Across the street we could hear a cacophony of bird calls in the tallest tree. Looking for the cause, we could see the crows and other birds were raising the alarm because of the hawk perched high in the branches. Lucky for me, in just a few minutes the beautiful hawk gracefully glided across the way, and landed in a tree just a few feet from where we were standing!
Though red tailed hawks are common birds, it’s fairly uncommon to see one in our neighborhood. I often look for the message in unusual sightings like this. I learned that hawk has piercingly clear sight, great patience, and teaches visionary power. Among hawk’s many messages, he will show how to see more in life from a higher perspective of truth.
Make everything in you an ear, each atom of your being, and you will hear at every moment what the Source is whispering to you. ~Rumi
There are messages and guidance around us every day, if we tune in, and are open to receiving them. The messages may come through animals, birds, other people, dreams, flowers, signs, books, emails – you name it! Source uses whoever, or whatever, is the closest cooperative component to deliver guidance, and chooses symbols that will be meaningful to you. You’re meant to understand, so relax, don’t think it’s difficult. Trust that you’ll know when you find your message. You may need to reflect a bit to see how it applies to your life at this time, or perhaps you’ll know instantly.
Maybe you’ve seen one or more hawks yourself recently, or maybe you consider the hawk your totem animal. If you’d like to know more about the symbolism of hawk, or other birds, a site I like is Animal Totems: Dictionary of Birds. Are there answers you’ve been seeking? Have you been seeing a certain bird or animal a lot lately? Or maybe it’s an unusual sighting like this was for me. Read the description from one or even several places, about your own sightings, and see which parts resonate with you.
There is nothing in the world that does not speak to us. Everything and everybody reveals its own nature, character and secrets continuously. The more open our inner senses, the more we understand the voice of everything. ~Hazrat Inayat Khan
You have your own personal, direct connection to Source, and to that guidance. You’ll know it by the love that’s inherent in this type of communication. Any message you receive from Source will always be loving, positive, and a win/win for everyone.
I’d love to show you a close up of the hawk! Just click through for a large view. It was so much fun using my textures in editing this image. I hope you like it!