Our reason for this season…

What a glorious day we had here at our Center!

The weather was crisp and bright and so was our beautiful choir singing to welcome the season and to celebrate Hannukah.

While the service was going on, I finally got to see The Hawk that has been gracing our Sundays with his/her presence. A few people have told me lately, that a beautiful hawk had been hanging out during our services on Sunday but I had not as yet had the pleasure of seeing the bird. Today, he/she sat on the black railing after taking a bath in the puddle on the patio. Extraordinary! This hawk clearly had come to ‘roost’ (forgive the pun) and bask in our energy and share his/her glory with us, too.

Aimee Matilla and Sharon Salz answered my questions as to what the Hawk might represent at this time; what was the animal totem significance for me. Aimee said:
Hawks represent clarity of vision; being able to see the bigger picture. Imagine being a hawk flying high in the sky and being able to see a mouse in the field and zooming in on it. Sharon added that the Hawk receives the message from the Eagle (who gets it from God) and then it goes to Crow who delivers it to the people.

Of course.

For that is what I/we are all about right now.
As we gather and collaborate as a spiritual community on the future for our Center, I am charged to articulate the Vision from the Great Spirit and bring it back to the people. The Hawk has come to remind me of our work together.

So blessed. So blessed.

Rev. Duchess




  1. Rev. Duchess says

    From a member:
    “Rev. Duchess,

    After reading your blog entry I was moved to do a little more exploration on the topic and found the information below ascribed to more than one author so the actual source is uncertain.

    We take these indications from observing the hawk in nature. Here we see the hawk has tremendous vision. Their eyesight is phenomenal and a key factor in their incredible hunting abilities. Here the hawk is a message for us to keep our eyes (both physical & spiritual) keen on the areas that most require our attention. Specifically, the hawk beckons us to hone our focus on the areas that are out of balance in our lives. Recognition is the first step to solution.

    We derive the essence of power, energy and intensity just by visually appreciating the hawk. Consider its powerful beak and impressive talons. It’s steely stare and intense focus also contribute to the aura of power the hawk holds. As such, the hawk asks us to be aware of the power each of us has over others.

    Further, we must each respect our potential positions of authority (leadership) and honor all those with whom we interact. It is abhorrent to the hawk’s spirit when we are careless with our power (or worse, dominating, arrogant or mean) when dealing with others.

    Furthermore, the hawk is a solar animal which makes it kin to all the attributes summed up by fire and sun. Attributes such as brilliance, clarity, energy, and unification.”


    Richard P. Mazzucchi

    Editor’s note: I have permission to post Rick’s comments with credit also to Avia Venefica http://www.symbolic-meanings.com/

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