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Recently, while doing a meditation, my spirit animal emerged so clearly from within that I was unable to dispute its presence. In the meditation, sitting around the campfire in the woods, a red tailed hawk emerged from inside me, Interestingly, the word that came to mind was eagle, as I don’t know much about birds. When I searched Google images, there it was: the red tailed hawk, which is somehow related to the bald eagle. And two words also emerged in capital letters during this meditation, SOAR and ABOVE. Not knowing enough about spirit animals and the hawk in particular, my quest for information began.

The concept of a power animal or spirit animal is universal in all native cultures. It may be perceived that power animals act as spirit guides to help or protect individuals, family lineages or entire nations. They represent a person’s interconnection to all life, their character, power and inner self. When we call for a power animal, the universe provides us with the one we need- we do not get a choice. In fact, we may receive one that doesn’t fit with what we think of ourselves or actually dislike. The animal that comes to us represents an instinctual part of ourselves that we may be disconnected from. A person can have more than one power animal, and power animals can also change over time, depending on the path of one’s life. Power animals most often appear in dreams, meditations, initiations and visualizations.

When a hawk swoops into your life, be ready for a whole new level of awareness developing in your mind and spirit. Having a hawk as a spirit animal means you have an inclination towards using the power of vision and intuition in your daily life. The hawk uses wisdom while seeing situations from a higher perspective, uses the power of observation and focuses on the task at hand. A hawk also takes the lead when the time is right. Interestingly when you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may have a natural inclination to receive visions, which I always have.

I could not ask for a better companion then the hawk on this Suburban Goddess Mom journey.

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