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Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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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. …

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Simple Wellness Rituals to Soothe the Mind and Body

Jakarta Globe, Sylviana Hamdani, Jun 01, 2014

Best done in the morning, Yoga is one of the best ways to balance both
the body and mind. (Photo courtesy of Spa Village Resort)

This fast-paced modern life can easily wear us down but unfortunately, not all of us can afford a sabbatical year to do an “Eat, Pray, Love” inspired retreat.

The Jakarta Globe was recently invited to join the “School of Life” (SOL) program conducted by Spa Village Resort Tembok in Buleleng, Bali, where participants learned a number of health tips.

Here are a few small and easy steps you can incorporate into your daily life to rejuvenate both your body and mind.


Best done in the morning, yoga is one of the best ways to balance both body and mind. If you’re unsure of where to begin, Hatha yoga is the least demanding form of this ancient work-out.

The exercise should begin with breathing, during which we are encouraged to be aware of every part of our bodies, before continuing on to Asanas (yoga poses), including the child pose, downward-facing dog and sun salutations.

“Unresolved anger, trauma or fear may block up a system in your body and cause you to feel pain,” said the resort’s recreation head and resident yoga teacher, Luh Manis, adding that most of our pains and aches originate from blocked energies in our mind and body.

For novices, Manis advised them to learn the correct yoga poses with an experienced tutor in a class. But once they have mastered the moves, they can easily do it themselves at home every day.

Eat healthy

Surrounded by fast food and delicious street snacks, Jakartans may find it challenging to maintain a healthy diet. Now and then we may become disgusted at the greasy foods so readily available to us and vow to abstain from them, only to return a few days later with a vengeance.

“It’s not so difficult to eat healthy, you know,” said the spa resort’s executive chef, Martin Buchele. “You don’t need a six-week cucumber diet. You can eat a balanced meal and you’re healthy and fit.”

Buchele studied the ancient Buddhist tradition Bon in a monastery in Kathmandu in 2012. He is also well-versed in an innovative array of diet menus, including the macrobiotic regime and Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) to name a few. Buchele encouraged SOL participants to refrain from drinking cow’s milk for better digestion.

“Lactose intolerance is increasing,” he said. “That’s because the quality of cow’s feed is not very good, so the milk the animal produces is of poor quality.”

 In its stead, the chef introduced us to cashew milk.

 “Basically, you can make milk with any kinds of nuts,” Buchele said. “The best option is cashews. They don’t have such a high fat content and it’s so easy to make.”

However, he warned, if you decide to add fruits, make sure to drink the milk no more than six hours after making it. Cashew milk is perfectly safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

A Balinese remedy called boreh
will help you ease your aches
and pains. (Photo courtesy of
Spa Village Resort)

When you feel dull aches or pains on your back or knees, resist the urge to immediately grab a bottle of painkillers. Instead, try a traditional Balinese remedy called boreh (heat rub), made from ingredients that can easily be found in the kitchen.

To make your own boreh, you will need 50 grams of ginger, galangal and cloves each, as well as 100 grams of soaked white rice. Pound the cloves by using pestle and mortar, until they become powder. Pour the clove powder into a container and set it aside. Then, grind the soaked rice until you get a soft paste. Cut the ginger and galangal into small pieces before grinding them together into powder. Mix the ginger and galangal with the (ground) rice to form a concoction before adding some clove powder. Stir the ingredients thoroughly and your boreh is ready to use. You can apply it on any part of the body, except the face; leave the salve on for 15 minutes before gently wiping your skin clean with a warm towel.

“It’s cheap, homemade and free from chemicals,” said Suartini, the resort’s spa therapist. “The heat will seep into your muscles and joints to relieve the pain.”

You can keep the homemade concoction in the refrigerator for two days.


To enhance your night’s sleep, keep all your gadgets and other electronics away from your bedroom. A breathing exercise and meditation session before bed will help you ease into a deep slumber.

“These days, everyone is so busy,” Manis. “When people go home, parts of their minds are still in the office, in the meeting, so we bring it altogether [with meditation] before going to sleep.”

During meditation, we simply attune our minds to our body and release all pent-up emotions with the deep breathing exercises.

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