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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, February 2, 2009

Tourism up while spending down this year, says minister

Andra Wisnu, THE JAKARTA POST, GIANYAR | Mon, 02/02/2009 9:53 AM  

Tourism and Culture Minister Jero Wacik expressed optimism that the country’s tourism industry will remain strong this year, though tourists would spend less due to the global financial crisis. 

During a visit to the XII summit of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) in the Royal Pitamaha hotel in Ubud, Gianyar, on Saturday, Jero said tourism will remain strong despite concerns that the global financial crisis would deter people from holidaying. 

“The global financial crisis will not prevent people from holidaying. It will just deter them from traveling far. So expect Germans to just travel to Spain instead of Indonesia,”he said. 

“But at the same time, tourists in Asian countries would be doing the same thing, and we can expect more travelers from Japan or Taiwan.” 

The concerns stemmed from the fact that Indonesia missed its original target of 7 million foreign tourists by the end of 2008, recording 6.4 million arrivals instead. 

The 6.4 million is in line with the ministry’s revised target however, with Jero quickly adding that the number was still higher than 2007, which saw slightly more than 5.5 million arrivals.

The revision to the target was made in October. 

He added that the tourism industry last year generated an income of US$7.5 billion, significantly higher than the expected $ 6 billion in the ministry’s revised target.

Jero predicted that Indonesia would see 6.5 million tourists by the end of 2009. 

“It’s a moderate target, but still higher than our record in 2007,” he said. 

He said the global financial crisis would hit tourists “pockets” though, further predicting that average tourist spending per visit would decrease from $1,170 in 2008 to $1,000 this year. 

He reminded participants that this was still an increase on the record figure in 2007 when tourists spent an average of Rp $970 per visit. 

He told tourist sector businessmen not to worry about the decreased spending, saying that domestic travelers has been spending more and more within the past years. 

Meanwhile, according to data from the Central Statistics Agency, domestic travelers’ expenditure rose to an average of Rp 406,350 (US$34.37) per trip in 2007 from Rp 324,000 in 2001.  

Indonesians have also been traveling more, as the same data recorded an increase to about 116 million travelers in 2007 from 103 million in 2001. 

Jero said he had began several programs to boost domestic travel such as working out a plan with the Bali General Election Commission to turn this year’s campaign season into an arts and culture festival. 

“This year, domestic travelers will be our secret weapon,” Jero said.

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