It was a life day…

It was a life day…

Last week I was on the road early. It was Friday. December. I was out of town by 7 a.m. It’s interesting when I travel I am constantly scouring the prairie for deer and other wildlife. If I am out of town before sunrise, I cannot wait to see what the sunrise is going to look like. When I head west, I can check it in my rearview mirror and then once I turn the corner from Hayes, toward Midland, I catch it to my left. On this day, it was absolutely beautiful. The colors were amazing. Different shades of many colors. There were deep oranges, and pretty pinks, blues and whites. It was so energetic, colorful and vibrant. It was so peaceful and alive. I was pretty much the only car on the road at that time. I like it like that. I like to drive alone and experience the beauty of nature.

The highlight of the trip west was the sunrise. On the way back was a different story. I have never seen so many captivating and mesmerizing things in such a short period of time. This all happened in less than ten minutes. It was strange, and goosebumpy, and weird, and meaningful. I believe it meant something. I believe it was a message to me. I believe in the symbolism of things. I believe things happen for a reason. I just do.

As I was driving and listening to a podcast about releasing negative energy, I glanced to the right. Something caught by eye. I looked over and swooping towards my car was an amazingly beautiful bald eagle. It flew right up over the top of the car. It was so majestic. It was huge. It was beautiful. I thought, holy crap!

About 20 seconds later to the left was a giant hawk, just hanging out, suspended in the air. I’m not sure what species of hawk it was. Hawks are super prevalent around here. He was really pretty and big. He had so many colors, whites, grays and brown.

Then a few minutes later I could see something on the left again, I looked over to see a deer carcass. The ribs were exposed and red. Standing right on the ribs was a giant golden eagle. Having lunch, no doubt. I have never in my life seen something like that. I looked up pictures of this. Holy crap. If you are at all squeamish do not, I repeat do not, google golden eagle eating deer. I’m serious.

All the while I am driving I can’t stop thinking about these weird sightings. Coincidence? I don’t know. Messages? I think so.

I couldn’t stop thinking. I made the turn to Hayes and back to Pierre. I was driving for a few more minutes and noticed something on the side of the road up ahead. It was white. I figured some jerk had thrown out a garbage bag. When I got closer, just sitting there, all white and fuzzy was a snowy owl. So amazing looking. So pretty. I have never seen one. I wanted to do a u-turn right on the highway and go back and try to get a picture of it. When I saw it, I said out loud, “Oh My God!” I can’t even describe how cool it was. I thought about it the rest of the way home.

When I got home, I wanted to find out the meaning of seeing these things. I researched for quite a while. I found some interesting symbolisms. I will go in the order I saw the birds.

First off, the Bald Eagle—When the eagle appears, you are on notice to be courageous and stretch your limits. Reach higher and become more than you believe you are capable of. Be patient with the present. To know that the future holds possibilities you may not yet be able to see and that you are about to take flight.

The Hawk is next—The hawk puts you on notice that even the most ordinary circumstances could have deeper meanings. Because of the hawk having the sharpest eyesight of all the raptors, it signifies that you should pause and pay attention to everything.

The Golden Eagle – When the eagle appears to you it is a sign of an end and a new beginning, not necessarily means that someone will die. It can be a form of saying so long to the old phase of your life and starting anew. You have the ability to triumph over tough challenges in life. You see these hardships as a chance to grow and emerge a better person. Conserve resources and work smarter, not harder.

Snowy Owl – The owl is synonymous with the gift of higher knowledge and insight. The owl is also a symbol for wisdom. Where others are deceived, the owl sees and knows. The owl is also a guide to uncover your hidden potential and abilities. Focus on your creative energy. Seeing the big picture and the power of silence.

So, super interesting. Every single description of these amazing creatures means something to me. I can see myself in it all. It all pertains to what I have been experiencing in my life. It was a good day. It was an educational day. It was a life day.