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Title: Hawk
Post by: tides2dust on Aug 10, 2017 09:39 pm

I  just got done riding home yesterday and noticed a Hawk fly right over my head and into a very special tree(to me) in my parents backyard. I was mesmerized. He chilled there for a little then flew off. I think this tree in my parents backyard carries a lot of spiritual energy. I've had dreams of it, have seen things by staring into it- my parents dogs are drawn to it... When their last one died he went under the tree and died in my arms. It's also where I learned the word Sufi...

Here's what I read on it from this website: https://www.spirit-animals.com/hawk-symbolism/
If a Hawk totem has flown into your life, you must pay attention because you are about to receive a message from Spirit. Thus, you will need to take the time to interpret and integrate this message into your daily life. In order to help you interpret your Hawk meaning you must take into consideration that this bird holds the key to a higher consciousness. Therefore, it will try to bring these things into your circle of awareness and consciousness. When this bird of prey is present, know that enlightenment is imminent.
This bird of prey often represents the ability to see meaning in ordinary experiences if you choose to become more observant.

In other words, many of the messages this bird brings to you are about freeing yourself from thoughts and beliefs that are limiting your ability to soar above your life and gaining a greater perspective. In the long run, it is this ability to soar high above to catch a glimpse of the bigger picture that will allow you to survive and flourish.

Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: tides2dust on Nov 06, 2017 02:40 am
I had a wonderful jog today in a quiet neighborhood. I got to feel the sun, enjoy the yellows, reds and greens from the trees. The squirrels were out in HIGH numbers! They made me laugh, such funny creatures heheh.  :)
In the middle of my run I spotted a cooper's Hawk. I slowed my pace, stopped and admired his presence. He let me get closer and I saw red in his eyes, a beautiful golden white breast and a striped tail. The dragonflies were out too. It was a very nice day of relaxation and I intend to bump these totems up on the forum again to explore their behaviors and significance with you.

The hunting Cooper's Hawk approaches its prey stealthily, moving quietly through dense cover until it is close enough to overcome its target with a burst of speed. The secretive traits that allow the Cooper's Hawk to surprise its prey also make it difficult to observe. It is most easily seen during migration.

Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: tides2dust on Jun 05, 2018 09:07 pm
Not sure if this was a hawk this morning but I saw two birds at a relatively high altitude showing off some pretty amazing aerial maneuvers. I thought it was a falcon but know this neighborhood has more hawks... I think there was a white belly though underboth of these birds and the sound coming from one of the birds wasn't a whistle or a caw but a very intense buzzing vibration like that of a low and muffled radio hum

Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: tides2dust on Sep 08, 2018 06:55 am
According to my friend and local bird expert, we have Mississippie Kite's in our neighborhood. Initially, I thought these were falcons but am learning the Kite's belong to the Hawk family.

I remember seeing the nest and months later hearing the babies. Now we have these beautiful whistles early in the morning and through out the day when it's quiet.

Hawk Totem Meaning
The hawk spirit animal or totem has several attributes and meanings:

Hawk is the messenger of the spirit world
Use the power of focus
Take the lead when the time is right
Power to see, clear vision
Strong connection with spirit, increased spiritual awareness
Hawk spirit animals belong to the realm of bird medicine. It carries the symbolism that comes with the ability to fly and reach the skies.

And some fun facts about the Mississippie Kite
One of our most graceful fliers, this kite glides, circles, and swoops in pursuit of large flying insects. Despite the name, it is most common on the southern Great Plains. During recent decades, the planting of trees in shelterbelts and towns has made it possible for this bird to nest in many areas where it was formerly scarce; many towns on the southern plains now have their own nesting colonies of Mississippi Kites.

These are the kind I see
Mostly large insects. Major items in diet include cicadas, grasshoppers, katydids, beetles, and dragonflies; also eats moths, bees, and other insects, mainly large ones. In addition, eats lesser numbers of frogs, toads, snakes, bats, rodents, small birds, turtles.

Usually nests in loose colonies. Courtship behavior not well known, may involve aerial acrobatics, and posturing while perched. Nest site is in tree, usually near edge of woodlot, usually 20-35' above ground; can be up to 140' high. In oaks or mesquites on plains, may be as low as 6'. Nest (built by both sexes) is rather flimsy platform of dead twigs, lined with green leaves. Adults continue to add greenery to nest during season.
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Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: tides2dust on Jan 21, 2019 09:05 pm
a heart breaking moment today, on the way to a shoe outlet i saw a very large female hawk laying in the middle of the road with her eyes half opened. she looked tired and injured. i was exiting one highway and entering another, the merging highways worked in that they conjoined above the road by at least 20 feet. there was no shoulder to pull over and by the time i noticed the bird i had just swerved out of its way. i was going at least 65-70mph and there was a car behind me riding close. thinking back i don't think it would have been wise of me to throw my hazards on and risk an accident. unfortunately there were no quick turn around options either. the nearest exit was over a mile away and there was no opposite lane, just a narrow one way ramp for merging in which the bird was laying in the middle of. the car behind me missed it but there were even more cars coming... the poor bird, it breaks my heart... i am saddened i didn't try more, to go back and take her off the road. i've done nothing before and watched a bird killed because of it...  please pray for this poor and beautiful animal... it's important we try.... i tried calling the local game warden and animal rescue but received no help... it's important we take matters into our own hands... today i missed an opportunity to serve a creature a chance at life... on the way back, a different route, i saw an owl dead on the side of the road.

steve, given your past occupation- i wonder how often you've encountered injured wildlife. the rescue shelter gave me the number to our game warden saying it's a road hazard but the warden did not answer or have a voice mail set up. i will have to make more of an effort next time...

Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jan 27, 2019 05:46 am

Overview of the Hawk Spirit Animal
The hawk totem is a messenger of insight, adaptability and openness, it is also about visionary power and guardianship. Hawk’s spirit teaches us to be observant and to pay attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don’t use, a blessing for which we haven’t expressed gratitude, or a message from the universe. The hawk has keen eyesight, it is about opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk spirit awakens vision and inspires us to a creative life purpose. Look to the world around you for there are totem symbols buried in everything.

Title: Re: Hawk
Post by: Steve Hydonus on Jan 28, 2019 08:37 am

In other words, many of the messages this bird brings to you are about freeing yourself from thoughts and beliefs that are limiting your ability to soar above your life and gaining a greater perspective. In the long run, it is this ability to soar high above to catch a glimpse of the bigger picture that will allow you to survive and flourish.
Really have wanted this for sometime. I see that each of us is limited by our own views, attitudes and mental constructs. When we get a larger more all encompassing picture we can expand our consciousness. We can feel as we too can get an aireal view of what is our larger reality. Meditation can help us gain such a larger picture.