A string of abusive relationships had left me shattered; low self-esteem and negative self-talk had been my companions for many years. Although participation in a spiritual community had helped alleviate much of the negativity, the same old issues lingered under the surface.
After moping around the house and spending way too much time in that negative head space, I decided to go for a drive. The least I could do for myself was to enjoy the beauty of Austin’s hills on this sunny day.
I felt drawn to drive on Bee Cave Road, to enjoy its winding curves and the beautiful scenery of the Texas hill country; to feel connected to the land and the beauty of the earth.
As I drove, I noticed along the road that a deer had been hit by a car and apparently had died quite recently. I acknowledged its presence with a small prayer and kept driving.
Suddenly, I heard a Voice say, “Go back and pick up that deer.”