LOOK WHO CAME TO DINNER…

First, I apologize for that clacking noise you hear.  I had a sweater in my dryer which has big buttons on it and you are hearing the buttons hit as it dries.  I did not “deer” leave the window to stop the dryer.  I was afraid they would leave and this was so fascinating to watch.

I don’t know if they are male or female, do you?  Mommy & Daddy, Parent & Child, Siblings??

I was sitting on my couch and I glanced out the window, I do this often to check on the birdies & squirrels, when a deer caught my eye.  My mouth dropped, I grabbed my phone, went over to the chair by the other window and started recording.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.  They were out there for 35 minutes….it just got too dark for the phone to capture a good picture.  I really need to install a camera on the back of the house so I can have clearer images!!  😉

As always…here is what the deer symbolizes.

“The deer is linked to the arts, specifically poetry and music in ancient Celtic animal lore due to its graceful form. The Celts also believed that deer were associated with the fairie realm, and would lead troops of fairies – hundreds of them trailing behind them as the stag cut a path through the forest.

Both Celts and Native Americans observed the deer to be savvy when it came to finding the best herbs. These earth-bound peoples would follow the deer to prime herb patches – many of which proved to be highly beneficial in their medicinal purposes.

A quick-list of animal symbolism of the deer may offer a great deal of insight as you are working with the spirit of the deer in your life.

Summary of Symbolic Meanings for the Deer

  • Love
  • Grace
  • Peace
  • Beauty
  • Fertility
  • Humility
  • Swiftness
  • Regrowth
  • Creativity
  • Spirituality
  • Abundance
  • Benevolence
  • Watchfulness

How does this translate into our own life experience?

Just as the deer has an uncanny sense of where to find the green freshness earth provides, we can ask the deer within ourselves to seek out our inner treasures. In meditation or day dream, go on a spiritual hike with the deer. See yourself walking in the woods with the deer leading you into amazing depths within your soul. Each step you and the deer take will lead you deeper into your spiritual knowing, and to limitless treasure within.

The deer (particularly the doe, females) has the capacity for infinite generosity. Their heart rhythms pulse in soft waves of kindness. Match that graciousness by offering your trust to her. She will reward you by leading you to the most powerful spiritual medicine you can fathom.

In China the deer is a symbol of happiness and good fortune. Indeed, its name in Chinese is a homonym for the word abundance.

Meaning of the deer is associated with: The Dawn, The Moon and the direction of the East. If you want to invoke the symbolic meaning of the deer you may have most success and profound experiences while incorporating these associations.

For example, we can honor the deer during a full moon to enhance or draw out some of deer qualities (listed above) within ourselves.

Likewise, honoring the deer with our attention pointed in an eastern direction at dawn will elicit responsive energy too. Nothing fancy (the deer really has no use for pomp and circumsance – her pleasure comes from quiet simplicities) just a solemn nod of your head and a simple “thank you” for deer presence will do.”

Courtesy of What’s-your-sign.com

WOW!!!

Poetry and music, well now that certainly speaks to me, as do fairies.  I love the idea of seeking my inner treasures.  Have you seen any deer lately?

Thank you!

Deb
xo

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR RAINY DAYS!

FOREVER IN MY HEART

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL TO CELEBRATE!

EVERY DAY

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR BOLD PRAYERS!

BOLD PRAYERS

PRAY YOUR BOLDEST PRAYER, GOD WANTS TO HELP YOU

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY MOTHER!  I LOVE YOU MOM!!  XO

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MINE IS “IF YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT, DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME”   WHAT’S YOURS?

WISHING ALL MOTHERS, OF HUMANS OR ANIMALS…A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR CLEANSING!!

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LET’S END THE WEEK WITH A SPIRITUAL CLEANSING, IT’S GOOD FOR THE SOUL!

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

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~ CHUBBY & THE BIRD FEEDER ~

My dear friend PJ, also know as Priceless Joy of Beautiful Words, inspired me to buy a bird feeder.  She was talking about putting her hummingbird feeder out and I thought hmmm, I’ve never had a bird feeder, that sounds lovely, I want one.

Perhaps part of my desire for one was in hopes of being forgiven by the bird world.  Why?  Last week I killed a bird…yup, I’m ashamed of myself and I want to serve my penance.

These birds hangout around our box planters at work.  They are so cute and tiny.  I say good morning to them everyday.  I have roasted peanuts in my car that I feed to the squirrels and decided to drop a few for the birds to eat.  I would crush the shell so the birds wouldn’t have to break through it to get to the peanut inside.  One day last week, my favorite bird was sitting on the planter.  He/she is my favorite because he/she is adorably chubby (let’s not even discuss why he/she might be chubby, I couldn’t bear it).  I had already locked my car and was in a hurry to go inside.  I happened to have a couple of candied chocolate eggs, about the size of peanut M&Ms, in my lunch bag, so I dropped two in the planter for him/her to eat.  I thought, oh boy they are going to love these…mmm who doesn’t like chocolate!!  Right?

The next morning I walked into the building and after turning on the lobby light I noticed something dark on the sidewalk outside the front door.  I had not noticed it as I was walking in and would have passed right by it.  It looked like a pile of poop.  I stepped outside to see what it was and alas, it was my chubby friend, dead!  I thought oh no Chubby!  At first I thought, it must have flown into the glass, hit it too hard and died.  I asked one of the men from the warehouse to please dispose of Chubby, gently!!

As I sat at my desk thinking of poor Chubby, my dead friend, it occurred to me that maybe chocolate is not good for birds.  I googled it.  Sure enough chocolate will kill birds, so will the outside candy coating!  Oh no, I killed Chubby!!

As soon as I read that, I ran down to the planter to see if the eggs were there.  They were, however the candied coating was gone and just the chocolate remained.  It had rained the night before and I thought, maybe the rain washed away the coating, but parts of the eggs still had some coating on them.  I immediately removed the remainder of the eggs so as not to harm anymore birds.

Each morning as I pass the birds, I swear they are afraid of me, saying there she is, Chubby’s assassin.  I look at them and say “I’m so sorry, please forgive me, it was an accident, who knew?”

Here is a similar picture of the bird feeder I hung last night in honor of Chubby!

Photo courtesy of www.perkypet.com TO CHUBBY!  MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

(photo courtesy of http://www.perkypet.com)
(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016