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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.
Living in Present Time
by Debra Redalia
A lot is happening in my life right now. With all the changes and confusion going on in the world-at-large, approaching my body’s sixty-fifth birthday, and working on developing a new business, my attention is often pulled in many directions.
But this morning it suddenly came to me (as it periodically does) that I needed to just sit down and make a list of all the things that were flying around in my attention, so I could see them on paper and get them all done.
It didn’t take more that writing down the first two to see that every item on my list had to do with bringing my attention and actions into present time.
This is a spirit skill I am well aware of, but it’s easy for it to slip away as things pile up in daily life.
When one is operating in present time as a spirit, you are in the here and now instead of being in the past or future. When being in the here and now, it’s a lot easier to do anything and everything.
For example, being here and now at this moment, I am in my body, my body is comfortable sitting at my desk, my attention is fully on what I am writing, and my mind is quiet. So it’s easy for me to sit here and write this and then go on to something else where I can…ha ha ha…I just realized that “present time” is both being in the physical now of time and space, but it’s also being present as a spirit in the physical now. Hadn’t seen that before.
The opposite of being in present time is to have my attention on something else. This could be things like:
- another time past or future
- other activities I should be doing or want to do
- unfinished communications with other people
- unfinished tasks or projects
- disorder in the room
- problems in relationships
This morning I really saw how much I had changed as a being, and was now living in an environment that no longer matched my present time needs. I had been planning to reorganize things, but now I was really becoming aware that I just needed to take time to go through physical things, eliminate things I no longer needed, and reorganize the things I do need for current projects so I can be efficient about my work.
Just as an example, when I am out shopping I often find food products I want to try, like on my shelf now are things like sprouted green lentils, sprouted rice with seasonings, green banana flour, and honey with dried apricots. They are just sitting there taking up space that I need for new cookbooks. So I’m about to get a box and go through my kitchen shelves and put all these outdated food products in a box. Then I will decide to try them or discard them. Right now they are simply “past” sitting on a shelf, taking up space and attention.
Once I realized I needed to get myself into present time, suddenly I was able to think more clearly and faster and do my tasks faster. I hadn’t even changed anything physical or mental yet to clear away things in the physical world. What changed was putting my attention as a spirit into present time and that made all the difference.
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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