Posted by: spiritteacher | December 8, 2016


 “We cannot change the world. 
We can only change our mind about the world.” 
A Course In Miracles

“I will have the courage to change my mind today.”

Many of us speak of changing our mind as something negative. We call it flip flopping. We call it wishy washy. We call it weak.  We couldn’t be more mistaken.

To change our mind is to allow sanity to replace insanity. 
To change our mind is to let go of stubborn misperceptions.
To change our mind is to allow growth.
To change our mind is to let healing happen.

We cannot grow unless we are willing to change our mind.

The only way to change the world
Is to change our mind about the world.

That is powerful.

There is great courage and strength in the willingness to recognize we have been mistaken and then to change our mind. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 7, 2016


“Have you ever considered how many opportunities
you have had to gladden yourself and 
how many of them you have refused?”
A Course In Miracles

“Today I will TRUST.”

The most important attribute for change is TRUST. We must trust that there is a Power that exists beyond our small selves. A Power that only Loves us and sees beyond fear and so is able to transcend fear for us. God is able, with just our small willingness to help us change our minds and transform all fear into pure joy. And then we can rest in Him and trust in ourselves.

We are now able to trust that we deserve health, happiness and peace, abundance and a heavenly experience right here on earth. We can see that we are trusting when life is simple. If it seems as though we are fighting for survival or if we feel stressed or uncertain then we know we are making a mistake and trying to create our own destiny.

When we trust, we allow and when we allow our experiences instead of trying to manipulate them or force them into our limited vision of what should be, our lives expand and every day becomes a miracle. Then beautiful, positive and perfect change just happens without our needing to worry about a thing.

Let’s not neglect or deny our gifts.  Instead we must trust in them and believe in our Self.  

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 6, 2016


“The peace of God is shining in me now.” A Course In Miracles

“I will leave fear behind today and walk in gentle peace.”

Leaving fear behind is a journey and takes patience and decision. We can practice this daily (and moment by moment) by simply looking straight at what disturbs our peace, and with a gentle, knowing smile, understand that the Universe has something better for us than this.

May we walk gently and in peace this day knowing that we are blessed and we can bless with our tiny willingness to forgive all things and be at peace.


Posted by: spiritteacher | December 5, 2016


“We are as God created us.”  A Course In Miracles.

“I will do everything with love today.”

Everything we do in love, every forgiving thought we have, like a single stone thrown into a calm lake, causes a rippling effect. It isn’t only the kind acts we perform, but also the quiet rippling effects they cause that make the difference. God takes our loving thoughts and acts, small and large, conscious or unconscious and uses them to spread a blanket of healing light upon the earth.

And now we can call ourselves a healer in the world.
And now our very presence here will do some good.

And our reward?
A sane and loving world for us and for the children.
A warmth of gratitude and gladness that flows through us
And out into the world and makes us and everyone we
Encounter smile and laugh with joy and relief …

The world cannot be unaffected by our thoughts, be they fearful or filled with love, because we are God’s Creations.  

Since our every thought has power, why not use that power for good?

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 2, 2016


“… you think you have a thousand choices when there is really only one to make.” “God did not make a meaningless world.” “Choose Again.” A Course In Miracles

I will make the choice for God today.

Human conditions are not God’s choice for us nor is He in a position to stop us from our insanity. But He did create us Holy and Whole so that we, even in our human form, are capable of making choices from that perfect place from which we were created. And we can choose a better way, a higher thought, whenever we want. And that is where our power lies.

For every fear thought, there is a loving thought nearby; for every cloud, a golden lining. This Christmas season and New Year begin a Blessings Journal. Instead of focusing upon all that is wrong in your life, spend some time each evening before you go to bed and look quietly upon your day. Where you see unsightly weeds of pain and sadness, look for light and glorious blooms on the Christmas cactus. Let the flowers symbolize for you, all the beautiful moments and everyone for which you can be grateful.

Let everything you have experienced and everyone you have encountered be a teaching tool for peace; an opportunity for forgiveness. Write down what you have learned. And then write down each loving gift; the ones that are clear and the ones you may have overlooked. The ones that are huge and the ones that are barely visible. Pay attention to your life as you go about your day.  Let this exercise strengthen you and help you remember that even in the weed infested moments of insanity, there are blossoms of joyous thinking trying to break free.

Search carefully for those moments you can put into your blessings journal. And then just before you fall asleep say, “Thank you, God. Thank you for all that I have learned. Thank you for my life. Thank you for showing me this world through Your Eyes.  And thank you for using me as a healing channel for peace everywhere and at all times. ” 

And now your path is clear for it is strewn with the flowers of Holy, Healing Love.  And you will know that YOU are the greatest blessing in your life.

And remember…

“I am the light of the world.
That is my only function.
That is why I am here.”
A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | December 1, 2016


“Who could fear to look upon such lovely holiness?” 
A Course In Miracles

 “I will walk the path of calm acceptance.”

There are really only two paths.

The first path, the one most commonly traveled, is outside of us and causes us to move away from our inner truth. The second path and the one many of us are not aware of though we often sense that something is missing, is the path of calm acceptance which lives inside of us. On the path of calm acceptance we need only ask one question of the Universe,

“Which way?” 

Upon asking this quiet question, our potential expands to encompass all possibilities, for we are now flexible, open and responsive. In being flexible, open and responsive to the love and the miracles around us, we gift ourselves with a beautiful experience

I see you on a path of golden light.
You are illuminated and you illuminate.
Your way is smoothed by sharing gentle kindness.

You are blessed by the inner peace of true compassion and the knowing that your power lies in you and not in someone else. Your natural gift of gratitude shines like a beacon in the world. Your quick and easy laughter and your trust in something higher paves the way for your sisters and your brothers to experience their own confidence and joy. All who know you thank you for your generosity of spirit, and your willingness to see the best in everyone.

And as you see the best in others so now are you able to
see your own true self mirrored there, happy whole and healed.

And aren’t you lovely!

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 30, 2016


“The truth is simple; it is one, without an opposite. The quietness of its simplicity is so compelling that you will realize it is impossible to deny the simple truth. For there is nothing else.” A Course In Miracles

“I surrender all that I do not want.”

As we rest within our Self, we surrender to the Universe all that we do not want. Every complicated story we have told ourselves has disappeared. A flood of peace flows over us and we know somehow we are at home right here where we belong.

It makes us smile.

We walk the world with quiet grace in our own light.
And everyone around us shines their light with ours.
And all the world reflects our light and there is nothing else.


Life is perfect with you and me in total recognition of each other. Joined at our heart place; our spirits walking hand in hand. 

“There is not a moment in which God’s Voice fails to direct my thoughts, guide my actions and lead my feet.  I am walking steadily on toward truth.” A Course In Miracles

God is our strength.
Angels are our company.

Life is simple now.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 29, 2016


“I am as God created me. 
God’s child cannot suffer.
And I am God’s child.”

A Course In Miracles

“I will see everything as helpful today.”

Let’s monitor ourselves for thoughts that lessen our experience.  When we are tempted to believe that we are something less than a powerful and holy spirit child of God, let’s make a conscious effort to re-think that thought. Whenever we are tempted to believe our past experiences are less than helpful and have a hold over us, we must re-think that thought as well, and reclaim power over our life.  Let’s remember everything is helpful when perceived properly.  Instead of woe is me, let’s ask, “What’s the lesson here?”  Then be still and listen to God’s voice make all things clear for us.

The quicker we learn our lessons, the sooner we can experience our joy.  Instead of pain and suffering, we will see the calm and quiet love in every moment and every challenge becomes a blessing in disguise.

“Of myself I can do nothing, but in God are all my problems solved.”  A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 28, 2016


“We will pause a moment as God tells us I am here.”
A Course In Miracles

 “I will be mindful of this moment and let everything else go.”

In this moment there is all of life. The past is released, the future surrendered and this moment is all there is. It isn’t necessary to know specifically what we cling to in the past, what shadows we danced with, what tears we cried, what sad songs we sang, what pain we suffered.  All that’s necessary is to know that all is forgiven and suffering is done.

In this moment we are free to let the past go like a silk scarf in the wind and celebrate our light.  What the future holds is also unimportant for we can change that by simply choosing to be happy now.  No one and nothing has the power to disturb out peace. Peace doesn’t come from bodies or egos. Nor can our peace be disrupted by bodies or egos. Peace comes from God.  And the choice to experience peace comes from us.  Not from anything outside of us, but from God Who dwells within.

Be in the Now. 

Live in the Now. 

Dance and sing joyfully Now. 

Rejoice and celebrate Now.

Let your laughter ring out Now. 

Not a moment ago, or a moment from now, but NOW. And then NOW and NOW again.  Practice this with gentle breathing and a soft smile, a quiet laugh. Repeat “God is the Love with which I experience this moment.” And watch your LIFE begin.

If you feel your peace disturbed by someone or something outside of you, quietly understand that you are simply judging someone or something apart from God.  Then simply grow still and ask for help to be released from this disturbance and let harmony and balance fill you.

Ask for guidance as to how to remove yourself from this place that challenges you and listen quietly for the answers. Watch carefully for miracles of love and healing to lead you on a new path which takes you gently away from fear and into Light.  And trust that in God, all is well.  All is well NOW.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 25, 2016


“Give up gladly everything that would stand in the way of your remembering, for God is in your memory. His Voice will tell you that you are part of Him when you are willing to remember Him and know your own reality again.” A Course In Miracles

“I will see myself through God’s eyes today.”

“Listen, and try to think if you remember what we will speak of now.” A Course In Miracles

I am the joy in my heart beat, not the sadness.
I am the smile on my face, not the frown.
I am the laughter in my voice, not the tears.
I am the kindness in my actions, not the anger.

I am the open mind and heart that loves myself and all others, 
Not the veil of judgment or intolerance I peer through
That distorts my true seeing.

I am the peace, not the worry.  
I am the trust not the fear.

Whenever we’re not at peace, we are seeing through mistaken eyes
And then we must look again. Our prayer should be,

“God, let me see myself through your eyes.”

Now we can serve with a kindness and compassion that radiates loving energy and allows healing for ourselves and all the world as we remember …   “I am the light of the world.” A Course In Miracles

That and only that is the truth about ourselves.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 24, 2016


“I thank my Father for His gifts to me.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will let my gratitude bless everyone and everything.”

In this season of thankfulness, let’s open our hearts and minds to all that is beautiful and amazing in our lives. Gratitude is an attribute we all must cultivate if we want to open the world’s door to God’s loving presence. In gratitude we bless this moment, and everyone in our lives. In gratitude we remember to be thankful for our own loving selves. When our hearts are grateful, we shine a heavenly light upon everyone and everything. Our gratitude lifts the world to its highest state of being and brings peace to all.


G ratitude is quieting our thoughts and being thankful as we
R emember to keep our hearts and minds wide open and
A ware of every single opportunity to forgive the world and
T rust in God for everything that is good and right and holy
I n our lives and to use our blessings as stepping stones for
T ranscending fear and guilt as we open to our own truth
U nderstanding that God’s Divine and Holy Universe is
D esigned for our happiness and joy and offers to us
E verything we need and everything God wants for us.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 23, 2016


“The light has come.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be a shining reflection of God’s light today.”

Light is a heavenly radiance that reflects upon what’s true.
Light is a loving ray that shines from face to face.
Light is an unseen cord that connects us to each other.

God is the Light
And we are meant to be
His shining reflections
Radiating His Presence of Love
Throughout the world.

May you walk in light today knowing 
You are blessed and you can bless; 
You are healed and you can heal; 
You are at peace and peace goes before you, 
Shines upon you and follows you wherever you go.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 22, 2016


“Love is the way I walk in gratitude.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will smile with gratitude upon everyone and everything today.”

It is the ending of the harvest season and Thanksgiving is coming closer. This is the perfect time to remember to practice gratitude. Not just gratitude for things, but also let’s be grateful for our true blessings, beginning with our own miraculous selves. 

Let us be grateful for forgiveness; forgiveness in the sense that we own nothing that happens here, but instead every experience belongs to God. Forgiveness is as simple as letting go and letting God. Forgiveness is placing our trust in Him while we rest in the understanding that God’s Laws are now governing our lives. Forgiveness is the key to happiness and the result of trust. 

So now we are grateful for trust. Without trust our experience here is uncertain and fearful. Without trust we are as small children being thrown from a cliff every day. Are we or our loved ones going to get sick?  And what if we are sick already? What do we do with that? Are we going to lose our jobs? Or if we’ve lost our jobs, where do we go from here? What do we do about an abusive or unhappy relationship? Is the world going to come crashing to a violent end? Are our children in danger? How can we live with this uncertainty a moment longer? Why should we? The answer is TRUST. Now no matter how uncertain and scary it looks and feels here, we are assured that there is a world beyond this world where all is being taken care of for us. This place is as near as our hearts. It is our Home in God. Trust is a difficult thing for most of us, but we can at least be willing to trust. God takes our little willingness and lovingly uses it for His healing purpose. 

Being grateful for love seems logical even to our limited earthly self. After all Love is the answer. Love unlocks hearts and brings people together. Love, infinite and eternal, is how we were created and that makes us living, breathing miracles. The love that comes from God doesn’t know gender, ethnicity, physical circumstances, political or religious differences. Love from God just IS. And from this amazing Love comes peace.

Let’s rest for a moment in that thought and gratefully allow our hearts to fill with peace.  Breathe it in and then let it spill out into the world.  Again.  Again. See this peace as a gentle breeze that touches everything and everyone as it flows out into the atmosphere. It rests on every man, woman and child and gently caresses them, quiets their thoughts and calms their hearts. It touches every animal and plant and is our key to transformation. Peace is our true essence and God’s gift to His beloved children should we choose to accept it. Let’s gratefully accept the peace of our true existence, our real purpose and God’s loving gift to us.  Remember, forgiveness, trust, gratitude and love all bring us peace.

Now, we must be grateful for gratitude for it is our gratitude that flings open the windows and doors to our inner world. This is the world where we are one with God and with each other. This is the world that is our true home and the place from which we will begin to heal and the world with us. God heals, but we must allow. Gratitude opens our hearts and allows Him in so He can do His healing work for us and through us.

In gratitude we walk the earth today.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 21, 2016


“I could see peace instead of this.” A Course In Miracles

“Today I will contribute only to peace.”

What we put into our mind is more important than what we put into our mouth. Would we knowingly drink poison? That’s exactly what we do when we have a judgmental or unkind thought about ourselves and others. There is no denying the injustices in the world, war, abuse, sickness, extreme weather conditions, hunger and scarcity. We cannot correct all of the problems of the world, but we can stop contributing to them. And we can stop being victims ourselves. We can ask for help and be consistent about changing our negative self talk. We can believe we deserve better and so does everyone else. What we expect is what we are open to receiving.

We can bless everyone in our life and everyone who comes before us even for an instant and watch God’s world emerge from this one. We can smile. We can laugh. We can celebrate life and its myriad of blessings. We can believe in God’s abundance, God’s health and well being, God’s safety and protection, God’s harmony and balance.

Miracles come from Love. When we allow loving thoughts to fill our mind we will see miracles flow from us creating beautiful ripples throughout the world. Let’s put the poison away and sip the nectar of God’s joy starting now. 

We will walk in quiet confidence today focusing, not on what we can’t do, but what we can. And it starts with allowing God’s Holy Laws of Love to govern all things and ends with a world blessed and healed.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 18, 2016


When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter.
As you treat them you will treat yourself.
As you think of them you will think of yourself.
Never forget this for in them you will find yourself or lose yourself.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will bless everyone I meet today.”

When we meet anyone, we are not meeting a stranger.
Instead we are meeting a brother, a sister,

A friend we haven’t met before.
It isn’t necessary to speak words aloud
But in our mind we can say hello
And let a smile light our face as we pass by.
If they see and respond, well and good
If not, what does it matter?
Our smile is loving energy radiating through,
And registering quietly somewhere inside them.
And one day when they really need it,
Our kind thought will touch their heart
And they won’t even know from where it came,
Only that for a moment they feel lighter inside
And for some reason they are smiling.

In the meantime, our smiling greeting blesses us.

I will bless everyone I meet today
And thereby bless myself.

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 17, 2016


“Love created me like Itself.” A Course In Miracles

“I will make the choice for Love today.”

Love is not only a word,
Nor just a state of mind,
Or a special feeling.

Love is a choice and a decision.
And you can decide for it at anytime and anywhere.

You can choose it at any moment and in every situation.

You can choose it with whoever you are with
Or whoever is on your mind.

You can choose it for all those you agree with
Or for anyone who sees things differently than you.

You can choose it for friends and family
Or for all those you have never met.

You can choose it whether they are here in this world
Or have moved on to another plane.

You can choose it for strangers in another country
Or for the cashier at the grocery store
Or for your neighbor whose barking dog keeps you awake
Or for all those in the local or national news.

The mere choosing dissolves the prison bars
Of guilt
Of anger
Of fear
Of sadness
Of unhappiness in every form.

The first step requires no work at all.
Only a small willingness to be open
To the ancient wonders of your own true self.

The truth is Love is a choice that never leaves you.
One that lives quietly inside you and simply waits
For you to notice,
And then to choose it.

And when you do
All Heaven breaks loose!

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 16, 2016


“Let this day be a day of stillness and of quiet listening.” A Course In Miracles

“I will be still and listen to a voice not my own today.”

This thought can’t be stressed enough because in this idea the world will be saved. We can’t begin to understand or experience healing if we don’t allow God in. And God cannot enter if we won’t Listen to Him.  Our prayer would be, “God, please help me listen.”  And then we would grow still. 

It takes practice and great patience and more practice. We have trained ourselves in doing and in voicing our thoughts and opinions, but have spent little time in learning how to undo by being still and listening to God’s Thoughts.

Now time has a purpose. That purpose is to grow quiet, rest in Him who created us, and listen for His Answers. Every answer to every question, and every resolution to every problem has already been given us. All we need do is be still and listen and we will see that this is true.

“Let me be still and listen to the truth.” A Course In Miracles

Whenever we are still we are at peace and all fears, worries and anxieties just fall away.

May you walk in Stillness today and find yourself in God. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 15, 2016


“I am one Self, united with my Creator.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember to love myself today.”

Dear Self,

I love you. I know I don’t say this very often and maybe I never have and yet it is true. It must be true for I know in my heart that you were created by Love and that Love which created you is what you are. This is the truth of you and nothing can change that.

Self, you are beautiful. You are wonderful. You are amazing. Your many kindnesses have not gone unnoticed. Your desire to be helpful and happy and healthy and safe is treasured by God. And your prayers for happiness and health and safety for others is a blessing to the world.

Prayer, among other things, is the constant, quiet hope that lives inside you that you may not even be aware of. Nonetheless God hears it because He hears your heart. Even when you hide your light behind sadness and pain, anger and fear, yet it is there, just waiting to shine forth. And then you smile and it does. And then you laugh and joy bubbles up and transforms you and everyone around you. And that joy ripples out into the world and touches so many even God has lost count. And yet He is happy in your happiness.

Self, I apologize for how often I have distrusted you and diminished you and your ideas and your presence as unimportant and unworthy. Somewhere deep inside me I know the truth. You have many ideas that are very important and in fact vital to your healing and the world’s. These ideas are often buried so deeply that you don’t even know they exist and yet they do because you exist. And because you exist, I exist.

The truth shines in your eyes and is heard in your voice as it speaks words of wisdom and comfort to others. Now I would like to give you words of comfort by telling you, you are loved and beloved and cherished beyond words. You are a delight to God Who created you and He never sees you any way but perfect.

God shines His Loving Light upon you and Angels wrap their wings protectively around you. Your holiness and your innocence are beyond question. Your gentle, loving spirit extends into the world and lights up every heart. Please remember who you are so you can be at peace and walk in the happy light of your own true nature today, tomorrow and always.

Self, I love you. I know I don’t say this often, but I will try to change that.

I love you. 

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 14, 2016


“The light has come. We are healed and we can heal. We are saved and we can save. We are at peace and peace goes with us wherever we go.” A Course In Miracles

“I will remember that everything is an opportunity.”

We may think life is a series of large and little fires with a few light moments in between. We spend a lot of time putting out fires and when we are not putting out fires we are trying to prevent them. We don’t yet understand that the world is what we make of it.

God shows us, not fires, but opportunities. Everything we judge as a fire or bad news or a shoe dropping God sees as our opportunity for growth and healing and greatness. In every moment and in all things He shows us we need do nothing on our own. We have powerful companions who walk with us, stand behind us, beside us and before us pointing out the path to peace for us. Fires are skirted and extinguished before harm is done if we but follow His guidance and ask for help before we make plans on our own.

What if the world that we are so invested in, so judgmental of and which causes us so much fear and pain is simply an illusion? A mirage that we believe in because it looks and feels so real to us. Wow! That fire is hot! It must be real. Our first instinct is to get out the hose and extinguish it. We do this, not in quiet contemplation, but in panic. And yet our experience tells us that even if we extinguish one fire there will be another and another. That’s simply the way the ego world is designed. If we don’t learn our lesson this time, it will rise up again.  We do get a break now and then, but that never lasts for long before another fire rises up from the ashes of the one before it.

So what’s the answer? The answer lies in how we choose to see. Instead of seeing life as a series of emergencies, let’s look at it as a series of opportunities. Opportunities for forgiveness instead of judgment and defensiveness and attack. Opportunities for laughter instead of fear and doom. Opportunities for letting go and letting God.

Instead of looking at the fire, why don’t we look through the fire? The old adage is true, “This too shall pass.” And when it passes as it will, let’s ask ourselves some questions. “Okay, this one’s over, now what have I learned so I don’t have to do this again?”

Have I learned to trust in the power of God instead of my own small strength? Have I learned to find peace in this instead of pain? Have I learned how to be kind and compassionate and helpful in the world? Have I learned to laugh at fear thoughts so that the sparks of potential problems drop harmlessly into God’s healing waters and are extinguished by Love? Have I learned to breathe and be calm and listen as a way to quiet the noisy ego voice of panic and fear and worry and anxiety?

If the answer is yes to these questions, then congratulations! You have moved a thousand miles further upon your path to peace. Now you have transcended insanity and are resting in the heart of God safe and whole and healed. 

“Miracles are both beginnings and endings, and they alter the temporal order. They are always affirmations of rebirth, which seem to go back but really go forward. They undo the past in the present, and thus release the future.” A Course In Miracles

Posted by: spiritteacher | November 11, 2016



“Beyond this world there is a world I want. I cannot see two worlds.”  A Course In Miracles

“I will see only God’s world today.” 

See inside your mind, a lovely Chapel filled with light. This lovely loving light shines upon you, surrounds you, fills you up and finally heals you.

The Chapel is surrounded by a garden whose flowers are of colors not dimmed by the world’s judgment or fears. Their stems and leaves are the green of a pure and loving heart. Their blooms of vibrant reds and blues and yellows, pinks and purples and variations of the same including colors without names are unlike any you have ever seen. Think of a color that has struck you with its amazing beauty; a sunset or a rainbow that has lifted your heart and taken your breath away. Now see the colors of these flowers in the garden of your mind as more glorious and perfect than any earthly wonders. If you can’t envision this it is simply that you have not before looked beyond this world into another world more real than this one that lives inside your mind and is awaiting only recognition.

Through the garden bubbles a brook as clear as the crystal stones it washes over. Watch these stones as they sparkle and flash in the sunlight’s happy rays. There is music in the splashing brook which springs from your clear and purest thoughts. There is art in the garden that you have painted in your mind and poetry in the clear, clean air you breathe inside this other world. 

There is a calm and holy quiet space inside the Chapel that holds its light for you. And this, Dear Child of God, is your true home. Go there as often as you can and rest your weary heart and revive your spirit. Go there whenever you feel angry or anxious or sad. Go there whenever you see yourself beset by unsolvable problems.  Whenever you are troubled by thoughts that swirl in dark confusion in your mind go inside and visit your Chapel. Kneel at the altar of your most loving place. Walk through your garden.  Sit beside your bubbling brook.  Collect the crystals and lay them about you and feel their energy fill you and revive you.

And now revived and refreshed go about your day and extend to all a new certainty, a calm and quiet confidence and the happy knowing, all is well.

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