Deer is a keen observer, able to see well in low lighting and its sensitive hearing allow it to perceive a twig snap in the distance. Deer is a messenger of serenity, can see between the shadows and hear what isn’t being said. Deer teaches us to maintain our innocence and gentleness so we can share our open-heartedness with others. Deer teaches us to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds, to stop pushing to get others to change and to love and accept them as they are. Deer can teach us to walk the path of love with full consciousness and awareness, to know that love sometimes requires caring and protection, not only in how we love others, but in how we love ourselves.
Deer’s medicine includes:
Gentleness in word, thought and touch
Ability to listen
Grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance
Understanding of what’s necessary for survival
Power of gratitude and living
Ability to sacrifice for the higher good
Connection to the woodland spirits
Alternative paths to a goal
The manual discusses the Celtic tradition regarding Deer in relation to the realm of Faery, magic and spirituality.
Founder Elizabeth “Starlightowl” Hibel