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Saturday, 10 January 2009

Power Animals: The Kestrel

The kestrel teaches control of speed and movement. It teaches patience as well as quick-thinking; survival of Self and Family; observation, and keen-awareness; they teach that size does not constitute strength. Another aspect of being able to fly and soar reminds us to be detached from situations that call for us to see the "bigger picture." Rise above the stress and strife and come to actually see and perceive the magnitude of all things. The kestrel is often a symbol for recognizing opportunities and acting upon them at only the correct moment. It teaches speed and accuracy of action as falcons use their plunge to kill their prey, striking it hard. The kestrel and any falcon can teach us to know when to act, and how to fully commit to our actions, as well as how to use our strengths for the greatest success.

The kestrel is a bird that can stimulate a quick, graceful and agile mind. It will teach you how to use your mental facilities more effectively and more patiently to capture what you most need and desire. It not only has excellent vision, but its hearing is amazing -- so it reminds us to truly Listen and See what is around us, within our lives, and our place/responsibility within situations.

It is not unusual for individuals with kestrels as a totem/guide to want to always sit or be placed in a position where they have a wide vision of everything about them. Kestrel folks are known for being out-going, vibrant, alive people... living life to the fullest. They are great-thinkers and spend time involved in deep-thoughts, they are detail oriented, and are likewise capable of working in the abstract. They are apt at adapting, can change directions in their lives on a "dime" and recover from any situation with a sense of flexibility and grace. Let it be known however, kestrel-folks are protective of their families, property, and self. Once crossed, they do not easily forgive, nor forget -- instead, they choose to totally redirect their own life accordingly.

Source: Geocities.com

1 comment:

  1. My girlfriend just saw a Kestrel swoop down and catch a sparrow that was in the neighbor's yard.

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