There are times I joyfully ask for a spirit message for no other reason but for fun. Then there are times I don’t ask but He feels me so deeply that He gives one when it is most needed though it goes unrequested. Today I was feeling so very overwhelmed by so many things. There were visions of impending danger last night, and all day I felt as though the world was closing in on me, not to mention putting up with garbage. It was a day. If you’re ever looking for a glamour shot in the life of a superhero, well, don’t ever look my way. Nevertheless, I love my God even in moments of anger towards Him.

I try to be very diligent on going out for a brief walk on 15 minute breaks. We, God and I, have been talking about a certain hawk, one that has been showing up and even circled above me the other day. This is to be my red hawk. She is gorgeous though my photos do no justice to her. He said she is mine as a pet in a way. The spirit loves to speak through animals. He, the Spirit, even lit up like a dove upon Christ. I had no idea how much I needed to see this hawk today and I was hesitant to tell you about it, but He said she would be protected from anyone trying to harm her just to hurt me. I read some things just now that made me cry.

This was as zoomed in as I could be. I started talking to her and she looked right at me. This was just moments before she took off and with me being above her the view of the sprawl of her feathers in flight was spectacular with all the stripes.

Here are just a few things I’ve read for both the red tail and red shoulder hawk, or simply called the red hawk:

Part of the Role for the individual beside whom Red Tailed Hawk flies is that of Guardian of the Earth Mother. These are individuals who will possess an astute awareness of the concept of the interconnectedness of all things, and will have an inner reverence for all life.
These are the souls that are involved in making the world a better place, whether locally or globally. They will be protectors of the Earth Mother and tread softly upon her, encouraging and educating others to do the same.
Often, they are either found initiating or actively involved in environmental causes, where their keen perception and insight will serve their chosen cause well. Yet it is their day to day existence and fundamental philosophy/foundation of action and belief, that distinguishes these individuals as true champions of Mother Earth as they seek to live in harmony with the ~Ina Maka~ and all that She births, provides, nurtures and sustains.
The red tail of the hawk only appears when the bird reaches maturity. When looking to the human beside whom Red Hawk flies, this is quite significant, for it indicates that the Red Feathers are not easily given, and must instead be earned over time. Hence, the symbolism of the Red Tail Feathers emerging only with age and experience.
Be ever alert for the individual the red tail is flying near, for the Red Tailed Hawk will soar beside the individual whose own gift of vision is exceptionally acute. This may take the form of precognitive dreams and/or visions during which these souls are quite literally able to “see the future.” If the gift of vision is not present from birth, then there will exist within the Red Hawk soul, the ability to pierce the veil that separates falsehood from truth. They will also possess an intensive gaze that can leave those who might find themselves the object of such a gaze, squirming under the penetrating stare. (funny that this felt calming and protective to me)
Equally, Red Tailed Hawk individual, will have the ability to view the broad picture, in much the same fashion that a Hawk can gain a wide view of their surroundings while soaring on the unseen currents of wind as they ride the sky. The human counterpart will be a believer in the philosophy that all things happen for a reason, and it will be this awareness of the Big Picture, that will assist both themselves, and those whom they share their gift of keen insight with, through many a difficult time
To accept this Totem, is to be knighted as a Guardian and Protector of the Earth Mother and all her Children. (I cried.) Once this fundamental Kundalini energy unfurls as the Red Tail Feathers emerge, the beauty and depth of Spirit that shines brilliantly forth, will be both inspiration and guidance for others who may be just beginning, or in the process of, their own awakening.
From Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers.

“Be ever alert for the individual the red tail is flying near, for the Red Tailed Hawk will soar beside the individual whose own gift of vision is exceptionally acute. This may take the form of precognitive dreams and/or visions during which these souls are quite literally able to “see the future.”

I cried.
He knows when I need Him.

Then I read these things from

The Cherokee believe that Red Tailed and Red Shoulder Hawks are messengers of vision. When you see one of these beautiful birds, what ever it was you were thinking about at the time, is happening around you or it’s going to come true and manifest in your life.

This from Ted Andrews:

Note: In his work Ted links the Red-Tailed and Red-Shoulder hawks as brothers. Their message is typically the same. For that reason you’ll see “Red-Hawk” in the text below, referring to both forms of these hawks.

Red-Hawks are occasionally harassed and attacked by smaller birds. This is very significant for those of you who have a red-hawk as a totem. It indicates that there are likely to be attacks by people who won’t understand you or the varied and different uses of your creative energy. They may attack your ability to soar.

The red-tailed and red-shoulder hawks are usually permanent residents in an area, although occasionally they may migrate. This permanency reflects that as a totem, these red-hawks will be with you permanently once it shows up.

It is generally accepted that red-hawks mate for life. Both the male and female help care for the young. Two to three eggs are laid in the spring. They vigorously defend their nests against any intruders. They cling to their home territories for years. And they can live up to 14 years in the wild.

This “14” is significant. The 14th card in the tarot deck is the card for Temperance. This is the card that represents the teaching of higher expressions of psychism and vision. It can be used in the development of astral projection–new flights out of the body. It has ties to the activation of your vital energies (kundalini), and the bold expression of it. It is tied to the archetypal forces that teach beauty and harmony in moderation. It holds the keys to higher levels of consciousness.

Rising to a higher level can bring a rapid development of the psychic energies. The red-hawk helps us in balancing and using those senses appropriately. It teaches the balance necessary to discover our true purpose in life. If you have a red-hawk as a totem, meditation on the 14th tarot card will help you to see how this hawk will lead you to use your creative energy in manifesting your soul purpose.

The red-hawk reflects a greater intensity of energy at play within your life. It reflects an intensity of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual forces. This bird is the catalyst, stimulating hope and new ideas. It reflects a need to be open to the new or shows you ways that you may help teach others to be open to the new.

To the Pueblo, the red-hawk was known as red eagle. Its feathers and energies were used in healing ceremonies and for bringing the rains and waters necessary for life. To the Ojibwa, the red-hawk represented leadership, deliberation and foresight. “Red-Hawk is akin to Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Hawk medicine teaches you to be observant…Life is sending you signals.” The red-hawk can spread its wings to a great width, and it can teach you to use your creative energies in the same way. It can extend the vision of your life.

The sky is the realm of the red-hawk. Through its flight it communicates with humans and with the great creator spirit. It awakens our vision and inspires us to a creative life purpose. It is the messenger bird, and wherever it shows up, pay attention. There is a message coming.

So many things I am reading are resonating with me. It was a moment perfectly timed. As alone as I feel, I am in good company with the Spirit who proceeds to speak to me in many different ways. I feel like He could not have chosen a better animal to give me. The entirety of nature is His mind and creativity and it all holds a message if we desire to see and hear it. But some messages are very personal and meant for us more than what all nature holds for all. After looking at these pictures, He pointed out something to me. This beautiful hawk spirit message is standing upon a pyramid in the branches. A message for me indeed. Take a closer look. Do you see it?

I am crying again.