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MANIFESTING OUR DESIRES – PART 3 – MOVING BEYOND BLOCKAGE

Nothing and no one stands in the way of our good, but us.
We are the only blocks to our progress.

The desires, goals or dreams that come to us through our higher consciousness — not only for our good and our soul’s journey but for the good of others — are always being fulfilled.  These divine desires are bigger than us: the callings that guided us before we were formed in the womb.

Only we stand in the way of the manifestation of the greater things that we were called to do.

People can challenge us.  Situations can test us.  Circumstances can delay us.  But we are here to manifest the attainment of our goals.  When we slow down and listen to the wisdom that is always informing us, we move forward with an awareness that the universe conspires to help us attain our good.

In Matthew 5:14, Jesus says “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.”  Our light, which is the light of the kingdom within, penetrates all darkness (1 John 1:5).  As Deepak Chopra says in The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore, we encounter light and God at the same time.

This light exists in everyone.

Fear, pain, discord, nervousness, anxiety, judgment, stress, hatred, jealousy, envy, are some of the gaps that prevent us from seeing the light.

The light is strength.  The light is love.  The light is grace.

In the light, there is no need for attachment, revenge, or righteous indignation.  Even enemies are illusions.  Chopra says “every enemy is a symbol of your own loveless state.”

Whenever we are tempted to call someone evil, we have to realize that the negative energy is our own, then we can move it out of our way.  That doesn’t mean that we should not steer clear of someone, not give them our time, not mistake them for our friends.
But it does mean that we can rise above their messiness in the sanctity of our own light by centering in prayer, meditation, study of truth, fasting, yoga, exercise, and other forms of self-care: shining our lights by being our best selves.

Our goals, desires, callings deserve our greatest attention.
We must do our best and then some, without judging ourselves by anyone else’s standards, or by what others may think.

When we are centered, we avail ourselves of the protection that divine mind always provides.  We are aware of who to allow into our lives and who to avoid.  Even those who do not intend to do so find themselves helping us.  Anything meant for evil blesses us with good.
We walk down the right path, make the right correction, allow the right solution to reveal itself to us.

We check our own emotions of fear.  We embody the gratitude that applauds everyone’s success.  We align with the triumph and trust of God creating as us, through our unique expressions.

We block our good by failing to listen in the silence to the God in us.  God is always speaking, we just fail to listen.
Listening is the height of spiritual awareness.
When we take moments each day to be still and listen, whatever we need to know will be revealed to us.

There is abundance, joy and success for each one of us.
There is inexhaustible supply, infinite happiness that is better than our best just waiting to restore us, enlighten us, create as us.

When you feel a desire to sabotage yourself by negativity, bless your awareness and do not judge yourself.  The process of being with who you are and what you are experiencing will eventually unravel its chains, so that you can let go with love.

In this moment, breathe in the breath of love and be with it.
Allow it to fill every aspect of who you are.
Breathe in the breath of simply being,
and feel its presence loving you.

In this breath, there is nothing but light.
In this light, there is nothing but joy.
In this joy, everything manifests for your greatest good.

In this good, all blocks fall away,
and everyone, everywhere and everything

is blessed.

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MANIFESTING OUR DESIRES – PART 2 – CO-CREATING WITH SOURCE

 

We are the co-creative energy of God — made in the image and likeness of the spiritual ethers of the Universe.  So the same way that God created the world in Genesis, we, too, have the ability to create.  In the book of Genesis, on the first day of creation, God said, “And Let There Be Light, and there was light.”
How does this help us?  It allows us to use the power of sound, the power of words to manifest what we want.

The biblical witness is saying: Let there be light! Let Spirit’s ideas illuminate me.  Let divine ideas come forth!  We are saying to God: Give me the guidance that I need.
The Bible says that on the second day, God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters…and God called the firmament Heaven.”   Now when we receive God’s divine idea, at first glance, it may appear to be impossible — because we are looking through the lens of the circumstances and the events around us and we do not see the “heaven”  — the ease with which Spirit has already breathed our desire into manifestation.

On the second day, when God said Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters called heaven, this is the summoning of radical change and insight into the acknowledgement of God present in all things.  Faith is not the belief that God will go to work for us; faith is the activity of God as us.  Heaven is our level of awareness, our creative genius, our ability to be open and receptive to God.

This is trusting that the work really is done — and to know that so well that you can feel and taste it and see it — regardless of what is in the physical realm.  Let the firmament appear!  Let my conscious connection to God be so established in my heart, in my soul and in my mind that I know nothing is impossible.  I am unshakeable in the Spirit.  If God has given me a divine idea, then God has already gone before me to manifest it.

The Bible says that on the third day, God said “Let waters under the heaven be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land appear.”  The appearance of the dry land represents our ability to create form, and shape, and texture and possibility through our ability to envision, to imagine, to see the good that we want.

Do you ever leave the house, and you see what you are wearing, where you are going, the completion of your tasks — all in perfect divine order?  You are letting the dry land appear.  All you had to do was see it done.

On the fourth day, God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night”…and God made the two lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.”   The sun and the moon are said to be the two lights symbolizing   understanding and will — one energy that illuminates us and one energy that moves us forward.  God will guide us and give us the persistence that we need.
We don’t need to know all the details — the hows and the whys, Spirit reveals what we need to know when we need to know it.  And all we have to do is be willing to move forward and move!
On the fifth day, God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures.”  In other words, let the process evolve.  If there is confusion, let it give way to birth.  If there is chaos, allow it to show me what to do.  If there is a swarm let it be the repetitive constant presence of divine ideas. If there is doubt, let me witness the endless channels of God.  If things don’t work out the way that I anticipate, let me free myself of all anticipation and trust that in the Spirit everything is in perfect, divine order.  Everything is working together for our greatest good whether it appears that way or not.

Let the waters swarm with the inexhaustible source of God.

Let me trust that Spirit will bless me with the right people and resources and ideas to do the work that I have been appointed to do.

On the sixth day, God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…”  God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent — claim that for yourself.  God is wisdom.  Claim that for yourself.  God is love.  Radiate in the love that you are.

When you are dealing with co-creative source, you cannot be negative.  This is not about trying to take somebody else’s energy.  This is about your own stuff, which is good stuff — the greatness that God is.  This step allows us to realize that the goal that we have is for the good of all.  It has come to you through nothing but love.
The Bible says that on the seventh day, God finished God’s work, and rested.    In other words, God said, it is done.  God acknowledged the need to let go and to trust in the universe to manifest our creative desires.  These are the final words that you will speak.   Take your goal, and make a statement that you leave it in the hands of the universe to grow into its proper form and shape.

See yourself releasing it to manifest in joy and harmony and bliss.
Now in the silence.  Acknowledge that you will speak it aloud each day.  You will be surprised at what will take shape.

 

MANIFESTING OUR DESIRES – PART 1 – THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN

When we ask God for something – ask the Universe for something, whether we speak the words out loud or not, our deepest desires plant the energy, create the movement, open the doors, direct the navigational system so that we zoom in on our desires in such a profound way that our desires begin seeking us.

But you see, the path is not straight.  Life is not linear.  Sometimes we are directed to where we don’t want to go to know where we need to be.

Sometimes a silent response says more than a vocal one.  Sometimes we are directed to chaos in order to find order.  Sometimes we cannot see the good that is everywhere present.  Sometimes what someone else means for evil, God means for good.  Sometimes the obstacles we face are what we need to teach us how to move in the right direction.  Sometimes no way becomes the way.

Why?  Because God is not just God above, or God as judge, or God as answer, or even simply God as love.  God is the transformational energy that is not only constantly creating good as us, but God is the force that pushes us to the finished line of its attainment.  God is manifesting power and the mere presence of God is the only thing that we need to manifest our desires.

Where is that presence?  Neither left nor right Jesus teaches in Luke 17:21. The Kingdom and all that we need is within, is part of every bone, cell, muscle, organ and fiber; is the air we breathe and the space we take up; is in the words we speak and the thoughts we think.
As Paul said in Philippians 3: 12-14, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Our desires you see are from the same spiritual ethers that give us life; they are God’s good seeking us.  They awaken us, and they give energy and power and strength to move throughout the universe as the seeds of God that are here to take shape.

We are part of the creative evolution of the universe, called here to not only be the manifestation of what we perceive as good but to be the continuous unfoldment of good for others. We are the trajectory of God’s creation, and the good that we long for – the things and the people and the desires that we have – are here because the Universe needs us to bring them forth.
God doesn’t want us to be deprived of anything.  Our goals are not our own, they are God’s vision of good for us.  Our dreams are not our own, they are God’s good transforming us.   Even our victory — the prize that we are reaching for — is not our own; it is part of the universal fabric that nurtures God’s soul as us.
The prophet Malachi says God will open the windows of heaven and pour out such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.  The good that we express from is so phenomenal that it gave birth to us.  Our entire movement through this universe that we call life is to bring us closer to the divine will of God.
Love is the highest name of God.  Why wouldn’t the universe manifest the love that is so profoundly expressed as us?  The only thing standing between us and the love that we are – is our disbelief.  So let’s stop, right here and right now – and open our eyes to see the Kingdom of God, so that we know it for ourselves.

Close your eyes for a minute and see what is in your Kingdom of God.  You don’t have to worry about anybody else’s Kingdom, this is the universe of your good.  This is the divine idea that God has birthed as you.  This is the vision that you were called to have.  This is the dream that created you.  This is the endless possibility that life is breathing into your veins.

I want you to be a witness here and now: What does your Kingdom of God look like?  What are the colors?  What is present?  What do you see in this dimension — this space beyond length and height and depth?  How do you feel when you know that nothing and no one prevents you from attaining your good?
How do you feel knowing that not only do you desire and wish for and long for certain things but that they desire, wish for and long for you?  Your good is God seeking you.

Just as much as you want the transformation, your good wants to see it take shape.
What is it that you want to see take shape?  Don’t limit yourself.  God will surpass our greatest dreams.  What is in your vortex of infinite ideas?  Don’t put any restrictions on it.
Allow yourself to BE One with its energy and its purpose and nonresistant flow of all that is, and ever will be. All you have to do is claim your good, and God will do the rest.

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10 WAYS TO FIND INNER PEACE BY LETTING GO OF YOUR CHAOS BY ALETHEIA LUNA

Care, Bliss and the Universe

Conflict of every kind has always been a plague that has ravaged our lives since the dawn of time. If we are not fighting against others, we are fighting against ourselves. If we are not fighting against ourselves we are fighting for an unattainable ideal, an unrealistic belief, or a toxic dogma. And so continues the eternal cycle of chaos in our lives.

Like me, you might have found that chaos comes in many shapes and forms; some obvious, some more lethal and subtle, some habitual, some gradual. But no matter what pain you are dealing with in life, know that the source of that pain comes from within you.

It took me a long time to own up to taking responsibility of myself; of the way I thought, felt and reacted to the world. Now, although I still struggle to keep perspective at times, I have got myself into…

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Highly Intuition by Huffington post

INTUITION TIPS

Care, Bliss and the Universe

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, “more powerful than intellect.” But however we put it into words, we all, well, intuitively know just what it is.

Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling — that unconscious reasoning that propels us to do something without telling us why or how. But the nature of intuition has long eluded us, and has inspired centuries’ worth of research and inquiry in the fields of philosophy and psychology.

Cognitive science is beginning to demystify the strong but sometimes inexplicable presence of unconscious reasoning in our lives and thought. Often dismissed as unscientific because of its connections to the psychic and paranormal, intuition isn’t just a bunch of hoo-ha about our “Spidey senses”.

1. Listen to that inner voice

In order to make our best decisions, we need a…

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A Narcissists Worst Nightmare: An Educated Empath by Simple Capacity

COMPASSION IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN EMPATHY

Care, Bliss and the Universe

Some facts are surprising, so brace yourself for the one I am going to hit you with-out of the narcissists, empaths and sociopaths, the smartest group of people are the empaths. Yes, take a moment as you let the info sink it…

The empaths share a relationship that is often dangerously close to being abusive because we must not forget that emotional abuse, if not worse, is as bad as physical abuse. It is a widely known fact that the two groups of the narcissists and sociopaths often exploit the empaths, given the inherent kindness that they all possess. What the sociopaths and narcissists don’t know is that the kindness is a conscious choice the empaths make and if they don’t, they would be in for a lot more trouble than they can even possibly imagine.

Although the general belief is that the narcissists and sociopaths possess more than average…

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8 Things that People with High Emotional Intelligence Simply Don’t Do by Justin Gammill

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Care, Bliss and the Universe

In life, emotions can be like the winds that blow us off track on the path to achieving whatever it is that we want to accomplish. That is why, in my opinion, of all of the life skill that a person can possess, emotional intelligence is as important as mental intelligence when it comes to being successful. That being said, emotional intelligence is tricky.

It is all about keeping your emotions in check, instead of letting them rule your life. You have to understand your emotions as a tool, and not as a burden. Again, this is all easier said than done, so here are 8 things to keep in mind that emotionally intelligent people don’t do.

1. Their Emotional Base is Not External

One key to emotional intelligence is understanding that your feelings are not someone else’s fault. They are your own. You can’t expect people to always know…

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FORGIVENESS – PART ONE


T
he act of cutting off our own hands is a powerful image; the sacrifice of the flesh may appear gruesome, but it symbolizes overcoming physical attachment to attain spiritual consciousness. The Bible does not really mean for us to cut off our hands. The mes- sage of this passage is that we must make absolutely sure that nothing in our lives is out of sync with Spirit, which expresses through us as love for all living creatures and certainly for all people. We are being asked to cut off and cast away from us, to move through, pass over, or release whatever or whoever is not in our best interest. We may have attempted to release the situation or person many times before without success. But the process of releasing a thing or person and moving on is a journey in and of itself. Sometimes we need to center ourselves in Spirit to more clearly understand what or whom we need to release. Sometimes the person has departed or the situation has ended and we do not even realize that we are still holding on. No matter what form the attachment takes, we become conscious of it when Spirit calls us to move outside of our comfort zone and let go of whatever is keeping us from moving forward in our lives.

Forgiveness is important for prayer to work. In Matthew 5:22–24, Jesus said, “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment … Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has some- thing against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” The gift that we bring to the altar is prayer. We must first reconcile with those who we need to forgive before offering our prayers. This does not mean that you have to have someone ask for forgiveness or even that you must provide a verbal forgiveness. It means that in your heart, you must forgive them. Prayer without forgiveness does not work.

When we pray, we are not asking God for anything; we are realizing our oneness with God, with Spirit. We cannot realize our oneness with Spirit when our thoughts are being tainted by harmful, negative, unforgiving thoughts. It is difficult to become centered in the consciousness of God if we are angry, resentful, uptight, afraid, spiteful, or envious.

Whatever the challenge, we need to let go of the past to open the flow of our ultimate greatness. By releasing what is not in our best interests, we free ourselves to move forward: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

The most important lesson I learned in the past decade is that forgiveness is not for the person I need to forgive; forgiveness is for me. When we hold resentment against anyone, we bind ourselves to that person; we give that person power over us, so much that the blockage interferes with ou rspiritual awareness. In Romans 12:2, Paul said, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” The more we change our level of thinking from being limited to what we believe we can do in the physical world, the sooner our prayers can be answered. There is no question that God can answer our prayers by God’s grace, despite our failures or refusals to center ourselves in Christ consciousness. But when we realize that Spirit is always allowing us to manifest our desires through the right state of consciousness, we relieve our sufferiing and begin to manifest our goals with greater ease.

In Jeremiah 29:11–14, the prophet tells us that God said, “For I know the plans I have for you … plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.” True prayer, then, is the act of seeking God with all of our heart, which is seeking Spirit without the baggage of hurt or resentment that we all love to lug around. True prayer is the process centering in divine love by releasing and letting go. John said “God is love.” (1 John 4:16) True prayer or communion with God is the realization of the love that expresses as us; we are made in the image and likeness of God. When we truly pray, we embrace that image and likeness.

Prayer is not about trying to reach God or inform God about our troubles. Prayer is the act of centering in the consciousness that God is the infinite source of all within and without. We do not pray to God; we pray from the consciousness of God. God is already praying through us. We are already one with God. All we need to do is acknowledge our oneness. When we acknowledge our oneness, we open our minds and hearts to receive God’s blessings. Prayer is the opening through which we enter into this acknowledgement of our oneness; it is the portal through which we embrace our relationship with the Divine. We are like prodigal sons coming home to the Father who has always been there for us.

Whewbelievthat God is blessing us, we realize our oneness with God. Whewrealizouoneneswith God, our desires manifest. Wdnogewhawasfor, but what we believe we will receive.  Whewbelievwwilgewhawasfor, we will receive it.

THIS IS PART ONE OF A SERIES ON FORGIVENESS
THIS WAS TAKEN FROM REV. LOVING’S BOOK,
PRAYERS FOR THOSE STANDING ON THE EDGE OF GREATNESS
available on AMAZON.

 

 

 

A MINDFUL NATION

Congressman Tim Ryan’s book A MINDFUL NATION is a must read.  It’s what many of us have stressed for years, but now that our leaders are focused on mindfulness, I am excited that time has arrived for the masses to pay attention.  THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK, which can be purchased on line and wherever books are sold.

“Mindfulness helped me become aware of how my body and mind reacted to the stress of daily life, to get in touch with how my built-in survival mechanism could go into high gear when it had no valid reason to. I could feel myself tense up if someone told me something I didn’t want to hear. I would lose focus during a conversation because I was fretting about something that happened hours before. I looked at my BlackBerry messages first thing in the morning and got thrown into a tailspin before I even got out of bed. This made me curious about what exactly is happening to the brain and nervous system when we are constantly taking in all of this negativity and whether mindfulness can help with it.”

“Another finding that demonstrates improved brain health is what is called the left shift. That is, mindfulness has been found to cause a shift toward the left frontal region of the brain, where more positive mental states are activated. So neuroscientific research supports the claim that mindfulness helps us approach situations with greater resilience and without negative emotions such as fear. This finding was observed in a study conducted by Jon Kabat-Zinn in collaboration with the neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson. The results, based on studying people trained in Jon’s program called Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), are described in a book called The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel: A “left-shift” has been noted, in which the left frontal activity of the brain is enhanced following MBSR training. This electrical change in brain function is thought to reflect the cultivation of an “approach state” in which people move toward, rather than away from, a challenging external situation or internal mental function such as a thought, feeling, or memory. Naturally, such a state can be seen as the neural basis for resilience.”

“When a stressful situation comes upon us—a personal conflict with a co-worker, our daughter wanting to stay out after midnight, a road-rager disrupting the conference call we’re conducting by Bluetooth while driving to work—the human mind and body handle it the same way it did 100,000 years ago. Two key parts of our brain are involved: the hippocampus, a small structure near the base of the brain with the size and shape of a small seahorse; and the amygdala, almond-shaped groups of nuclei in the midsection of the brain.”

“The perceptual information is arranged and passed to the hippocampus, which rapidly determines whether it’s real or not. If the hippocampus identifies the incoming information as threatening, it sends alarm bells to the amygdala and we go into red alert, sending out the hormones that create the superfocus in our body and mind that put our ancestors in a position to deal with a wild animal on the attack.”

“Dr. Davidson reminded me that the stress-generating process has served our species well for thousands of years. We are here today because of it. As amazing and necessary as this process is, though, it is not meant to happen 24 hours a day, day in and day out. It’s meant to happen only when our lives are at risk or a major situation is at hand. One of the challenges for those of us alive today is that our brain and body cannot easily distinguish a real physical threat from an emotional one like having a bad nightmare and waking up with a racing heart or recalling a traumatic event.”

“The events in the nightmare didn’t really happen; the traumatic event is not recurring. Responding to perceived threats takes a toll on our bodies. The same goes for an anticipated negative future situation. Our body goes through the full-scale stress reaction. It’s like bringing out all the fire engines and firefighters to a five-alarm fire that turns out to be a false alarm. If we live in a state of worry or regret, this process is going on inside of us all the time. Should we really wonder why we are tired so often and why we can’t seem to get our energy levels up? Why we drink too much or eat too much? All of the worry and negativity is setting our body off on a roller coaster of hormone release and decimating our nervous system. We get down, worn out, beat up. And when we get sick, Dr. Davidson says, all this stress makes it worse.”

“I can feel the stress and heartache emanating from these friends and neighbors. I see 55-year-old people who have worked hard their whole lives lose everything. Mothers weep as they tell me about not having health care for their children. This is real-world stress that doesn’t go away after a few minutes. It lasts for days, weeks, months, and years. Whether someone has long periods of stress because of difficult, real-life challenges like job loss or lack of health care, or whether the stress is from self-created stories filled with negative thoughts that never come to pass, it leads to chronic stimulation of our sympathetic nervous system. Apparently, sustained stress causes inflammation in various parts of our body. We are literally inflamed, with all the negative effects that implies. This then leads to heart disease . . . .”

“When psychologist Amishi Jha came to meet and talk with me in my congressional office in Washington, I began to learn more about these other dimensions of the power of mindfulness. I was reminded of the benefits that Bella seemed to be experiencing in her Tae Kwon Do class and that I thought would be helpful for our schoolchildren and our teachers—and for our military. When I first met her, Dr. Jha was at the University of Pennsylvania. Now she is spearheading the NIH-funded neuroimaging and health initiative, as Associate Professor within the department of psychology at the University of Miami. Her lab focuses on how attention and working memory can be enhanced. These are two important cognitive systems that interact with each other to allow for fluid behavior. Attention allows for selection.”The principle of neuroplasticity means that the brain can change and grow through our entire lifetime. This is one of the most encouraging discoveries in recent times, and it gives us all the more reason to want to practice mindfulness. “Neuroscientists discovered that everything they told us when I was a graduate student in biology about the nervous system was wrong,” Jon told me, “in the sense that in certain regions of the nervous system you can make new functional neurons until the day you die. Particularly in the hippocampus, which is related to memory and learning. It turns out it’s not all downhill from the time we’re two years old.” A smile came to my face as I realized that we have ongoing influence over how we are wired. The fact that our brain is always changing means we’re not “locked in” to having the stress superhighway built into our nervous system. We can keep that road there for when we need it. The cutting-edge research today shows us how mindfulness can help us reshape our brain and nervous system.”

“We mentioned how a lot of stress can hypercharge our amygdala, which in turn makes it thicker because of all the activity. Now studies by Dr. Sara Lazar, of Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital, are suggesting that after an eight-week MBSR program at least one side of the amygdala gets thinner. By practicing mindfulness we can change the way our brain functions. Most important, we can change it in the direction of balance and in fact in the direction of kindness. . . . .”

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