Lesley Irene Shore

Lesley Irene Shore


February 7, 2013

The other day I received an e-mail from a friend.  After informing me that her husband had been hospitalized with pneumonia shortly after contracting the flu, she asked that I hold him in my thoughts and pray for his recovery.  

Later that morning I took my usual walk in the woods, which includes visiting a special area on a small hill where I say daily prayers.  I stood for a while in this sacred area, holding Paul in my heart and sending him love and healing energy.  I then vocalized a prayer out loud, asking Spirit to help my both friend and her husband.

Upon finishing my prayers, I immediately sensed a presence on my left.  Looking over, I spotted a beautiful doe looking at me intently.  Again I spoke aloud, though this time I spoke with her and asked her not to be afraid. 

Usually deer run the minute they hear my voice or the sound of my footsteps.  Instead, she remained standing while I moved slowly to another rocky area nearby where I usually say a few more prayers.

Looking at Doe, I thanked her for her gentle energy and asked her to send love and healing to my friend and her husband.

Doe and I continued to commune with one another.  I felt her radiating kindhearted gentleness.  She even appeared to pose while I took her photograph. 

When our time together was up, we slowly moved in different directions.  I felt Doe’s gentle energy reverberating inside me throughout the remainder of my walk.

Paul returned home from the hospital and continues to recover.  While allopathic antibiotics helped kill the bugs., Doe’s gentle, loving energy assisted his healing process. 

Thank you dear Doe!  


  1. Priscogan@aol.com

    Lesley, if you remind me when I see you, I will teach you the deer song. The deer love it and usually stick around long enough to listen to all of it. Cilla

  2. Lesley Irene Shore

    That would be wonderful, Cilla. Doe stayed around for as long as I did, but I would have loved to sing her this special song.

  3. Sharon Bauer

    Wonderful that you were able to take a photo to share with the rest of us. What gentle eyes! I believe that the animals are becoming more responsive to our prayers — no deer here so close to the city, but I have had similar experiences with the great horned owls at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

  4. Lesley Irene Shore

    Like you, I try to pay attention when a wild being visits. What an honor to encounter great horned owls. Such wise beings!

  5. Kate Barrett

    I’m not one to believe in coincidences. I read this today as the blizzard bears down and Ken is having surgery for a kidney stone. Wonderful story about healing and gentleness. Thank you, Lesley! Love, Kate

  6. Iris Weaver

    Mmmm, a lovely gentle story. I copied your doe photo to the desktop array that is my screensaver, so I can enjoy its energy.

    • Lesley Irene Shore

      What a great idea! Thanks for letting me know you did this.



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