Eagle Spirit Animal

Eagle’s medicine includes swiftness, strength, courage, wisdom, keen sight, illumination of Spirit, healing, creation, knowledge of magic, ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual, ability to see the overall pattern/big picture, connection to spirit guides and teachers and higher truths, great power and balance, dignity with grace, intuitive and creative spirit, respect for the boundaries of the regions, grace achieved through knowledge and hard work.

Us earthbound humans have for time unknown been inspired by the sight of eagles soaring high in the sky. In ancient Greece the eagle was associated with Zeus, who sometimes shape shifted into one so he could hurl his thunderbolts. In some Native American belief systems the eagle symbolises the Thunderbird, also associated with thunder and lightning. The eagle is a sacred messenger, carrying our prayers on its wings to the Creator/All That Is/Spirit, and returning with gifts and visions for the people. Eagle feathers assist medicine people/shamans in connecting with Spirit for healing. They are deemed the most sacred healing tools, a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle is also linked to the sun in Gaelic lore, having been called in the Gaelic language Suil-na-Greine, Eye of the Sun.

As well as its ties with the powerful energies of the sky, Eagle holds a deeper meaning. From eagle we learn that life looks different from an aerial perspective. We need to take a new view on the challenges in our lives. If we don’t readily find solutions it may be because our vision is too limited to see the solutions that are so glaringly obvious.

Tying in with this thread of thought, one of the lessons to be learned from eagle is not to depend exclusively on intellectual solutions. Through its connection to the air element, eagle is connected to intelligence, but also to Spirit, the knowing that goes far beyond intellect.

Spirit Eagle

Eagle rise up with me
When you tell me I am ready
I believe you
The ancient mountains tell a story
That all birds
Are the eyes of Angels

King of the birds; godhead
Fire of Heaven and the Sun
Greatest Hero
Your vision penetrates colossal
Of all lights
Crowning glory of all birds

Your message a higher
Spiritual state; transcendence of
Unflinching, brilliant splendor unfold
Akin to
Divine and Bounteous

Behavior that can fix
Stagnant moments when our bodies
Can’t respond with
What is necessary to heal our wounds
No herb can
Awake what you bestow

Fearless mental viewpoint
Phoenix to an Eagle outspread
Wings manifest
Enlightenment; eternal brightness
Warrior of the sky

As above and before
Behind and below symbolized
Thunder bird be my guiding light now
Be my eyes
Companion to journey

I shall leap when you push
I am your fledgling, I am your child
Perch on my topmost branch my crest of
Cosmic tree
Father and conductor

The Mother of All Things
Spiritual passion is displayed
You guard my home
Supreme authority embodies
Well known love
Never to leave our path

I can now move through crowds
Seeing what has always been there
Illumination rising above
Psychic eye
Involved in allowing

Ever-flowing power
Running through my veins, I am brave
A conquering
Has taken place when we accept your
Plight to flight
What wisdom reaches out

To progress I am called
There is no turning back this time
You are ready
I hear you screeching into my soul
You must go
You must go forth… Tally Ho!


Article | Ina Woolcott | Photo | Artist Unknown

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