(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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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Under-the-table microcredit for Surabaya prostitutes

RNW, 5 August 2010 - 9:39am | By Prita Riadhini

(Photo: RNW)

By day: shawl seller. By night: prostitute. With help from under-the-table loans, several women in the Indonesian city of Surabaya are trying to break loose from the hard life of a prostitute and the poverty that goes with it.

It’s already dark in the city’s red-light district of Tambak Asri. But the darker it gets, the more people appear. The neighbourhood – with around 400 prostitutes – has existed since 1959. Private homes and brothels stand side by side.


Syamsiah isn’t well off, just like most of the other women and the clients in the area. A couple of years ago, she tried to get a loan from a bank so she could set up her own business. But the bank demanded both proof of identity and some collateral. She had neither.

Her madam, Suminah, rushed to her aid. She lent Syamsiah three million rupiahs – approximately 225 euros – from money that she had borrowed from a bank. Syamsiah began with a small stall (waroeng) close to the brothel where she worked, and sold soft drinks, coffee, cigarettes and crisps. “Because I’d worked for years for my madam, I could get a loan. If I have no clients, then I stand by my stall. But if I can’t sell enough, then I work as a prostitute.”

Initially, Syamsiah thought she could earn enough money with her stall. “I’ve found a good place. There is somebody else who sells nasi goring close to the brothel. And my madam said to me: ‘You have too few clients. Open a stall.’”

Small profit

The sturdily built Tarti is another prostitute in the neighbourhood. She only works evenings. During the day she roams the neighbourhood with three big plastic bags full of shawls. Which she sells. “I make a small profit. For example, I buy for 8000 rupiahs and make a profit of 2000. If I can just keep my business going,” she says. A couple of months ago, Tarti received a loan from Tukul Bintoro, who’s active in a working group for prostitutes.

Tarti is lucky in that she only has to pay off her loan when it’s convenient for her. And she doesn’t have to pay interest. Tukul Bintoro lent her the money from his own savings and had nothing to do with a bank.


It was the banks’ complicated bureaucracy and strict conditions that prompted neighbourhood head of Tambak Asri, Soebandi, to think of another way to offer the prostitutes economic help. “Most of the prostitutes have no proof of identity and no collateral. So we’ve set up a joint pot of money for the prostitutes and their pimps, money the prostitutes can use as starting capital. And so far, approximately 190 women have done just that. A well-filled pot is a good start for a collaboration.” The women can put in as much as they can afford to miss. Soebandi then deposits it all with the bank.

But Hargandono of Surabaya’s Social Services criticises the collaboration. Indonesia pursues a policy against prostitution and doesn’t recognise it as a profession. He believes that most of the women just want to earn money with the least possible effort.

Kurniawan Syaefullah, economist at the Padjajaran University in Bandoeng, sees this kind of under-the-table loan as another form of microcredit. And he thinks that in Indonesia this is a good way to improve your economic position.

No shame

Tarti isn’t ashamed of what she does. “There’s bound to be somebody who says, ‘The shawl seller is a prostitute’. But they don’t say that to my face. I ignore them. In the long run, I don’t want to work as a prostitute.” Yet it hasn’t been going so well for her little business. At the end of a long day she can consider herself lucky if she’s just managed to sell a few shawls. Her dream of giving up her job as a prostitute is still a long way away.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prosthesis helps man stay true to profession

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta  | Thu, 11/13/2008 10:31 AM 

 LIFE IS GOOD AGAIN: Motorcycle taxi ojek driver Karma with his wife and three-year-old daughter. For the past four years Karma has been able to work again, thanks to his artificial leg. (JP/Agnes Winarti)

"Sorry, I think my leg is coming loose," said Karma, a motorcycle taxi ojek driver, one evening during a downpour. 

"I am sorry, what did you say?" said his passenger on the back of the motorcycle. 

Apologizing, Karma asked her to switch to another ojek driver. 

"My artificial leg was getting wet and heavy. I could not continue driving. We always laugh when recalling that incident," Karma told The Jakarta Post recently with his wife. They live together near Darul Mustaqiem, opposite Manggarai train station in South Jakarta. 

Forty-something Karma and wife Erni never imagined they could laugh at such an experience, or even dream he would ride his ojek again. 

Six years ago Karma was hit by a motorcycle while heading home from his ojek shift at Manggarai train station. 

Instead of going straight to hospital, he followed relatives' advice and sought treatment from a traditional healer specializing in broken bones in Cimande, West Java. 

The six-month treatment turned out to be a disaster. The healer could not fix his broken right leg, and it developed rot. Karma was rushed to the nearest Red Cross Hospital in Bogor, but his right leg had to be amputated below the knee. 

After the surgery, he did not work for two years and relied on his wife for support. She worked as a mobile salesperson traveling to housing complexes to sell cooking utensils. 

"I was frustrated," said the father of four. "I had no other skills which I could use to earn some money. Opening a business was not an option, since I required large start-up capital." 

In 2004 Karma met a man who required a polio brace to assist him in walking, despite having both his legs intact. The man worked at a specialist store for prosthetic devices. 

The man suggested Karma try a device from the store to see if it assisted him in day-to-day living. 

After submitting his identity card, profile photograph and evidence of his low socio-economic status, Karma, like hundreds before him, was given a free prosthetic leg from the store. The device was provided to Karma if he agreed to participate in the Peduli Kasih program, a charity organized by TV station Indosiar. 

Through the program, Karma learnt to walk again and even managed to overcome his doubts and attempt to ride a motorcycle. 

"I can ride a motorcycle again and even take a passenger on the back. So, I decided to return to my ojek post." 

Erni, despite her concerns, let him become an ojek driver again. 

"At first I was worried, but then I realized it was the only way he could feed the family. So I could not say no," she said. 

He earns Rp 600,000 a month from his ojek work, while his wife works periodically as a masseuse. 

"This artificial leg has been incredibly useful. Not only can I ride the ojek again, but more importantly I am the breadwinner in my family once more," Karma said. 

The hardest aspect of being an ojek driver with a prosthetic leg, Karma said, was combating the rainy season. 

"It is difficult to ride a motorcycle when it is raining, and it is impossible to prevent my leg from becoming wet. Once it is soaked, it becomes loose and heavy. If it rains, I have to head home." 

Karma said despite this difficultly, he would continue his work as an ojek driver. He said no other work suited him, and he would not be able to obtain a different license because of his physical condition. 

"Nobody notices my defect, except my regular customers, who are fine with it."

Artificial limb specialist gives service to the needy

The Jakarta Post, Thu, 11/13/2008 10:29 AM  

A GIFT OF HOPE: Victoria Silalahi shows one of the prosthetic legs produced at her shop on Jl. Tambak, Central Jakarta. (JP/Agnes Winarti)


Pay a visit to Victoria Silalahi's modest prosthesis and orthosis workshop stall on Jl. Tambak, Menteng, Central Jakarta, and you might be surprised to hear it has catered to more than 1,000 physically disabled people since starting up in October 2001. 

"Of the 1,000 clients we have served, more than half are poor people who participated in the (local TV station) Indosiar Peduli Kasih program, which specialized in helping less fortunate people," Victoria, a graduate of Glugur Hospital's physiotherapy program in Medan, North Sumatra, told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview. 

A prosthesis is a device, either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body, while an orthosis is an external orthopedic appliance that prevents or assists the movement of the spine or limbs. 

The program's participants receive these devices for free, after submitting documents attesting to their tight financial situation. The store charges the program a price that is 30 to 40 percent less than each device's normal price. 

Her clients come not just from around Jakarta but also Cibitung and Bandung in West Java, Serang in Banten, Bandar Lampung in Lampung, and Medan. 

Victoria used to work at a similar store selling imported prostheses and orthoses for two years, before teaming up with an orthopedic doctor to open the workshop stall. 

"Imported devices are very costly. I was motivated to create more affordable ones made of local materials available in Glodok (West Jakarta)," the 35-year-old says, referring to the plastic fiber and aluminum used in the devices. 

"Although they use local materials, all are custom-made to each client, because a prosthesis is just like an individual's fingerprint," says Victoria, whose store specializes in producing external locally made prostheses and orthoses. There are only a few of this kind of store in the capital. 

For instance, she points out, an imported prosthetic leg below the knee can cost up to Rp 12 million, compared with a locally made one for only Rp 3 million. Other prosthetic limbs can cost Rp 15 to 20 million for an imported product, and only Rp 5 million for a locally made one. 

Victoria's workshop employs two workers and a technician. She said they were able to make a prosthetic leg in two weeks, and an orthosis device in just two days. 

She adds although most of her customers request locally made prostheses, the shop also caters to requests for imported orthoses and artificial arms. 

"Our customers over the last five years have learned about us through word of mouth, often from orthopedists or physiotherapists at various hospitals," she says. 

"Most of those who have used our products are satisfied with the affordability and our service. They always come back to us, either for minor repairs or to buy a new device." 

Each day, Victoria carries out fitting and measurement for customers at hospitals and clinics across Jakarta, such as Harapan Kita, Cipto Mangunkusumo, St. Carolus, Cikini, Hermina, Koja and Karya Medika among others.

 "My mission is to serve," she explains. 

Many of her customers are children. They become disabled for several reasons, including illness, accidents, or birth defects. 

Besides having regular customers, Victoria continues to seek out and welcome poor people who may benefit from the products and services she has to offer. --JP/Agnes Winarti