I've always been someone who's very in tune with nature. I find comfort in being surrounded by trees and listening to the soft chirps of birds.
During times of stress I find myself being drawn to the outdoors. Something about the sun on my skin and the breeze flowing really centers me. Because I've been under a lot of stress lately I've been spending a lot more time outdoors than I normally would. Going for long walks or sitting outside listening to the beautiful noises nature creates has become part of my daily routine.
About a month ago a particular event occurred that sent my life into a spiral. I began questioning and doubting everything. I allowed myself to go to a dark place in my head and no longer felt happy. It was after this event that I encountered my first experience with "sprit animals."
For those of you who don't know, a spirit animal is an animal (obviously) that will stand out to you and become prevalent in your life. You may see this animal once or dozens of times but the awareness you have for this particular animal becomes dominant in your mind. These animals are a way for the universe to send you messages and aid you in learning life lessons.
After the initial event, I started noticing hawks everywhere that I went. They would be sitting in strange places, flying in cities they usually wouldn't and flying in groups of more than just 2 (which is very rare for these birds). Every single day I would see at least 3 hawks. These birds were not doing normal hawk things. At one point, I saw one sitting on a baseball field that was crowded with people.Read More