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Unique Times

Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

Sometimes fun lands in our lap softly, other times loudly and still others deeply and brings you to tears of joy and sadness which unites us.

My days have been full with clients, managing our construction project, family members and more recently the decline of my stepfather. In actuality, he has been on the decline for quite a while, in and out of hospitals and rehab centers but it has become clear that his life on earth is numbered.

Yesterday after a session I peeked out my window and was greeted by the most beautiful hawk up close and personal. It was in my magnolia tree and was just hanging around and I was elated.

I immediately thought of my MIL.

While we loved and adored her she loved to nag and specifically my husband about not getting a haircut. A week after she died, he was at the golf course and a hawk literally swooped down on his head and bit him bringing blood gushing. The staff had never seen this before. As he was leaving, there were 2 hawk feathers right at his feet. We all knew that was a message from her.

It may sound crazy to you if you’re not seasoned in messages from spirit but for those of us that are, we knew it was a message and we get a chuckle out the story and are always collecting hawk feathers.

I was excited to get these gorgeous pictures and felt blessed and immediately thought of the timing of my MIL and the message she might be conveying. My Stepfather and MIL were like oil and water, cut from the same cloth and could rip each other to shreds at a moments notice and sadly, they brought out the worst in each other.

Not as much as a half hour later, I got an emergency call from my mother saying come now, he doesn’t have much time. I called my daughter and I met her there. He was given his last rights and blessed and they expected him to pass any time since the crash was so extreme, but he actually rallied and his vitals were stabilized. It was uncanny.

I took the timing of the hawks visit as a sign from my MIL saying “hey, I’m ready to soar the skies with you, you can’t get away from me.” Haha. I told him about it and he rolled his eyes.

Hawk Symbolism & Meaning

Hawk symbolism and meaning is the missing key you might need if you truly want to learn how to move in harmony with other humans. Is fear keeping you caged and unable to fly toward making your dreams come true? Are you too focused on minutiae and need help to see the bigger picture? Hawk, as a Spirit, Totem, and Power Animal, can help! Hawk teaches you how to go with the flow and free yourself from mental blocks. Delve deeply in Hawk symbolism and meaning to find out how this Animal Spirit Guide can uplift, animate, and inspire you.

We don’t die all at once but slowly over time and the worst death is to have never lived at all and taken chances.

Cindy

We die little bit everyday from things we didn’t say, places we never saw we dreamed of going,
chances we didn’t take, playing it safe out of fear.

Yet in truth, the only place we ever needed to go was in our own backyard to face our inner victories and defeat.

Life is meant to be lived, explored, seen for better or worse, the dips and the peaks, the rain and the sun, the buds and the blooms and the branches charred black.

And when our leaves have fallen and our last one hanging blow whispers of I love with tenderness while we witness the biggest gift you can give someone which is simply a peaceful presence.

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All of my children are in different parts of the country at the moment except “Blhat” who has been a pillar of strength and today my baby from New York “Brontavalo” is on the plane heading home to visit which are the gifts we can never prepare for. “Gato” was at a work conference with his new colleagues and got to talk with him and broke into tears on the phone, “Narnia” can’t possibly leave 116 students who just got to New York. On the plus the two girls got to have dinner together last night.

My heart breaks for all of you who couldn’t be with loved ones during Covid and they had to die alone. I’m truly sorry and grateful to have this closure. I do love birth and death that stops time, and our hearts registers what is important as we shut off from what isn’t and time stands still for pausing and reflection.

And one more thing that truly made my heart stop on a happy note was driving by Joan Baez’s House and seeing this in honor of Ukraine which is a walking prayer in action.

If you are unfamiliar with Joan Baez here is a little information about her:

Joan Chandos Baez is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice.

Years active: 1958–present

Associated acts: Bob Dylan; ‎Mimi Fariña‎; ‎Odett…

Occupation(s): Singer; songwriter; musician; a…

Instruments: Vocals; guitar

Brothers in Arms (Joan Baez version)

Have a Fun Fri-Yay whatever that means to you and a weekend of respite and love. Listen to your messages that just might surprise you when you just open your eyes.

Blessings of a mindful and loving heart,

💖

Cindy

Enjoy your Fri-Yay! 💖
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Timothy Price
Timothy Price
5 months ago

Beautiful hawk. Great photos of it. Lovely post. Happy familying.

eunice
5 months ago

Beautiful pictures. Loved the part of your step father and your MIL bringing out the worst in each other. Sometimes, it’s fun watching the drama.

eunice
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

😃😃

Jim W.
Jim W.
5 months ago

Great post, love the hawk…sorry for your sad news…🌞🌞

Sheereen
5 months ago

The hawk looks wonderful and the reference of mil is nice

Jaya Avendel
5 months ago

I love the photos; the red-tailed hawk is indeed a majestic and inspiring bird. We see them occasionally and just love collecting feathers when we find them. The swooping hawk incident sounds practically unbelievable, making it all the more believable. <3

gabychops
5 months ago

Thank you, Cindy, for the pictures and the music. I hope things will get easier!

Joanna x

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
5 months ago

Gorgeous hawk, Cindy! We see hawks here sometimes. I loved listening to Joan Baez and seeing the sign in her yard. Lovely photo of your daughter and grand daughter. I will be thinking of you in this difficult time! all the best! <3 <3 <3

GraceoftheSun
5 months ago

What a beautiful hawk, Cindy. Gorgeous pictures too. I love that you saw the message in the hawks arrival. My husband and I very drawn to hawks. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope this Fun Friyay brings you a smile, my friend. So sorry that you are going through this difficult time. Hoping things get easier. Much love to you.💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

💕🙏💕

Kym Gordon Moore
5 months ago

What a beautiful and heartwarming message Cindy. Girl, I have a resident Red Tail Hawk living amongst the trees in our backyard. It’s so amazing, yet a little eerie, how they stare you down as if you were in the middle of a duo in a western. Still they are some amazing creatures with a warrior’s spirit. Great pics BTW!

Sending you lots of love and hugs my friend. Hang in there! 🌞🙏🏼😘

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

I receive all your love Cindy! No matter what, keep smiling and keep shining girlfriend. 🤗🌞🥰 Always seek out the best even in the midst of troubling situations. You can do it! When all else fails, put on some music…and DANCE! 💃🏼🎶💃🏽

katiemiafrederick
5 months ago

SMiLes Dear Cindy Home
Is WHere Love Wings Whether
Above or Below Love’s Breath

Fully Living
Now in FLiGHT
Free Holding Hands

With All of Nature’s Breath to
SMile Hehe i Never Get Tired of

Being With my Wife Bring on the
Nagging It’s Just So Sweet to me

Other Than That Keep Spiraling

Around the Love

Of Your
Home
Within
Hawk Wings oF LiGHT..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Hehe Thanks Dear Cindy
It’s More Like “Highly
Spirited” When i
Don’t Pay Close
Enough Attention
To Her Instructions
Everyday When

i Am off
Somewhere
In FredLand
Lost out of
Distance
Space
Matter
And Time

We Just Live
In “Slightly
**Different**
Time Zones”
Today is Her
Birthday
With
No
Numbers HAha
Only Gift of Being
Married to me

Birthday
Without
Numbers

Just SMiles
😂🤣☺️🏝❤️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Yes Sending
You A Piece
Of BD Cake Dear
Cindy
With
SMiles 🍰😊❤️

VJ
VJ
5 months ago

Love you story, and I am all about omens and signs. I wrote a short story about how an encounter with a hawk inspired a woman to embrace life again. Your hawk is particularly handsome.

VJ
VJ
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You’re welcome. Here’s the post: https://onewomansquest.org/2016/03/10/hawk-inspired/

poeticallyyours360
5 months ago

That is a wonderful hawk…I particularly like when it looks like its looking at you and by the way you have a unique way energizing the moments then blend in a meaning message.

poeticallyyours360
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

most welcome

SelmaMartin
5 months ago

How lucky. You. A hawk. Your tree.
And the feathers were
her (m-i-l’s) message to him.

I see it loud and clear.
Stay as you are. xoxo

Sadje
5 months ago

This is a majestic bird. Beautiful message Cindy.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You’re welcome

Marsha
5 months ago

I loved your sentence about the fact that time stops when there is a birth or death. We know instinctively what the important times are and every thing else stops. They are both precious. Have you ever watched Call the Midwife? I love that series because birth never stops and when it is time, it is time.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

I don’t remember any mistake, but mistakes are everywhere. I used to feel so guilty when someone found a mistake of mine. Now just say thanks, fix it and move on because even the smartest of bloggers seem to have tiny errors somewhere. LOL. The more we write, the more opportunities there are for errors.

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

It’s the pressure to blog, LOL.

Lamittan Minsah
5 months ago

I’m always trying to move away from our cultural believes that hawks, owls and vultures are inauspicious. It’s what we grew up back in the boondocks believing and would mercilessly throw stones at these animals. Now that’s really too primitive to even say in such a platform I guess. But these days I see all the beauty in these creatures. They all have their uniqueness and strength and are nature’s greatest posessions. I’m glad to learn that hawks can represent the inimitable power within us. I love this. May God grant your step-father the peace as he walks this tough journey, always painful indeed. There’s a time my mum had cerebral malaria and was sick to near-death, and everyone thought she wouldn’t live. But she lived and is very much alive today, though always on and off illness. I continue to thank God for her. It shows the power of God. When all hope is gone, God is still our strength. I continue to pray for Ukrainians too. Have a wonderful weekend my dearest friend. 💖💖💖

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Yes, this has been a great installment of Fun-fri Yay. Thank you. HUGS and LOVE too ❤❤

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

❤❤❤

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Thanks for the reminder. I’m glad to see it published 😊❤👏

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Oh yes, I got that. Well understood, dear. No prob about that. I understand commitment. ❤❤❤

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Oh sure they do. I’m sorry they’re causing you jitters. But glad you got it. 👍❤❤👍

Lamittan Minsah
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

👍❤❤👍

salsaworldtraveler
5 months ago

I think you are right about the hawks. The golf course incident is too freaky! Thanks for sharing the Joan Baez tune She has a beautiful voice. The style of this song is very different from the songs i remember.

Deeksha Bhardwaj
5 months ago

Beautiful post, Cindy💛✨

Ingrid
5 months ago

I love you hawk story, Cindy – so uplifting at what must be a difficult time, but it’s at times like these that we realise the true value of life, as you said 🙏 you daughters’ blog names have me in hysterics 🤣

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

💖🙏🙏

Lolsy's Library
5 months ago

Does not sound crazy at all. I too believe in animal spirits and messages and all that. If you look, you see them all the time, I believe anyway.

Keith
5 months ago

Cindy, great story and pictures. While an eagle on a golf course is appreciated (two under par on a hole), a hawk swooping down would be a scary sight and feeling. Thanks for sharing and I am glad he is unscathed. Keith

KK
KK
5 months ago

This is a beautiful post covering so many aspects. Pictures are great. The golf course incident is amazing, but I tend to agree what you say about hawks. I’m really worried about your stepfather. May God grant him peace. Hope things will get easier. My good wishes and love 💐🌹💖

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy, always 💖

boundlessblessingsblog
5 months ago

Happy Fun-Friday and what a majestic bird, loved the Hawk and you have taken such beautiful pictures, Cindy. Nice to see your girls they are looking so lovely. Such a nice post. Loved it.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Yes your post was awesome dear Cindy. Lots of love and light. Happy Saturday ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

xxxxxxxxx

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

💖💖💖💖

Nancy Richy
5 months ago

Fascinating! I have a dear friend who is very in touch with the spirit world; he would love this post! So many things weigh heavy on our hearts and minds these days; I will pray for your father-in-law 🙏🏼 🌹

Nancy Richy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

I’ll do that, Cindy. He’s a member of one of my writing groups so who knows – maybe a story will come out of it! Blessings on you and your family. 🙏🏼 💕

InspireChief
5 months ago

A beautiful post, Cindy. I am always seeing different animals so I am going to research Spirit Animals. If I was your husband I think every time I saw a hawk, I would go get a haircut 💇.
I love your posts; keep inspiring me. ❤️🤗🙏

Laleh Chini
5 months ago

Memories are the reason we write. Thanks Cindy.❤️🌺❤️

Jeff Flesch
5 months ago

A gorgeous post, Cindy. I’m sorry to read about your step father, and am sending you and the fam prayers and love. 🙏❤️ The hawk pic is amazing! 💞

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Most welcome, Cindy! xoxo 💞💖💞

Chris Adedoyin
5 months ago

“We don’t die all at once but slowly over time and the worst death is to have never lived at all and taken chances.”

Well said, Cindy.

Anisha
5 months ago

I’ve always believed in symbolisms and been mocked for. People say it’s just there in my mind but I have so many instances that correlate with the happenings of my life. This post felt so warming. Great pictures!

sloppy buddhist
5 months ago

The gift of the hawk🤓☺️🕊happy weekending Cindy ~ hugs hedy ☺️

Michele Lee
5 months ago

Cindy, your post is packed with beauty, inspiration, gorgeous photos, and moving stories. I am fascinated by hawks; their symbolism is very meaningful to me. Last summer I had the privilege of seeing one up close while traveling up north. Sadly, it was injured, but a rescue team took and hopefully rehabilitated it. Recently, I have seen one in our backyard which is highly unusual. Of course, I am thrilled by its visits. I am sorry about your stepfather. Sending you peaceful thoughts. 🕊️

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Many gifts, yes. You are welcome. Thank goodness your kids will have time to see him. That is a blessing. 💝

Goff James
5 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🤙🕯

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

🤙🌸

akshita1776
5 months ago

Great pics auntie!

A Star on the Forehead
5 months ago

What a gorgeous bird!!!
I too believe in all of those messages from above.
The one about the eagle biting your husband was very funny, even though it probably hurt a lot.
All the best to the family and to your stepfather, may whatever time he has left be with family and painless!!! Blessings!!

Daphny Aqua
5 months ago

Dear Cindy, I am extremely sorry to hear about your step father, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. 💝
You capture some really good pictures of the hawk, it is a beauty. Have a blessed week ahead my friend, sending you lots of love. 💖💞

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You’re welcome, dear Cindy! Stay strong my friend. 💝💝

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Most welcome dear. I’ve actually been working on one short horror story based on true event, regarding posting in my blog I took a break last week due to some health issues but all good now will be back pasting in a day or so. 😊
So kind of you to check on me dear Cindy and I’m glad I returned before you ask haha… 😁😃 Lots of love to ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
5 months ago

Great job snapping the photos, Cindy. I always look up the meaning of animals after encountering them repeatedly or in an odd manner. We are, after all, a part of Nature, so why would She not communicate with us through our 4-legged and winged brothers & sisters? Sending you & your step-dad warm, loving energy. I adore what you’ve written about the importance of taking chances to feel really alive. I couldn’t agree more. Blessings to you & your whole family, my friend. 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

I’m happy to hear your kids are with you now. Gratefully receiving your love & hugs!🌞🙏🌻

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Perfect. 🌞

Gabriela Marie Milton
5 months ago

Hon, this is such a beautiful post. I enjoy the photos and your words.
Sending plenty of love your way.
xoxo

D. Wallace Peach
5 months ago

My condolences, Cindy. A beautiful hawk and message. It sure doesn’t seem like a coincidence. <3 <3 <3

House of Heart
5 months ago

Truly beautiful to read and listen to dear Cindy. Have a lovely day. 🌹🌺🌺🌷

jonicaggiano
5 months ago

Cindy this whole post is so very precious. Yes, I believe in signs absolutely. The owl has so many symbols. It sounds like everything was a process that worked out, although never easy, God sent you many a gifts that day, including the owl on your magnolia tree. What gorgeous photographs too. Sorry for your loss dear friend but I am so glad that some of your children made it home, what a big blessing. Some very special things. Your poem is just beautiful. Love you sweetie

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

My pleasure Cindy. I loved all your work and yes of course I believe in direct messages. That was a powerful one. Scott just called me for dinner. I will be back tomorrow to read more. Your new poem on MasticadoresUSA is truly amazing. What a wonderful poet you are my kind friend. See you again tomorrow sweetie. ❤️🤗🙏

jonicaggiano
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

People who love you come when they are needed. I am glad you have a good family. I love you too. So happy to know you have that kind of support. Blessings to you. 🙏

rothpoetry
5 months ago

What a great post Cindy. That is a beautiful hawk. I love all your family stories. They made me smile. I think we all have folks in our family that make us roll our eyes! We have hawks that come to visit now and then.They are such interesting animals.

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

You are weclcome Cndy!

Pooja G
5 months ago

I very much believe in signs from those we love that are no longer with us and I definitely think the hawk was one of them. In my culture, we often associate birds with death or dead loved ones so it makes sense for me.

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
5 months ago

Well not everyone really understands spirituality since many are on a different path but I definitely see where you’re coming from 🥰💕💖

Infinite Living
5 months ago

When I was first seeing the pictures you shared I was thinking – such glimpses and messengers of joy only for those so very much in algnment with spirit. And then as I proceeded to read, it was such a deep confirmation. I so trust you to know and have these experiences ever so deeply than I can even comprehend.

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