Open Palms

Photo by Forever Conscious

Photo by Forever Conscious

Your body floats above heaven, where fire does not burn. In this moment you are weightless. Each layer of the past lifted like a fine silk. The violet flame casts its gentle glow upon you. Everything softens. From where you are now you rest in a place of truth, seeing clearly. What has passed is past. You are letting go. Shedding old skin. You have worked away a great deal to see it this way.

To be free. 

As your palms open ashes cascade in the wind. Your eyes look onward and everywhere. 

Like the snake shedding its skin, we are being asked to let go and renew our tender selves through truth. This letting go can bear anguish, confusion and disorientation, while at the same time, deliver us to the root of what needs to be healed. 

When a layer of ourselves has been out grown change starts to happen. The old skin sloughs off by way of new skin emerging from underneath. The butterfly is born from the dissolved remains of a caterpillar. The Phoenix rises from the ash. 

Life / Death / Life

Cycles are at play and when we approach a new level of awareness from within it can seem as if everything is out of place. We can feel discouraged by grief and exhilarated by the unknown. 

Something new is pushing its way through.

Truth casts a startling reflection. It becomes a mirror for what we have been unable or unwilling to see before. And we might not know what to do with it. As it stares at us we stare back at it. Half in shock, half in wonder. How could this be? Until slowly we see. As we recognize the delicacy of this finely tuned recognition, we also see how far we have come. Indeed, to see ourselves anew. How far we’ve come to be this real, this close, and intimate with who we are.

As much as it holds great power to shift our experience, truth can be overwhelming. It teachings unveil a path not yet traveled. It creates an opening while simultaneously destroying the constructs that were built for understanding our previous reality.

It is at this time that our circumstances ask us to surrender. Giving way into being with what is. We engage with loss. We face the death that is inherent to life. We let go into a wave of rebirth. We move forward towards the faint light of a new beginning. We no longer resist, but allow ourselves the embrace of the unknown. Cradled and swathed in a body made from tears. We tend. We nurture. We love. We come home to ourselves. We are new again.

 

Fierce One

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FIERCE ONE⠀
Akashic Reading for the Aries Full Moon Oct. 5, 2017


Like the element of fire, anger has a motivating quality that can promise a bounty of transformation. Our duty to its promise is that we live by truth.⠀


When unconscious drives are at play there is an extra layer to transmuting our emotions into states of resolve. At times we would like to believe that we are ok, doing our thing our way, but true healing happens collectively. That means right now we are all being asked to process (Fear, Power, Rage) on a scale that requires tremendous care, patience and responsibility.

But how can one human heart carry such a wound? How can we stand present, purposeful and resilient in the face of terrible grief?

Being able to come back to a state of presence is of monumental value when we are triggered. When we see ourselves as agents of creation we become capable of directing our attention to facilitate change. We can offer kindness. We defend what is life affirming. We become the fierce one. When we feel overwhelmed we can still make a choice to hold onto what is ultimately true. Those we love, who inspire us, who walk with wisdom, grace and integrity. With time and experience, we become those people.

Life presents us with realities that break our spirit. Despair, grief, rage, the unsavory often provide a wake up call. In the yogic tradition anger (Rudra) is a gateway to liberation (Moksha) and peace (Shanti). Fire destroys and transforms. It burns up the illusion of ego. At times this process brings us to our knees so that we can see what is truly there for us. To practice this means to stay with and embody the teachings. Heart, Mind, Soul.

Compassion is an embodied practice revealing a staunch perspective into the nature of our human heart. It offers us space. It allows us to see beyond illusion. It grants us the wisdom when we listen. 

 

Topsy Turvy

When we take the time to simply be in the moment, without rejecting our fears or omitting difficulty, we grow our capacity for tumultuous times. ⠀

Even when there is doubt or confusion we can come to see through the lesser truths with great clarity. We can navigate the external variables of change with more precision and sharpen the needle of our internal compass. ⠀

Life is at times an uncomfortable journey. Obstacles and self-doubt present an invitation to grow and to learn what self-confidence and balance feel like when operating between our inner and outer world. ⠀

What drives your action? How do you move through experiences that touch and test the tender parts of you? Are you staying present for what's happening? What is motivating your interaction - fear or self-love?⠀

Take the time to remember what you wanted - the part of you that wanted to come into this world. The part of you that continues to birth herself anew. The part of you that grows through conflict. The part of you that understands.⠀

Steep in the deep waters that churn while learning how to nurture yourself - it is a delicate unfolding. Walk through your mind, notice the quality of thought, acknowledge the chatter, choose space, allow what is essential to reach you. Walk with the grace that holds you.⠀

Your soul has taken many steps to be here now. Every breath offers us a renewed sense of our choices. We have access to understanding any time we make the journey home inside ourselves. Practice going to and dwelling in the place of your most authentic self. Be honest. See yourself as you are. Be kind. Receive her.⠀

How do you choose to arrive at the threshold of your truth? What daily practices bring you back to the precipice of wonder and rediscovery within yourself? Notice: what keeps you from following your inner guidance? 

Try not to deny any part of yourself while remaining open to others. Let them show you who they are. This is how we grow and become wise. We listen. We center. We observe. We connect. We learn how to stay with the process. We learn how to love again despite our wounds.


Even amidst uncertainty we can find and choose clarity. Come back to the where there is ease and you will gain your perspective. Navigate the power of yourself to know what is true. When we are honest with ourselves about what we want we can cross over any terrain of doubt with unwavering presence. ⠀


A Phoenix Rising

Artist: Unknown

Artist: Unknown

 

Lightning flashes down through the center turning you into a mound of feathers.⠀
Like the Phoenix, you rise out of your own ashes. A force of insight. New and found.⠀
This momentum carries you into the next phase. You are transformed. You are witness. You are broken open, again.

You are the guardian to your own unfolding⠀


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With this eclipse season there is a lot of energy opening and closing. A thousand cycles per day exchanging preference with perspective. There are choices to be made. Everything is available yet nothing is given. You must choose. The action you take will state everything.

In a small window of time you are being asked to look directly inside yourself and align with the highest directives of your heart. As you move forward you want to feel connected to what is true for you. This is a time of re-evaluating your priorities and sitting with what Is.

Letting go of past hopes is, right now, a steady means for maturing the movement towards your aspirations, those that call to you from inside. There is urgency around this phase of growth and a regenerative quality to this expansion. All of it pressurized by the solar eclipse.

The future is opening a portal on the past unveiling a gateway for you. A new direction is being offered. All you have to do is choose it. Move ahead with the least amount of attachment to the outcome. Notice tendencies that arise around old suffering. Patterns like these can keep you feeling stuck, in pain and disempowered simply because they are no longer relevant.

Amidst this transition come important questions around what it means to be in relationship with what you want. The invitation here is to feel your own radical self-acceptance. This is a time of alignment. The future you are building is always a reflection of the choices you are making now. You are piercing through illusion and holding ground for something more withstanding.

Be gentle with yourself. Create the space to see yourself. Hold what is dear. Contemplate the directions available. Honor all the feelings. Tether yourself to a daily practice. Commit to your deepest heart.

Stunning Recognition

Source Unknown

Source Unknown

When the world is spinning, come back to yourself, bathe in the deep light, the reservoir of eternal knowing, call upon your wisdom and allow the flow of spirit to touch you. Know that all is not lost, that this is just the beginning of a stunning recognition.⠀

We are the vessels for the divine to enact it's vision. We are the channels for the message to get through. Thats why we must remember the way and practice surrender. Give way, let go, let god. When we create spaciousness within we unfold the possibility for grand perspective and co-evolution.

We are, each of us, an anchor for consciousness to land, expanding thought into the world around us. We must learn to feel it in our bodies, that co-creative hum in our belly and our hearts, to awaken the understanding of what the third eye sees. Becoming the lens through which the divine can be seen, an intricacy of connection, exquisite and available at all times.⠀

When we suffer from the overwhelm of the world it's time to journey beneath and face our projections. Any force we recognize as demonic outside is a symptom of the lost and humbling collective consciousness. Without becoming a martyr choose to make space, stretch time and notice how the flow of conscious breath guides you into knowing better. ⠀

In the meantime, work on relinquishing what causes disease, release harsh judgements and unhelpful belief patterns, allow the flow state to move through you. Patterns serve you greatly once we recognize what they are for and can let them go. Perhaps it's time to soften, breathe and let the old skin shed. May you listen well, love deeply and remember your path forward.

Presence & Vision

 

"My Dear, you have been escalating your presence and vision, your purpose and your reason. All is well with the work you have done. Now it is a matter of finding a happy home for the work you have to offer. It is a time of nurturing those seeds, watering the ground and giving light and breath to your ideas. So, it is also a time of planning. Envisioning with implementation. Do the research that is necessary so that your decisions are well informed. Pause first and then consider the openings that are offered you. Where will your efforts feel most welcome and appreciated? This may mean looking outside of your familiar networks. There is much being revealed to you. Contemplate with love in mind. If you are willing to commit know this will be for the long term. A relationship you will want to foster and see grow into the light of its own beauty. As this endeavor flourishes you will blossom too. For now keep your eyes open. Be aware and stay realistic of the obligations and demands that are upon you. Honoring the responsibility you have to these new projects is good. If you feel a heartfelt connection it becomes a worthy cause. Follow through. Be mindful. In order to catch this bigger wave of momentum you must remember to adhere to what is required of you on the ground. Details are important. Stay on task. Establish necessary boundaries to help shape the essence of what it is you are creating, find the flow and let it be seen and received by the world."

Empty before you Begin

 

I can feel the cold damp air around me. In a library hall I pick out a book off a shelf and do not know what it says. I blow the dust off the cover with my breath and begin reading what seems to be a book with no words. Its pages are blank, cream colored and thick, soft to the touch and old. As I flip through the pages I begin to understand, words unseen. Letters and script begin to appear but only on pages already turned. The only words I can see are the ones in hindsight. 

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Patience as you move through this next phase of the process. The story is being told to you and revealed. Nothing can appear that you have not already created. Whatever you need and want let it bear fruit. Let the work create you.

Place your desires on the fire of your heart. Manifest from the deep soul waters inside. Employ the vast scope of your mind to see with one eye. Your third eye sees it all into being. Act accordingly with your daily practice and write down good notes regularly. Keep track. Observe. Letting go of the old ties that bind.

Empty out the avenues of thought and feel into the spaces in between. This is the pivot. The mark. The beginning. Create from nothing. Befriend your doubt and become a measure of audacity.

Athena's Moon

Artist Unknown

Artist Unknown

As you shed the old skin

allow this new moon to touch you

Remind you

You are light floating in time and space

 Illuminated and buoyant

Creation created

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As we turn the soil this season become aware of what has been and what is becoming. Note to Self what needs changing. Let it go. In these fluctuating times and with the world handing out flippant truths it is imperative for you to remain honest with yourself, heart centered and authentic. 

As we move through this next phase of the new moon you will want to harness the power of subtlety. Be intentional. Utilize your intuitive and creative abilities for seeing a situation beyond the surface and feeling into it more deeply. This will ask you to look at aspects of your reality in varying degrees and reassess the relationships that have held you in limbo. 

Release any energies that distract you. Continue on. Focus on cultivating the firmly rooted contracts that keep you tethered to a sense of purpose. 

By the time you realize what needs to happen, you will have naturally journeyed beyond the physical form of this question and into the soul essence of its meaning. You will know your answer clearly and it be easy for you to let the issue go. In its place, and with hindsight, you will be able to see how all along a new course of action has been building for you. 

Remember, as you continue on, to make ample space within your body to receive, stay open and available to inspiration. With heartfelt gratitude any thing is possible. Even the forms of divine guidance will suddenly seem obvious. 

This is a time of understanding what is really going on at a layer deeper than before and through this process recognizing how well you listen to yourself. When the significant reference point of You is clear it becomes effortless to align with the principles that support what you want. As you move through this fluctuating period and shift in perspective remember that any emotional upheaval is there to redirect you back home within yourself. Even if this seems like something you have had to heal in the past, the time is now to make peace with it, let it rest, so that you can move on. Making yourself whole again.

As the foundation of your inner knowing is strengthened and revitalized you will move quickly beyond old, familiar patterns and into a new way of becoming you all over again. 

 ♡ 

The Hue

Artwork by  HHEININGE

Artwork by HHEININGE

close your eyes dear one,

feel the soft subtle glow

 of the light that touches your brow,

this is the solace

this is the touch 

the source 

that will guide you, 

home.

— 

To let go means to adapt. Disillusionment is usually the messenger when change is on the rise and we are on the other side of order. Disorientation is just another leg of the journey, a facet of our own transformation.

At this time, we are being asked to relate to role of chaos within the grander architecture of change. As we move through the disorderly conduct of the world we eventually arrive at a point of recognition. This insight offers us an entirely new lens through which to see. And we begin to notice, what the structure of the world once was to us, is now beginning to render itself obsolete.

We begin to see through the false promise of reason and step into the next phase. Living by the values we stand by, embodying the wisdom we believe in and establishing a slow, far greater, common ground for us all.

In the context of unpredictability we may feel the urge to fight and hold onto what we once knew to be true, but this comes with a price. With a field of changing facts it is necessary to navigate the unknown. To move with exacting decisiveness, develop new skills and act without the hope of guarantees.  

Looking from the wider scope we can recognize uncertainty is pushing us, appealing to our innovative nature, beckoning us to a grow a new appendage.

This new direction requires us to look inward. This is not to suggest we ignore the circumstances around us, but rather instead prepare the ground of our intellect for what is to come. The answers for the change you seek will rarely come from a source outside of yourself. 

Give yourself the time to reflect upon what holds the world there for you? What holds it all together? What is the common thread that moves you from disillusionment to truth, from disharmony into balance, from dissolution to creation? What singular ingredient moves you beyond words into action?

As you receive guidance through daily meditation and practice take the focus back into your vision and let it all settle gently within you. When the core vision is crystalline all parts of you move in unison.

Explore the space between awareness, observation and understanding. Know that the key to insight is always available. Trust in the grounding power of your body. Create the space for breath and intention. Move the details into the next phase of possibility.

As you connect with your heart it opens. It opens and reveals an awe-inspiring power. In whatever form it may appear to you in that moment, take note of it, express your gratitude for its presence and let it embolden you. 

As you surrender into the greater flow you will feel the pull, the draw, the necessary currents of life that will guide you on your way. Remember to listen. Remain awake. Be patient and generous.

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

Image: Moonlight Girl by Marta Orlowska 

 

Moon of the Violet Flame: Listening to the Soul by Design

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We each have a path to travel. Every soul delicately shaped by the vibrant flame that ignites into Being. And though the how and the why may seem concealed to us, life simply continues to nudge us in the direction of consciousness from which we came.

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In this deeply fractured time it is vital to acknowledge the damage done by divisiveness while remaining aware of and connected to the principles for healing. 

This strong presence of fear that pervades our culture is, to say the least, deeply troubling. Our biological systems are laden with anxiety and judgment, which can block our collective access to clear seeing, information and insight. When a mind is plagued with illusion it manifests a reality that is out of touch with the wisdom of Life.

As we receive the spaces of who we are, we begin to map the subtle blueprint for wisdom and action to move in tandem through the world. This integration of inner wisdom and outer conduct is, without question, extremely necessary at this time. 

When we respond with a genuine responsibility to upholding ourselves and others in the light of truth we become available to weaving the paradoxes of life with solutions. 

One breath at a time, we arrive, at the tender footprint our soul has long held there for us to find.

The architecture that keeps things there for us is our capacity to hold a space open for inspiration. The inherent design to all of life. The seed of everything. As we transition through uncertainty the full range of emotion is to be expected. The final remedy will be your readiness to be centered and move forward with an empowered stance. 

Kindly notice when you feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Remember the ways in which grace, gratitude and generosity speak for you. Stand firmly within your heart to tap the rich and vibrant, powerful goodness that life offers through you. Authorize within yourself the natural bond you have to becoming free, in body, mind and soul. Listen for the wind, the breath, the currents, that bring the fire back to you. Guiding you back home.

Infinity Moons

Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama   

Infinity Room by Yayoi Kusama

 

In a room with infinite sides a hall of mirrors surrounds you

Kaleidoscopic reflections of you in mind, body and soul

You are her,  

every woman that you see

You are life

a perspective

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Never before has there been a time where the inextricable link between self and other is being recognized as a key form of necessitated power. 

The intensity with which we feel at this time is like an explosion of stars within our galaxy. A new view has come into being. An adjustment has been made. And though this undercurrent has been a long time in the making, it appears to us suddenly as if for the first time, unexpected, unwanted, delivering the call for radical transformation. 

This monumental time of change calls for the ability to see into unifying principles. The laws of nature which govern us all as moving breathing particles of HER own body, a movement of unified presence. 

Though you may be feeling a ferocious sense of uncertainty with this world, your interpersonal work will impact the wider scope of humanity much more than you can imagine. At the cutting edge of change things feel reckless, off the cuff and unwarranted. Like they don't belong. Remember it is not your task alone to save the world in one day.  In the face of this fragmented reality it is crucial that you remain responsible and in tact with your vision. Remember what makes life thrive? 

The more you connect in the more human understanding can grow around compassion. 

The way forward stands within the resounding ground of your own heart. The work to be done first is always an inward journey. Love in action is now a lesson being learned. In order to identify your most powerful position you must learn that your specific gifts are useful for all involved. The qualities to emphasize here are all in support of a more compassionate world view. This is a communal effort.

By recognizing the direction in which you are headed you will be able to identify healthy patterns of thinking and effective ways of problem solving. What must I put into place now so that I can assist future generations to have a world that belongs to them?

What you are healing now is something you may not be privy to seeing in its entirety. What you are healing now is for generations to come. 

What you wish to see unfolds in the soul. For within it lies the seed of everything. 

The pulse, the life, the breath, the vision, the hope. 

The space of creation.

 

 ♡

MOON WISDOM

Source Unknown

Source Unknown

 

What a brutal facade protects on the surface masks a deeper frailty underneath. Bullies are a dying breed.

To ask of you to have compassion for brutal forces may seem like an impossible task, but the time and the asking of you will come. What is marked on the outside as “other” is a reflection of the healing needed on the inside. You must and you will find the courage to stand in your heart for what is free. Your conviction will encourage compassion. And as you look your demons in the eyes you will notice a tear is shed, just to the side. 

It is a time for you to grow. In the face of adversity your armor always will be the symbol of your soul bearing grace form your heart. Mourn not your personal losses, but of the common loss of innocence. 

It is precisely these moments of destruction that deliver who you are, define who you will become and reveal who you will serve. Invite your heart to speak for you. What is hopeful is also rugged. 

The energy forming around you is there as if to carry you all the way down stream on an adventure you may not have initially chosen for yourself. Part of the lesson here is to let go and pay attention. Unpredictability is the form of Grace reminding you of the bigger mystery, the cosmic order of things. Sometimes there is nothing to prepare you for the phases to come. 

Having a central practice to keep you grounded and focused is essential. In times of great change you must own your center, acknowledge when your wounds are speaking for you and authorize a new voice to be heard. 

Listen to your heart. This takes commitment. This voice is there for you. It is small and it is loud. She speaks volumes of wisdom, but comes only when you fully respect her truest desire. There is a flame, a spark, a fire in you anew that can be seen by nightfall. When all others have returned home you will have chosen to stay. initiated into the folds of what you needed to hear. By the fireside of your transformation the wise one will rise, whispering to you about the journey ahead. Only you will know the unfolding, an essential seed, and like a star she will make you shine.

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MOON WISDOM is a collection of Akashic Readings that I publish weekly in alignment with the lunar cycles.

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PISCEAN MOON

Artwork by MYSTICMAMMA

Artwork by MYSTICMAMMA

 

 Please know this is a remodeling, a shape-shifting of perspective, and as a result the ways in which you are beginning to see the world are disorienting as they are newly forming. 

There is a matrix of information and energy swirling around you at this time. In other words, you may feel especially busy just now with all that is coming at you. At times this could feel as if your world is falling apart. The false structures, that have contributed to levels of understanding thus far, are being revealed to you. You have outgrown their usefulness. In this space of dissolution we are invited into the rapid momentum of change. This element of flux asks you: “How will you move forward? How will you repurpose your beliefs into new paradigms of personal growth and possibility? How will you create?

The steps ahead may not always appear as quickly as you would like and that is because you are building from foundation that is new. Connecting in with your intuition is vital and will be designated for you. Take time out of your day to remember your personal intention for work and play. Create daily reminders for focus that will help you feel more grounded while in the midst of process. Carve at least 1-3 minutes out of your day for simplicity and spaciousness, even if this takes place while in a bath or shortly before sleep. Delight in the luxury of knowing how to breathe into your heart space. Check in, ask yourself how am I feeling in this moment? Become sensitive to the needs of your body and mind and make the time to tend to them. Evaluate whether or not you are on track with what you want to be experiencing. Be honest and gentle with yourself. Truly commit to the invaluable opportunity you have, in any moment, to connect in. 

You are the architect, the invisible hand and the blueprint. You are the pyramid being built. You are the legacy. 

Spiritual practice is nothing more (or less) than listening to your Self, with devotion.

The question this week is: “How are you establishing the ways in which you inspire your life awake?” 

Listen carefully, delicately, to the silent (yet often too loud) voice that nudges you from deep within. You know the one, the subtle yet firm orator that sends you love letters in the form of affirmations that float to the surface of your awareness when you allow them to. These powerful inner truths are your pathway of knowing. The highest form of guidance available to you is your own. Make the space to receive it.

Clear the way for your mind to hear the messages your heart wants to deliver. Honor what genuinely wants to come into the frame for focus and keep a steady eye on your dreams. The intimate details of your plan do not go unnoticed, they are felt by everyone. Listen to the offering the space of patience has for you. Become deliberate for the sake of desire. Hold yourself sweetly in the arms of creation. And swim on, lovingly, in the Piscean waters of this creatrix womb.

Many Moons

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

Artwork by Chow Hon Lam

“…with an open palm she began to listen, and when it all started to happen

she said yes.”

. . .

A new leaf has turned. There is no teacher, other than you, for where you are headed. With only an inner compass to guide you, do you now walk the path that has been laid at your feet. 

Your words listen to themselves as the echo resounds through the tunnel of change. You are the scribe that deems the terms and conditions of your heart. A new work is in progress, and on its way.

For this phase of the waxing moon it is important for you to recognize the pacing that has come into play for progress. There is much excitement that comes with the New Year. A new plan with new ideas pulls you forward. And while this is what we have all wanted it is also necessary to honor the phases of you that have come and gone. Blessing each one with a sense of gratitude. 

As you move forward it is wise to consider how to optimize these past experiences into new forms of energy for the next steps ahead. The duty of this time, the substance that holds it all together, is your commitment. Though you may feel vulnerable in the beginning, the position you take within your heart is the crucial ingredient for success. 

Gently remember how you have gotten stuck in the past, how a certain frame of mind set limits to what you thought was possible. Bring a soothing light to those situations/relationships and let them go with forgiveness. The effort you will need now is to shift less optimal patterns for newly identified roles that in the end will benefit you and serve the desired outcome. Supporting you at the level of your highest gifts.

Trust the process. Trust your-Self.

Sometimes when we are still making the transition we can miss the value of nuance. Notice the details that capture your imagination within the phases less familiar (or unknown) to you. Instead of dismissing your courage, move from what is all too familiar towards your own newborn state of curiosity.

When moving into the next forthcoming dimension of ourselves we must be willing, to some degree, to shed the rigidity of our pre-conceived ideas and travel the distance of what we do not (already) know.

In this way we innocently become our own truest ally and most dear companion. Loving ourselves through the missteps while cheering ourselves on as we bravely take the next step into the slightly varied and newly invigorated unknown.

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PHOTO BY MINKABROOKLYN

PHOTO BY MINKABROOKLYN

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