The wisdom of wildlife, Laura!

Once when I was going through a very stressful time in my life — a time that also carried the weight of guilt and embarrassment — hawks began appearing all around me. Rarely did I see a hawk before, but suddenly they were flying in front of my car, on top of traffic lights while I was at intersections, on top of a flag pole outside a window, sitting on a low branch in a parking lot.

I researched the spiritual messages of hawks and learned that I was to trust my intuition and higher power to make the decisions and handle the problems that faced me. Also, to rise above and disassociate myself from the issues and gain perspective by looking from afar and not allowing myself to get mired in the details —to see the big picture.

The advice was perfect for me at that time. Whenever I felt overwhelmed, I remembered the hawks and was able to proceed.

Thanks for sharing your bear wisdom, Laura.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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