White deer

On my way down to see my sister, her husband, and my niece, I saw a white deer. This fact itself is rather unusual as far as I know. At least it has been my first white deer. I think it was a doe because I didn’t see any antlers. Or maybe it was a very young buck. But it was a deer and not a sheep! It was standing just off the road up a little hill in a wooden area. When I drove past it I first thought it was a statue someone had put there, but then it moved its head. I was debating if to stop and see if I could take a picture or not but then continued driving and decided to just tell the story.

From my travels across the USA I know that to many Native American peoples seeing a white animal is “ a sign from the great spirit that a major shift in their world was to come. “1 Seeing a white deer just like I did during the day, without being on a special soul-searching quest – or am I? -, would be rather unsettling among the tribe. In order to understand and interpret the meaning of this encounter, the wise and elders would meet and consult.

Since I am not Native American n or do I know any I’m left to the knowledge of the internet. Here is one source I found which explains some possible meaning of a white deer:2

When white occurs in the animal realm it is a message of:

  • higher thoughts
  • higher ideals
  • purity of soul
  • cleansing of spirit
  • attaining higher knowledge

Compound these attributes with the those that the Female deer represents:

  • Benevolence
  • Kindness
  • Creativity
  • Spirituality
  • Renewal
  • Connectedness

The Male deer holds the same representations, but also includes attributes of:

  • Longevity
  • Virility
  • Abundance
  • Endurance

The deer was/is a symbol to the Native Americans representative of the great spirit – a sign of the sun as its antlers spread like the sun’s rays.  The Native Americans also recognized the shedding and regrowth of the antlers and deemed this a symbol of regeneration, cycle, and growth.

Above all, we can recognize the sensitivity of the deer - alert, keen, and always aware – we can translate these qualities to of being spiritually aware – and this is why the deer is seen primarily as a spiritual symbol.

The white deer – is a message that you are on a path of growth and expansion that will lead you in a direction beyond your wildest dreams.  The message of the white deer is one of “get ready.”

Don’t kill me if you think this source is not the best. If there is anybody knowledgeable/trustworthy who would like to correct me on my entry or add something, please do but be nice 😉

1+2 http://www.crystalwind.ca/walking-the-red-road/meaning-and-legend-of-the-white-deer


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