature renowned international musicians Brian McKnight, Jason Mraz, Daniel Reeves, Laura Fygi, Peabo Bryson, Matt Bianco and Swing Out Sister, who will headline the festival among others for the 72,000 jazz fans expected to bop and groove at the Jakarta Convention Center between March 6 and 8. 

Java Jazz founder Peter F. Gontha has said this year’s festival will once again bring together music lovers from many genres other than jazz in its truest form, as well as bring the world to Indonesia. 

“I’m happy to say that considering the unfavorable circumstances we face here, Indonesia has earned a good reputation globally because of this festival,” Peter said Wednesday. 

The festival will play host to musicians from jazz communities across the world including the United States, Japan, Mexico, Norway, India, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica and Malaysia. 

“All of these musicians have expressed great enthusiasm for playing at Java Jazz,” he said.

Titled “It’s a Festival for All”, Java Jazz will entertain not only the purists of the jazz movement but also fans of blues, fusion, acid, nu jazz, R&B, jazz soul and jazz pop. 

“We’re glad to say that we managed to secure great support from the government this year,” Peter said. The Trade Ministry, Tourism Ministry and State Ministry of Environment are among the festival’s sponsors. 

Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu, who also attended the press conference, said the government saw the festival as a great opportunity to promote Indonesia internationally. 

“With such great potential, the government hopes it can help promote Indonesia’s creative industry to the world,” Mari said. 

As well as embracing the local creative industry, Java Jazz is also promoting itself as an environmentally-friendly event this year. 

“Zero Waste Festival” and “Bike to Java Jazz” are among the festival’s programs, offering concert-goers more than just a musical experience. 

The festival will also feature a recycling center aimed at educating the audience on the benefits of adopting the “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” concept.

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