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"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)


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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, January 2, 2013

Dutchwoman swaps Farc AK-47 for peace talks with Colombia government

Tanja Nijmeijer, a graduate whose 'social justice' quest led to a fighting role with the Farc rebels, is negotiating with Havana

The Guardian, Jorge Enrique Botero in Havana, Sibylla Brodzinsky, Wednesday 2 January 2013

Tanja Nijmeijer (right), pictured at a guerilla camp in the Colombian jungle.
Photograph: Ho/AFP

As a young girl in the placid Dutch countryside, Tanja Nijmeijer dreamed of a life of chastity, poverty and obedience as a nun. Instead, she took up an AK-47 in faraway Colombia, joined the country's largest and most violent guerrilla group, and has spent the past decade dodging air raids, planting explosives and enduring days-long marches through jungles and mountains.

Nijmeijer – who in the ranks of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the Farc) goes by the nom de guerre Alexandra Nariño – is part of the rebel delegation engaged in peace talks in Havana with Colombian government negotiators to try to end a 50-year conflict that has left tens of thousands dead and one tenth of the population internally displaced.

In an interview for the Guardian at the mansion she shares with 29 others from the Farc delegation in El Laguito, an exclusive suburb of Havana, Nijmeijer tries to play down the sudden celebrity she has become, given the oddity of her origins. "I'm not a star," she says. "I'm just another guerrilla fighter."

But her background has little in common with the roughly 9,000 other fighters in the Farc, most of whom were recruited from the poor peasant families of Colombia's remote countryside.

Nijmeijer was born in the Dutch town of Denekamp, near the German border, into a comfortable middle-class life. "When I was little I dreamed of becoming a nun, because I was raised in a very Catholic family," she says. "Then when I started school I began having serious doubts about religion and the existence of God. In university, I became a diehard atheist."

In 1998 looking for internship opportunities and adventure, she answered an ad in her college newspaper to teach English at a private school in the Colombian city of Pereira.

Before coming to Colombia, Nijmeijer says she "didn't know anything" about the Farc or the conflict that was at its height, with the guerrillas staging mass kidnappings throughout the country, overrunning military bases and sabotaging the infrastructure, while rival rightwing paramilitary groups massacred civilians.

She remembers that when she went to the Colombian consulate for her visa an official asked her: "Miss, are you aware that there is a war going on in our country?"

On her arrival in Colombia she grew aware of the country's vast social inequalities – by some counts 52% of arable land is owned by 1.5% of landowners – and about the Farc, whose purported aim is to fight for social justice.

After her internship she went home to the Netherlands but by 2002 she had returned to the country. By that time a previous round of peace talks between the government and the Farc had broken off and Álvaro Uribe, who was then president, was pushing a new hardline security policy.

Nijmeijer became involved in the Farc's network of urban guerrillas in Bogotá, helping to bomb police stations and the city's bus network, crimes for which she has been indicted in Colombian courts. Then she was called to join the ranks with uniform and rifle in hand. Her training, involving marches lasting days through thick jungle, nearly broke her, but her tenacity and revolutionary zeal impressed the commanders.

More than a decade later Nijmeijer only has a hint of an accent in Spanish and uses the colloquialisms and turns of phrases of Colombian peasants. She is unapologetic about her life choice.

"I am part of an armed movement and arms kill. No one denies that," she says. "The hardest thing for me in the guerrillas is the death of my comrades."

Nijmeijer was present when the Farc's top military commander, Jorge Briceño, alias Mono Jojoy, was killed in an air raid on his camp.

Recalling the moment in 2010, she says: "I heard the thump of the helicopter and then there were so many bombs falling that I said: 'No! This is where it ends'. After the first bombs we heard Mono cry out … 'Get the people out of here!' Those were his last words."

She says another difficult part of her guerrilla life has been separation from her family. Contact has been sporadic. In 2005 her mother was allowed to meet her in a rebel camp after traversing the country by helicopter calling out her daughter's name by loudspeaker. Nijmeijer will not say whether her family have seen her in Havana.

Though certainly the most media savvy, Nijmeijer says she is not the only foreigner in the Farc and that she has met Ecuadorans, Venezuelans, Brazilians and other Europeans.

"My case is not unique. This is a historic moment when capitalism, multinationals, and the economy are globalising, and struggles are also globalising, too."

Nijmeijer's presence in the Farc was first detected when the military found her journal at an abandoned camp after a bombing raid in 2007. The battered exercise book revealed the Dutchwoman's revolutionary passions, home sickness – and her apparent doubts about joining.

If the Farc managed to reach power would "the girlfriends of the comrades [be seen]) in Ferrari Testarossas with breast implants and eating caviar?" she wrote.

In 2003 Nijmeijer was chosen to act as translator for three American defence department contractors who were taken hostage after their plane was shot down over Farc territory.

She remembers one of the men, Marc Gonsalves, said to her: "If the government of my country wants it can come in here and wipe you all out in six months." To which she says she responded saying that if they were attacked they would all die, including the Americans.

Gonsalves, who was rescued by the Colombian army in 2008, later told the Miami Herald that he felt very threatened by the Dutchwoman, whom he dubbed a "real deal terrorist".

Nijmeijer says that despite the tough talk she felt a certain compassion for the hostages. "If for me, who was there of my own will, the life [in the jungle] was difficult, how hard it must have been for them who had not chosen that life."

In addition to the criminal charges she faces in Colombia, she has been indicted in the US for participating in the Americans' kidnapping.

The Farc is accused of indiscriminate killing of civilians, forced recruitment and kidnapping. She is unapologetic, saying the guerrillas are not the victimisers. "We have been the victims of this war," she says, despite the tens of  thousands of civilians affected by Farc actions.

Notwithstanding the hardships of rebel life, after a month in the Cuban capital Nijmeijer says she "misses the jungle and the comrades".

What would her role be in a post-conflict Colombia? "I am a Farc guerrilla and will continue to be one," she says. "If we achieve peace with social justice I would stay in the Farc and continue to do what is needed."

Peace talks

Delegates for the government of Colombia and Farc rebels are locked in negotiations to try to end the country's war, with both sides saying that the talks, which are being held under a veil of secrecy, are going well.

Seuxis Paucias Hernández, a Farc member, known as Jesús Santrich, told reporters in December that the two sides were engaged in a "respectful discussion" in which they are putting forth their positions.

Colombia's president, Juan Manuel Santos, has said that while the pace of the talks has been positive, Colombians should "have patience and not demand immediate results" because negotiators were dealing with "some very complex issues".

A Gallup poll last month showed that while 71% of Colombians supported the peace process, only 43% believed they would end in a peace deal.

The negotiations started off with discussion on land access and agrarian reform, often cited as one of the core issues in Colombia's armed conflict. A national forum has come up with 400 proposals.

Four other issues on the agenda are illegal drugs, political participation, disarmament and reparations for victims.

Agencies
Dutch FARC rebel Tanja Nijmeijer, aka Alexandra upon
arrival in Havana on November 5 (anncol.eu/AFP, Dick
Emanuelss)

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