About Cat

I’m Cat from Grand Jct. Colorado. I’m married, pagan, owned by 8 cat’s and enjoy crystals, tree hugging, books, belly dancing, photography and numerous outdoor activities. I am the owner/ jewelry creator of Cat’s Treasure Trove (An eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts) and the group Sacred Spirals: The place where all paths meet, on Facebook. In my spare time I am a part time caregiver for my mother who is entering the realm of dementia. I have toyed with the idea of a Blog for several years and have finally taken the plunge with The Desert Path I hope you will join me for some “aimless ramblings”, daily posts and whatever else I feel compelled to share.

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 14, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 14, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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The white chrysanthemums and asters star
The frosty silence.
-Alice Marland (Wellington) Rollins (1847-97)

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Spiritual Unite: Spruce Tree Symbolism – Resilience And Strength

The spruce tree is one of the most famous trees in western and Mediterranean culture and has been for thousands of years.

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ThoughtCo: Deities of Love and Marriage

Throughout history, nearly all cultures have had gods and goddesses associated with love and marriage. Although a few are male–Cupid in particular come to mind, thanks to Valentine’s Day–most are female, because the institution of marriage has long been viewed as the domain of women.

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Daily Good: Our Emerging Universe

What is the significance and fundamental importance for humanity of “emergence?” It may at first seem abstract but something that emerges has unique properties that were not present in the parts creating it. Therefore it is fundamentally a life-giving source of energy. In this talk Daniel Schmachtenberger outlines emergence as essential to understand the nature of the universe we live in and what it means to be human. { read more }

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Elephant Journal: How the Seed of Meditation affects our Conscious Lives. {Poem}

At the threshold of meditation,
Beneath the hustle for comfort,

Against the anvil of time,
Above pleasure of every sort,

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MNN: Meet the chevrotain, the small and secretive mouse deer

The mouse deer. Or the pig deer. Or the little goat. Whatever you call the chevrotain, this is a truly distinct (and tiny!) ungulate. With a round, bunny-like body placed atop piglet-like feet, and a face akin to a mouse, the chevrotain may look like a hodgepodge of modern-day species but it’s actually quite ancient.

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EarthSky News:  Orion the Hunter now easy to view

Tonight, watch for Orion the Hunter – perhaps the easiest to identify of all constellations – rising at mid-evening. It’s around late November and early December that people begin to notice Orion in the evening sky, and to comment on it. Orion will climb over your eastern horizon by around 9 p.m. tonight. You can find this constellation and watch it for months to come.

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Patheos-Pagan: All About Cakes and Ale (or Cakes and Wine)

I was recently asked about the origin of the phrases “cakes and wine” and “cakes and wine.” Both phrases are common in Modern Witchcraft circles and have been a part of the Craft for at least the last 70 years, and most likely before that. So why do we use these terms and what is “cakes and wine” all about?

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Inner Journey: 

THE POWER OF SILENCE

“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

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A Note from the Universe

OK. OK. I confess.

No matter what you’re after in life getting what you want always boils down to at least a little bit of divine intervention.

But then, I’m talking about yours, not mine.

Bada-boom,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Honey Mustard Pork Loin with Apples

The flavours of this roast pork loin smothered in apples is perfect for the fall season. Use the freshly roasted pork’s juices, along with some honey and mustard, to make the perfect sauce to accompany it.

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon, Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue, and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
November 14, 2019

Sincerity

“Sincerity is the foundation of the spiritual life.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

A foundation is something upon which everything else is built. So it’s a good idea to look at the sincerity with which we live our lives. It seems to me that sincerity is a little bit more than honesty. It’s not just the words we say, but the feeling that we put behind those words. There are no “loopholes” with sincerity – it’s not just what we say, but what we mean.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: Justice

Take everything and everyone a little bit more seriously today, without getting grim about it. People may bring you requests or problems that they think are shaking up their world, and you should offer at least a token respect for their worries and needs. None of this puts any pressure on you, unless you get emotionally involved. Remember, you have neither the power nor responsibility to fix it all

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

What Lies Within: Cat’s Angel Message for November 14, 2019

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What Lies Within: Cat’s Angel Message for November 14, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


1114:  Our message today combines the power of positive thought with self care. We all know that it’s hard to be positive all the time and this is normal. We all slip occasionally and it’s okay! The thing about negative thought patterns is that by holding on to them it can cause self harm through lack of self care. The Universe is telling us that our self care is important because if we are unable to help ourselves first we won’t be able to help those who need us. Did you know that you can turn a negative statement into a positive one by eliminating the words “IF”= That’s never going to happen and “BUT”= I lack faith and self confidence, from your positive thought vocabulary? Replace If with WHEN and But with HOWEVER and it will give your statement a positive push. If you are having trouble with being or staying positive take the time to ground-center-clear and remember to breathe. Ask the universe to help you and let yourself be open to the assistance that is waiting for you.


Archangel Jophiel the angel of Illumination and wisdom, fills us with beautiful, loving thoughts and uplifting energy which helps us to create a fresh approach to life. Jophiel tells us that goodness and beauty surround us all the time. By keeping ourselves open to receiving these blessings it draws the things we need directly to us. This is a reminder that slowing down activates our creative mind and makes these things easier to visualize and grasp and by taking the time to “smell the roses” the attitude of gratitude flows more easily.

The Ascended Master El Morya can help if you have trouble staying present and focused in the now. He teaches us the importance of putting aside what we cannot control so that we are free to think about other things. He reminds us that it is our faith that keeps us grounded so that we can embrace both the patience and the clear decision making needed to make things happen.

The Greek goddess Nike, Lady of victory and success helps us to embrace the good things that we have accomplished. By acknowledging them we can increase our faith in ourselves as a creator. She says: “Do not be afraid to acknowledge the amazing things you have done but don’t rest too long on your laurels. Remember that your power comes through movement and momentum is lost through inactivity. Keep moving and you will be victorious!”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Azurite-Malachite, this powerful combination stone helps us to create new energy by focusing on the acceptance of our own power which reduces our stress levels as it boosts our self confidence.

Moonstone, the stone of new beginnings. This beautiful, watery stone helps to navigate the cycles of change and calms our emotions. Gently encouraging creative thinking and creative problem solving as it brings our intuitive skills forward, promoting control and confidence so these skills become more familiar and easier to access. It also provides emotional healing by helping to stabilize the emotions and draw out old emotional patterns.

Peridot brings new levels of awareness as it promotes growth and necessary change. It helps to sharpen the mind and enhances our self confidence. Peridot can teach us to look back at the past and find the gifts that are hidden within our experiences and then shows us the path to forgiveness and moving forward.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov.14, 2019 “Grow!”

Happy Thursday,

Our thought for today is a reminder about growth. Yesterday we touched on knowledge and how it is acquired through life lessons. By drinking from the fountain of knowledge we grow. It makes us better, stronger and more resilient. Don’t Go…. Grow!

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I invite you to check out my websites!

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

 

Cat’s Morning Bits for November 13, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 13, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Ruffling the colors of the forest leaves,
The winds make music as they come and go.
-John Critchley Prince (1808-66)

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Spiritual Unite: Willow Tree Symbolism – Find Strength In Being Adaptable

The willow tree is one of the more popular trees regarding symbolism and cultural importance.
Aligned and in tune with feminine energies and the divine feminine, the willow tree holds particularly relevant symbolism for women.

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ThoughtCo: Mother Goddesses

When Margaret Murray wrote her ground-breaking God of the Witches in 1931, scholars quickly dismissed her theory of a universal, pre-Christian cult of witches who worshiped a singular mother goddess. However, she wasn’t completely off-base.

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Did you know…
Stuffing or dressing? People who cook the bread side-dish separately from the turkey or live in the South tend to call it dressing. People who cook it in the turkey or live elsewhere, tend to call it stuffing.

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Wise Woman Herbal: Soul Retrievals: Journey to Wholeness
by JoAnne Dodgson

“Something’s missing.” This commonly heard and felt sentiment is expressed by people of all ages in widely diverse circumstances. To ease the unsettling discontent, confusion and grief around the elusive missing pieces, something or someone eventually gets used to fill up the empty places inside.

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Elephant Journal: 13 Simple Ayurvedic Practices to Balance your Mind, Body & Soul.

We live in a crazy world, in a time when it’s increasingly difficult to find true happiness and health.
Overloaded with demands, bombarded by ads reminding us what we lack, pressured to live up to unrealistic standards, overwhelmed by news of all the chaos going on in the world today, we are suffering from stress-related illnesses at an alarming rate.

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Emergence: Praise Song for the Kitchen Ghosts
by Crystal Wilkinson

“I want the muscle memory in my body to guide me back across the back roads of Kentucky to Indian Creek into the screen door of our grandmother’s kitchen.”

In this essay, Crystal Wilkinson remembers the generations of women in her family who “worked hard and cooked well,” living primarily off the land. Growing up in her grandmother’s Kentucky kitchen, Crystal experienced the legacy of joy and nourishment that lies at the heart of the culinary traditions of Black Appalachia.

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EarthSky News: Aldebaran is star near moon on November 13

On November 13, 2019, the waning gibbous moon passes to the north of Aldebaran, an ex-pole star, a famous zodiac star and the brightest star in the constellation Taurus the Bull.

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Patheos-Pagan: Irish-American Witchcraft: Spiritual Prohibitions

Spirituality can end up affecting the way we live our lives, both due to sacred prohibitions within a tradition and also similar things a person might take on due to personal experiences. While traditional prohibitions are discussed more often, I think it’s important to understand the way that personal gnosis can also directly influence us.

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Inner Journey:

OPEN TO POSSIBILITIES

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the saddest lines in the world is, ‘Oh come now – be realistic.’ The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride.”
— Richard Nelson Bolles

“The world would have you agree with its dismal dream of limitation. But the light would have you soar like the eagle of your sacred visions.”
— Alan Cohen

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”
— Walt Disney

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A Note from the Universe

It’s not what one says that determines whether it’s true or false, but what they tried to convey.

Listen with your heart,

The Universe

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Today’s Recipe: Potato Knish

The potato knish is a tasty baked pastry filled with potatoes and seasonings.

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Magical Correspondences for Wednesday

Intentions: Rules healings, the mind, Communication, Divination, Writing, Knowledge, Business Transactions, Debt, Fear, Loss, Travel and Money Matters, Addictions, Young People, Messages, Perception, Self Expression.

Incense: Jasmine, Lavender, Sweet Pea, Cinnamon, Cinquefoil
Planet: Mercury and Chiron (though this is a moon of Pluto)
Sign: Virgo
Angel: Raphael
Colors: Orange, Light Blue, Grey, Yellow and, Opalescent colors and Violet
Herbs/Plants: Fern, Lavender, Hazel, Cherry, Periwinkle
Stones: Aventurine, Bloodstone, Hematite, Moss Agate and Sodalite
Oil: (Mercury) Benzoin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Lavender

Goddesses: Aset [Isis], Demeter, Ceres, Spider Woman, Bona Dea, Oya,
Devi-Kali, Hella, Rhiannon, Coatlique, Maman Brigette, Sekhmet, Het Heret
[Hathor]

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Daily Wisdom
November 13, 2019

Sincerity

“Sincerity is the first characteristic of all men in any way heroic.”-Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Heroism is when you put yourself on the line. And you can’t do that without being sincere. It’s an “all or nothing” kind of a thing – you can’t be a little bit sincere, you have to just go for it all the way to be a hero!

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Hanged Man

Be calm, proactive, and don’t exhaust yourself with endless fear. Any number of things might backfire or go wrong today, just like any other day, and there is little if anything extraordinary to be fearful about now. Your basic sense of insecurity may be higher than normal today, but this will pass soon. Take heart and be your normal brave self.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Do Not Forget: Cat’s Angel Message for November 13, 2019

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Do Not Forget: Cat’s Angel Message for November 13, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa


1113: The world seems to be in utter chaos right now and these energies are weighing heavily on many people. The Ascended Masters have the following message for us: ” Do not allow your fears to color your judgment or emotions. During these stressful times remember that there is always hope. We are on your side and are here to help you.” Today is a good day to use your positive and creative thinking to help lift and inspire others. This is one of the easiest and best ways to make a difference in the world around you. The number 13 also corresponds to intuition so pay attention to the messages that you receive and remember to trust in yourself as well.


Archangel Raguel promotes feelings of empowerment and clarity when we feel conflicted about what to do next by providing a boost of energy and by bringing order to your thoughts. He empowers the underdog and also acts as a motivational coach when we feel down on ourselves and can help you to reach your full potential. Raguel also acts as a peacemaker by helping to resolve disputes, arguments, and conflicts.

The Ascended Master Mother Mary provides us with all forms of healing. She surrounds us with her gentle energy and helps to fill our hearts with love as she imparts feelings of peace and safety as she gently heals the dark, hidden places within while showing us the path that leads to compassion and forgiveness which are essential to healing ourselves and helping others.

The Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin, who embodies compassion and mercy says, “You are a beautiful soul and have so much to offer. I can guide you on the path of self love and help you to embrace the confidence you need to free your mind, heart, and spirit. Be gentle on yourself. Joy comes from embracing the simple things which will free the energy needed to assist the creation process.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Rose Quartz which surrounds us with loving peaceful energy that we can also share with others and Magnetite which alleviates negative emotions like fear and anger. It also shows us how to be objective when faced with potentially negative situations.

Ametrine, a combination of amethyst and citrine, helps to release blocks like negative emotional programming. It also encourages growth while helping us to explore all possibilities and find creative solutions.

Chalcedony brings the mind, body, spirit, and emotions into harmony by calming fear, anger or self doubt. It also promotes good feelings towards self and others.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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Thought For The Day: Nov. 13, 2019 “Lessons and Cups”

Happy Wednesday,

Knowledge. We all aquire it although many to a lesser degree. Knowledge comes through our life experiences and what we learn from them. Knowledge comes through doing and seeing. It comes through the making of mistakes and consequential learning from them. When life hands you a lesson and a cup, take the cup and fill it from the fountain and drink. Only a fool gargles.

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I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

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Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

 

A Great Adventure: Cat’s Angel Message for November 12, 2019

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A Great Adventure: Cat’s Angel Message for November 12, 2019

November’s Theme:  Positive opens and draws, Negative closes and blocks. Stay focused on what you want and not what you fear.


To the young child, all life is a great adventure – when did we grow so dull and brittle. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie


1112:  The Universe is speaking to us today through repetitive thoughts, ideas, and visuals. Use these clues to improve yourself or if you feel trapped by old habits. There comes a time when we must let go of the things that no longer serve us. (habits, beliefs, things, feelings, relationships, etc.) Hanging on to the old effectively blocks our path so in order to move forward we need the room that letting go provides. Remember that baby steps are the key to making successful changes. Each step in itself is important so don’t be too eager and rush ahead as you might miss out on something amazing. Start your day by affirming that you are eager to move forward and then open yourself to receive the messages the Universe has to share.


Work with the Divine Source (Universe, God, Goddess ) to strengthen this important connection. Start by grounding, clearing and centering. This helps to open the channels and chakras. Archangel Uriel teaches us how to access our creative database. he reminds us that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to use a non-conventional approach. He gives us the essential information that we need when we need it. This assists us during the manifestation process by enhancing our problem solving skills so that we can make the decisions that are best for our current situations.

The Ascended Master Jesus helps us with all areas of faith and teaches us that true miracles often come in small packages. He also provides a clear and direct line of communication to the Divine as well as teaching us how to open up to receive divine information.

The Hindu Goddess Kali is a dark mother and goddess of death. Each time we let go of something that no longer serves us we are in truth embracing a “little death” and fear often accompanies the letting go process. One of Kali’s greatest lessons is through our worst fears lies the freedom we gain in conquering them. She says: “Dreams must be created with focus and intent. I will help you to embrace the courage and motivation that you need to see things through to a successful conclusion.”


Our Sacred Stones for today include:

Aquamarine balance’s emotions that can become frayed during the changes that new cycles create. It helps us to move forward and navigate the ebb and flow of life. This stone also shields the aura, aligns the chakras and promotes communication from the higher realms.

Beryl teaches us how to fulfill our true potential. It helps us to see both sides of a situation, opportunity or problem and promotes strategic planning so that we can use it to our best advantage.

Green Calcite also helps to create harmony which allows us to dissolve rigid beliefs and outdated programming. It promotes mental balance, aids in communication and gently helps us to let go of the things that no longer serve us which helps us to draw the good things into our lives that encourage growth.


Bright blessings for a magickal day!


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