Deer have been important teachers for me here at Mt. Shasta since I arrived last April. I have had more than one magical encounter where they spread their ears wide and listened intently when I sang to them.
Last week, after several people had posted about have Deer show up in their journeys, I met one of the local deer moms while I was out for my daily walk and spoke to her of my gratitude for the gentle medicine the deer people are sharing with all of us. Then I sang to honor her and her kind and her ears flared out in full listening mode and she took several steps towards me and I felt she was truly receiving the gratitude energy I was sending to her. As she walked away, I said, “It would be so lovely to have gotten that on video so I could share it!”
After my walk around the neighborhood right before our class last night, I was almost home (the house you see in the background) when I realized my deer friend had shown up for a photo shoot. And this time I had my camera in my pocket! While I was singing to her, I heard movement down below and there was the rest of the family. I’ve watched the young ones grow from little spotted fawns since I arrived last spring.
I am most grateful to them for showing up as they did and want to share the blessing of their presence and essence with all of you.