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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. …

Sunday, April 4, 2010

William Soeryadjaya, a modest businessman, dies at 87

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Sun, 04/04/2010 9:19 AM

William Soeryadjaya, founder of Indonesia’s largest automotive company PT Astra International, passed away Friday. He will be remembered as a modest businessman who was a pioneer in the country’s automotive industry, say a number of businessmen.

William, famously known as Om Willem, died Friday night at South Jakarta’s Medistra Hospital where he had been hospitalized. He was 87.

Businessman Aburizal Bakrie said William influenced how people in the country did business. “I sometimes looked up to him from afar, applying his strategies for my businesses,” said Bakrie as quoted by on Saturday.

William, he added, was a good example for other businessmen as he started his business from nothing. “One thing he always did was share his profits with other people and often helped others,” Bakrie said, adding that William was a friendly and down-to-earth person.

President director of PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk Benny Tjoeng, who used to work with Astra, shared similar sentiments.

“Indonesia has lost one of its best citizens. Whenever I met with him, for business or otherwise, my impression was Om Willem really cared about other people and paid attention to his employees,” said Tjoeng. He added that William was a visionary because when he founded Astra, he did not only establish an automotive sector but ran the financial sector by establishing Astra Credit Companies and PT Federal International Finance.

Born in West Java’s Majalengka on Dec. 22, 1922, William was orphaned at 12 and dropped out of school when he was 19.

He sold papers and products such as rice and sugar to make ends meet, but his spirit and determination led him to study leather coating at Leder & Schoenindustrie in the Netherlands.

After running a number of companies, William established PT Astra International in 1957, developing it into a trading company with an automotive business as the core product.

Astra grew to become one of the country’s largest companies, with subsidiary businesses expanding into finance, banking and property.

Besides running his businesses, William himself was known as a public figure who lobbied for improving Indonesia’s education standards.

As an example of his philanthropic nature, in 1984 William sold his land in Cilandak, South Jakarta, below market value to be affordable enough so that the Prasetya Mulya Institute of Management could be built on the land.

William’s body is lying in state at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital in Central Jakarta and will be cremated on Monday.

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