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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Friday, August 23, 2013

No more Christmas? Berlin tries neutrality

Deutsche Welle, 23 August 2013

Will Berlin cancel Christmas this year? Germany's multicutlural capital is experimenting with religious neutrality to make all its residents feel more at home. DW's Louise Osborne is all for it.

It may be too early to start talking about Christmas in August unless you work in the chocolate industry, but as summer slowly eases into fall, it is already cropping up in casual conversation as plans are being made.

That's not because people are particularly looking forward to the festive season. Personally, I'm hoping to stave of winter as long as possible with an Indian summer. But it is, nevertheless, now occupying the thoughts of Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain's district officials due to a row over religious terms - such as "Christmas" - when referring to the annual, um, winter markets that are legendary well beyond Germany's borders.

It seems that some in Berlin's more alternative district have chosen to refer to the Weihnachtsmärkte (Christmas markets) taking place in the neighborhood under the more neutral and non-religious term Winterfest (winter festival).

The Emmauskirche in Berlin-Kreuzberg
 suffered severe damage during World
War II
In fact, according to an article in Tagesspiegel this week, this has already been done in the past in a bid to take religion out of the equation and make sure everyone living in the district, whether Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or atheist, can personally identify with the rows of stands that sell handmade trinkets and mulled wine.

An even playing field

But the Christmas market is not the only event that has seen its title changed. The paper also reports the transformation of the feast marking the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, to Sommerfest (summer festival), with the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district apparently saying that religion has no place in public places. Apparently the district has also removed the word "religion" from the official criteria for its awards for citizen engagement.

While some think this equates to an anti-religious sentiment, I don't think that's the case.

It's not about having a negative attitude toward faith - but rather providing an even playing field and promoting equality for those of every religion, as well as for non-believers aiding integration in a multicultural neighborhood.

Living close to the Landwehrkanal - the canal that straddles the multicultural districts of Kreuzberg and Neukölln - I can see the diversity in the way people live, their religions and traditions, ranging from my Christian Syrian flat mate to the Muslim Turks running the snack bar on Kottbusser Dam that serves my favorite takeaway food.

The Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque in Berlin-Kreuzberg opened in 2008

Walking down Skalitzerstrasse toward Görlitzer Park, you pass a modern-looking mosque with its decorative turrets and glass dome almost opposite Lausitzer Platz, where there is a church with a towering spire and red façade.

Meanwhile, religious buildings dedicated to Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and many other religions are scattered around Berlin's leafy streets creating a feeling of diversity and color in the cosmopolitan city.

No threat to Christmas

While it is wonderful to live in a place surrounded by so many cultures and religions, it can be difficult to ensure everyone feels like they're valued equally regardless of their religion - or, as in my case, non-religion.

One way of trying to achieve this, and the way the Kreuzberg district seems to favor, is by looking to the US, which has long focused on politically correct terms and tried to achieve inclusion by promoting secularism.

In the way Americans say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas," Kreuzberg is saying Winterfest to mean Christmas market. In countries as deeply Christian as both the US and Germany, the name of the holiday itself will continue to refer to the celebration of Jesus' birth, but the change of related terminology at least makes the festivities more inclusive.

Suppression versus neutrality

It is a concept that appears to have been lost on the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Church, both of which have expressed concern over this way of thinking in Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain. The deputy superintendent of the Protestant Church in the Mitte district, Peter Storck, even went so far as to call religious neutrality a hallmark of "dictatorial states," according to Tagesspiegel.

Indeed, Germany did experience two dictatorships in the 20th century - the Nazis and the communists in East Germany - which suppressed religious freedom. But suppression and neutrality are two entirely different situations that cannot be compared.

I come from a country that is far from secular, with the state and the Church of England intertwined, and there, as well as in Berlin, I think changes need to be made to help everyone feel as if they are respected and equal - regardless of religion.

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