Monday, February 11, 2008

Hawk Medicine

The strangest thing happened to me the other day! You've heard this from me before, but you are about to hear it again: I've been inspired. I know, I know, I say that a lot, but THIS time it actually came as a moment of clarity about a couple of other projects I have been mulling over. The idea came as a flash of how I could fuse them all together into one project.

I was sitting at my desk scribbling in one of my notebooks when it happened. I was so excited about it, my pulse started to race and I started to write down all of the ideas that were flowing through me. The Universe was offering me inspiration. I accepted.

For a moment I allowed myself to pause in my excitement. I looked out the window and lost myself in the branches outside. As I looked, a hawk landed on the branch that was less than a foot from my window. He had bright yellow legs and even brighter yellow eyes. He landed and then looked right in the window at me. We stared at each other for a moment and then he turned his head to the right and flew away.

I sat still for another moment before I realized I was still holding my breath. I felt like I had been visited. I felt seen.

When I told the amazing Jessie about this she sent me this from Medicine Cards: (I've edited for length!)


Hawk is akin to Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant, to look at your surroundings. Observe the obvious in everything that you do. Life is sending you signals.

Life is the initiation. If you have pulled the Hawk card, then right now a clue about the magic of life is being brought to you. This magic can imbue you with the power to overcome a currently stressful or difficult situation. The test is your ability to observe the nuances of power lurking nearby. Is power the talent you have and are not using? Are solutions always hard to find because you have lost the broader vision of Hawk? Or is the Great Spirit displaying a gift that you need only to receive? Have the colors of the morning inspired you to create? Or has the gloominess of a present situation left you earthbound, unable to hear the voice within the raindrops splashing on your window? Pay attention! You are only as powerful as your capacity to perceive, receive, and use your abilities."

Lately things have been difficult here. I am feeling really stuck in a lot of ways - but I feel like I have had a sign. I am only as powerful as my capacity to perceive, receive, and use my abilities. What a great message.


Tori said...

This gave me chills as I read it!
This is fabulous Meg! Cheers to you for recognizing the signs that the universe is sending you!

Dandelion seeds said...

oh how exciting to see this messenger!! sharing your excitement in your inspiration

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

I love when things like this happen.

Jamie said...

Well, Megg, this just seems like the perfect time to tell you that you're one of the winners of my email tarot reading giveaway! I was so excited when you're name came up! I'll send you the details soon. I don't have your email from where I'm writing this write now.

Have a great day!

madelyn said...

ohhhh...a message

and a gift ...

jessie is so in touch with
these gifts and signs...


GreenishLady said...

Such a powerful experience - and such a powerful and appropriate message. I have an affinity with hawks as my father's homeplace was Hawkfield, and I've named my son for hawk, too. I hope this will give you strength and courage.

Jessie said...

"I am only as powerful as my capacity to perceive, receive, and use my abilities."

what a great quote! i'm going to keep this one in the forefront of my mind all day.

Actually, I just wrote it down on a post-it note and I'm going to put it in my pocket and bring it with me every where today. Then, when I get a chance, I'm going to write it down at the top of my journal page and write about what comes to mind. It is such a good reminder!

I love ya, dear Meg. And I don't doubt that your encounter with the Hawk was a powerful one! I've been thinking about my bear dream since it came to me. I think it was telling me to quit worrying about the details so much and to trust myself and this new endeavor of painting, to just go with my own flow.

namaste, my hawk friend! :)

Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

i totally believe in the power of the hawk...during a very transitional time/growth spurt in my life i would see hawks EVERYWHERE...they kinda became my own special bird...which led to the bird tattoo on my foot...not a hawk but a bird to represent that very importat time in my life...

caroline : my pocket said...

Wow! I have never ever been that close to a hawk or any such bird, it must have been such and extraordinary experience. And a sign if ever there was one! May the inspiration and energy flow for you. Much love, xoxo

Boho Girl said...

wow...this gave me chills.

there is something about you and cards that are magic. ; )

loving you.