WORKING OUT with DIVINE PRESENCE

When we are on a conscious spiritual journey, sooner or later we spend time in Silence. But this is just the beginning of our potential journey.

In search of peace by Bindaas Madhavi

After Silence, we may need to spend time on imbalances in our field.  This can happen when our “quiet time” results in tough, yucky stuff appearing on the scene.   Thoughts and feelings which are out of balance, unpleasant, heavy or unprocessed do frequently show up.  Unsettling issues are a part of our dialogue with the Greater Whole.

This is the Divine Presence talking with us about what we need to focus on  to remain in balance. Unsettling feelings are not the result of being in Silence. They are the result of our seeking inner peace! When we go into Silence we are seeking peace, balance, wholeness and centeredness.  If we have unresolved issues with a co-worker, a spouse or a friend, we are likely to have them pop up after a period of sitting in Silence.  In fact, many people never go into the Silence for this very reason.  They are afraid that issues they do not want to look at will show up.

Guess what?  Unpleasant issues, thoughts and feelings are ALREADY in our energy field, draining us of our Light and life force energy!  They are already causing imbalance.  Just because we are not thinking about them, does not mean they go away.  In fact, because we are trying to “resist” them, they are even more demanding of our attention. The quickest way to resolve any unpleasant issue is to work in sacred space with our unresolved thoughts and feelings which are causing us stress or anger. 

Anyone want to join me at the beach for a good conversation? by Stuck in Customs

It is easy to say well “she should do this” or “he would be a whole lot happier if …”. However this will never bring resolution to an imbalance affecting us.  These responses are actually a  form of gossip and can perpetuate and expand the imbalance.  As long as we focus on what others could or should be doing, we miss the lesson for ourselves.  We are the ones who  have to take the steps to re-establish inner peace for ourselves. Then others sense a shift in us and they are also affected by our coming into greater balance.

Coming into balance and inner peace is our part of the partnership with All That Is.  No one else can do this work for us. The more we engage in this self-work,  the more expansive our inner peace becomes. It begins to permeate our entire being and all our affairs for the positive.  If this is hopeful or of interest to you,  keep seeking and you will find exactly what you are meant to discover.  There are infinite ways to undertake a work out process from Silence to release.   Here is one you might try and adapt for you own purposes.

 

Step by Step by Alice Popkorn


WORKING OUT with DIVINE PRESENCE–  When we notice charged feelings and thoughts, causing imbalances, one option is to work them out within a sacred space, through writing to Divine Presence and then letting the imbalances go.  Here are some steps towards that goal.

1.  Open a sacred space in which to work.  This gives us access to Divine wisdom, energy, love and support even when we are writing by ourselves. ( See Note A, for ideas of how to do this.)

2.  The letter

  • Get a journal solely for these writings and date each letter. Sign your name as you would in any letter.
  • Address the letter to Dear God/ Beloved Oneness/ Perfect Love/ Great I AM/  Mohamed/Mary/Jesus/Buddha/Saint Germain/Ascended Masters, etc.
  • Keep this journal in a safe place where you are sure no one will find it or read it.

3.  Explore the specific situation around which you have strong feelings which is causing you imbalance.

  • Begin by writing about your feelings.
  • Write as clearly as possible and with total honesty.
  • Include thoughts as well as feelings about the situation.
  • Write as much as you can until you feel really done.
  • Sign your letter each time you finish for the day

4.  Ask in the Silence what fears and blocked energy you are carrying which are manifesting as imbalanced energy specifically related to you journal topic.

  • Specify the fears and other blocked energy in the journal as notes after your letter.

5.  Go into a space of stillness and call for the sacred flame (within all of us) to consume all blocked energies you have identified which are causing turbulence and imbalance in your energy field from their originating source in this lifetime or from any previous life form you have taken.

  • If forgiveness comes to mind forgive self and others completely.

6.  Give thanks for the healing support and vibration clearing of your energy field.

7. Continue to write about this imbalance as long as it remains in your consciousness following this process each day you write about it.

  • Every time you enter into stillness for clearing, healing energy will consume the low vibrating thoughts and feelings separating you from Peace.
  • You are only responsible for your own feelings. If you change, others involved in your situation will be profoundly affected as well.
  • Take as much time on the issues as you need, knowing that your desire and intention for Inner Peace will be completely supported.

NOTE A:  Here is one way to open sacred space.  ” I call forth my Highest “I AM” Self , the Angelic Host, the Ascended Masters (Jesus/Krishna/Mary/Mohammed/ Moses/St. Ignatius/Buddha ,etc.), the Nature Intelligences, Cosmic Light Beings of the Universe, Divine Ancestors and Divine Physicians  to help me hold this sacred healing space.  I may then say, “Spirit of the Living God/Great Oneness /Divine Wholeness/Holy Spirit, come forth into this space dedicated to wholeness and balance.  My thanks.”

Angel Energy

The  word “angel” immediately brings an image to my mind.  I see white gossamer fabric with wings and light everywhere.

angels are here by Alice Popkorn

I know I hold this image in my mind to help me imagine something I don’t see with my eyes.  I also like artists’ visions of cherubs through the centuries.   Those wee beings with round, chubby bodies, whimsical eyes, sweet smiles,  suspended in space.  I am quite fine with all of these images as far as they go.

Love by Beaver24

What I really love though is Angel Energy. Angel Energy  is a vibration experience that always brings Peace and Joy to me.  For me, Angel Energy is like entering a warm kitchen with bread baking which fills my whole body with delightful anticipation.  That energy at times also feels similar to sitting in a light room with gently penetrating wattage moving through my body.  Angel energy sometimes reminds me of totally relaxing and being swung in a hammock on a sunny, warm day. Or at times it feels like turning a corner and amazingly finding that something that has been so hard to deal with has gone away and is complete, whole and perfect.

Working with Angels, requires our conscious choice to invite these loving beings into our energy field.  This is consciousness exploration work.  Serious risk and serious gain are both possibilities.  The serious risk is that we will ask for help, hoping for a specific outcome and miss the outcome that is given.  The serious gain is that we ask for specific help with a given situation and everything about the situation resolves itself in ways we recognize and acknowledge.

The serious risk situation carries with it the possibility that in not getting the result we desire, we will give up on Angel Energy.  The serious gain  situation carries with it the possibility of never being able to return to a former state of disbelief about Angels.  When we know Angels are real energy beings and available to us, our whole orientation to infinite possibility changes.

Working with Angels is extraordinarily delightful business with a range of amazingly possible outcomes.  You might try connecting  with your Angels who are always available, 24-7, and who are always deeply interested in what you may need and how they might help you.

Your Guardian Angel by Alice Popkorn

The number one comment Angels make to humans is that we don’t ask enough, for support and guidance which they are lovingly ready to give us.  I work with Divine Energy everyday and I still forget to make specific requests for Angel help with some aspects of my life.  However, I have never asked for Angel Energy and not received help.  That is the best recommendation I can give for inviting you to give your Angel Energy more focus and attention. Wonderful, amazing results await you.

A few things may help facilitate this relationship.  As we have free will, we actually have to invite Angels into our energy space in specific ways to help us.  One might say something like,  “I give permission for my Angels to work with me today, with every aspect of my day”.  This request is too general  to allow for partnering with Angels on the quality of the day. You could change this request to something like this.  ” I request Angel Energy to help me to stay on time through the day and to meet all the requirements I have to attend to with grace and ease.  ”

Another way to work with the Angels is to say out loud, “I request Angel  support with the relationships in the group I am facilitating today, for the highest benevolent outcome for all”.   I did this recently and later I heard from three people that the meeting had been special for them.  I knew that my Angels and I had been working together.  The concept here is partnering rather than being granted a wish or hope.  We do all we can towards the positive goal we are seeking while also enlisting Angelic help.

A request for Angel Energy needs to be a  specific request for help regarding a time, place, situation, relationship, or outcome.  This way the contract is clear as to how you would like their help in your life.

You might also try imagining Angels as huge energy masses of intelligent loving rather than in human like forms.  Our visual images can initially help us to feel comfortable with seeking this support and help.  However, staying with these defined humanoid forms of Angelic presence may seriously limit our understanding of their scope, power, love and their ubiquitous presence.  As we hold forms in our minds, we naturally apply human characteristics to Angels.  Imagine Angel Energy moving through the air, through human bodies, through buildings and across space dimensions.  Expand your boundaries for these truly extraordinary Light Beings.  They are always be available and open to helping us, no matter what we need.

Spirit of Cyber Christmas by Anua22a

Those Among Us

Earlier this month, I went to the Dominican Republic.  I thought we were going on vacation and in part, we were. However, there was a broader purpose for my being there.  On the first morning I went into Silence, as is my daily custom, and listened for any people or places which needed prayer.   I was guided to call in healing energy to clear aspects of  the energy of criminal intent, present in the DR.  In listening further,  I was invited to include Haiti in the prayers as well.

Turquesa by Malkav

Haiti is on the western end of the same island as the Dominican Republic.  We were on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic.  I  did expand the prayer focus to include Haiti. More imbalances were named for healing during the hour and over the next two days. Corruption, domestic violence, ethnic hatred, subjugation energy, financial instability, energy of poverty, violence, abuse, fear of being poor,  and many other areas were identified for re-balancing.  For each imbalance, the century of the original blocked energy was given.  Also the type of blocked energy (emotional, mental, thermal, spiritual or physical) when this imbalance first appeared was specified as well.

This process is the exact same process I have learned to use with individuals when clearing blocked energies showing up as  imbalances in the body. To do this work effectively, we need to really grasp that all imbalances either personal or global are directly due to blocked energy coming from someone or somewhere. When the blocked energies are cleared, the body, the sea, the earth’s crust can heal itself because balance is the natural state of all living entities.

We humans must call Divine Presence into our lives so that this Presence in its myriad of forms is “allowed” to work with us.  Each of us  has the sovereign right to live our lives any way we so choose.  We can ignore or accept anything we want.  We have all the time we need and all the help we need to bring peace and balance to our lives but we have to ask for the help we want and are willing to receive.  As we know, with some of the conditions at the global level, we are running short of time.

When we  call in Divine Presence, what is needed is specifically provided.  After many hundreds of these experiences, I know this will always happen.  The outcome may not happen as I envision it, but the energy is always re-balanced in one way or another.  We are the hands of All That Is upon the Earth and we have the power to call Divine Intervention into lives and aspects of our Earth where imbalances are manifesting.

There seemed to be an urgency in the work I was doing in the DR.  After 3 days of deeply focused healing energy for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, I was invited to extend the boundaries of this work to all of the Caribbean and Central America.  The process started all over again and continued for two more days.  Then I got an email from a spiritual healer and friend who suggested that I listen to the sea creatures around the island.  How she got that message, I am not sure but I have stopped asking the “how” questions with this type of work.

Delphinus delphis by Ricardo G77

That evening I set up a sacred healing and wisdom “virtual” circle as I do with all healing work.  I invited the sea creatures to join us in spirit and I waited.  I had never worked with sea creatures before and was wondering how I would know if they were there and if I was hearing them.  I settled into a comfortable meditative state.  I listened for a long time and heard nothing but felt the energy of Peace and Harmony, or what I sensed as that.   After about 20-30 minutes, as clear as a bell I heard, “we would like to work with you in this healing”.  I was at once both thrilled and floored!  I knew the voice was not mine because I would have never even thought of such a thing.  I had thought we were simply meditating together.   We then spent a very powerful hour together exchanging energy and it seemed like we were playing in God’s space for lack of a better description.

Sea Otters Up Close by Andy- Beal

The next day right before 6 PM,  we felt the earth shake very clearly.  We went outside and it stopped.  My husband checked the seas from the third floor to see if a very low tide was indicating a tsunami.  No low tide was evident.  We surfed the cable TV but did not get news of the earthquake for about two hours.  I was stunned.  In all the time I had spent in prayer, I had never once even considered working with the earth energy of the island.  It had not been given or I had not heard it, and I had not thought of it, either.  Immediately I thought that perhaps I had missed something very important in the prayer dialog of the week.   The devastation in Haiti was enormous and the faces of those affected were heartbreaking.

I went into prayer and I wrote my spiritual colleagues to see what they were picking up about the earthquake and my work in the DR.  I eventually learned that I was not to have focused on the earthquake.  Our work was the clearing of the blocked energy which would affect the rebuilding of that area of the world, now especially with Haiti but more extensively as well.  The prayers were now to be, Come Divine Intervention for the Highest Benevolent Outcome for Haiti and her people on all levels.

Belugas Underwater by flickkerphotos

Of all the information given though, about the work that was done, that of the sea creatures took my heart.  I was told that they quelled the seas to prevent the tsunamis which were being formed as a result of the violent shaking.  This broke open every boundary I had ever erected between humans and sea creatures.  Of course, they knew there were imbalances of a major order and offered to help. The sea creatures in connection with Divine Grace in many forms,  quelled the imbalances in the water, averting the tsunamis.

Never mind if this does not seem plausible.  It is not plausible with our minds.  This is only plausible and possible to grasp with our hearts.  This experience though has dramatically changed my view of sea creatures and I will never swim in the oceans again without thanking them for their presence here among us and for all the healing energy they are bringing to our world.

Loving Oneself to Wholeness

Whenever Joyce looked in the mirror, she was angry with herself and angry at her body and mad with the world.  She was heavier than she wanted to be and had been that way for over 10 years.  The negative messages were really getting more and more self-punishing.  “You are good for nothing, you are a lazy bum, you are ugly, ugly, ugly, you are a failure”, etc.  Saying that everyday was like taking a poison bath in the morning.  She often had to have three cups of coffee to counteract the lethargy that immediately descended upon her after taking her shower, where she also saw her body in the mirror.  Somewhere in the recesses of her mind she thought that saying such awful things might motivate her to do something about her weight and general health.  These raw self messages though made her feel worse and worse over time.

Bob feels a deep loneliness in his life which descends upon him regularly on Friday evenings.  He has been through lots of relationship but none of them have worked out.

Trust by rogiro

He wants to be in a great relationship where he can love and be loved.  He spends weekends going from bar to bar hoping to meet someone of interest. That is mostly depressing and he often comes home with his insides churning from a sense of failure.  He has lost weight, is increasingly down and has nearly constant indigestion at this point. This malaise is creeping into his weekdays as well.  His thoughts are filled with images of  being alone and of feeling unlovable.   Bob is still trying out new places on the weekends but he is pretty sure he will continue to fail.

One way to work out negative feelings towards ourselves is to do something or find some place where we do feel good about ourselves and hope it transfers to the areas we are beating ourselves up about.   Giving to others is a tried and true way to generate love within.  We can also try new things such as diets, dating services, exercise, reading other’s stories, or travel in the hopes of finding something to blast us out of where we are.  All these steps could bring us some relief.

We probably all know if what we are doing does not work,  we need to try something else.  However, realizing we are doing the same thing over and over again which is not working, is the kicker.   Something about a familiar though unhelpful pattern is better than the unfamiliar, more risky option. Clearly though, repeating what is not working is a road to more pain.

What to do? TAKE THE FEELINGS INTO SILENCE FOR HELP.

Imagine there is a space inside of you where you are truly loved, because there is. Imagine that you can go there whenever you want to, because you can.  Imagine that there is a plan for you full of abundance and joy, because there is.  Simply sit and speak to the Divine Universe, which is all ears.

Devon on the mountain by Maya De La Rosa-Cohen

People ask me what I do in Silence.  I open the space with Divine Energy. I invite all Divine forms of energy to join with me for the purpose of creating more wholeness and peace.  I am still for as long as I can be which varies by the session.  Then I scan my sadness and my fear and I speak of it out loud so that I can call in Divine Help in alleviating the stuckness I feel.  Working with Divine Intervention, Knowing, Love and Presence informs and fuels my intention to feel better about myself. When I release my sadness and my fear, I feel better.  When I call in Divine Intervention right into the source of my sorrow and sense of failure, I experience a shift in the heaviness of carrying those misperceptions I have been feeling.

Each person has internal Light which we were born with.  It may be dimmed though through unloving messages from our growing up, due to traumas in our lives or by unloving messages from our own personal fears.

Cal-2005-444 by Paul-W

We have not however come here without a rudder, without direction, or without purpose. The feeling though of sailing without a rudder may well be an indication that we might go within and ask for help.  When we do this, we then have to wait knowing that we have been heard and we will get all the help we need. This help may not be in the form we expect to receive it.  This help may still require us to do something new, to risk.

If you are not sure you “have done enough to get the help you need” here are a few pointers.

1. Do not judge by appearances. If you go into Silence and then immediately go out and do just exactly what you have done before the Silence, like berate yourself, simply stop.  Accept that you are between unhealed and healed, which you are.  Realize that you have moved closer to wholeness, through that realization alone.  Congratulate yourself and let it go.

2. Talk to yourself in a loving  way, such as,  “this thought is not loving and has no power, so I let it go.”  ” I am lovable and capable.” ” I am getting all the help I need even though now, I do feel lousy.”  ” I call into my life good thoughts and feelings about myself and ask for help in guiding me to people and places where this can occur.”

3.  Ask once and give it time to manifest in your life. Do not pick up your issue every day and re-ask for the same help, as if you have not been heard.  If you can’t help doing this, figure out what fear you are still carrying that is fueling this response.  It could be the fear of not deserving any help in this life.  A feeling of fear can completely block your receiving the support you seek.  Go after the fear face on!   Call for the Light to dispel this fear you have. Fear has only the power we, ourselves, give it.

Love is the absolute way to Wholeness. Love and joy are ours when we face our fears and let them go.  Loving oneself  manifests Wholeness.  When we face tough issues alone though, we often can’t access enough Love ourselves to shift our energy. That is one MAJOR reason to work through it with Divine Presence which is within.  There is ALWAYS enough Love to take us to Wholeness if we seek within, in the Silence.

The first step towards Loving oneself to Wholeness is often the hardest.  Ask, seek, sit in stillness, scan for fears and sadness and wait holding the space for shifting energy. Wholeness can come to each and every one of us.   Love is everywhere present, all knowing and all powerful.  Loving oneself is one major highway to Wholeness. Try it and let me know what you find.

Praying with Results

How does one go about getting  a car and a house sold one day after praying about it? Read on!

The purpose of prayer is to connect with the Greater Whole/ All That Is / Highest Presence.  When we think of prayer, however, we often begin by asking God for something which we think we are missing. This is highly ineffective though because it goes against all that we know to be true in the Universe.

God is constant.  God never changes.  These are absolutes in the Universe for all people. Our needy prayer will not get “God” to do anything differently from what has been going on for eons. Without a doubt, there is no DIVINE BEING who will give us what we want when we ask for it from a place of lack or neediness.  It does not work this way.

Sembahyang by thebigdurian
Sembahyang by thebigdurian

For the highest prayer results, we have to pray from a place of claiming we are One with All That Is, from a position of shared power, from a place of a ” joint heir to the throne”.  When we do this, we are envisioning the highest good, the highest benevolent outcome, the Light surrounding loved ones, Divine Presence in the space of fear, using the highest available power.   We are calling forth the Presence of God in infinite form,  from the unformed nature of the Universe just like God said, “Let there be Light” and there was.

Though I am in prayer numerous times a day, it is most often with Divine Beings and other pe0ple’s highest I AM Energy.  I learned a powerful lesson recently about praying for things in my own life.

My mother’s house had been on the market for over two years with only one extremely low bid  in all that time.  Also, a friend’s car had been parked at our house for nearly three years, though only in the last 3 months  had she been seriously ready to sell the car, this time around.  She had tried for a short time last year to sell the car without success.  On July 4 of this year, my husband and I sat together and spoke aloud, prayers for each of these situations.  This is not a common experience we have!  We called for the clearing of all blocked energy manifesting as these items remaining unsold.   We called for persons to manifest who would love the car and love my mother’s house.  We called for the sharing of the full abundance of these resources with those who would love them.

On July 5th, the car sold.  On July 5th the eventual purchaser saw my mother’s house for the first time.  After two more visits she made an offer and we settled on a contract.  The one thing she told the realtor as we were negotiating is that she absolutely loved the house!  No one in two years had said that about the house.

Why hadn’t this happened before this time?  What was so powerful about the way we prayed that made a difference the very next day? I realized that if only one of these things had happened,  I might not have gotten the lesson.  Because both items were addressed the day after our prayer,  it was absolutely clear that something was different about the prayers we prayed.  Here is my best take on what was different about these prayers from others I had prayed over the months before this time.

I prayed with another person about these items.

  • When I pray for others with Divine Presence, their own energy is always present so there are  two of us present.  I learned that when praying about items connected to me I can increase the power of the call by praying with another person.  Praying together with my husband was a powerful expansion of the call for Divine Presence regarding these items for sale.

We prayed these prayers out loud with our  individual contributions to the effort.

  • When we pray out loud, we are literally giving form to the unformed Divine Universe around us. All that is needed is already given though it may not be manifesting in ways we would like to see it manifest.  Emilie Cady says, ” We must take our thought off the visible world and center it on God.  We begin, as God began in creation, by speaking out into this formless substance all about us with faith and power.  ‘Let there be so and so (whatever we want). Let if come forth into manifestation here and now.  It does come forth by the power of my word.  It is done.  It is manifest.’ ” ( Complete Works of  H. Emilie Cady, H. Emilie Cady,  Unity House, 1995, p 199. )

We prayed these prayers from a position of sharing abundance with others who would love the items we had to sell.

  • We were both focused on the energy of abundance which is in Right Relationship with Divine Energy.  Abundance energy manifests as expanding love, infinite source and creative possibility.  We called forth, from the unformed Universe, people who would love the things we had to share.  Love heals all things, corrects all situations, manifests all good, even a house that had not sold for 2 years and a car that had had an unclear fate for over a year.

We prayed these prayers within a sacred healing circle called for this purpose.

  • Our prayers were said within the space of a sacred assemblage of Divine Energy in a range of forms, including Angelic Host, Cosmic Light Beings, Ascended Masters, Nature and Deva Spirits and both of our I AM Energies/ our Eternal Beings.
Prayer Group by KRHamm
Prayer Group by KRHamm

Take the risk of praying out loud with another.  “When two or more are gathered together in My Name, there, I Am”.   Take the risk of calling in Divine Presence for reasons of love (appreciation, delight, abundance, creativity, kindness, ) etc.  Take the risk of specifically working with Divine Presence in other forms to support your call.  These steps will produce good results for you.

Please also consider sharing these stories with us as you have results from your efforts.

Intentional Partnering with God (excerpt)

Sermon for May 24, 2009
Comm-Unity On the Hill,* Washington, D.C.
Rev. Robbins S. Hopkins, Ed.D.

Editor’s Note:

I recently began attending a Sunday service at a Unity Church in Washington, D.C.  I found this group after several people independently recommended this spiritual group to me.  I am very happy with this group’s inclusiveness, openness and  joyful singing.  This post is an excerpt of the sermon I offered when asked to speak one Sunday.  To see the full sermon, click either on the title Intentional Partnering with God on the navigation bar at the top of this page or click on the link at the bottom of this page.  If you are looking for a place of worship, do consider coming one Sunday to visit.  Specifics about the congregation are offered at the end of the full sermon.

Opening Prayer

Spirit of the Living God, we open to the Presence of Love within us and among us, as we gather here today.  Our thanks for the blessings of our lives and for this time of worship and reflection together.  And So It Is.  Amen.

Sermon

I am so happy to be here with you, today.  I have been earnestly looking for a spiritual congregation for three years where I might worship and share my talents.  I fortunately have had a lot of sign posts and help along the way.  At the Sacred Circles Conference in February of this year at the National Cathedral, four different people told me of this congregation.  In fact, the workshop for that conference which I gave was held in this very room.

After those four different conversations, I imagined a loud voice saying rather pointedly to me, “Robbins, are you getting this?  This is the place you have been looking for.” I just laughed.  I rarely get messages which are that emphatic and pointed.  It would have been most unwise for me to ignore that.  So, I have been happily coming here since the end of February.

I am also so pleased to have been asked to speak with you.  I am a minister of spiritual healing.  Among other things, this may be the very first place in years perhaps ever, really, that I could say this out loud, from the pulpit and not wonder if a significant number from the congregation might actually get up and leave.  This is the absolute truth.

Green Buddha by EugeniusD80
Green Buddha by EugeniusD80

As a minister of spiritual healing, I work with unseen energies. I work with energies in our mind, in our hearts, in our bodies, in our relationships, in our spirit, and in our Universe.  Unseen energy includes feelings like fear, anger, love or appreciation. Unseen energy also includes the energy of my passed mother, my relationship with my brothers, a client’s depression, loss or cancer,  the energy of Ascended Masters like Jesus and Buddha, the nature spirits, energy of our ancestors and the presence of the Angelic Host, to name a few.

Editor’s Note:  Click here to see full sermon. http://www.robbinshopkins.com/intentional-partnering-with-god/ or click on the title Intentional Partnering with God on the navigation bar at the top of the page, for the full text.