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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. …

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Drivers turn to batik to tackle stiff competition

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 05/05/2010 11:39 AM

Taxi operator Blue Bird Group said it would require its taxi drivers to don batik uniforms as part of efforts to strengthen its identity amid tighter competition in the sector.

Business development vice president Noni Purnomo said Tuesday that drivers could also become tourism ambassadors as their uniforms reflected the richness and character of Indonesian culture.

“This is our contribution to preserving Indonesian culture,” she said after signing an MoU with batik producer PT Batik Danar Hadi.

Blue Bird expects to dress 50,000 taxi drivers in batik by year-end. Drivers of the company’s limousine taxi service, Silver Bird, will transition to batik-themed uniforms in the next two years.

Batik was declared an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO last year, leading to increased popularity with many people wearing batik at work and at other occasions.

Chossy Latu, who will design the batik uniform, said that despite the increased focus on contemporary batik design, he chose a traditional batik motif for the uniform.

“It is a Javanese batik motif with elements that give meaning to the Blue Bird image,” he said, adding that the uniform’s motif of rice (food) and cotton (cloth) symbolized welfare.

Competition among taxi operators in the city is strong as price-conscious customers are drawn to cheaper taxi rates.

Blue Bird increased its tariff a few years ago, charging Rp 6,000 (US$0.66) at flag fall, while other taxi operators raised their fares two years ago to keep up with fuel price hikes.

To attract passengers, other operators deck out their fleets with additional services such as TV.

Blue Bird operates 11,000 cars in Greater Jakarta. (lnd)

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