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Deep In the Woods, We Hear The Gentle Wild Deer

Updated on November 12, 2015

Fresh Leaves, Deer Treat

Thank you deer for stopping here among the trees to eat.
Thank you deer for stopping here among the trees to eat. | Source

Deer in the Wild are Gentle and Innocent.

The very first step to communicating with any animal is to quiet the mind. Learn to relax, walk softly, quietly, expecting them. Take walks in nature to answer the questions of the day. We need to still the mind so that we can recognize the soft communications from animals. What are the physical feelings? What are the sensations in any part of our body? What is our emotional or physical response when we start to connect with deer? With a relaxed and still mind you will notice the deer gives a very subtle response.

Animals are empathic. They sense and feel the emotional states of those around them. They know if we are tense, angry or sad.

We will sense and often feel their emotions, as if they are our own, when we are still enough.

Nature is talking to us all the time. We miss the communications when we rush about. Deer love to show up what we need some guidance. Not afraid to stand without fright to provide us with a message.

Take a walk in the woods, the park, or any neighborhood where trees and brush hide us. Study deer, she would like to share her abundance.

The more specific we get as to what we need to do the better and more specific the answer will be.

Deer always seem to show up when a demonstrated behavior is needed for any situation. They love to show us the way.

As we observe their behaviors we can apply these answers.

As we study the animal we will gain even more insight and we will start to recognize more of their subtle communications.

If a deer crosses your path, think of ways to begin new adventures.

Feeling a part of the universe, even if not a part of the people, is healing us and gives us a sense of identity. Know when to stand still, know when to run, know when to hide. Surround yourself with those you love, let nothing stop you from climbing the mountain to Great Mystery.

Deer are known for their gentle ways, even their movement, walking along the trails, is light, not breaking branches, tenderly pulling leaves off the trees. Nudging gently, the little fawns, sniffing the grass. Waiting patiently for them to come feed. Doe walks slowly up the hill, waiting patiently for them to follow, and feed. Deer teaches us these things and more.

Deer In The Wild

Whitetail Deer (Our Wild World)
Whitetail Deer (Our Wild World)

Is there more than one kind of deer? Of course there is. How can you tell? In this colorful book our child gets the answers to the deer that just crossed the road into the forest.


The Deer Are Talking In The Woods

Gentle Growth

Imagination is not the same as being unreal. Imagination is the image making faculty of the brain. It takes what cannot be verbalized and makes a picture of it for us. The communication comes to us the way any psychic message comes to us. Sometimes it is an image. Sometimes it is like watching the video. Sometimes it is audible, by carrying a voice in your head. Sometimes it is just a feeling or impression, vague but still there. Be patient. Getting a communication is actually the easy part. It takes time to figure out what that image from dear means and how it applies. Have fun with the process. Deer love to communicate with us.

Dark days come for all of us, we pull away and hide from people, places, and things, hibernate in our shadow selves. Are we selfish for nurturing our crying child self in such a way, that we cannot respond to the world at large, especially the world of materialistic celebration?

What do we want? What do we need? Where is an income we can rely on? What gives us the time and energy we need to find shelter? Let nature teach and be our guide. Where we can just be as Spirit leads us, where going with the flow of life brings renewed healing? A peaceful world, a community of loving caring people?

We begin by trusting the challenges of our inner compass. Trust the nurturing, accept and listen to the inner voice, empower the dreams.

We can start by building closer relationships with our children, our spouses, our families in general. Often it seems easier to do with people who are strangers and become friends. Easier still to sit outside and watch the angel faces forming in the clouds. Sadness still holds a place in my heart for the living who have crossed over to the other side. It is true they are still with us, teaching, if we will listen.

We must all find a way to live with the losses of life, always out of our control and understanding it seems. Even in the physical world we often have to give up the ones we love, through divorce, or moving, or broken relationships.

The best exercise ever to clear your head is walking outside in nature.

I swear it gets us in touch with our inner compass. Helps us focus and illuminates stress. I still have an extremely hard time focusing on all the choices floating around for me. I'm finding myself not able to accomplish any of them because I don't want to be committed. Truth be told I don't like being held accountable any more than the next guy. Obviously some people are more relaxed in that environment than I. Even with these good dreams of closeness, I have no concept of how to deal with the pangs of sadness with seeing the new house being built in the woods.

The deer are talking in the woods:

"We must keep ourselves observable to mankind. He will lose his concept of the woods otherwise." Deep in the wilderness, we discover and explore. New insights, we are to take notice if the deer has horns. Growth is upon us, to understand more of our hearts and souls.

"I always wanted one of those, a house set back away from the road, facing he tree line with a long driveway up to the garage door and the house having lots of windows to see the yard and woods in every direction", says deer in a language I can understand.

Deer legends talk of their comfy homes, "where we give our babies a deep connection to the world and to us." "We keep them close for a long time. Show them how to find shelter from any storm."

Deer build a bond with their young that cannot be broken. Deer asks us gently to look at our traditions and family bonds. With their somber eyes, they look, it seems, straight through us. What is the best for your family? Nature is all to them. They will risk being seen for sweet garden treats.

Deer Philosophy

Alone With Our Thoughts

Yet, who said I'd have to work hard to achieve my dreams? What about the books and people who say and have these wonderful places to live. They are no better nor worse than me. I need not feel guilty, it is just not my place in the world. We own this place here and it has a beauty of nature and lots of possibility. We always wanted to travel more and do things with the kids before pouring money into the house. I'm just saying, it would have been nice to fix up the place more than it is. Even with both of us working full time, we've never put any more money than necessary into the house, so today I take a stand and say no more maybe someday.

I accept the reality of my world now as a no, not a dream I want to turn into reality. Cause then, I'd be pretty selfish, if ALL my dreams came true.

I am loving more and more, my husbands attitude of not planning goals that far ahead. Each day's splendor is enough.

Especially when the way we've chosen to live gives us the ability to see nature at its fullest. Like a mother doe feeding her fawn.

No longer will I struggle with what my original intent is. Doesn't it change over time anyway?

Or am I somehow, someway, accomplishing Great Spirits wishes anyway because I keep trying to walk this way? In abundance with listening to nature, watching it silently eat and explore. I have never heard deer make a sound out of its mouth. Yet the way their ears move, they listen!

Maybe I am still walking my own trail of tears? As simple as it sounds, walking a life that is loving to me, is the loving path Great Spirit wants me on. Live life simply, just for today. It is a privilege to me these morning hours to myself in tune with nature.

It gives me space enough during the day to accomplish my chosen tasks, to better relax in the evening with my husband. It has always been my choice, am just now beginning to allow myself to be comfortable with it, accept it, own it.

Blend with our environment, be gentle in word, seek beauty, ability to listen, balance alternative paths. Power of gratitude, love, compassion.

They Are Masters of The Forest

A quick moment you were there, now that we stop, you are not.  Yet, we know where you are, behind that rock.
A quick moment you were there, now that we stop, you are not. Yet, we know where you are, behind that rock. | Source

Learning About Deer, Focus on the Deer Before Falling Asleep

Move Gently into new Areas

Behaviors, postures, movements, all communicate thoughts, emotions and more.

The same is true of communication with animals.

Deer is our spirit helper. We find that we desire to spend more time in the Silence of nature.

A white tailed deer, lifting its tail to flash its white underside, alerts others of the herd to dangers.

Animals in the wild use their sharp 6 sense to pay attention and survive.

Body language relays information about mood, the environment and more.

Their instincts are sharper and more in tune than our own.

To communicate with anyone requires that we listen and attend quietly.

Telepathy is to be awakened and developed by each of us, as it is key to communicating with animals effectively.

Deer medicine will bring prophetic dreams that is to be shared. We also notice that our dreams have become more enriched.

As we stand still in the forest of our lives, intuitive answers will come to us from deer medicine, especially when we see one.

Our community of family has much to learn about deer connection to forests finding our way through to our goals.

© 2012 MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose

Animal Totems

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  • sierradawn lm profile image

    sierradawn lm 

    5 years ago

    The cheetah is my animal totem. But I pay attention to all the animals that cross my path and look up the lessons this animal totem teaches, in Ted Andrews' "Animal Speak". I also use "Medicine Cards" by Jamie Sams & David Carson. I applaud your beautiful lens! Man has much to learn from animal medicine wisdom.

  • MJ Martin profile imageAUTHOR

    MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

    5 years ago from Washington State

    @Lynn Klobuchar: Exactly, right? Some of the best meditation moments ever in my book...

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    Lynn Klobuchar 

    5 years ago

    Hands down my best days ever are days spent in the woods.

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    5 years ago

    This is such a wonderful comment on the wonders of the natural world. Thanks a lot!

  • takkhisa profile image


    5 years ago

    I used to go to jungle to see deer with one of my cousins in the village.

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    6 years ago

    Great idea to create a lens thank you

  • MJ Martin profile imageAUTHOR

    MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

    6 years ago from Washington State

    @Jogalog: augh they are cutting the trees, now where will the deer go? Cool to see them in the park. I would enjoy that very much.

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    6 years ago

    I love seeing deer in the park near us but I've never seen them in woods.

  • MJ Martin profile imageAUTHOR

    MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

    6 years ago from Washington State

    @FallenAngel 483: True, they are, I startled one yesterday on my nature walk, stepping on too many twigs, moving too fast. They love it quiet for sure.

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    FallenAngel 483 

    6 years ago

    I would love to see a Deer in the woods but they are so shy.


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