During this gentle summer season here in Eastern Tennessee, I have been savoring the expressions of Mother Nature within her amazing magnificence. For the last two weeks a family (sometimes two) of deer have been visiting my back yard and rejoicing in all the yummy greens! Wow, what a heart of gratitude infuses me into my day!
Today, I decided to pulled off the shelf my “animal guides” book, and explore the ‘wisdom of the deer as an animal totem’ and I share below my finding.
As you read the following lines, take a moment to reflect on the special meaning of this beautiful reflection of Nature in You, and in your life at this particular season, especially if deer has also been your close mirror.
When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal, you have the power to deal with challenges with grace. You master the art of being both determined and gentle in your approach. The deer totem wisdom imparts those with a special connection with this animal with the ability to be vigilant, move quickly, and trust their instincts to get out the trickiest situations.
The meanings associated with the deer combine both soft, gentle qualities with strength and determination:
• Ability to move through life and obstacles with grace
• Being in touch with inner child, innocence
• Being sensitive and intuitive
• Vigilance, ability to change directions quickly
• Magical ability to regenerate, being in touch with life’s mysteries
The deer spirit animal will remind you to be gentle with yourself and others. The grace and gentleness characteristic of this spirit animal echo the qualities brought forth when living from the heart. Another quality that the deer spirit animal brings is a clear connection with the innocence of their inner child. The spirit of the deer reveals to you a fresh perspective on old issues. Takes advantage of this opportunity to revise and reverse patterns of thought or behavior that no longer serve you.
The deer’s antlers can grow back once they fall. Because of this characteristic, this animal has been revered in many traditions as a symbol of life regeneration. There’s a cloud of mystery around this ability that gives the deer a magical and mystical quality. If you have the deer as power animal, you could tap into life’s magical ability to renew itself.
This animal powers guide you to refine your intuition and psychic abilities. You can refine your receptivity and use your senses and intuition to reach farther out.
Those with the deer as animal totem may be inclined to be constantly on the move, being on the look-out for the next opportunity. This spirit guide might show up in your life to encourage you to trust your instinct. The deer spirit animal will also show up in your life to encourage you to take some time by yourself in a quiet environment to rest or in nature. It invites you to find rest and peace in silence.
So, for the bit more summer season we have (or whatever season you are in right now) reserve sometime for you to just BE. And some other times to explore your grace and sensitivity, to stimulate your determination and intuitiveness, to be vigilante in your choices and to see the magic in ALL.
With a wondrous heart