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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, February 11, 2009

City to restore five heritage buildings

Agnes Winarti, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Wed, 02/11/2009 11:20 AM  

The city administration will start restoration work to four museum buildings and the Conservation Institute office by April this year, an official said Tuesday. 

“The administration has approved the budget for the renovation of the five heritage buildings,” said Arie Budhiman, the head of the city tourism and cultural agency, Tuesday. “The buildings need urgent restoration.” 

The city allocated Rp 5 billion (US$454,545) for the restoration of  Joang 1945 Museum, Rp 5 billion for the Textile Museum, Rp 3 billion for the Puppet Museum, Rp 2.5 billion for the MH Thamrin Museum and Rp 5 billion for the Conservation Institute (Balai Konservasi) office. 

“Hopefully, restoration can start April or early May, if the funds are disbursed this month,” Arie said. 

The Joang 1945 Museum (the 1945 Struggle for Independence Museum) is located on Jl. Menteng Raya, the Textile Museum is on Jl. KS Tubun, Petamburan, Tanah Abang, the MH Thamrin Museum is on Jl. Kenari, Senen, all in Central Jakarta. Both the Puppet Museum and the Conservation Institute are located on Jl. Pintu Besar Utara in West Jakarta. 

“Restoration of the five buildings is needed to maintain visitors’ safety and comfort,” Arie said.

 He said restoration of heritage buildings like museums could be regarded as part of efforts to increase tourism. 

The city administration has a total of nine museums under its authority — the Jakarta History Museum, Maritime Museum, Puppet Museum, Ceramic and Fine Arts Museum, Textile Museum, Joang 45 Museum, Prasasti Museum, Onrust Archaeology Park and Proclamator Park at the National Monument. 

The administration received Rp 4.1 billion in revenue from people visiting the city’s museums last year, exceeding its target of Rp 3.6 billion. 

This year, the agency aims to net Rp 3.9 billion from museum visitors. 

Despite setting the target lower than the level of revenue reached last year, Arie said, “We are optimistic about getting a 5 percent increase in revenue this year.” 

The agency has allocated Rp 60 billion this year toward promoting Jakarta to foreign tourists.

Marketing campaigns will be performed extensively in Southeast Asia, East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

This year, the agency is hoping to welcome 20 million local and 1.7 million foreign tourists to Jakarta. 

City secretary Muhayat said, as quoted by on Tuesday, tourism was a significant contributor to city revenue. 

Last year, tourism contributed Rp 1.5 trillion, or 14.54 percent of Jakarta’s total revenue.

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