Saturday was the Lion’s Gate (8/8/8) and the beautiful animal messengers were out in full force. As I was driving past the open field as I was leaving the area I live in I saw a little rabbit do something I have never seen before. He raised his back end off the ground with his back “legs” stretched as straight as they could go. He looked like he was doing the downward dog yoga pose. Then he raised up on his front “legs” too! Just like he was standing on his tippy toes on all four limbs! What an incredible sight to witness!
When I was returning home from picking up a bite to eat, I was driving down this road where there were no other cars (unusual for this particular road) and as I came around this small bend there was a doe standing in the road. I immediately stopped to give her time to get out of the road. There on the side of the road on a grassy area were her two fawns. Oh how beautiful they were with their little white spots. She walked over to the grassy area, but on the other side of this small bush from where her babies were. Then one after the other they made their way around the bush to be with their mother. Then all three looked at me. In that moment I experienced pure Grace. Their beautiful, gentle energy was palpable. Now I understand why there were no other cars on that road. I would not have been able to fully experience that moment if there were. Never doubt that we are constantly surrounded by the Love of our Creator, as these two beautiful moments in nature are a testament. I AM blessed and feel such gratitude for BEing a part of those moments.
Below are some symbolism meanings I found:
Rabbits to chew, and their teeth never stop growing. Symbolically, chewing implies repetition, contemplation, and breaking concepts down into component parts. Their diet is light and green, which implies symbolism of health and prosperity.
Rabbits are burrowers and their deep, maze-like tunnels symbolize connections with primal energy as well as Mother Earth energies. The rabbit encourages us to retreat within, get warm, and collect ourselves.
They also prompt us to connect with the Mother in deeper ways. Rabbits prefer to be on the ground; they are true earth element animals. We cannot help but be reminded of groundedness in their presence.
Rabbits and hares are nocturnal and share the same lunar symbolism. The moon is often depicted as a rabbit in many cultures, thus lending associations of deep intuition and emotionality. For sure, the rabbit symbolizes reflection.
Deer’s medicine includes gentleness in word, thought and touch. The ability to listen, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance. Understanding of what’s necessary for survival, power of gratitude and giving, ability to sacrifice for the higher good, connection to the woodland goddess, alternative paths to a goal.
This two meanings do resonate with me and what is occurring in my life at this time. I Love when I AM able to BE fully present to notice when nature speaks.