by Rev. Heidi Peck
When I first arrived on the High Desert in Albuquerque believing I was in Paradise, I never imagined what inner and outer transformation would occur! I am deeply grateful for our current Board of Trustees and our Beloved Spiritual Family for their ongoing commitment of time, talent, treasure and thought in support of our ever-evolving presence as the Center for Spiritual Living on the Westside!
As messengers and protectors of the air, when the cooper hawk recently showed itself to me, I was reminded about the importance of awakening to our visionary power. Beginning anew as a Teaching Chapter, our focus like the hawk is upon fulfilling our life purpose. We offer spiritual tools that empower you to reveal your wholeness using the principles of Science of Mind. As a positive alternative to traditional religion, we do not look to anyone or anything outside of ourselves for healing. We learn how to release our negative thoughts as we evolve and embody the qualities of Spirit – peace, power, beauty, joy, love, light and harmony.
Hawks are occasionally harassed and attacked by smaller birds, as is indicative of those who don’t understand our path or the use we make of our creative energy. It isn’t always easy to do the work, especially when you experience betrayal from friends and family.
However, if you take the time to go within, a greater opening for learning about trusting in the process at a deeper spiritual level can evolve.
The feathering of the red-tailed cooper hawk has two phases. The lighter aspect of summer is symbolic of joyful and sociable kinds of energy. The darker of winter reflects a time to be alone or to withdraw a little (or a lot). It’s up to us to delve deeper into our own beliefs, to reflect upon our inner faith and to emanate the One True Infinite Creator that is within us.
If a hawk has shown itself to you, it can indicate a move towards your soul purpose in a new and more dynamic way. As I begin to withdraw my sacred service as the Spiritual Leader of Westside and I move towards a new soul purpose, I hold our spiritual family in the Light of Love and I declare the highest and best for all who enter our sacred space!