Spirit Guides: Meet Redhawk

MaryLou in Nampa, Idaho asks:

Is my spirit guide Redhawk? I saw a red-tailed hawk flying to an Indian man who had a shaman watching him from nearby, so I call him Redhawk. Does he have any messages I need to know? I haven’t been able to feel him lately, when before I used to. I just don’t know what is going on.

Dear MaryLou,

The shaman and the red-tailed hawk presented themselves to me as your spirit guides, saying the Indian man is actually you in a previous lifetime. Your vision of the man, shaman and hawk is a kind of memory clip from an initiation-vision quest which was the next to last step in your own shamanic training. I’m being told that you were killed shortly after that moment, and that your vision is a kind of a marker to show you exactly how to pick up where you left off (by accepting the Power of Hawk), and how to complete your initiation.

You haven’t been as aware of your guides’ presence recently because right now you, the shaman (who is the one you’ve felt around you and know as Redhawk) and your hawk power animal/spirit guide are traveling deep in your subconscious mind. You’ve been voyaging through your inner spaces to integrate the Power of Hawk into your very cells to fuel the next steps on your soul path.

You will probably continue to work on integrating your hawk spirit’s gifts in dreams and deep consciousness until early December of this year. Then it will be time for you to “own” those qualities, to draw them up from your core and allow them to express through you and out into the world. You should complete that phase of your development by the end of February 2011.

Hawk is a messenger and guardian, and its gifts include vision (including seeing the future, seeing the big picture, and noticing small details which others miss), the ability to act with amazing speed and, when necessary, with deadly power and remarkable communication skills. According to Ted Andrews in the book Animal-Speak, red-tailed hawks are also tied to kundalini, the seat of primal life force. He adds that the red-tail often shows up when you’re ready to move forward with your soul purpose.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that you will ever call yourself a shaman, MaryLou. It does mean that the core beliefs and practices of shamanism are vital to your life path, spiritual development and personal success. Shamanism has been important in many cultures, and throughout the ages, as a way of being which is powerfully integrated with the natural world, and which works consciously with the spirits of animals, plants, and landscapes to promote the good of all. This you can do whether you work in an office or as a practicing shaman, and clearly those gifts are urgently needed in today’s world.

This is an important gateway in your life, MaryLou. Be ready for a grand adventure!

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3 thoughts on “Spirit Guides: Meet Redhawk

  1. velvetoversteel

    Wow, Verbena, this post is so interesting to me. I am still growing spiritually and also loved Corrine’s story and explaination of her sign. I learned a great deal from you both today. I’m going to start looking for the signs in my own life and learn what they mean for my own journey.

    Thank you both!
    HUGS & Blessings,
    Coreen @ VOS

  2. Corrine Ext. 5194

    On a side note there comes a time in everybody’s spiritual journey where they stop feeling directly connected to things and everything becomes second nature and subconcious. It means your connecting on a higher level your growing spiritually. It just could mean your excelling and feeling it so often your getting the impression your not feeling it directly but your just feeling it on more of a subconcious level. (I got the impression Verbena had the same exact feeling as she basically described it the same way only better lol!) Lovely article Verbena, I do agree completely. The hawk is a very powerful symbol.

    Before I met my husband I saw a red fox cross my path in an urban area near no woods in a trailer park (I was staying with a close friend due to a previous breakup). Anyway, I was so devistated I would never find anyone to complete me spiritually, I felt so alone, the fox was my sign!! In the same way you felt the hawk I felt the fox physically and spiritually. This fox crossing my path I think I was 15 or 16 at the time(obviously not the thoughts of your average 15 year old people swore at that point I was in my late 30s based on the way I read and communicated), but it marked the biggest spiritual change of my entire life. Two weeks later I met my current husband, I grew more spiritually that summer then I ever have, we both did, we both started feeling everything becoming second nature and his guides explained that it was natural and part of refining your psychic abilities to a higher level feeling it subconciously. I know it’s a bit scary as it feels like things are leaving at times but trust what Verbena said because I feel she’s right on/we had the same feeling. 🙂

  3. Gigi

    Hi MaryLou,

    I am new to blogging, but I have been studying with the local Native Americans here where I live. A RedHawk is a creature of the direction of the East which is the “sees far” direction. We often see The Eagles, and the RedHawk families when we have something from the we need to seek inside to find our spirit path. Which may come in the form of premonition. Look around you in your travels, be they to town, or just walking in the yard, and see if RedHawk graces you with a feather.


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