The past couple of weeks has been crazy with hawks flying over my head and even one followed me as I drove on the freeway for a few miles. It was huge and just floated above my car in front of me. What does this mean?
I keep trying to find out more and I know it is sign of it being my spirit guide and protector and deliverer of messages. I keep my eyes and ears open for the transmissions.
Native Americans believe that the hawk is a visionary of insight, adaptability and openness who helps unveil the messages that the universe sends out. They believe the universe is always communicating, but people are often too busy or too distracted to hear those messages. The hawk helps people to not only see what the universe is telling them, but also understand and interpret the messages. Seeing a hawk means a message is coming and attention should be paid.
American Indians believe that recognizing a hawk as your totem will enable you to live a more fulfilling life. This applies not only on a spiritual level, but also to everyday life decisions. They believe the hawk can empower you to soar, while teaching you to keep your feet on the ground. And just as there are smaller birds that sometimes try to attack the hawk, Native Americans believe that if the hawk is your totem, you will find "smaller" people who don't understand your ability to soar and will try to hinder your success.
So the latest appearance freaked me out. I wonder what the message was? I was standing on my porch yesterday to see all the commotion of people for the 4th of July events in town. As I stood there, I looked upon the huge pine tree in my yard, and abruptly, the branch literally exploded with a huge hawk emerging from the tree. It soared straight at me and swooped up at the last minute to the roof of the porch. I heard a loud "Pop" and and cascade of 100's of feathers rained down in front of me as I looked out. The hawk then appeared in front of me - flying away with a dove in it's mouth and talons.
I have to meditate and dream on this one for a bit and get back to you all.