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Wind in Our Sails

Debra Redalia

I have been writing a journal for…hmmm almost thirty-five years now. I started just before Larry and I met. I write it in almost every day.

I use a 8 1/2 x 11 spiral bound artists sketch book because I like the big blank pages, and it will hold a printed page or a cutout from a magazine or the internet. Now I’m drawing too, but for many years only words.

Every few months I need to buy a new journal and since I started using the spiral bound artists’ sketch book, I’ve also been buying a beautiful card to hide the logo on the front cover. And I always choose one that calls to me and reflects what is going on with me internally or in my life in some way.

For the past two weeks I have been house-sitting in a rugged coastal town in Northern Calfornia in the wind and next to the sea in ways and to a depth I’ve never experienced before. It was a very transforming experience that actually led to me having the realization that I cannot live my individual life without the support of the entire universe.

Not 24 hours later it was time to buy a card for the cover of my next journey. Of course, I would find the card above with wind and sea…and stars, of course, my favorite.

But the most interesting thing to me was the night before I was lying in bed in the middle of the night complaining to myself about the smoke in the air from wood stoves burning wood in my area. I didn’t intend anything, just was mildly annoyed and decided even though the smoke was there, it would not affect my health. Immediately—like less than one minute later—a big gust of wind came up and the wind continued to blow until morning. I expressed displeasure with the air pollution and a wind came and blew it away. No fans, no air purifier…a wind came and blew it away.

The evolution to Lifely is something we all must do together. We are here for you and you are here for us. And Life is here for all of us.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight, we research, explore, observe, and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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