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Happiness + freedom
Acknowledgement, time, acceptance, self-love
Vol 9 : 40 - USA IRS and Family debt
Growing up without being shown who you are inside
Gratitude
The Debt of Kindness - Matthew Geraghty
My home (3 bedroom house). My health.
Just been freed from the claws of 25 years of debt burden. I am elated
18 years of growing up and labour pains
 

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DEBT NUMBER MAN089

Great grandfather Lancashire Fusiliers awarded ASO for saving the lives of fellow comrades, after platoon leader was killed

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DEBT NUMBER MAN013

(I can’t even spell for how hard this is ) for the child I lost, who I never saw grow. A situation I hid from all around me. A guilt I’ve felt forever. May your assistance, life, finally be celebrated and my  mind clarified.

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Clean my IRS debt in the US. Also I would like to break the spell of being I debt from myself and my family! Clear our minds of debt!

 

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DEBT NUMBER lewes033
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Social, Spiritual

Recognising that all of us growing up really need help connecting with who we are inside, what patterns we are part of or suffer from, how we need the insight in order to be more conscious, free. Instead we may take years in our loves before we can truly connect, with our inner self, and others around us in meaningful ways. I want to see that redressed in our upbringings, and for it to be acknowledged better in the mainstream.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN055
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Social, Spiritual

To everyone who sacrificed their lives for our future. X

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DEBT NUMBER lewes009
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional

The future, though unknown, has shape, has weight.  For history sits behind, and also rides ahead. He lost his dad at two.  The youngest of seven, he was ‘fathered’ by five brothers.  With an angular kind of love.  And his life would be forever short.  Short of attention, short of food, short of clothes.  Short. And so his path was set. Though he’d yet to sing his song. Frank was a funny man, a kind man.  Though some would mutter soft.  His willingness to overlook money owed, or extend credit to those who deserved neither, would walk him to his ruin. Each advantage taken, gnawed into his family, his business and his life.  Built a mountain of his worry.  Made him prisoner of the debt. These simple acts.  What fruit they bear.  Yet who are we to apportion blame?  For who is strong enough to avoid their fate.  Strong enough to avoid that which cannot be avoided?  Not Frank.  He had two choices – be kind, or not.  He chose.  And debt came knocking at the door. Saville Rowntree, a bull of a man, with a face like a fist, rode his anger, and the debt into the shop, and broke my granddad down.  In front of son.  In front of daughter.  My mother, ten and terrified, watched her dad, this kind and loving man break into sweat.  And the bull bellowed. The picture stayed with her.  For Frank the moment never ceased.  Ate into his core.  And hollowed him.  With bankrupt’s court, seven kids, and electro-shock – the family sunk from whence they’d come.  Irish peasant stock. Those who owed, repaid their debt with forgetfulness.  ‘What difference will it make?’  I hear them say.  What difference indeed? It took him 30 years to find himself again. Yet when he took his final breath, and the family planted him to rest, hundreds came to see him off.  To pay a debt? I knew him as a kind man.  A witty man.  But quiet.  And once he made a choice.  The only one he could. A debt owed.  A debt owing.  A knife that cuts both ways

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DEBT NUMBER 360232641667
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Other, Social
OWED TO me
OWED BY ex-partner

My moved my whole life to one town to another for the benefit of my (ex) girlfriend. I sold my home and invested it into another house in joint name with my girlfriend. Over 12 years I rebuilt that new house; the process depleted me, physically and emotionally, and also financially. When the relationship ended, I lost everything, and was left with the burden of all the debt. Now I have no home.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN015
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Other, Social

I was advised to take endowment mortgage because ‘In the end it will pay for your full mortgage, and pay your lump sum free of tax’ I believed them. Stupid.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN036
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Other, Social

To my dear Mother. (and probably the midwives)

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