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"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Community units take lead role in waste management

Olivia Dameria, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sat, 11/29/2008 11:31 AM  

Community initiatives to better manage solid waste are not only considered the next effective solution to the city's chronic waste-management problems, they can also open up job opportunities. 

Imam Nur Akbari, marketing communication director of Aksi Cepat Tanggap, said waste recycling programs initiated in many communities in Jakarta have had multiplier effects in economic empowerment. 

"Communities are recycling nonorganic waste into quality goods and selling them to well-known hypermarkets," he said in a press conference on Friday. 

Aksi Cepat Tanggap is an NGO which addresses people's empowerment. The NGO is part of the Jakarta Green and Clean (JGC) program, initiated by a group of private companies and the city's Environmental Management Board. The companies include the household products firm PT Unilever Indonesia, the daily newspaper Republika and Delta FM radio. 

JGC is holding a competition to showcase the best initiatives in waste management which community units (RW) in the city's five municipalities have devised. 

Twenty-five community units have been named as finalists, and the final winner is to be announced Sunday. 

JGC focuses on improving society's environmental awareness about waste-management issues, as well as reforestation, the role of water catchment areas and community participation. 

"The biggest challenges are the extensive area requiring management and the density of the city's population. With more than 8,000,000 citizens in five municipalities, we try to raise people's awareness one step at a time," said Sinta Kaniawati, general manager of the Unilever Peduli Foundation. 

The public response has been very positive with 300 community units taking part in the program's third year. 

"JGC is a very inspiring program because it moves people to develop their volunteer sense," said Imam. 

In the Ibu Bersinar Sunlight program, groups of women turn nonorganic waste into valuable products. 

"Housewives have become very creative, fashioning such items as wallets, bags or pencil cases and selling them. Besides giving them additional income, they make good use of their spare time," said Sinta. 

Twenty handicraft centers produce the recycled goods, labeled Trashion, all over Jakarta, providing employment opportunities as well. 

Besides helping fix the city's waste problem, the program can help change Indonesia's eroded cleanliness image, Hanny Soemadipraja, Director of Masima Contents and Channels said. 

"With small but consistent efforts, Indonesia can be Green and Clean in the future. We are truly committed to making a brighter Indonesia," she said. 

Jakarta Green and Clean finalists 

Central Jakarta:

1.RW 03 Serdang
2.RW 04 Serdang
3.RW 09 Cempaka Putih Barat
4.RW 12 Cempaka Putih Barat
5.RW 01 Cempaka Putih Tengah 

North Jakarta:

1.RW 01 Semper Timur
2.RW 03 Semper Barat
3.RW 11 Warakas
4.RW 13 Warakas
5.RW 02 Sunter Agung 

South Jakarta:

1.RW 03 Mampang Prapatan
2.RW 02 Pasar Minggu
3.RW 07 Kebayoran Lama Selatan
4.RW 06 Cipulir
5.RW 06 Pesanggerahan 

East Jakarta:

1.RW 03 Malaka Sari
2.RW 06 Malaka Jaya
3.RW 04 Bambu Apus
4.RW 13 Cipinang Melayu
5.RW 02 Susukan 

West Jakarta:

1.RW 02 Slipi
2.RW 05 Palmerah
3.RW 09 Kebon Jeruk
4.RW 04 Kedoya Utara
5.RW 07 Kedoya Utara

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