This afternoon while taking some paper out to the recycle bin at work, I turned to go back inside and saw something move from the corner of my eye. I turned to see what the movement was about and there was this gorgeous hawk just standing there in the parking lot at the back of someone’s car.
You know me.. I quickly dashed inside, grabbed the office camera and ran down the hallway as fast as I could. I ran into the office nearest where it was standing and started snapping pics. It never once moved so I thought… ok I’m heading out to the parking lot!
I eased the door open quietly, made my way around the building as quietly and slowly as possible and continued taking pics. Still the hawk never moved, so I inched out into the parking lot taking pics continuously until I was about 10 feet away. I knelt down and it flew up into a nearby tree.
I’m not one to give up easily so I made my way over as close to the tree as possible and I was still allowed to get about 15 feet from the tree before this beauty flew off and away.
What an amazing moment! I am honored to have been allowed so close and still in a bit of disbelief that I was as close as I was!
Here are some pics and a bit of info on the hawk totem:
Hawk is the messenger, the protector and the visionaries of the Air.
It holds the key to higher levels of consciousness.
This totem awakens vision and inspires a creative life purpose.
A Hawk totem is filled with responsibility
because Hawk people seek the overall view.
They are aware of omens and spirit messages.
A Red-Tailed Hawk Totem is special.
It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force.
It is associated with the base chakra .
If you have this Totem, you will be aware of and work towards fulfilling your soul’s purpose.
It reflects a greater intensity of energy within your life:
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual forces will all be strong within you.
The Red-Tail Hawk is a permanent totem — it will always be with you.