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Why being honest is so important

You know I like honesty and it is really important for me. For a long time I thought that all people do live by these kind of principles as they are common sense. Furthermore there are many world religions or other spiritual teachings that highlight the importance of honesty as a main principle for our every day life and still we fail massively in our practice of honesty.

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Buddhism for example includes in its spiritual practices that we should not steal from others and also speak no words that harm. I am not sure if they realised that being honest sometimes can piss people off even if we didn’t intent to do so. Sometimes telling the truth can feel more like a slap into the face rather than receiving a bunch of beautiful flowers.

Being honest is not about pleasing everybody but its also not about hurting anyone by purpose either. It is about the right to be yourself and about bringing clarity into your life. I do believe that being honest is something that I do want to claim for myself.

I have the right to be honest and so have you.

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I do offer honesty to my friends and I expect honesty in return. This is how it works for me without all these unspoken words.

I am not scared or afraid if the truth does hurt me because I am able to deal with it. If not, well I will learn to incorporate that into my life as well.

How often do we swallow what we actually want to say to someone?

How often do we hold back just to keep the harmony while there is a war inside of us?

How often has dishonesty lead to more problems than being honest in the first place?

Let’s just keep in mind that there are different ways of being honest and different reasons too.

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To tell someone that they might hurt you or you don’t feel like hanging out with someone or spend time with them is not a crime. It is your right to set honest boundaries that work for you. It is your right to say – you hurt me. It is your right to say – I don’t like hanging out with you because…

Honesty doesn’t make you a lot of friends but it will keep you the right ones. Honesty will take you to places of more clarity and understanding of yourself but also of others.

We live in a fake smile society where everything is been left unsaid, wrapped up in something to hide it or we get shouted at. If we would have learnt to express honestly what we feel in the first place it would not have come to the point where we need to shout at each other to get heard.

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If we had the balls to be honest and not lose our dignity nor make others lose theirs the world could be a better place. If we straight point out what the matter is and not hold back than the others know what is going on with us. This offers the opportunity to others to apologize if they did something wrong or to make an effort to change things that are not right.

Honesty offers space for improvement.

Instead we expect people to sense what we think or feel. And as an empath you feel a lot, sometimes more than you want to. This might also be part of the problem why I do like honesty so much. Then I don’t need to constantly ask myself what I have done wrong to others because the energy feels strange suddenly. And if you ask they say that everything is okay when it isn’t anyway. You know what, I am tired of that. Its a waste of time.

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I feel drained by all this fake smiles and holding back of real feelings. Honesty brings clarity into your life and into the life of others. If you honesty say what the matter is or what you feel at least its out there and not inside of you. Where it slowly penetrates deeper and deeper into your subconsciousness and creates a life of its own. This is how negative shit comes about and eats you up.

You can be honest and kind at the same time. But to be honest requires a lot of training and skills and you will not always win the situation. We need to brave to be honest. Pointing out honestly what is wrong in our lives can be a very painful but eye opening process. To put the finger honestly where the wound is and acknowledging we might don’t know how to put it right. Yeah, that requires a lot of strength and often we not quite sure we have enough of it. Because we so easily pretend that we know how to fix everything or just like overseeing what is going wrong.

Sooner or later the truth will get you anyway. It will chase you like shadow even in the night. It will crawl into your dreams to remind you that something is not quite right. It doesn’t need to be that way, there are few things you can bring into your life and practice to be more honest to yourself and others.

1. Be honest about how you feel without feeling guilty.

Emotions are only temporary and also can be influenced by other people or our surrounding. The moment we are honest about how we feel it most likely will dissappear anyway. That might takes the edge of the drama already anyway.

2. Don’t stay quiet just to keep the harmony.

Nothing is more self-destructive than not speaking up when we really want to. Often we just don’t want to end up in an argument. We totally forget that sometimes releasing that amount of energy is important to break through to the next level – especially in relationships.

3. The truth doesn’t need to be delivered in a nasty way.

You can always be honest and be kind at the same time. It’s not your problem how other people receive your honesty but theirs. People don’t like to be told only to be praised but if you are honest that might not the case. Keep in mind that you want to be honest not mean – get that skill and keep your integrity and others too.

4. Being honest is a rare skill.

Yes being honest is a skill that requires a lot of training and might bring you into ackward moments but that is life. The less you fear to be who you really are and that includes living honestly the stronger you will get within yourself.

5. Honesty will open and close doors.

Stop living in the illusion that honesty gets you everywhere. It will take you to new places for sure, it will lead to different places and some of them you didn’t mean to end up. Be honest anyway. In long long term honesty will attract the right people and opportunities into your life.

6. Honesty brings clarity!

Yes it is true, if you honest about how you feel, what you want or what you think it will improve your life. Slowly but steady honesty will clarify what is important to you.

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7. Explore when to speak up and when to keep quiet.

There is a fine line of being honest and keeping quiet and you will learn when to use what. Sometimes even if we are honest with others nothing will change, this is a good indication that we need to check with ourselves. It might be time to walk away from a situation or person that doesn’t listen, care or make the effort to change. At least then be honest to yourself.

8. Honesty destroys illusions.

Yes, that’s is what is going to happen. No more denial, no more pretending, just straight to the point. And finally we so easily can take it from there.

9. Be honest – make life of an empath better.

You know how many people really can sense when someone is lying? And how many empaths even do keep that to themselves and don’t point it out? Instead they suffer silently because they don’t even want to create more pain.

10. Being honest will release unnecessary cause of suffering in your life.

By being honest with others but also with yourself you erase a lot of worries and negative feelings from your life. Because you no longer pretend to be someone you are not. How freeing is that?

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But most important maybe is that we also offer others the space to be honest. So others don’t feel intimidated by us but also grab the chance to be honest with us. Learning to calmly receive what others have to say without putting up our walls is another skill that we will need to learn in our honesty practice.

Let’s just keep it simple – and real, so the rest can fall into place.

So much love!!!!

Julie Jurgan is a medium, healer and Soulactivist. She offers One-to-One Sessions ( Readings & Meditations) via Skype and in person. Her healing sessions are available in person as well as via distance. Her healing sessions are powerful and transforming.

If you would like to get in touch with Julie about her Readings or Healing work or you have any other questions please send an email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

 

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Encountering Astroshamanism by Franco Santoro

The first of two pieces on astroshamanism, a type of shamanism related to astrology.

By Franco Santoro

I often like to see this world as a place where we come to find out who we are. We continue to come until we are willing to accept and release what we assume to be and who we truly are. To be alive, without knowing who I am, is a bit like being dead, since living involves being aware of whom is indeed living.

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Ignorance and denial about who I am does not change the nature of my true identity, but it does split the mind into two parts – one that knows the truth and the other that does not know or denies it. And it is this split that astroshamanism, along with many other paths, is drawn to address and cure.

Astroshamanism identifies a form of spiritual healing based on the integration of shamanism with sacred astrology, ancient mystery teachings and more traditional religious paths. Astroshamanism is merely a term that allows me to classify this work, yet what counts is its content.

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Central in this work is the ongoing release of conditioned ideas regarding who we believe ourselves to be. This release gives access to an area of unknowing, where we can unveil a direct experience of our nature. Most shamans and seekers concur that this process involves letting go of our perception of the separated self. This separation appears to be the ultimate cause of human sufferance, so we support the reawakening of our original united self, which many religious cultures describe as God.

For many people the term “God” has lost interest and in some cases it even produces strong resistance. In certain situations it is awkward to mention “God,” since this can easily give wrong impressions and cause prejudices. This is probably because some concepts of God trigger fear, guilt, and judgment. “God” is merely a term, which can take other names and forms, and even no name or form at all. What counts here is the direct experience of God, and of our true nature devoid of any assumption.

I believe that what most people on a spiritual quest seek today are not mere formalities, doctrines or creeds, but paths of direct experience. They search for a first-hand knowledge of their true self, or a direct encounter and communion with God. This is what shamanic work can offer and it is also the authentic essence of what most spiritual traditions pursue.

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Journeying through the unseen

In his second article on astroshamanism Franco Santoro tells how the zodiac can be used…

By Franco Santoro

Astroshamanism provides a map and tools for journeying through the path of life in search of Truth. This is acted out by using a strategic cosmology based on 12 sectors. The sectors are associated with the astrological signs when used as representations of the fragmented parts of our nature.

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The 12 sectors portray the entire range of human potentials and possibilities that the astroshamanic seeker accepts to acknowledge, explore and integrate in their original unity. They are pathways of deep understanding about all the features in life. They include the highest and the lowest forms, and their aim is to teach us how to express them at their best.

In astroshamanism the zodiac is not used for horoscope readings or other forms of interpretation, but is explored through pragmatic healing actions and spiritual practices aimed at providing a direct experience and tangible results.

Astrology is probably the oldest form of symbolic language and shamanism is the most ancient method of healing. The distinctive feature of shamans is represented by their familiarity with states of consciousness that allows them to explore the spiritual dimension of reality and to help their community, themselves and their planet. To face these journeys, shamans connect with healing guides, spirits, angels and ultimately God. The relationship with this unseen world is the chief distinctive feature of shamanic cultures and constitutes one of the main tasks of astroshamanism.

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The connection with the unseen realms, far from being an evasion from everyday reality, is aimed at healing our visible world. I cannot see God or spirits with my physical eyes, but I can see them through other human beings and the environment, when I decide to lay my prejudices aside and meet them as they truly are. By unveiling their nature, God will be embodied in them and I will uncover their essence.

As I learn to acknowledge God through them, I will also learn to become aware of how God operates in me. In exploring the mystery of the unseen realms and God, or whatever name, we use to describe That.

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What this work basically underlines is the healing function of forgiveness. Forgiveness is learning to perceive all relationships as a proof of our sacred original nature, rather than as sources of grievances. It is about letting go of the garbage I have projected on others, which in the end is the same garbage I have projected on myself.

Holistic and spiritual counsellor, shamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of astroshamanism and a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident member of the Findhorn Community (Scotland) since 1999, rector of the Provisional Institute.

Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.

Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Community and other spiritual communities.

His work honours and integrates official religions and their esoteric teachings, with particular reference to Christianity and Gnosticism.

He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac;Iniziazione all’astrosciamanesimo and other books, a series of sound healing and astroshamanic CDs, more than 1000 articles published online on a large variety of blogs and websites, and other tools for inner growth and transformation.

As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland he has held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.

Franco resides in Findhorn (Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom). He also holds events at il Casale in Lunigiana (Merizzo, Massa, Northern Tuscany, Italy).

Please be aware that Franco does not offer any form of fortune telling, divination, future prediction, or astrological character analysis. Franco employs astrology only as a strategic map of the human psyche and as a method for determining the division of time.

For consultations with Franco please click here.

For a list of Franco’s workshops please click here.
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Julie – 20. Universal law -The law of Divine Order (video)

Is there are divine order in the universe? How does this affect our lives? What does it mean to step into this divine order and how can we do that? Does everything happen for a reason if so why do we suffer then? My inspiration, personal experiences and thoughts about these questions as a part of my universal law experiment. Enjoy!

Julie Jurgan is a medium, healer and Soulactivist. She offers One-to-One Sessions ( Readings & Meditations) via Skype and in person. Her healing sessions are available in person as well as via distance. Her healing sessions are powerful and transforming.

If you would like to get in touch with Julie about her Readings or Healing work or you have any other questions please send an email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

 

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Cosmic Pain and interconnectedness – even Nikola Tesla spoke about it already in 1899

Have you ever felt all of a sudden upset, weary, uncertain or even depressed without even knowing where it would come from? Than you are definitely an Empath and these kind of emotions probably one of your daily experiences.

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It is everything than easy to be an Empath and life can get even more difficult if we try to suppress or deny our faculty to feel. Empaths are naturally born sensitive people and there is nothing abnormal about that. I even would like to say that everyone is born an Empath, because everyone was born to feel. In addition to that I do believe that this naturally born ability to feel – what others feel is not a gift but a part of our survival. Humans are social beings and daily interaction with others is as important as the air to breath. Apart from the times when we feel to withdraw from the world to find some comfort and peace in solitude. Through our need to socialize and interact with others for our own well-being we also will discover that we feel more comfortable around certain people than others.

That we seek out places that naturally feed our own sensitivity if we want to stay balanced and healthy. Overcrowded, noisy and fast changing places are not part of our natural desire to live because we can easily lose ourselves. By losing oneself I would like to refer to the idea that there is a certain balance mentally, emotionally and physically in which we have a feeling for who we are. A state of mind in which we clearly can define ourselves and feel the boundaries with others.

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On the other hand side we also were given the ability to sense frequencies that go beyond our logical understanding. Well at least as long as we have developed an understanding what it means to be connected to everything and everyone on this planet. We are able to perceive emotions and thoughts of other people who are around us but also from people very far away. A mother instinctively knows when one of her children suffers or is not well. The mother bond is probably one of the strongest but birth related bonds we can have. The phenomena to feel that someone is struggling or going through  difficulties is not only restricted to a mother and her child. Furthermore it can be experienced by close friends, lovers, siblings or anyone else we have a close connection with. It is something natural and happens everyday but most of the time we don’t spend much attention or we just wash it off. We just don’t follow our own feelings or we don’t trust them.

In many cases it makes itself seen in situations like, suddenly we think of a certain person and do feel might the desire to ask them how they are doing? After a while of pros and cons we finally get in touch with that person, or even the person gets in touch with us. And we come to realize what we felt was right and the person we thought of is struggling at the moment. These experiences can be surprisingly, amazing and lead to a deeper connection with each other. This is the gift of an empath and can become the beginning of someone’s own psychic experiences.

But there are times in which we might feel a certain uncomfortable feeling and we not able to place it anywhere. A sudden sadness, despair or hopelessness overcomes us and there seem to be no place to go. We might try the strategy of naming the origin of the feeling and after calling all family members and friends we still haven’t found it yet. Normally when we found out to whom the feeling belonged it will disappear quickly but there are moments when it doesn’t disappear and we sit there thinking…what the hell is going on?

From my own experience but also from the research I did over the years I found a lovely word for the unexplainable. Its called “Cosmic Pain”. The great inventor Nikola Tesla used it in one of his interviews from 1899.

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Tesla:

When a man becomes conscious; that his highest goal must be to run for a shooting star and tries to capture it; shall understand that his life was given to him because of this and will be saved. Stars will eventually be capable of catching!

JOURNALIST: And what will happen then?
TESLA: The creator will laugh and say: ”It fall only that you chase her and grab her.”

JOURNALIST: Isn’t all of this contrary to the cosmic pain, which so often you mention in your writings? And what is it cosmic pain?
TESLA: No, because we are on Earth … It is an illness whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of. Hence, many other illnesses, suffering, evil, misery, wars and everything else what makes human life an absurd and horrible condition. This disease cannot be completely cured, but awareness shall make it less complicated and hazardous. Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made as of similar material, and our soul related to unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times means that somewhere, on the other side of this planet, a child or generous man died. The entire Universe is in certain periods sick of itself, and of us. Disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. Relationships among the creatures on the Earth are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts the flower will scent even more beautiful or will fall in silence. These truths we must learn in order to be healed. Remedy is in our hearts and evenly, in the heart of the animals that we call the Universe.”

So he states that we are so connected on this whole planet that we can feel and get upset when something wrong in the world is happening. We are all born the same way, the same desires, longings such as love, harmony, belonging and safety. Means that we all striving for the same thing and we will feel when something happens that doesn’t resonate with it. It is not only that we feel tragic events happening when they are actually happening but there are people who can sense things like earthquakes, tsunamis and other disasters before they actually happen.

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My mother is one of these people and often got really upset for no reason. She suddenly withdrew from the world for a while and took time to feel what there was to feel. I never really understood what was wrong with her and even when I did asked she didn’t give me an answer. Just in later years my mother opened up to me and said: “Julie, I feel so sad. I think something tragic is going to happen.” Two days later a Tsunami hit the coast of Japan and damaged the Atomic Power plant seriously.

This experience can even be more intensified when wrong doings go against a majority of people or a majority of people become to know about it. Our present time is a brilliant example if we take a closer look at the Donald Trump problem. I can’t even imagine how many thoughts, fears, and emotions he triggers daily in people’s minds and heads. Even if you are currently not really affected by his presidency you might still feel a bit uncertain, insecure, angry or drawn to read about his latest undertakings.

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So we can be affected by others from near and far because all is made of energy. We can suffer when people we love suffer but also people on the other side of the planet. There is no time and space, no boundaries and borders in our connectedness because we are one race. We are human beings. Sometimes this connection can be very hard to carry and we easily lose ourselves, especially when we can’t tell any more what is us and what is the other. We can‘t protect ourselves from this overwhelming feelings when tragic things are happening or going happen. This is our cosmic pain or collective pain we experience. We will experience our own hopeless and helplessness and we will learn how to integrate these in our lives. But in addition to that we can also furthermore become aware of its potential. We suddenly can become aware of the power we have and how this can affect others and the world.

Means, if we can feel what others feel, people also can pick up on our energy. So we can influence with our thoughts, feelings and actions other people even if they are not around. Sending prayer and blessings is one positive thing we can do for ourselves and others. But also if we finally start loving ourself, aligning ourself with the universal harmony we soon will see how others are attracted to us and furthermore how things can change. People will always be drawn to positive energy and harmony as this is our deepest desire and expression as human beings.

Within all this cosmic pain and our shared humanity we will come to the realization that – what we heal in ourselves we actually heal in others too.

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Julie Jurgan the Founder of Blossom of the Soul, she is an inspirational writer, medium and healer. She offers her spiritual guidance to everyone in need. Julie helps people to explore and develop their own psychic potential. If you would like to book a session with Julie..please have a look here…

or send an email directly to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

Whole interview of Nikola Tesla can be found here….

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The difference between ghosts and spirits (video)

The unknown has always called for our attention and we happily followed that call and explored a lot of new territory. Exploring what lies behind our normal senses, in other realms or even in the dark is an adventure many of us a curious about.
More and more Ghost hunters, paranormal investigators but also a lot of horror movies found their ways into the media and therefore in our living rooms.

We see people talking to the dead, listen to Poltergeist phenomena, follow investigators to haunted places. We know that we are save over there on our sofa and not quite sure about what to make of all that?

Unfortunately or luckily people tend to believe what they see and often that is only half of the story. Yes, there is a life after physical death, yes spirit communication is possible and yes poltergeist phenomena can appear but….

Who is who and what does that mean?

In this video I try to give an explanation of the difference between ghosts and spirits.

Ghosts

Being trained by Spiritualists I came across a lot of things that I couldn’t explain in the first place. Experiences that blew my mind and did open up my mind to a new kind of reality.

I also learnt that there is a difference between intelligent spirit communication and the phenomena of ghosts.
Ghosts are energetic memory left overs which are still left in a property or in an area. These energies or better say energetic blueprints are not alive they are only shadows from the past. Silent reminders of what once happened in a certain place. It is possible to step into these kind of energetic memories even without our knowing and when we are very sensitive our mind and body will respond to these energetic left overs. We might feel, see or even hear things with our clairsenses. That means that no one else apart from us does see, hear or feel these things.

That can even be very uncomfortable feelings especially if someone died a tragic death, been tortured or abused. Stepping into the energy field of the property these memories will become alive again through our heightened senses.Therefore Ghosts are not alive.

 

Spirits

While spirits instead are very much alive in another dimension, on another frequency which is still invisible for our physical eyes. But we can sense their energy when they are around. And yes they also can produce physical phenomena to make themselves heard.

A spirit is an intelligent being and can respond to questions. The way of the response can vary of the spirits own conscious evolution on the other side.
As much we need to heightened our senses and tune into another frequency the spirits need to lower their vibration too, so that communication can take place. Often that happens through a spiritual medium.

It is very important to keep in mind that we are dealing with intelligent beings and treat the with respect.  Unfortunately through the media we got the impression that any spirits are bad, angry or just there to haunt people. But that is not true. Many spirits trying to make themselves heard because they want to bring a message across to someone. This message can include words of healing, comfort or some unfinished business with someone here on earth. Somehow it feels sometimes that both sides do have the desire to understand and make peace with each other so the spirit can finally move on.
Sometimes in cases of tragic events we can experience spirits that are confused, restless or angry. Some of them still trapped between the world or for some reason earthbound. I want to believe that even spirits need to take time to realize what happened to their physical appearance and they need time to adjust to the new surroundings.

Some mediums are specialized in helping spirits to find their way into the light and some people say that is nonsense.
I think that everyone needs to find their own meaning about that whatever resonates with you.

But most important let us not forget the difference between a intelligent spirit and a silent witness of tragic events – a ghost. So we might come a bit closer to the truth that we so long for.

Further Research

For people who are interested in some more research I can recommend the SNU (Spiritual National Union) in England.
It definitely has their own view on things but in general it is a very much down to earth approach to promote Spiritualism as a science, philosophy and religion ( Evidence for life after death).
Some of the best mediums are trained with the SNU and this was also how I started my training years ago. Many very famous people have been part of the SNU movement and contributed to spreading of the truth all around the world.
http://www.snu.org.uk/

One of the most well-known promoters and members probably has been Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories. Here is a great video in which he talks about Spiritualism here..

The beginning of modern Spiritualism was about 1848 with the incident called the Hydesville Rappings. If you want to read the full story have a look here

If you have any further questions, you would like to book a One-to-One Reading with me or a Training Session for the exploration of your own psychic abilities please send an email to: julie@blossomofthesoul.org

Julie Jurgan the Founder of Blossom of the Soul, she is an inspirational writer, medium and healer. She offers her spiritual guidance to everyone in need. Julie helps people to explore and develop their own psychic potential. If you would like to book a session with Julie..please have a look here…

or send an email directly to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

Shadows of the Night – A Paranormal Investigation Workshop

Do you believe in Ghosts and Spirits? You always wanted to go on a paranormal investigation and see what is all about?

Come and join us for this fascinating workshop.

There have been so many movies and books about the paranormal that people blindly do believe what they see on TV or read in a book. But the greatest evidence for any paranormal activity is your very own experience.


Not everything we might hear or see does belong to the other side, but how can we find out the difference?

In this workshop you will work a long a Medium Julie Jurgan and a Paranormal Investigator who will teach you how to gain evidence for ghost phenomena or paranormal activity.

You will learn how to use your own psychic abilities to see, hear and feel what paranormal activity is all about. So you will gain more confidence within yourself but also in the understanding of spirit communication and your findings.


In the second part of the workshop we will learn all about Paranormal Investigation, how to do it, what tools you will need and you will get the chance to use the equipment that is available on the night to explore the property for yourself.

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This is going to be a great and fun night, please dress up warm as the nights might be cold while we do our investigation.

The cost is £30 for the whole workshop including drinks & snacks.
The location will remain secret till the day before to the people who will take place.

We recommend that people dont do too much research on the location once known to them as it could spoil their experience. Most important is an open mind to see what will happen.

We guarantee a safe and friendly environment in which you have the opportunity to ask questions to a Medium and a Paranormal Investigator. Come along and join us for this great night of adventure and exploration.

Cost: £30
Time: 10pm till 4am
Location: Secret Location in/around Saltburn

Amount need to be paid in full to secure your place. If the event is canceled for any reason – you will get your paid money back.

If you would like to book your place or you have further questions please contact Julie at julie@blossomofthesoul.org

– Spaces are limited –

Julie Jurgan has been a medium for many years.  During her training and work experience she explored the field of personal psychic development as well as mediumship and healing. All these years it was and still is very important for Julie that people make up their own minds up about psychic phenomena or paranormal activity. Not everything we hear, feel and see has to do with the other side. But only if we dive deeper into the understanding of the very own self and stay open for out of normal experiences we will find the truth that is hidden behind the veil of ignorance. Paired up with a paranormal investigator she also offers workshops in which she teaches people the difference about psychic abilities, mediumship and paranormal encounters.

Julie is available for One-to-One Readings  in person, via skype, email or phone. She also offers Healing Sessions in person and also distant healing. If you have further questions please get in touch with Julie via julie@blossomofthesoul.org

Life Readings are 30min > £30

Healing Sessions are 1 hour > £40

(If you really struggle to afford the set price for my sessions please get in touch with me and let me know. I will see what I can do for you)

 

What people say about Julie:

“Julie did distant healing on me from well over 200 miles away. i must explain that at the age of 50 i have had distant healing many times over the years, but nothing like this. Julie is truly a very gifted and empathic lady and i feel so much better now for the experience, not just on a physical level, but on a soul level too. Thank you very much for helping me today Julie i really appreciate it, im sure it will continue to make a big difference to my health xx“ Lee Craig, Birmingham

I have had three readings with Julie Jurgan and they have all been exceptional and not just highlighted things relevant to my life but also provides pointers which have helped me get to the next step and achieve my ambitions. Julie manages to tune into exactly what is going on around you energetically and bring this to your awareness. It is amazing to have this kind of affirmation as so many of us feel unseen or are subtly brainwashed to avoid these important parts of our soul. Julies readings have helped erase anxiety about where I am going next in my life and to encourage me to develop my stronger self and believe in myself. “ Sarah T., York

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How I learnt to hold myself through difficult times

I always felt drawn to Buddhism but I really started to understand the philosophy when I went to stay for a Buddhist meditation retreat.

I wasn’t intended to go on a Buddhist meditation retreat and I thought that I would be alright with my meditation practice. But then life happened and I fell from a place where I thought that my life was quite okay into a deep depression through the unexpected death of two of my friends. Finding myself in a space in which everything was dark and cold, lonely and only my tears were my constant companion.

Thinking of my self as spiritually evolved I soon realized that there is nothing to protect us from the painful experience of the loss of a loved one. For the first few days I was even unable to talk to anyone. I locked myself away into my room, lying on my bed, crying, shouting, screaming, crumbling in pain, constantly asking why?

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Friends tried to reach out to me saying that everything is going to be alright. And as much as I love my friends but in this moment it wasn’t the right thing to say. Because just in this moment nothing was okay and I don’t wanted to think of a future that surely would be without my friends who have passed over.

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I tried to meditate, as people say it could ease pain and help with depression. I tried to do yoga as people say it helps with everything that needs to be released from our emotional body. Then I stopped meditating and I stopped doing yoga. I don’t wanted to let go and furthermore the pain was all my friends left me with, in this moment. Somehow I felt it was the only thing for me to hold on to.

There were days, when my chest burnt like fire. I could feel the pull to follow my friends to the other side, how awful was life to leave us like this. Why do we have to die? Why is this process of separation so painful?

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In this moment my life just stopped being the way it was. All my business driven attitude, the thinking and planning about the future and the creation of castle in the sky disappeared in seconds and never returned. I felt as if I was a permanent resident in hell and no way was there to get me out of it. I smoked as much as I could, didn’t go to work any more and started drinking again just to escape the painful truth of our temporary existence.

In this moment I didn’t realize that I was closer to the Buddhist truth than ever before. And I also didn’t know that this experience should lead to something I can rarely explain, but it changed my whole life forever. The loss of my friends pushed me into the stay at a Buddhist retreat centre and there I should learn what pain can teaches us and how I can hold myself in difficult times. Buddha says it already, that there is no one coming to rescue you – you have to do it all by yourself.

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And I did. Nearly 1.5 years later my meditation has changed, it is deeper, it is purer and I broke away from the idea what meditation should be.

I am not scared of the painful truth any more and I came to the acceptance that life implies death. I understand that life is suffering and the only way we can come to terms with it is, to feel it and to let it in. Running away through addictive behaviour will never ever set you free.

But the most important thing I learnt during my stay in the Buddhist retreat centre was, what love and kindness can do when they not only been given to others but to ourselves. Since then the Buddhist Philosophy has become a very important part of my daily life. It gave me a deeper understanding about life and death but also about myself.

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I don’t call myself a Buddhist, nor any other religious member. But I can say that Buddhism helped through some very difficulty times and it gave me a strength and understanding that I never experienced before.

Inspired and transformed by my personal experience with Buddhist Philosophy I now organize One-Day Bus Trips to Sam-ye Ling in Scotland, a Tibetan Buddhist Centre beautifully settle in the hills of Scotland.

Our next trip is to Sam-ye Ling is on the 16th of July 2017 and we have a few places left. We will set of at Saltburn Square at 7am and will be return around 8pm. If you would like to request further details on this, please send and email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org and we will send you further information.

Or you have a look here…for more information on our trip to Scotland.

In addition to that I do teach One-to-One meditation via Skype and in person to assist people in their practice and understanding of the mediation process.

Julie Jurgan is a medium, healer and Soulactivist. She offers One-to-One Sessions ( Readings & Meditations) via Skype and in person. Her healing sessions are available in person as well as via distance. Her healing sessions are powerful and transformational.

Julie is also one of  the Founders and the Eventmanager of Blossom of the Soul.

If you would like to get in touch with Julie about her Readings or Healing work or you have any other questions please send an email to julie@blossomofthesoul.org

Autumn Equinox Meditation by Franco Santoro

Please join us in celebrating the Autumn Equinox!

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This is an ideal time to come together to honour the balance of light and darkness. It is a time of release, transformation and renewal. Come and take time to clear and bless the past, allowing it to become fertilising compost for your highest wishes. For more information on the Autumn Equinox click here.

This is a distant healing open event occurring wherever you are in the world. It is also a celebration held in specific locations by groups of individuals, who you can physically join. Everybody who feels drawn can participate. Whether you take part on your own or with other people, the aim is to be both with yourself and others, while connecting with the deepest source of your being and Spirit, All That Is, God, no matter how you call That according to your spiritual beliefs and experience.

The event can take place at any time from 21 to 23 September 2017.  The celebration can last a minimum of 20 minutes.

The Autumn Equinox is the time when the Sun passes from the northern to the southern hemisphere, making night and day of almost equal length all over the planet.

In the northern hemisphere Autumn identifies the fall and completion of an old cycle. It is the moment in which the world or the environment that has been familiar to you, begins to fade away until it eventually disappears. The luminosity and heat of summer gradually dissolves and gives way to the time of increasing darkness.

This is a most intense moment of the yearly journey full of abundant blessings of transmutation. The leading challenge in autumn is to learn to die well to what no longer serves and be open to receive what truly supports your true intention and purpose in life.

Relevant questions here are: “what is there in my life that wants or needs to die? What ways of being in the world do not serve my current Intent and all that I am discovering through my inner work? What no longer serves me, my loving companions, the community where I live, the planet and the universe?”

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Please find below some guidelines describing an example of an Autumn Equinox Celebration, which can be used if you are alone or with others, and do not know what to do.

Basic suggestions for an Autumn Meditation:

Guidelines:

In this Equinox Celebration participants come together in silent communion to promote an Intention of Light, Healing, Love, and Alignment with the Web of Life, releasing grievances and opening up to the presence of Spirit, as they understand That. The aim is to support healing and love at all levels, for you, the environment and all beings, including those abiding in other realms.

1) Stand relaxed with the spine straight, feet flat on the floor, facing West. Focus on your breath and connect with the space around you, the emptiness surfacing the edges of your body. Sense the whole environment and its void and fullness, allowing the void and fullness of the environment to join other environments, encompassing those of all the participants in this celebration around the world.

2) Place your awareness on both your right and left hand, as you keep being aware of your breath and the environment that surrounds you. while you allow the awareness of your hands and environment to progressively expand throughout all your body.

3) Consider all the luminous experiences you have had since the Spring Equinox, and express gratitude for them. Acknowledge your intentions, what provides joy, love and anything that you wish for yourself and others, and allow this to be held through the awareness of your right hand.

4) Let your individual intentions connect with all other luminous intentions, no matter how different they are, allowing each one of them to be part of the same Light and web of life. Connect with a luminous parallel universe, a Land of Light, where everything you wish is fully available for you and everyone.

5) Direct the awareness of your right hand, its Light and the related intentions to move gradually through your arms reaching the point at the centre of your chest, the Heart level and bridging the outer into the inner. Take some time to allow Spirit to operate.

6) Consider all the dark experiences you have had since the Spring Equinox, how you have coped with pain, stress and unpleasant situations and express compassion and forgiveness. Allow whoever and whatever in your present life is related with grievances or difficult issues to be held through the awareness of your left hand.

7) Allow these individual and collective grievances to connect with all types of grievance or issue, no matter how different they are, allowing each one of them to be part of the same Darkness and web of life.

8) Direct the awareness of your left hand and the related grievances to move gradually through your arms reaching the point at the centre of your chest, your Heart, and bridging the outer into the inner. Take some time to allow Spirit to operate.

9) Focus only on the centre point, the Heart, allowing your environment to be totally absorbed by it.

10) Be aware of your lower body (belly, genitals, legs, ankles, feet), including whatever is below, hidden, dark, till your reach the centre of the Earth, and connect it with your Heart.

11) Be aware of your upper body (throat, head), including whatever is above, luminous, up to the distant sky, to connect with your Heart.

12) Allow lower and higher, Darkness and Light, to be absorbed by the Heart, so that in the end only the Heart is there. Receive an unconditional blessing from the Heart.

13) Allow the outer to gradually emanate from the Heart and take the shape of your energised and renewed physical body and outer environment. Come back to ordinary awareness allowing the above process to continue for a few minutes on a more subtle level. Give yourself some time to fully return to ordinary consciousness, stretch, get up or walk around, drink some water, etc.

14) Acknowledge how you feel and what you experienced. Take notes about anything relevant for you. If you wish, share this on the Autumn Equinox event page.

The above process can last from 20 minutes to one hour.

Blessings, Franco Santoro

Holistic and spiritual counsellor, shamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of astroshamanism and a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident member of the Findhorn Community (Scotland) since 1999, rector of the Provisional Institute.

Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.

Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Community and other spiritual communities.

His work honours and integrates official religions and their esoteric teachings, with particular reference to Christianity and Gnosticism.

He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac;Iniziazione all’astrosciamanesimo and other books, a series of sound healing and astroshamanic CDs, more than 1000 articles published online on a large variety of blogs and websites, and other tools for inner growth and transformation.

As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland he has held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.

Franco resides in Findhorn (Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom). He also holds events at il Casale in Lunigiana (Merizzo, Massa, Northern Tuscany, Italy).

Please be aware that Franco does not offer any form of fortune telling, divination, future prediction, or astrological character analysis. Franco employs astrology only as a strategic map of the human psyche and as a method for determining the division of time.

For consultations with Franco please click here.

For a list of Franco’s workshops please click here.
See Franco in Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Astroshamanism
https://www.facebook.com/Santoro.uk

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Astrology and Astroshamanism by Franco Santoro

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In astroshamanism astrology is employed as a symbolic and strategic structure aimed at moving beyond our limited perception of reality.
The natal chart, the human psyche, the material world, etc. are here regarded as mere symbols. This means that they are external or visible forms through which I can perceive an inner or unseen meaning. The planets, the universe and all human beings exist at a visible level, yet beyond this context they have multidimensional natures and a core essence. The symbolic key is properly at work when we manage to perceive this essence beyond the visible or material form.
Transformation, meant as healing, integration or expansion of awareness takes place when we establish a rapport with what lies beyond the symbolic form and have a direct experience of pure energy and of its unity with whatever exists. In order to use astrology in this process, astroshamanism considers the natal chart as a reflex of the totality of the inner and outer world, or of shamanic and ordinary states of consciousness, rather than as a device aimed at inflating our separated self and all its personal issues.
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Apart from what we think, or are conditioned to believe, we are, our authentic nature is connected with a specific Intent which represents the foundation of our true potentials and of all that truly makes sense of who we are. During life this Intent develops through various stages of transformation and key events that are fully relevant to our multidimensional self, although they may be incomprehensible for our ordinary personality.
The advantage of astrology lies in providing a codified language able to identify and define some of the basic components and dynamics of human existence. This language, when examined through a person’s inner experience, can promote a wide and clear vision as regards the direction of their cycles. In brief, astrology offers the possibility of understanding the energies at play and the opportunity of identifying, not only the modalities, but also the specific times in which they express and transform themselves during life.
The development of astrology dates back to the first appearance of man on Earth and has been developing ever since. The need of man to communicate with their fellows produced a series of gestures and sounds that was later translated into specific alphabetical languages. The need to transmit deeper meanings and to relate with invisible forces determined the birth and the successive development of the astrological language.
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Astroshamanism employs the astrological language in its essential features as a strategic energy grid aimed at reawakening, stimulating and operating our multidimensional nature. In this context it is not necessary to consider the numerous techniques and methods of interpretation on which astrological literature thrives. The essence of astrological language is extremely simple. Its applications can become unnecessarily complex. And here it is important to be clear about what we want to do with this language, i.e. our Intent.

For example, if I want to write a text on a computer, I just need to know how to use the word processor programme and this will suffice to complete my task. I do not need to study other features of the programme, the software for graphics and algebraic calculations or the internal functioning of the word processor, not to mention the hardware. What counts is to manifest my Intent of writing a text. Of course, it could be useful to know a bit more about the computer and its various functions, especially when the machine does not work properly and prevents me from writing the text. And yet, if I still intend to write a text, in the event of the computer malfunctioning, I can still do this by hand or with an old typewriter.
The astroshamanic circle, or circle on the floor, is the primary astrological reference used in astroshamanism. Here the natal chart is reproduced on the floor in an ample circle where the person can directly experience the energy of the astrological signs. In astroshamanism the zodiac signs represent 12 energy centres, which strategically make up the complete structure of our multidimensional identity.
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Once we learn to retrieve, reawaken and operate those centres then we are able to expand our awareness beyond the confines of our human arbitrary configuration and access what lies beyond. What lies beyond, our multidimensional self is always there, yet the demands of our social identity do not leave enough energy to be intentionally conscious of its existence. The astroshamanic circle serves the purpose of breaking the fixation of our awareness and gaining the necessary fluidity that can allow a tangible expansion of our perception.
© Franco Santoro, info@astroshamanism.org. All rights reserved.

 

Holistic and spiritual counsellor, shamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of astroshamanism and a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident member of the Findhorn Community (Scotland) since 1999, rector of the Provisional Institute.

Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.

Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Community and other spiritual communities.

His work honours and integrates official religions and their esoteric teachings, with particular reference to Christianity and Gnosticism.

He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac;Iniziazione all’astrosciamanesimo and other books, a series of sound healing and astroshamanic CDs, more than 1000 articles published online on a large variety of blogs and websites, and other tools for inner growth and transformation.

As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland he has held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.

Franco resides in Findhorn (Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom). He also holds events at il Casale in Lunigiana (Merizzo, Massa, Northern Tuscany, Italy).

Please be aware that Franco does not offer any form of fortune telling, divination, future prediction, or astrological character analysis. Franco employs astrology only as a strategic map of the human psyche and as a method for determining the division of time.

For consultations with Franco please click here.

For a list of Franco’s workshops please click here.
See Franco in Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Astroshamanism
https://www.facebook.com/Santoro.uk

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All relationships are multidimensional by Franco Santoro

All relationships are multidimensional, unlimited by time and space, united and whole, part of the same ecstatic web of life.

Every significant individual we meet in our life is an emanation of multiple forces, simultaneously dwelling in different worlds.

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When you see people as static categories, identifying them with fixed roles and functions, based on your trite or refined conditioning, you sentence them to death. And with them also your soul will be ultimately put to death.

Release all the prisoners you have kept in the cages of your separated mind, proclaim a general amnesty, liberate everybody, make them all free to be who they truly are!

Then, relax and finally embrace the ecstatic authenticity of your multidimensional luminous self.

Apart from the above, there is truly nothing else to do here.

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               Franco Santoro

Holistic and spiritual counsellor, shamanic facilitator, experiential astrologer, creator of astroshamanism and a large variety of tools for inner growth and transformation, resident member of the Findhorn Community (Scotland) since 1999, rector of the Provisional Institute.

Since 1976 Franco Santoro has worked with thousands of people from all walks of life and countries, offering regular support and guidance in their search for direction, life purpose, reconciliation, healing and peace. Using his unique holistic skills of facilitation, Franco has served for decades with non-profit charitable organisations, assisting individuals, groups and communities to gain clarity about their highest intentions, developing pragmatic means to fully implement them, while releasing and transforming deep rooted grievances and conflicts.

Drawing from a multicultural, non-dogmatic and pluralistic approach to inner growth and spirituality, including consciousness research, expanded states of perception, astroshamanism (which he developed since 1976), the Western, Middle-Eastern and Eastern traditions, A Course in Miracles, Osho (for whom he was press agent as Swami Bodhi Satpathi from 1988 to 1991), the Findhorn Foundation Community and other spiritual communities.

His work honours and integrates official religions and their esoteric teachings, with particular reference to Christianity and Gnosticism.

He is the author of Astroshamanism: A Journey Into the Inner Universe; Astroshamanism: The Voyage Through the Zodiac;Iniziazione all’astrosciamanesimo and other books, a series of sound healing and astroshamanic CDs, more than 1000 articles published online on a large variety of blogs and websites, and other tools for inner growth and transformation.

As from 1988 Franco Santoro has run more than 2000 workshops, in Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and the Middle East. At the Findhorn Foundation Cluny Hill in Northern Scotland he has held more than 200 one-week residential workshops.

Franco resides in Findhorn (Moray, Scotland, United Kingdom). He also holds events at il Casale in Lunigiana (Merizzo, Massa, Northern Tuscany, Italy).

Please be aware that Franco does not offer any form of fortune telling, divination, future prediction, or astrological character analysis. Franco employs astrology only as a strategic map of the human psyche and as a method for determining the division of time.

For consultations with Franco please click here.

For a list of Franco’s workshops please click here.
See Franco in Facebook at
https://www.facebook.com/Astroshamanism
https://www.facebook.com/Santoro.uk

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