Hawk Medicine

Today was our first Bhava Sunday Service and it was amazing! On my way home I saw a red-tailed hawk who was sitting fairly motionless as something had caught its attention. I tried to capture it quickly but it took off in flight. 
 
Hawks as Spirit Medicine:
 
– 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
 
The hawk can soar high and reach the heavens effortlessly. As most bird totems, this power animal is often considered as a messenger who brings messages from the spirit world and the unseen.
 
Hawk spirit animals invite us to be focused in our daily undertakings. When you feel the presence of the hawk totem, avoid distractions and focus on the task at hand.
At the same time, hawks can soar and fly high in the sky. This animal has the power to provide support in gaining a higher level perspective on any issue or project you undertake. When the hawk appears in your life, it’s perhaps time to be less distracted by the details and focus on the higher perspective. Relying on the hawk power, you can see what’s ahead clearly and defy any obstacles that may be on your way. A specific way the hawk guidance works is to use a high level and yet clear and focused vision to guide your action.
 
If you look closely at the tail of a red-tail, you will see a thin black horizontal line running across the base of the feathers with each feather tipped by white. Red-tails are divine messengers meant to bring guidance from the heavens and ground the guidance out in the physical world. In grounding out the guidance (black line) the realms of spirit (white tip) are available even in the lowest, most mundane places. Many of a red-tail’s feathers are “barred” with multiple dark lines. This is a common feature of hawk feathers and speaks to how they are able to navigate multiple altitudes and embody many layers of understanding…

The wild calls never cease to capture me. The beating of wings I can feel pulse through my heart.
 
It’s a language of the old ones. Those who were untamed in the most beautiful of ways. Those who lived by earth, air, fire, water and a great spirit who carries many names.
 
Those wild calls….they are calling me home; this I know.
 
Red-tailed Hawk an icon of the great wilds and a carrier of much magic.” – Calley Lovett
 
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