Guides from the Animal Kingdom ::: Deer Spirit Animal

                                                                             The Deer Totem has been associated with-

  • child-like innocence
  • compassionate grace "softness of being"
  • developing your sensitivities and thus intuition and
  • psychic abilities
  • brings the message to be more aware (naturally goes with increased intuition)
  • bring awareness into the decisions that are coming your way
  • new adventures, replenish your spirit animal in nature

Look over there. See that calm individual, the one that's quietly taking care of the situation, calming frazzled nerves with one hand, and dousing the fire with the other? You guessed it. That's someone with Deer as their Spirit Animal Guide. [Source]

In Celtic mythology, the deer is a magical creature, able to move between the worlds. [Source]

To the Native American Pawnee, the deer is a guide to the light of the Sun.

In shamanism, deer people (those that are born with characteristics of deer spirit and carry the gift of "deer medicine") are often described as being swift and alert. They are intuitive with well-developed, even extra sensory perception and they can also learn to detect subtle movements, hear things unspoken, and use their intuition to avoid danger.the gentleness of Deer is the heart-space of the Great Spirit, which embodies His love for us all. Deer teach us that the only true balance to power is love and compassion.  [Source]

Deer are also a symbol for unconditional love, the number 555; meaning to love not what you wish to be, even in another person or in yourself, but what is. Deer medicine teaches us to use the power of gentleness to touch the hearts and minds of wounded beings that are trying to keep us at bay. [Source]

In Japanese traditions deer were thought of as God's messengers, centuries ago a sanctuary was build to experience the connection, brotherhood and sisterhood of all living creatures in the town of Nara. I had the pleasure of visiting in September 2014 and watching the deer live freely among the people, walking, eating, and resting among the shop owners, kids, families and tourists was liberating in a special kind of way. The deer families were not scared and nor were the humans.

Here are a few pictures from my walk in Deer Park, Nara Japan! Can you see the deer walking freely?