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Is the Beginning of Everything

Spirit Being

We wrote this poem in 1999, to pass the time as we were driving from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. In 2005 we gave away a number of copies for free on postcards and since have heard numerous stories of how those who have read it have been helped. We are still pleasantly surprised when we suddenly find one of these postcards on a builletin board or refrigerator door where we least expect it.

I know that I am not my hair
Cause when I cut it, I’m still there.

I know that I am not my name
Cause if I change it, I’m still the same.

I know that I am not my ear
Cause if I pierce it, I’m still here.

I know that I am not my knee
Cause if I scrape it, I’m still me.

I know that I am not my eyes
Cause when I close them, I’m still wise.

I know that I am not my thought
Cause I’m still me, if I think or not!

I’m a spirit being, I tell you true—
I am a spirit being, and so are you.


As human beings, we are made up of body, mind, and spirit, yet in our modern industrial world, most people don't know much about spirit, and it is woefully absent from our culture.

We are in the process of writing a book about our scientific study of the human spirit.

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Debra & Larry

Dove of Peace by Pablo Picasso 

Instrument of Peace

I am an instrument of peace.
Where there is hatred,
   I sow love.
Where there is injury,
   I grant understanding.
Where there is confusion,
   I offer truth.
Where there is despair,
   I give hope.
Where there is darkness,
   I shine light.
And where there is sadness,
   I bring joy.
What we give we also receive,
And as we create the world so it is.
— Debra Redalia
28 December 2020