The Universe is Wise

Julie Ballantyne Brown
2 min readJun 22, 2023

When Spirit gives you what you need.

Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

I meet with a development group on Zoom once a week. It’s wonderful. I love it. Everyone is warm, supportive, and honest. It’s a safe space, a place to grow, and I look forward to it every week.

Last night was particularly intense, though. It was an emotional experience all the way around and even after I had released the energy and we had closed with healing, I had something of a spirit hangover. I decided to go for a walk to meditate and center.

Walking out of my subdivision to a fairly busy street that borders a cemetery, I noticed a doe bounding across, narrowly escaping being hit by a couple of cars. As I stood watching, another lady was walking slowly toward the deer.

“She has a fawn in there!” she called to me, motioning to the cemetery. Over the next 10 minutes or so, we carefully dodged cars and tried to herd the doe along the fence to the gate, back into the cemetery and her baby. After the doe bounded back across to the wrong side of the street, the lady disappeared and I was on my own. (Around the corner? Into thin air? Who knows.) I couldn’t just let the doe run through the subdivision and get more lost so I called on my inner border collie and somehow managed to get her back across the street without being hit by any cars. I crossed after her and began trying to edge her toward the gate when she suddenly took a giant leap over the fence, landing safely back in the cemetery.

At this point, I considered my job to be done and began walking home, exhilarated. The “hangover” that I had felt was gone. Instead, there was a peace inside with the knowledge that mother and baby were safe and together, a satisfying closure to an emotional evening.

I don’t feel like this was a random encounter. I believe that this was a gift from God/ the Universe that I fully embrace. Stuff like that doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, the impossible randomness of these events hit you like a ton of bricks and you realize that it isn’t so random. It’s meant to be. It’s meant for you.



Julie Ballantyne Brown

Future London resident. Follow Julie on Twitter: @BrownBallantyne or on FB and Instagram: @JulieBallantyneBrown