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by sheryl
Mon May 30, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost
Replies: 5
Views: 3682

Feast of the Ascension and Pentecost

Shalom Friends! As we move towards the upcoming Feast, contemplations have been arising over this event known as Pentecost. To much delight, a companion found and shared a post where Tau Malachi offers us an expanded teaching on this event and Feast. There, he states: This matrix of souls forming th...
by sheryl
Tue May 24, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: So were should I start?
Replies: 4
Views: 3151

Re: So were should I start?

Shalom L.Tamayo!

Welcome to our online community!

I look forward to exploring the lineage's teachings with you.

May you be blessed in your journey.

Sheryl
by sheryl
Sat May 21, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Hearing Teachings in Mercy or Judgment (Revelation 2:7)
Replies: 9
Views: 4157

Re: Hearing Teachings in Mercy or Judgment (Revelation 2:7)

Shalom Tau Malachi! Thank you for giving us a further exploration of hearing. Much praise and gratitude to Mother Spirit. A question regarding these teachings has risen, from an experience this week and a discourse last night with a companion, praise and gratitude to God! How does abiding in the lig...
by sheryl
Thu May 19, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Hearing Teachings in Mercy or Judgment (Revelation 2:7)
Replies: 9
Views: 4157

Re: Hearing Teachings in Mercy or Judgment (Revelation 2:7)

Shalom Tau Malachi! Thank you, brothers, for what you have drawn out in this marvelous teaching. How beautiful to add the story of Eli and Samuel and Samuel at first mistaking a voice arising from within as one coming from without. This teaching, Tau Malachi, is swirling with contemplations this wee...
by sheryl
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: What is an Enlightened View of Works in Salvation?
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: What is an Enlightened View of Works in Salvation?

Shabbat Shalom, Brother Bevan! You have asked wonderful questions, praise Mother Spirit and the Seeker within! I too come from the outer church and likewise sought reconciliation of such terms as works and salvation. As you are pointing to, these words in our lineage have a different meaning than wh...
by sheryl
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Evening and Morning as One Day
Replies: 5
Views: 3203

Evening and Morning as One Day

Elohim called the light day, and the darkness Elohim called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. (Genesis 1:5) Shabbat Shalom Dear Friends! This verse from the first chapter in Genesis has much been in mind and heart recently, especially morning , and how evening and morning...
by sheryl
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Future is Uncertain
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Re: The Future is Uncertain

Shalom Jackie!

I too much enjoyed your poem. It fits well with contemplations that have recently been swirling about change.

Thank you for sharing.


Sheryl
by sheryl
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Roots of Creation in the Supernals and Ain
Replies: 18
Views: 7693

Re: The Roots of Creation in the Supernals and Ain

John 17:20-22 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have ...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Get Behind Me Satan
Replies: 4
Views: 2682

Re: Get Behind Me Satan

Shabbat Shalom, dear friends! I am caught by this discussion as well. Thank you, all, for sharing your insights. They are giving rise to new thoughts regarding this story. Sister Cathy, you mention return, and it is curious that in two of the three places in scripture that mention this exchange, it ...
by sheryl
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from North Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 4007

Re: Greetings from North Carolina

Shalom Jaclyn, and welcome to our online community! I too come from a protestant background, as do many here, and nothing felt right, as well, until meeting up with the Sophians. We are blessed to have this light among us. If you haven't yet found our Tuesday night chats with Elder Sarah, you might ...
by sheryl
Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Receptivity: True Discipleship
Replies: 23
Views: 9055

Re: Receptivity

Shalom, Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! I am most taken this morning by this that you said above, Tau Malachi: In this, perhaps, we may understand that faith in Tzaddikim is faith in ourselves, faith in the possibility of our own enlightenment and liberation - faith in God within us, faith in God with...
by sheryl
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Shalom & Blessings Fellow Sojourners
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: Shalom & Blessings Fellow Sojourners

Shalom Laura Jane and welcome to our online community! No matter the pathway to here and now, it always seems as though it was a miracle that brought us here! So many twists and turns, sorrows and joys, each though, often in retrospect, seem to have prodded us in the right direction, the direction w...
by sheryl
Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: For God so loved the world...
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

Re: For God so loved the world...

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you dear Tau. These words have sparked a greater understanding. It has often been taught that we engage the spiritual practices of the lineage to invoke and awaken awareness of our true nature, our True Being. In considering the practice of Union with the Red Maiden, for exampl...
by sheryl
Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Reading Ecclesiastes
Replies: 8
Views: 6724

Re: Reading Ecclesiastes

Shabbat blessings and greetings this day! Thank you, dear Tau and brothers for this contemplation, it has danced delightfully with recent thoughts arising on the now. It came to mind that when all attachments, aversions and graspings are brought to cessation, all that is left is the now, and so I re...
by sheryl
Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: For God so loved the world...
Replies: 3
Views: 2193

For God so loved the world...

Shalom Brothers and Sisters! Contemplations of Mother have been arising lately, and a wonderful dance arose today in considering John 3, a teaching given by Tau Malachi in Living Gnosis, and one recently given in the thread on the Book of Malachi ( here ). In Living Gnosis , while teaching on The My...
by sheryl
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Succession of Prophets
Topic: The Book of Malachi
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: The Book of Malachi

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Gideon, This is a delightful find this morning! Praise to the Light of Imma Gadol! Thank you Elder Gideon for posting this teaching. I had not before thought of the blessing of turning (shuwb) the heart (leb) of parents towards their children and children towards their parents ...
by sheryl
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Giving and Receiving Practice
Replies: 9
Views: 4750

Re: Giving and Receiving Practice

Shabbat Shalom dear Tau and friends! There is much praise and gratitude in the teachings that are pouring forth on this thread, for something new and practical is being seen. In John 3, The Perfect Tzaddik teaches: 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the ...
by sheryl
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Creation and Salvation
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Re: Creation and Salvation

Shabbat Shalom! Thank you, Elder Gideon, for bringing this teaching to the forum. I too am finding delights in what Tau Malachi has gifted. Praise to the Queen of Shabbat! We had before heard that YHVH is salvation, the blessed name Yeshua tells us this. However, there is something new being felt in...
by sheryl
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

Re: Psalm 27

Shalom Tau Malachi! Thank you for this teaching. It is bringing delightful contemplations. I am especially moved in thought with this sharing: To be “set high on a rock,” here we may contemplate the Risen Messiah and our soul uplifted in the Great Resurrection and Ascension. it is bringing to heart ...
by sheryl
Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Creation in Wisdom (Psalm 104:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Creation in Wisdom (Psalm 104:24

Shabbat Shalom! There has been a double portion of delight in this teaching! Praise to Queen of Shabbat! In reading the first teaching offered above, Tau Malachi, it came to mind that when 'hands' are raised in blessing, becoming hand , singular, a mystery of each Sefirah is being remembered, touche...
by sheryl
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

Psalm 27

Shalom Dear Friends! This Psalm came to mind tonight in the midst of our Zohar discussion. If I might share parts of it with you. One thing I have desired of Yahweh That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of Yahweh All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of Yahweh, And to inquire in Hi...
by sheryl
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Zakor Shalom
Replies: 4
Views: 2874

Re: Zakar Shalom

Shalom dear friends! What a lovely contemplation to begin this day! I very much appreciate the gratitude that has been shared, as well as the connection between desire and remembering. Surely it is our desire that allows a new thought or behavior to begin to penetrate! It seems to take a bit of time...
by sheryl
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Re: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)

Shalom Dear Friends! This contemplation keeps growing! Praise Imma! As we move towards the Feast of Mother and Child, another thought arises. In the biblical story of the birth of Yeshua, it is said that in this world there was no room in the Inn for Mother Miriam and Joseph, so thoughts arose that ...
by sheryl
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Re: Mother's Womb & Life (Job 1:21)

Shalom Tau Malachi, Elder Gideon, Marion and Friends! I am delighting in the teachings given and what has been shared! Much gratitude to the Giver of All. Thoughts began swirling when looking at something Gideon shared about:.. a Hebrew word for womb rehem רֶחֶם that also means matrix. The same lett...
by sheryl
Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Rebekah and the Great Minyan of Holy Women
Replies: 1
Views: 2104

Rebekah and the Great Minyan of Holy Women

Shabbat Eve Shalom, Brothers and Sisters! Grace and Peace to you, in Kallah Messiah! Two companions and I were engaging in a delightful discourse this morning, when something of Rebekah was revealed to us, prompting questions regarding the Great Minyan of Holy Women. Praise to Isha Gadol, who gifts ...
by sheryl
Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Garments of Holiness: Dressing in Holiness
Replies: 5
Views: 3946

Re: Garments of Holiness: Dressing in Holiness

Shabbat Shalom, Dear Friends! What a delightful Shabbat contemplation! Praise to Imma Gadol, and gratitude for her vessels of understanding. Several new thoughts have arisen and several old thoughts are being seen anew. We speak of tzaddikim and the Sanctuary of Grace which surrounds them, and it co...
by sheryl
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Repentance of Tzaddikim (Matthew 3:2)
Replies: 6
Views: 3139

Re: The Repentance of Tzaddikim (Matthew 3:2)

Shabbat Shalom, Dear Friends! I am ever so grateful for this teaching on repentance (teshuvah) and for the insights that our sisters have offered. Praise to Imma Gadol, who prepares us and gifts us with greater understanding! With what you have shared, Tau Malachi, I am hearing teshuvah anew. Like w...
by sheryl
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Alabama
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: Greetings from Alabama

Shabbat Shalom Aaron!

It is good to see you here. May these teachings bring you peace and joy.

Sheryl
by sheryl
Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: The Voice of God in the Day (Psalm 50)
Replies: 5
Views: 2847

Re: The Voice of God in the Day (Psalm 50)

Shabbat Shalom! I am intrigued by what has been offered by this contemplation! Thank you Tau Malachi and friends. Praise to Elohim who gifts us with such teachings! In following in your footsteps, Elder Sarah, the word 'shaken' from Job 38:12 stroke an interest. In coming from a fundamental Christia...
by sheryl
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 179 – Desiring Truth
Replies: 4
Views: 3130

Re: Saying 179 – Desiring Truth

Shabbat Shalom, Sister Martina! Thank you for sharing with us your contemplation. There is power and keen insight in your words. They fill and expand a contemplation arising recently. Praise Imma Gadol for these blessings! To paraphrase what I am hearing in your words, loving God with all our soul, ...
by sheryl
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Living Redeemer (Job 19:25-26)
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

Re: Living Redeemer (Job 19:25-26)

Shabbat Eve Shalom! I am grateful for the teachings that have been gifted to us in this thread. Praise to Mother Spirit for blessing us so! There are several questions arising in my contemplations, if I might pose them here. One is in regard to skin . Above, Tau Malachi, you teach, saying Given this...
by sheryl
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Depths and People: Amaq and Am
Replies: 2
Views: 2479

Depths and People: Amaq and Am

Shabbat Eve Shalom! In speaking of depths in our Zohar study recently, Elder Gideon brought to our awareness that the word for depths used in Psalm 130, Out of the depths I have cried to you, O Yahweh , is amaq or Ayin Mem Qoph , bearing a resemblance to the Hebrew word for people, am or Ayin Mem . ...
by sheryl
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylon
Replies: 7
Views: 5298

Re: The Serpent and Rider in relation to The Whore of Babylo

Shabbat Eve Shalom! Elder Sarah once taught that what is happening right now is the most merciful manifestation of what could happen. What you have shared, Sister Marion, has touched the heart bringing to mind the three roots (remember our transcendence, keep our mind on things that our above, and r...
by sheryl
Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Abundant Life, Material Blessings (Deuteronomy 30:9)
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: Abundant Life, Material Blessings (Deuteronomy 30:9)

Shalom Tau Malachi, There is something new to my hearing with this teaching. Before, I was only considering physical resources as material abundance, but with this teaching, people and relationships are now being included as such riches. It comes to mind that we can say that anything through which t...
by sheryl
Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Uplifting Sparks From Fallen Husks (Numbers 33:2)
Replies: 9
Views: 4009

Re: Uplifting Sparks From Fallen Husks (Numbers 33:2)

Shabbat Shalom! I very much appreciate this clarification above, Elder Gideon, that it is the light within us that is calling us to choose to extract virtue from within vice , also teaching that the virtues of each Sefirah emanate from the Holy One, therefore they are pre-existing this action of cho...
by sheryl
Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Uplifting Sparks From Fallen Husks (Numbers 33:2)
Replies: 9
Views: 4009

Re: Uplifting Sparks From Fallen Husks (Numbers 33:2)

Every place that the children of Israel set up their encampment and dwelt corresponds with holy sparks bound up in husks, klippot, and there they would remain until the holy sparks were drawn out and uplifted through corresponding actions of righteousness in devotions and worship. Thus, in a place ...
by sheryl
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Verse 43
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Re: Verse 43

Shalom Jewels! I appreciate what you have shared. It touches on a contemplation that has been swirling since last night's chat with Elder Sarah, about being an authentic human being. We were discussing another saying in Thomas, saying 66: Jesus said: Show me the stone which the builders rejected; it...
by sheryl
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Song of Songs 2:8-13 Springtime Rhapsody
Replies: 7
Views: 4120

Re: Song of Songs 2:8-13 Springtime Rhapsody

Shalom Sister Anna! What fun it is to delve into the mysteries of the Song of Songs! I appreciate all your insights and the discussions that they have inspired, Sister! Praise Mother Spirit! The gazing from behind the wall and in at windows and lattice reminds me of barriers or restrictions of the L...
by sheryl
Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3

Shabbat Shalom, Dear Friends! Thank you, Tau Malachi for your words, giving us a deeper insight into heart. It might be recalled that a discussion about Mother's Heart arose from our retreat this summer, and with the mentioning of the 32 paths of Wisdom as the secret paths of the true heart, somethi...
by sheryl
Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Zeal for Yahweh: Guarding the Continuum (Num: 25:10-11)
Replies: 2
Views: 1746

Re: Zeal for Yahweh: Guarding the Continuum (Num: 25:10-11)

Shalom Tau Malachi! These revelations of the spiritual essences behind the statutes and laws of Torah continue to delight! My gratitude to Mother Spirit. A curious thing was found in looking at zeal in Torah. The word that is translated in this teaching as zeal, qin'ah is the same word translated as...
by sheryl
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Red Heifer: Purification Through Devotion
Replies: 10
Views: 3827

Re: Red Heifer: Purification Through Devotion

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! I am delighting in these new teachings on the statutes and laws of Torah. Praise to the Holy One for such gifts! We are being blessed, Tau Malachi, not only with a glimpse into the spiritual essences behind the statutes and laws themselves, but much to my delight...
by sheryl
Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Cherishing Life
Replies: 0
Views: 1769

Cherishing Life

Shalom Brothers and Sisters! A contemplation has arisen that I wished to share with all of you, to see if others might have something to add. Recently, in community, we have been discussing the meaning in Torah of a 'menstruant woman'. Swirling with the thoughts shared has been the idea of an experi...
by sheryl
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3

Shabbat Shalom! Simply because "I" can observe thoughts running through the mind leads to the conclusion that "I" am not the thoughts. This may be one of the first insights gained from the practice of meditation. This is a keen insight, Kathleen, and one I have found to be essent...
by sheryl
Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Your Daily Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 3089

Re: Your Daily Practice

Shabbat Shalom! Welcome to our forum, David! It is good to see you here, and I pray your time with us brings you many blessings. Having also dabbled a bit in various eating regimens, what you shared Kathleen, about blessing our food, has been found to be the most essential. This is actually an integ...
by sheryl
Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3
Replies: 11
Views: 4239

Re: The Power of Thought: Leviticus 26:3

Shalom! I am delighting in the teaching that Tau Malachi has given and the insights that each of you have shared. Kathleen, you said: I have learned through the practice of meditation that "thoughts running through the mind" are of little to no consequence unless the "heart" iden...
by sheryl
Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9
Replies: 9
Views: 3604

Re: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9

Shalom Tau Malachi! I am delighted in your response. Much is being essentialized in our daily spiritual living and practicing. My deepest gratitude to Mother Spirit. I appreciate that you have taught us that the fire to be entered into when we sin, when we are seeking to transform sin into righteous...
by sheryl
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9
Replies: 9
Views: 3604

Re: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9

Shabbat Shalom Dear Friends! Thank you Tau Malachi, and Brother Mark Daniel, for fueling our discussion! It has been a delight to read your posts. What has been drawn out adds to a contemplation that has been brewing, arising from recent teachings in Zohar. There the beloved Rabbis discuss Exodus 15...
by sheryl
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9
Replies: 9
Views: 3604

Re: Transforming Sin Into Righteousness: Leviticus 21:9

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Sarah! Your teachings both trouble and delight, for they bring to mind a teaching by the Perfect Tzaddik: To whom much is given, much is required. Has not the daughter of a priest been given much? And if we consider what you have offered, Tau Malachi, that 'her father' i...
by sheryl
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: The Bornless One (Saying 15)
Replies: 4
Views: 6858

Re: The Bornless One (Saying 15)

Shabbat Shalom, Brother Brian! I am delighted in what you have shared in your post on this mysterious saying from the Gospel of Thomas. It fits nicely with a contemplation arising this day. Elder Sarah, in speaking of teli , or "pole dragon", directed me to chapter 6 of Sefer Yetzirah or T...
by sheryl
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Giving to God: Exodus 25:2-3
Replies: 8
Views: 3113

Re: Giving to God: Exodus 25:2-3

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon! I am grateful for both of your responses, bringing something new, and something being seen anew, to mind. The discussion of dust, Elder Gideon, sets off several ahas . One is that flesh/matter is redeemed through our self offering. I believe it is correct to say ...

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