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February 28, 2018

Meditation – Our Custom Chakra Healing Meditation

After looking through most of the Chakra Meditation video’s on YouTube we found nothing matched the way we were taught and in many cases we have made our own custom meditations when it comes to Chakra’s.  All the other meditations other than the Chakra meditations work great with my custom meditations.  If they work for you, then by all means continue using what you like and creating your own versions.  In 20 years of Chakra Meditation we can’t think of an instance when we meditated on one Chakra for an hour.  When doing a Reiki Session, yes, but not for our own self meditations.  They also use the Seven Chakra structure and we use the Nine Chakra structure.  Also the start from the Root Chakra and go up the body, we go from the Stellar Gateway (Above head – 12” above the Soul Star Chakra) and go down the body.  So we are going to share with you our custom meditation that we use for balancing our Chakra’s.  We don’t meditate on one because our logic is, if your going to spend the time you might as well do all the Chakra’s and usually, the Chakra you believe is out of balance isn’t the one.  If you focus on the one, then when your done your still out of balance.

Because we believe that keeping our Chakra’s in balance is part of our being.  In the Universe it’s all about energy and that Chakra’s are energy centers within our body.  Each Chakra has a meaning and its own color / frequency.  If you are interested in the creation and details about them, we invite you to search out the hundreds of links out on the web.  Use an open mind and don’t’ assume what the article says is correct.  Used your intuition and if it doesn’t feel right, move on.  You can also email us (Right side “contact us”) and we will answer your questions the best we can.

Our custom meditation is visualization in conjunction with mindfulness breathing.  As you will see, we don’t use the colors of each Chakra, and in order to test the balance of each, we visualize a one hand clock and if the hand is at twelve, then the Chakra is in balance.  If not at twelve, then we focus our energy on the Chakra until the hand reaches twelve.  Our ideal position is sitting in a chair with our feel firmly planted on the floor/ground, hands on each leg above knee.  Prone is next, but use whatever is comfortable for you.  If you can find a quiet place then that is a good thing too.  So here we go…..

Playing in the background is the Buddhist Bells – Buddhist Bowls

Take three deep breaths and relax your muscles with each breath.  Breathe in positive energy and exhale the negative energy.

Relax for a minute or two doing the mindfulness breath through your nose to get to a fairly clear mind.

Visualize a bright light about 18 inches above your head.  This is the “Stellar Gateway” which brings in a white and gold energy.  We call this the “God Energy”. This is the only color we use.

About six inches below the Stellar Gateway and six inches about your head is the Soul Star Chakra.  Visualize the Stellar Gateway feeding the God Energy to the Soul Star.

Visualize a Lotus Flower on top of your head with the petals opening and this is your Crown Chakra.  The God energy flows to the Crown Chakra from the Soul Star.  Check the balance of the Crown Chakra and if in balance move on.  As you move down your body visualize the God Energy filling the inside of your body down to the DNA level.

Third Eye Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Throat Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance. As you move the energy down, visualize the energy flowing through both arms down to your hands as you continue.

Heart Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Solar Plexus) is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Sacral Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Root Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Visualize the God Energy flowing down both legs to you feet and then 12-18 inches below your feet, the Earth Star Chakra. (Some call this the “Super Root”)

When the Earth Star is in balance, visualize the God Energy flowing into Mother Earth like a river.  (We take care of Mother Earth for all).

When we complete Mother Earth send, we visualize sending the God Energy from the Heart Chakra out to the Universe for all to use as required.

Done….

If you lose your focus during, go back to the mindfulness breathing until you get your focus back.  You can also choose to use the Chakra colors and or frequency as a different way.

If you have any questions please send an email with “RE:  God Energy Meditation”.

We have nothing more to add except to all of you out there in cyber-land thank you and many blessings.

Namaste

 

February 26, 2018

How to get on a Reality Show

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I have been watching reality shows for a few years.  The main shows I watch are “Ice Road Truckers”, “Deadliest Catch”, “Extreme Loggers”, and just recently, “Gold Rush”.  The one thing all the characters on these shows have in common is “They ALL whine.” They take “whining” to the highest level and the best of the best on these shows is the commentator.  When the characters begin to taper off on whining the commentator jumps in and starts projecting on everything that can go wrong will go wrong.  As the show progresses the commentator points out what one of the characters is doing while you watch and tells you what that person is doing wrong or “might” be doing wrong.

There is some general whining that covers all of the shows.  Like for example “I have been up for 48 hours about to fall asleep standing.”. “What do they expect, I am new.”, I miss my family.”, “If I don’t get home soon I will go crazy.”, “How can I work in this terrible weather?”, “It’s to cold.”, “It’s to hot.”, “We are not making any money because Joe parted his hair on the wrong side of his head.”, Yada, Yada, and Yada.

Now if you really want to get on one of these shows you need to specialize your whining.  If it’s “Deadliest Catch” or “Tuna Time” you need to study the art of fishing in the ocean.  “Tuna Time” is a new reality show and I think all they did was use the old scripts from “Deadliest Catch” because they sound like they are using the same whines.  “We are not catching any fish because the captain does not know what he is doing.”, “How can the captain expect us to work in this storm?”, This is storm is making the deck slippery and it’s getting too dangerous to work.”, “I am a greenhorn, what do they expect from me?”, “If everybody would work as a team we could get rich in just a few weeks.”, and Yada, Yada.  On “Extreme Loggers”, “The “skidder” is broken and I can not get loaded.”  The saw broke and we are at a standstill”, “That 10 ton tree almost hit me when it fell.”  “The boss wants me to climb to the top of that 200 foot tree and cut the top off.”, and Yada, yada.  On “Ice Road Truckers”, “If I go too fast I could end up in a ditch or run off the side of a cliff.”, “The heater is not working in this rig.”, “The road is a sheet of ice and my tires are losing there traction.”, “I have to be in Nogascatuwan by midnight tonight with this load.”  “It’s snowing so hard I can barely see past the hood of my truck.”,  and Yada, Yada.

It’s probably fairly easy whining about the job, but what these characters are really good at is whining about making tons of money in a short period of time and how dangerous their job is.  I wonder if it ever dawned on them that the more dangerous the job the more money they make.  I don’t think so because the whine about making thousands of dollars in just a few weeks.

So now go out and find a really dangerous job where you make tons of money is a short period of time, study the industry and get to specializing your whines so you can zero right in on the subject matter.  Be sure to study the history of the industry and the disasters so you can have something to refer to if you get so good at whining you become a commentator.  When the show slows down they always go back to something terrible that happened in a given industry history.  For example on “Tuna Time” they mention “The Perfect Storm” on every show and sometimes several times during each show.  They always compare it to what is currently taking place and they always find a crew member or two who was “fishing” in the same decade as when the storm took place.

Now, go out there and get that great job and don’t forget where you got the tips on your new career.  Be sure to mention the “Alboutnothing” when you’re on camera spewing out the greatest whines in the history of reality TV.  The sad thing is “The Curse of Oak Island” used to be “whine” free, but the commentator recently has been whining and repeating old show history.

February 25, 2018

The “Real” President’s News Conference – 2009 Healthcare

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Originally Posted 2009 When we had a real POTUS

I watched the President’s New Conference this morning because I wanted to hear his plan on national healthcare.  Other subjects were also covered such as his South America (Chile) Policy, the Economy, and the Smoking Law passed yesterday.  I really liked what I heard about all the subjects, especially his plan for National Healthcare.

I doubt the healthcare insurance companies like it because it will probably cut into their outrageous premiums, but that is exactly why it is being considered now.  With the millions of Americans out of work and all the others without a healthcare plan, I back the President 1,000% in his quest for a National Healthcare Plan.  I also like the fact that if the insurance companies want to get involved they will not be allowed to only insures healthy people.  They will have to take people with pre-existing health issues.

I once worked for a Commercial Property Insurance company and even thought it wasn’t healthcare insurance, the policies were probably the same.  They took in the payments and fought every claim “tooth and nail”.  I have had the same experience a few times with healthcare providers also.  They freely take your premium payment, but beware if you have a claim.

As far as healthcare cost these days here is a recent prime example.  We have someone visiting us from the Midwest and yesterday this person needed medical attention.  He is not working and does not have health insurance so we called our doctor at “The Palo Alto Medical Clinic” to see if he could get seen.  We were told that they required a $300.00 deposit just for a visit of a new patient without health insurance.  Well I can tell you that this person can not afford that kind of cost and we asked if they could refer other clinics in the area that may not required such a large amount of money for a visit.  They gave us several names and we call a few only to find none of them had any openings immediately.

So we discussed his options.  Because his symptoms were that his throat was swelling on the inside, we were afraid it might be life threatening and maybe a visit to a local hospital emergency room should be considered.  Of course, he would not have to outlay a “chunk of change”, but the final bill would probably be a few thousand dollars or more.

Well my daughter saved the day.  She did a “Google” search for some local clinics that provide immediate attention for “walk ins”.  Walla!  She found a clinic named “Quick Health” and we called.  They said they charged $59.00 for a visit and off he went.  When he came back he went on and on about how great everyone was and that they saw him within a few minutes of his arrival.  As it turned out, he did not have a life threatening illness and the doctor told him how to treat the swelling after a complete examination.  The total bill was just under 100 bucks.

Then two days later someone from Quick Health called him to ask how he was doing, as a follow up.  This impressed me.  This showed me that Quick Health was not just some “fly by night” company and if anyone in my family needs medical attention, Quick Health would be a strong choice.

Thank heaven he did not go the local hospital emergency room and have to deal with that bill.  Thank you Quick Health!

As a footnote:  I once went to The Palo Alto Medical Center and paid the $300.00 deposit for a visit.  The $300.00 was used up by my visit and the doctor’s diagnosis with an additional cost of $250.00 for the medication (20 pills).  Yes that’s right, 20 pills cost me $250.00.  (This in itself demands healthcare reform.)

I have nothing to add at this time except “Please Mr. President, help us folks out here who need some help with our healthcare!  We are with you all the way!”

February 23, 2018

A Silicon Valley Limerick:

Filed under: General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 6:44 am
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I once met a programmer from Google in the Silicon Valley
I needed an application that was right up his alley
He sent me the “APP” program code
I found it to be over-load
Then I sent him a “Yahoo”** email saying that I don’t want to dilly-dally

 ** I would have said “google.com” here but as we all know, it’s impossible to find a Google email address.

Nothing more to rhyme at this time.

February 21, 2018

NBC Olympic Coverage – Free Dance / Daytona 500

Filed under: General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 6:03 pm
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So Monday We are watching the NBC main channel and the Free Dance was very entertaining.  We are amazed by the talent and the amazing tricks/moves.  Then half way through they go to commercial and come back to Men’s Hockey!  Yes, no warning or any mention that after the commercial they were going to Men’s Hockey even though the Free dance was half done.  No mention that we needed to go somewhere else to finish the Free Dance.  NBC screws up again!  Their coverage is the worst in years.  After a few minutes we found the Free Dance on the NBC Sports channel, but we missed a few contestants.  We created a new name for NBC – Nothing But Crap.  

 

NASCAR kicked of this season with the Daytona 500 on Sunday and even though we don’t watch it as much anymore, the Daytona 500 is always a good race.  The race itself was entertaining and the commentators are the best.  Then came the last lap and Austin Dillion  bumped AJ Allmendinger who was in first and cause him to crash.  Austin Dillion should have been disqualified for the blatant pushing AJ out of the way, but the spoiled brat Austin will won’t be because his grandpa is a big time powerful owner in NASCAR.  Then when Austin compared himself to Dale SR. as a driver we almost puked!  The only reason Austin has the #3 is because his grand-daddy owned the number and would not retire it.  Austin thanked the Earnhardt family for giving his team the number when in fact that is not true.  Grandpa must have fibbed to Austin.  Dale E. SR was number 3 and the number should have been retired, not given to a snot nosed kid.  Needless to say “Bye-Bye NASCAR”.

We have nothing else to report at this time and we need to clean the barf off the floor after the Dale DR remark.  Hey “The Voice” Fans its coming back soon!

Note:  We added a “Contact Us” to the right side-bar per several requests by our awesome readers.  Feel free to email us, but anything negative will go straight to File 13.

February 19, 2018

Meditation – Words Matter

Before we start this post we invite you to meditate with us as we create this post.  Please skip down if you choose not too.

We are going to start by taking three deep breaths.  Breath in love energy, out goes the negative energy.  let go tension on each in breath.  Relax.

Then from You-Tube we selected the following meditation – PURE POSITIVE ENERGY VIBES (click)

As we start our meditation we are sure to breath in and out through our nose and we will set this as our main rhythm throughout the meditation.  Even when we focus on sending intentions, if a thought other than our intention enters our mind, we go back to our breathing rhythm though our nose until the thought passes (And it will in a few seconds) and then return to sending our intention.

In past posts we have mentioned how important words are and this especially applies to the words we use when we are meditating.  When we meditate and describe in our thoughts what we wish to accomplish its important we use positive words or what you will get back is negative responses from the Universe.  When we meditate we are sending out our requests to the Universe and after it’s sent, we release the thought and continue meditation.  Right this minute we are totally in the moment and fully focused on each word/letter of this post.  You, my friend, are important to us and we look to help you in any way get to living your dream and live it in total bliss.  (Feeling the positive energy vibes).

Words like “try”, “need”,  and “should” are replaced by “We choose”, “We will”, and “We can”, etc.  We use the word “We” to define that we are working together with the Universe to accomplish our intention. When you say “I can’t find the time to meditate”, choose to change the wording to “I will find the time to mediate and I choose to following my plan to meditate everyday.”  Then let it go, and continue in the moment of being in the “now”.

If you are meditating on letting go of stress be sure to notice your breathing and the pleasant/relaxing sound coming from the video.  Continue letting go of the negative tension on the out breath.

Yesterday we were watching the NASCAR Daytona Five Hundred Mile Race mainly to notice what kind of words the commentators  were using and we were pleasantly surprised to hear only positive vibes.  Even when describing something in the past that might have been negative, they turned it in to a positive vibe.  Then Jeff Gordon (Get add on to the cometary team) said something that we constantly talk about and is where we aspire to be.  Jeff was describing what it’s like to be a driver and he said, “If there is an interruption during the race, when the race restarts the driver must be back in the moment because if he lets that interruption cling and nag him, then his driving will suffer until he gets back to the moment.”   We believe that this applies to your life also.  Right now as we type this post, if something interrupts, we stop and get back to the moment before we continue.  What brings us back is going back to our breathing rhythm before continuing.

Jeff’s comment also reminds us that the “cling and nag” also applies to thoughts from the past.  Here is our true meaning of being in the moment – The future and the past are illusions, they are thoughts, and our only reality in in the moment.  When we are with someone or alone we are in the moment.  And in the moment means we are one with the Universe.

We have nothing to add right now except to thank everyone for stopping by to read our post.  If you are meditating please kick back and continue.  It does take some practice, but the rewards are beyond your wildest dreams (Our experience).  Enjoy….

February 16, 2018

Japan has a Dream named Yuzuru Hanyu and he is special

Filed under: 2018 Olympics — alaboutnothing @ 9:00 pm
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When he completes a skating routine the audience throws out Winnie the Pooh Bears and ….

Here is what Yuzuru Hanyu does with all those Pooh Bears that are thrown out (CLICK)

We could not take our eyes off his routine tonight, a powerful skater.

There were Pooh Bears everywhere.

We have nothing else to report except that we think this young man will be a leader.

Following Dreams continued

This post is dedicated to Uber Drivers Edgar and Luizpaulo, passenger Charles/Albert, the young lady I met in the 401 Quarry lobby with the green hair, and Erin (Awesome), all of these people I had an awesome conversation with.  Well, not the green haired young lady, all I said to her was “Great hair color!”.  I need to ask Edgar if he assisted that young lady that looked like she was needing a ride when he drooped me off?

So the conversation was “Following Dreams”, and “Meditation”.  We all shared our experiences and had a good time.  I learned from each and they all seem to be following their dreams.  This is what I believe life is all about and I talk about it all the time.  The “Face-to-face” meeting people and having a good time is the best medicine.  With the deluge of information in this day and age is sometimes overwhelming to others and meeting people and sharing that it the same for everyone seems to lift the stress off and we feel like we are part of something bigger.

Meditation is a great way to ease stress, but I believe that once we master that, the next challenge is to find out what is causing the stress and learn how to remove the cause from our lives.  This is where I go with my meditations, not only for stress, but for everything in my life that I feel negative energy.  First I meditate to keep my head clear and that way when something comes along that “does feel right” I notice and make a mental note to ponder what happen and how to handle the experience next time.  With a clear head I also notice the positive experiences that get my attention and I thank the Universe for all that they do and share the feeling with everyone.  The point is to notice, and the way to get to that point is to meditate.

I start my day immediately when I get out of bed with a this morning meditation “Morning meditation” that is nine minutes and you can just listen or go about your morning duties.  I grab a cup of coffee and then close my eyes, take three deep breaths, and relax for a few minutes to decide which of the meditations I have saved to listen to.  Maybe its something I have been pondering or I have several clearing negative energy video meditations saved.  Because I am in touch with Chakra’s being a Reiki Healer, I have some awesome video meditations saved and I make sure to keep my Chakra’s in balance.  Then because I believe we can cure some of our aches and pains I have some video meditations that are for healing myself at the DNA level, cell level, and body in general.  Sometimes I randomly pick one, it depends on what the moment holds.

I subscribe to “Meditative Mind” on You Tube and when I get a new video meditation each day if it “rings positive” I make sure to send it out to my friends that I have on a phone list and send out the link via “Message”.  (Note to self – automate)

When I talk to some of my friends about meditation some say that “I don’t have the time.” Then I say, “choose to have the time.” When they say that they will not have the time because the ego will make sure they don’t have the time and they they will be right.  When they “choose” the are making a contract with themselves to complete the task.  Words are important, especially when we are talking to ourself.  Another word is “Try”, replace with “Choose”, or “I will”.   Many self-help books discuss these actions.

When I look at my book library I see the progression of my journey as I have read various books in the order of my growth.  Of course there have been highs and lows.  I am grateful for both the highs and lows.  The lows are opportunities to learn and grow. There have been times we have faced the fear and found the other-side to be slam dunk awesome.  Something I have learned is when something amazing comes my way we make sure to mentally send the energy out to everyone that is and every will be.

When we go out and about our intention is for a party to break out with whomever we interact with, even if it just a smile and a wave. Have fun with it and enjoy.

We have nothing to add except to thank everyone for the positive energy yesterday and hopefully the Ubers guys got some great tips.

February 14, 2018

Following Your Dream and more

Filed under: General Nothing — alaboutnothing @ 1:34 pm
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We are dedicating this post to Vanessa, the Uber driver that brought us home yesterday and something we discussed inspired this post.  If you know a Vanessa from the West Bay that drives for Uber, call her to and tell her to come and read this post.  Also thank her for the inspiration.

Because I believe that everyone is living their dream I often ask so we asked Vanessa because she was saying how much she liked driving for Uber.  When we drove for Uber we loved it also because of the flexible hours giving us the freedom to work when we wanted to.  When we asked Vanessa she said “I am actually an accountant but I did not like the confines of working in an office.  I want to travel the world and experience new things.”  Then she said “I guess I should get a normal job”.  This was probably coming from someone in her life that is telling her what they want her to do.  These are the people who live life projecting their opinions toward you.  Many think they are helping you, but what they are really doing is pushing the opinion of their own needs onto you. So her dream is to travel the world and we said “Go for it!”  Find someplace that promotes employees traveling of create your own business where you would be, for example, a traveling accountant. Of coursed we get a hesitation, which is usually the reaction because we have created a new idea for them to pursue.  When we exited the car we said “For you Vanessa we will ask the Universe to help you find a way you can pursue your dream.”  This adds energy to the new idea and our energy along with hers is starting the process.  This is why we meditate.  Meditation clears our mind so that when we send a request out to the Universe we are clear and when the answer comes we see it. Or if we send a request out on behalf of someone else it gets attention.  It’s like praying, which is actually meditation when you’re focused.  We believe that if she is ready the request will come her way, and even if she is not ready, it will be fulfilled when she is ready.

So what’s our experience is following dreams?  We have followed our dreams from the day we were born.  We have lived a blessed life and we thank the Universe everyday.  In the area of the country where we grew up the steel mills employed most people.  All my friends went to the mills to work and the money was good.  But my Dad said to me that in twenty years this area will be all hi tech so pursue the computer stuff you like so much and we did.  My Dad being an Aquarius always seem to know what the future held and 20 years later that area is now high tech.  We worked 50 years as a software developer and loved every moment.  There were times we loved it so mush that we probably would have worked for free, but did not mention that to the client.  We also traveled to hundreds of cities in the U.S. throughout our career meeting and met awesome people everywhere, not only at the client, but other travelers. We get happy just thinking about some of our adventures like helping a older lady get home to Travers City and her family. The flight from San Jose, CA to Detroit and then on to Traverse City, but when we landed at Detroit the airport was closed because of thunderstorms.  She was supposed to be escorted by airline employees but we saw her wandering around with no one in sight so we went over and took her to the airline desk.  The lady behind the desk asked me to please take charge because her escorts were not available.  I said “Of course” and the airline booked us in to a local Marriot and set us up for the first flight out the next morning.  We had a car take us to the hotel where I told the desk what the circumstances were so that calls to the older ladies room would transfer to me.  I call the family in Traverse City and informed they what was going on.  The next day we had a free breakfast and a car took up to the airport where we caught the next flight out.  Upon arrival we “delivered” her to the family who was full of thanks and I went on my way.  About a month later I received a letter from Northwest Airlines say that the family thought I was an airline employee and they were impressed that we took it upon ourselves to take care of their mom.  (She looked exactly like our grandma so we could not resist).  The airline gave the family a full refund and they gave me a ticket to fly round trip anywhere in the world they serviced.  Stuff like this happened often and every time we boarded an airplane if the seat next to us was vacant, we thought “This seat is reserved for someone special”.

As a footnote when we refer to the “Universe” we believe that everything that is and ever was is connected. So you might say God because it’s what you believe in and we honor all.  The point is we are all here to help each other get though this life and all the other lives.  (Smile)  Yes, we believe in reincarnation. J

So far we have lived and loved every moment and even after we retired and now we are continue meeting amazing people in a place where we love and thrive.  If we can help someone get to live their dream then we get brownie points with the Universe. J (Karma)

We are closing on a happy note with a post we saw on our “Alaboutnothing” Facebook page.  (We have a Facebook and Twitter account)

Grandma said to grand-daughter, “Do you know what day is coming up?”

Grand-daughters response, “Yes, it’s Presidents Day.”

Grandma thinking she has a smart grand-daughter followed with, “Do you know what it means?”

Grand-daughter, “The President comes out of the White House and if he sees his shadow, we have another year of bull-shit!” (We almost feel off chair laughing)

We have nothing else to report at this time.  Thank you all for taking the time to stop by by and God Bless all.

Song now playing as we complete this post is by Joe Walsh, “Life’s been good

February 13, 2018

Shingles Virus NEW Vaccine

We went for our quarterly check-up today and we were informed that even though we received the Shingles Vaccine four years ago, it’s highly recommended by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that all adults 50 and older receive the new two-shot vaccine of Shingrix.  My doctor said the old vaccine has been she agrees with the Disease Control dudes and that the new vaccine is significantly more effective.  In my words, the other vaccine is no good and we had better get the new one A.S.A.P.  If you have ever had shingles you know you don’t want it again.  We had a mild case on the left side of our forehead and it felt like someone was sticking ice picks in our skull and the medication was unbelievably expensive.

We suggest you all call or contact your doctor for any information.

We wonder if the is a shot for over watching the Olympic Curling?

We have nothing else to add except we are watching Shaun White do his last run for the gold.

SHAUN WHITE WINS THE GOLD !!!!!!!     USA  USA  USA  USA  USA !!!!!

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