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Signs of Spirit

Signs of Spirit

Debra & Larry Redalia in 2005, when they started researching and writing about 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.


Plenty of Time

by Larry Redalia

This story is about this signs-of-spirit: out-of-body, time-shifting

Early summer of 1968. School was out for the year, so my time was now my own. I was fourteen years old and endless days of summer stretched before me.

I was riding my bicycle to Lake Nicasio, about twelve miles from my home, to enjoy a long day of fishing.

It was still early morning and there was very little traffic on the two-lane country road. The road there is wide and the weather was clear and dry.

I was riding my bike in the middle of the lane. The speed limit there was 50 miles per hour. I was going about fifteen miles per hour. I was bored and looking forward to catching some fish.

I heard a car approaching behind me. He honked, loudly. To me this meant “Get out of my way!” I moved over into the other lane to allow him to continue to drive in that lane. This created a problem as he had also moved his big car into the other lane to pass me.

His car was still going about 50 miles per hour when he sideswiped my bicycle.

“Now I’ve done it,” I thought. “I’m going to get hurt or killed if I don’t do something fast.”

So I did something fast.

As a spirit I left my body. I went about two feet above its head to better direct this disaster in progress.

Suddenly, time slowed way down. Though only a few seconds passed on the clock, it seemed to me I had about 10 minutes to handle the accident so I wouldn’t be killed or injured badly. I moved my body slightly to the right on the bicycle seat. The rear tire was skidding because the frame and wheel had been bent. Everything seemed to be moving in ultra-slow motion.

In this state I was able to precisely balance my body on the disabled bicycle as it slowly completed its crash to the ground. I let go of the bicycle as it was sliding slowly along the road. My body was not hurt at all, beyond being scared spitless and some very light scraping on the palms of my hands.

I went back near my body as it lay on the road. It wasn’t badly damaged, so I went back inside it.

I marveled at the fact that my body wasn’t even hurt, after being hit by a car at about 50 miles per hour and having my bicycle under me wrecked and bent.

But even more amazing was I seemed to have plenty of time to safely guide my fall so I wasn’t hurt. I realized that time can be variable--a few seconds of physical world clock time could be many minutes of time for me as a spirit. Time didn’t have to stay at the same rate--it could change to be very fast or slow for me. I had seen I could control time under extreme circumstances. From this experience, it now seems I have plenty of time.

Signs of Spirit

We created The Signs of Spirit Project to identify and define the signs of spirit we can observe and to establish a nomenclature for the subject of spirit, written from a spirit viewpoint. We’re finding that some signs of spirit do not yet have English words and we are having to create some words to use in our writing.

Feel free to comment on and ask questions about these words and their definitions.

Explore Your Spirit Abilities Here

Click on the links below to learn more about each of the signs of spirit listed. You’ll find descriptions of each and links to stories that demonstrate each. We’ll be adding to this list weekly. Sign up for our newsletter (above) to be notified.

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LARRY REDALIA , Co-founder Spirits Bright,became aware he was a spiritual being when his body was fifteen years old, but didn't learn muc h about what that meant until he met soulmate Debra Redalia seventeen 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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