Spirit Hawk (Towodi)
Walks With Hawks/Harvey Doyle
I walked through the meadow
toward the forest and suddenly I was visited by the cry of the Red
Tailed Hawk; my totem was visiting me today; wow it made me have cold
I wandered through the
meadow and it cried out to me to be cut into hay for the animals to eat
this winter. I thought this hay does really need worked but at this
moment of life I wanted to encounter the habitat of the Red Tail Hawk.
I walked a little further
noticed a little dew on my feet and they seem to shout, “Notice me
before the great Sun in the east has risen and then I will have to
retreat to Mother Earth until the next morn."
I came upon the old Oak
Tree said “Good Morning”, and the Red Tailed Hawk swooped down to
another tree nearby. He sang to me once more with a shrill voice and
settled in toward the branch which was his perch many times as I had
watched him before in the early morning. He followed me with the
movement of his head and as if he wanted to speak to me.
I knew Spirit was calling
for me to once again place my back against the old wise oak tree with
knowledge and ground my feet to Mother and let the journey begin. It was
a journey that I had taken on the Spirit Wind before but I knew in my
inner most heart that I was in for a wild ride of Spirit.
Anytime I was involved with
my Totem (Hawk) I knew I had to listen and learn, learn the knowledge of
Spirit Animal Guide.
My heart was beating a little faster this morning and I could feel goose
bumps rise on my old leathery skin. Skin with wrinkles told a story of
old aches, old fights, old age and most of all old Spirit. Hawk keep
looking at me and was indicating that I was to settle down and try to
mediate and get to the task of listening to Spirit. I realized when Hawk
flew great distances did exist between him and also great distances or
high points in my life.
Was this the message? I
tried to grasp but spirit was moving swiftly and if I did not take
notice spirit could slip away without making it possible for me to have
another spiritual experience. Hawk was moving and wanted to return to
his height of glory of flying. I discounted it but as a spiritual realm
as it was nothing unless I was going to reach some spectacular height
and I had passed this way in mediation several times but need to pay
attention to grasp the lesson of Spirit.
I was told that Native
Americans do not consider themselves idle when he stands still watching,
listening, seeing the stars, or watching the sunset. His spirit-eyes
absorb these signs and wonders to feed him when he cannot see the
rolling hills, and the flowing streams.
narrow view is one that constantly asks, What shall I eat, What shall I
do, How shall I live, What shall I wear, What can make me feel secure?
And all the time, the beauty and peace which cost nothing surrounds us
Envy and lack of inner joy
rob us of our peace of mind. I suddenly opened my eyes and saw Hawk rise
on the morning air currents to heights of glory and circled to the right
above me; I suddenly knew that was a positive affirmation since he was
circling to the right. He called once more and I knew that was the
Spirit message for that day; I said thank you Towodi (Hawk). For this
morning spirit message.
He winged his way to
greater heights until I could barely see him. I then walked back and
started my day renewed in Spirit and gladness of mind; this was my day,
this was my greatness of spirit and happiness. What will be your
happiness today? For educational purposes only.