Deer Medicine, it’s been a long time coming.
Deer Medicine teaches gentleness in word, thought, touch, and being. By observing the ways deer behaves, it is possible to see the amazing qualities, and powers they possess. From Deer Medicine we learn the gift of gentleness, caring, unconditional Love.
To help us overcome and put aside many testing situations. For only in Love of both ourselves, and others, do we understand the true meaning of wholeness.
With Deer Medicine we gain the ability to listen with grace, compassion, and unconditional love, we find appreciation for the beauty of balance. The true meaning of Polarity.
Understanding the necessity for survival, balanced in the power of gratitude, and giving… comes the ability of sacrifice for the higher good.
The deer has long been considered a magical creature. The balance of true power lays in love and appreciation, along with compassion, which are symbolic in the feet of Deer.
Deer Medicine teaches us to be gentle, to touch the hearts, and minds of wounded beings who are present in our lives.
In other words, Don’t push people to change,… rather gently nudge them in the right direction. With the love that comes from Deer Medicine. Love and accept people for who they are.
Truly a powerful lesson!!!
When Deer Medicine enters our heart, a new innocence, freshness, and sweetness is about to be awakened. New adventures are just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to express the gentle love that opens new doors.
Here’s my favorite story on Deer Medicine…
One day Fawn heard Great Spirit calling to her from the top of Sacred Mountain. Fawn immediately started up the trail. She didn’t know that a horrible demon guarded the way to Great Spirit’s lodge. The demon was trying to keep all the beings of creation from connecting with Great Spirit. He wanted all of Great Spirit’s creatures to feel that Great Spirit didn’t want to be disturbed. This would make the demon feel powerful, and capable of causing them to fear him.
Fawn was not at all frightened when she came upon the demon. This was curious, as the demon was the archetype of all the ugly monsters that have ever been. The demon breathed fire and smoke and made disgusting sounds to frighten Fawn. Any normal creature would have fled or died on the spot from fright.
Fawn, however, said gently to the demon, “Please let me pass. I’m on the way to see Great Spirit.”
Fawn’s eyes were filled with love and compassion for this over-sized bully of a demon. The demon was astounded by Fawn’s lack of fear. No matter how he tried, he could not frighten Fawn, because her love had penetrated his hardened, ugly heart.
Much to the demon’s dismay, his rock-hard heart began to melt, his body shrank to the size of a walnut. Fawn’s persistent love and gentleness had caused the meltdown of the demon.
Due to this gentleness and caring Fawn embodied, the pathway is now clear for all of Great Spirit’s children to reach Sacred Mountain without having to feel the demons of fear blocking their way…
Deer Medicine has gently nudged its way into our hearts today. We are being asked to find the gentleness of spirit that heals all wounds. Deer Medicine teaches… Use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings who are trying to keep us from Sacred Mountain.
Like the dappling of Fawn’s coat, both the light and dark may be loved to create gentleness and safety for those seeking peace.
Deer… sow Gentle you are, Loving all creatures from afar…
The flower of kindness, an embrace sow sweet, You carry the power in your feet…
Would you care for something to eat?
Up to Sacred Mountain you make your way, Opening the way for others, this very day….
Remember… Fawn can teach many lessons about unconditional love. In its true application, unconditional love means, no strings attached. Unconditional means… no conditions. Yet another can mean it to be, accept all conditions unconditionally. The gentleness of Fawn is the heart-space of Great Spirit which embodies Love of the ALL…
Deer Medicine teaches how powerful it is to be of a gentle balanced demeanor, exert keen observation with sensitivity.
Deer is in tune with nature and all its principles. They are sacred carriers of peace. Showing those with Deer Medicine the power, to open their hearts, and love unconditionally!
Contrary Deer Medicine
Contrary Deer Medicine, (Dead Deer) teaches, you are courting your fear by fighting the internal demons of negative ideas. This is a clue, that force is not always the best method. You may not be willing to love yourself enough to feel your fears, and thus, let them go. You may be projecting your fears on others, or their fears on you.
It may be others whom you fear, thus reminding you of a time when you reacted to life in much the same manner. The only true balance to power is the Love and Gentleness of Deer Medicine.
Love is the key.
Be willing to find things to love about yourself and others. Your demons will melt away. Your fears cannot exist in the same place that love and gentleness abide.
Stop pushing so hard to get others to change. Change comes from within. Apply gentleness to your present situation, become like the summer breeze, gentle, warm, and caring. Moving over, through, and around the one’s you Love.
This is our lesson for solving our present dilemma. If you use it, you will connect with Sacred Mountain, the centering place of serenity, Great Spirit will guide you on the path.
Deer Medicine is good power, messengers in many different ways.
Deer can be our eyes and ears if we acquire their power. They tell us what is up ahead on the road while traveling, helping us to see the future via dreams, meditation, and remind us that we should try to live lives balanced and graceful in the Vibration of Love.
If you are reading this… Deer Medicine has come as your totem animal, or if you are drawn to the animal through a dream or a vision.
Your spirit is now in the company of one who has long been cherished, an intermediary between the Great Mystery, and humankind. Is something blocking your path? Are you facing a demon? Become Deer Medicine.
Buck or Doe?
With Deer Medicine feel an acceleration of your powers of intuition. Many Shamans attribute the greatest psychic sensitivity to the Deer People.
If Deer comes close to your campfire, and hangs around, it is brought you a message from the spirit world. Thank it for coming, ask it to talk to you in a dream, in a language you can understand.
Going on a vision quest and seeing a Deer along the way, is an indication that you will meet a stranger on the trail, so study the Deer’s behavior well.
What if a man sees a buck? We won’t go there now will we?
If a woman sees a buck while traveling, it is a sign that she might meet a man up ahead who has sexual desire for her, likely he will be flirtatious. This can be a good sign or a bad sign, depending on one’s personal desires and perspective. By the same token, if a man sees a doe along the road, it is a sign that he will encounter a sensuous and flirtatious woman, a woman who would like to mate with him.
Once again the sign can be good or bad, depending on ones ethics, desires, or preference.
Yep, nothing new here… SEX, is SEX. Male and Female as separate beings.
However, Deer Medicine also teaches the lessons of Gender.
“Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes.”
Gender is not the modern trend of thought along the lines of the mental phenomena of the dual-mind idea. The word “Gender” is derived from the Latin root meaning ” to beget; to procreate; to generate; to create; to introduce”
Thus, a moment’s consideration shows that the word has a much broader and more general meaning than the term “Sex,” the latter referring to the physical distinctions, between male and female living things.
Where Sex is merely a manifestation of Gender, on a certain plane of the Great Physical Plane. Hint, the plane of organic life. Gender is solely that of creating, producing, generating, etc., its manifestations are visible on every plane of the phenomena.
Male and Female
The part of the Masculine principle seems to be that of directing a certain inherent energy towards the Feminine principle, thus starting into activity the creative processes. Is this intent?
The Feminine principle is the one always doing the active creative work, this is so on all planes. Is this will to create?
Yet, each principle is incapable of the operative energy without the assistance of the other. With some forms of life, the two principles are combined in one organism. For that matter, everything in the organic world manifests both genders. There is always the Masculine present in the Feminine form, and the Feminine present in the Masculine form.
When the Feminine corpuscle/electron unites with a Masculine corpuscle/proton, a certain process is begun. The Feminine particles vibrate rapidly under the influence of the Masculine energy, thus circle rapidly around the latter.
The result is the birth of a new atom. This new atom is really composed of a union of the Masculine and Feminine electrons, or corpuscles, when the union is formed, the atom is a separate thing, having certain properties, a life its own sow to speak, no longer manifesting the property of electricity.
The process of detachment, or separation of the Feminine electrons is called “ionization.” These electrons, or corpuscles, are the most active workers in Nature’s field.
Arising from their unions, or combinations, manifest the varied phenomena of light, heat, electricity, magnetism, attraction, repulsion, chemical affinity, and the reverse, of similar phenomena. Thus, all this arises from the operation of the Principle of Gender on the plane of Energy.
Again, the power is in the feet. Deer’s two toe’s are the same size. Separate yes,… However, they are on the one foot together.
“ In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for the One Above did not speak directly to man. He sent Animals to tell man that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon, man should learn . . . for all things speak of the One Above.”
~Chief Letakos~ of the Lessa Pawnee
The Symbolic Meanings for Deer
It’s been said… any practice by which man sustains himself at the expense of other sentient beings, is considered wrong. Consider ALL non-human life to be Divine, as is human life.
Animals are an evolving kingdom/plane of living creatures destined in time to obtain perfect enlightenment. Some farther along than others. All of life is seen to be one in the ALL.
According to this conviction,… to harm any living thing, is to do injury to the One Eternal Divine Life. Since animals are considered to be traveling towards enlightenment just as man, neither are to be harmed, discouraged or hampered in their progress.
Deer Medicine has much to teach us about grace, strength, agility, intuitive spirit, and supreme adaptability.
Deer Medicine is tenderness woven within attuned power, deep listening, and quick instincts. Qualities of which we might all do well to cultivate within ourselves. Deer lives almost anywhere! Deer is gentle and vulnerable, however….
Deer Medicine is also the old “mossy-backed” stag of the forest. The mossy-back stag is so attuned to the ways of nature and presence that he is practically invisible, easily eluding the blundering presence of humans, especially those bent on his destruction. His many fingered antlers display his ability to side step death, (be it from hunters, doubt, or fear), to battle successfully for their place, and mates, thus saying yes to life.
Quit being the walnut. Surrendered to Deer Medicine, learn and explore the metaphor of Deer Medicine, to seeing what Deer has to teach, practicing Deer Medicine, (however that may unfold!), in one’s Deer life.