Akosua Dardaine Edwards

Let's Share Lessons on The Journey

Akosua Dardaine Edwards - author, writer, coach, gender specialist, speaker

 

The Flip Side

Be aware that patience is not the art of waiting - its the metaphysics of knowing that resting calmly will deliver - Guru Singh


Hello lovely people


It's been a while, I know! I have missed connecting with you! I finally touched town in South Africa after 2 days of travel. I overnight-ed in New York City then spent over ten hours to Dubai and another ten to Johannesburg. I must admit, I was beat! As soon as I arrived there was a dinner to attend, the following morning the SABIC Conference commenced with the formalities. I am so grateful to everyone that made it possible for me to be here!

I was schedules to speak on Rural Development, Women and Youth however, on the spot I  was asked to join another panel to speak on Entrepreneurial Eco Systems - I was so nervous. The host had to say "Don't Be Nervous" it turned out well in the end. I also did my scheduled talk the following evening.

I enjoyed it, I know that this is where I feel happy and of service

Straight after the talk I headed to Pretoria to spend some time with my soul sister and this is where I will be based for the next ten days of so.

I will find a way to remain in touch, I didn't do my homework and came without a convertor for my laptop, needless to say, the voltage here is different! I found some charge last night and I thought of first connecting with you lovely peep

Sending you love and peace from SA

Peace

Catch you on the Flip Side

It’s ok to grow, stretch and become more. Just make sure as you get bigger you are expanding from a pure place, as your true self. Otherwise you simply become a much bigger, more exaggerated version of who you are not. Maryam Hasnaa


I am off to South Africa today, this has been a real test of faith, patience and support. I am scheduled to speak at the SABIC Entrepreneur's Conference at the Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg,sort out a book talk and then fingers and toes crossed, hop over to Malawi to check out a women's project.

I went to check in this morning and I was told that my ticket was void. I called the organisers and they did not understand what happened. There was a mix up. By the time I was booked on the flight there were reroutes and delays which extended my trip by an entire day! I am reminded that despite the challenges I am on my way, I am reminded to learn from the experiences

The statement that pushed me there was on Saturday when a virtual perfect stranger - the lady responsible for booking the ticket says to me "You must have faith, have a little faith"

I paid attention to that and right there and then I asked that whatever negativity or fear that is in my consciousness to leave me, to focus only on the lessons, on the experience, on the love


So, that being said, see y'all on the flip side!

Peace


 Have you read any of Akosua's work?



What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Don't Let No Doubt Fool You

Push. 
When your mind says, "No!" you say, "Yes." (No, you can't think positively about that plane delay? Yes—two hours to yourself!—yes, you can.) 
 

It is very easy for our thoughts to run away with us, it is very easy to become so focused and overwhelmed by thoughts that it takes us over. We focus on the negatives, in what we don't want, in what we fear.


If we listen to our language we can realize how much we talk about what we don't want and don't have

What e fear and what we don't like

Where is the talk about the possibility?

Where is the talk about using what we have?

Where is the talk about what we want?


I have learnt that the Universe produces exactly what we focus on. Focus on the now, the yes, the possibilities and see what happens!


Don't let doubt and fear fool you

Peace



Have you read any of Akosua's work?


What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Stay in Your Business

If you are living your life and I am mentally living your life, who is here living mine? We’re both over there. Being mentally in your business keeps me from being present in my own. I am separate from myself, wondering why my life doesn’t work.To think that I know what’s best for anyone else is to be out of my business. Even in the name of love, it is pure arrogance, and the result is tension, anxiety, and fear. Do I know what’s right for me? That is my only business. Let me work with that before I try to solve your problems for you. If you understand the three kinds of business enough to stay in your own business, it could free your life in a way that you can’t even imagine. Byron Katie


Staying out of other people's business can be a challenge especially when you either care about them, believe that what they are doing is wrong or bad, or think you have the answer to their dilemma We want people who we care about to thrive, to live well, to be happy.

However we have to ask ourselves what is our real intention behind this belief.

I have learnt that many times we want our own way, we want to be seen as useful, we want to be of value to others.

I have learnt that people are on their own journey. that we can be of support but we cannot hold them up to meet our dreams and standards. I have learnt to stay in my lane, to respond to when asked rather than stick my nose in in places without being asked

People say, why not simply help others. We can help others by being supportive, not by being nosey to make ourselves feel good or to live up to our standards of that is right or not right

Bitter pill to swallow

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Testimony from Readings

Love wishes to be known, completely understood and shared. It has no secrets; nothing that it would keep apart and hide. It walks in sunlight, open-eyed and calm, in smiling welcome and in sincerity so simple and so obvious it cannot be misunderstood. ACIM


Yesterday's event at The Arts Cafe TT was lovely, the spirit of kinship, the support of my friends and family, an absolutely full house! Give thanks

I want to share a testimony from the evening...Happy Reading


Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending a Wellness Wednesday event featuring @akosuadedwards at @theartscafett.

Let me start by saying that the universe works in mysterious ways.

I catered an event earlier this year for which the feature speaker was Ms. Akosua Edwards. At the time I was hiding from accepting the huge changes that occurred in my life and so, it wasn’t my time to meet Akosua. Other than catering the event, I had no idea who she was.

Six months passed during which I had a complete breakdown. Yet somehow, pulled myself together enough to start this page to actively track my self-love journey and hopefully help others along the way.

A total of ONE day after starting the page I stumbled upon Akosua’s event and it was like everything in the universe lined up. It was about self-love, in San Fernando at a convenient time and it was free! I had to attend.

Akosua’s profound words resonated so deeply with the packed room that by the time I heard what my soul knew I needed to hear, I was in tears. Like Akosua at the beginning of her journey, I’d lost my “identity” and was struggling to come to terms with that loss.

I needed to hear that, to truly move forward, I need to accept where I am, that I can’t hide from the truth and that I should not sit in judgement of myself for not being where I think I should be.

Sometimes our greatest obstacle is ourselves.

Sometimes we fear failure so much that we never try.

Sometimes we decide for ourselves long before we even give it any real thought.

Always be kind to yourself.

Always be honest with yourself.

Always give yourself the benefit of the doubt.

#selflove #nojudgement #acceptance #positivity #honesty #author#inspirational


Have you read any of Akosua's work?



What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

Follow Akosua on

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Returning Stronger

The way in which we do this is becoming aware of our current choices, what choices feel good in our body and what do not. This takes a level of honesty and non-judgement that is non-negotiable within this process. Looking at our less than favourable habits, thoughts, and emotions will almost always bring up discomfort, and force us to take a look at where we’ve been hiding from or lying to ourselves, but let me tell you from personal experience 

That moment of pause, without judgement, is a game changer.Lee Ann Rimes



Today I have  and am grateful the opportunity to speak at an event called Wellness Wednesday's at the The Arts Cafe TT.

The owner's vision is to share empowering stories to women in particular on how to be well, on how to keep well. She believes that loving one's self plays a significant role in remaining well. I applaud her vision and also share in the view. The conditions of my speaking today is not perfect and I was tempted to say no -  I have very few books left to sell for one however, My gut told me to do it and I am so happy that I did.


I am returning to San Fernando, the place where it all began

My home town

I am returning stronger

I am returning with less baggage to unpack

Just an overall happy, excited yet nervous feeling

But I am ready

perfect or not


How about you? Are you feeling ready to make any leaps, even it the conditions are not perfect?


Peace


Have you read any of Akosua's work?



What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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We Need Never Fear Looking Within

We need never fear to look within. ACIM

I have learnt that ignoring either my intuition or a situation that must be dealt with which requires me tapping within my inner self spells trouble.

Intuition does not shout, it does not force, intuition is peaceful and many time illogical by the world's standards.  Wanting to prove others wrong, or prove you are right, having the last word and the "I told you so's is not intuition speaking to you, that is plain ole ego tripping. Many of us say it is our gut speaking when in fact it is the ego screaming at you.

Looking within can be scary, because looking within with honesty exposes us to things we don't want to deal with, things we have denied and things we have ignored. 

It makes us anxious that once we face them, call them out, look them directly in the eye that we have to take responsibility and do something about them. 

I have learnt that doing something about it right away is not always necessary or even a requirement in moving forward, acknowledgement is a huge part of the process.

I have learnt that sometimes we limit ourselves when we refuse to look within, we dream  too small. 


When we face some of the things lurking around inside we get an opportunity for feedback. you cannot lie to yourself, your life will always show you where you are and where there is space for growth.

Can you be more patient, more kind, set more boundaries, be more responsible, dream  a bigger dream, more forgiving, less angry, gossip less?

Whatever it is, a huge part of the process is looking courageously within and accepting that whatever is there is for your own growth and development.

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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You Are The Messenger

People do not have to hear your message. That is not their responsibility. When you are given a message, an insight, a revelation, your only responsibility is to deliver what you have been given. What happens once the message is delivered is not, IS NOT, your responsibility. If you judge the correctness, accuracy or power of your message based on how it is received, you will miss the point. Once you, the messenger, miss the point, the message is lost. - Iyanla Vanzant


The Universe is always right on time! This morning as part of my daily readings, what would pop up is a message about delivering messages that comes from within. It could not have come at a more opportune time

Over the past days I have been having a mental battle about whether I am doing the right thing, doing enough, not doing what I ought to be doing. and all the other tricks of the ego. The girls programme in particular. What am I missing because of the fact that two of the ladies were involved in an altercation at the home which has made national attention.

I focused on what I was not doing, what I could do more, and of course, there is always room for improvement. In this case, the mutterings were filled with fear and worry.

The Universe uses people to spread its messages, people come into our lives to teach us, to show us where we must love more, forgive more, let go more, set more boundaries. People and relationships are usually our best teachers and classrooms, out best containers for learning and growth.


It is important for us to remember that we are also part of the teachers of the Universe, whether or not we acknowledge it, we come into other people's lives as teachers. Sometimes we may not even know the message that we have been tasked by the Universe to give.


When we deliver the message, many times the relationship is over, it is changed, it is altered- do not force to hold on

When we deliver the message it is not our business to judge it or alter it -  you are a channel

When we show up in other people's lives sometimes unexpectedly without logic remember that we are messengers, teachers and learners - remain open, remain flexible, lose the judgement, feel the feelings.

I know that I have to continue to spread the message of loving ourselves through it, of showing up real, of trusting the process and of giving back. Once I have done that I have to know in my knower that The Universe will do the rest.

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?


What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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New Perspectives

You see what you expect, and you expect what you invite. Your perception is the result of your invitation, coming to you as you sent for it.

Remember always that you see what you seek, for what you seek you will find. ACIM


Presently I am focusing on looking at a situation with a different perspective, that is not to say that I am denying the reality of it, I am totally present in seeing that the situation has happened and it is what it is. I am now choosing to change the perspective in which I view it.

Two young ladies from the NiNa Programme have been involved in fights at the home under care and have been subjected to punishment through the court and penal system. Both 15 years old, I was going down the road of anger, despair and how it should be. This course of action had be feeling quite bummy, my neck started paining me, I felt plain ole helpless. A perspective shift was required as none of this helped the girls nor did it help me or the young ladies. I decided to look at what can I learn from this, what can I do differently with the one's who are still around me. what can I do differently with the management of the facility.

My neck is still hurting but it  feels better already!

That is about all for now!


Peace


Have you read any of Akosua's work?


What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Good Morning and Good Bye Fear

Good Morning God!

I acknowledge You in all forms through which You manifest, and by all names by which You are known and called.

Thank you for a good rising. Thank you for another day. Thank you for allowing me to be among those who have yet another opportunity to be in alignment with You as a demonstration of Your omnipotent, loving presence. Thank you for the miraculous working of the minds and bodies of those of us who have been given the privilege of this day. Thank you for the awareness that no matter what it looks like, no matter what happens, no matter how resistant, defiant, hesitant or disobedient human beings appear to be, You continue to provide us with the gift of life, the opportunity to heal and the power of free will that we know as choice.
Today, I ask for and open myself to receive healing, correction and freedom from fear, in all manifestations and ways it operates within me and in the world. I claim healing for myself and for the world from the thoughts, words and experiences that are motivated by fear. I declare healing in my mind, and in the world from all the illusions and distortions that fear has created. I decree healing in my heart from all of the toxic beliefs, expressions and behaviors that are grounded in fear. I put my trust in your words that I must fear not, knowing and believing that you are within me, with me and covering me and everyone in the world at all times, regardless of whether we know it, believe it or by what name we call You.
Today I stand in Your light, with Your love, placing my total faith in You. I surrender my mind, heart and life to You knowing that Your presence is my defense against fear; my protection from fear, and my antidote to fear.
Today I ask and allow myself to know the deepest root and cause of real fear; imagined fear; fear of the known; fear of the unknown; fear that I have created; fear that I have inherited; who and what motivates fear in my mind; who and what motivates fear in my heart; how fear limits me; how fear rewards me; how I impose fear upon others: how others impose fear upon me; and as these things are revealed, I ask that You will demonstrate the truth of Your presence so that I will surrender each fear to you.
As You lift fear from my mind, heart, spirit and life, I ask that the empty places be filled with Your power, Your love, Your wisdom, Your peace, Your joy, and Your perfect will for my life. I ask that as I read these words and speak these words, that they become filled with the living energy and presence of You within me, and around me that takes dominion of my life and in the world.
I decree that as I ask, and allow and believe it is done through me, to me, as me and for me.
For this I am so grateful.
I let it be.
And So It Is!
Amen and Amen. Iyanla Vanzant


Have you read any of Akosua's work?


What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

Follow Akosua on

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Facebook

Clarity Requires Courage

Here's how clarity works...it's a doorway to understanding what you need, why you need it, and how to honor that need. The fog that's hovering over your feelings, your decisions, and your doubt will finally clear and aha...clarity. It feels like freedom and sings like gospel song. Soft, beautiful, and uniquely true.

It's clarity. Because it's you. Maxie McCoy


Clarity requires that we be completely honest with ourselves. It requires a level of courage that may even scare you. 

Clarity requires that we love ourselves enough to know that there may be some people that are not comfortable with your level of clarity. When that is the case to not be too concerned with others and their confusion over your own clarity. When you are clear, their confusion will not shake you or break you.


Clarity requires that you take the time to know who you are, and why you are here.

Getting to clarity is a process, not an event. It takes time.

Clarity is about boundaries, setting them, and honoring them for both you and others.

When you get clear, you follow your intuition even if it makes no good sense.

It means that you show up, knowing that you will be fine no matter what.

It means that....you are clear

Crystal


Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Power Plays

Myth 1 : Power lies in the title – biggest myth power lies in you not a title, in you understanding who you are, and that is a long journey


Power plays

Power moves

Power slots

Power positions


Do you have a definition of power? 

Do you know what your power is, where your power lies?

Do you believe that you have power?


Is money power? 

Is your position at your job, your home, your church, any organisation that you are a part of considered power?

Is power just for the have's?

Can the have not's have some of the power?

Are you afraid of your power?

Where is your power?


Gary Zukav said that your authentic self is the foundation of your power.


I have learnt that we are all born powerful, by virtue of us being here, we are powerful.

Our power lies in the belief that who we are is enough, and once we start from that place, the power that we have grows exponentially. I learnt this after realizing that no amount of money, status, friends in high places, material possessions can make you powerful if you do not believe that you are. 

The status quo is power lies in status and riches and political appointments, and yes that may be so, however not having it ought not to render anyone powerless.

Flip on your power switch! It's in you


Peace


 Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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A Delay is Not a Denial

A Delay is Not a Denial - Luke 18

Disappointment sucks doesn't it? When that thing that you want so bad is eluding you, or taken away from you or even denied, doesn't it feel like a sucker punch to the gut?

Confessions on the Journey - disappointment hurts! As part of the human race, I want what I want when I want it. Can anyone feel me here?

What I have learnt is, sometimes what I want is not what I need and sometimes what I want is not what is best for me.

I have also learnt that divine timing is always on time, so sometimes what I want, I am not ready to receive. We are not ready when we are in fear, when we are in doubt, when we are yet to learn some of the lessons requires us to be that person that can receive the very thing you say we want. Sometimes we have to be more patient, more disciplined, more focused, more restful. Whatever it is, once we get there that thing that we are ready for seems to just fall in our laps.


Disappointment is also about letting go of control, yes, humans again, want to control everything and will not learn that we cannot. We can respond to situations and circumstances. Control is different to being prepared and being ready. My mantra has been expect the unexpected and handle it!


So, as I navigate through my disappointment today I am reminded that, a delay is not a denial and divine timing is on time, all the time.

Many times the things that I believed I wanted was no where near to the joy and satisfaction received from the things I got.


Peace


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


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Back to the Norm?

so many times in life we allow fear to stop us in our tracks:the sad thing is we don't always recognise that we are afraid. We find excuses and rationalisations. We create responsibilities, true or false,we must tend to before we move forward,we create challenges and obstacles so real in our minds they manifest in our lives. Behind it all is fear. Iyanla Vanzant

There are times that I return from a trip abroad and I am feel trapped. It's almost like I feel that I have returned to some sort of cave with one window. The feeling comes and goes

I thought about it yesterday and decided to spend some time with the feeling, asking it to come chat with me for a moment, I want to get to know you better before I make a decision.

What I  learnt is, I want to do more, I am impatient about the process, some fear is seeping in that I am not doing enough. The old "not enoughness" rearing its head again.

The cave is self imposed. And guess what? Amazing things can happen in a cave

So, the decision is to keep plugging away and believing

Keep making decisions grounded in love not fear

Keep being willing and open to make another choice if the original choice made is not working out

Keep open to the Universe using you in the way it sees fit and being obedient to the call

Keep showing up

Keep feeling the feelings and letting them go

Peace

Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal


Follow Akosua on

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Homeward Bound

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”—Lupita Nyong’o

Thank you Guyana, I had a wonderful experience being there and seeing your bold ambition of being a green state.

Many people think your vision for a fully green state is crazy. I think that is one reason why I'm on board.

I believe all our dreams ought to be Huge, dreams ought to make you feel excited, it ought to stretch you.

This is a concept which although not new is not fully seen in this part of the world, additionally Guyana just found oil so it is easy for them to neglect the green part of everything

So I take back the lessons of dreaming big and going for it no matter of others believe that I am crazy as hell

Dream Big

Peace


Have you read any of Akosua's work?

What Did I Learn Today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love

Nyabo (Madam) - Why Are You Here?

Daily Lessons on the Journey - A Journal

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Adventure on the Essiquibo

When you have an intact, healthy sense of worth, you value other people. You realize that people are different. You understand that people see things and interpret things in different ways. You do not compare yourself to them, nor do you feel the need to compete with them. You know who you are, which means you can accept others as they are.Until Today


I decided to take in the towns off the Essquibo River yesterday, as usual asked no questions

We cross the river using a very huge and long draw bridge onto "the other side" drove for about another hour and there we were on a pier. Ok, so far so good.

Then I saw the boat that I would be entering to cross this river, which by the way is so huge! Seems smaller compared to the Nile, maybe it was my extreme concern about the boat

The boat was a small wooden structure that held a maximum of ten people - to me 7 too much

The captain said the wood never sinks, whatever happens the boat will float!

Well I have none of that type of wood in me so what's going to happen to me?

Thanks for the tip cap!

I got on the boat and we took off to 4 small towns, I am amazed at the simple life that still extists, people were chilling in their hamocks with their families, talking and laughing in the first town

The second town was where they say the gold is! it was bustling and busy, boats at the dock were in and out, people were on a mission

The third, Sloth Island was peaceful and calm, I really enjoyed that stop

We stopped at a waterfall next, the water was brown, they told me its because of the minerals. I will accept that, just wont be bathing in it, no offence!

Then it was time to leave

The tide rose, I looked at the wood, I reminded myself that the wood will float

The Captain said we would have to go slow as the water is too rough

A river yall? With waves?

We spent 2 hours on that river, it was rough literally and every other way

Nightfall hit, the place was pitch black, I started singing songs to take my mind off the fear

David Rudder was the choice!

I was so happy to touch land, I cannot even begin to explain!


One more day in Guyana, the adventure continues

Peace



Your story is inspiring, your delivery is real
— Barbara Ince, President - Maloney Women's Group
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— Cherisse Rawlins - Teacher Moruga Secondary
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— Marlene Charles, YWCA President
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— Participant at 2017's Unveiling- Looking into the Mirror of Self
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— Sandra Ferguson, Agency for Rural Transformation, Grenada W.I
After hearing Ms. Akosua speak, I now know that I am everything and that I have everything to become who I want to be.
— Jenna Marie Bharat, Student- San Juan South Secondary School
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— Anthea Doyle
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