It was right after I got up this morning and while passing by the dining room table that I noticed movement in the backyard. I moved closer to the window to see what had caught my attention, and found myself face to face with a Hawk. The magnificent animal was sitting within a short distance on a branch, staring at me and watching my every move. His eyes were focused on me with an intense clarity, a crystal clear vision that was burning itself right into my soul. I couldn’t deny that his presence demanded respect, as I stood frozen in time. It wasn’t the first time that I was paid a visit from the Hawk spirit and there have been a few other times. This encounter was different though and within a very close proximity. All I could do is stand there, be still and stare. We observed each other in silence, experiencing a moment in time that brought special meaning to me. I was mesmerized, as if transported to a place far away. All noise was drowned as I listened to the silence and anything could have been possible during those moments. Any minute now, Mr. Hawk would begin to speak to me and bring a message vital to my journey. I remained somewhere else, a movie snippet, a scene from a science fiction where the Hawk came to visit a human as a messenger, perhaps medieval times when the hawk vision was scoping out the land from high above to see what others couldn’t. I was stuck in a fairytale, a segment of my life with dramatic music playing in the background that was getting louder and had escaped the silence. What was the message behind this unusual encounter? Was he here to raise my awareness of things I couldn’t see? Redirect my focus and make me pause in my path to reconsider? The timing was definitely extraordinary and made sense, but with much else in life there always remains an element of not knowing for sure. And so it was no different, and I couldn’t be sure about the meaning of this visit until further research. It depends much on our own beliefs, if we see them as visits and signs from the spirit world or if you dismiss them to coincidence. I can’t tell you why and how I know, but for me they are signs and messages from the divine.
Researching the presence of the Hawk, I learned that when a Hawk comes to visit, you might have the inclination of using the powers of intuition and vision in your daily life. The Hawk provides the wisdom of seeing situations from a higher perspective through increased observation, allowing you to focus on the task at hand. The Hawk is a messenger from the spirit world and a great companion to develop spiritual awareness. He will guide you to the power of focus through a clear vision and to take the lead when the timing is right.
With all things transpired, it just makes sense and I believe in the messages these beautiful spirits bring. Especially when seen in unusual and extraordinary circumstances such as this one.
What do you think, do you believe in Spirit Animals? Coincidence? I think not….