Nature plays a very important part in healing. It is always speaking to us through our experiences and interactions with animals, birds, plants, insects, rocks, and minerals. In the last few months I have experienced an over abundance of interactions with nature that is out of the ordinary. I wrote the following blog mid-July and after writing it, I was guided to set it aside and not post it at that time. As I review what I wrote and what was happening to me at that time… it is foreshadowing of what I am experiencing now. How cool is that! I even use the word “wave” in the content. Here is the blog from July…
In the last month, since we returned from our two-month trip, I have been overwhelmed with deer. Every time I leave our cabin, I see deer along the road… two here, one there. They have also been hanging out in our front yard and street. This has been going on for many weeks. Last night, I was driving home from a meeting in a nearby town and I noticed a deer standing along the edge of the two-lane road. I braked and cautiously approached the deer with my truck. As I got right up to it, it quickly lunged toward the front of my truck causing me to swerve into the other lane. Luckily the other lane was clear of oncoming cars. After the deer lunged, I gently steered back into my lane and noticed it proceeded to turn in the same direction. AND it began to run next to my truck for several yards. The truck with me inside, and the deer, going side by side down the road. I am sure it was quite a site for the oncoming cars. After a minute or so, the deer then scrambled up the hill and disappeared into the woods.
Then it hit me what had happened. I was so grateful the deer did not “hit” the truck! My awareness, though, was overwhelming me with inquiries to why it was such a close call. I know when I am inundated with seeing a particular animal, Higher Consciousness is trying to get a message across to me. When I am truly not fully listening to my guidance or in denial of part of the guidance being presented to me, an animal appears repeatedly to wake me up. It has been weeks since I have been seeing an unnatural amount of deer, so it has been weeks I am “not getting” the important guidance, and it ultimately became an extreme situation.
This morning, as I was putting on my shoes in our mud room, a huge buck ran through our front yard several feet from our front porch at full speed. A few hours later, through the window in our bedroom, we saw a pair of deer, male and female, meandering through the front yard. They saw us, and ran directly towards the window. Just short of the house, they turned and slowly made their way down through the woods.
One of the most important books I own is “Animal Speak” by Ted Andrews. It is a catalog of all the different types of animals, birds, reptiles, and insects and their spiritual significance. I highly recommend this book as resource. I have looked up deer several times during these last weeks. Did I truly absorb what I read? Obviously no, because I am still seeing deer. They are almost crashing into my truck and all around our cabin. Today, I reread the deer pages and sat for several hours contemplating the information. I now feel like I am “getting” the message.
Here is a summarization:
Deer is the central religious image for Buddhism – deer represent innocence and a return to the wilderness
Antlers are symbols of connection to higher forms of attunement – pay attention to your inner thoughts and perceptions, as they are probably more accurate than you think.
Antlers are shed every year and each year they grow back larger and with more points for five years – degrees of perception will be growing and expanding for as much as the next five years; there will be opportunities to stimulate gentle new growth increasingly over the next few years.
The female deer raise the fawns and they may stay with the mother for up to a year – deer can be a gentle reminder to go back to the traditional family unit and roles; you may have gotten too far away from the role that would be most beneficial for you at this time.
A deer’s senses are acute, and their vision is designed for clarity at a distance – you may find increasing ability to detect subtle movements and appearances and hear what may not be said directly.
When deer show up in your life it is time to be gentle with yourself and others. A new innocence and freshness is about to be awakened or born. There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures. Ask yourself important questions. Are you trying to force things? Are others? Are you being too critical and uncaring of yourself? When deer show up there is an opportunity to express gently, love that will open new doors to adventure for you.
My insights from really contemplating this information: In the last several months, I have been intensely involved in the functionality and development of the website and social media aspects of MeWe&Us. Is that where my time is most useful? I have gotten away from my previous role of listening… listening… to Higher Consciousness. That is how the Identity Map and Human Bean Owner’s Guide was developed. I believe it is time for me to do that again with intensity. Return to innocence and the wilderness; increasing my ability to detect subtle movements and appearances and to hear what may not be said directly. There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures; an opportunity to express gently, love that will open new doors to adventure!
It is time for me to regroup and bring the next wave of information through, expanding the website into the We and Us levels of information. Create a workbook for the Owner’s Guide and write the books that correspond to the website information. This requires listening and documenting. This requires saying no to distractions and being in silence and stillness, writing and diagraming.
In consultations, I repeatedly express the need for others to listen to their guidance and take action on what they hear. I need to listen to what I am expressing to others. In truth, what I express to others is really also meant for me; reflecting back to me the direction and action I need to take at this time. It is truly holographic!
The key element that is highlighted to me when I look back on this blog is “There is going to be a gentle, enticing lure of new adventures; an opportunity to express gently, love that will open new doors to adventure.” This is describing how to approach and understand this new wave of healing and how it is such a beautiful opportunity for new adventure in humility, vulnerability, transparency, strength, and courage. The key words are gentle and love. How beautiful...