One of the first things I do every morning when I first wake up is change the water for my cats. I looked up this morning while filling the water bowls and there in my backyard stood a beautiful deer. He was a buck and had some big and beautiful antlers. He was HUGE. The first thing I thought was, “Wow, he’s REALLY close to the house”. The second thing I thought was, “wonder what he wants to teach me today??” Every time I see an animal that seems to be oddly placed or that seems to be RIGHT in my eyes view, I always stop and reflect. When they are that close, it sure is not hard to find my power animal! You can bet there is an animal spirit guide trying to teach you a lesson if that is the case.
Deer teaches us a few things:
- Ability to listen
- Understanding what is necessary to survive
- The ability to sacrifice of oneself for the greater good of all
- Alternative ways to get to a goal
- Gracefulness and beauty
And my personal favorite !!!!
- THE POWER OF GRATITUDE AND GIVING
How awesome is that ??? First thing in the morning, I get a message from an animal spirit totem to stay in gratitude!! Another little factoid that I find interesting with this story is that this morning I made it a point to say “thank you, thank you, thank you” over and over as I was getting out of bed and heading to the kitchen to fill bowls. What animal spirit guides do you have around you? Do you have a favorite animal? An animal that shows up on a frequent basis? An animal that was oddly placed in your path? I can help you find your power animal you know! ( I know, shameless plug! )
Today I am going to stay in an attitude of gratitude thanks to my teaching power animal spirit guide of the day! What are YOU grateful for today??? I am going to start with the Deer itself and how beautiful and graceful it was as he grazed and then ran. Have a GRATE-FULL day!!!