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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, January 4, 2008

New-Depok Manggarai service launched

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

State-owned railway company PT Kereta Api launched Thursday its new South Line train, which will run between Depok in West Java and Manggarai in South Jakarta.

"We hope commuters will not mind spending a bit more money and will start using this train," PT KA public relations official Akhmad Sujadi said.

During the morning rush hour, commuters crowd into the economy-class trains that currently serve the route. Due to overcrowding, sometimes passengers can be seen hanging out of train doors or riding on the top of carriages.

The existing train services remain the fastest and cheapest way to travel between Depok and Manggarai, with tickets costing Rp 1,500 (approximately US$0.15).

Another alternative, the air-conditioned Pakuan train, runs between Kota in West Jakarta and Bogor in West Java. However, this service does not stop at every station. Tickets for the Pakuan train are priced at Rp 13,000.

The South Line train, which can hold up to 750 passengers, costs Rp 6,000 per trip. It travels from Depok station to Manggarai station at 5:45 a.m. and 7:25 a.m. each morning and from Manggarai to Depok at 4:10 p.m. and 5:20 p.m. each afternoon.

The train stops at the Depok Baru, Pondok Cina, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Pancasila, Lenteng Agung, Tanjung Barat, Pasar Minggu, Kalibata, Cawang and Tebet stations before terminating at Manggarai station.

Akhmad said the stainless-steel colored train was once operated by a Japanese company. He said it is in good working order and has never been used in Indonesia before.

He said with one ticket commuters could travel on both the South Line train and the Ciliwung Blue Line train.

The Ciliwung Blue Line train, which travels 27 kilometers from Manggarai to Jatinegara, was operating again Thursday after several services were canceled Wednesday due to floods, Ahmad said.

Transportation expert Darmaningtyas recently said the South Line train had the potential to solve traffic problems in Jakarta.

"As long as existing train stations are well integrated with other public transportation systems in the city, the new line has the potential to solve the city's traffic problems," Darmaningtyas said.

Connected busway stations and train stations in Jatinegara and Manggarai are good examples, he said.

"Also, give pedestrians proper sidewalks so they can move easily between stations," he said.

Darmaningtyas said PT KA had a few problems to iron out if it wanted to encourage more passengers to use the service.

"The biggest problem I see right now is the headway time, which is the amount of time people need to queue to buy train tickets. Long lines really discourage people from using trains," he said.(anw)

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