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Signs of Spirit
Signs of Spirit
In 2005, we became aware that even though spirit is invisible to the eye, it’s characteristics can be observed in ourselves and others.
Signs of Spirit are evidence of the existence of the unseen spirit. They are characteristics that can be observed in ourselves and others. Once known and recognized as coming from spirit, we can choose to activate and cultivate them in ourselves, thus living as spirits in daily life.
We call these characteristics “signs of spirit” because they demonstrate the presence of spirit, just as a heartbeat and breathing our “signs of life” for the body.
We have been writing first-person short stories about our experiences observiing signs of spirit in ourselves and others and also about how we intentionally use these spirit abiities in our daily lives.
Our intent in sharing these stories is to make it more kown in the world that spirit exists and exists in each and every human being in addition to all of Life. Perhaps our stories will inspire you to find these signs of spirit in yourself and others.
Finding Bamboo Stakes When Store Shelves Are Empty
by Debra Redalia
This past week Larry and I have been working on setting up our edible garden for the summer.
Last summer we had decided to build supports for our tomato plants out of renewable and biodegradable bamboo instead of purchasing metal tomato cages. We really loved our handmade bamboo cages. But this year we had purchased more than twice as many tomato plants and needed more bamboo stakes to build the supports.
But with the shortages in stores from covid-19, this was buying more bamboo stakes was easier said than done.
We went down to our local hardware store where we purchased the bamboo stakes last year, but they were completely out.
Then we went to another hardware store and they didn’t carry them at all. They had some that were painted green, but I didn’t want painted bamboo.
Driving home from the second hardware store, we discussed our options. I said no to everything Larry could think of. I wanted bamboo stakes that would exactly match last year’s stakes in size and color.
And then I remembered we would be driving right past our favorite organic farm supply store and nursery. I casually suggested to Larry that we stop there and see if they had the bamboo stakes.
These days there is often a line of cars waiting to get into the parking lot and then shoppers have to wait in line to get into the store. But we drove right in.
We parked the car in front of the usual entrance. A store employee walked by pushing a shopping cart.
“Can I have that cart?” I asked.
“Yes,” she said, but we are closing soon.
“What time is it?” I asked.
“Four twenty-seven,” she replied. “But we close at 4:30.”
Three minutes. OK. I was planning to look for some herbs also, but now I needed to go straight to the bamboo stakes.
“Do you have bamboo stakes?”
She said yes and showed me where they were.
The usual front door is now the exit (the social distancing line to get into the store is now on the side) but I walked right in. Nobody stopped me.
They had exactly the stakes I wanted and exactly the number of stakes I needed.
I bought them and carried them out to the car. All in three minutes.
I love that intention to have something is more powerful than shortages. We did find what we needed and wanted despite the current disorder in the marketplace.
DEBRA REDALIA, Co-Founder of Spirits Bright, became aware she was a spiritual being when her body was six years old, but didn't learn much about what that meant until she met soulmate Larry Redalia twenty-six years later. Together they have helped each other discover the characteristics of spirit and put them into practice in daily life. Since 2005, Debra and Larry have been writing Signs of Spirit stories—first person accounts of their true life adventures as spiritual belings. The are co-founders of Spirits Bright and The Signs of Spirit Project.
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