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When the universe talks to you.

“The Universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, look around, and believe in something else, something more.” _ Nancy Thayer

This life… What a mystery!

There are certain things that you can never forget… and the story I’m about to tell you is simply one of the greatest series of small weird events that I will forever treasure in my heart.

It’s really crazy if you stop to think that our very memories are what give us the definition of time itself. By bringing them up in our minds, we can relive them and bring them to our present moment.

We were in love in paradise, haha. The Philippines! To be more precise, we were in Donsol Bay.. a very remote part of Manila where technology hasn’t quite picked up the pace yet.. We went there in the hope of adventure and some whale sharks!

On one hand it is great not to have internet, no working Wi-Fi.. It’s almost as if the rest of the world doesn’t exist, but that I won’t simply account to lack of internet. When me and my loved one are together it’s almost like we are swallowed by this big bubble and the rest of the world disappears and our movie starts playing…

And oh boy! What a movie that is.

I can honestly tell you, life can be anything but boring when we are together… Even when I’m bored he starts immediately teasing me with the repetitive and constant saying: Baby are you bored, are you bored, are you bored are you bored… almost like a song he made up. And immediately the boredom disappears.

Oh Nicky, God was in a veeery great mood when he created you!

On this particular day, we had an important task… We needed to pay our hotel bill, and you would guess the good folks of Donsol would take cards… but no…  They were only accepting cash…

We were trying to figure out where to go so we could get cash from a cash point, but things were not so straight forward in Donsol Bay…

So we decided to figure it out, where and how to sort this payment situation, while all we wanted to do was enjoy our holiday and not have to worry about chasing this money.

Our first attempt was to find good working Wi-Fi… because we wanted to book our flights to Nepal which were going up every day, but for some reason the Wi-Fi in our hotel wasn’t good enough. We were recommended to try an air b and b in town that apparently had a good Wi-Fi connection.

We got in the car… Nicky siting behind the wheel. He gave me that look, with his big blue eyes, raising his eyebrows and putting up a smile without showing his teeth, as if he is about to deliver some secret message and boom, he pushes in this CD which has the craziest instrumental song, as if we are boarding a space ship and then he says: Welcome To Planet Earth!

I laughed, it was like… okay, let’s see what kind of adventures this day will bring us. The music kept on playing while I looked out the windows admiring the leaves on the trees… The different shades of green and the beautiful sunshine passing through them…

Earlier that morning, the first thing we did was to jump out of our bedroom’s balcony and jump in the water for a swim. Kissing, hugging, making love. Surrounded by coconut trees… What a way to live life, just writing about this now I get goose bumps and tears in my eyes, and this wave of love and excitement runs throughout my body.

But back to the car… Chasing this little place, looking for the air b and b and the good Wi-Fi… This experience wasn’t quite as glamorous. We found the place, knocked on the door, and this lovely lady came out to let us in with a smile on her face.

We walked in her house asking about the Wi-Fi and said it was well recommended, and if she could help us… but it didn’t look like the universe was on our side… or so we thought.

After half an hour trying and failing, we asked what options would be available for us to get cash and we started to get a little agitated. It’s funny how some things we are used to in Europe can get under our skin when in a faraway country. No working Wi-Fi… That was a no go for Nepal, or further bookings which we needed for the next step of our trip, so we then decided to focus on the next big task, which was paying our hotel bill with no working cash place in Donsol, no banks open as it was the weekend… The next step was to drive to the nearby small town.

We were both a little irritated, this time Nicky was a little more sensitive to the situation. I was trying to keep cool and calm, but of course the stress created a little arguing. We were both determined to solve the payment issue and we both wanted to solve it in our own ways. We wanted to get cash out to pay the hotel but somehow I ended up getting out of the car and he drove away. Damn, we hate arguing but yet we play this role… I was angry and wanted to walk back to the hotel and figure other options out… Nicky wanted to drive to the next town… only to remember we needed both of us to take cash out and I didn’t give him my card, plus I was kind of lost not knowing which way to walk… shame on me… I should have tried to talk things through instead of storming off… Shame on him, he should haven’t left without me… haha, I was also thinking he didn’t know where he was driving to… Because our phones’ internet wasn’t really working either, so Google maps was always going off.

The great thing is that the mobile phone carrier for calls was working, so I called him and said, “Mmm. You need to take my card with you… Can you please pick me up?” He came back, I got in the car, and we started driving.

 “Towards the next town”… Nicky thought we were heading back to the hotel, apparently our sense of direction isn’t the best….

We were both quite angry at the situation and at each other, but after getting in the car we put some very serious faces on and out of nowhere we both cracked up laughing. And somehow it became easier to look at this whole movie and to even enjoy its discomfort…

It’s funny how sometimes this happens. We might be mad and angry, but something just shifts… and the bad vibe between us is broken. Who is controlling this? How does this happen? Because in other moments, no matter how much we try we can be stuck in the bad vibe and working against each other. The truth is, no matter how much our egos are strong and stubborn, deep down in our hearts all we really want is to stay in love and connected and it’s much more fun to laugh and work as a team…

So what is in control? How does this all work? Does anyone know? I’m super far from figuring it out.

But back to our day…

Anyway… We then started to drive on this tiny road that was under construction. Only one lane was working… we were halfway up the lane when cars started to come down, making us go back…

It was quite ridiculous… It was almost as if the universe was pushing us back… And of course we were still laughing but also angry with the adversity and weirdness of the situation. Thank God Nicky is a great driver… he managed to reverse all the way back down the hill, to let all the trucks, cars, and motorbikes come down.  We waited for all the traffic and managed to drive back up, so finally we could continue our journey to the next town.

– What is this good for? Nicky asked God out loud.

We have this thing… the both of us talk to God out loud in front of each other. It did look like a great charade, a big joke from the universe.

We kept on going to finally arrive at this little town and to find out the cash point was not working at all, so we really had no option but to stay longer or try another day. We didn’t want to be in a car driving around, we wanted to be at the beach, swimming with the fishes and enjoying ourselves, but we were doing all these boring trivial things and everything was so freaking difficult.

The good thing was the little town had a supermarket, and for a miracle they accepted cards, so we thought we would buy all kinds of snacks to cheer ourselves up, plus we had no extra cash to pay for stuff in our hotel or the restaurant (which btw didn’t take cards).

So, like two little kids we started getting all the things we wanted to stuff our faces with. We went to the cashier to pay. All the shopping was placed in the paper bag and Nicky grabbed it while I finished paying.

Now the movie gets funnier. As he is walking out, the whole bag breaks and all our shopping is literally all over the street right in front of the supermarket… and what is even funnier is the fact that Nicky decided just to keep on walking forward without even looking back, rising his hands up as if to say ‘I give up’,  (yet he just left and didn’t even look back).

I really wish there was a camera filming this… everyone was looking at him and at me. I also raised my hands and said yeah this just happened! And I cracked up laughing. The packing guy in the store helped me put the stuff back into a new bag while Nicky walked back shaking his head, signalling to me that something is definitely out of order.

We made our way back to the car… and on the way there was this little game house which was an internet place! So I said: Yes! Babe, they gotta have Wi-Fi here… let’s ask…

Once again, where is a film maker when you need them?

First of all, let me give you some context…

Nicky Brouwer is a tall handsome man. Okay I don’t wanna get carried away on compliments, but the guy is hot… and very blond. I already mentioned the blue eyes, right!?  He is standing out in this little town in the middle of nowhere in the Philippines, and the fact he is very “white” is already enough to call all eyes to turn attention towards him, or to identify him as a walking cash machine (yep that happens in Asia).

I’m Brazilian… Funny enough… my olive skin and mixed European background, with a hint of indigenous tribe, gives me a kind of look of  “I could be from anywhere”, so most countries I travel to, especially in Asia,  have a question mark on their faces that asks is this girl from here? And what is she doing with this white guy?  Plus… I’m not that bad looking either…

So let’s just say there were a loooot of eyes looking at us…

So… there we were, going into this tiny internet café made out of wood, full of guys playing video games on old looking computers… We walk in and everyone starts staring. We stopped at the counter and I asked the lady: Do you have Wi-Fi?

She didn’t move… In fact she did not even blink. To be more precise she didn’t even looked at us. She was looking up at some screen so I asked again… again no reaction. I immediately started laughing. This was just too funny. Nothing was working out. Everything was weird.

And finally, after a few more seconds of awkwardness, she looked towards us and said no it’s not working… 

At this point I just relaxed and completely let go of trying to get cash, Wi-Fi, or any easy outcome…

We left the internet cafe (that had no internet), got in the car, and stared heading to our hotel.

I remember asking each other what is going on?

And as we are trying to leave, again on another tiny road (there are many tiny roads in Donsol), a car simply drives towards us.. Now things are getting totally out of control. The car was quite posh, completely black, including the windows… we could not see anything inside of it… no driver… no passengers… Nicky looked at me and said: I’m not going back… I’m gonna get out the car and talk to them.

I tell you, I was a little afraid. For all I knew it could be the Philipino mafia (if there was one, they would drive that kinda car).

I tried to ask him to stay in the car, but I was also intrigued to know who the hell was in there. They didn’t move, didn’t put the window down… It was super weird…

Nicky said he would offer them money to go back… I asked him not to… first of all, we didn’t even have enough cash to pay our hotel bill, hahaha.

But I tell you what, this scene is stuck in my memory. Nicky right next to this car with our shared wallet (the wallet we bought for our couple’s traveling money, which is pink and full of owls, with huge eyes).

Now picture this… he is out, next to this car, holding this wallet, full of owls on it, looking at a black car with black windows. We can’t see any passengers… he looks at me and at the car… nothing happens. He is about to open his mouth to say something, and then the car simply backs away.

Nicky gets back in the driver’s seat… and we drive away.

To this day, we still wonder… who the hell was driving this car?

Was it a man? A woman? Were there more people inside?

Why they didn’t say a word or open the windows?

What a strange day, full of strange situations. Who was in the car?

But when we look back at this story, we look at each other and say it was God driving that car.

Just playing with us. Showing us how this life can be so unpredictable, that things are always happening in all sorts of ways.

Sometimes we are clearly creating our movie, attracting some situations, and at other times everything is so random and unpredictable.

The universe is in constant motion. Things are always changing, emotions, situations…

Sometimes everything is flowing so well. We feel in alignment with it, with our thoughts, with the very air we breathe. It all feels like one.

But at some points things are really stuck and everything is hard… And we might feel lost…

And like in this story everything went wrong, but it became such a great funny story that we love to look back at it and it makes our travels more special and rich.

We went through a lot, me and Nicky… we had so many adventures.

And I just wonder what God would have told us if it was him driving the car. If he/she had turned the window down, what would be the words?

I would like to think the words would be “Enjoy your movie, one day you will be back here in the cosmic soup of creation and it will all be a dream… a memory… but for now, go and enjoy each other and explore this world.”

And my heart can only sigh with love and appreciation for sharing this movie with my best friend, my lover, my adventure partner …

Thank you God, for creating this opportunity to experience all this <3

Thanks for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina

Spiritual Documentary: ATOM – The Illusion Of Reality

The first episode can be watched here.

The second episode can be watched here.

The final part of Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s documentary series about the basic building block of our universe, the atom. He explores how studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself, discovers how there might be parallel universes in which different versions of us exist and finds out that ’empty’ space isn’t empty at all. Al-Khalili shows how the world we think we know turns out to be a tiny sliver of an infinitely weirder universe than which we could have conceived. (Excerpt from main website)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=765lakXrAuw

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Spiritual Documentary: ATOM – The Key To The Cosmos

The first episode can be watched here.

The second in Professor Jim Al-Khalili’s three-part documentary about the basic building block of our universe, the atom. He shows how, in our quest to understand the tiny atom, we unravelled the mystery of how the universe was created – a story with dramatic twists and turns, taking in world-changing discoveries like radioactivity, the atom bomb and the Big Bang, as the greatest brains of the 20th century competed to answer the biggest questions of all. (Excerpt from main website)

The third and final episode of this documentary series will be uploaded on “The Power Within Us” on the 6th of June.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Spiritual Documentary: ATOM – The Clash Of The Titans

 “The atoms that make up my body are identical to the atoms in the rocks, the trees, the air, even the stars, and yet they come together to create a conscious being who can ask the question: ‘what is an atom?’ Explaining all that is surely the next great challenge in science.”

The discovery that everything is made from atoms has been referred to as the greatest scientific breakthrough in history. As scientists delved deep into the atom, they unravelled nature’s most shocking secrets and abandoned traditional beliefs, leading to a whole new science which still underpins modern physics, chemistry and biology, and maybe even life itself. Nuclear physicist Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of this discovery and the brilliant minds behind the breakthrough. (Excerpt from main website)

” The Clash Of The Titans” is the first part of this documentary series. The second and the third final part of it will be uploaded on “The Power Within Us” soon.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Spiritual Documentary: The Illuminated Chakras

“Generated from the heart of divine spirit, condensing into manifestation, the one in the many – father sky and mother earth. Between them, the seven layers of manifestation form a rainbow bridge connecting earth and heaven, the stepping stones for matter to spirit, connecting through our bodies as we connect to each other and to the endless web of life, ever awakening into consciousness.” – excerpt from the video

” THE ILLUMINATED CHAKRAS documentary makes it possible to see and experience the subtle energy that until now has only been described. This thrilling visionary voyage takes you on a multi-sensory journey into the transformational beauty of the inner world. Follow the path of Kundalini-Shakti, the mystical serpent, who drives the vital force that awakens consciousness within each chakra. Journey from base to crown in this fantastic sound and light extravaganza, and experience the elemental reality of each chakra, as earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, and transcendent consciousness. “

Please visit the official website for more information:
http://www.sacredcenters.com

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Full Documentary: Quantum Physics And Reality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhHUVJrvCWM

By watching this quantum science video documentary, you can learn about quantum physics, quantum reality, quantum consciousness, quantum physics and spirituality, quantum physics consciousness, etc.

This documentary will help you see things from a different angle. The quantum physics field is a vast one and we are only beginning to grasp it, but in this documentary you can listen to inspiring discussions and ideas about quantum physics experiements and theories.
Click Here if you would like to watch more education videos and documentary about space time, theory of relativity, parallel universe, quantum theory, quantum mechanics etc.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

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Energy Update – The Transformation Wave

Greetings!

As we moved through the 12/19 portal, unconscious acts we’ve been engaging in sometimes all our life have become more apparent, as well as aspects of ourselves that we might have ignored and denied through dualistic judgement. The unconscious acts are becoming more apparent in order to be transcended and released from our field. There are many ramifications as the mind can create a really complex structure of dysfunctional patterns as a result of the outer environment. Many times these patterns are unique to the individual and only the individual holds the key to breaking those patterns by cutting the root of it,  and integrate heart-centered new ways of being and doing.

This goes hand in hand with the aspects of ourselves I mentioned above that make up the “shadow self.”

Through this process, it’s important to understand that it’s okay  to feel whatever emotion you are feeling in the moment. May it be sadness, grief, anger, fear, it’s also okay to feel just fine as well. Whatever we are experiencing at this point, it’s important to just allow the experience, fully allow ourselves to feel, fully surrender.

So what are you feeling now? Focus on the heart area. Is there something that’s been supressed ? Is it something you’re resisting the feeling, the experience of it ? Ignoring it won’t make it go away. We can put it aside, but it’s still there and it’s weighing us down. The only way up is through. You’re not doing anything wrong, there are simply many layers of the old that need to be transcended. A conscious choice to do that. Again, it’s also alright to feel alright. What makes this transformation process challenging is the resistance to it. By ignoring and denying the “shadow self,” we are resisting. Because of that, the shadow self might become more highlighted (no pun intended) during these times in order to be acknowledged, known for what it is, merged in our unified field consciously and inevitably transformed through our awareness.

But many times these transformation “waves” might feel quite uncomfortable, especially in the moments we’re in now. We’re deepening this huge transformation process we’ve been doing for years now collectively. We clearly chose Christmas time for this major transformation wave, as we can lift our Spirit faster during this period.
Simultaneously, work with your preferred transformation tools. Highly recommended is the Violet Flame. Its energy signature is purifying and freeing, it’s gentle and raw and its alchemical properties can help us move forward with ease. But there are plenty other ways we can do that. Sometimes one breath is all we need. Try not to judge these purging moment, try to honour them instead. Without purging, there would be no growth and expansion. And there is so much beauty in it.

With all that being said, we are now getting ready for a completion of that which we’ve worked on this year, not as in something ending, but in the sense of finishing a chapter and starting a brand new one.

Most important is to go into 2016 with no limitations. Throughout 2015 we’ve been been breaking limitations, we’ve seen glimpses of our infinite potential and the universal unlimitedness. I see 2015 as a training ground, a warm up. Now this new year we’re going to expand and discover more of our cosmic nature. The purging that we’re experiencing these days and the downloads and upgrades that come after it are facilitating that. We are going to embody our essence in ways that we have not done before and through this embodiment we’re opening up to and creating experiences that are more aligned with the Soul. So, let the adventure begin! Or continue, for that matter.

The end of this month is also a fertile window , a good time to plant the seeds for the new year. Get in touch with the heart, know what you really want for yourself in the next year and go for it. You can get practical and start writing down. This way you let the universe know what you want and it will respond. It is a way to align with a certain vibration and frequency consciously.

At the same time, have no expectations. As cliche as it sounds, it is very important to not place our focus on how those seeds will blossom, where or when. Just take it moment by moment and be present. Life has its way of working in divine timing and how it’s best for us. We only have to allow it to.

Happy Solstice!

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Guided Meditation: Journey To Higher Self

Enjoy a journey within to connect with your Higher Power or Inner Wisdom. The Higher Self is you, it’s the higher aspect of you. It doesn’t mean your higher self is better than you or “higher” in terms of hierarchy, “higher” in terms of vibration and frequency. It resides on a higher dimension, on the ethereal plane.
All content provided by Suzanne Robichaud of North Vancouver Hypnotherapy is based on traditional practice currently in use and is complimentary to any other medical or holistic treatment. None of the content is intended to offer medical or health related advise and the content is not to be used as a substitute for qualified medical advise.

Thank you for reading and watching,

Love and Light,

Eddie

Full Interview: Lakiba Pittman And The Art Of Compassion

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”―Dalai Lama

I often ask myself why we are here; practising spirituality, learning about things that aren’t so easily explainable and it often confuses me. If we are spiritual beings, maybe we are here to experience something else. In my way of seeing, as spirit beings we might be here to learn about something else. Perhaps we are here to learn how to be human. And to understand what being human is.  I truly believe this gets distorted and even the term humanity can be misunderstood. 

hu·man:
of, relating to, or characteristic of people or human beings.

hu·mane:
having or showing compassion or benevolence.

To learn how to be human might be related to how we connect and  learn what our true nature is while being physically contained in a body, whilst being so emotional and, at times, so fragile. But who can teach humanity that our natural state is actually harmony? How can we be guided into such a state of equilibrium, of love and compassion?  For sure, Lakiba Pitman is doing her job when it comes to this.

Lakiba Pittman is one of those super humans, teaching others how to be their best self.  She is a multi-talented artist, writer, poet and teacher. Her gifts are many, but whilst interviewing her what really came to mind (and heart) was how her dedication to helping others discover the compassionate side of themselves can really inspire and make positive changes in our society.

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Lakiba Pittman

Sometimes we truly forget what makes us so similar. Whilst interviewing Lakiba, talking about her journey and line of work, we also talked about how simple and easy it is to touch someone’s heart.  Because it doesn’t take much,  we are truly connected, deep down we care so much for each other that we have been told to hide it, put the mask on, pretend we are cold hearted. Because our vulnerability and fragility, the very things that make us so precious and alive, are not valued in our society.

In her interview, you can watch how simple gestures can change someone’s life, how cultivating compassion and coming from a place of love and understanding can truly make us feel alive and more humane.

Here is the interview for you to watch:

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqtf2wk_fiY

Acting from compassion is easier said than done, or at least this is an excuse some like to use. The truth is we are compassionate by nature. Unnaturally, we are raised in a society that makes us forget that, unnatural because we know in our hearts what makes us feel good and what makes us fulfilled, and acting with kindness and compassion never made anyone say ” Oh dear, I think I was too kind!”. Being giving and caring is our true nature, not the opposite. When we are angry, unkind and disrespectful towards others it hurts us, we punish ourselves for our behaviour, and we pay the price with suffering and heartache.

Once we understand, and start practising and living in a more compassionate way, our lives become so much easier. It starts making sense because we start living in the way we are meant to. Connected through our humanity.

Lakiba has also written an amazing book to help remind us of our true essence. In this video, you can learn more about the book and her inspiration for it.

Here is a link to Lakiba’s book, Bread Crumbs From The Soul– Finding your way back home  ,feature underneath you can …

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Bread Crumbs From the Soul

To get in touch with Lakiba and enroll to one of her amazing courses please  email her on lakiba@sbcglobal.net . There are 2 coming up on January and February 2016. We will be sharing details and dates soon. Please note Lakiba Pittman is fully certified as a Compassion Training (CCT) Instructor by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Reasearch and Education , Stanford University.

The world we live in will not change itself, to live in a world more harmonic more loving the first step comes from ourselves . Start the change within choosing love and compassion as a way of being.

Thanks for Reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos

 

Full Interview: Stephanie Marian – The Truth Is Always Simple

Stephanie Marian counsels, writes, talks, mentors and dedicates her life to assisting others transform fear into love and limitedness into freedom. She facilitates their consciousness expansion, their growth and so much more. She truly helps others change their lives.

As she says:

” Fear and love are the same thing, the difference between water and ice. Just as a setback is a necessary part of growth, not taking us back in any real sense but rather retreating in the familiar to again renew our desire to go forward, to consolidate and assimilate, to often, galvanise. We see things this way, in terms of setbacks or progress because we apply them to a linear framework, as in time. We need to understand, we are not limited by time, that is a creation of the mind, a particularly human construct.

There is only energy, it creates movement or the block thereof (fear) creates a stage play, in which we have the lead role and every role – exploring through our senses, limitation. We are all, have all been playwrights and players in this play, return to it to deepen our experience from ‘time to time.’ These ‘fear dramas’ feel like setbacks. ‘Setbacks’ are also, very creative. We are creating the essence required for change, building in intensity in order to expand, move so called, forward. “

Some of the topics discussed in this interview are:

  • Her ability(which everybody possesses) is to feel emotions and thoughts as energy. Fear in it’s many forms is dense, like rocks in a river. Love and the things that come from it is light, it’s growth – unlimited. One creates contraction, the other expansion.
  • Whatever we hold onto, wherever we put our focus, we are creating. We are creation, as is everything.
  • One of her favourite quotes is: ” We are not a drop (of water) in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a single drop.” – Rumi
  • Energy, in thought, emotion or deed, attracts, draws to it the same. Jealousy for example in one, will often mirror insecurity, self loathing in another. Like attracts like. It’s an energetic loop and the only remedy is love, it’s always love. The big revelation is that it’s not anyone else’s love we need, but profoundly, all is eased by self-love; eased, lifted, expanded and fundamentally, freed. The truth is always simple, as she likes to say.
  • We look for complicated answers and complex formulas, distracting diversions of the mind but it’s beautifully simple. At the root of every dis-ease, imbalance, fear, issue and problem is a lack of, a cry for more self-love.
  • She understood through a revelatory moment some years ago that we are all connected, we are connected to All. For each person that she can help, she’s a mirror as she is able to show them what they’re trying to tell themselves, what holds them back, to guide them home to themselves. This also frees her, frees us all.
  • It’s freedom that excites her and fuels her fire.

The following interview from the Universal Connection Radio, is hosted by Roxanne L Sartori who had Stephanie Marian as a guest. Enjoy:

Click Here To Watch The Interview

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Thank you for reading and wacthing,

Love and Light,

Eddie 

Source: Universal Connection Radio

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