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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, December 9, 2010

Youths voice pessimism over govt anticorruption effort

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 12/09/2010

Amid rampant corruption in Indonesia, young people expressed their disappointment and pessimism over the government’s effort to eradicate corruption.

Voices against corruption: The Last Child performs in front of
hundreds of youth at an event organized by Indonesia Corruption
Watch to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day and
raise awareness among young people. Courtesy of ICW
A University of Indonesia student majoring in state administration, Agnes Setyowati, 21, does not believe the government can tackle corruption. “I doubt it,” she told The Jakarta Post at a recent concert organized by the Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) in Depok. “The government itself is way too corrupt and its efforts in eradicating corruption show no progress.”

She added, however, that it was important for the public to stay optimistic. “How can we solve the problem if everyone believes the country has no hope?” quipped Agnes, who instead puts her faith in the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to handle corruption cases.

The concert, which presented Efek Rumah Kaca, Melanie Subono and Last Child, among others, was named the GIPSI (Anticorruption Generation) concert. It aimed at gaining young people’s support and participation in preventing corruption, as well as to commemorate International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9.

“I think such an event is a good tool to raise people’s awareness of corruption. It also makes such a serious theme of corruption lighter and easier for the public,” Agnes went on.

A political sciences fresh graduate from the National University, Riski Adam, 23, who went to the event to see Last Child perform, said corruption was so rampant in the country that it happened within government offices. “I therefore doubt the government can eradicate corruption as long as the handling of cases is entrusted to it,” he said.

Riski added that corruption had become the norm in the bureaucracy, starting from the smallest unit. He said, for example, that the officials at the community unit in his neighborhood still collected illegal fees to process people’s ID cards.

“They make us pay around Rp 20,000 [US$2.20] for an ID card,” he said.

Unlike Riski and Agnes, younger students were unfamiliar with the anticorruption campaign and said they just learned about it at the concert.

A high school student, Reggy Giffari, 17, said he did not have any opinion about the anticorruption effort.

“All I know is the government is very corrupt and KPK is the good guy,” Reggy told the Post.

“But I know embezzling money, including that from our parents, is wrong.”

“We want to remind youngsters and youths to participate in preventing and also eradicating corruption.

Don’t let corruption affect the young generation,” ICW’s campaign coordinator Illian Deta Arta Sari said at the concert.

She added that it was urgent to have youth participate in the action against corruption. “Because at some point, many of them will enter the bureaucratic system or at least interact with bureaucrats. As we know, the system is prone to corruption,” she said.

Cholil, vocalist and lead guitarist of the Efek Rumah Kaca, said backstage that it was important to raise public awareness of corruption through a casual event like the concert.

His band performed a song called Mosi Tidak Percaya (Motion of Distrust), which is about people’s distrust of the powers that be in this country. (ipa)

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