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Nea
@nea
11/22/13 02:41:14PM
210 posts



For me it's easy to change the direction. I just concentrate for it to change, and it does. :) I think it's just a matter of practice for most people. You can switch right away if you just look at her in the corner of your eyes and see her as a pendulum swinging back and forth, then just decide which direction you want her to go. :)

Also, the article in the link does say that it's not an actual test for right or left brain dominance, it's just an optical illusion, although an amusing one.

Nea
@nea
09/23/13 11:17:17AM
210 posts

Using supernatural powers in dreams


Empath

I too has always been drawn to stories etc. about people that are different with 'special skills' that are driven by something larger than themselves. It's like it's in my dna.

Nea
@nea
09/23/13 06:49:18AM
210 posts

Using supernatural powers in dreams


Empath

I just wanted to add that this night I had a dream where I used remote viewing - and I remember it clear as day - the feeling when I pushed myself out to another location and then popped back. It was an amazing feeling.

Nea
@nea
09/23/13 06:44:14AM
210 posts



It might help to remember that people feel alot of conflicting emotions and especially with a close relationship like sisters, there are usually alot going on on both side of the spectrum, emotion wise. She might be protecting herself with the hate to not feel inferior or unloved. Since you can tap into her world like that, you have an opportunity change it.

As Empaths it is incredibly cruel to see that otherwise invisible world that is closed to other people. And the thing is we don't even have to be satisfied with the emotions that show the most, we can dig deeper and understand people on the most fundamental and complicated levels. The reason we don't do it often, is because it hurts like hell.

When I feel thing from the people closest to me, I always try to remember that their emotions are theirs and they have a right to have them, and it's not about me. Sure, I have to face my own fears and hurts, but the fact that I can feel theirs aswell can be an incredible blessing and opportunity.

I believe in setting boundaries and not being afraid of communicating what you feel about what someone did to you in a compassionate way that doesn't judge. For me it always helps to realize I can't control them, no matter how frustrating it is, and realize that both my own and their emotions are there for a reason.

In the end, all you can do is love her and be a strong, compassionate human being.

Much Love

Nea


updated by @nea: 01/07/17 03:57:21PM
Nea
@nea
09/11/13 10:25:33AM
210 posts

Using supernatural powers in dreams


Empath

I've had some really cool dreams, but I don't remember much of my dreams, even though I'd love to dream lucidly. I do remember healing people in my dreams though.

Nea
@nea
08/25/13 05:30:08PM
210 posts

Being treated like a celebrity at times


Empath

Haha, it's funny because I kinda get the opposite reaction from people - sure they notice me, but they seem to be intimidated more than anything else. I think it's because I block most people out - the people I do open up to I get a reaction similar to what you get, but it's very few people. I'd love to be able to control it, because I love being a help to people - wouldn't it be great if we could swap some of our energy? LOL! :D I do relate to not understanding what they feel about me - it's like there's an elephant in the room that is invisible to only me.

Nea
@nea
08/05/13 07:41:51AM
210 posts

The heightened senses of an empath


Empath

Yeah, some noises really get to me - it's like I can't think. ;)

Nea
@nea
08/04/13 07:00:34AM
210 posts

The heightened senses of an empath


Empath

The other day, I was walking in a shop and they played music, and this song just starting screeching, like a high pitched noise of pain, in my ears, and I just wanted it to stop...I almost wanted to RUN out of the shop, because it was almost unbearable. It was weird.

Nea
@nea
08/04/13 06:57:15AM
210 posts



From what I have gathered, alot of people here feel the same way - even though we feel other people's emotions, we can't really step into another person shoes, so we still have to make a judgement about who we are from being aware of ourselves. Don't worry so much about labels, just learn about who YOU are, because who YOU are is fantastic, and you matter labels or no labels. I can relate to the frustration of wanting to KNOW and get answers, but the truth is, nobody can tell you who you are, only you can find that out. But we can help each other on the journey and inspire courage and love. :) I've felt the same as you, so THANK YOU for sharing and helping me feel at home. :D

Nea


updated by @nea: 01/12/17 07:11:57AM
Nea
@nea
05/28/13 01:03:24PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

I feel you. :)

A couple of days ago I decided not to fight it, and it was like this deep feeling of love hit me like...indescribable. Not only does it connect me to stories, it seems to speak to certain areas in my life, like I am changing or something is being changed. I don't think it's a bad thing. But maybe it can be, sometimes, because we have to be careful what we let in, I don't really know. So far though, I've only come out ahead. But change can be really painful. I'd say though that fighting it can be more dangerous because then we don't heal, there will be just more wounds...
But yeah, I don't want it to stop.

Avic amare a santum

Nea

Nea
@nea
05/28/13 07:08:22AM
210 posts

Sensitivity to Food


Empath

I've been thinking about trying to skip dairy, but I don't have any real problems with it, so I don't really need to, I don't think. I don't drink alcohol or coffee though. Tea and dark chocolate is my poison. ;)

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 02:31:24PM
210 posts

Sensitivity to Food


Empath

I think that natural food is the best for us, and personally I stay away from processed food, try to eat organic and eat as little wheat and sugar as possible.

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 02:29:19PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

It does feel like a tidal wave of something bursting out from somewhere deep within, like I can't hold it back. I guess fighting it is not the answer, but trying to understand where it comes from is.

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 02:27:13PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

Thanks, I always strive to understand myself better. :)

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 12:32:54PM
210 posts

Confusion


Empath

Yeah, and we tend to go through life judging ourselves because we are so different without knowing why...at least until we find the reason, that what it was like for me.

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 12:30:50PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

It's definitely something that generally speaks to my life that I connect with, like I almost need to go through, like therapy or something. I have no idea how to control what I take in with the heart chakra though, I don't really understand the process. I might also be that since I usually turn my own feelings off or at least aren't connected or aware of them, even if these feelings are just 'borrowed' it feels so much like my own that I get addicted to them, so to speak. Dunno.

Nea
@nea
05/26/13 05:18:19AM
210 posts

Confusion


Empath

I forget stuff too, like words, things I was going to say - or I can be walking around and thinking, and then completely forgot what I was just thinking about.

I think it's sensory overload. It's like the mind is doing lots of stuff at once. I try to think of something really peaceful, or slow down mentally, because with all the people and noise, it's like your being pushed really fast.

For me doing shielding for the mind works, but I guess doing memory exercises would work too. But sometime we just need to take a break and breathe, you know?

Nea
@nea
05/25/13 05:37:24PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

Well, before I never considered that it my experience was any different from how other people experienced the world. I guess it's like adding another dimension to observing something - reading a book or watching a movie or tv, if the extra dimension is triggered, I get a richer more heightened experience that touches the very core of my being. It can be joyful, it can be painful, it all depends. This sensitivity effects alot of layers in my life, like when I take in information or listens to music. But ofcourse it's not all at the same level or same effect.

I don't know much about chakras, just a little. I'm not sure if this sensitivity is something I should be worried about? I guess I do turn it down sometimes - I think it's how I can watch violent movies - i actually like that sometimes, because it's like pressing a mute button. Dunno if that is maybe bad? I'm doing it automatically, and not on purpose.

Heh, I figured that alot more people here would recognize this, but hey maybe not. ;)

Nea
@nea
05/23/13 03:11:54PM
210 posts

Emotional pain from watching a story unfold?


Empath

Okay, so I know I can get very emotionally involved with any story or person - I don't have to know them, to feel them, so to speak. As soon as I feel an attachment to a person, real or fictional, and the story, real life or fictional, the pain starts. Not always though. Sometimes my 'obsessions' help me get through stuff and heal my own life. I always get the full spectrum of emotions, thoughts and physical sensations, making everything I get involved in emotionally to a wonderful journey of discovery and mostly joy. I am grateful for that.

But sometimes, it's like my heart is ripped out, and my chest gets heavy and I just want to turn it off. It feels like overload of some kind. Most of the time the pains stays just below the pain barrier, making the experience mostly enjoyable, but sometimes, just sometimes, a story can make me feel so much, I feel close to losing it. Fortunately I almost always just need to take a break from whatever it is, if I can.
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I was catching up on a tv series the past week, and the story, especially being able to watch episode after episode, makes me feel so much, it's almost unbearable. I invest so much in those characters, they become like family to me, and even though I know in my mind that it's not real, my heart chakra doesn't seem to care. It's like my chest is going to burst. All it takes is one tiny second where the characters come really close, or the story upsets me, and the pain starts. With this series, there was so much sadness. At the same time it's like I am watching something I can't be a part of, and it feels so real to me, and I feel so sad that it isn't.

In the end I am grateful for those experiences.

I was just wondering if anybody else experiences stories and characters like this. Almost like you become them and can feel their heart beating. It's like a pure ray of love that goes through my heart with full force, no pull backs. I wonder if it's all that healthy? I mean, most of the time I don't really want it to stop.

Nea


updated by @nea: 01/11/17 08:53:08PM
Nea
@nea
05/22/13 12:16:47PM
210 posts



I get vibes so much, that I used to convince myself it was all in my head. I still have trouble believing all the stuff I sense about people.


updated by @nea: 01/13/17 01:47:32PM
Nea
@nea
05/12/13 07:16:29AM
210 posts

New to this community and group.


Empath

As a person that haven't a got a church to go to atm, maybe I can help a little. I think that if you physically can go to church and there is a place where you feel spiritually safe, it is something we as Christians need to grow, and also to help the community. For Empaths churches can be very intense place, especially during services, because sometimes churches go through really tough times, because they grow or something isn't quite right and we feel it so keenly. I do feel that we sometimes can endure periods of not having a place to go to that is good for you, but generally it's better to go than not to.

Personally I am so ready to find a place, because since I moved and got my job I haven't had that, and I miss it, even though I never really felt I had any friends in church, the services always was very important to me.

There is alot one can do to get close to God even without a church ofcourse, and even if we have it we shouldn't rely on the services - I mean that we pray and read the bible outside of the services. In fact I think any community relies on Christians that are close to God outside of church and then come and share that with others and help each other grow.

I think you should talk to God about your situation and you'll figure it out. As far as your pain when in the church, it can sometimes as I said be a very intense social gathering.

What has worked for me in the past is that I concentrate alot on the holy spirit and Christ and pray while on the service so that I don't become so affected by the surroundings. Even praying before the service can help too. Just being very aware of God helps. Even in every day life when things happen.

I personally need to learn to do that more actually, because honestly we have the greatest helper of all, and it's a blessing to be reliant on the holy spirit for guidance and protection.

Nea

Nea
@nea
05/07/13 08:20:51AM
210 posts

HI there :)


Arts

Thanks! I appreciate the guidance. :) I really need an outlet for expressing myself, drawing included.

Nea
@nea
04/26/13 04:51:09PM
210 posts

The strong urge to be with family


Empath

I can feel really isolated sometimes, and when I do am around people, I feel like we're from different places, different planets or even different dimensions. Some part of me have accepted that there is such difficulty finding people that really want to know me or even can. I've accepted that it's okay to love them and interact with them and not expect anything back. Just as long as I do take care of myself.

I think that even though empaths do understand each other better than non-empaths, it's not a guarantee for compatibility. The person for me that listen to everything I say and go through is my younger sister. She is just very emapthic, even though she doesn't identify with the Empath label, and we are very close - we slept in the same room for a long period of our childhood and we've been inseparable emotionally for a big chunk of our lives. We know what the other person means even when we don't explain all of it with words. It's pretty awesome.

That doesn't mean though that I don't have other needs emotionally and intellectually that she can't meet. But that's the thing. We get different things from different people, and we can't expect one person to be everything for us. I think we sometimes confuse our own desire to be everything to someone with our need to find a 'perfect' person, when in fact we can't be everything for anybody either, just as we aren't perfect.

The thing is, the person we actually can vent to and that listens might not be the perfect person at all, but they are perfect because we need them.

Personally I have a hard time accepting I even need anybody. I know it's a fault of mine. I can't help it. I need to be self sustaining, I need to feel independent. But the paradox is I need people, because I need to feel I help them, I need them to need me. I need them to need to help me.

I don't think Empaths are necessarily alone. But we are lonely because we are self aware. And even lonely people can be less lonely. All it takes is one soul sibling. Like my sister. Or that guy I talked with in a chat room that were so close to me even though I've never met him face to face, but it felt like we had known each other forever. They are rare, but they exist. They might or might not be Empaths.

Not that I don't get frustrated alot. I do. But I used to isolate myself because I didn't want to feel the disconnect between what I was sharing and the person I was talking to. I still don't say everything to most people. But I share more, and I demand a place. Sometimes the response amazes me. Not because it's everything I want, but because it's more than I've ever had before. ;)

Hope that helps.

Nea

Nea
@nea
04/07/13 08:05:50PM
210 posts



You are very welcome. :)

Nea
@nea
04/07/13 10:23:56AM
210 posts



I don't think anyone can exactly tell you what is right except you, because only you know how you feel about your relationship and your life. But something that might give you comfort is that the relationship you've had, all those years and memories, they will never go away, you can't change the past, or what has happened, and you will always know of each other, even if you feel like you don't know each other like that anymore. In any relationship you have the memories of the good aswell as the bad, and that will always be there. In the end though, it comes down to the fact if you should spend time together or not in the same way you used to. In certain instances we have to make changes to who we spend time with, for many reasons, sometimes for our own sanity, sometimes to save something beautiful you once had, sometimes it's just better to go separate ways.

Maybe you know the things you feel will never change, or that she won't change, but the truth is we never really know what will happen in the future. All we can do is be honest with ourselves and others around us about what we need and what we feel in this moment.

I don't know how hard it is for you to be honest with her, but think of it as giving both you and her closure. In essence you are not ending the relationship you share in terms of memories and even the pain, but you're ending the path forward, where you will go separate ways so to speak. If you think of life with others in terms of a road, you might cross paths in the future, when you both might be different than you are now, and who knows what will happen.

Wishes of peace and joy

Nea

Nea
@nea
03/31/13 12:33:17PM
210 posts



I don't think 20 is late - heck I'm over 30 and I haven't had a real romantic relationship yet.

I believe very few people have any clear answers about relationships - I think it part of why people do it and why it can be so rewarding. It's unpredictable, exciting and if you do it right you can learn alot about yourself and others through your experiences. Just going out there and learning to go with it, and to trust yourself and others its a big step.
I don't think it's necessarily for everyone, but you should definitely go for it if you feel like it, and not get caught up with what you should and shouldn't feel. Being a sensitive, we have the advantage of being able to see people for who they are in way that most can't, so even if we have no experience, we're already ahead in the class, so to speak. ;)

Nea
@nea
03/20/13 12:48:27PM
210 posts



I feel like I just know things all the time, but I've always doubted the feeling, or rather both doubted it and NOT doubted it, if that makes sense. :)

Nea
@nea
03/18/13 03:50:52PM
210 posts



I also have that thing of wanting to touch things. The strongest sense I had of that was when I visited where an old church had stood, well it was still there, only the old stone walls, and I felt a very strong connection and weird estranged way there. I tried to be subtle about touching the stones lol.


updated by @nea: 01/13/17 02:19:09AM
Nea
@nea
03/07/13 08:47:10AM
210 posts



It is true that we humans have trouble accepting grace and trusting God's love. And it is tragic, because if we could only be sure about one thing about our existence and our universe - or any universe - that one thing would definitely be that God loves us all. And he does not love us based on what we are able to accept or do or even believe. His love goes beyond anything we can imagine.
And we don't have to judge others or ourselves because God's judgment is perfect.

Why people can have such a hard time with accepting it I don't know, but I do know that God gives them chances every day to get closer to him - and it might take a long time, but I don't think that particular journey is over for anyone until the next world. And because God's love is perfect, he will continue to knock on our doors, even though he knows what we will do before we do it.

Sometimes when I feel frustrated almost, watching people be in such pain, and I just want to make them understand how much God loves them and how much he can give them. But I can't change them, only God can, and I don't know the path they are on, because God works from inside the heart.What I strive to do is pray for people, and trust that God is in control. Hey, it's what I do when I get frustrated by myself aswell, for not believing as I want to.

Nea
@nea
03/06/13 04:10:05PM
210 posts



I feel myself getting lulled into a kind of language and thought similar to yours, Chuck. :D
Anyway, I recognize the struggle, which we all must face, that what we do or say in our own power is inconsequential, in fact, compared to what we do in Christ it is nothing. Because we are nothing if not in Him. Ego indeed.

What can be found, although the struggle still persists, is an immense freedom and empowerment that comes with the realization that we were given everything with Him. We have not earned, we can never earn it in fact, so what we do or don't do, and we get or not get, is not by what we create - by thought or by object - but by grace alone. Grace - such an anti ego concept. :P
It's the single cornerstone that makes us all to trip, but for the love that spins all our perspective.
Is it by acceptance we can receive, or by some choice we made long ago? It's a mystery we cannot grasp

It's more than a thought, it's a revelation, a challenge, a purpose beyond words.

Even so, the simple truth remains - that of Christ, as you said yourself. So why do we struggle so?
God could show us in an instant, so it is my belief that the struggle is for our benefit, and not for his. You could say 'obviously'. But to our spirits it's not always that obvious. Or you could say, even if you know where you are going, you still have to walk the road.

Much Love

Nea


updated by @nea: 01/29/17 07:51:54PM
Nea
@nea
03/06/13 09:28:50AM
210 posts

The Empath Blues: 4 ways to relieve Emotional Fatigue


Empath

Oh yes, sleep - I love to sleep. My job just has so weird times, and I am generally bad at getting to bed on regular times...I just know I feel better when I sleep often - I really would love to sleep mid day too, if I could. ;)

Nea
@nea
03/06/13 09:24:14AM
210 posts



Wait what? My dreams are full of color. I never thought it anything special...?


updated by @nea: 01/13/17 02:19:03AM
Nea
@nea
03/05/13 02:13:27PM
210 posts

The Empath Blues: 4 ways to relieve Emotional Fatigue


Empath

Great list and advice Elise :)

May I add that I think that eating well and taking care of yourself by making sure you get all the nutrients you need also helps. It really helped me when I stopped eating sugar all the time and started eating better. I didn't get as tired as fast, even though ofcourse I have to do the other stuff too. Also, I think it's individual what a person will feel best eating, but being healthy is a good start I guess. :)

Nea
@nea
01/16/13 01:09:43PM
210 posts

Thank You


Empath

Yes, I agree, thank you for posting this. :) <3

Nea
@nea
01/13/13 11:56:36AM
210 posts

HI there :)


Arts

Okay, thanks, that makes sense. :)

Nea
@nea
01/13/13 11:02:45AM
210 posts

HI there :)


Arts

Thanks for your adivce! I actually thought of charcoal, so I have bought that already, I figured it was a good idea to leave out the colors at first. :) What is the 1 inch border good for?

Nea

Nea
@nea
01/13/13 09:50:43AM
210 posts

HI there :)


Arts

I always had a story in my mind, and I wrote alot of poems in my teens and tweens, I am still working on becoming an author, but right now I am feeling very much like starting to express myself with painting and drawings. As a beginner, I was wondering if you guys have any advice for me - I essentially want to make paintings, but I know I'm no genius I just want to paint for myself, but I can't start with acrylic or such, I need some basic drawing skills first, so I need to practice. What do you guys think I should start practicing? :)

Nea


updated by @nea: 03/04/17 08:38:32AM
Nea
@nea
12/28/12 12:53:58PM
210 posts

Presentiments vs Rational Thinking?


Empath

You are the only one that can make the decision, but I'm not sure that feeling challenged is a bad thing. Sometimes we need change to grow, just a thought. But really, it might be important what choice you make, or it might not. But I'm pretty sure that the world will not collapse on itself if you choose 'wrong'. It is just a class, dear, and even if you feel later you made a mistake, it's okay, because then you will learn something from it. It's impossible to know our future regrets - we can only hope we do learn from them. So stand tall and make your decision, because nobody can do it but you. It's your life, honey. ;)

Love & light

Nea

Nea
@nea
12/08/12 06:05:02AM
210 posts

If you give a little love... (video)


Empath

You're welcome. :)

Nea
@nea
12/07/12 04:44:53AM
210 posts

If you give a little love... (video)


Empath

I just saw this video, and I think you guys will appreciate the message it has. It's what I feel I could do more of every day...

Love & Light! :)

Nea


updated by @nea: 02/09/17 10:47:02PM
Nea
@nea
12/04/12 11:00:45AM
210 posts

a Method to Create Gem Essences or Elixirs


Tools for Empaths

Allright, good to know. I'll try to make amethyst essence for use on my skin... :)

Nea
@nea
12/04/12 08:16:53AM
210 posts

a Method to Create Gem Essences or Elixirs


Tools for Empaths

Okay thanks. :) Oh and for how long can they be kept? I'd think not for long.

Nea
@nea
12/03/12 01:51:22PM
210 posts

a Method to Create Gem Essences or Elixirs


Tools for Empaths

I'm thinking about trying Amethyst essence - do I need some sort of special jar to keep it in once it is done, or can I keep it in a plastic bottle?

Nea
@nea
11/20/12 01:28:05PM
210 posts



Oh wow, Tony, that's interesting. I pretty much have the same definition as you do. I think the difference between your definition and the other ones above is a sense of control or maybe even a certain set of expectations. I actually think the first definition is more on the spot than the Oxford one. :P


updated by @nea: 12/24/16 04:27:24AM
Nea
@nea
11/17/12 06:11:23PM
210 posts



Indeed. :)

God bless you too

Nea

Nea
@nea
11/17/12 05:06:04PM
210 posts



I'm not sure what you mean - your first sentence and the quote has opposite meaning?

Nea
@nea
11/17/12 04:19:35PM
210 posts



Again, it's very hard to follow your train of thought, because you seem to use semantics as an argument. Anyway, I know we all have a choice to make, and it comes down to the choice of believing in God's love for us. As far as our own freedom goes, God's word rules. If God says you are free, then you are truly free, and nothing you do changes that. Simply because of who he is, he says one word, and that words changes everything. We cannot change the rules any more than the darkness can escape the light.

The choice we make is absolute, that is why we need Him. Without Christ we are lost, and we struggle, and we are bound to fall. But when we are in Christ, everything we do is done through him and of him, even if we do nothing. That is the power of Calvary. So, if you are in Christ, then you do nothing in yourself, but by Him and through Him. It removes the ego and replaces it with grace. Because it is through grace that we live in Him, and not by our actions. And it is by grace that we live through Him, and not by our ourselves.


I hope I am making sense. :)

Nea

Nea
@nea
11/16/12 01:30:27PM
210 posts



I have to admit I find it hard to follow your ideas and thoughts. But I don't see why anybody would be offended. :)

I think though you are attempting to define good and evil and I think everyone do that at some point or another. For me, I realize I cannot understand so much, and when I reach out into the universe and out into the infinity that is the truth, my mind boggle and my soul reel in amazement. Right now we have to live with the limits of the illusions of this world, but anyone that is a child of God, there is an anchor to hold on to, a light as a guidance, so that we don't have to be afraid or lose footing. That is why Christ is the way, the light and the life. As the bible says - we will one day have the knowledge that God has of us and we will see ourselves and the world as if 'face to face'.

For me, good is simply where God is, and evil is the absence of God. Since God is everywhere and everything, this is quite mind boggling aswell. The closest thing I can think of is a place where God has removed his presence (i.e. his Love) from. There's alot of scripture that mentions God's holiness and alot of theologians have written about it too, but I think it's good to simplify it in these terms because we cannot understand it, not in any human terms or languages anyway.

That God as removed his presence ofcourse doesn't mean that he isn't there. For lack of better understanding, God observes everything.

I think, people egos makes them complicate things, when it has been made very simple for us. There is a clear path, it is the right one, and we know this because of Christ's sacrifice and example. And we pretty much don't have to do anything, we really couldn't either, we just have to acknowledge it, receive it, and walk it. The fight has already been fought for us, everything has been given to us, and we know this because God gave us his only son to prove it.

Anyway, interesting topic, and sorry if I got a bit off topic or whatever, I get excited sometimes. ;)

Much Love

Nea

Nea
@nea
11/12/12 02:30:27PM
210 posts

The first PhD thesis on Empaths?


Empath

Thank you for writing the thesis, Elise! I did a fast read and I'm going to read it many times I think, more thoroughly. :)

I agree with Tony that you definitely should write a book.

Nea

 
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