Lifestyle Guide : "MasterKeys"


Planting the Seed of Imagination- Week 9

Planting the seeds of imagination is critical to manifesting our Dharma.

Without a clear mental picture, we are leaving our creative mind to drifting with no clear direction.  The sit for week 9 helps us focus on building up mastery of using our imagination.

It is really interesting to be the observer and to go back and see where I was and how far I have come on this journey to my future self.  This week I am including my blog for week 9 from 2 years ago.  The exercise to plant and grow a flower within our minds eye during our sits is one of my favorite sits throughout the course.  It amazes me how much I learned from this exercise the first time through the course.  I hope you enjoy reading about it and would love to hear how your experience with this exercise was as well.

Week#9- Visualization is a Product of the Imagination

Red Sunflower

This weeks sit exercise is to visualize a plant, a sunflower for instance, and bring it from the unseen into the seen.

Visualization is the mechanism of the attachment which you require.  Visualization is a very different process from seeing; seeing is physical, and it is therefore related to the objective world, the “world without,” but Visualization is a product of the imagination, and is therefore a product of the subjective mind, the “world within.”  It therefore possess vitality; it will grow.  The thing visualized will manifest itself in form.  The mechanism is perfect; it was created by the Master Architect who “doeth all things well.’  Master Key 9:15

I really like this exercise as it lets me think of warm spring days with the sun beaming down and gentle breezes blowing.  I could feel the warm soft dirt on my hands as I planted the seed and smell the earth.  It was very vivid to me.  I plant a garden every year and I could relate to the exercise very easily.

I decided to visualize my spirit as the seed I was planting. I dug a hole in the dirt and placed my seed in the fertile soil and covered the seed of me with dirt.  I saw the water that was soaking into the dirt around me as nourishment, the master keys.  As the outer layers of the seed coat softened and let in the water, I realized it was the cement from my cement Buddha falling away and letting in the concepts to nourish my subconscious.  The water was these concepts and as the seed filled with the good thoughts it swelled and sprouted my roots and stem.  The roots were my subconscious lengthening and reaching for more, going to work to help grow this seed into the wonderful flower it was destined to be.

As I took in more water, my stem finally burst through the soil into the bright, warm sunlight, the Master Creator.  He was looking down on me and radiating his love onto me.  I was being fed from below the ground by the water and above from the Master Creator.  I continued to stretch toward the sun, growing my first sets of leaves and climbing ever closer to my destination.  I could feel the sun soaking into every cell of me and nourishing me as well as the water rising through my stem to reinforce the nourishment.  I kept climbing and developing.  Now I have many branches with leaves and buds are beginning to form.  My roots dig deeper and my foundation is firmly set in the ground.  Soon the buds begin to increase in size and the blossom burst forth in all its glory.  The sunflower, my spirit, has made its appearance in the world and I look on the Master Creator for the first time.  For the rest of my days, my gaze stays steadfast on the Master Creator, following His perfect plan for me.  I can feel the energy flow through me from the Creator to my roots.  I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

sunflower poem

This was a very powerful visualization or me.  It made Master Key 9:33 alive for me

When you are enabled to make your vision clear and complete you will be enabled to enter into the spirit of the thing.

I truly could feel my spirit in the seed and feel the energy flow through me as that seed grew into the sunflower.

Embrace these exercises and let your mind go to work for you.

Destroying Battleships Again… Tearing Them Down Piece by Piece- Week 8

Destroying Battleships Again… Tearing Them Down Piece by Piece.  One of both Don's and my favorite exercises is the battleship exercise.  From this exercise we have discovered the tools to take any goal and tear them down to the basic elements necessary  to build that desire. It is great to look back at what we discovered the first time we were assigned these exercises.  Here is Don's blog from 2 years ago.  We hope you find insight form it.

MKMMA – Week 8 – I see Plans within plans – The sleeper Awakens!

dune-quotes-understood-process-first-law-of-mentatI've been destroying battleships again… tearing them down piece by piece.  Ripping into the heart of them in an attempt to understand what made them… In the end I discover this grey, unyielding behemoth is nothing but cold lifeless assemblies…

built by the minds and dreams of others

Built for the purposes of yet others behind the scenes

to protect or destroy according to the will of others.

I've been destroying battleships for days now – I am getting better at it, finding the nooks and crannies as yet intact – peeling them open and gazing inside to find the plans and dreams of others have hidden there too.

Up until today it was just a ship.

Until today it was ‘just an excercise' – a plaything of the mind that might provide insight – though remaining simply one more chore to complete…

DD450-1-A Constructing the Battleship Today I realized something.  As I mentally lifted pieces apart and set them aside I began to realize – if I really wanted to take my DMP and make it real – I had to take a cue from this process.  I had to admit that amazingly stupendous things can and ARE built from the dreams and imaginations of great minds.  Though more often than we realize, until we've torn that hatchway open enough times, they are built by people who have no knowledge – no thought – given towards building their dreams.  Having never known of, much less journeyed through, a course like the Master Key Master Mind Alliance – these people spend hours, weeks, years, and sometimes their very lives, building what amounts to the results of other people's dreams.

So here I am tearing apart another battleship – and it hits me.  It's me. Each layer of the hull that comes off reveals a little more of myself – not just the un-populated galley-ways of an emotionless hunk of metal, but the empty and unfulfilled dreams that used to enjoy frolicking in an unlimited imagination – and are slowly uncovered (dead? perhaps not yet?) buried here in me.

article-2336822-1A2DD175000005DC-951_634x478Now I'm pissed – shredding into the wiring that makes this machine function without care – following the cable trays and race ways of miles, and miles, (and years…and years) of wires laid down in pursuit of building someone else's dream.  How can this be. Why was such a thing constructed – to what (whose?) benefit have its pieces been accumulated – thrust together by my unknowing effort and the expense of time – of life (my life!) in its doing.

The pile of mangled steel and tangled wire is building around me in my mind.pile_of_scrap_metal_with_crane_11fh1519rf

As I dismantle this thing, walking around it, grabbing the next piece with realization of it alien-ness to the vibration underneath.  I begin to notice that it's not all gray, lifeless, otherness.  There is an energy within – perhaps the coal-fired furnaces that power it.  I lift off yet more pieces – eager now to get at that which makes this construct of other people's dreams tick… perhaps I can find out WHY.  Why was all this built around and within me – enveloping my dreams, usurping their proper place and ultimately making of me … someone else.

imagesI think therefore I CAN be what I will to be I am.  At first, as I peel back these final layers, it is merely a rhythm within the sound of my beating heart.  The excitement mounts, grasping this last layer – and that rhythm becomes more distinct: “I can be what I will to be.  I can be what I will to be… I CAN be what I will to be… I can be what I will to be.”  It's a thought we have been repeating over and over, part of our morning ritual..and it's purpose and power became very evident as I mentally shifted  -DO it NOW- a final shield out of place to reveal that white hot, pulsing (yet blindinly beautiful) power within.

Today I am reminded of the first thing we read when starting this course, this unbelievable journey of self-discovery:



As the tears well up, realizing that these dreams I have uncovered as I destroyed the old facade that was me are NOT lifeless, another piece clicks into place – another step on the journey has been irrevocably taken.  I decide today to be an observer of the plans and actions requested of me for purposes not my own.  I decide to gently, firmly, and with intent – plant these dreams in the newly tilled, fertile soil of my imagination – and care for them as they, as I, deserve.  Now that the knowledge is had it cannot be taken away from us. Now that we are aware of the wonderful things that CAN be built with our lives – I think it's time to take them back and build some wonderful things WE choose.

I choose to follow my dreams, to chase them down and, catching – achieving- manifesting them… to lift them up high and let the world see the amazing, wonderful, limitless ME that CAN BE all that I will to be.

Peace be the Journey people –  #BePhenomenalOrBeForgotten

Visualization- Finding Our True Selves- Week 6

Visualization of our true selves can be a challenge when we are not used to the exercise. One of the things we love about the Master Key Experience is that we are all on a journey to finding the truth of our heart and we form a common bond.  Through the masterminding and sharing of ideas we are able to help each other discover how to visualize and see our future selves.  Tracy, one of our tribe from this year, has shared some of her experience with her success of using visualization.  Things are really  starting to manifest for her.  Hopefully you will find some hope, strength , and encouragement by reading her post as well.  Please go to her post and like, comment , and share.


Love and Idealization

I love the direction my life is moving. For the last ten years I have been on a self discovery process after my relationship of 27 years with my husband died. I was 13 when I met him.

At the age of 40 I realized that I had no idea of who I was, what I wanted and had no sense of self. My previous life was all about my husband, my kids and my job at the phone company. I followed the rules, did what everyone suggested that I do. I was a good girl. When everything collapsed I was left attempting to pick up the pieces on my own with two teenage boys, a job that was pushing me out the door and low self esteem. After working several jobs and getting farther behind, I stepped into the world of  Entrepreneurship. I heard that it is a self development process with high compensation attached. There was a lot of resistance from my family and friends with my choice. I had a lot of work ahead of me to transition into the woman that I wanted to be. I have also heard that you attract who you are emotionally. Since I was a woman who liked to serve, I would find guys who needed a lot of help and it helped me determine that I was on the same emotional level. I decided to step back and work on myself. I have not been in a real relationship with a man for several years. My life was better as a single woman than adding a man who would not add value to my life. Of course I thought of the type of guy that I would like to have, I even wrote it on paper. A kindred spirit, someone who loves God, who wants to serve others, who has a great sense of humor, who was in business and understood what that was like, someone who is encouraging and supportive, who loves family, is stable financially and strong emotionally. I had a very long list. I had read the list to my  mom one time years ago. She said” I know who that is” I said” What and you have not introduced me” She laughed and said ” Yes it is Jesus Christ” Again it was a very long list.

Once again this process of idealization, visualization, earnest Desire will bring about Confident Expectation, and this in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand. I turn 50 next year. Life was not meant to be solo, even the animals in the ark came 2 by 2. One of my smart goals is to have a happy love life on or before 06/17. I received an email through an online dating sight from a man in the United States, I responded thanks for the email (always courteous) however I barely have time for a coffee with someone who is local. He responded that we was moving to Vancouver BC and that is why he is connecting with me. (Old blueprint, sure you are)  I decided to take a risk, and we have been communicating ever since. We have connected on so many levels. We talk and text  every day. He has all of the attributes that I am looking for and more. Our marriages were very similar and our life goals. He worked his business first and then had a family. I had a family and now focused on business. I have not been this excited in many years and he is flying to Vancouver this Monday. We have scheduled our first date. So grateful. Life will give you what you ask for, most of us do not ask for enough.


Sits, I Love My Sits and I am Possessive of Them-Week 5

Sits are an important exercise in the Master Key Experience.  It has been shown that all successful people take these sits daily and it is integral to their success.  Our guest blogger this week, Louise, tells us how she has come to love her sits and has become every possessive of the time.  
Please go to her blog , post comments, and share if you are moved to do so.


Week 5 – That place…of pleasant associations


I have shared about how much I love my SIT.  So much so, I have become very possessive of that time.

Here I am in Week 5 and Haanel tells me to ‘mentally select a place which has pleasant associations.’  And just like he writes, ‘ At first, you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun, except the ideal upon which you desire to concentrate.’  True,  I did think of many places BUT they all had ideal aspects.

There weren’t really MANY places, just a couple. The first one was from my childhood.  A room in which my imagination flourished.  I felt very safe and absolutely anything was possible.  Another place is a beautiful park over looking the Hood Canal with the Olympic Mountains in the background.  The last place is very similar but not a park setting.  This one is a scene that smacks you in the face as you follow a curve in the road heading northwest.  As soon as you come out of the turn, your breath escapes your body involuntarily when your eyes focus on the magnificent sight of mountains, water, rocky beach, hundreds of eagles, all framed in majestic evergreen trees.

Exactly my question!  How do I pick one place?  So I sat peacefully, selecting the pieces I wanted in my ‘place which has pleasant associations’, and it is being built.  Wow!  What a place, too!!!  I have felt it’s wonder all day!  Tomorrow the mental picture will get more detail and with every SIT become more complete.  The prize awaits.  For ‘all life and all power is from within’.

Each new discovery is like a gift.  I love presents, who doesn’t?  Truly, every day is a celebration with GIFTS!!!!

I can be what I will to be!!!

I always keep my promises.




In the Flow of Giving and Receiving- Week 4



In the flow of giving and receiving.  What does that mean? Giving is the same as receiving. For us as Master Guides for the Master Key experience, one of the aspects of being in the flow of giving and receiving is sharing our members blogs.

When we see a message we resonate with or that we feel other members would enjoy reading, we get the pleasure of sharing it.  We love giving them the spotlight for a week.

This week we are sharing Joanna McCallister Schutte's  week 4 blog post.  Give her some love and head on over there and like, share and comment on her post.


Week 4: may need new highlighter

Once again, this week I am blown away by all that I am reading & learning.  It is difficult for me to stop myself from highlighting almost every sentence when reading the “Master Keys.” I honestly will need a new highlighter before long!

How is it that I have never heard of this book before?! I can see how some of the ideas do skew to the “woo-woo” side, but based on scientific facts and research, he leads to very logical conclusions.  Ideas that make me think about things I never really have thought about before- such as what is “I.” It is not just my brain, but more spiritual, or as he says, the “world within.”

I am excited for the time when I “do not wear (themselves) out.” The concepts of having energy, good health, continuous positivity  and NOT wearing out has been beyond my reach until this class started. I frequently run in cycles of high energy, getting things done, then do the self-sabotage thing. I have not felt that I could maintain high levels of achievement.  I felt it required too much energy that I did not have.

Making a goals list hurt because I always failed before, so I got to the point where I did not make goals lists. What was the point when I was just going to fail?  “Modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it…we are forming the habit of failure.” (Hannel 4.12) Ouch- This was me.  I never made lists, I was very reluctant to start something new because I am a “perfectionist” and I don’t like failure, I hated having a goals list because I never accomplished it anyway.

Now, shew-wee, now things are different. I have hope. I am already seeing some small changes. The “Do it now” has probably helped the most with my procrastination problem. I am doing my best to remind myself that I am achieving my small service tasks, but I am still scared. The “big ones” scare me, I have failed so many times before, I hate failure. It sometimes hurts for me to read these new services this week, I get a pit in my “gut” and it is hard for me to imagine my success when I am remembering past failures.

Speaking out loud helps so much! My voice is louder than the whispers of doubts in my mind. I want to do my best because when else will this be easier? When else will I have the chance to have a new start?

I have to remember that every day can be my new start, built upon a foundation of the achievements of the day before. I am slowly building the foundation of success, and I can only go upwards from here.

1 Splat! Here We Go Again, Master Key Basics – Week 3

We thought "It's the Basics" but...

It was one of those times... again...

Have you ever had one of those times where you feel like you've completely forgotten the basics, something you knew you had down pat?  Like getting on a bicycle after a decade and not understanding how the pedals worked...or turning left when you meant to turn right.

Forgetting the basics?!?!

We are on our third trip through the Master Key course - and this week has been a very interesting challenge. 

The first year we were members, and let me tell you it was EXACTLY like learning to ride a bicycle...  Get a push from the Staff - wrap your mind around the basics of a Master Key reading for the week... we start thinking "This is Amazing! We have GOT this! Here we go!"


The ego is bruised, a little bit of pride is scraped of - and it hurts! BUT - Get up, and do it again!


We kept at it - getting up and doing the basics over and over until it became easy to do.  And then it became a pleasure to do ... and THAT is when the magic happened and the things we were learning became Habit!

Best way to predict the future is to create it.

We had so many dramatic changes in so many aspects of our lives that the next year - just last year!! - we became Certified Guides in order to help others step up and take control of their own lives.

You'd think it would be easy to step from learning how to teaching how...but NO!

That's not how the Staff behind the Master Key Experience makes the phenomenon happen...

We don't GET to tell people how - that's :

"The Guru Way"

It's crap- it doesn't work.

And it's not intended to EVER work...

...because then you don't need their "stuff" anymore...​

The Master Key Experience - is different

It's simple.    It's easy to grasp.    It's step-by-step...

And it WORKS.

The future belongs to the Curious

That year we were taught the basics of how to truly Guide people in developing the thoughts and establishing the habits - that allow each individual to design their lives and finally be successful in achieving their Dharma!

And... here we go again!

Get a push from the Staff - wrap your mind around new skills related to the Master Keys... we start thinking "Oh my goodness, last year was training wheels basics compared to this! Here we GO!"


The ego is bruised, a little bit of pride is scraped of - and it hurts! BUT - Get up, and do it again!


Feels familiar....same Master Keys right? Same daily disciplines...c'mon it's the basics all over again...

And it was, but it was "night-and-day" different at the same time.  This time - we brought fifteen other people with us!! We had the honor and responsibility of Guiding our own Tribe of people through the course.

And BOOM there they were again... Changes that would seem un-believable in any other circumstance, have become expected in terms of this course.

What would you do at this point??! How can it get any better than this....​

Open your eyes...Set your Sails

This year we chose to become Master Guides and help train the Guides! Take it to the next level!

We have again committed to going through the course to re-open our eyes to the basics that the members go through - and reset our sails again by re-writing our DMPs as if we were new members.

And here's where that feeling of complete forgetfulness comes into play.

It was one of those times... again...

The most magical and effective skills we learn is what we affectionately call

The Sit

And here's where the most obvious challenges became obvious this year...

It totally felt like turning left to go right... going backwards in the sitting exercises. We know what's ahead and crave the "Ninja Sits" we had become comfortable with.  

However, the basics of thought control are essential to keeping the world within in Harmony with the Universal, so we do the sits as instructed. And that's where we SWEAR the 'handle bars' we've used to drive our lives with are working opposite of what they 'should be' doing...

Ninja Sits

The last 2 days, some interesting effects have occurred during our sits. As Haanel states, we won't be able to do it - sit without thinking!! - for more than a few moments at a time. Seriously - how hard can it possibly be right? We've become near Ninja-like in getting our Subconscious to manifest our can THIS be difficult.

At first - it's impossible....​

When in those moments of No Thought & True Relaxation, we began to feel an exhilarating energy pop into existence.. It was amazing, yet broke concentration -- and a flood of thoughts raced through our minds :

The words you choose determine your destiny

"Oh my, that's the unlimited energy of the infinite."

"What is Subby up to?!?"

"This is cool!!"

"I want to tap into that energy!"

At those moments you have to reign your thoughts in, and try to get back to basics with no thoughts. You achieve it ... feel the energy again.


The ego is bruised, a little bit of pride is scraped off - and it hurts! BUT - Get up, and do it again!

Ah, still need to work on Mastering this exercise - SO excited to tap into that energy and put it to work on my Dharma.


Woo your subconscious – Carpe Diem! Week 2

Yesterday I saw a meme running around Facebook that was from Dead Poet's Society. I shared it not only for the wise quote from the movie, but also because I respect the talent and work of Robin Williams. Dead Poet's Society is one of my favorite movies.

This morning, I awoke with one of those 'aha​' moments.  Leaping out of bed I stated, "i have our blog post!" My brain in its most lucid state had linked that meme to our work on helping members revise their DMP's into a powerful tool to obtain their dharma.

Over the years we have seen so many cases of people living lives of quiet much so that even when they are encouraged to write out their greatest dreams - a Definite Major PURPOSE for being alive on this planet... they go with the safe and mundane.

As stated in the Dead Poets Society...
Carpe Diem,
​Seize the Day.

Because, believe it or not,

each and every one of us is, one day,

going to stop breathing,

turn cold

and die.​

As Mark and Davene discussed on the webinar:

“…accuracy in building words and sentences is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to success.”

The link that I made was - language was invented for one reason, boys- to woo 'Subby'- and in that endeavor, laziness will not do."

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to give exacting detail and vibrant emotipns to our dreams and goals.

Find Your Voice and Live Extraordinary Lives!


It’s Your Life on the Line – Make the Right Choice – Week One

Listen to the noise on Facebook and TV - you'd think Life has never been more dismal and hopeless. Every single day we hear about death, violence, depravity...and that our Lifestyle is at risk of imploding.

Then of course - there are those people who inexplicably rise above it all. Amidst the noise - they have a serene almost contagious Joie de Vivre​ about them.

We found ourselves on the cusp of those first statements just under a week ago. Wondering at the price of simply LIVING in today's world - and if we were stressing, what's everyone else feeling?

From Facebook.... "I can't afford it", "Back in the Hospital...again", "The country's going to hell...because of Trump...Hillary...", "Healthy food is SO expensive"...

In real life.... "Holy .... $50 for one bag of groceries?!",  "Can't afford the vacation I NEED...maybe next year...",  "Insurance doesn't cover what I need done...", "How are we going to make it to next month"....

Then it all started... AGAIN...

The next session of the Master Key Experience started - and we knew we had to be completely engaged for the next six months.  The changes we experienced the first time through...could we have that again? It made a difference that has lasted for years already - but we wanted MORE this time...

It was time for another set of changes for us.  Time to take our 'Lifestyle BluePrint' to the next level again - 'cause we felt S T U C K 

​SO we dug into the first week's exercises without regard to 'time' (or even sleep...) - in fact we doubled down and committed to being Master Guides this time 'round.

​And it's already paying off in big ways...

  • Ideas are flowing more freely, bringing excitement back to 'everyday' life
  • Awareness of serendipities in life spotlight the abundance around us...
  • Abundance returns​ - it's insane...funds just 'show up' as we change our thoughts
  • Calmer - even with increased responsibilities
  • More time in the day​ - you'd think the opposite would happen but...Give More== Get More!
  • Anticipation of the Future
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4 Follow your Bliss

MKE Course, What can it do for You?

Follow your Bliss

What can the Master Key Experience (MKE) do for you?

Maybe you have heard the buzz about the upcoming MKE course in September.  What is it and what benefit will it have for you?

Many have had life changing results from taking the MKE course.  I know I did and I am now a published author because of it.

But don't take my word for it.  Right now one of our graduates is launching an online course that came to fruition because of the skills she learned in the MKE.  Not only did it light the fire to pursue this project, but she believes in the system so much, she is also a certified guide, helping others find their passions.  So what is her project?  It is an online course to help train you to become a real estate investor, not to be confused with a realtor.

Street Smart Diva

Did you know many of the wealthy people today make their money investing in real estate?  Do you know what to do to become a real estate investor?  Me either, but Julie Hoffman does.  She has been doing it for years and now she is going to share her knowledge with others through this course.  One of the things we learn in MKE is “give more, get more”  Julie takes this to heart and is offering this online training to anyone interested in becoming a real estate investor.

Don't have any money to spare? No worries, she'll walk you through how to invest without u

sing your own money.  How awesome is that.

Interested in finding out about this course?  There are 3 videos she has created to help explain the course.

Here are links to all of them

Video 1:

Video 2:

Video 3:

This is one example of many of the successes coming to the graduates of the MKE.  Do you want to start following your dreams and find your passions.  Sign up below to be notified when the next class opens up.  Enrollment is limited so you don't want to miss out.  The class only opens up once a year.

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How to be a True Super Hero!

How to be a Super Hero!  Kindness is Key.

 Super hero Kindness

Super Heroes!  Everyone has grand visions of caped crusaders and people with super natural powers fighting the evils of the world to save us from impending doom.  At least that is the vision cation packed movies give us.

That, although very entertaining, is all fantasy!  Conflict made up to make the super heroes a possibility.  But are there super heroes in real life?


They don't look like Captain America, Wonder Woman, Iron Man or Batman.  They look like you and me.  That is because they are you and me if we choose to be one.

How can that be?  Think about what the world needs most right now.  What seems to be missing.Kindness-Inspires

Kindness.  Compassion. Courtesy.

We all have the power within ourselves to give those to others.  If we all, all 7 billion, were intentional in giving more kindness daily.  Think of the impact that would make on the world.  We would be able to reduce so many of the problem the world faces that has its roots in selfishness, greed, indifference, and animosity..  If we all took a moment everyday to do 1 extra act of kindness, think of all the happiness and good that would come from that.  Our acts of kindness may prevent a suicide, give a child the sense of security, create feelings of community and belonging.  The possibilities are endless.  Those who are on the receiving end of your kindness will see you as a super hero.  Kindness is so rare in this microwave, convenient society, that your kindness will seem a superb act.  Maybe your kindness will inspire them to also spread kindness and become a super hero in turn.

The Master Key Experience taught me how to become a hero and the value it has for everyone.  Do you want to learn to become your own hero too?  Sign up for early notification for the next MKE course below.

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