Encounter with a Hawk


This morning as I sat at my computer writing, there was a huge bang on the window that I face. It was so shocking I screamed and jumped up, almost scared to look out the window. As I slowly rose up to see what happened, I saw it. There was a red tail hawk sitting on the roof staring at me. I think the hawk was chasing something and crashed into the window, then sat down to catch it’s breath because it hit the window really hard.

I looked at it and it looked right back, not taking its eyes off of me. It felt like 10 minutes, but could have been 10 seconds. We were locked in on each other and it was intense. Once I got over the initial Hitchockesque moment, I felt rather excited about the whole thing and managed to take a picture. This is a magnificent bird and even though the photo is zoomed in, it was huge, majestic, and beautiful. We had a moment together.

I had no idea that an encounter with a hawk was such a wonderful thing. I posted the picture on my social media and people started to tell me the encounter had meaning. When I started to dig around the Internet I was fascinated by all the things a visit from a hawk could mean, and a lot of things started to make sense. It was like they applied directly to me and immediately felt something special.

I found this on shamanicjourney.com:

A Red tailed Hawk is special. It will ALWAYS be with you, for life. It has direct ties to the Kundalini, the seat of primal life force. It is linked to the base chakra. If you have this power animal, you need to be aware of and work toward fulfilling your soul’s destiny. It reflects far greater intensity of energy within your life: physically, emotionally and mentally. Spiritual forces will be felt strong within you.

One trait all hawks share is the ability to move between the seen and unseen realms gracefully, joining both worlds together. Their acute vision attributes this ability, their discriminating nature keeps them out of dangers path. Hawks have a broad vision, allowing them to see what the future holds. In man this is a symbol of prophetic insight. If this gift is underdeveloped, it is common for people with this power animal to have a tendency of over analyzing everything. When this is so, clear vision is lost. You must learn to keep your analytical mind under control, not allowing it to run wild.

Pretty awesome if you ask me. I love learning about things like this and am one of those people who believe things happen for a reason. This hawk came for reasons I may not know now, but will eventually. I’m focused on being brave and happy, while also praying on a few specific things. Perhaps this messenger will give me clarity. I feel blessed to have come in contact with a hawk, even though it scared the crap out of me. I was certain when I stepped outside it would attack. Instead it brought a reminder that I must keep the faith.

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