50 Secrets of Prosperity from Randy Gage

Randy Gage is one of our All-TIme Favorites …

Randy Gage

He’s a good-looking bald guy (much like one of the authors of this blog)  😉 
–who used to be beyond broke
–and is now extremely wealthy
–by providing TONS of value to his clients

He recently published an incredible list of his
“50 Secrets Of Prosperity”

Here’s the list below.  

What else would *YOU* add to the list?
(Please leave your comments below!)

1) Rich people think differently than broke people.

2) Healthy people think differently than sick people.

3) Happy people think differently than depressed people.

4) You’re not poor because you don’t have money.  You’re poor if you don’t have a dream.

5) Governments do not create prosperity.  At best, they facilitate it.  Usually, they squander it.

6) Money at its very essence is energy – which can be attracted or repelled.

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7) With a powerful vision that pulls you toward it – you bend the universe to your will.

8) When your dream is bold enough, the facts no longer matter.

9) Your past does not have to determine your future.  But only when you decide to break the cycle.

10) You can watch five to six hours of television a day, or you can be rich, but you can’t do both.

11) You can be a victim or a victor, but you can’t be both.

12) Poverty is not the absence of money and material things; it is a mindset.

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13) Prosperity is not an abundance of money and material things; it is a mindset.

14) You might think you have a money shortage, but it’s really only an idea shortage.

15) Never let anyone else’s limiting belief become yours.

16) If you want to become wealthy, stop taking financial advice from broke people.

17) Your wealth grows exactly at the same rate your prosperity consciousness does.

18) The only free cheese is in the mousetrap.

19) Wealth is created by adding value and solving problems.

20) You must be willing to let go of who you have been, to become who you are meant to be.

21) Prosperity is your birthright and natural condition.

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22) The universe can only do for you what it can do through you.

23) Gossiping about others creates a negative prosperity debt.

24) You must be willing to give up some things you want, to get the things you really want.

25) If you don’t invest in yourself, it’s probably a pretty bad investment for anyone else.

26) Only argue for the limitations you really want to keep!

27) Only acknowledge your limitations for the purpose of overcoming them.

28) To embolden yourself, surround yourself with bold people.

29) Money doesn’t buy happiness.  But neither does poverty.

30) Bills are simply invoices for blessings you’ve already received.  Treat them accordingly.

31) Surround yourself with people who dream bigger than you do.

32) You can’t out give the universe.

33) The best thing you can do for the poor, hungry and exploited is not be one of them.

34) When you get negative people out of your life, negative things happen a lot less frequently.

35) Vengeance must walk out before love can walk in.

36) The universe won’t give you your next assignment until you’re overqualified for your current one.

37) Let go of the need to be liked.  Successful people threaten mediocrity.

38) Haters don’t hate you.  They hate themselves because they don’t have the guts to do what you’re doing.

39) Salesy is always better than brokey.

40) Never shop anywhere women are wearing curlers in their hair.

41) Build your own dream instead of borrowing the dreams of others.

42) Build a dream so compelling it pulls you towards it.

43) Your dream needs to be as big as you are.  And that’s really big.

44) If you’re not scared, you need a bigger goal.

45) When you make your dream bigger, it makes you bigger.

46) If you find yourself starting over too much, stop giving up so easily.

47) To unleash your power, start believing in your power.

48) If your dream isn’t outrageous, you’re just not being realistic.

49) Treat the people you meet today as if they will be gone tomorrow.

50) Make sure you die with more memories than dreams.

 

How to Heal Your Money Karma

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One of the newsletters I subscribe to is Daily Om.  From time to time, they offer excerpts from courses on great subjects.  Here’s a particularly good one.

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Heal Your Money Karma

From Heal Your Money Karma On-Line Course

by Spencer Sherman & Brent Kessel

The following is an excerpt from the “Heal Your Money Karma” on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

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When we gain awareness of our ancestral money patterns, we have the ability to create spaciousness around our unproductive money habits and beliefs. Spaciousness helps us loosen our grip on old patterns so that they can begin to unravel and we can develop new money habits and beliefs that serve us. We are often impulsive when it comes to money. Training ourselves to pause in the midst of reactivity energetically opens us up to a creative thought, a new insight, a new way of behaving. The money breath you will learn, for example, adds a much-needed pause to this contracted area in our life.

Transforming Old Patterns

The spiritual tools are now available for us to challenge our initiation into money and undo the conditioning of childhood money messages. In place of worn beliefs and undermining behaviors, we can affirm new beliefs and behaviors which align with who we are today.

Healing Emotions Around Money

Money has remained in shadow for so long that when we consciously bring it into the light and simply acknowledge the darkness, shame, and fear that we have around money, we begin to transform our old patterns. Being in denial, obsession, or resistance with any of our patterns, keeps them firmly in place. If you doubt this, observe your friends’ money patterns. If they are in denial, obsession, or resistance, don’’t their patterns stay in place?

Discovering and Balancing Your Financial Archetype

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Your life experiences caused you to develop certain financial beliefs and habits and to avoid others. We have noticed that, although the details of people’s behaviors and problems are unique, there are great similarities among certain groups of people. We’ve created some broad definitions of these groups, or archetypes, so that people can learn from others who have gone through similar experiences. The value of defining these archetypes is that they give us a basis for understanding how we came to have our current financial life, and practices to pursue in order to create the financial life we most want.

Living an Authentic Money Life

When we gain awareness of the truth of our conditioning, we are naturally compelled to increase our resonance with what we really want in our lives and to create an authentic money life for ourselves.

A Living Example— – Healing the “Money is Difficult” Belief

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that money is difficult. As we understand our ancestral patterns and our archetypal money tendencies, we learn how to balance this tendency and create some spaciousness within which to create a paradigm shift in our lives. For me (Spencer), the thought that money is difficult began to shift at the level of the mind. Then I noticed that every cell in my body began to respond. Changing our beliefs will actually create new neural pathways in the brain. Take a moment to say “money is difficult” and notice how you feel. Now say “I have all the money I need at all times” and notice how you feel. Imagine the life you would live from these disparate messages. Which do you choose?

This is about healing and undoing the old programming so that we can uncover our own path towards financial wellness, generosity, and prosperity consciousness. Unfortunately, so many of us have been living the lives of our ancestors despite our best efforts not to continue this conditioning. Now, you can use revolutionary tools to birth a new relationship to money that actually nourishes our spirits and allows us to live gracefully, mindfully, joyously, and abundantly on this planet.

First, become aware of how your ancestors handled money. Start noticing the connections between your lineage, your childhood, and your current adult way of being around money. After watching the video, take time to write down answers to the following questions and/or discuss with your money ally.

• How did they earn it?

• How did they spend it?

• Save it?

• Invest it?

• Worry about it?

• Talk about it?

• Were they free with it?

• Generous?

• Careless?

• Frugal?

What are your own money shadows in your life today? HINT:

These are your money thoughts and behaviors that keep you from absolute bliss and abundance in your life and that you don’’t want others to know about.

To continue healing your ancestral money patterns:

1) Read and do the exercise on your “Family’s Money Mantras.”

2) Make the “Money Breath” a daily practice.

Family Money Mantras

Let’s begin by recalling the favorite money aphorisms or pieces of wisdom that our parents and grandparents delivered with seemingly benign purpose. What did they tend to say repeatedly about money or their relationship to money? When you are feeling money stress or worry, what mantras from your family seem to be causing that stress or worry?

For example, whenever I [Spencer Sherman] take a day off at the beach or do anything that can’t be measured in dollars, I hear my father’s voice say “money is the only thing that will give you security,– count your bank balance.” Often when I’’m shopping, I hear my mother’s voice say “We can’’t afford it,” and then I hear the opposite voice of my maternal grandfather say “Just go for it anyway.” No wonder we’’re so confused about money.

Write down the first mantras that come to mind for each of the following family members (it’’s ok that some might be blank):

• My father’’s money mantra was:

• My mother’’s money mantra was:

• My maternal grandfather’’s money mantra was:

• My paternal grandfather’’s money mantra was:

• My maternal grandmother’s money mantra was:

• My paternal grandmother’’s money mantra was:

• The cultural money mantras I heard from TV, books, religion, etc. were:

Ask yourself these questions and write down your answers. Or even better, get together with your financial ally and ask each other these questions (writing down this information is key to increasing your awareness, tracking your progress, and producing the largest money breakthroughs during the 8-week course):

• How does your current money life reflect these mantras?

• What are your predominant money fantasies or worries?

• How do you feel about spending money within your means (or not)?

• How is your spending in alignment with your spiritual and inner values? How is it not?

• Do you save money? If so, is it done in a way that reflects a sense of spaciousness and belief in your future, or not?

• Do you invest money? If so, what feelings do you experience around investing? Do you invest with a sense of desperation to hit a home run?

• Do your investments reflect your values, or not? If yes, how?

• Do you earn money with ease or effort? Describe.

• Do you earn money in ways that are consistent with your values?

• Do you borrow money with ease or stress? Describe.

• Do you truthfully communicate about money with your partner, friends, children, and colleagues? Do you honor your boundaries?

• Do you wisely and purposefully give money away?

• In general, do you radiate a consciousness of generosity and prosperity or one of scarcity and fear?

• Do you see any parallels between your ancestral money patterns and your own?

The Money Breath Meditation

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Our money thoughts happen in a nanosecond. We fear scarcity in one moment and fantasize about getting rich in the next we hate money, then we see money as energy, and then we feel resigned that our money lives or relationship to money will never change.

Perhaps you’’re saying to yourself “I’’m the product of my ancestral money lineage and there’s a family history of pain, difficulty, scarcity, bad money decisions, or just ignoring money altogether.” The purpose of the money breath is to slow us down whenever a money thought or money interaction occurs. Slowing down allows us to create enough spaciousness for us to see the truth, access our intuition, and see the higher path to take in this moment.

A pause of even one nanosecond around a fearful money thought can mean the difference between despair and joy, scarcity consciousness and abundance, stress and peace.

This simple breath exercise can be a powerful tool for overcoming money madness, which I define as any irrational or impulsive habitual money behavior that does not serve us. Once you are familiar with the exercise, skip the first part and you can use it in your daily life at any moment: while shopping, while doing your taxes, before or during a job interview or sales meeting. You can shift from fear to peace.

Part 1

Notice:

• How do you feel physically? Tense, relaxed, energized, tired?

• What is your posture like? Slumped? Rigid? Relaxed?

• How busy is your mind? Racing? Full of thoughts? Quiet? Calm?

• Can you feel your breath moving in your body? Where?

• What is your mood like right now?

• What is your level of wanting to “do or change” something? Low, medium, high?

Important: Commit to giving full permission to be as you are without any attempt to correct, change, or better yourself in this moment.

• Feel your feet on the floor.

• Press down lightly on the floor with your feet and then release.

• Notice the places where you make contact with the chair.

• Are you trying to hold yourself up?

• Relax your muscles and let yourself be held, without collapsing.

• Allow your full weight to be carried by the chair and the floor.

Now bring your attention to your breath.

Where do you feel the physical sensation of your breath? As it moves through your nose, mouth, throat? Do you notice your chest, ribcage or belly moving when you breathe? Sense your breath between your shoulder blades and feel your spine responding to the breath.

Now notice the cycle of your breath: the inhale, the exhale, a pause, and then the next inhale, etc. Notice which is longer, your inhale or your exhale.

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 Part II

Take a deep breath. Inhale through the nose and let your belly, rib cage and chest expand as you fill your lungs with air. One, two, three seconds.

At the top of the inhalation, lungs filled, pause for one second. Now exhale, letting your breath out easily through your open mouth for six seconds–twice as long as your inhale. At the bottom of the exhale, say to yourself, aloud if you can: “May my money wisdom increase.”

Repeat 2-3 times, then rest. Notice how you feel now–without having to change or do anything. Just be for a moment.

How to use the money breath in your daily life:

The aim of the money breath is to interrupt our automatic or impulsive money responses, and create a gap in our thinking that wisdom can fill.

I invite you to do the money breath throughout your day, whenever you think about money (listening to the financial news, for example) or are involved in a money transaction–whether it’s balancing your checkbook, rebalancing your investment portfolio, shopping in a store or online, paying for services, making a donation, etc.

I especially recommend doing the money breath any time an emotion around money is triggered— whether it’s fear, anxiety, greed, resignation, envy, ambition, or the need to win. This reactive state causes an adrenaline rush in the body. That, in turn, constricts your blood flow, speeding up your breathing, and makes your breath more shallow. Shallow breathing means that less oxygen gets to the brain; less oxygen to the brain means the brain doesn’t work as well as it can or should.

Doing the Money Breath burns off the excess adrenaline your irrational money behavior or money madness has prompted. It relaxes the blood flow and deepens your breathing so that more oxygen gets to the brain. You will think more creatively and clearly. You will replace your money madness with money wisdom. Psychologically, you’re bringing in your adult to care for your inner child. That inner child strained to breathe during money situations long ago, and now we have the ability to infuse that child with oxygen so that he or she feels safe enough to allow our adult wisdom to lead and make decisions instead of the scared child.

How the Money Breath works: You’’ve just learned how to slow down your whole system. On a physical level this increases oxygen and blood supply to your brain and all your cells. This actually increases the likelihood that you’ll be able to access the best source of information, namely YOU. When you ask for your money wisdom to increase, you affirm your own innate ability to transform your relationship with money regardless of how much money you have. You are calling your own money wisdom forward which has been blocked by impulsivity and old habits. The breath helps to open the channels of wisdom and clarity.

May your money wisdom increase throughout your week!

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For more information visit Heal Your Money Karma On-Line Course

Steps You Can Take for Attracting Prosperity And Abundance In Your Life

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We can say we want success, but any time we are agreeing with conditions that are difficult, any time we talk about how life is unfair, or give any type of energy that is of a lower nature or out of harmony with the thing we say we want, we actually are creating resistance with the very thing we want.

How do we open up? By being in agreement with all that is prosperous and using every means at our command to make it easy for prosperity, abundance, and the free flow of life to be in our experience. – Mary Manin Morrissey

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If you’re saying you want success and then complaining on Facebook or in any other venue, you’re pushing success away.  Energy flows where focus goes.  So it’s important to focus on what you want and not what you don’t.

Or if you want to be in a relationship, but then are focusing and talking about how lonely you are and how you can’t find anyone… that is not conducive to meeting the love of your life. But sometimes it’s tough to stop thinking negatively… especially if you’ve done if for a long time and it has become second nature.

There’s a great passage from Abraham:  For every pleasing thing, there is an unpleasing counterpart, for within every particle of the Universe is that which is wanted as well as the lack of that which is wanted. When you focus upon an unwanted aspect of something in an effort to push it away from you, it only comes closer, because you get what you give your attention to whether it is something that you want or not. It is up to you to focus upon and attract what is wanted.

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Sometimes it feels like you cannot stop thinking about the negative counterpart to what you’re wishing to manifest.  It doesn’t mean that when you catch yourself thinking this way you should try to force feed yourself positive thoughts about that goal.  It’s enough to just think positively about anything.  Then you can naturally and more easily transition to thinking positive thoughts about that which you want to attract.

Like anything, this all gets better with practice.  You learn to apply it to every situation naturally.  Some are obviously easier than others, but it really is worth learning to retrain your mind to actively choose the thoughts you want vs. thinking by old default patterns.

You deserve everything amazing in this life…  Happy Manifesting!

Law of Attraction Found Us a House!

I recorded this video on 12/2/13 right after learning that the our lease went through for the house we really wanted.

The best thing about re-watching this video is that I can remember that joy and excitement and be back in it.  That’s why it’s a great idea to make a video when you’re in a moment like that.  You can go back to it again and again to raise your vibration to attract more of the same.

The Law of Attraction was a huge part of us finding this house.  

When we decided we wanted to move to Sarasota, we had several people all tell us they know a realtor.  But for some reason, I chose our friend Tom’s recommendation and made the call.

We looked at several houses with her, but we really wanted to be in a particular neighborhood and with the time of the year we wanted to move (January), there weren’t many houses available in that neighborhood as it’s gated and in high demand. Only 2 in fact.

The first one we walked in and walked right back out.  Not a match.  The second one would’ve been ok, but there were people still living there and they wouldn’t be out till February. We were feeling a bit let down as it didn’t seem like we were going to find what we were looking for.

We had really hit it off with this realtor though and she said “You know, I think my house would be perfect for you guys.” She offered us the 5 bedroom house she was currently living in. We looked at it and was indeed perfect for us.

She hadn’t checked our financials yet though and so it wasn’t set in stone.  This was only 2 years post bankruptcy, but thankfully due to our amazing business, we were able to produce healthy bank statements.  And she checked us out on social media… Saw some of Tanner’s cute videos on YouTube and that totally cemented it.

She has several properties and was able to move into another.  But the important thing to remember is that this house was not even on the market and we would never have known about it if not for choosing this particular recommendation out of the many we received. She was not planning on moving out at this point – but it seemed like the perfect situation for both parties as she said this house was too big for her.

Better yet, she said she would go with the date we wanted to move in a little more than a month later.  She had everything freshly custom painted, as well as the pool deck and left us some beautiful furniture and the curtains I loved so much.  A far better situation than we even hoped for.

It’s now been a little over a year and we’re still so happy to have made the move.  Even happier that it all happened the way it did.  We are so grateful.

Why You Should Believe In Yourself

When we believe in ourselves, there is almost no limit to what we can accomplish in our personal lives and in our outer-world affairs. Without the debilitating specter of doubt hanging over our heads, we are free to concentrate the entirety of our mental and emotional attention on our goals. The self-trust we have cultivated over time grants us the combination of valor and audacity we need to stand face-to-face against challenges that might otherwise have frightened us into submission. If our confidence should falter, we can look back on the many instances where we have overcome great adversity and drawn strength from the knowledge that we are capable of amazing feats of courage and prowess. Your confidence in your abilities will bolster your spirits when you are called upon to extend yourself beyond your usual limits. – Daily Om

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So how many times in our lives do we block the great things we could accomplish by getting in our own way?  I have done this many times in my own life.  Sometimes we get so bogged down in the day to day or in the issues facing us that we forget all the amazing things we’ve accomplished.  We are so hard on ourselves – more so than we would ever be on anyone else. “I should be doing more.” “I should have accomplished more by now.”  We “Should” all over ourselves!

This does nothing to actually attract better results.  When we’re hard on ourselves, it’s a lower vibration than is conducive to attracting the good things we want.  Start to “catch yourself” in these moments.  Then, take a few minutes to think of the things you have accomplished.  The things you have achieved.  Then, ask yourself what is one positive step you can take in the direction of your goals.  It will come to you much easier when you’ve taken a few moments to feel better about yourself.

You came to this life with the right to live an abundant life.  It is your birthright.  You deserve it and it’s your time to claim it.  In case no one told you today, You Rock!  

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Money Meditation – Getting Into the Vortex

I have learned so much reading Abraham-Hicks books, as well as listening to their tapes and watching their videos.

Here is an amazing Money Meditation that is reflective of much of their work in Money and the Law of Attraction and The Vortex.  I highly recommend reading both.


It’s all about growing your belief and relaxing into the realization that all you are wanting to attract is right outside your door. It’s a matter of a subtle shift or a tipping of the scales, if you will.  From there, you start to build on the belief as the abundance starts to show up in your experience.  I love this quote from Abraham that I heard so long ago, “The easier it gets, the easier it gets.”  It’s so profound and true.  All the very best to you my friends!

5 Steps to Programming Yourself for Success

I love this quote from Abraham-Hicks:

Whatever you’re thinking about is literally like planning a future event. When you’re worrying, you are planning. When you’re appreciating you are planning…What are you planning?

—Abraham

Excerpted from the workshop: Silver Spring, MD on April 19, 1997

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A teacher I had many years ago, Frederic Lehrman said “Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.”

I would go on to say that you can only be flowing energy one way or another.  You may have an event happen that will cause an emotion, but you then get to choose how far to go down that rabbit hole with it.  And it is a choice.

If you’ve made it a habit to let emotions rule, then it will take some work to start to direct them, but it is possible.

On the other side, you have gratitude.  When you are in deep appreciation and gratitude, it’s a huge beacon to the universe that you love what you are appreciating and so the universe delivers more to be grateful for.

The person that has taught me the most about this is a wonderful friend of mine who is The Gratitude Girl, Elizabeth Hartigan.  She offers an amazing guided gratitude journal to focus on this awesome practice.  You can find out more at http://TheGratitudeGirl.com and on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/TheGratitudeGirl

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So when you understand that your thoughts create emotions which then create manifestations or outcomes, it sure makes you want to pay attention to what you’re thinking about, huh?!

And further, you can program yourself to regularly think more empowering thoughts as an ongoing process in your life.  You can do this in several ways.

First are books.  It’s amazing what can happen as you read on a regular basis.  I’m talking about life enriching books, not frothy novels.  I choose to read vs. listen on tape because to fully assimilate many of these new ideas, you may need to “chew” on them a bit.  Meaning, you stop and think a concept over.  Maybe reread it a couple of times.  That is tough to do when you’re just listening.  You are a full participant in what is being communicated if you are reading.

Secondly, where audio does have a place is personal development audio.  I work with a company that has hundreds of hours of calls that were recorded on many subjects regarding personal development.  There are also many you can download from amazon, the library or many other outlets.  They are great to listen to when you’re exercising, sitting quietly or driving so that you can focus on what is being said.

Third, you can subscribe to newsletters that offer daily sustenance emails in the personal development or spiritual vein.  I subscribe to Abraham-Hicks, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Cynthia Kersey, Daily Om and The Universe at Tut to name a few.

Fourth, you can watch videos for free on YouTube or subscribe to any author or speaker you feel drawn to for their videos.  For instance, Abraham-Hicks has a YouTube channel where you can access many of their videos.  Just about any speaker you can think of has videos you can watch.

Fifth, you can like or subscribe to fan pages and groups on Facebook that are dedicated to personal development and/or spirituality.  Much like Elizabeth Hartigan’s page cited above, there are many Facebook pages that post content to help uplift you and program your mind for positivity and success.

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So, you’re going to be thinking thoughts all day anyway.  Doesn’t it make sense to direct them for your utmost benefit?  I think so!!  All the Best my friends!

What Are You Saying When You’re Talking To Yourself?

Saw this excerpt in an article from Debbie Ford:

When you’re kind, generous, and respectful toward yourself, you feel worthy and deserving of claiming the gifts of this world.

So it prompted me to think about all the people who are struggling out there in whatever way.  It all comes down to one thing – self worth.  When you feel that you deserve the best (and you do) your thoughts, actions and thus manifestations will all be in alignment.  

It is only then that you will attract the things you want.  Until then, your thoughts of being undeserving (even at a very subconscious level) will continue to bring you your current existence – or worse.  This, my friend, is the work.  

You came here to live an abundant life.  Everything that is available to one is available to all.  WE are the only ones who can block our success.  We get in our own way.  

The great news about that is it’s also in your power to get out of your way and manifest every good thing you want to attract.  The work is in reading, watching videos, journaling, coaching – whatever it takes to internalize the message that “YOU ARE WORTHY.”  “YOU ARE ENOUGH.”  

Sending much love, my friends.  Be easy on yourself.  

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