Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spirituality of the eagle

The eagle is present across a range of beliefs and philosophies ... the eagle represents spiritual protection, carries prayers, and brings strength, courage, wisdom, illumination of spirit, healing, creation and a knowledge of magic. The eagle has an ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual. The eagle has an ability to see the overall pattern, and the connection to spirit guides and teachers. The eagle represents great power and balance, dignity with grace, a connection with higher truths, intuition and a creative spirit grace achieve through knowledge and hard work (from Eagle Spirit Ministry).

On Sunday morning, while up north at our lake home in Nisswa, Minnesota we decided to head into town so that my partner could get a cup of coffee. I wasn't feeling so good -- stomach pains and fatigue. Something inside of me said, I should go. As we drove out the country, windy roads leading to highway 107, up ahead I saw something around the bend ... "is that an eagle??!" As we turned the country perched on a branch was the most magnificent eagle. I was upset I didn't have my camera with me. Fortunately my partner convinced me to turn around and go back to the house and grab my camera. We return 5 minutes later to the eagle still perched comfortably, confidently, majestically ... on the branch. The eagle took me outside my body .... I got out of my car and walked up to the eagle. Fatigue and stomach pain lifted by the spirit of the eagle.

There's a reason the eagle appeared to me Sunday morning .... a gentle reminder to me that I have the inner strength and wisdom to face whatever lies ahead of me. I am not my body. I am not any diagnosis that may be presented to me as I meet with doctors and undergo procedures and tests and possible surgeries in the coming weeks/months.

The eagle teaches us how to go through life without becoming attached to anything, how to accept what comes our way and see everything as a gift from the universe. With their acute hearing they hunt as much by ear as by sight.

The eagle is an incredibly patient being, often perching in a tree, holding the same position for hours on end. May i learn from the wisdom and patience of the eagle who blessed me with its presence on Sunday morning ...

Dear eagle: thank you for showing up Sunday morning. Thank you for reminding me that my strength and healing come from within. Thank you for reminding me to be patient. May your spirit remain with me as we meet with my surgeon later this morning to discuss the lump in my breast.

After the beautiful encounter with the majestic eagle ... we went on to the town of Nisswa where my partner was able to enjoy a scrumptuous cup of coffee. Even though part of me would've loved a cup 'o java, i opted for a soothing cup of ginger peach tea. I vicariously enjoyed the cup of coffee through my partner who savored every sip ... now THAT'S the way to drink a cup of coffee!! :)


  1. This brought tears to my eyes because in our family the eagle always represents my dad watching over us. Maybe this eagle was your dad sending healing energy to you. I know you have been thinking about him lately.

  2. Laura ... you are right. I think the eagle was my dad. When I read your comment i could feel energy shifting/radiating inside of me and around me. I have been thinking a lot about my father. After 40+ years it's amazing how much I still miss him and how much the little girl in me still longs to be held in his arms - to be protected by his kind, loving, calm energy. I know he is watching over me. He always has, and he always will. Thank you for your comment.