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Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"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, October 12, 2010

Opposition to woman’s leadership of district wanes

Hotli Simanjuntak, The Jakarta Post, Banda Aceh | Tue, 10/12/2010 9:42 AM

Opposition by ulema and councilors in Aceh to a woman becoming district head is reportedly weakening.

Anisa, who became head of Pelimbang district, Bireun regency on May 21, 2010, said the ulema and councilors had initially opposed her promotion arguing that it was against Islamic law.

“[Opposition] has declined. Many public figures have come to me and apologized for their previous resistance,” she told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview.

Considered a capable and good leader, Anisa was promoted to head of Pelimbang district by Bireun Regent Nurdin AR.

Anisa was previously head of village administration at the regency, a position that gave her a chance to work with villagers.

“I covered 609 villages across different districts in Bireun. I never encountered any problems at the village level while doing my job,” she said.

She added she was disappointed and frustrated by the opposition. “As a woman I felt I was being treated unfairly. I saw it as an attempt to restrict women in the community,” she said.

Anisa said she had never been deterred by the opposition, which she said was a result of misinterpreting Islamic law.

Luki, from the Indonesian Women’s Coalition of Aceh, blamed flawed interpretations of Islamic law for the objections raised to female leadership.

“Rejecting women’s leadership in Aceh is an ignorant and outdated form of Islamic sharia interpretation,” she said.

According to Luki, there are many examples of the application of Islamic law with no input from women. Women, she said, were often the victims of misinterpretation in the application of allegedly Islamic-based regulations.

“It’s a setback in the application of laws. It’s like we’re going back to the stone age, a premodern Islamic age, in which women were not allowed to lead,” Luki said.

Luki said that there were many religious teachings that needed to be adjusted for the current era.

“Banning a woman from becoming a leader is not practical because election law clearly allows for women’s involvement in politics,” she said.

Nurdin said that opposition to female leadership would not stop him from having female district heads in his regency.

“[The rejection] is the work of a few people who interpret Islamic law incorrectly,” he said.

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