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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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dutch royal extravagance: the queen in the golden coach

RNW, 12 September 2010 - 8:58am | By Maurice Laparlière

(Photo: ANP)

The golden coach is a rare display of extravagance by the Dutch royal family. In some other countries, furious mobs opposed to being ruled by a hereditary monarchy seized and burnt examples of royal pomp and display long ago. But that didn't happen in the Netherlands, where some see the golden coach as a symbol of national unity.

Every year, on the third Tuesday in September, at the opening of parliament, the 112-year-old grand carriage will be rolled out once again. And this year, Princes' Day, as the day is known, is on 21 September.

This week saw the publication of The Golden Coach, from a gift from ordinary Amsterdammers to national symbol. Authors Thijs van Leeuwen and Alberto Stofberg record the history, design, construction, decoration and use of the golden carriage.

There is a significant difference between the Dutch royal carriage and those of the former French and Russian royal houses. The House of Orange only uses the carriage on Princes' Day for the opening of parliament. As the queen waves a royal hand and smiles, the people line the streets, clapping and cheering.

Smoke bombs

Nevertheless, the golden coach remains a sensitive subject with many Dutch people. Extraordinarily, the coach has features in many of the significant moments in recent Dutch history. The coach appears in many photographs in the turbulent 1960s. The Second World War was still fresh in many people's memories when Crown Princess Beatrix married Klaus van Amsberg, a German. As the royal pair rode through the streets of Amsterdam in the carriage, smoke bombs exploded. Many photos show the golden coach bearing the happy couple emerging from clouds of smoke.

The birth of the coach tells a great deal about the feeling of national unity that the carriage engenders. At the end of the 19th century, Amsterdam was divided, rich against poor, workers against bosses. Many were angry about the growing divide between the very poor and the very rich. Encouraged by a popular and persuasive preacher, people from all sides decided to donate 25 cents for a gift to mark the coronation of Queen Wilhelmina in 1898. The appeal was an overwhelming success and brought people together and the golden coach is the result.

Royal pomp and display

Initially, Queen Wilhelmina had misgivings about accepting the gift, as she feared nationwide protests against royal pomp and extravagance. The golden coach was destined for a museum until she decided to use the carriage for her 1901 marriage to Prince Hendrik.

On Princes' Day 2001, the world was still reeling from the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. Many questioned whether it was wise or safe to allow the queen to use the golden coach to open parliament. However, tradition won out and it was used but the government decided something should be done to mark the terrible events of 9/11. The carriage stopped briefly in front of the US embassy in The Hague. Despite the gesture lasting a mere 15 seconds it made a deep impression; never before had a coach bearing the Dutch monarch stopped for a foreign representative to pay respects for the victims of a tragedy.
Not everyone thinks the coach is beautiful. It isn't made of gold but is just gold leaf and gold paint. The aesthetic lines of the vehicle weren't helped when the roof had to be raised in order to accommodate voluminous royal hairstyles and hats.

"Golden caravan"

When Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander was a student he had to excuse himself from lectures to attend Princes' Day. In the logbook he wrote, "I will be unable to attend tomorrow. I have to accompany my mother in a golden caravan as she rides through The Hague".

The golden coach has led a far from boring life: smoke bombs, a paint bomb during the marriage of Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima, sexual escapades by members of the Royal Constabulary and many others. Reason enough to devote 200 pages to the carriage in both Dutch and English. It's a must-have book for the hundreds of thousands of Dutch people who will line the streets on the third Tuesday of September, patiently waiting for a glimpse of the queen in the golden coach.

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