(Subjects: Religion/Worship, Lightworkers, Food, Health, Prescription Drugs, Homeopathy, Innate (Body intelligence), New Age movement, Global Unity, ... etc.) - (Text version)

“…… Should I use Doctors and Drugs to Heal Me or Spiritual Methods?

"Dear Kryon, I have heard that you should stay natural and not use the science on the planet for healing. It does not honor God to go to a doctor. After all, don't you say that we can heal with our minds? So why should we ever go to a doctor if we can do it ourselves? Not only that, my doctor isn't enlightened, so he has no idea about my innate or my spiritual body needs. What should I do?"

First, Human Being, why do you wish to put so many things in boxes? You continue to want a yes and no answer for complex situations due to your 3D, linear outlook on almost everything. Learn to think out of the 3D box! Look at the heading of this section [above]. It asks which one should you do. It already assumes you can't do both because they seem dichotomous.

Let's use some spiritual logic: Here is a hypothetical answer, "Don't go to a doctor, for you can heal everything with your mind." So now I will ask: How many of you can do that in this room right now? How many readers can do that with efficiency right now? All of you are old souls, but are you really ready to do that? Do you know how? Do you have really good results with it? Can you rid disease and chemical imbalance with your mind right now?

I'm going to give you a truth, whether you choose to see it or not. You're not ready for that! You are not yet prepared to take on the task of full healing using your spiritual tools. Lemurians could do that, because Pleiadians taught them how! It's one of the promises of God, that there'll come a day when your DNA works that efficiently and you will be able to walk away from drug chemistry and the medical industry forever, for you'll have the creator's energy working at 100 percent, something you saw within the great masters who walked the earth.

This will be possible within the ascended earth that you are looking forward to, dear one. Have you seen the news lately? Look out the window. Is that where you are now? We are telling you that the energy is going in that direction, but you are not there yet.

Let those who feel that they can heal themselves begin the process of learning how. Many will be appreciative of the fact that you have some of the gifts for this now. Let the process begin, but don't think for a moment that you have arrived at a place where every health issue can be healed with your own power. You are students of a grand process that eventually will be yours if you wish to begin the quantum process of talking to your cells. Some will be good at this, and some will just be planting the seeds of it.

Now, I would like to tell you how Spirit works and the potentials of what's going to happen in the next few years. We're going to give the doctors of the planet new inventions and new science. These will be major discoveries about the Human body and of the quantum attributes therein.

Look at what has already happened, for some of this science has already been given to you and you are actually using it. Imagine a science that would allow the heart to be transplanted because the one you have is failing. Of course! It's an operation done many times a month on this planet. That information came from the creator, did you realize that? It didn't drop off the shelf of some dark energy library to be used in evil ways.

So, if you need a new heart, Lightworker, should you go to the doctor or create one with your mind? Until you feel comfortable that you can replace your heart with a new one by yourself, then you might consider using the God-given information that is in the hands of the surgeon. For it will save your life, and create a situation where you stay and continue to send your light to the earth! Do you see what we're saying?

You can also alter that which is medicine [drugs] and begin a process that is spectacular in its design, but not very 3D. I challenge you to begin to use what I would call the homeopathic principle with major drugs. If some of you are taking major drugs in order to alter your chemistry so that you can live better and longer, you might feel you have no choice. "Well, this is keeping me alive," you might say. "I don't yet have the ability to do this with my consciousness, so I take the drugs."

In this new energy, there is something else that you can try if you are in this category. Do the following with safety, intelligence, common sense and logic. Here is the challenge: The principle of homeopathy is that an almost invisible tincture of a substance is ingested and is seen by your innate. Innate "sees" what you are trying to do and then adjusts the body's chemistry in response. Therefore, you might say that you are sending the body a "signal for balance." The actual tincture is not large enough to affect anything chemically - yet it works!

The body [innate] sees what you're trying to do and then cooperates. In a sense, you might say the body is healing itself because you were able to give it instructions through the homeopathic substance of what to do. So, why not do it with a major drug? Start reducing the dosage and start talking to your cells, and see what happens. If you're not successful, then stop the reduction. However, to your own amazement, you may often be successful over time.

You might be able to take the dosage that you're used to and cut it to at least a quarter of what it was. It is the homeopathy principle and it allows you to keep the purpose of the drug, but reduce it to a fraction of a common 3D dosage. You're still taking it internally, but now it's also signaling in addition to working chemically. The signal is sent, the body cooperates, and you reduce the chance of side effects.

You can't put things in boxes of yes or no when it comes to the grand system of Spirit. You can instead use spiritual logic and see the things that God has given you on the planet within the inventions and processes. Have an operation, save your life, and stand and say, "Thank you, God, for this and for my being born where these things are possible." It's a complicated subject, is it not? Each of you is so different! You'll know what to do, dear one. Never stress over that decision, because your innate will tell you what is appropriate for you if you're willing to listen. ….”

Monsanto / GMO - Global Health

(Subjects: Big pharma [the drug companies of America] are going to have to change very soon or collapse. When you have an industry that keeps people sick for money, it cannot survive in the new consciousness., Global Unity, ... etc.) - (Text version)
"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Lose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Pedal wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)
"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, 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 BRIDGE OF SWORDS" – Sep 29, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: ... I'm in Canada and I know it, but I will tell those listening and reading in the American audience the following: Get ready! Because there are some institutions that are yet to fall, ones that don't have integrity and that could never be helped with a bail out. Again, we tell you the biggest one is big pharma, and we told you that before. It's inevitable. If not now, then in a decade. It's inevitable and they will fight to stay alive and they will not be crossing the bridge. For on the other side of the bridge is a new way, not just for medicine but for care. ....) - (Text Version)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy

Yahoo – AFP, Benjamin Haas, 22 Dec 2014

An 8-year-old boy - who suffers from HIV and was given the pseudonym Kunkun
 by Chinese media - sits on the doorstep of his home in a village in Xichong
county, southwest Sichuan province, on December 18, 2014 (AFP Photo)

China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation.

Some 200 residents -- including the child's own grandfather -- signed a petition last week to expel him from their village in the southwestern province of Sichuan to "protect villagers' health", sparking anger online at perceived prejudice and ignorance in the countryside.

Beijing has now pledged to ensure the boy, dubbed Kunkun in the media, gets an education after reports he was having trouble finding a school that would take him, the China Daily said.

The health ministry has also pledged to conduct spot checks around China to uncover any other violations of anti-discrimination policies, the state-run paper reported.

An 8-year-old boy - who suffers from HIV and
 was given the pseudonym Kunkun by 
Chinese media - pictured in his village in
 Xichong county, southwest China's Sichuan
province, on December 18, 2014 (AFP Photo)
The provincial Communist Party committee is investigating reports of the petition to expel the boy, the Global Times newspaper, with close ties to the party, quoted an unnamed propaganda official as saying.

The boy was left with his grandfather when both his parents quit the impoverished village to seek work and remains in his grandfather's care in the village for the present, the Beijing News indicated.

It was unclear on Monday whether Kunkun would still face expulsion from the village.

Reactions on social media have been swift to condemn the villagers who signed the petition.

"It's terrible that the villagers are undereducated, they should be sent to school too," said one user on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblogging service.

Another commentator centred the blame on Kunkun's parents.

"It’s strange that no one condemns the boy’s parents who are so irresponsible and can be charged of abandonment crime in foreign countries," the user wrote.

The United Nations said it was "deeply concerned" about the case, which has prompted huge debate in China and highlighted the stigma attached to the virus in a country where sufferers face widespread discrimination.

"Stigma and discrimination are our biggest enemies in the fight to end HIV," the UN said in a statement Friday.

"But sadly, this week's reports demonstrate that breaching confidentiality, ignorance and fear continue to have devastating consequences for those living with HIV."

The child's grandfather and guardian, Luo Wenhui, told the Beijing News on Saturday that he had signed the petition to remove Kunkun because he "hoped that it would make things better," as he would receive better care elsewhere.

Luo, who is aged over 60, told the paper that he "did not have long to live" and that the petition was suggested by a local journalist as a way of drawing attention to his grandson's plight.

"We are getting too old, and he is getting more naughty... we don't have the ability to look after him," Luo said.

"If he didn't live better outside the village, he could come back."

The Global Times said the boy's mother left the family in 2006, while his father "lost contact" after Kunkun's condition was diagnosed.

The boy was reportedly referred to as a "time bomb" by villagers worried about being infected and local children shunned him. Reports said Kunkun was born HIV-positive through transmission from his mother.

Kunkun told the Beijing News that he could not remember what his parents looked like, adding: "Other children don't play with me."

Germany plans trauma center for 'Islamic State' rape victims

German Development Minister Gerd Müller has told a newspaper of the government's plans to create a care facility for the victims of "Islamic State" violence. Germany has the highest number of aslyum seekers in Europe.

Deutsche Welle, 22 Dec 2014

German Development Minister Gerd Müller told the mass-circulation newspaper Bild on Monday that Berlin has plans to create a trauma center in Germany for the victims of mass rape carried out by "Islamic State" militants (IS) in Syria and Iraq.

Müller said while on a visit to Iraq he spoke to five young girls who had been captured by IS and raped. Three of them were pregnant as a result.

"We have to take care of such girls," Müller told the paper, saying that a care facility in Germany could serve at least 100 women and girls.

He did not provide a timetable for the project nor did he say where in Germany such a facility would be established.

Müller's statements came after a United Nations report revealed last month the extent of the crimes perpetrated by IS on the people living in the cities and towns they capture. The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria released a document full of harrowing descriptions of massacres, torture, sexual enslavement and forced pregnancy.

Influx of asylum seekers bring right-leaning protests

Germany is Europe's top destination for asylum seekers. Around 230,000 asylum applications are expected in 2015, up from an initial estimate of 200,000.

The increase in the flow of asylum seekers has spawned populist a movement, often called PEGIDA ("Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West"), which has held demonstrations against what they see as the Islamization of Germany in cities like Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Kassel.

In Dresden, the group has held protests some thousands strong every Monday for weeks. The movement is often accompanied by counter demonstrators under the banner of No-PEGIDA.

es/pfd (AFP, epd)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Animal rights activists get community service for stealing six dogs

DutchNews.nl, December 22, 2014

Five animal rights activists have been given 50 hours community service and one month’s suspended in jail for taking six beagle dogs from kennels in Noord Brabant.

The dogs were destined to be used by MSD Intervet, which produces medicines for animals. 

The five, three men and two women ranging in age from 36 to 51, were found guilty by a court in Den Bosch of stealing the dogs.

The court said the five’s claim that they acted in an emergency situation was not justified.

Their statements showed the aim of stealing the dogs was to attract publicity and stimulate public debate about animal testing, the court said. They had also organised a television crew to film their actions. However, they could also have attracted publicity through legal means, the court said.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

FrieslandCampina expands in Chinese market via partnerships

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2014-12-20

The Royal FrieslandCampina - Huishan Diary joint venture signing ceremony
and press conference in Beijing, Oct. 8. (Photo/Xinhua)

Dutch dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina is seeking to boost its presence in China through a new cooperation model with its Chinese partners, the China Economic Net reports.

Unlike most previous international training cooperation programs in which Chinese dairy professionals usually travel abroad to learn advanced technology, FrieslandCampina's cooperation program is characterized by bringing the Dutch dairy industry's operational ideas to China and introducing training and research programs to China's dairy industry, the Dutch firm's greater China Chief Executive, James Chiu, told the reporter.

A significant aspect of FrieslandCampina's involvement in China is its investment in setting up the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Center (SDDDC). Created last November it aimed to help improve dairy production, safety and quality levels throughout the entire dairy chain in China. It did this through the cooperative efforts of Wageningen University & Research Center and the China Agricultural University.

Royal FrieslandCampina and China Huishan Dairy Holdings set up a joint venture on Oct. 8, which is a first between a Chinese and foreign dairy company.

FrieslandCampina will also invest 700 million yuan (US$113 million) for a 50% stake in Huishan's Xiushui dairy plant and will buy US$30 million worth of Huishan-shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The two companies have also decided to launch an infant milk formula brand.

On Dec. 2, the Dutch Dairy Expertise Center was launched in Beijing during the first anniversary celebration of the SDDDC, marking another important development in dairy exchanges between the countries.

Chiu said FrieslandCampina is no longer a dairy trading company but a partner that will help China's dairy industry grow and develop.

Since the SDDDC's establishment a year ago, it has trained a number of high-level professionals, set up a dairy school, and sent delegations to visit Dutch dairy sites several times.

Given that the Dutch dairy industry has undergone more than 140 years of development, its experience and technology is very advanced. In addition, the Netherlands' dairy industry is heavily reliant on exports, while China's is dependent on domestic demand, Chiu pointed out.

China's dairy industry has developed rapidly over the past few years and is expected to accelerate its development by pooling together domestic and foreign resources, according to Chiu.

FrieslandCampina has stepped up its efforts to develop its Chinese market by offering more choices of products and catering to local customers, Chiu added.

China court raps clinic over 'gay conversion' therapy

Yahoo – AFP, 19 Dec 2014

A Beijing orders a clinic to pay compensation to a homosexual man for administering
 electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual. AFP Photo / Getty - Ethan
Miller (AFP Photo)

Beijing (AFP) - A Beijing court Friday ordered a psychological clinic to pay compensation to a homosexual man for administering electric shocks in an attempt to make him heterosexual, an unprecedented ruling on so-called conversion therapy.

The plaintiff, a gay man named Yang Teng, said he felt traumatised when he received the shocks after being told to have sexual thoughts involving men.

Yang, who also uses the nickname Xiao Zhen, said the Xinyu Piaoxiang clinic was ordered to pay him 3,500 yuan ($562) and post a public apology on its website.

Yang said the court also ruled it wasn't necessary to administer the shocks since homosexuality did not require treatment.

"I'm going to take this verdict and show it to my parents so they can see a Chinese court said homosexuality isn't a mental illness," Yang told AFP.

The verdict, the first of its kind in China, was not posted on the court's website as of late Friday but photos of a document detailing the decision were shared on social media.

Calls to the clinic went unanswered Friday.

Those who come out to friends and family in China often face significant pressure to undergo sexuality "treatment" or marry a partner of the opposite sex.

Homosexuality stopped being classified as a mental disorder in China in 2001 but widespread intolerance toward gays and lesbians remains.

Activists had hailed Yang's unprecedented case as a significant step forward.

Those that campaign for gay rights in China still face harassment from authorities or bureaucratic roadblocks.

But LGBT groups in China are barred from registering as official non-governmental organisations (NGO), and activists often take a low-profile approach to promoting events lest the authorities decide to crack down.

Following his victory, Yang said he plans to continue working on LGBT rights so others like him can avoid similar treatment in the future.

Last May, a 19-year-old gay rights campaigner in the central province of Hunan was arrested for organising a 100-person protest that police described as "illegal".

Earlier this year, an advocate in the same province made headlines when he announced he was suing officials for denying his request to establish a gay-rights NGO.

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(Photo: Alexandria)

"The Akashic Circle" – Jul 17, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: Religion, The Humanization of GodBenevolent Design, DNA, Akashic Circle, (Old) Souls, Gaia, Indigenous People, Talents, Reincarnation, Genders, Gender Switches, In “between” Gender Change, Gender Confusion, Shift of Human Consciousness, Global Unity,..... etc.)  - (Text version)

“… Gender Switching

Old souls, let me tell you something. If you are old enough, and many of you are, you have been everything. Do you hear me? All of you. You have been both genders. All of you have been what I will call between genders, and that means that all of you have had gender switches. Do you know what happens when it's time for you to switch a gender? We have discussed it before. You'll have dozens of lifetimes as the same gender. You're used to it. It's comfortable. You cannot conceive of being anything else, yet now it's time to change. It takes approximately three lifetimes for you to get used to it, and in those three lifetimes, you will have what I call "gender confusion."

It isn't confusion at all. It's absolutely normal, yet society often will see it as abnormal. I'm sitting here telling you you've all been through it. All of you. That's what old souls do. It's part of the system. …”

Health insurer told to pay for girl’s treatment not covered by policy

DutchNews.nl, December 19, 2014

Health insurance companies can be forced to pay the bill for treatment not covered in the basic health insurance package in extreme cases, the Dutch Supreme Court said on Friday.

The Supreme Court was looking into the case of an 11-year-old girl with an extremely rare and debilitating illness who could only be treated by drugs aimed at adults. Her insurance company refused to pay for the drugs because they were not covered in the statutory health insurance package.

The Supreme Court said in its ruling that such treatment should fall under the ‘essential care’ clause in the basic health insurance package and ordered the insurance company to pay up. The medicine is the only treatment available for the girl.

In addition, the court said the medicine is not covered for use in children because there has not been enough research done on its effect on youngsters.

The case comes at a time when the government is attempting to give more powers to health insurance companies to determine where certain categories of patients can be treated.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Nigerian treated for ebola in Utrecht makes full recovery

DutchNews.nl, December 19, 2014

The Nigerian soldier brought to the Netherlands two weeks ago to be treated for ebola has recovered, news agency ANP said on Friday.

Tests have shown the man is no longer infectious and that he can be moved to the military hospital in Utrecht where he will remain until he can be flown home.

The man had been treated in a special section of Utrecht University teaching hospital  set aside to treat foreign aid workers who had become infected with the disease.

The Nigerian had been serving with UN peacekeeping foreces in Liberia and was involved in the security of doctors treating ebola patients.

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Pope treats homeless to new sleeping bags

Yahoo – AFP, 18 Dec 2014

A homeless woman sleeps at the Termini train station in Rome. Pope Francis
is sending sleeping bags out to homeless people in the Italian capital this
winter (AFP Photo/Tiziana Fabi)

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis marked his 78th birthday by ordering the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome, Vatican officials said Thursday.

Konrad Krajewski, the archbishop in charge of the pope's charity work, led an operation in which a minibus packed with 400 sleeping bags carrying a papal ensign toured around the Italian capital on Wednesday evening looking for people to give them to.

"This is a gift for you from the pope on the occasion of his birthday," the Swiss guards who helped in the distribution were quoted as telling the recipients.

A total of 300 bags found takers on the streets on Wednesday and another 100 were given to a homeless group to be distributed at a later date.

Francis turned 78 on Wednesday and eight homeless people were among the people he greeted at the end of his audience in St Peter's square.

The Argentinian leader of the world's Catholics has made concern for the poor one of the defining themes of his papacy.

AGO Adds Another Death Row Inmate to Imminent Execution List

Jakarta Globe, SP/Yeremia Sukoyo, Dec 18, 2014

President Joko Widodo previously said he would not offer clemency to
convicted drug traffickers. (Reuters Photo/Damir Sagolj)

Jakarta. The Attorney General’s Office said on Thursday that another convict on death row will soon be executed, bringing the total number of prisoners scheduled to face the firing squad to six.

The AGO previously announced it would execute five convicts before year’s end, most of whom were convicted of drug trafficking.

“There is one addition to the list of 2014 executions, but the number might increase or decline,” AGO spokesman Tony Spontana said.

“The latest information from the National Police stated that the convict must not be denied their last extraordinary legal action.”

Tony said previously that the condemned men were inmates at Nusa Kambangan, an island prison located just off the port town of Cilacap on the southern coast of Java.

There are 136 inmates currently on death row, according to AGO data, with 64 of them sentenced for drug trafficking, two for terrorism and the rest for murder or aggravated robbery.

Joko Widodo disappointed many campaigning against the death penalty earlier in December when he said he would not offer clemency to convicted drug traffickers.

“In international forums on human rights issues, the world frequently asked why Indonesia is still imposing death penalty, this is humiliating our nation,” said Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial) executive director Poengki Indarti.

It was not clear on Thursday whether the six men had been made aware of their fate. Indonesian law requires only that an inmate is told of their execution 72 hours before they are shot.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

EU stem cell ruling paves the way for pioneering medical research

The European Court of Justice has ruled that egg cells incapable of developing into human beings cannot be considered human embryos. Allowing patents on the use of such organisms will push forward controversial research.

Deutsche Welle, 18 Dec 2014

Research involving a human egg used to produce embryonic stem cells but unable to develop into an embryo can be patented, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled Thursday.

The decision is of huge interest for biotechnology companies investing in stem cell research. Work on stem cell therapies is still experimental, but researchers believe they could be used to treat a range of diseases from Parkinson's to blindness. Until now, however, strict restrictions on obtaining patents have slowed research.

The case was brought in Britain by US company International Stem Cell Corporation against the UK Intellectual Property Office for refusing to grant it two patents covering the use of human egg cells.

The British authorities had argued that since the eggs involved were active and developing organisms, even though they were not fertilized by male sperm, previous EU law prevented the company from securing a patent on them. In 2011, the ECJ had ruled that stem cell research involving human embryos could not be patented.

International Stem Cell Corporation argued that the eggs, activated by a chemical process known as parthenogenesis, could not develop into human beings as they lacked the full parental DNA required.

Thursday's ruling stated that such organisms do not constitute human embryos, and that their uses in scientific research could therefore be patented.

"In order to be classified as a 'human embryo,' a non-fertilized human ovum must necessarily have the inherent capacity of developing into a human being," a statement from the ECJ said.

The statement also made clear that if an egg is able to develop into an embryo, "it should be treated in the same way as a fertilized human ovum, at all stages of its development." In that case, EU member states would still have the right under existing law to deny patents on ethical and moral grounds.

Stem cell research has long been controversial, with critics arguing against the use of embryos left over from fertility treatment. However, scientists contend that the research is justified as the stem cells they used are derived from surplus eggs. Embryonic stem cells are more flexible than adult stem cells, and therefore more widely used in research.

lvw/mg (AFP, Reuters, dpa)
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Question: Dearest Kryon: I've read the question and answer on people with diseases of the mind - for example, Alzheimers and dementia. But I have more questions. You say that people have chosen this path and that the lessons are for us. As I work with these people, I'm wondering if there is any stage where there could be a reversal of the condition, and if so, with what methods? The people in the hostel are so drugged up, and there's a mind-set with the authorities that no "alternate" therapies work - although they're using colored lights. (Sadly, the diversional therapist told me she doesn't know what color therapy is.)

From a spiritual point of view, what is the best way to work with these people - talk to them as though they were normal, or go along with their imaginings? I've been told that they need to be kept quiet, especially toward evening. However, I've found that with one woman who mostly paces saying very little, the more childlike I am (dancing and singing makes her happy), the more she talks. I could go on and on - could you please enlighten me further?

Answer: I will answer the second part first. Love those who are in this condition. Find out what makes them smile... and then make them smile. The best you can do in a facilitation of this condition is to somehow create joy. Even in their confusion they can laugh at situations and be creative. They'll also remember you better as the one who creates this emotion. Each is very different, but in general, try to find their "happy" button and push it as often as you can. They will remember that.

Right now you're perched upon some important discoveries that will be able to reverse these conditions to a large degree. But just as the paraplegic who regains their nerve connections must than relearn how to walk, suffering much pain, there will be this attribute with a regeneration of the mind. Even if new cells are created, they won't necessarily have the old memories, but they can be trained to be healthy and be ready for new memories.

So someday these will have the ability to halt the progress of the degeneration of cells that are being taken, and instead grow new pathways around them. Some will be able to "reconnect" to certain kinds of memories (like recognition) but will have to relearn what the association of recognition actually means. So history and events might have to be studied and relearned... sometimes even things like reading, also. The pain will be that the individual will regain mental health and will realize exactly what has happened.

Your stem-cell research is very important, and you're reaching a point where you'll be able to use birth cells that aren't embryonic, but every bit as potent for research... thereby sidestepping all moral issues. Look for this in the next few years. 

Kalla Re-elected as Indonesian Red Cross Chief

Jakarta Globe, Novi Setuningsih, Dec 18, 2014

Vice President Jusuf Kalla says he will treat his job as job as chairman of the
Indonesian Red Cross as a "duty for humanity."(Antara Photo/Puspa Perwitasari)

Jakarta. Vice President Jusuf Kalla was re-elected as chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross on Thursday.

Kalla beat Titiek Soeharto — the daughter of former president Soeharto — by a margin of 77 votes at the organization’s national congress held at the Jakarta Convention Center.

Kalla said he would treat the the job as a “duty for humanity” and promised to improve the capacity of the Indonesian Red Cross, known in Indonesia as the PMI.

Our population is growing, so are our health problems,” he said. “We shall try to increase the blood donation. Disasters are also everywhere and come in various ways — that’s why we should be prepared all the time.”

The Red Cross is one of the world’ largest humanitarian and development networks, with a presence in 187 countries. It provides development assistance and support during disaster recovery and response. In Indonesia the organization has provided help to communities hit by natural disasters, such as flooding, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.

Addressing the congress Kalla said the Red Cross had started working closer with several hospitals across the country. And the PMI recently signed a deal to offer mutual protection and assistance to the National Police while working in conflict areas.

Global Life Expectancy Rises

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Dec 18, 2014

In this photograph taken on Dec. 1, 2013, 92-year-old Pakistani Kashmiri Sabat
 Khan speaks to AFP during an interview outside his residence in the village of
 Chattah in the mountainous region of Upper Neelum Valley in Pakistani-administered
Kashmir. (AFP Photo/Sajjad Qayyum)

Paris. People around the world lived on average to a ripe old age of 71.5 in 2013, up from 65.3 in 1990, a study said on Thursday, noting the gains came despite big increases in liver cancer and chronic kidney deaths.

Global life expectancy rose by 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women between 1990 and 2013.

The increase was attributed to falling death rates from cancers (down by 15 percent) and cardiovascular disease (down by 22 percent) in high-income regions of the world.

In less affluent regions, it was attributed to rapidly declining death rates for diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections and neonatal disorders, the study published in British health journal The Lancet said.

Only one region, sub-Saharan Africa, did not benefit from the upward trend with deaths from HIV/AIDS resulting in a drop in average life expectancy of five years.

“The progress we are seeing against a variety of illnesses and injuries is good, even remarkable, but we can and must do even better,” lead author Dr Christopher Murray, professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, said.

“The huge increase in collective action and funding given to the major infectious diseases such as diarrhea, measles, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria has had a real impact,” he added.

The study found, however, that death rates from some major chronic conditions were on the rise, including liver cancer caused by hepatitis C (up 125 percent since 1990), drug use disorders (up 63 percent), chronic kidney disease (up 37 percent), diabetes (up 9 percent) and pancreatic cancer (up 7 percent.

The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, also found that some low-income countries such as Nepal, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Niger, the Maldives, Timor-Leste and Iran had seen exceptional gains over the past 23 years with life expectancy in those countries rising by more than 12 years for both sexes.

In India, too, good progress had been made on life expectancy, with a rise of almost seven years for men and just over 10 years for women between 1990 and 2013.

But the study noted that suicide was a growing public health problem in India with half the world’s suicide deaths alone occurring in India or China.

And despite dramatic drops in under-five deaths from 7.6 million in 1990 to 3.7 million in 2013, the study also noted that lower respiratory tract infections, malaria, and diarrheal disease were still in the top five global causes of child deaths, killing almost two million children a year.

Agence France-Presse

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sierra Leone starts door-to-door Ebola awareness campaign ahead of Christmas

A campaign in western Sierra Leone and a ban on public celebrations during the end of year holidays, are the latest efforts to combat Ebola. The area has overtaken Liberia as the worst hit by the virus.

Deutsche Welle, 17 Dec 2014

Announcing the programme earlier this week, Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma, said the door-to-door campaign would start on Wednesday with teams advising the population and searching for sick people, so they could be transferred to medical facilities.

In a statement Tuesday, Koroma said operation "Western Surge" would last until December 31. It was not clear if people had to stay in their homes and, if so, for how long.

More than half of new infections are occurring in the capital, Freetown, and its surrounding areas in the western, coastal areas of the country.

Sierra Leone has overtaken Liberia as the country with the highest number of Ebola infections. Last week the government announced a nationwide ban on public Christmas and New Year festivities.

International visitors

The head of the Anglican church, Britain's Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, was in Freetown this week to meet with people affected by the outbreak. He said he was "overwhelmed" by the people he met who have suffered from Ebola.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is expected to travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali later this week to review international efforts to tackle the worst outbreak of the disease, which has left more than 6,800 people dead this year.

Some 18,500 people have been infected since last December, the vast majority of cases in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Local health systems have been overwhelmed, with too few doctors and nurses available to treat those infected. Hundreds of foreign health workers have volunteered to come to the three countries to support treatment efforts. On Tuesday the African Union said 187 health workers from Ethiopia were due to arrive to start work. The AU has promised a thousand people from its member states to help in the fight against the virus.

While researchers are working to find an effective treatment for the virus, there is still no curative medicine available. Liberia has begun treating Ebola patients with serum therapy - a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors.

Scientists in the US, UK and Canada are testing different kinds of vaccine in controlled clinical trials with the of aim of having 20,000 doses for use in West Africa by early next year.


Guinea's capital Conakry has also banned public Christmas and New Year celebrations to combat the spread of the Ebola virus. Only about 10 percent of Guinea's predominantly Muslim population is Christian but many people join in year-end celebrations, whatever their beliefs.

"Large-scale gatherings in public places are suspended for the moment," Conakry governor Soriba Sorel Camara announced in a statement. "Beaches will remain closed" and firecrackers and fireworks are also banned, he added.

jm/mg (AFP, AP)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Women Suffer the Myths of the Hymen and the Virginity Test

Jakarta Globe, Sherria Ayuandini, Dec 15, 2014

 (JG Graphics/Josep Tri Ronggo)

The Indonesian public lambasted the National Police after Human Rights Watch released a report that police conducted “virginity tests” on female applicants in the police recruitment process.

Many pointed out the injustice of the practice. They argue that it is sexist, painful and traumatizing. They also point out that virginity is irrelevant to whether or not an officer would be able to do her police duty. But few have questioned yet the most dubious aspect of this harrowing practice: the validity of the test itself.

Virginity testing is not unique to Indonesia. Women in many countries are often required to endure the test for reasons that often have nothing to do with the woman’s interests. Turkey, Egypt, Morocco and Iraq, to name a few, have had their fair share of controversial virginity testing. In one case in Turkey in the early 1990s, a student committed suicide after undergoing a virginity test instructed by the principal of her school.

The ways the test is done could vary from one place to another. We are now familiar with the term “two fingers test” conducted by Indonesia’s National Police. In some places in Iraq, the test is visual. A woman is considered a virgin when there is no visible sign of “defect” on her hymen.

In one particular village in Morocco, the test is somewhat more imaginative. A bride to be is required to undergo “the egg test.” She is to lie on her back with her legs spread out. The examiner, usually an older woman, would then crack an egg open onto her vagina. If the egg slipped into her, she would be considered to be no longer sexually untouched.

The practice of inserting two fingers into
 police recruits’ vaginas to determine their
 virginity is unscientific, painful and
 discriminatory, many say. (JG Photo/
Dhana Kencana)
No matter the method, there are two aspects often used to determine a woman’s virginity: an intact hymen and a tight vaginal opening. Both are still widely believed to signify virginity in women; neither is a reliable basis for such a conclusion.

Let us start with the hymen. The hymen is a membrane in the vaginal canal. Doctors are still in disagreement on its function. Many believe that it has simply no particular use to the woman’s body.

If the use of this membrane is considered a mystery, the shape of its virgin state is one of the biggest medical myths around. Many are under the impression that a virgin hymen resembles either one of these two things: a balloon-like membrane covering the vaginal canal, or a ring-like flesh with a smooth edge.

Some believe that any disturbance to the hymen will result in its tearing. Hence it is not uncommon for girls to be advised to be careful when riding a bicycle or for young women to avoid using a tampon for fear that they can break their hymen.

In reality the hymen looks more like — using the words of a doctor who frequently performs hymen reconstruction — the petals of a flower. It has notches, folds and clefts, even in its virgin state. It is flexible with different densities. Some hymens are thin and some are thicker than others.

In the event of a penetration, the hymen might be scarred. Yet, quite often, the hymen stretches and is left undamaged.

It is then inaccurate to think that a sexual act will always result in changes to the hymen. There have been many cases that show women who are in possession of an annular smooth-edged hymen can in fact have been sexually active for years.

The opposite is also true. A virgin woman’s hymen might have a big opening and several clefts here and there; this is the type of hymen that many incorrectly believe to signify that a woman has experienced sexual penetrations.

This is why sexologists, gynecologists and general practitioners alike are often reluctant to be asked for their opinion on whether or not a woman is a virgin based on the condition of her hymen. Doctors in the Netherlands resort to using the following form of words when subjected to such request: “There are no indications to suggest that the woman in question is no longer a virgin.”

Trauma to the hymen is not easy to determine – so much so there have been studies to show that forensic experts on cases of child sexual abuse often are not able to discern the signs of maltreatment on the hymen of a female child. This is especially true in cases when the child was taken to the hospital some time after her mistreatment.

The second aspect that is often checked is the tightness of the vagina. There is a widespread belief that a woman who is sexually untouched has a tight vaginal opening because of the intact hymen and that a man can discern that during intercourse.

This is a mistaken assumption. The tightness of the vagina is not caused by the hymen membrane but as a result of a contracted pelvic floor muscle. The more it is contracted, the narrower the vaginal canal is.

It is noteworthy that when a woman is feeling anxious, particularly when it comes to sex, she automatically tenses up her pelvic floor. Many doctors attribute this as the reason a virgin woman is often felt to be “narrow” by her partner.

To women who are looking to be “narrower”, doctors in the Netherlands advise them to practice contracting their pelvic muscle. This is akin to holding it in when nature calls but you simply cannot go yet. The tensing up of the pelvic muscle was also what doctors prescribed to the woman who consulted them because she would be expected to undergo “the egg test.” The woman passed the test with flying colors.

Any type of virginity test that relies on the observation of the hymen or of the tightness of the vagina is inconclusive, at best, or completely invalid. The belief that it is easier to discern the virgin state of a woman than a man is more of a fable than a scientific fact. Unfortunately, it is a fable that is still widely believed and practiced to subjugate women.

No-one, neither a woman nor a man, should ever be compelled to endure such questioning, regardless of the reliability of the exam. But it is worth pondering that as the testing tool at hand is highly unreliable, why would anyone even dare to entertain the imposition of such fallibility?

Sherria Ayuandini is a Phd candidate in medical anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

TIME: 2014 Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved. Editor Nancy Gibbs explains why the Ebola Fighters are TIME's choice for Person of the Year 2014

TIME, Nancy Gibbs, 10 Dec 2014

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart.

Maybe this is true in any battle; it is surely true of a war that is waged with bleach and a prayer.

For decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few years rose to demand a human sacrifice and then returned to its cave. It reached the West only in nightmare form, a Hollywood horror that makes eyes bleed and organs dissolve and doctors despair because they have no cure.

But 2014 is the year an outbreak turned into an epidemic, powered by the very progress that has paved roads and raised cities and lifted millions out of poverty. This time it reached crowded slums in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone; it traveled to Nigeria and Mali, to Spain, Germany and the U.S. It struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place. One August day in Liberia, six pregnant women lost their babies when hospitals couldn’t admit them for complications. Anyone willing to treat Ebola victims ran the risk of becoming one.

Which brings us to the hero’s heart. There was little to stop the disease from spreading further. Governments weren’t equipped to respond; the World Health Organization was in denial and snarled in red tape. First responders were accused of crying wolf, even as the danger grew. But the people in the field, the special forces of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the Christian medical-relief workers of Samaritan’s Purse and many others from all over the world fought side by side with local doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams.

Ask what drove them and some talk about God; some about country; some about the instinct to run into the fire, not away. “If someone from America comes to help my people, and someone from Uganda,” says Iris Martor, a Liberian nurse, “then why can’t I?” Foday Gallah, an ambulance driver who survived infection, calls his immunity a holy gift. “I want to give my blood so a lot of people can be saved,” he says. “I am going to fight Ebola with all of my might.”

MSF nurse’s assistant Salome Karwah stayed at the bedsides of patients, bathing and feeding them, even after losing both her parents—who ran a medical clinic—in a single week and surviving Ebola herself. “It looked like God gave me a second chance to help others,” she says. Tiny children watched their families die, and no one could so much as hug them, because hugs could kill. “You see people facing death without their loved ones, only with people in space suits,” says MSF president Dr. Joanne Liu. “You should not die alone with space-suit men.”

Those who contracted the disease encountered pain like they had never known. “It hurts like they are busting your head with an ax,” Karwah says. One doctor overheard his funeral being planned. Asked if surviving Ebola changed him, Dr. Kent Brantly turns the question around. “I still have the same flaws that I did before,” he says. “But whenever we go through a devastating experience like what I’ve been through, it is an incredible opportunity for redemption of something. We can say, How can I be better now because of what I’ve been through? To not do that is kind of a shame.”

So that is the next challenge: What will we do with what we’ve learned? This was a test of the world’s ability to respond to potential pandemics, and it did not go well. It exposed corruption in African governments along with complacency in Western capitals and jealousy among competing bureaucrats. It triggered mistrust from Monrovia to Manhattan. Each week brought new puzzles. How do you secure a country, beyond taking passengers’ temperatures at the airport? Who has the power to order citizens to stay home, to post a guard outside their door? What will it take to develop treatments for diseases largely confined to poor nations, even as this Ebola outbreak had taken far more lives by mid-October than all the earlier ones combined?

The death in Dallas of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed on U.S. soil, and the infection of two nurses who treated him, shook our faith in the ability of U.S. hospitals to handle this kind of disease. From there the road to full freak-out was a short one. An Ohio middle school closed because an employee had flown on the same plane as one of Duncan’s nurses. Not the same flight, just the same plane. A Texas college rejected applicants from Nigeria, since that country had some “confirmed Ebola cases.” A Maine schoolteacher had to take a three-week leave because she went to a teachers’ conference in Dallas. Fear, too, was global. When a nurse in Spain contracted Ebola from a priest, Spanish authorities killed her dog as a precaution, while #VamosAMorirTodos (We’re all going to die) trended on Twitter. Guests at a hotel in Macedonia were trapped in their rooms for days after a British guest got sick and died. Turned out to have nothing to do with Ebola.

The problem with irrational responses is that they can cloud the need for rational ones. Just when the world needed more medical volunteers, the price of serving soared. When nurse Kaci Hickox, returning from a stint with MSF in Sierra Leone with no symptoms and a negative blood test, was quarantined in a tent in Newark, N.J., by a combustible governor, it forced a reckoning. “It is crazy we are spending so much time having this debate about how to safely monitor people coming back from Ebola-endemic countries,” says Hickox, “when the one thing we can do to protect the population is to stop the outbreak in West Africa.”

Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease, and “us” means everyone, not just those in faraway places where this is one threat among many that claim lives every day. The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are TIME’s 2014 Person of the Year.

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Dr. Fadipe Akinniyi Emmanuel, Ebola survivor, shows the daily dose of oral
 rehydration salts, or ORS, he and other survivors took to survive in Nigeria. 
(Photographer: Andrew Esiebo/World Health Organization via Bloomberg)

“ .. The Role of Gaia in Human Consciousness

One of those times might be frightening for you to know about, since it was a full cooperation with Gaia for your termination, and a pandemic almost wiped humanity off the map. A pandemic! Now, you say, "What has that got to do with Human consciousness, Kryon?" Pay attention, dear ones, because this is the day where the teaching was given by my partner, and he put together the Nine Human Attributes. One of the attribute sets included three Gaia attributes and one of them was the consciousness of the planet. Gaia is related to Human consciousness!

Are you starting to connect the dots? You are connected to this planet in a profound and spiritual way. As goes humanity goes the planet's consciousness. Gaia, Mother Nature, whatever you want to call it, cooperates with Human consciousness. If you spend 1,000 years killing each other, then Gaia will do its best to cooperate with your desires! Gaia will look at Human consciousness and try to help with what you have shown you like to do! Did you know this role of Gaia with you? It's a partner with you, fast tracking what you give to it. You may wish to review what the indigenous of the planet still understand. Gaia is a partner!

Pandemic: Don't you find it odd that in the last 50 years, when you have a population of seven billion Human Beings, with up to 2,000 airplanes in the air at any given moment, going between almost every conceivable place, that there has not been a pandemic in your lifetime? There have been five starts of potential pandemics over the last 20 years, yet none became serious. Did any of you put this together? Dear ones, when the world was far less populated a few hundred years ago, with no mass travel to spread a virus, there were still millions wiped out by a pandemic. With the increased population and mass travel, there is far more danger today than before. It doesn't make sense, does it? What happened to stop it?

When you know humanity's relationship to Gaia, it makes sense. Gaia is a life-force that is your partner, watching you change the balance of light and dark and reflecting what Humans want. It has polarity, too! Perhaps it's time to start your meditations with thanking your planet Earth for supporting you in the spirituality of your Akash, for always being with you, a life-force that is always present. The ancients started their ceremonies in that way. Have you forgotten?


Now, I've just set the stage for the next subject, haven't I? Ebola. Are you afraid yet? Gaia is a life-force that is a part of Human consciousness. My partner put it on the screen today so you could see the connections [during the lecture series]. Now it's time to connect the dots. Dear one, Gaia is in the battle, too, for here comes something scary that you haven't had in your lifetime and you're afraid of it - the potential of a pandemic on the planet.

There's a very famous film that has some dialogue that my partner will quote. Some of you will know it and some of you won't, but here it is: "Have a little fire, scarecrow?" What are you afraid of? Darkness? Gaia is in the battle with you and is actively pursuing solutions through light. The energy of the planet is with you in this fight! The ebola virus is a shock and a surprise. It is propelled by ignorance and fear, so it can flourish. Look at where it started and look at how it gets its ability to continue. It expands its fear and power easily with those who believe it's a curse instead of those who understand the science.

Villages are filled with those who refuse to leave their family members because they believe the disease is a curse! FEAR! Instead of understanding that they should be in isolation from the virus, the family dies together through ignorance and fear. This represents how darkness works. Are you going to become afraid also? Dear ones, ebola will be conquered. Know this and be at peace. Pray for light for those in the villages who are afraid, that they can know more about how to keep the spread of this disease and live to see their families. .”