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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. …

Friday, June 26, 2015

More stops planned for China to Spain railway

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2015-06-25

The first Spain-China freight train arriving in Yiwu, Zhejiang, Feb. 22
 (File photo/Xinhua)

The longest freight train in the world, linking Yiwu in eastern China's Zhejiang province to Madrid, will stop in Warsaw, Berlin, Duisburg and Paris on a journey of over 13,000 kilometers set to begin June 28, reports Shanghai's China Business News.

The first freight train to link China directly with Spain passed through the western Chinese region of Xinjiang and on to Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany and France on its 21-day maiden journey in late 2014.

Since then, four trains have made the journey from China to Spain and two have traveled in the opposite direction, transporting 304 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) shipping containers.

There are direct freight trains linking cities in Europe with Chongqing and Chengdu in southwest China, Zhengzhou and Wuhan in central China, and Hefei and Suzhou in eastern China.

Some 76 freight trains traveled between China and Europe in 2013, and the number jumped to 227 in 2014, said the report.

Lin Beizhan, secretary-general of the International Land-Bridge Transportation Board, said that if the Yiwu-Madrid freight train were to be rerouted through Manzhouli in northeast China, Russia and Lithuania on the Baltic Sea, the transportation cost might be cheaper.

He made the statement in an international forum on the Silk Road Economic Belt in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, from June 18-19.

Feng Xubin, chairman of the freight train operator Tianmeng Investment Group, said if Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus can simplify their customs clearance procedures, the transportation time could be shorter and saving some cost.

Wu Jingyu, director of the Coordination Center-Landbridge Branch of China Communications and Transportation Association, said that in terms of transportation expense, the China Railway Group charges US$0.60 per kilometer for each shipping container, while Russian Railways charges US$0.30 and each European country has different charges.

Wu suggested that the current Yiwu-Madrid train could consider rerouting though Manzhouli and connecting to the Trans-Siberian railway to save costs.

If the cost of freight shipping could be reduced to US$0.50 per kilometer for each container and the journey time shortened to 10-12 days, the silk railway would be competitive with the cost of marine shipping, Wu added.

Some countries, including Kazakhstan and Poland, would like to promote more cooperation with China through the freight train.

The Yiwu-Madrid train is the longest rail route in the world, longer than Russia's famous Trans-Siberian railway linking Moscow with Vladivostok, an APF report said.

The journey time is more than 10 days shorter than if the goods are shipped by sea, according to Spain's Public Works Ministry as saying. China is the European Union's biggest source of imports, according to the AFP report.

Roughly 80% of global trade is carried by ship, however, as freight train services face several technical and bureaucratic hurdles.

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