While traveling through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains a couple of years ago, someone had deliberately set several fires along Interstate 80. People stopped to put out the fires with whatever they had in their cars. The only thing I had in the car was a small fire extinguisher. So, I stopped, rolled down the window, and handed the fire extinguisher out. I told the man this might help a little. Spirit guiding me to help even though it was a small token.
A day or so later, I read where all of the fires had been extinguished, thus preventing a massive fire that would have devastated this beautiful area. That experience stayed with me for quite some time. It comes back to me with all of the fires in California and elsewhere.
After seeing those fires a couple of years ago, I bought a large fire extinguisher for my car so I am better prepared to help. Had others carried fire extinguishers in their cars, some of the current fires could have been prevented or reduced. Spirit guiding me to take preventative measures to help myself and all.
Another thing I am going to put in the car is a camping or digging shovel to move dirt to cover a fire as well as for other purposes. These are little things that I can do to that might make a big difference. I have always carried a first aid kit, blankets, towels, and water when I go on errands around town or on a long trip. I carry enough food and whatever I know will be needed on long trips for myself and Reggie.
Spirit continually guides me to be prepared to help myself as well as to be prepared for different situations. This has served me well over my lifetime. It seems more important now than ever. When Spirit beckons, I listen, act, and say prayers that my preparations are adequate, yet won’t be needed.
Reggie reminds me that protecting him in situations is paramount. He lets me know he needs me to watch out for him in so many ways. He is small, has a loud bark, but runs to me when he is frightened. Spirit opens me to his fragility and the importance of being prepared to take care of him in all situations. Nancy and Reggie♥