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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. …

Monday, May 21, 2007


Dusit unveils ambitious 5-year plan

The Nation, Thailand

Dusit Thani plans to double its domestic and international properties and become a global hotel-management company within five years.

The Dusit group is among the country's oldest hotel operators and chief executive and managing director Chanin Donavanik said the plan involved increasing its rooms from the current 5,000 to 10,000.

The company will employ an additional 7,000 staff within the same time frame, he said.

Through Dusit Thani International, it will open hotels and resorts in Beijing and Shanghai in China, Bali in Indonesia, as well as in Vietnam, India and the Middle East.

They may be joint ventures or management-only deals, but the company will manage them all, Chanin said.

"The group has not yet finalised total investment. Negotiations are continuing with many parties," he added.

The group will open project-development offices in China, India and Bangkok. They will seek expansion opportunities. The company already has a Dubai office.

"Dusit is eyeing these markets for their hotel potential," Chanin said. The expansion comes after several years of quiet on the part of Dusit overseas.

The 55-year-old hotel group has 18 properties in Thailand, Burma, the Philippines and Dubai. The company uses three brands - Dusit Hotels and Resorts, Royal Princess Hotels and Resorts, and D2 Hotel.

The group recently announced plans for six-star hotels in the Middle East.

"Coupled with the existing 300-plus-room Dusit Dubai, the latest projects will make Dusit's presence in the region much stronger," Chanin said.

The Dusit Palm Island will comprise two hotels - the six-star, 114-room-and-suite Dusit Devarana Dubai and the Dusit Thani Dubai - plus the Dusit Residence.

Spending and completion dates have not been announced.

A joint venture with India's Bird Hospitality Services - a wholly owned subsidiary of aviation, travel and information company Bird Group - will see five- and six-star hotels and resorts built in New Delhi, Goa, Rishikesh, Pune, Amritsar and Jaipur. Dusit will manage or franchise the hotels.

Dusit retreated from Germany, Indonesia and the United States some years ago.

It is now returning to Indonesia and will spend more in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, several D2 hotels at Pattaya and Samui will open.

Royal Princess Hotels and Resorts will manage its first resort at Koh Chang's Bai Lan Bay. The 96-room property opens in August.

Chanin said the overseas expansion would see the group "launch a new corporate identity soon".

"We decided to move ahead to compete with international hotel chains with Thai hospitality. To meet this challenge we must prepare not only the hardware and network, but professionals too," he said.

Suchat Sritama

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