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No Such Thing As Coincidence?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This morning I was going through my Facebook picture albums, because one of my FB friends had 'liked' several of them.

I came across these two pictures I had taken near the end of May 2011.

This hawk had landed in the oak tree in my front yard. I was amazed to see it land there, and I ran to fetch my camera. It remained calmly until I took a few pictures. You can see it looked down upon me. Then it just flew away.

At this point I will give you some background about me. I have Cherokee Indian blood from both my mother and fathers sides of the family. My maternal G-G grandmother was 100%. I was born in Little Rock, AR where there were many Western Cherokee Nation descendants.

I went to the internet, looking for Native American lore about this bird. It turned out to be a Broadwinged Hawk. I searched further to see if there was any significance attributed to the hawk.

"According to native american lore, the hawk is the messenger of change. Hawk reminded the people they needed to be awake and aware and can achieve great things through persistence and sheer strength of will." This is a quote from my May, 2011 description of the pictures.

The visitation of a hawk is a messenger of change. Hmmm. That picture was taken 3 months before I decided to go for my first 'jog' to lose weight.

Coincidence? Probably. But, I still got goose bumps when I saw that picture caption this morning.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRIVER57 3/31/2013 6:02AM

    lovely picture and lovely blog.

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ANDY_54 3/20/2013 6:43PM

    Love the picture of the hawk--they always look so very haughty in my opinion. As for coincidences, I tend to go with the 'signs' theory--and it was a good sign in this case! You've done great!

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KANDOLAKER 3/20/2013 4:52AM

    Love your story and your messenger for change! Awesome!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 3/19/2013 6:18PM

    I don't have American Indian blood, but we Slovaks believe in "signs" too.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/19/2013 6:12PM

    Very neato. I have goosebumps now too!

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LINDAKAY228 3/19/2013 6:06PM

    What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing it!

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SORGIN 3/18/2013 11:21AM

    What a great story. I have had a lot of "coincidences" through the years. Who knows if they really mean anything, but to me, they have come at the right time and made me look at things a little different. Thanks for sharing this!

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    How neat.

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 3/16/2013 10:22PM

    There is no coincidence!!! I believe in little signs of furtune!
Great pictures!

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CM_GARDNER78 3/16/2013 9:32PM

    emoticon WOW!! Gives me goosebumps too!!! That is awesome!!!

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NWFL59 3/16/2013 7:11PM

    emoticon Glad your pictures are appreciated and you got a visit from such a great representative of nature.

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BIGPAWSUP 3/16/2013 5:20PM

    Awesome! How wonderful.

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SYNCHRODAD 3/16/2013 4:48PM

    If you ever see the Grim Reaper and a flock of hungry vultures in the tree, run.....

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EXOTEC 3/16/2013 1:41PM

    What a beautiful creature. Coincidence? Not? who cares. S/he is a link to our wholeness, and that is always a good thing. Take inspiration and hope from all these other lives.

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DALID414 3/16/2013 11:50AM

    Wow! It is awesome that he gave you time to take the pictures.
I think it was a sign, but that just may come from my girly romantic side emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 3/16/2013 11:06AM

    Coincidence? Of course it is. But still cool.

We get hawks in our yard all the time although ours are sharp shinned hawks, not broadwinged. The only message they send is "Pigeons, beware!!"

Love the new look, by the way. You make a great leprechaun.

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LAURIE5658 3/16/2013 11:04AM

    There are no such things as coincidences. What a great story, my friend.

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