Lapang Islanders in Indonesia

"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 ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

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.

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'

Japan's Antarctic whaling hunt ruled 'not scientific'
Representatives of Japan and Australia shake hands at the court in The Hague. (NOS/ANP) - 31 March 2014
"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes

China calls for peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, speaks during a meeting to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enforcement of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 9, 2014. The Chinese envoy on Monday called for a harmonious maritime order, saying that maritime disputes should be settled through negotiation between the parties directly involved. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

UNCLOS 200 nautical miles vs China claimed territorial waters

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A real green experience

The Jakarta Post, Tue, 11/04/2008 10:38 AM | Environment

The backdrop to Alam Sari is best understood by first experiencing its free Keliki village tour led by Pak Dewa, Alam Sari employee and village resident.

His goal is not to goad tourists into purchasing handicrafts but to teach the "essence of Bali", reflected in the cultural symbols found in their buildings and farming techniques, and intrinsic to the interconnectedness between the villagers and their land.

Walking alongside the rice paddies, through family and temple compounds, Pak Dewa weaves the traditional Balinese values into his talk, those of win-win scenarios, finding the balance between negative and positive and living in harmony.

Young mangroves sprout on the coast of Kotok Island as
part of the island's mangrove rehabilitation program. (JP/Mary C. Edwards)

"The 'green revolution' -- the government's push for three crops of rice per year through the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers -- killed our natural pesticides and fertilizers such as snakes, frogs, butterflies and snails, and left us with predators -- rats and grasshoppers.

"Now we plant half the government way and half the Balinese way, using indigenous rice and by rotating crops," Dewa said.

"Too many eels in our paddies destroy the rice roots. We have a special trap which catches the big ones, the little ones can escape."

A papaya tree became a lesson on living in harmony.

"We do not strip the tree of its fruit. We take one, we leave one for the gods and we leave the best for the animals, as they will eat it and drop the seeds somewhere."

Inside the family compound were little bird houses. "The Javamunia is a small bird which eats our rice. Instead of destroying it, we make the bird a home in our compounds. When she lays eggs, we take all but two...."

It is these Balinese values which provide the ethical structure for the physical structure, Alam Sari, built by owners Aprile and Hugh Collett. They have been implementing "green" hotel practices years before the 2007 Bali Conference on Climate Change.

"Using certified organic seeds, compost and no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, we grow all the hotel's herbs and spices and many of its fruits and vegetables. We use traditional bug-repelling and butterfly-attracting Balinese plants," Aprile said.

Alam Sari participates in the traditional Balinese subak irrigation association; the water is filtered before irrigating the gardens.

Life-long educators, the Colletts have come to realize the important role Alam Sari and its surroundings can play in educating the next generation, thus they have a well-developed young people's program which caters to school groups.

In addition to environmental issues, children learn about Bali through classes on culture, crafts, music and arts, and also experience it through mountain biking, whitewater rafting, hikes and elephant safaris.

Another example is JAAN's Raptor Rehabilitation Center on Kotok Island which can be reached in less than two hours from Ancol Marina, Jakarta.

The center is home to two species -- The elang bondol, or Brahminy kite, and the elang laut perut putih, or white-bellied sea eagle, which boasts a two-meter wingspan.

"JAAN receives these raptors from the Forestry Ministry, birds captured from Indonesia's illegal wildlife markets. The fledglings are usually caught and sold to the markets by local fishermen wanting to supplement their meager incomes," said Femke den Haas, JAAN coordinator for wildlife protection and welfare.

"The birds need to know they're birds and so must learn to fish. The raptor keepers stock the cages' at shallow ponds with live fish at night while the birds are sleeping."

Walking through the jungle, Sudarno, JAAN's coordinator for equipment and maintenance and a raptor keeper, spoke of his scarred hands.

"Every one of us has had our hands punctured by the eagle's powerful, razor-sharp talons during handling. At times the talons have ripped through our hands to the other side! We can do nothing until the bird decides it's ready to set us free," Sudarno said.

Rehabilitating the birds is a long process, explained Femke. The various cages, equivalent in size to a two-story, medium-sized home, are spread out through the jungle.

"After they can fish and before they are released, a wing marker with a radio transmitter is attached to it," Femke said.

"The marker includes JAAN's phone number in case the bird ends up back at the market or is found injured."

In addition to the Raptor-Rehabilitation Center, reef rehabilitation and organic gardening projects, other projects are underway on Kotok.

Mangrove nurseries have been established, the young plants then transplanted along the water's edge, a program that will be repeated on the other islands, explained Ade Ardiansyah, JAAN's coordinator for the marine program.

As with so many of the country's beaches, garbage also collects along Kotok's. JAAN works with the communities in recycling projects and education.

"It's working! The local island children tell everyone they meet that laut bukan tempat sampah (the sea is not a garbage can)," said tourist Craig Stewart.

In addition to the tour of the Center, JAAN provides lunch. A day trip to the island still allows time to hike around the island, snorkel in the crystal clear, blue waters or sunbathe on the beach.

Field trips are organized with Jakarta's schools, teaching why trading in illegal wildlife is wrong and building environmental and cultural awareness in the next generation.

Day trips as well as overnight trips can be arranged by JAAN. As it is a yayasan supported by grants from institutions as well as individuals, any income earned through these trips is plowed back into the project.

-- Mary C. Edwards

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