How to Find Yourself Through Your Perceptions of Others

by Nikki Sapp –

If we take any random person then pick five people in their life and interview them about said person we are bound to hear five different perceptions about them. One person may perceive them as funny, kind and warm-hearted while another person may see them as irresponsible, immature and unintelligent.
So whose perception is the correct one?
One of the biggest key in the path of self-awareness is the knowledge that our perception of others has nothing to do with them and everything to do with us. We literally concoct our own perception about people that we meet based on our own relationship with ourselves and our own personality traits.

“We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.” –Carl Jung 

The ego, fearing attention being brought to it, tends to always look outside of itself for someone or something to “blame”, when in fact, it is only recognizing its own traits in other people.
For example, let’s say a person has never experienced the feeling of envy, how could they recognize this trait in another person if they have never experienced it? We can only recognize traits in other people that we also possess or at least have possessed, which means turning our attention outward and blaming or judging others is a pointless endeavor.
When we come to realize that our opinions and judgments of other people have nothing to do with them and everything to do with our own ego, we are then able to use every reaction we have towards others as an opportunity to bring light to an aspect of ourselves that needs healing.

“What angers us in another person is more often than not an unhealed aspect of ourselves. If we had already resolved that particular issue, we would not be irritated by its reflection back to us.” –Simon Fuller

Our reactions to other people are the keys that unlock the forming of an integral and authentic relationship with our self.
If we pay close attention to who or what brings about a strong emotional reaction from us we are able to utilize this to our advantage.
Negative reactions indicate either one of two things.
  • One being that either we are attached to an idea or belief about the way things SHOULD be or the way someone SHOULD behave which means we are trying to force our own agenda on to other people, when in fact, no one HAS to behave the way we think they should. Anytime we hold people to OUR expectations of them instead of accepting them as they are, we are sitting in resistance of the present moment.
  • The other thing a negative emotional reaction can indicate is [social locker] that there is an aspect of our self that we are not wanting to look at, so we are literally finding it in other people as a clue to us that we need to bring awareness to this trait in ourselves.
We may think that we are victims of circumstances or that life is just randomly happening to us, when in actuality, our own unconscious is trying to make itself known to us through our external circumstances and through people that we meet.

“When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.” –Carl Jung

When we start seeing our own self as the “problem” in every circumstance, we are then able to shed the light of awareness on all parts of our “shadow” self (or the part of our psyche that our ego tries to hide from others and sometimes even our self) which will consequently heal these traits in ourselves.

In order to truly heal a part of our self that we have become conditioned to hide from the world we must start to practice 100% honesty with ourselves.
If we are experiencing anger, we admit and allow our self to experience anger, when we experience fear, we identify the fear and only become aware of it. 
It doesn’t mean we have to judge ourselves as good or bad because of the emotions it only means that we are aware of it, and are then able to send unconditional love to these parts of ourselves.
Although, it may sound terrible to always see ourselves as the “problem” and always have to turn our hand and point the finger back at ourselves when we so badly want to point it at another person, it actually is the most empowering move we can make. When we see our self as the “problem” we automatically become our own solution.
If it is our own perception of the world and our relationship with ourselves that is causing us to see shortcomings in others, we become completely empowered to change the situation by merely healing the parts of ourselves that is identifying and resonating with the same “problem” in them.
When we start to see our self in everyone we meet we automatically start forming an honest and authentic relationship with ourselves. In this honesty we are able to cultivate our own awareness and consequently we become calmer, more confident and more accepting of every aspect of ourselves.
When our relationship with ourselves is loving and accepting, we start not only seeing these same traits in other people but we realize that things or people that used to bring about a strong negative reaction from us are now met with forgiveness and compassion.

We quite literally change and heal our relationships with others by changing and healing our relationship with ourselves.

About Author: Nikki Sapp – Inspirational writer/blogger and lightworker, focused on self awareness and personal development. She is dedicated to helping others raise their vibration, discover their true selves and encouraging them to live a life that they truly love.

Conscious Ways to Help Others During Difficult Situations

by Evita Ochel –

Our planet is in the midst of various shifts and changes. This is bringing about turmoil in many areas. Some of the changes are geological, some political, some climate related and others yet brought about by the numerous systems on our planet that are collapsing as we speak.

Regardless of how they are generated, as with all sources of stress, it is never about what happens but how we handle it that matters most.

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Some of the most glorified events in the news have been related to the Earth’s climate and geological changes. It appears we feel most victimized when transformative events are nature generated. In our age and era of trying to control everything and everyone, nature is one aspect that we just cannot seem to be able to control (and for good reasons).

We continue to see numerous events on our planet bring about powerful changes, that are often labelled as “destructive” or “catastrophic”.

For example, a very powerful earthquake struck in the Port-Au-Prince area in Haiti, followed by numerous strong aftershocks. A powerful earthquake, along with a Tsunami struck the Tohoku coast of Japan. These are just two of the most powerful examples from the second decade of the 21st century and both resulted in numerous deaths, injuries and left millions of people homeless.

While such situations are far from desirable, the one thing that we can always notice happen amidst them is the amount of generated drama and negativity on top of them. Aside from the graphic images being played over and over on popular media, words such as disaster and catastrophe keep being drilled into all of our minds.

Many people accept that this is the “normal” way to act under circumstances like this. They consider it normal to gather around the office coffee machine and dwell over the poor people of the affected regions, not realizing that on a Global scale of consciousness, they are doing more harm than good.

Many people in our society consider it normal not only to negatively label such events but fuel them with negative emotions and thoughts in as many ways as they can (unconsciously of course). This is what many of us consider normal care and compassion.

However, the time has come when many of us are ready and able to see things in a new way. 

Many of us are stopping vicious cycles and old patterns of habit to adopt new, conscious ways of being. To inspire you further into conscious action, below are 4 ways to really help when difficult situations arise. No matter how big or small the situation is, there is a new consciousness shining through today in how we see and respond to so called difficult situations.


1. Avoid Labeling the Situation 

Whether it is an extreme weather event or a relationship break-up, avoid labeling the situation period, but especially with negative words. Using words like crisis, tragedy, catastrophe or disaster isn’t helping anyone. 

Words like these carry ample amounts of negatively charged energy, and they do not help you or anyone else for that matter effectively deal with or rise above the situation. 

So what should you do? 

Part of being human is feeling emotion, and in no way would I want to disregard that very precious aspect of ourselves. However, what I have learned based on the many masters that have walked the Earth is that any and every situation just “is”. 

Just as we can label it as bad for reason a, b and c, someone else can label it as good for reasons x, y and z. It all depends on the viewpoint or perspective through which we choose to see it. 

Hence labeling something, especially with negatively charged emotion, delays all parties involved from moving through a situation, especially in any kind of empowering way. I know as a society it is all too easy to get caught up in what the masses are doing and saying, but drilling into a person that their situation is bad or lamenting with them about just how bad it is, is actually not a way to effectively help at all. 

If you truly feel for the person or parties involved, this is a time to show unconditional compassion and help them feel empowered in as many ways as you can. 

2. See and Trust In the Perfection That Is 

It is suggested that over 90% of people in the world believe in a “God”. Out of that number, on a daily basis a large proportion of these people, especially if they are religious preach about being thankful for the wonderful things that God has given us. However, when some sort of a so called negative situation arises, many of these same people are very quick to judge and equally blame that same God. 

For those of you who have attained a level of understanding of the deep connection and oneness between you and God – Source – Origin – Creator or however you identify this entity, you most likely understand the profound ways that each and every single one of us is tied to all of the things that manifest in our lives. 

We are one with the creator, we are one with each other, we are one with all that is. 

I think it is safe to say that most people who believe in “God” would agree that God is perfect. Hence if God is perfect, everything that is created by God can be seen as perfect. 

As human beings currently here in physical form it is all too easy for us to get caught up in judging things as “bad” or “good” – however in reality all things are perfect. 

It is easy to see the perfection of all that is in easy moments but it is exactly in those not so easy moments that we are called to rise up to our highest version of who we are and see the perfection of all that is. 

Not a leaf falls to the ground, not a bone is broken, not a child is born, not a storm strikes that was not perfectly accounted for through the power of creation. 

Therefore trust and have faith – that even though you may not be able to see it at this time, there is a perfect reason for every single event that occurs whether in the physical or spiritual realm. Every event, every person, every creation is part of a perfectly orchestrated divine plan that has nothing but our best interest at its core. 

And know and trust this too – that if you are touched by whatever “difficult” situation, whether directly or indirectly, it is because on a deeper level for a bigger purpose you knew this was in your best interest and you willingly chose to be a part of it for your soul’s evolution. 

3. Set Positive Intentions 

With regards to setting positive intentions, I am not talking here about some wishful thinking. In the last decade especially, we have discovered that the power of our thoughts is immense. Our minds are capable of great things, and with them come our thoughts – energy patterns that today we know are capable of creating our realities. 

Therefore no matter what the situation may be, if you do nothing else, set aside some time to really focus on and send whoever may need it some positive, loving and empowering intentions. 

You can even offer healing, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional through your thoughts to a person or group who you feel can use it.  

Today, each and every moment, more and more of us recognize that we are co-creators in this world. Many of us have already come to acknowledge our gifts of healing – whether it be remote healing or in person. Many of us realize that through our thoughts, we can change the outcomes – we can change the world. 

Therefore, if there is someone or some group that you know can use your help, give them just a few minutes of your day. 

Focus your love, compassion and strength on them. Shower them with the gifts of healing energy. 

Don’t doubt yourself in whether your intentions are having an impact or making any difference. You don’t have to be a labeled healer or religious figure to help. All of us are equally special and able to help, you just have to believe in yourself and know that not one thought of love goes unnoticed in the Universe. 

4. Get Active 

No matter what the situation, whether you are ready to look more in depth at this world, our lives, our existence and all of the events in them, you can do one thing that is always of great help in any difficult situation – get active. 

Instead of sitting by dwelling on things, re-hashing things, lamenting over what was, go out there and offer your help in some way. Perhaps you can help financially if the situation warrants it, perhaps you can’t. But the one thing that most of us can do if we really want to help, is offer our time, talents, services or efforts. 

If an extreme weather event hits or a war breaks out, perhaps you cannot or choose not to go to the actual site, this however does not prevent you from helping out locally. There are numerous agencies that need help organizing aid. There are numerous tasks to be carried out remotely to help someone, somewhere else in the world. 

Whether you volunteer to take calls, organize a fundraiser, take care of your friend’s kids during a difficult time, or write a letter to the editor. There are so many ways to help – all of us can do it, if we of course choose to, that is. Instead of sitting back and feeling dis-empowered yourself. Instead of sitting back and sending out negative energy through worry, fear and blame, go out there and do something positive.

Be a proactive helper, instead of helpless bystander. 

No act is too small. No act is too insignificant. Even if you cannot help directly, helping indirectly another cause or situation still adds to raising the collective global consciousness. And most importantly remember, you don’t have to wait for any major difficult situation to strike in order to act. There are people in your community who can benefit from your help today. Some of them may be your family, friends and neighbors.

Through your awareness of your expanding consciousness, allow yourself to see and feel deeper and truly extend your support consciously where help is needed.

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Pure Love Healing

by Dhyan Giten –

Within each one of us there is a healer. Healing has always been a way and a deep source of healing for me. Healing is basically our own energy, which overflows from our inner being, from the meditative quality within, from the inner silence and emptiness.
Healing is pure love in essence. Love is what creates healing. Love is the strongest force there is. The sheer presence of love is in itself healing. 
It is more the absence of love – than the presence of love – which creates problems. Healing is a quality, which we can freely share without any ownership. Healing is not something that we can claim as our own, healing is to be a medium, a channel, for the whole.
Healing is a medium through which we can develop our inner qualities of presence, love, joy, intuition, truth, silence, wisdom, creativity and inner wholeness. 
Healing comes originally from the silence within, where we are already in contact with the whole, with the divine. Healing is what makes us spread our inner wings of love and silence and soar high on the sky of consciousness and touch the stars. Healing is to be in service of God.
People who have a quality of heart and a sensitivity are naturally healing. With some people that we meet, we feel naturally uplifted and inspired. With other people that we meet, we become tired and heavy. With people, who can listen without judging and evaluating, it is easy to find the right words to share problems and difficulties. And with other people, it seems almost impossible to find the right words.
People, who have a healing presence and quality, can support our own inner source of love, truth and silence through their presence. These people also seem to have an intuitive sensitivity to say the right words, which lifts and inspires us. This is the people, whose presence can mirror the inner truth, which we already know deep within ourselves.
The human heart is a healer, which heals others and ourselves. 
It is the hearts quality of love, acceptance and compassion plus communication through words, which creates healing. Words which comes from the heart creates healing. A silent listening with a quality of presence and an accepting attitude creates space for healing to happen.
The gift of healing comes when we see the other person with love and compassion. 
It is the quality of heart, which creates the love and the genuine caring for the other person. When our words are carried by the quality of heart, you can say almost anything to the other person and he will still be able to be open and receptive. But if our words lack the quality of heart, it also becomes difficult for the other person to continue to be open and receptive. Even if a therapist is very skilful on a technical plane or have a clear clairvoyant ability and still lacks the natural roots in the soil of the heart, then his words will not touch the heart of the other person.
When I began to work with people almost 18 years ago, it was an insight for me that I really cared about the other person and that it was this love that was communicated beyond the words to the other person. One of my course participants – who is a teacher – described this very beautifully when he said that he was impressed by my intuition and by my way of conducting therapeutic work – or if he would rather call this giving insights into love. 
Love is what allows us to go beyond the surface of the other person and to touch his inner being, his inner essence. Without love, it is only possible to reach the personality of the other person, to reach the surface and periphery of the other person.
Meditation is the way to develop our natural healing abilities. 
Healing comes originally from our inner being, from the inner source of silence and wholeness. In the silence, we can let go of all our problems, frustrations, fears, anger and sorrow. Healing happens when we bring everything that we find inside ourselves out into the light. 
Healing is to embrace and accept everything that we find inside ourselves without judgement or evaluation. Healing happens when we discover an unconditional love and acceptance for ourselves as we are with both our light and dark sides.
A male meditator says that he made a deepgoing insight in a course about what healing is, which has guided him much in life. He says: “I did a course and had been feeling very good during the week before the course. The first two days of the course I still felt very good. But the third day of the course, I began to feel uncomfortable. 
The question why I suddenly felt uncomfortable arose in me. But instead of asking somebody else, I asked myself this question and the answer I got was: “To receive attention”. “Well, was it so simple”, I thought” and then I closed my eyes, went inside myself and gave myself attention. Through this I discovered that I could give myself healing. 
There were also many things that I suddenly understood through this about the question: “What is healing?” 
It became clear to me that healing is to give attention and that healing and giving attention is synonymous terms.
Healing is not only a specific method, healing is also to invite another person into our own inner light, to invite another person into our presence, love, joy, acceptance, humor, understanding, playfulness, meditation and silence. 
Healing can also be a loving word, an understanding glance, a present touch, a silent listening or simply joking with another person and making him or her happy. Humor is also one of the strongest healingpowers to see our situation and ourselves in a new and creative light.
When I did an education in healing in USA 1984, I was told that I had the capacity to become a crown chakra healer, a spiritual healer, to act as a channel and catalysator for spiritual energy from the 7th chakra through the heart. At that time I had no idea what a crown chakra healer really was and since than it has been a continuous process during the last 17 years to deepen and develop my understanding about what a crown chakra healer is. 
This process has resulted in a way of working I call “Synchronicity – Transmission of the Light”, which uses healing and energy work from the Source on a formless level. 
With this way of working I have worked with groups up to 80 people. It is really a way of working, which goes around the ego and speaks directly to the heart. It allows a person to come in direct contact with his own inner being, with his own life source. With my intellect I still do not understand how this way of working functions. 
It is not a way of working, which can be understood on a method plane. It is a way of working, which relates directly to the heart and which can only be understood through insight and experience. One participant in Gothenburg described his experience of Synchronicity like thousand suns suddenly had been lit in his own consciousness. He says: “It was like an inner explosion, an expansion of my own consciousness – and I felt only love for the other people in the room”.
The greatest teacher in healing is nature itself. 
To be out in the nature is like being surrounded and embraced by love. Trees are also very beautiful people, who have their own innate wisdom and who are already in oneness with Existence. 
The sky whispers it’s silent message that beyond everything, there is only one sky. A female meditator describes it like there is a basic meditative quality in nature. She says: “There is nothing in nature that questions each others existence like people do. 
Everything is allowed to exist and everything is allowed to be exactly as it is – and seasons come and goes. 
It is not strange that people love to be out in nature and experiences that they come in harmony with themselves, because there is nothing that tries to change them out in nature. There is a quality in the air, which can be called a meditative quality”.
Healing is to be in the light of our own consciousness. 
Healing is an inner light, which exist as a natural radiance around a person. This inner light is in itself a healing force beyond words. This inner light disperses darkness like when you lit a candle in a dark room and the darkness disappears by itself. This inner light exudes a subtle influence just through its presence. The more the light in our own consciousness is lit, the more it creates a subtle effect in the world.

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Healing From Different Dimensions

by Jill Mattson –

DIMENSIONS, sounds like new-age mumbo-gumbo that is difficult to grasp but surprising there is much we know about the crazy idea of dimensions
For starters, a dot belongs to the first dimension, whereas a line links to the realm of two dimensions. Width, height and length link to the third dimension. We add the energy of time and voila! We have another dimension.
Seriously, would we really think that with all the possibilities that there are no other dimensions? Even science has shown mathematically the existence of theoretical dimensions.
So what do we know?

The dot is a small part of a line. Let’s use the lines to draw designs for a paper house that we construct that has width, height and depth.

If we were the dot, we would make decisions on the information contained with the dot. If we were the line, we would make decisions based on the “line information,” and so on. But notice that more energy is contained in higher dimensions.
In ancient times medicine men and mages used meditative techniques and brain entrainment processes to allow their minds and emotions to go to other dimensions, and retrieve information.
Back to our example: surely the dot consciousness would benefit by knowing all of the information that the line knows – the line holding potentially infinite dots. Likewise throughout the ages man has gone to higher dimensions to retrieve information to make a “bigger picture” decision.
Perhaps our future selves reside in another dimension or other selves live in a parallel or a higher dimension. Today, perhaps we could go to a meditative state to observe ourselves after we have solved a current problem (energy follows intent – think of Schrodinger’s Cat Experiment in psychics). We could use method to retrieve information, energy and answers to current problems.
Energy flows both ways.

We can go to a higher dimension and retrieve information like our ancestors did. We can also go to other dimensions and leave information. Why would we do this? Would the line care about the dot? The dot is a portion of the line.

Another example is “do you care about your finger?” Your finger is a part of your body. And yes the safety and well being of your fingers are important to you. So we could meditatively enter a higher dimension and leave an S.O.S. for help (is this prayer?). 
We could also work through negative energy from a dimensional twin or become ill, with the soul the root cause. What about entering an altered mental state, connecting to the energy of a person that we wish to do business with and leave a message with them to contact us?
Mediumship is well known today but what about doing it in reverse! The implications and benefits of this practice are staggering! Does what happen in one dimension affect what happens in another?

Are these realms independent or interdependent?

Look at the dimensions that we are sure of – the first to third dimensions.

Let’s take the paper house that we constructed with our line drawings on a piece of paper. Now we will set fire to that paper house. When the paper house is nothing but ashes does the line exist?

Does the circumstance of one dimension affect another? In our example about the body and the finger – if the body dies, is the finger impacted? Of course!
Being very intuitive, many times I have gotten a bad feeling about a situation only later to see snippets of a past life which was the root cause of my bad feeling. For example if I drown in my last life, chances are I am terrified of water in this life.
There is bleed through from one dimension to another.

To understand how this works recall musical studies. With the process of RESONANCE, energy from an E string of a violin will transfer to a nearby E string of another violin. Invisible sound energy transfers on the same note, an octave of it and several harmonious intervals of this root note.

When we listen to peaceful and uplifting music we change our emotions, brainwaves and even physicality. Now we discover that music can also affect us dimensionally.
The famed Music of the Spheres takes on new meaning. The Music of the Spheres is HIGHER DIMENSIONAL WAVE INFORMATION – CODES AND SOUND MATRICES. And we thought music was mere entertainment?

Dimensions are subsets of information. 

Music is also a subset of information, shaping and influencing us – in our body, mind, emotions and dimensions!

Ancient people knew this and used music to incorporate HEALING PATTERNS FOUND IN NATURE and from advanced beings, which I have incorporated into my music!
The ancient portholes are opening up again!
About Author: Jill Mattson, author, musician and composer, seeks to further the use of sound in healing. She is committed to teaching techniques that enhance spiritual, mental and physical growth through vibratory energy, and encourages communication and the universal sharing of new information on Sound Healing around the world. Jill combines her extensive research of modern Sound Healing with the 20+ year study of ancient civilizations and secret societies in her works. Discover a multitude of Ancient and Modern Techniques using Sound
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To Be In the Body But Not of the Body

by Jeanette Amlie –

We will never be free of our identification with the body as long as we are afraid of the body. We must learn how to be in the body but not of the body in order to fully awaken during our incarnation.
Early life conditions that generate developmental and complex trauma tend to encourage the child to disassociate from the body because of distressing sensations that are not being attended to by our caregivers, for whatever reason. This causes the conscious Soul to not fully embody and identify with the body totally. 
Over the years the pressure from this internal conflict of not feeling comfortable in our own skin compels many people to pursue spiritual practices that achieve altered, expanded and disembodied states of consciousness. Trauma therapy sees this state as dissociation and seeks to help the individual become re-identified and grounded within the body in order to live a “normal” life. 
Spiritual practices seek to help the conscious Soul to realize that it is not a body and to regain the natural state of oneness with All That Is. 
Yet spiritual practices often fail to understand that as long as a being is afraid of their body they will never be able to totally dis-identify with it and will likely experience extreme vacillations between expanded and collapsed states.
Through directed self awareness I have been able to witness that a similar state of expansion happens with both dissociation and awakening, the difference being whether it is prompted by fear or relaxation. So the goal then is not to eliminate the expanded state but rather to uncouple it from the fear that was the early catalyst for it arising in the first place.

So what if the very experience of early life trauma primes the incarnated Soul for potential awakening? 
What if we have a greater proclivity for conscious awakening IF we are able to uncouple the experience from the survival fear that initiated it in the first place. In some instances it is facing the fear of imminent death that finally and potentially permanently breaks the link between consciousness and the survival/fear response.
So then, our ability to learn to calmly witness our somatic sensations, including dissociation, without judging them or getting lost in them is the doorway to uncoupling them from the fear that fuels the egoic cycles of expansion and collapse, thereby facilitating our conscious awakening. Then we truly can be in the body but not of the body.
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Root Causes of Illness

Getting to the Origin of Pain and Suffering:
by Phylameana lila Desy –
Treating physical symptoms (pain, injury, infection, etc.) is the appropriate action to take to ease dis-ease. However, after a level of comfort or ease has been attained it is helpful to explore the possible root cause that led you to succumb to a specific illness.

With this information you will be better equipped to squash or eliminate vulnerabilities and susceptibilities that could affect recurrence. Our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are also vulnerable to root issues erupting and causing energetic imbalances.

Mowing the lawn and cutting down the flower or leaf at the stem of a weed will not stop the offending plant from returning. You need to burrow down into the earth and eradicate the whole plant in order to kill it off completely, otherwise it will reappear. Cutting it will likely slow down its growth, but that’s all.

This is the same concept with dealing with physical illness and energetic imbalances, treating the “showy” symptoms is not enough. We must dig deeper, discover the cause, and treat the root issue in order to bring about a complete healing. Depending on how deep a root cause is, healing can take a while. It may take months or years, and in some cases, a lifetime. Just remember, healing is a journey.

It is actually best to treat imbalances in the early stages before they have had the opportunity to take root and manifest into the physical body. For example in the case of hereditary dis-eases, taking life style precautions (i.e. healthy diet, regular exercise) is an appropriate preventative measure.

Even in the event of “catching a germ” root causes cannot be overlooked entirely. One might ask himself why he caught the bug from a co-worker when other employees in his work place were unscathed by their exposure to the same influenza virus. What’s up with that? Immune deficiencies have root causes too.

Root Cause of Imbalance Origins Include:

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