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How Will We Look Back On This Time?

How Will We Look Back On This Time?

I wonder how in the future history books will this period of time (the year 2020) be remembered.  Will we define time by politics, the virus, the educational system changes, the fear, the lockdown, mask wearing, conspiracies, the election, the closing down of so many businesses, the crazy weather, the earthquakes, the violence, the deaths of loved ones, the now shortage of coins?  Wow, when you put it out there in a list, it’s alarming, isn’t it?  But there has been good in this year as well when you look for it.  Can you name a few good highlights thus far?  Please share!

As 2020 is a year jam packed with (dare I say) unforeseen changes in our lives, I also find it interesting that we quote ‘hindsight is 20/20’ when we look back and make sense of the past.  I wonder how we will look back on this year when we’re not in the midst of it.  Will we be able to better understand the working pieces of it from an observer point of view?  I also wonder how we will all find peace in the last half of this year with all of the worries we are already handling.

Since it is Sunday, I ask that you take some time to be from a place of peace and not fear.  Send out love instead of hatred or fear.  Put aside worry in order to replace it with the knowing that you are blessed, capable and supported.  Most importantly, connect with others.  We help each other along the way so please don’t forget to reach out with kindness to all.

Your heartlights need to shine now more than ever.  Light up your part of the world with your loving essence.  See the beauty in the simplicity in nature.  Surround yourself with positivity.  Keep your faith.  Hold steady.  Love your family, friends and all.

There is no other time but the present moment, so live your life to its fullest.  Continue on your loving path and allow mercy and grace to accompany your heartlights.

Shine On!

xo

Magical Deer Meeting

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In my neighborhood, I have enjoyed the privilege to observe many wild animals ~ chipmunks, bunnies, birds and deer.  From time to time, I have encountered a herd of deer crossing the roads near my house or grazing by a small pond.  A few years ago, I was blessed to come upon a newborn fawn and her mother in my neighbor’s yard as I was bringing in their garbage cans.  I stood quite still, speaking softly as I watched the fawn nurse.  Both mother and fawn knew I was there, but continued on with the moment, watching me from afar.  The fawn stayed in my neighbor’s yard for a few weeks as she grew, hidden in the ivy that covered a part of their property.

Once last year, I walked out my front door to see a big buck standing majestically in the early morning in my neighbor’s yard.  He stood there looking at me for about 5 minutes before he turned to walk away, apparently done with our eye contact and my conversation.  I can still recall the moment as it felt so special to me.

But last night, I went into my backyard to check on the koi in our pond.  As it was such a beautiful night, I was staring at the sky when I saw a glimpse of movement.  A small deer had entered our backyard.  I stood still, whispering to BAngel on my phone so as not to startle the deer.  She (or he) wandered through the backyard, oblivious to my presence which I found interesting as I thought she would bolt when she saw me there.  Instead, she headed right towards me and stopped about 6 steps from me.  It was dusk, but I watched as she listened to my voice, cocking her head and raising her ears intently.  I was wishing that I had a small carrot in my hand or something to offer her.  We stayed that way for about 5 minutes although it seemed like an eternity and then she wandered to the side of the property to nibble on some leaves.  A few minutes later, she turned and sauntered back to where she had entered the yard, only to reemerge again and walk the same path near me.  I kept wondering if she would drink from our small pond, but she didn’t.  At one point she began walking towards the side yard where we have some tasty rose bushes, but then suddenly, it was as if she was startled by something, she turned and ran back to where she came.

What a gift to be so close to her, to have her walk right towards me and stop to simply be with me.  It was exciting and it made my heart sing to feel that connection with her.  I looked up deer spirit totem animal here in case you are interested in reading more about the significance of my encounter.

Have you ever had an encounter like this one with a deer or another wild animal?  Please share!

Shine On!

xo

Oh Deer ~ Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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Deer in the Yard

I love where I live because nature abounds here.  It saddens me that there has been much building up in the area so that nature has become tamer as with this deer who happily posed for me as I took her picture.  As much as I adore watching the bunnies hop about in my yard, the occasional heron who can’t read the ‘no fishing’ sign by my pond, the koi that glide through the pond water, the little chipmunks who scamper by the patio door teasing our Tiffy cat, the squirrels who romp, digging their walnuts in the yard for a spring snack, the birds who stop by the pond to get a sip of clean water or to take a quick shower. the big frogs who swim by the fish, croaking to eachother in their deep voices or the occasional neighborhood pup or cat who mosey in to say hello, I find myself feeling sad for how we’ve overtaken mother earth and nature’s life.

When you look around, do you see Mother Nature’s gifts?  Are there wild animals where you live for you to gaze at out of your windows?  I would love to hear what little or big critters you have in your area so please share!  I know Michelle’s Challenge is for pets, but the deer here are getting quite tame so I counted them today.

Shine On!

xo

Join us for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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