Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts
The Aurora Australis is observed from the International Space Station during a geomagnetic storm on May 29, 2010 (AFP Photo)

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..

Northern lights over Terschelling, Friesland..
(Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 27-28 February, 2014)

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.

Northern lights delight Dutch in surprise showing in north and east.
Still from timelapse film by Schylgefilm (Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands - 17 Mar 2015)

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"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.)

"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. …

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Holland in the heart of Germany

Deutsche Welle, 12 June 2012

With its red-brick houses with white window frames, the Dutch Quarter provides a unique example of Dutch architectural design - just outside the German capital.

The red-brick clinker houses brace themselves shoulder-to-shoulder against the wind; their belfries stretch up to the cloud-covered June sky. Their frugal design adds to the atmosphere in this tiny Dutch enclave amidst all the ostentatious Prussian buildings in Potsdam.

Tourists saunter through the narrow lanes, attempting to capture the atmosphere on camera. As the rain clouds suddenly burst, they seek shelter in one of the many traditional Dutch-style cafes offering Koffie and Poffertjes - coffee and a small pastry that's similar to a pancake.

The rain doesn't bother Hans Göbel. Making his way through the Dutch Quarter, he's happy to stop and chat with local gallery owners. As chairman of the Association for the Promotion of Dutch Culture in Potsdam, he knows the Dutch Quarter better than most.

"The Prussians constructed it with a typical German thoroughness," explained Göbel. "You won't find a residential area built so consistently to the style of this period - even in Holland."

The Dutch Quarter, where you can find "Koffie" and "Poffertjes," is
a favorite among tourists

Dutch scenery, international flair

The architect of the Quarter was Dutchman Jan Bouman. In the mid-18th century, he was commissioned by Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I to drain the local marshes and erect a Dutch-style residential area. Dutch craftsmen - some of the best in Europe - were enlisted to work on the project.

Although the craftsmen were promised that they would be given the houses upon completion, the strategy failed. The specialists from Holland didn't come in the droves that had been expected. French and Prussian trade representatives, as well as soldiers and artists, were drafted instead.

The atmosphere in the Dutch Quarter has remained international even today. Italian cuisine, German craftwork and French boutiques can all be found there. A range of Dutch beers are served in the old local pubs. "People here like to drink Dutch beers," said one landlord, grinning, "and it's not just the tourists, but the locals too." 

Hans Göbel is chairman of the
Association for the Promotion of Dutch
Culture in Potsdam
Restoration following reunification

Today, around 1,000 people live in the 134 houses. Hans Göbel fell for the charm of the area over a quarter of a century ago.

"I was simply taken with the flair of the Dutch Quarter," he said. He and his family moved to Potsdam in the mid-1980s. He began renovating one of the houses in the Mittelstrasse as one of the first residents to do so.

When Germany was divided between East and West, almost all of the houses in the area were dilapidated and plans were made to demolish them. But dedicated residents managed to put a stop to that.

Following German reunification in 1990, the majority of the houses were restored according to strict requirements. Every house was under a preservation order and listed as being of historical interest. This meant that their appearance could not be altered in any fundamental way. In addition, the general appearance of the Quarter had to be preserved.

It was an exciting challenge for Hans Göbel. As director of planning, he took care of the buildings at the University of Potsdam during the day, only to return in the evening to the reconstruction work on his own home. Today, nearly all of the houses in the Dutch Quarter have been restored.

The houses in the Dutch Quarter were saved from demolition by a
group of dedicated residents

A museum and lots of festivals

One of the houses gives visitors an authentic impression of how life looked in the 18th century. The Jan Bouman House in the center of the Quarter, which houses the Dutch culture association, is now a museum. Alongside an exhibition on the history of the Dutch Quarter, there are lavishly designed rooms filled with period furniture and household items: a large open fire, a large weaving loom and a coal-burning oven.

Tourists love the Dutch Quarter. Tens of thousands of them come to the Potsdam Annual Tulip Festival in April alone.

"It's really happening here," explained Göbel, his eyes twinkling. "We've got traditional music, flowers and all the cheese you could ever want. The full program." Thus fulfilling the wish of the grandfather of the Quarter. Upon invitation from the culture association, busloads of visitors from Holland come to the Quarter now and then and, for a short time at least, it's finally fully of Dutch people.

Author: Theresa Tropper / hw
Editor: Kate Bowen
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