Welcome to the Daily Cast

The daily cast is a three coin cast. Every day (well, almost every day) I randomly pick one oracle coin from the pouch. Than I take the two structural coins (Axis Mundi, the green one and the Sirius coin, the red one) and cast the coins. My interpretation of the result is presented here. 

Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1462: Enjoy the Journey

The Wise Man of today's Daily Cast is the personification of the old Greek wisdom 'know thyself'. If we care to get to know our deepest motivations; as we strive to bathe in our inner love and if we dare to confront our inner demons, only than we can hope to gain true wisdom. The Wise Man is here to guide us on that path. Let us take this path and enjoy the journey. After all, not only will this path stay with us for the rest or our life; it actually is our life!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1461: Win-win

No longer bound by the cyclic demands of her body, the wise woman enjoys her freedom and independence. She sets her own rules and makes her own destiny.  Like her we can develop our own point of view once we break free from old patterns or old alliances. This particular set of coins does often appear in a cast when the querant  has recently divorced and is in the process of finding his/her own values in life. By it's positive connotations this cast strengthens the resolve of the parties involved to each follow their own path. That is the beauty of truly setting each-other free; everybody wins.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1460: Clean House

Not all that is old is worth keeping! That goes for ideas but -in this particular cast- even more so for material stuff. If we keep stacking new things on top of the things we already have, we will end up with a pile of items that are utterly useless in their overwhelming quantity. Let's review what we have got so far, only keep what is helping us further and refrain from accumulating more stuff. It is time for a good cleaning. Cobwebs Adieu, empty spaces welcome!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1459: Dare to Manifest!

Sometimes we are worrying about the future. Wil certain things come to pass? Will we be able to avoid mishap? Let's not worry but instead let us imagine how we want our future to be and boldly manifest it. So with a twist on my normal greeting:

Let's not fret over the future, let's create it!

Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1458: Feel The Magic

The world is a wonderful place, full of possibilities. Its opportunities are limited only by the limits of our imagination. The fairy is here to encourage us to open our eyes and our hearts to new ideas.  We owe it to the inquisitive nature of our spirit to let it roam free from time to time. That we may become filled with wonder and awe, and that we will forever feel the magic in our world.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1457: Beltane

The Daily Cast of today teaches us to give equal attention to the sacred feminine by drawing our attention to the Goddess. In Neo-pagan circles it is widely understood that the forces that power our world are not exclusively male, nor female and working with both God(s) and Goddess(es) honors all possible balances between those two forces. To get this specific cast during the Beltane time is a good omen again! (see previous cast)

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1456: Good Omens for Good Times.

All the hopes we have for the near future may very well come to pass, provided that we make the right preparations. Every task we want to fulfill and every goal we want to achieve are within our reach. It doesn't have to be a huge or life-changing event: myself for example, I am preparing for a Beltane ritual with good company and good food. Be it spiritual or mundane, let us prepare for the good times ahead! 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1455 - You Are Good Enough!

Todays Daily Cast seems to complement the one of yesterday. With 'knowing our worth' (yesterdays cast) we are reminded today that we are good enough as we are. Usually we are our own worst critics, we don't dare to take up painting, or to sing or to dance since we are constantly worrying that our result is in those fields will not be aesthetically pleasing to others. If only we could be playful and creative like a child every now and again, enjoying ourselves without holding back! It is important to create moments in our lives in which we can express ourselves, unencumbered, without boundaries, as free as a the Gods intended us to be. We don't have to be perfect in order to enjoy life, we only have to make enjoyment the goal!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1454: We Know Our Worth

The Wise Man, with his long experience in life, does not doubt his identity or his worth. He knows what he is and he is content with it. Knowing what we are and accepting our flaws together with our strength gives us a great freedom of mind. No longer do we have to prove ourselves to anybody. A multitude of experiences have contributed to who we are today, but it is within our power to decide which of these experiences we allow to define us.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1453: Treasure Your Uniqueness

Nobody is exactly like me, and nobody is exactly like you. Let that sink in; you are absolutely unique, even if you belong to a set of 'identical twins', than still you're not really identical. 
If we are not sure what our unique talents are, today is a good day to think about that. What is it that makes us uniquely us?  We don't have to develop a trait or a skill to be unique; it is already manifested, we only need to find it and learn how to treasure it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1452: Stand Your Ground!

The Wise Woman together with the Nadir coin and the Opponent spells trouble; somebody thinks they know everything better than we do. Judgmental, competitive and maybe even a little bit vindictive, this person is trying to make us look bad and steal our thunder. Don't let them get away with it! We are wise in our own ways and we will stand our ground. With dignity because we do not do brawls. We're above it!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1451: Change Your Perspective

In every situation there are two distinct positions we can occupy: either we look at it up close, maybe even from the inside, or we take a step back (or two!) and observe the issue from a distance. The cast of today urges us to do just that: to detach ourselves from the situation we are in to gain a better perspective. So let us find some high ground and find new input from up there. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1450: Enjoy Today!

Preparing ourselves for the future by making plans and setting aside some money to fulfill them is in itself a virtuous thing. To a certain extent it ensures our safety and stability. However, whenever the opponent - also known as the challenger - is on the table, we know that the Oracle is warning us not to take things into the extreme. In this case we are alerted to the fact that we run the risk of forgetting our present by looking too hard at the future. Life is that which is happening today while we are preparing for tomorrow, so don't miss it! So with a twist to my normal greeting;

Don't just create a future; enjoy the present!

Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1449: Keep Up Your Health

We need to take some extra precautions in order to stay healthy. Let's take our vitamins, do our exercises and make sure we get enough sleep. By taking good care of our overall health we are better prepared for the battle against most common illnesses. People suffering from chronic illnesses need to be aware not to ease up on their routines. Don't stop taking your medication because you feel better; understand that you probably feel better because you're taking your medication!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1448: Who Needs Help, Really?

Somebody is always trying to help others but when it comes to them needing a little help themselves, they find it really difficult to ask for it. And if they do ask somebody to help them, they  have a tendency to either still do most of the work themselves or they try to micromanage those who come to their aid. That is the challenge of the Lady who finds it difficult to let go of her control over the situation. So, a moment of honesty; is this us? Or is it somebody we actually try to help but isn't really letting us? In either case we need patience and gentleness towards this person. There is no shame in accepting help, and allowing somebody to help out can be an empowering experience for both parties!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1447: Don't Give Up

It is so tempting to start a new project to pour all our enthusiasm and energy into it...but is this the right time? If we are honest with ourselves, did we properly finish the last project we started? Do we really have the time to throw ourselves into a new endeavor? When we start something we need to see it through as well, otherwise we leave a trail of orphaned projects behind where-ever we go and that benefits nobody. So let's take responsibility for the things we have committed ourselves to before taking on any new projects. Do not give up now!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1446: Health & Politics

There is a multitude of ideas and opinions on health related issues. This makes the actual treatment of illnesses complex. This is not news: we are already know that we are in a health crises. This particular cast is warning for dangerous ideas on health and health management. A lack on consensus and the absence of common sense might lead to a collapse of health-care as we know it, far exceeding the level of personal needs. We see it coming, as do the coins, so let's do something about it. By taking care of each-others health in the personal sphere, we might be able to save the health of the collective.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1445: Stand Your Ground

The Wise Woman together with the Nadir coin and the Challenger spells trouble; somebody thinks they know everything better than we do. Judgmental, competitive and maybe even a little bit vindictive, this person is trying to make us look bad and steal our thunder. Don't let them get away with it! We are wise in our own ways and we will stand our ground.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1444: Let's Get Unstuck

The Crystal Skull is warning us today not to get stuck in antiquated ideas. Just because an idea is old doesn't mean it is right! So let us do some soul-searching here; are we holding on to convictions that have outlived their usefulness? Do we allow principles from the past to stand in the way of our future? Time to unstuck ourselves and free up our mental capacities to embrace new and useful ideas!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1443: Dare To Play!

"If only I had the talent", or, "I will never be as good as..." We are our own worst critics, we don't dare to take up painting, or to sing or to dance and constantly worrying if the result is aesthetically pleasing to others. If only we could be playful and creative like a child every now and again, enjoying ourselves without holding back! It is important to create moments in our lives in which we can express ourselves, unencumbered, without boundaries, as free as a the Gods intended us to be. Let's find s moment of creative joy today and let making moments like that into a hobby! 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1442: Lack of Care?

The Mother Coin paired with the challenger can indicate that we are being confronted with neglect today. Either we feel that someone who should take care of us is not doing their job, or that we are not doing it ourselves. This is something we want to look into. Alternatively it doesn't hurt to contact our actual mother (not necessarily our bio mom but a person m/f/nb that fulfills that role for us) to make sure that they are alright. Sometimes this particular combination of coins must be taken literally.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1441: Stop Hoarding

Not all that is old is worth keeping! That goes for ideas but -in this particular cast- even more so for habits, routines and material stuff. If we keep stacking new things on top of the things we already have, we will end up with a pile of items that are utterly useless in their overwhelming quantity. Let's review what we have got so far, and only keep what is helping us further. It is a good time for a spring cleaning, both mentally and physically. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1440: Our Place In The World

Are we were we want to be, and do our surroundings  contribute to whom we are? Our place in the world, our status at our work, our role within our family or within our local community, are they satisfactory to us? It is time to evaluate our social roles to establish whether or not we are happy with them. If we are, good for us! If not... let's think on how we want them to be so we can gradually change them. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1439: Tired?

Somebody didn't sleep enough lately and that might very well be us. So let's not be overly enthusiastic this day and let us try to work a little rest into our schedule. Just a nap in the afternoon might be enough to get us through the day. Followed by an early night, and tomorrow we'll be as good as new. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1438: Stones and Feathers?

Something comes into our hands without us expecting is. We got a present or we simply found something of which we cannot track the owner in which case it was probably meant for us to have. It might even be as humble as an interesting stone or a beautiful feather that lands at our feet. It is not about the monetary value of the found object, it is about connection and the joy of finding something pretty.  So let us enjoy the little gifts that life sometimes bestows on us. 

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Hella Raven 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1437: Inform Yourself

Sometimes we really need more information about an issue before we can even think about solving it. So let's not get pressured into making half-cooked decisions. Whatever the issue is, it can wait until we know enough of the matter to take steps towards the solution. Knowledge is our friend today, let gathering it be our pleasure!

 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1435: I'll Do It

Stuff needs to be dealt with and we know exactly how to do it.  We know the job, we have the skills and we own the necessary tools. So let's not get entangled in meetings and deliberations on how this task is going to be approached. If everybody just leaves it to us, it will get done and than we can all focus on something else. So let's not be shy and just do what needs to be done. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1434: Safety First

Today's theme is about protecting our boundaries. The Father coin is here to help us with the task. This particular cast can sometimes be very literal in it's meaning, in which case it refers to an actual, benign father-figure in our lives that has made us feel safe and protected. In that case it might be a good idea to pay this person a visit if we can. Let us be thankful for every border that protects us and for the people that maintain them. And if nobody does the protecting for us, we need to put up our own boundaries and protect them ourselves, whatever other people may think about it. Safety is to important an issue to be overrun by good manners.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1433: Freedom At Last!

We have done all our chores, we haven taken our responsibilities seriously and worked hard to fulfill them, and now our job is done. Ties that kept us connected to the world also held us prisoner, whether this applies to our relationships or to our jobs, but now we have no more obligations even if it is just temporary. Let's enjoy our new found freedom before we engage ourselves with yet another project. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1432: Learn From Existing Ideas

There are no subjects we can think about without there having been somebody who has pondered the same question before us. Sometimes old ideas can be a hindrance, preventing us from finding our own path and stifling our creativity, but not today. Today the Crystal Skull is telling us to look into the knowledge of out ancestors and to learn from the way they handled things. This might give us some very good ideas. After all, there is no progress in reinventing the wheel, so let's not!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1431: Cabin in the Woods?

Too many people and too many social responsibilities might lead us to think we do not want to take part in it anymore. How we sometimes wish we could leave the crowds behind us, quit our jobs, to  terminate our hobbies and to just withdraw ourselves in a cabin in the woods! It is natural to entertain those thoughts every now and again and it is natural to get tired of all the people we have to deal with, but  let's not quit our jobs okay? Today is not the day for rash actions in that field! 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1430: Enjoy Your Health

Spring is returning to the area I live in. The air is filled with promises of a warmer season and the first sunshine is warming our weary  bones. Whatever the baseline of our personal health is, today we are invited to enjoy our body and be thankful for the services it provides. With a cup of tea, some mild exercise and an attitude of gratitude we can reap the full benefits of what our physical existence has to offer.  

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Raven Coin Daily Cast - 1429: Guard Your Personal Space

Somebody is infringing on our space. Not so much on a physical level; it goes deeper than that. This is about the subtle ways in which our thoughts about borders and the right to defend them are under siege. It is about the right to be guarding our personal space. It is of the utmost importance to be clear about where we stand.  Once we make clear what our boundaries are, it is the one trying to cross them that is at fault; we have the right to defend our space.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1428: The Joy of Being Alone

Ahhh, the joy of being on our own, contemplating our own thoughts and musing over our own dreams and wishes. Like a cat sitting on a high place minding her own business we sometimes long for some solitude, needing some time to spend in our own company. Today our daily cast reminds us of these facts. So even if we have a busy day ahead, let us try to squeeze in some time for ourselves!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1427: Don't Believe It!

Somebody doesn't seem to tell the truth. If we are sure that it is not us who are doing the deceiving (for in that case; let's stop it and turn to honesty), we need to be on our guard for deceivers. Whenever we hear a story we do not completely believe, we need to ask ourselves who stands to benefit by the narrative that is presented. It might reveal the source and motivation of the story so we can make an informed decision if we believe it or not. And, the old saying 'if it seems to good to be true it usually is' can guide us as well!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1426: Balance Work and Play

The Father coins is amongst other things connected to the upkeep of our boundaries. Today we look at the balance between work and play. How can we structure our lives in such a way that the time we invest in our job is at least equaled by the time we invest in our free time? Do we even embrace the idea yet, that our time is a precious commodity and that we owe at least as much of it to ourselves and our family as we do to our jobs? Let's consider how we distribute our time and if we are satisfied with the route we have taken. If so; great, keep it as it is! If not: great, we have found an area of our lives we can improve! Let's play with it :)

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1425: We Will Handle This

Stuff needs to be dealt with and we know exactly how to do it.  We know the job, we have the skills and we own the necessary tools. So let's not get entangled in meetings and deliberations on how this task is going to be approached. If everybody just leaves it to us, it will get done and we'll have a flying start to the week. So let's not be shy and just do what needs to be done. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1424: Thankfully it's Over!

The Reaper is here to help us with a difficult step in our process; The project is over, the book is not going to be written, someone else had gotten the job we wanted or death has come to collect a suffering loved one. Whatever it was, it has come to an end and, if we are honest about it, that is not altogether a bad thing. Sometimes things can drag out too long. In the ending of it there is the seed of a new beginning. Do not feel guilty for mourning over what is lost and simultaneously  rejoicing in that what is yet to come. It's all part of the cycle of life.   

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1423: Don't Give Up!

Always longing for greener pastures the Elf represents the wild, the feral, the indomitable life-force within ourselves. Therefore he can be a great ally when we need to start something new in our lives. However, we are warned for the drawback of this energetic approach to the world: starting something is easy, but staying with it and bring it to fruition is something entirely different! We need to carry our initiatives through and finish them properly before embarking on a new journey. So, let's finish what we started.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1422: Are You a Prepper?

All the hopes we have for the near future may very well come to pass, provided that we make the right preparations. I am not saying we should all buy a bunker and stock it with seven years worth of provisions, but essentially every task we want to fulfill and every goal we want to achieve are within our reach if we prepare ourselves for it. Keep that in mind while setting up for the upcoming weekend. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1421: Sweet Slumber

The winter is ending, spring is in the air, we can smell the invigorating scent of green shoots coming out of the fertile earth. Even in the heart of the cities fa gentle breeze brings promises of warmer times. But it doesn't wake us up out of our slumber yet...not yet. We still savor the warmth of our beds and the safety of the duvet. Enjoy these lingering days of hibernation, they may be the last of the season.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1420: Good Food & Vitamins

Nadir and the Opponent in combination with the Elder-tree are indicative of a health problem. It doesn't have to be something major, it can be as mundane as a lack of vitamins at the end of winter: it doesn't kill us but it does make us feel weak! So there we have it: let us take care of our health today and make the kind of food choices that will make us feel good in the long run!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1419: Experience Generates Wisdom

The Wise Man is about experience, about the fact that no matter how great the education we have received, some lessons are best learned through living them. This doesn't mean that we have to do all the groundwork ourselves; whenever we encounter an experienced person, we can benefit from the life experience they can offer us. The Daily Cast of today can also refer to an actual person that comes our way to help us out based on their experience. Let's gain some wisdom through experience today!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1418: Be a Good Neighbor

Today is about community. Whatever challenges we face or whatever job we need to get done, today is a good day to involve our neighbors, our friends or our family. We might need their help, or they might need ours. Many hands make for light work and by striking a healthy balance between our own needs as an individual and the needs of the collective we are a part of, life becomes easier for everybody. So let's enjoy our social circles today and be an active part of them.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1417: They Will Shine Without Us!

We invested our time, our money and our best efforts in our  'children', both literally and figuratively, and now it's time to let them go. Whether we are talking about actual children or whether we are referring to our projects, our creations or our artwork doesn't change the outcome; we did what we could and now it is time for us to let them go. We just have to be confident that we gave them all they needed to be able to stand on their own two feet and shine without us!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1416: Standing Guard

We often cast the Father coin in these Daily Casts, so I want to elaborate on the core meaning of the Father figure in the Raven Coins Oracle in order to explain his frequent present. The Father is a protector, existing on the threshold between worlds; he stands guard between the personal world and the professional world, between family and society, between inner and outer worlds. He is the warrior-soldier in mundane life and the warrior-shaman in our spiritual life. I believe that the war raging in Europe is one of the reasons the Father figure comes to our casts so often. He questions our motives and aids us in our struggle to keep ourselves safe and sane.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1415: Unexpected Present

Something comes into our hands without us expecting is. We got a present or we simply found something of which we cannot track the owner. In that case it was probably meant for us to have. So let us enjoy the little gifts that life sometimes bestows on us. 

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There is a time to start a project and take aboard new responsibilities and there is a time when we are done with them. Although it can be a bit difficult to put an end to something, especially when we have put our time an energy in it, sometimes it just is the right thing to do. So let us not cling to stuff of which we know that we should let it go. 

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Hella Raven