Posted tagged ‘bird of prey’

More about the great world of Hawks

March 6, 2017

Hawk at SG ranch

So I maybe a bit pre-occupied with raptors.  But it isn’t like I go out and try to stalk them.  I just “see” them and they seem to “see” me.  Energy, Dr. Tae Yun Kim says, whatever happens in your life, it’s because of your energy, what you attract through your own energy at that time.

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In Dr. Kim’s book, “The Silent Master” she talks about this on page 154:

“Those times that I have enjoyed the mountain and blue sky of the wilderness I have always had the same thought: There is no artist who can create this kind of beauty.  No photograph, no painting can match this  The more I stand there and just appreciate, the more I feel as though I am making my own music.  I am telling you to wake up and see how much there is to appreciate.  So many people are victims of negative thinking and dark emotions because they don’t realize how much there is to see and feel that can create natural, effortless, positive feelings.”

So let’s appreciate these beautiful beings, and enjoy their beauty whenever you can see them.  I like to think that somehow they are spiritual guides, just like the American Indians used to say, and like Dr. Kim is still saying.

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Beautiful Hawks

January 26, 2017


I have said it many times – I absolutely love and adore birds of prey.  They are so majestic and I am very drawn to them.  If I don’t see one for a day I really miss them. This morning, this beauty seemed to be waiting for me, at the tree he/she always is sitting on.

Halona, the hawk, reminded me of what Dr. Tae Yun Kim has said many times – it’s about how we view our lives.


“The higher your view, the wider and more thorough your view.  Think of viewing something from the ground,  from the top of the tree, from a helicopter ( or mid-flight of a hawk) and finally from a satellite.  Which gives you the widest view?  The most information about the environment?  The Satellite of course!”


Just think about it – if Halona had to try find food while on the ground – she wouldn’t ever see any and would starve.  The higher she goes up in the sky, the more she’ll see and the better the chance to spot her dinner.

And just like that, Dr Tae Yun Kim says, we need to let our spiritual being go way up like the satellite, and view our lives from that view!  Only then can we truly make decisions and gain insight into our lives!


Regal Eagles and what we can learn from them

January 9, 2017



Even though one of Dr. Tae Yun Kim‘s estates is very close to a major city, still all manner of birds of prey come and hunt there, some even build their nests.

To Dr. Tae Yun Kim, this is no surprise.  “They can feel the energy,” she says, “they know they are safe here. They know there is plenty of food for them.”


Eagles and other birds of prey are also perfect examples of a concept Dr. Tae Yun Kim teaches – the importance of listening to our Silent Master.

“How can you hear your Silent Master this very moment if your mind is occupied with yesterday’s resentment?  Or today’s panic?  Or tomorrow’s anticipation?  Or with fear, worry and anger?

The present moment is all there is.  Why? When it was yesterday, you experienced it as now.  When you experience tomorrow, it will be now.  AT this moment and every moment thereafter, it is now.  It is never tomorrow or yesterday.  True awareness means being right where you are, right now, without fear or worry or obsession about the future or past.  When you manage to do that, a wonderful thing happens,  You find yourself knowing what to do – now, ten minutes from now, or tomorrow.  As a result, you consistently find yourself in the right place at the right time.”

And isn’t that what Eagles do, without having to think about it?  Let’s be like Eagles and live life to the fullest, in the here and now!


How Henry the hawk helped me understand “awareness”

August 2, 2013

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Perhaps I am obsessive and compulsive.  Every time I go outside and every time I drive along our country road, my video camera is on the passenger seat, turned on, but not recording, just in case I see something I want to blog about later.

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But, I look at it more as being ready, and living in the here and now.

“Be ready anytime, any place, for anything,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim teaches.

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See how good it was I had the camera with me today?  I hadn’t gone more than maybe 20 steps out of the house when I heard the tell-tale swoosh pretty much right overhead.

All I had to do was find Henry in my viewfinder, and videotape him. This isn’t as easy as it sounds, but with practice it works!

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This experience reminded me of Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim‘s wise words:

“True awareness means being right where you are, right now, without fear or worry or obsession about the future or past.  when you manage to do that, a wonderful thing happens. Focused here, now, you become undistracted.  You find yourself becoming mentally quiet.  And when that happens, you “hear your Silent Master, your inner voice, quite clearly.  you perceive all around you quite clearly.  You find yourself knowing what to do – now, ten minutes from now, or tomorrow.  As a result, you consistently find yourself in the right place at the right time.” (Seven Steps To Inner Power page 54).

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The power and beauty of Hawks

June 15, 2013

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As I was watching, and filming, some beautiful birds of prey today, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s words immediately came to mind:

“This Universe is wonderful the way it is.  We cannot invent any more riches in it. Everything that is, already exists.  What we can do to enrich our lives is become more aware of what’s already here!  This means expanding our awareness of our entire energy field so that we embrace wider perceptions….The object of our life is to exist meaningfully, joyfully, energetically, purposefully, creatively!”

Take a look at these magnificent hawks.  Don’t they just seem to personify this statement?

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Hawks, by the way, are the ultimate Jung Suwon imals.  They are beautiful, powerful, graceful, and they use their power only when needed.  they never go and chase and kill for the fun of it and there are no hawk bullies.

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Hawks can fly sky-high, and they can also swoop low above ground.  And did you know they always fly so they don’t cast a shadow ahead of them?

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Coming in for the strike

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and here “Henry” is performing some aerial acrobatics

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after all this, he returns to his post, for some well deserved rest:
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I have to add, that “Henry” as I like to call him (or maybe it is a Henrietta after all) and I have been buddies of sorts.  He knows I mean him no harm, and once in a while he seems to appear out of nowhere to delight me with his aerial acrobatics.  Although that mostly happens when I don’t have my camera in my hands!

Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim says that animals can sense energy much more than humans and that is why wild animals sometimes come close to those they feel comfortable with.  This explains why Great Grandmaster has a special relationship with animals and was able to even touch and carry a full size, live owl!

That being said, please do not try to touch or hold any wild animals yourself. Please leave them alone and admire them for who they are and what they are!


Edgar, the Royal Eagle

December 26, 2012

During my travels with Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim I came across this amazing Jung Suwon-imal, Edgar, the Eagle.  He was living in an ancient fortress, in Belgium.

Because of his very unique situation, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim asked me to interview him and see what he had to say.  Turns out, he is a most wonderful, experienced and insightful Jung Suwon-imal.

Translated into human, our conversation went something like this:

After I introduced myself as a Jung Suwon warrior-reporter, and thanked him for letting me interview him, he put his head sideways and with a sparkle in his eyes, said,

“Before you say anything – let me answer your first question – because I know what that question is going to be.  You were going to ask me how did I get to be here, tied up, living among humans like this? ”

He smiled at my astonishment.  How did he know?

“They all wonder about this,” he continued.  “Well, let me tell you.  When I was a young and strong Jungsuwon-imal, I used to fly high, and was the best hunter among the Eagles.  I had a sweetheart, and together we roamed the big skies.”

He paused and looked up at the sky, longingly.

“We raised many young ones together, and taught them how to be an Eagle.”  Here, he glanced at Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim, and said, “I am sure Great Grandmaster has already told you the story about the Mother Eagle.  You know how we teach our young to fly.  Well, we taught so many of them.”

He let out a big sigh, and preened himself a little.

“One day, when we were already what would be in human years, about 50, my beloved sweetheart passed away suddenly, and my life became lonely.  No longer did I dance in the sky.  Even hunting became a chore.  So I started to think, rather than spend my life all by myself, with nobody around to pass on my wisdom, that was not what I wanted.

So I turned to humans.  They always tried to catch one of us and we used to make fun of their attempts.  They are so clumsy!  Do they really think they can actually catch us?  Ahhhh…..well so after the arthritis set in in my wings my decision was made, and I let myself get caught.”

“How do they treat you?  And what do you do now?”

“Oh, they are wonderful to me.  They feed me, they let me take short flights now and then.  But my favorite thing is when they bring their young ones by, and I get to show them the real beauty of us Eagles.  Sometimes I even allow them to touch me.  I try to be really friendly to their tiny ones, and more aloof to the bigger ones.  See, I used to be somewhat of a King among the Eagles.  Not that we need a King.  We all know what to do.

But you humans!”  Another big sigh, and Edgar was shaking his regal head.  “You humans!”

“After all these thousands of years, you still haven’t figured out yet how to live to gether in peace and harmony.  You do need leaders, and even with leaders, you still have wars.  When will you ever learn to be like Eagles…….”

“You go and listen to your Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim“, the Edgar said in conclusion, “she is like us, except so much wiser still, so much above us, so enlightened.  She holds the secrets of the Universe! ”

I had a hard time holding back tears.  What a beautiful story!

Edgar smiled ever so slightly, nodded his head and thanked me for my time!  I thanked him for his, and reported back to Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim.

Did I dream this?  Was this reality?  Well, look at the picture.  It sure could have been a real conversation, don’t you think?

Epilogue for a dear friend, Angel the Owl

April 19, 2012

Today I got “the phone call.”  The very nice officer from the Fremont Animal Services called with the sad news, that our dear friend, Angel the great horned Owl, had to be put to sleep.  Appearantly, he had been injured several days before Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim found him, and he was slowly starving to death.  A raptor cannot eat unless he can fly – and with a wing as badly broken as his he could not catch anything.

I like to believe that Angel looked like this when he was at his best!

After receiving the sad news,  Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim said, ” Life is like that.  There are no guarantees. ”

“Owls live in the here and now, like all Jung Suwon warriors should, ” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim continues, “The present moment is all there is!  Now is where reality is, and now is where the creative moment is.  ”

In her book, “Seven Steps to Inner Power,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim explains this further:

“Why is now the only creative moment?  When it was yesterday, you experienced it as now. When you experience tomorrow, it will be now.  At this moment, and every moment thereafter, it is now.  It is never tomorrow or yesterday. “

So let us enjoy and treasure every moment we have, and celebrate every living breath as if it was our last breath!  (as Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim always encourages us to do.)

And let us celebrate the great life that Angel the Owl had, and may he be hunting and flying free in the great hereafter!