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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.
Light on the Path
by Debra Redalia
I currently live with Larry’s mother and two siblings in the family home which his parent built many years ago.
It is made up of two buildings: the house, which contains the “home” and an outbuilding made up of several rooms available to family members for various activities that were enjoyed by family members at the time it was built. One of these outbuilding rooms is now my office.
The two building are separated by a courtyard that is mostly filled in with trees and plants.
There is a path that connects the two buildings from the front porch of the house to my office door.
It’s just a straight path, but in all these years no lighting was installed. I don’t know why. Family members seem to be able to walk this path in the dark. There is one light that goes on automatically as you approach where there is a step up to the front door. but that is all.
Almost every night, for one reason or another, I have a need to walk this path. On winter evenings when it gets dark early, I might be carrying dinner into the house from my office kitchen. Often I will wake up before dawn and want to walk to my office to write.
It was suggested that I carry a flashlight, but to do so I would need to keep track of having a flashlight at both ends, and that just seemed like extra unnecessary effort and not an elegant solution.
At one point we got some little solar path lights, but they kept getting moved for various reasons.
Finally a couple of weeks ago I said to Larry that I wanted to have adequate light on the path. I wanted this to be handled now and I was no longer willing to have the problem exist. It was time for a solution.
Two weekends ago we went and bought more solar path lights. The plan was to put them along the path as they were intended to be used, but when I brought them home, I temporarily stuck the entire dozen in a flower pot until I could figure out where I wanted to put them. That night there was a blaze of light on the path from the assembled solar lights! So I left them in the flower pot.
And then an interesting thing happened.
A few months ago Larry’s sister was given as a birthday present two beautiful solar lanterns. They are like Japanese lanterns with a tiny solar panel on top and a soft light inside. At night they have a soft glow, like the moon. We have two of these solar lanterns. Larry’s sister placed them in the courtyard where she wanted them, and that was that.
Two days ago one of the lanterns appeared hanging from the bamboo tomato support in the half-barrel next to my office door. I had just planted tomatoes, so they had not yet grown up to the top of the support. The lantern just appeared there. Someone had moved it, clearly with intention, to that particular spot.
At first I was upset. That was my barrel and my bamboo support and whoever had moved the lantern there did not have my agreement to do so. I asked Larry to help me move it.
So yesterday we moved the lantern a few feet down the path, about halfway between the office and the front door. Larry put it on it’s own bamboo post between the potato half-barrel and the raspberry half-barrel.
Just now I opened the front door and looked out at the path and the light was perfect. Though it was 4:00 in the morning, the solar lantern beautifully gave enough light for me to see the path and I confidently walked to my office.
All of this happened as a result of intention. It turned out that Larry’s brother moved the lantern from where it was hanging before because it wasn’t getting enough sun to charge the solar panel. He was the one who hung it on my bamboo tomato support, for whatever reason choosing that spot that led to making the lantern available to me.
I stated my need and it was fulfilled in a way that I never would have thought of logically.
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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