On my way back from seeing my family over Christmas, we were on I-15 heading north and suddenly two hawks came into my view, flying on the left side of my vision. I took this as a good and powerful omen.

What did this sign of two Hawks flying near me mean to me? Why is it relevant to you?

First, it is most important to know that Hawk in Native American spirituality represents the messenger. It's message is "to be observant, to look at your surroundings. Observe the obvious in everything you do. Life is sending you signals."

When you see this kind of omen, it is a sign from the Great Spirit that magic is being brought to you. It is the kind of magic that can "imbue you with the power to overcome a currently stressful or difficult situation. In a certain respect, this is a test of one's ability to observe the nuances of power lurking nearby." In another sense, it can be Great Spirit "displaying a gift that you need only receive."

The bottom line of this omen is, "pay attention! You are only as powerful as your capacity to perceive, receive and use your abilities."

For me, I perceived this omen as "the shrillness of Hawk's call piercing the state of my unawareness, asking me to seek higher truth. Hawk's cry signaled to me the need for me to heighten my awareness and receive a message." That message is one I am still decifering. I am on alert. I am paying attention.

This is important to you because "Hawk medicine is a totem filled with responsibility, because Hawk people see the overall view. Hawk medicine people are aware of omens, messages from the spirit. No detail slips by them unnoticed."

I encourage you, like me, to circle over your life and examine it from a higher perspective. "Remember: Hawk has a keen eye and a bold heart, for Hawk flies close to the light of Grandfather Sun."

"Life IS the initiation."

Your mantra: "Hawk...Messenger of the sky, circle my dreams and teach me the message as we fly."

Quoted information excerpted from "Medicine Cards, the Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals" by Jamie Sams and David Carson.


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