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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, March 25, 2009

Hotels offer indoor activities during Nyepi

Niken Prathivi and Ni Komang Erviani, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar | Wed, 03/25/2009 1:08 PM

Hotels in Bali have prepared various activities for their guests not observing the Balinese Hindu religious holiday of Nyepi, which falls on Thursday, by offering customized indoor activities.

Nyepi, or the Day of Silence, marks the Balinese Saka New Year 1931. Devotees are expected to observe the principles of amati geni (to not light fires or lust), amati karya (to not work), amati lelungan (to not travel) and amati lelanguan (to not have entertainment).

The Westin Nusa Dua Hotel in Nusa Dua, Badung regency, is offering a lively ogoh-ogoh (papier-mache effigy) festival Wednesday, with various indoor activities during Nyepi to entertain guests.

"We will have miniature ogoh-ogoh walking from our lobby to our private beach area a day before Nyepi," marketing communication director Rainata Tjoa told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, adding that guests could enjoy a buffet dinner after the show.

"The ogoh-ogoh will give our guests an idea of what Nyepi is about."

Ogoh-ogoh are built and paraded before Nyepi, and usually take the form of mythological beings, mostly demons. After being paraded around town, the effigies are then burned to ashes in a cemetery as a symbol of self-purification.

During Nyepi, which will be observed from 6 a.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday, the Westin will provide sports and creative activities for adults and children alike.

"The adults may jog or play table tennis at the hotel's facilities," Rainata said.

A bit simpler than the Westin, the Four Seasons Resort Bali in Jimbaran Bay is offering cooking classes and spa treatments during Nyepi.

"We're providing cooking classes and spa treatments for our guests, to pamper them during their stay," said public relations officer Putu Indrawati.

"The hotel will close its open-air restaurant on the beach in respect of the Nyepi holiday."

For US$90, guests can also learn how to cook Balinese dishes.

"They can learn how to make sate lilit or tom yam soup, and end the day with a lunch with our chef," Indrawati said.

The Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association's (PRHI) Bali office has requested hotel keep their activities toned down.

PRHI Bali chief Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana said Tuesday the association had prohibited hotels from organizing parties during Nyepi.

"The essence of the Day of Silence is contemplation. So we expect hotels to offer holiday packages that are in keeping with the spirit of Nyepi," he said.

"Spread the meaning of Nyepi to guests so they can understand and respect the holiday."

He added Nyepi held its own unique charm for foreign tourists.

However, the Association of Indonesian Tours and Travel Agencies' (Asita) Bali chairman, Aloysius Purwa, said Nyepi had yet to attract many overseas visitors.

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