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

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2018

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL TO THINK MY DREAMS TRUE!

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE DREAM
THE MORE I THINK THE MORE YOU BEAM
THE MORE YOU BEAM THE MORE YOU ARE
LITTLE DREAM YOU’VE COME SO FAR

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2018

Collaborations, Songs and Messages 

My sweet Miri has done it again….added her musical talents to one of my poems…both the melody and vocals are created by Miri.  If that’s not exciting enough, Rob, from For friends without borders gave it that magic touch of added instrumentation…listen you’ll hear the strings and that hauntingly beautiful flute….I cannot even begin to express my thanks to both Miri and Rob and I certainly cannot contain my excitement over another song!!!  We do have plans to make a CD, until then please continue to enjoy our creations here, thank you.  xo

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2017

 

Out an' About

I’m sure you’ll agree that one of the best parts of blogging (if not thebest part) are the connections we make.

In the two plus years I’ve been blogging this space has changed and it now feels so full of life, almost like a cosy cafe gathering with good friends.

I’ve met some amazing people here, a few of you have become real life friends and many more, who I’ve never met, I feel I’ve known forever.

What I do know is that, whether or not we’ve actually met, this blogging community is very real.

In the last year I’ve formed a wonderful online collaboration with the lovely Deb from Once Upon a Hot Flash who writes, aside from her daily gratitudes, beautiful poems and songs.

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I’ve now put music to more than half a dozen of her poems. Three of them have appeared on my blog. Singing ‘Frisky’…

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OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR FALL LEAVES!

THERE’S MAGIC IN THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2017

Tis the Night Before Christmas…

Tis the night before Christmas
I sit here and wait
Thanking God for my blessings
And praise Him so great

His mercy is plenty
He fills me with grace
His love is unending
I feel His embrace

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I ask for His guidance
To love as He does
And offer my service
To be as He was

I’m ever so grateful
To share every day
And say that I’m thankful
For what comes my way.

May You Be Blessed With The Spirit of Christmas!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

OUR DAILY GRATEFUL POST!

TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR SIMPLE PLEASURES!

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KEEP TODAY SIMPLE AND SMILE   🙂

what are you grateful for ~ please share…

Thank you!

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

~ GOD’S ONE TRUE LOVE ~

The King is looking for you
You’ve been bad through and through
No matter what it is you’ve done
His salvation and love you have won

You can run and try to hide
Think you’re no good for His side
You have sinned and you’ve done wrong
It’s been this way so very long

Your thoughts are ill and vile
How could you be His child
Your actions have been a disgrace
Away from Him you turn your face

You did that thing He’ll never forgive
In shame and repent you must live
But you’re wrong my friends and it’s okay
Compassion and love is God’s only way

YOU ARE GOD'S ONE TRUE LOVE (2)

So rise my brothers and sisters alike
Rejoice in God’s love, feel His delight
We are His children bad or good
Why we have sinned He’s understood

Throw away that guilt and sadness
Linger in God’s warmth and gladness
He knows our paths, both future and past
There’s nothing you’ve done His grace won’t outlast

Forgive yourselves as God has done
Love yourselves, with God be one
Smile with the knowledge of
You’ll always be God’s one true love!

Have a beautiful day, GO and spread your joy!!  🙂

xo

 

(c) onceuponahotflash, 2016

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