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Life as an Empath ~ Creative Workshop

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Empaths or empathic people are wonderfully unique and much more highly sensitive than most.  Being an empath can be a difficult journey, especially when one is just learning that they have this Gift or haven’t quite figured out how to navigate it.  As empaths, we tend to take other people’s emotions on as our own and if we haven’t gained an understanding of how to really come to terms with the myriad of emotions that bombard our emotional field on a daily basis, it can actually make us physically ill or energetically inefficient.  Empathy can be a great Gift but there are side-effects and empaths need a great deal of Self-Care, without it the Gift can quickly become a “curse”.  Empaths tend to suffer from bouts of depression, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, headaches, substance “abuse” and a general malaise or weariness with Life and their (otherwise Loving) relationships.

As empaths, we tend to shut down the emotional “body” but this takes creative and intelligent energy to deflect the emotional “bullets”.  We’ve also been patterned through society, family, and sometimes even religion to feel guilty, ashamed,or in judgment of our own emotions without an understanding that not all of them come from the “empath”.  Founder of Blueprints for Butterflies, writer of The Moon Hippie Mystic blog, and fellow empath, Jennifer Deisher, has created a life changing 3 week workshop designed to use a Creative outlet in order to assist in embodying the empathy gene in a safe emotional space.  We will gently catch and release the emotions that are unhealthy and tiring using your artistic creativity as a tool.  We all experience “negative” emotions, it’s what we do with them that matters.  Blueprints for Butterflies will teach you to use the emotional “poison” as medicine to Heal oneself and others by extension.  We will keep track of your emotional epiphanies and milestones through Art and journaling all while  turning pain and trauma into Creativity and Emotional Intelligence.  From here, you will learn to safely navigate being an empath and learn to use this Gift as one of benevolence for emotional transcendence of Self and others.  There is a reason we are here and if you’re looking to walk withIN and find your purpose and blueprint as an empath while having tangible art, music, poetry, writings, and videos to show for it, we hope to connect with you today.  To register for the Life as an Empath Creative Workshop please contact us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com or go to our Contact Us page.  Pricing is as follows:

Pricing for the 3 week workshop is $250.  Please click below for payment or e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com to discuss payment options or if you would like us to send you an invoice for the Workshop.

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About the Workshop Guide:

Jennifer Deisher is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist. She is the writer of the Moon Hippie Mystic blog and a Contributing Writer for Wakeup-world.com.  She founded Blueprints For Butterflies as a safe, loving space to assist and heal others who are Awakening and making a spiritual connection with their Higher Self.  This creates a spiritual, emotional, and creative blueprint that leads to greater peace, awareness, love, prosperity, and enlightenment that amplifies and resonates with an individual’s unique and divine energy signature. To book a Soul Balancing Session with Written Soul Reading, please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

Empathy and Ubuntu ~ a Philosophy for a New Humanity

Ubuntu & Empathy - the New Paradigm for Humanity

23rd October 2014

By Jennifer Deisher

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Here we are on our beautiful blue green planet, travelling through time and space, hurtling toward infinity. Whether we realize it or not, we are united by our humanity.

As we each begin to flow into our spiritual journey, we become aware of a consciousness beyond our rational 3D comprehension. We begin to question everything we think we know about life and reality. We de-construct the illusions around us, and come to a new understanding of our place in the universe and beyond. And this new awareness is both liberating and extremely confronting, all at the same time.

Perhaps things are not quite what they seem.

The Hierarchy of Needs

We can understand our most basic human needs, and also our higher spiritual needs, through the psychological tool known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [i]. The bottom of the triangle represents our most basic physiological needs and the top represents our own Self-actualization or Self-awareness (which, not surprisingly, is represented by the “all-seeing eye” at the top of the proverbial pyramid.

A common belief is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that our full potential is realized through the practices of love and empathy, and the Ubuntu philosophy. And that’s true! But we can’t ever forget that we are also human too. We have simple biological and emotional needs – such as food, water, and a sense of safety – that must be met in order for our very survival, and although there are a handful of spiritual ‘leaders’ in history who were synonymous with fasting and poverty, for most of us, we can’t even begin to understand our potential for Self-actualization or Ascension until those basic needs are met.

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So as messengers of a new paradigm, our challenge is not just to focus on the development of ‘higher’ personal aspects such as creativity, self-esteem and self-love, but to embrace and support those whose basic (and therefore spiritual) needs are not fulfilled, and help them create the sense of security and belonging they need as stepping stones to self-actualization.

Rainbow Day of Love

My friend, Deb Augenbaugh, decided to do just that when she recently started the non-profit organization Rainbow Day of Love to help feed the homeless population in her home town of Denver, Colorado. My husband, Aaron, and I had the honor of volunteering with her start-up organization this summer, and what we learned was a real lesson on our spiritual journey.

We came out on a Sunday morning to serve breakfast and as soon as breakfast was finished the group immediately formed another line for the next meal. Lesson #1: The sense of insecurity associated with unfulfilled physiological needs is ever-present, and does not go away with just one full belly. The tragedy of this situation is that these peoples’ lives are being spent trying to provide for their most basic physiological needs – quite symbolically, at the very bottom of the pyramid. In other words, they spend the whole day meeting the physiological needs of food, water, and shelter, while the rest of us take such necessities for granted and, as a society, waste the very resources these people so desperately need access to.

That Sunday morning, we struck up a chat with some people after breakfast and heard so many personal stories – war veterans, parents, college graduates – all who have experienced great hardship but are still living to tell their stories. Lesson #2: Survival instincts are hard-wired into our biology, including own need for safety. We each share the same primal instinct to live, and it’s a most natural response to do what we need to do in challenging circumstances in order to meet our most basic physiological needs. And although we may at one time be surrounded by friendship, safety and self-confidence in our lives, our physiological and safety needs that begin to go unfulfilled (whatever the circumstances) directly impact our sense of self and belonging.

Lesson #3: When we let people know that they are valued with something as simple as as smile or a hug or a question, the uplifting affect that loving connection has on their life-force (and yours) is both visible and immediate, sending ripples out into conscious universe.

A Collective Problem

As spiritual messengers and spiritual beings, we cannot speak of empathy if we are seemingly at a level of Self-actualization looking “down” at the reality of others, and dismissing their difficult experience as “creating their own reality”. But in truth, this limited perception is not based on reason or actual experience. We are ALL creating our own reality – and that creation includes a social hierarchy which is competitive by design, and therefore exclusive (to some) by result. If we – humanity – are to ascend to a new way of living, the only way to do that is TOGETHER. And yet our collective tendency is ignore their situation, and in big cities, even step over them in the street. We look to governments to “solve the unemployment problem”, which is an inherent part of our economic structure, and moan about the takers from the “welfare state”.

Not exactly conducive to a sense of safety and belonging, is it?

In reality, the majority of people living in poverty are – like the rest of us – incredibly intelligent, talented, creative and often educated people who have contributed to society, and who today are forced to use their talents and creativity just to sustain life; to survive. And that’s part of the “tragedy” – with basic needs met, their intelligence and creativity could be an amazing asset to our society! But while our society’s focus remains competitive not communal, a sense of belonging and self-realization takes a back-seat to the necessities of life for many people, and our spiritual life-force continues to vibrate on “survival” mode. While people are held by poverty at this base level of awareness, there is little room in their reality for other forms of safety, love, esteem, or self-actualization.

As enlightened beings, we have to be willing to see through the rationalizations of “the homeless problem” and our fears and misconceptions of “the homeless”, and begin to see that they too are spiritual beings who are desperately in need of our love, understanding and support.

The Empathy Card

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Science is finally beginning to understand what many of us have always known; that we humans are soft wired with empathy [ii]. It’s in our genetics. When we say “soft wired” it means that it isn’t a reflex like a knee jerk or a flight-fight response, rather it’s up to us to consciously exercise and utilize our empathy ‘muscle’ so we can gain a better understanding of our collective journey.

The second of the Seven Universal Laws, the immutable Law of Correspondence, tells us “As above, so below; as below, so above”. [iii] This means that we have an individual journey and a collective journey, and they are interconnected and correspond with one another in infinite synchronicity; that our outer world reflects to us our inner world; that what we choose within, we choose without.

Will you choose empathy and compassion? Or judgment and inaction?

We cannot consider ourselves a compassionate, intelligent, creative race of people until we change our relationship with homelessness and poverty in our society, and on our planet. There is certainly plenty to go around. According to http://www.worldhunger.org [iv]

The world produces enough food to feed everyone. World agriculture produces 17 percent more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago, despite a 70 percent population increase. This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day  according to the most recent estimate that we could find (FAO 2002, p.9). The principal problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow, or income to purchase, enough food.

Harmful economic systems are the principal cause of poverty and hunger… Essentially control over resources and income is based on military, political and economic power that typically ends up in the hands of a minority, who live well, while those at the bottom barely survive, if they do.

As we confront the reality of increasingly harmful economic systems and government priorities, the social and spiritual inequity embedded in our social systems can seem near-impossible to overcome.

But it isn’t.

Real, lasting social change begins as an impossible creative spark in our hearts and minds, and manifests in our society from the ground up.

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Don’t Believe It’s Possible?

For those who believe homelessness is an unsolvable inevitability, take note. Since 2005, Utah has reduced homelessness by 74 percent and is on-track to end homelessness by 2015. [v]

How did they do this? Simple. They gave homeless people homes.

Why? Because it makes good sense, even in our competitive economy-driven society.

The obvious benefit is that, by satisfying the physiological and safety needs of marginalized people, they can begin to focus on ‘higher’ needs and rebuild their sense of esteem and belonging. But from a purely economic standpoint, providing permanent housing for the homeless is not only more humane than our system of competition and criminalization – it’s cheaper. [vi]

Utah policy makers realized that the annual cost of hospital and prison stays for homeless people was around $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 annually to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So the state of Utah addressed the basis of homelessness by giving away apartments, and assigning case-workers, as part of the state’s new Housing First program. As a result, Utah is saving money overall, while allowing all residence access to shelter and safety, a place from which other needs can begin to be met.

So far, the program has proven so successful that other states are modelling future programs on Utah’s success… and all it took was some clear, creative and compassionate thinking.

The Essence of Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a philosophy originating in Southern African that means literally “human-ness” or “humanity”. The term is used to represent a humanist philosophy or ideology, known as Ubuntuism, which is based on the universal bond of sharing that connects all of humanity. In our society, which institutionalizes competition instead of co-operation, this idea can seem like quite a paradigm shift. But Ubuntu is more than just a lovely idea, it is the communal foundation on which many cultures are built, ensuring the base needs of all individuals are met and freeing them up to pursue ‘higher’ needs of creativity, problem solving and self-realization.

As consciously evolving beings, we understand that we lift ourselves by lifting others, and that we can’t begin to uplift our world and our planet if we are personally unwilling to empathize with and empower the people who are most marginalized, and whose connection to Self and Source is most hampered by circumstance. When we add the Ubuntu philosophy into the mix, along with our pyramid of needs, we see the much bigger picture. It is about more than just empathy from afar. Instead of just looking at our reality from our individual, albeit empathetic perspective, we must acknowledge our connectedness – that “I am because we are” – and be guided by that knowledge into actions that reflect it back to us. “As above, so below”.

I came across this quote from Shakespeare the other day which says it perfectly: “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”.

We have been riding this wave of ascension for some time now, shining light into the shadows… and many of us are tired. But now isn’t the time to rest. Our collective awareness is expanding, and momentum is gathering.

When you feel that fatigue, look for motivation to those living lives of poverty and uncertainty, whose entire being revolves around providing their most basic needs for survival – and consider the kind of fatigue that comes with that. When you feel that tired feeling that all “conscious warriors” feel at one time or another, remember that “I am because we are”… remember the power you have to generate positive ripples of change, starting with your immediate world… remember that the spiritual ascension of humanity is a collective process… and remember that we don’t just begin to heal others through altruism, we begin to heal our society as well as those pieces of our Self that are asking to be seen through our mirror of experience.

Then, from this compassionate and open place, we can begin to find new ways to fulfill, uplift, and inspire one another – to “enlighten” each other in the truest sense. We can begin to hear each other and meet each other’s gaze, get to know what makes each other tick. We can begin to fulfill each other’s most basic, fundamental, physiological needs, and ultimately overcome the unnecessary suffering of poverty and homelessness – without waiting for our failing, unprincipled governments to do it for us.

So, next time your paths cross with a brother or sister in need, it may be time to see if you can get to know them a little better, and see what makes them tick. Homeless people don’t need our advice on how to get a job; they need food and safety, and a connection to others – the very first steps toward self-realization. But more importantly, they (and we) need a new social system; one that reflects our human oneness and better serves and reflects our commUnity. And in creating that new social model, the perspective of those homeless and disenfranchised people who live on the edges of our current system is invaluable.

We all have a very significant role to play in the conscious evolution of our planet. We have the capacity to break the pattern of our “reality” as we know it, and leave a legacy of love and inclusion for our children, and their children. But first, we must change the way humanity feels about itself, and to do that, we must be able to look ourselves in the mirror and see our shared humanity reflected back at us.

References:

[i] ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ is a theory proposed by psychologist Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation“.

[ii] Ted Talks: “Jeremy Rifkin on the Empathic Civilization

[iii] Tania Kotsos: “The Seven Universal Laws Explained

[iv] http://www.worldhunger.org: “World Hunger Facts

[v] http://www.nationswell.com: “Utah Is on Track to End Homelessness by 2015 With This One Simple Idea

[vi] “Homes Not Handcuffs: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities” – a Report by The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless

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About Jennifer Deisher:

Jennifer DeisherJennifer Deisher believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

Jennifer has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience. A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where, our their unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

For more information, to book a session, or to sign-up for Jennifer’s Life as an Empath ~ Creative Workshop, please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com or Facebook.com/BlueprintsForButterflies.

This article adapted for Wake Up World by Andy Whiteley.

 

Earth School ~ Finding Our Divinity

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Here we are on our beautiful blue/green planet, hurdling toward infinity, united by our Humanity.  As we travel through time and space, whether we realize it or not, we are also seeking our Divinity.  Buried deep inside our Humanity and our DNA we find our Divinity through how we connect and care for one another.  As we flow into our Spiritual journey it causes us to question everything we think we know about Life and urges us to become messengers of Light and Love within the collective of Humanity.  At the same time, we also have to be awake and aware of others, their specific brand of “hardship” and how we go about relating to them from a spiritual perspective.

 

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

hierarchy-of-needsThe symbolism of the triangle and all-seeing eye is something we see over and over again in our society.  It’s used in church, state, and finance but what does it really mean?  In terms of psychology, we have a good idea of how to interpret the triangle through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs[i].  From the picture we can get an idea of what the triangle represents when it comes to our most basic human needs and how it also represents our spiritual evolution or ascension.  The bottom of the triangle represents our most basic physiological needs and the top represents our own Self-actualization or Self-Awareness which is equivalent to the “all-seeing eye” at the top of the proverbial pyramid.   A common theme in spiritual circles is that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and that’s the truth but we can’t ever forget that we are also human too.  We have biological and emotional needs that must be met in order for our very survival and until those needs are met we can’t even begin to understand our potential for Self-actualization.  We can get a great idea in times such as meditation or being of service to others but our full potential comes in style as the “new black” through the practice of empathy and Ubuntu.

My friend, Deb Augenbaugh, decided to do just that when she started the organization Rainbow Day of Love to assist in feeding the homeless.  My husband, Aaron, and I had the honor of volunteering with her organization one day over the summer.  What we found was quite interesting and very relevant to our awakening and/or spiritual journey.  We came out on a Sunday morning to serve breakfast and as soon as breakfast was finished the group immediately formed another line for the next meal.  We struck up a chat with a few people after breakfast and found so many stories, real people including veterans and college graduates who have had great hardship but are still living to tell their story.  The tragedy of this situation is that their lives in this “homeless” moment are being spent having their most basic physiological needs met at the very bottom of the pyramid.  In other words, they spend the whole day meeting the physiological needs of food, water, and shelter.  On the spiritual side, we speak about the law of attraction and that we create our own reality but this doesn’t speak of empathy if we are seemingly at a level of Self-actualization looking “down”.  To take it a step deeper we can say that it’s even its own form of prejudice which is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.  In short, we are all creating our own reality based on our level of Awareness and for some people that level of Awareness revolves around staying alive in the first place.  In this reality, there is no room for other forms of safety, love, esteem, or self-actualization yet it’s society’s tendency to chastise them for their situation.  We have to be willing to see where we have learned to reject and rationalize situations that we have been taught to avoid, make us uncomfortable, or we are fearful of.

The Empathy Card

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Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. 

Scientists are beginning to understand that humans are soft wired with the empathy gene[ii].  When we say “soft wired” it means that it’s up to us to exercise and utilize the empathy muscle so we can gain a better understanding of our collective journey.  The Law of Correspondence (Immutable): The second of the seven Universal Laws tells us “As above, so below; as below, so above” ~ Tania Kotsos[iii] which means we have an individual journey and a collective journey and they are interconnected and correspond with one another in “duality”.  But, we can also transcend duality with our empathy both as conscious and sub-conscious awareness.  Our empathy teaches us Acceptance and benevolence which is when we choose to act in Kindness as opposed to judgment or “prejudice” due to a misunderstanding in our perception.

We cannot be Intelligent without our Creativity and this shows when we look at the homeless “experiment” mentioned above.  We have incredibly intelligent, talented, educated, and creative people who are doing the best they can with the reality in which they find themselves.  All of the Gifts they have are being used to find an intelligent and creative way to survive.  And, that’s the “tragedy” because this intelligence and creativity could be an amazing asset to our society!  It also helps to understand that survival is hard-wired into our biology and it’s a most natural response to do what we need to do in order to have our most basic physiological needs met, including our own safety.  There is nothing wrong in that and it’s true that given the proper circumstances we would all act accordingly in order to Live.

The Essence of Ubuntu

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In truth, it doesn’t matter how we got here or there, it’s what we do with what we learned from the experience and whether or not we choose to let it define us that matters.  This goes towards any aspect of Life whether it be poverty, mental illness, addiction, and/or lack of education just to name a few.  We can’t begin to uplift our world and our planet if we are unwilling to empathize with and empower the people who are experiencing their own forms of hardship, no matter the circumstance.  When we add Ubuntu into the mix with our pyramid and empathy we see the much bigger picture.  We see “I am because we are” instead of just looking at our reality from our individual perspective.

I came across this quote from Shakespeare the other day which says it perfectly, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”.  And, when our day revolves around a most basic need for survival we have to also understand the kind of fatigue that comes with it.  From this compassionate place, free from judgment, we can begin to find new ways of “enlightenment” and ways to fulfill, uplift, and inspire one another.  We can hear each other and begin to meet each other’s most basic, fundamental, physiological needs if we emotional grasp the “stupid simple” idea that if just one of us is suffering we aren’t as Well as we could be and should be!  If we look into the empathy mirror with the practice of Ubuntu, we can transcend the “duality” of poverty, illness, and suffering that comes from an incapacitated way of doing things.  When we practice altruism we begin to Heal those pieces of Self that were asking to be seen in said mirror.  There is more than enough Abundance, food, water, energy, and money to go around if we pay it forward in the moments our paths cross a brother or sister who needs something it is in our capacity to Give.

So, next time you cross paths with someone who makes you “uncomfortable” it may be time to see if you can get to know them a little better, see what makes them tick, and ask them what they need instead of assuming.  In other words, homeless people don’t need our advice as to how to get a job.  Instead, they need food and safety as well as someone to invest in letting them know they have a future.  We can let people know that they are seen and alive and important with a simple smile or a polite conversation.  We all have a very significant role in the evolution of our planet and we all play a role in embracing our diversity into ONEness.  We have the capacity to leave a Legacy of Hope and Love behind for our children and our children’s children.  Especially if we stop looking to our government “programs”, which aren’t working, and begin to “take matters into our own hands”.  When we finally reach this state of Christ Consciousness it changes and breaks the pattern of our “reality” as we know it.  We can change the way the entire world looks and thinks with random, simple acts of Kindness.  We can look in the Mirror….

Music to Drive it Home ~ Michael Jackson – Man in the Mirror

My friend, Munesh, is of service in the most profound way!  He works with “street kids” in India providing food and education.  Part of their daily practice is Sanjeevani (positive aura) through meditation and consciousness projects.  Please check out his website: http://www.parampranyog.org/

[i] Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation” in Psychological Review.[2]

[ii] https://www.ted.com/talks/jeremy_rifkin_on_the_empathic_civilization

[iii] http://www.mind-your-reality.com/seven_universal_laws.html#Part_2

About the Writer:

Jennifer Deisher is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist. She is the writer of the Moon Hippie Mystic blog and a Contributing Writer for Wakeup-world.com.  She founded Blueprints For Butterflies as a safe, loving space to assist and heal others who are Awakening and making a spiritual connection with their Higher Self.  This creates a spiritual, emotional, and creative blueprint that leads to greater peace, awareness, love, prosperity, and enlightenment that amplifies and resonates with an individual’s unique and divine energy signature. To book a Soul Balancing Session with Written Soul Reading, please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

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Basketweaving 101~ Weaving Happiness into our Vibration

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Happiness is a factor of Life and one well worth striving for.  It’s a necessary component for us to completely embark on a spiritual path.  Our heart, soul, and spirit don’t live in the energy of “not good enough”, or where there isn’t enough time, or in our negative energy.  Let’s face it, some of us have had our fair share of addiction, trauma, and tragedy.  Those who have experienced some of the more “hard core” issues, or are currently working through them, may find that sometimes we have to work a little harder to find our Joy.

Many of us have experienced the fallout of what we sometimes call “the matrix”.  I prefer to think of it as limited patterns of controlling behavior which constricts our true power as creators because we think we have a limited amount of choices.  What we forget sometimes is that we actually have to learn or re-learn how to be Happy.  Many people are experiencing spiritual awakening or are in a deep emotional process of acceptance and release, or both.  The key is realizing that it doesn’t all just happen overnight.  We (typically) don’t just wake up to a massive pot of gold at the end of a rainbow one sunny morning, especially if we’ve had trauma, abuse, or addiction in our past.  Basically, happiness is a more natural state of being.  But, when we learn “misery” and limitation in its place, it also makes sense that we may have to learn how to be happy again.  To go even further, we may have to learn how to be happy for the very first time…ever!

Our fears, traumas, abuse, and addictions leave us feeling pretty crappy – it’s true.  It’s not necessarily something we embrace in the spiritual community of “love and light” but it doesn’t make the emotion any less real.  Sometimes the crappy feeling takes over our mind and body to such an extent that it takes great heart and soul effort to overcome them in an emotionally healthy way.  We all have (what we’ll call) “baskets” that we use for our emotions but this can also be detrimental to our recovery if we have one basket in which we place all of our emotions.  For example, if someone has an addiction which has had a very negative effect on their life, they may have an emotional basket labeled “addiction”.  Even when the person has freed themselves from their addiction they continue to carry around the addiction basket.  The anonymous programming of organizations like AA encourage people to carry this addiction basket around with them every day and it then becomes a foundation for all of the emotional baggage in life.  That means that whenever something feels off or wrong in life we can always put it in the “addiction” basket even though “what’s wrong” may have nothing to do with the addiction.  One day we wake up and find that we have chronically created a scapegoat for all that is wrong in our world and we’ve managed to fit it into one (very limited) “basket”.  The basket could be an abusive parent, an untrustworthy relationship, a deep seated fear, or even a financial “issue”.  From there, we tend to take everything we view as being “wrong” and put it into our trauma basket thereby giving our power away to our perception of this one issue as we continue to let it control our lives via our “negative” (uncomfortable) emotions.

d0d04af17343092ca6a5e4a9d15a4ac5Once we have created a basket for our negative experiences, it becomes a habitual pattern to continue to pile more negative experiences into our trauma basket.  What we sometimes fail to understand is that when we are constantly in a place of re-living our negative experiences we are also, however inadvertently, creating more negative experiences.  From here, it gets a little more difficult to find acceptance until we lay down our basket or weave a new one.  It helps to recognize that happiness is actually a learned behavior.  If we’ve been taught in some way to be miserable we can also learn how to be happy instead.  First of all, the fears, traumas, addiction, abandonment, etc. will still be there for a “minute” – regardless of whether or not we choose to focus on it.  It’s a part of our life experience so it never fully “leaves” us but our perception of it, the emotions around it, and whether or not we chose to let it define us can change, will change… if we allow it.  When we’re in the process of Healing from our afflictions, we are really coming to a place of learning to validate and appreciate those feelings which sees us not able to run away from them.  We actually have to allow ourselves to grieve in a healthy way but the emotions may cause us to have looping thoughts that revolve around our basket of misery.  This is when neuroplasticity or changing our mental focus plays a great role in overcoming traumatic experiences in order to Heal.  In these situations we have to learn to focus on our mental focus and find a way to weave happy, loving, blissful experiences into our basket at the same time.  Sometimes we find ourselves having to reach for these Happy experiences because we may not have very many of them or we forgot how it feels to be in a peaceful emotional place.  However, if we focus on happy experiences (past, present, or future) it takes us away from the tunnel vision of solely focusing on the trauma.

When we re-live our negative, addictive, traumatic experiences over and over again we have a harder time “snapping out of it” so to speak.  That’s not to say the issues aren’t real but we also have to focus on more positive experiences first before we begin to see them manifest into our physical reality.  At the same time, when we’re so deeply focused on the trauma we may not see any positivity in our lives even though it may be there in force.  What that ultimately comes down to is what we choose to focus on, our perspective, and whether we’re placing emphasis on a loving, positive, happy perspective or we place our spotlight on the fear, anxiety, and tragedy of the trauma.  This is the part we have to “work” at because our patterned emotions also want to remain, almost like its own “parasitic” energy.  It (truly) takes work to re-train our mental focus, especially when we are uncomfortable in our mind, body, and spirit.  This is where neuroplasticity comes in or “focus on our mental focus”.

60526c9a725effaf3c418ed87a24fc30In my article, Quantum Mechanics of the Soul, I wrote about behavioral patterns and how our awareness of our own patterns changes how we interact with them.  This means that just by being aware of our trauma basket we can begin to change how it affects us.   Therefore, our conscious awareness of the “problem” shows the Universe our intention of Healing from said “problem” which is the first step in the process, recognition.  From here we can begin to consciously interact with the emotions which is when we can shake them out and put them back again in a more positive way.  We’ve also determined that some of us have to “work” a little harder to find those happy, lighter, more loving emotions.  And, that’s okay – actually VERY normal when we are in “distress”!  A great way focus on our mental focus is an exercise I call “Emotional Imagination”.  We’re quite used to hearing that “thoughts create things” and that’s true….to an extent.  The real key to creating with the Law of Attraction is using our Emotional Imagination.  This is when we’re planning our Happiness in the form of a dream vacation, a purposeful job, a prosperous future, a loving relationship, our kid’s gifted accomplishments, a healthy support system, good weather, the perfect friendship, making a mind/body connection, and on and on we go.  As we Emotionally Imagine these memories it’s like a wave of Happiness washing up on our beach of “misery”.  Emotional Imagination is emotionally focusing on how we want to Feel instead of focusing on the “crappy” feeling, but it’s also really Allowing ourselves the opportunity to Feel Good.  The wave loosens the little, irritating grains of sand (what I call “ninja demons”) and it’s up to us to re-integrate these grains of sand on our beach as we let go of the “shock and awe” around our negative experience and embrace our Happiness in its wake. We’re creating the most beautiful sea glass, loosening and smoothing our sharp, jagged traumas until we are no longer giving them our energy….AT ALL!  And, we get to go to the most Amazing places while we weave a new basket into a new reality and a new (trauma-free) Life.

If you’d like more tips on dealing with trauma, please consider booking a session or reading with us at blueprintsforbutterflies.com

About the Author:

Jennifer Deisher is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist. She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature. To book a session/soul reading or to sign up for Jennifer’s Creative Writing Workshop – Opening the Creative Channel WithIN please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

Our Purpose is to Heal

10277171_391160761024041_4383272008399255608_nThere’s much going on right now. It’s easy to get caught up in the drama of it all. It’s easy to raise your hands to the Heavens and cry “Why?!?” or “Where are you, God?!?” Even if you’re awake and aware of the true nature of our being, these can be very stressful times. Even if you are one of the very fortunate people who understand that there is a Divine plan well under way, it is still a difficult time for humanity. We are all working very, very hard right now. It doesn’t matter if you are working on being awake or working on staying asleep (Yes, I see you “ego”), we’re all still just trying to work our way through the labyrinth of it all.

There are a great deal of atrocious acts being committed around the world right now but the darkness always shows us where we need to find our Humanity, our Balance.  Some of us are busy blaming other people for the tragedies that have happened of late. Some of us know that there are things that must happen for people to awaken and realign their souls to one another, the Earth (Gaia), God, and/or Spirit (depending on your unique expression). Some of us are questioning our Faith. Some of us are certain we are on the “right” path to a new social paradigm, despite (or because of) the chaos in our world. Some of us are thinking “an eye for an eye” by advocating committing more atrocious acts to make up for the atrocious acts that have already been committed.

It’s easy to forget why we’re here. Our purpose…

We Are One

What one thinks, we all think. We are ONE, intricate and delicate (more so when we realize) pieces of the Whole.  What we do to another is what we do unto ourselves, this is the mirror and what we know as empathy. Our purpose – right here and now – is to Heal. We are here to remember why we are here with each other and Mother Earth right now at this Divine time and place in our human history. We are here to heal ourselves and our Mother of our emotional and environmental scars, so that we can can evolve and flourish into a new paradigm. It doesn’t matter where you work, where you live, or how much money you make… It doesn’t matter what you believe or what “religion” you subscribe to… For there is only ONE true faith, and that is unconditional Love. In the end, we all want to live in peace and comfort, and we all want to love and be loved. It is the common thread that binds everything in the Universe.

We embrace our purpose of healing by healing ourselves first and foremost, and the way we heal is with Love. We heal one another by learning to trust and forgive with our hearts wide open. Through Love, we learn beyond measure that we are beautiful and valued. Through Love, we learn that everyone else we meet is also beautiful and valued. Through giving and accepting love, we heal ourselves. And through healing ourselves, we can increase the positive energy of Gaia’s morphological field.

But things become so overcomplicated sometimes when Spirit is actually quite simple.  In those times it does us all well to become, once again, grounded with Mother Earth. She whispers her answers in the wind. And she whispered to me today…

Healing the Trauma

There’s drama to get caught up in if we allow it.  If you’re here it’s, most likely, because you Feel the Shift in progress which makes us anxious for others to feel it, understand it and embrace it as well. But, we don’t want this Shift to come about by way of trauma and/or tragedy either.  We See humanity walking an inevitable path toward enlightenment.  We want Peace vs. war, Happiness vs. chaos and Love vs. fear.

For many of us, and I’m no exception, this sense of global chaos manifests as a deep-seeded trauma. And they ARE traumas! They cause us all to feel fragmented and at times fearful. Even if we say we aren’t going to let it enter our emotional field it still gets in.

Personally, I was led to the ancient Hawaiian healing technique of ho’oponopono, and I knew that this was the way simplest, most loving and spiritual way we could begin to heal from these latest traumas. It recognizes that, as the human race, we are collectively responsible for the situation we find ourselves in and speaks of Accountability, no matter how indirectly.  There are many other healing techniques that may also resonate for you. You may also like to read my previous article “Healing the Trauma Drama“.

If trauma is in your “field” at all, it is there for you to heal it. If it is in your emotional field then you are being divinely called upon to heal it. If it is in your mainstream news field, heal it. If you are in Syria, Russia, Gaza, Israel, the United States, or are caught up in their ‘war’ energy – heal it. If it is around you, within your energy field, it is there for you to heal. That is our purpose in this reality; to restore our energetic being to pristine consciousness, free of the energetic traumas that continue to feed the duality of our existence.

Humanity is rapidly evolving right now, in many ways but it’s not always possible to embrace it on a spiritual, genetic, social, and emotional level. We can’t always see it but we can feel it.  We need to have emotional intelligence right now, and that can only be found within. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are a shining example of a Love that is so Divine it is beyond measure across the multiverse and *NOW* is when we are being called upon to apply it, to put our training and words into Action – walk the walk so to speak. Now is the time when we must come together – as one Humanity – and heal. We can send out vibrations of Love and rift the fragments of time into something beautiful and divine. We have that power. The power of unconditional Love. It’s the one thing that every single one of us has in common.

Everything you see and feel is a by-product of what we, humanity, together, have created. And if we consciously choose to, together, we can heal. If we do not, we continue to repeat the energetic cycles and will ever know what else is “out there”.

Together we can create Heaven on Earth, at one with Gaia and each other. It is our birthright. It is our beautiful future. It belongs to us. It starts with us. And it is simple…

I am divine. I am life. I am Love.

I am one with God, Gaia and Humanity.

I am healing me, healing you, healing me.

I am loving me, loving you, loving me.

About the author and instructor:

Jennifer Deisher believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution.  She founded BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature. She is an Emotional Healer, Empath, Intuitive, and Spiritual Transformation Artist.  To book a session/soul reading or to sign up for Jennifer’s Creative Writing Workshop – Opening the Creative Channel WithIN please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

 

 

 

Blueprints for Butterflies

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Hello Friends!

I know many of you have read our blog and even worked with us on occasion in the Awakening process.  We’re so Honored to be here and a part of this journey with all of you!  Recently we added some services to our site that we want to make you aware of.  We’ve had great success with our Soul Readings and Sessions and decided to reach a little further in letting everyone know that we are available as a Loving support system for anyone navigating the process of Awakening.  Please check out our services and/or e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com with any questions.  Thank you to each and every ONE of you for Honoring us by reading our blog and connecting with us on a Spiritual level.  It truly is a Gift!

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The road to Self-Awareness and Spirit is an Emotional journey.  Healing is not complete unless there is Emotional clearing.  As Divine Love enters our BEing it brings to Light all of our “egoic” programming and behavior that doesn’t resonate with Unconditional Divine Love.  Our “egoic” or fear-based patterns of behavior tend to resist that which it doesn’t understand and most often tries to prohibit the Soul’s Growth in clearing unnecessary Emotional “baggage”.  We can help!  See below for Services.

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Creative Writing Workshop – Opening the Creative Channel WithIN

Founder of Blueprints for Butterflies and writer of The Moon Hippie Mystic blog, Jennifer Deisher, has created a unique 6 week workshop designed to demonstrate writing techniques and exercises to strengthen your creative muscle.  There is a very symbiotic relationship between our Emotional and Spiritual embodiment which directly effects our Creative channel or outlet.  We all have the ability to access these artistic blueprints but emotional and physical obstacles can deny, or severely limit, this natural human expression. Accessing these channels of creativity can be tenuous to say the least. Balance between the mind, body, and spirit are essential to artistic creation. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just beginning to explore your potential, my individualized techniques will help you become aware and enable you to process emotional, spiritual, and/or creative obstructions. This allows you the opportunity to design your own architecture of creative expression free from doubt, fear, and insecurity.

I will work with each individual one on one guiding you into your own ability in knowing how to open and close your creative channel.  The workshop will include daily and weekly writing assignments via e-mail but will also include skype sessions to develop a deeper connection. My unique approach speaks to the writer’s soul exclusively which will open the creative outlet to more aspects than writing alone.  Some of the writing assignments will be read by me and some will be personal but by writing I can see HOW you create and WHERE you are having emotional, spiritual, and/or Creative blocks.  In short, this is a HIGHLY Individualized PROCESS of opening the Spiritual and Emotional “channel” through Creative Writing.  The Goal and end result will be the ability to automatic write/create from a higher level, connect with YOUR Higher Self easily and effectively, and bring insight and clarity into the very emotional blocks that tend to choke our creativity and our Lives by extension.  We can get started and you can be on your way to writing it out for Self and others all while exploring the exclusive Blueprints for your Emotional, Spiritual, and Creative expression.

The start date is contingent upon the individual so we can start when you choose, one on one.  There are 3 different ways to get started.  See payment options below and shoot me an e-mail at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com to confirm.  My skype name is blueprintsforbutterflies for the skype sessions involved in the Workshop.

Pricing is as follows:

If you would like to pay in FULL the cost is $250 (discounted rate).  Please click here:

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Heart-based Life Coaching Sessions

We actually don’t prefer the term “Life Coaching” rather we look at it as getting one in touch with their Over-soul in order to gain Emotional Intelligence that can be applied to ones daily Life.  We have a variety of techniques and believe in a highly individualized approach to leading the Soul on a journey to Self-Awareness.  Our “fear-based” mind sometimes keep us from our best, true Self and it’s a most difficult task to overcome patterns that have become a part of us but may not be in our best interests.  Each one hour session includes an Intuitive Connection via either phone or Skype.  After the session we will spend in-depth time gaining an empathetic and Spiritual Connection with your energy signature in order to gain additional clarity into emotional blocks and/or unresolved, fear-based patterns of behavior.  Within 48 hours you will receive a detailed, intuitive, and empathetic written reading from Jennifer that will unlock deep-seated emotional blocks and provide a Blueprint for emotional Healing.  To book a session please e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com for scheduling and for payment please click the “buy now” button below.

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Spiritual Awakening Sessions

There is a great paradigm shift happening in our World and on our Beautiful Planet.  Many are Awakening to find that there is something much bigger than they ever realized and are finding a new way to DO and BE.  On the flip side, Awakenings can be traumatic and confusing if it causes you to question everything you’ve ever known.  We offer Guidance and Support during this transition and can help one make sense of the Awakening Experience.  Each Awakening session includes an Intuitive Connection via either phone or Skype, typically 30-45 minutes.  After the session we will spend in-depth time gaining an empathetic and Spiritual Connection with your energy signature in order to guide you into your Higher Self and/or Spiritual Guides.   Every Awakening is different and individualized but the key is that it is Always Life-changing and can be a tumultuous time without a Loving support system. Within 48 hours you will receive a detailed, intuitive, and empathetic written reading from Jennifer.  To book a session please e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com for scheduling and for payment please click the “buy now” button below.

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3 Question Soul Reading

Ask us anything and we’ll give you an answer!  If you feeling “stuck” in limited patterns of behavior, having trouble deciding whether to end your relationship, or whether to take the new job we can help.  As Intuitives and Empaths we can bring clarity to some of those tough, Life-changing decisions by tuning into your energy signature.  We will send an in-depth written response within 48 hours and will be available for follow-up if the need arises.  To book a 3 Question reading please e-mail us at blueprintsforbutterflies@gmail.com with your questions and for payment please click the “buy now” button below.

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About the author and instructor:

Jennifer Deisher has been sharing her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through soul readings and an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience.  A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, her writing has been published on numerous websites around the world. She founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com.

 

Diamonds in the Sky

Diamonds in the Sky

21st August 2014

By Jennifer Deisher

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

A “diamond planet” was discovered in late 2012 and I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I heard about it – but didn’t really know why. As with most things recently, I wonder why these things stick out in my mind and therefore, what it was offering me on my spiritual journey. Then I put it together when I read an article from Forbes magazine about the diamond planet and the monetary “value” that was placed on it – $26.9 Nonillion (which is 26.9 followed by 30 zeros).

Here is a quote from the article I’m referring to “There is no doubt in my mind that it would be quite valuable for those of us on earth to be able to mine The Diamond Planet and sell its raw diamonds. Naturally, there is a question of whether all that supply could be absorbed by the market.”

 

The concept that humanity has any right to consider mining this far off planet for diamonds and selling them here on Earth is not only arrogant, it demonstrates our skewed priorities and the extent of the illusions that make up our disintegrating reality. Diamonds are only considered “valuable” because our society attributes a specific value to them. The perceived monetary value of the ‘diamond planet’ serves as a distraction from our true nature – curiosity and scientific enquiry about this amazing discovery.

For many of us today, we have forgotten where we come from and our true Divine Nature. I know that I had, and it’s been quite the journey finally “remembering” many of those things; those Universal truths. The process has pushed my mind to the “brink of insanity” and back again, and somehow, I always come back to myself, finding peace in my heart’s connection to Mother Earth.

Honoring the Divine Feminine

I have a very strong connection with Mother Earth and Grandmother Moon, and my awakening has been very “feminine” in nature. But, we can’t have Life without both aspects – yin/yang, masculine/feminine, night/day. As with most things there is “duality”, and the duality that I’m referring to right now is the God/Goddess elements of our spirituality.

I have read a great many things about this duality, and specifically about how many calendars used to be both Solar and Lunar. As we moved away from recognizing the Lunar aspect of time in our calendars, we have also moved away from the Lunar side of our spirituality – the Goddess, or Divine Feminine.

The Goddess is the intuitive side of our nature. She is our feminine aspects; the side of us that nurtures, that forgives, shows compassion, and is guided by emotional intelligence. She respects life and the Earth, has the power to heal, and a loving “maternal” instinct toward others. Respect for the Goddess energy is what has been missing from our society – and from ourconsciousness – for so very long. And she is trying very hard to get our attention.

Diamonds in the Sky - starWe are all one in creation and Mother Earth is no exception. She provides everything we need to live abundant and sustainable lives. She is generous and plentiful, but she also must be seen and respected as such. She will provide us with all of the resources we will ever need, if we work with her natural flow instead of against her; if we acknowledge her being and co-exist with her. But today, we as a species have taken what she has offered us, and more, and put a monetary value on it. We systematically compete for her abundance, as though it is scarce.

Scarcity or Abundance?

Of course we all need money to survive, right? Well, I say wrong. We need the Earth to survive, and she has provided us with everything we need to do so. I mean, we can’t eat money right?

Money is only a representation of an energy exchange. On its own, it’s not a bad concept. The problem is that our current monetary and resource systems have been corrupted. A culture of scarcity and competition – instead of abundance and cooperation – has been deliberately cultivated, while mechanisms like fractional reserve banking ensure that wealth is funnelled away from the general population and into the hands of a few power brokers. Our nation’s “leaders” are at war with one another over land, money and oil, and it’s happening as we speak.

We have taken so much from our Mother without giving back, and we have reached the point in our relationship where our acquisitive behavior will no longer be tolerated, so to speak. We have created a system that is no longer working for Mother, or humanity, and it’s collapsing all around us as we speak. When enough people wake up to what is happening – and it’s coming – we can begin to reclaim and rebuild our societies in alignment with our true nature: our beautiful Mother Earth.

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I often wondered how we could ever place a monetary value on gifts of life from nature, such as food and water. Why so many must go hungry when our Mother has provided plenty for all of us, if only we would cooperate.

I often wondered why I didn’t have the freedom to live where I wanted on this beautiful planet; why I was “restricted” to a certain area just because of where I was born. Am I not free to roam, to explore, to see all the gifts of Mother Earth? Why does someone else get to decide where I can go?

What isn’t working for you?

Right now we have the opportunity and the obligation to ask ourselves – What we can do to break the cycle that is no longer working? What does our beautiful Mother need from us, in return for her sustenance? What do we want and need our societies to look like going forward?

It is all of our responsibility to open ourselves up to these questions. Until we show reverence for our Mother Earth, she will be sure that we continue to see and hear and feel her. She will rumble and roar until we look up to See her and ask her what she needs to thrive.

As Mother Earth continues to realign herself to a higher vibration, we are in a unique position; we have both the power and the need to manifest a new reality together, creating something new, different and beautiful.

We are diamonds, and it is our job to take care of our Mother who has provided us with sustenance and life.

We are diamonds, and it is our job to make sure that no one around us goes hungry or without shelter, or natural freedoms, or love.

We are diamonds, right here on Mother Earth, and it is our responsibility at this time in history to shine bright with our inner light and change our very reality.

See her, feel her, taste her, smell her, and LOVE her.

See, feel, taste and love EACH OTHER!

We don’t need to mine diamonds from the sky. I already see diamonds… everywhere!

Previous articles by Jennifer:

About the author:

Jennifer Deisher shares her gift of emotional and spiritual Healing through soul readings and an ability to connect with others via intuition, empathy, and emotional experience. A profound Spiritual awakening opened a creative writing channel that converted her traumas into artistic expression, unlocking the authentic Blueprints of the Soul. Today, her unique insight and connectedness with Spirit allows her to guide others into their Higher Self where our own unique and individual Blueprints await discovery.

Jennifer believes the art of human connection has been conditioned into detachment from our True Self, which consequently denies us the essential Blueprints of our evolution. Driven to share her perspective with the world, she founded the website BlueprintsForButterflies to help others connect with their Higher Self and create a spiritual foundation in line with their own individual energy signature.

For more information please visit BlueprintsForButterflies.com

This article adapted for Wake Up World by Andy Whiteley and Jennifer Deisher.

  

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