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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. …

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cultures, fabrics mix and match

Triwik Kurniasari, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Sun, 11/15/2009 2:25 PM

Glimmering gowns: Models show off creations by Indian and Indonesian designers at the opening of the 3rd Jakarta Fashion Week at Pacific Place mall here on Saturday. About 100 designers are taking part in the annual event. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

Works of more than 90 leading Indonesian fashion designers are on display in the country's most anticipated fashion event - the annual Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW).

During JFW, which concludes Nov. 20, several Indonesian designers will showcase their latest collections, inspired by elements of Indonesian heritage.

Also taking part are renowned Indian designers Tarun Tahiliani and Malini Ramani, using Indonesian fabrics such as batik and ikat.

Their fabulous creations hit the runway Saturday night in "A Tale of Two Cultures", a project with Indonesian designers Sebastian Gunawan and Priyo Oktaviano, who used Indian fabrics in their designs.

Earlier in the year, Tarun and Malini visied Jakarta to select traditional fabrics, and Sebastian and Priyo visited India to explore the richness of traditional Indian textiles.

The Indian designers said they were excited to be part of JFW.

"I love ikat. I like the colors and patterns. But I find it a bit difficult to combine the fabrics," Malini said. "I thought about what I could do to make it nice, and how would I combine them and make them a little bit Indian."

Tarun combines traditional textiles with fabrics such as velvet and chiffon. Malini uses tribal styles and embroidery in her collection.

Svida Alisjahbana, CEO of Femina Group and chairwoman of this year's JFW, said at the opening ceremony Saturday that the goal of JFW is "to turn Jakarta into a major fashion hub, both within the region and internationally.

"It is also a good event to promote our traditional textiles."

Prominent Indonesian designer Taruna Kusmayadi called the event "every designer's dream, because this is a good event to show and sell products to promising customers."

During the week, several independent designers, such as Ivan Gunawan, Stella Risa, Merdi Sihombing and Benten, will display their latest creations.

Also on display will be collections from designers specializing in Islamic wear, such as Merry Pramono, Monika Jufry and Iva Latifah.

As always, the festival will include the final stage of the annual Indonesian fashion design contest.

There's plenty for children also, with the Bubble Girl collection by Sebastian Gunawan and his wife Christina Panarese, and the Kids Model Search modeling competition on Sunday.

Main events will take place at Pacific Place mall in South Jakarta.

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