A HUGE “Thank you” to everyone who sent kind messages after my post Time Out I really appreciate your support.
I envisaged taking a few days out, but my Spirit needed longer…
I travelled back to my father’s death back in 1995 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a terrible disease that ravaged his poor body, settling in his bones and causing him immense pain and suffering.
One night, I travelled to a massage therapist to gently ease my own pain. On my return home, a young deer ran out in front of my car and was badly injured. I stopped and cradled it at the roadside, while a kind passerby went to find a vet. Sadly, a gamekeeper from the nearby estate arrived and told me, “The kindest thing is to put it down.”
I walked away from the young deer and returned to my car, as a single shot rang out…
My tears flowed like a torrent for that poor gentle deer, for my dear gentle dad and for my own grief.
Last week, I remained shocked and saddened after the death of a lovely, young woman who left this good earth too soon.
My sister and I were anticipating a walk, when a group of four young deer greeted us in a nearby wood. The deer had found some shelter amongst the trees and were enjoying some tasty morsels; they nonchalantly continued eating. We stood and watched for several minutes, both overjoyed at Nature’s beautiful vision.
I recalled the spirit of the deer who died on that roadside…
In Native American culture, seeing a young deer brings a message of “gentleness and the power to heal our wounds.”
I knew I was doing the right thing for my Spirit by “Stopping the World” for a little longer.