Seems the whole state of Nuevo Mexico is under severe winter storm. Every where we went on the Blue Corn Journey was filled with some weather extremity. Every time we go on tour it rains, snows or the original weather changes, from hot to cold or cold to colder. heehee
I’m not saying it’s us, however, it’s nice to feel a bit of magic running through your veins.
I’m studying the Hawks now and they seem to be guiding me. Do they know? Has it always been this way or is it just coincidence? Who knows maybe I’m finally coming to understand my own sixth sense.
If she flies across from right to left I see a pattern, and if she flies left to right across me, that’s also another sign. And when she’s just sitting on a branch, that’s also another sign.
Seriously, I never thought I would actually say that I have a Totem; I’ve felt a kinship to certain creatures, I’ve composed songs regarding certain Totem animals. However, I really never had one that was connected to me in a way that these Hawks have been in the last few months.
It started out with a simple siting on one of my runs, then another until the Hawk that I was running towards didn’t move except his head to watch me pass him. They always look like they’re posing for a photo. I’m gonna start doing that. heehee
One of my close friends was going through some health issues in the spring/summer of this year, and there was no way I could connect with her. It seemed every time I saw the Hawk it gave me a sense of clarity and enlightenment; somewhat of a connection to her through the Hawks. A feeling of understanding and relief.
Eventually, the uncanny connection was more than just that. It became more and more. The sitings were almost daily. Was it me seeing things differently, was it me opening my eyes finally to the magic or was it more than that? Was the hawk actually communicating a connectedness that was real and apparent.
Before my Aunt Mary passed away, a peregrine falcon circled me from south to east to north and west, three times on my Rio Grande Gorge run. It is a wide expansive open area and the falcon was so close I could see the yellow around its eyes; then it dove north and flew away to the west.
Was this a prediction of things to come? I lost my Auntie that afternoon, and then three more important people in my life back to back within that month.
There have been other interesting events such as this. So many now that I’m much more aware of the signs now.
What do animals tell us? We will never know unless we show up in their world.
How do you interpret the signs? Be aware and the signs will have consistency to them.
Am I going crazy? hahaha No you’re becoming more and more aware of your surroundings.
I think the signs have always been there, however, the mind and heart was much more open at the time to receive the blessing and the guide.
One thing that happened, as I look back on this, was that during the extreme connection when my friend was ill, I had no connection to her by cell phone or any other form of picking up the phone and dialing. So within the run, the wondering and pounding on the earth, I made the soul-connection to something. I feel much more profound than an Android, I-phone or I-pad or I anything. The awakening took place when all artifices were shut down and a complete restless heart and mind found solace in the spirit, spirits of the earth.
All I did was turn things off and walked and ran the ancient paths.
Maybe it’s all random craziness; not anymore, I am connected to Hawk just as much as I am connected to some of the closest people in my life. However, without a word of communication or an email or phone call, I trust the signs of the Raptor much more than most.
Let nature be your daily guide, receive her into your life, trust her presence, and all will be as it should be.