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"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Project recycles city's scavengers

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

One person's trash can be another's treasure. That's one way of describing the principles behind the Ciliwung riverbank plastic recycling program.

The program was started almost a year ago by Jakarta Development Watch (Jadewa), a non-governmental organization (NGO).

"We are tired of criticizing government policy without any results. So we started to think about a program that could really get down to the grassroots," executive director of Jadewa, Santoso, told The Jakarta Post in his East Jakarta office on the banks of the Ciliwung river Tuesday.

He said he started thinking of the idea by observing the people who made a living by scavenging from the large amounts of plastic garbage that floated down the Ciliwung river.

"I proposed a capacity building program to the Education Ministry and they agreed to the proposal," he said.

The Education Ministry gave the organization Rp 100 million (US$10,989) to run the program.

He said he recruited 40 local unemployed and underemployed people and provided them with management training and training on how to identify and recycle different kinds of plastic.

"We divided those people into seven groups which were assigned to mapping out the spots where they could recover as much plastic garbage as possible," Santoso explained.

He added that the organization then bought a plastic processing machine from Surabaya to process the garbage into plastic scrap.

"We can then sell the scrap to a plastic manufacturer in Kapuk, North Jakarta, which will process it into new plastic products," Santoso said.

He said that before, people scavenging in the river would sell plastic to a broker for around Rp 3,500 (US38.5 cents) per kilogram. Now that the plastic was being processed, he said, it could be sold for up to Rp 10,000 per kilogram.

The program has given regular employment to many people living along the riverbank.

"I used to do odd jobs before I joined the program," said, Ino, a 32-year-old program participant.

He said he used to do anything from construction work to scavenging to earn money.

He added that he did not expect much when he first joined the program and only did it during his spare time.

"But this program has given me new knowledge about what I can do with the plastic garbage," he said.

City assistant for the people's welfare Rohana Manggala said the administration had several community empowerment programs.

"Through the subdistrict community empowerment program we provide loans for small enterprises to improve their businesses," she said.

However, she acknowledged there had been improper uses of the money.

From 2002 to 2006, the majority of the Rp 435 billion disbursed by the administration for the subdistrict community empowerment program went unreturned.

But Rohana was keen to emphasize the good news..

"We also have a training center in Pulo Gadung, East Jakarta, where people can have informal training to improve their skills," she said.

She said the city's programs should be given more time to prove they're achieving results.

"The most important thing is people's awareness that they can improve themselves," she said.

1 comment:

bowenby said...

Can you send me the email address or
FAX # for Jadewa or the manager?