I live in an apartment complex that sits in the heart of the DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth) metroplex. It is one of the largest metroplexes in the state and possibly even the United States.
So, in the midst of all of that, this guy decides to land on my balcony this morning around 7 am. It’s 10:30 and he’s still there.
A regal creature, I estimate that he measures around 20″ from tip to tail. He just sits and watched every movement below and around him. Occasionally, a mother Mockingbird lands on a railing across from him and fusses at the top of her lungs. He casually ignores her.
While he is a hunter and there are baby rabbits all around the complex, I take his presence to mean something deeper.
At least fifteen years ago or more, I received a gift of Animal Medicine Cards along with a book. I have used it often through life’s ups and downs, seeking guidance and deeper understanding.
When I pulled my Animal Totem Cards so many years ago, Hawk was one of my Totem Animals.
So, the fact that he’s here today tells me there is a message.
Here is what I know:
The hawk’s gifts include clear-sightedness, being observant, long distance memory, messages from the universe, guardianship, recalling past lives, courage, wisdom, illumination, seeing the bigger picture, creativity, truth, experience, wise use of opportunities, overcoming problems, magic, focus.
So, as my brother, the Hawk, sits on my balcony, it gives me pause to look inside and search for hidden messages all around me.
I burnt incense and did a meditation to honor this beautiful messenger bird.
What about you? Do you think animals can carry messages from other worlds? Do you have a special connection with an animal that you consider to be spiritual?