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, January 10, 2016

Warm winter melts Dutch skaters' hopes of legendary canal race

Yahoo – AFP, Jan Hennop and Nicolas Delaunay, January 8, 2016

A warming climate and a lack of freezing winters are forcing Dutch skaters to turn
 to artificial ice rinks, but many see natural ice skating as the ultimate form of the
sport (AFP Photo/Remko de Waal)

Leeuwarden (Netherlands) (AFP) - Winter is nearing the halfway mark in the Netherlands with record high temperatures, melting fervent Dutch skaters' hopes of gliding over frozen canals or taking part in a near-mythical race last held 19 years ago.

December was the warmest-ever recorded in three centuries, leaving depressed Dutch skaters idly sharpening their blades and praying for temperatures to drop.

A short frozen spell in the country's north at the start of the New Year briefly raised spirits and saw some desperate skaters try out a thin layer of ice that glossed over pavements and streets.

Many others, however, have been left to seek solace at 24 major indoor ice skating centres and hundreds of smaller outdoor rinks to practise their gliding techniques on artificial ice, kept frozen by electrically-powered machines.

But what they dream of is skating on "real ice".

'Magic of skating outside'

Every winter, the Dutch carefully scrutinise weather reports. When a cold spell strikes the thickness of the ice is meticulously tested daily until it reaches more than six centimetres (2.3 inches), considered thick enough for recreational skating. Marathon skating requires ice to be at least twice as thick.

Record high temperatures in the Netherlands is melting fervent Dutch skaters' 
hopes of gliding over frozen canals or taking part in a near-mythical race last
held 19 years ago (AFP Photo/Siese Veenstra)

For some, the absence of a long, freezing cold winter is becoming a real cause for concern.

"Of course we're worried that the global climate is getting warmer," said Hans Zweedijk of the North Limburg Recreational Skating Society, based in the eastern Dutch city of Venlo.

"We've seen our membership drop over the last few years due to the lack of natural ice to skate on," he told AFP.

"Our members would much rather skate on natural ice than go round-and-round a 400 metre artificial ice rink," added Zweedijk, whose society counts some 500 members who skate at a rink in the nearby German town of Grefrath.

For many -- including the country's top Olympic medallists who won a total of 24 skating medals including eight golds at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi -- nothing compares to the feeling of skating outdoors.

"It's cold, there's ice, there's snow sometimes and that's the magic of skating outside," said Wiebe Wieling, president of the Society of Frisian Elf Steden (Eleven Cities) tour, one of the world's most mythical skating endurance races.

"When you skate from one place to the other you get a feeling you will never get from skating indoors," Wieling told AFP.

It is what skaters seem to crave.

"Skating on natural ice for many is the ultimate form of the sport," said Pieter Clausing of the Royal Dutch Skating Federation (KNSB).

Waiting for Elfstedentocht

The Dutch love affair with ice stretches as far back as the 13th century. Down the centuries skating became a main way of travelling between towns, according to the authoritative Dutch book "Alles over Ijs" (Everything about Ice).

The Dutch love affair with ice skating stretches as far back as the
13th century (AFP Photo/Jan Hennop)

Painters like 15th-century Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch featured strange creatures on skates in his works, while in the 1600s painters Hendrick Avercamp and Jan van Goyen immortalised the Dutch affinity for skating.

Nowhere is Dutch ice skating folklore more enshrined than in the legendary Elfstedentocht.

Each year around 30,000 registered skaters wait in nervous anticipation for the temperature to drop below zero long enough to freeze over 200 kilometres (120 miles) of Frisian canals, spanning the 11 cities on the arduous circular route of the race.

Having only been held just 15 times since it first began in 1909, the Elfstedentocht is considered the pinnacle of every Dutch skater's life and victory on such a tough course ensures near immortality.

"The whole country goes crazy!" said Wieling, who would be the one to pronounce the magic Frisian words "It giet oan" (It is happening) to inform the world the race is on, if and when the time comes.

But with the last race dating back to 1997, many are wondering when it will occur again.

It came close in 2012, but the Society of the Frisian Elf Steden finally decided the ice was not thick enough to support thousands of skaters and hundreds-of-thousands of spectators.

"It's been an exceptionally long time since we last had an Elfstedentocht," said Matthijs van der Linden, meteorologist at

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