Eagle - Spirit
Eagle . . .
Touch Great Spirit,
Share your medicine,
Touch me, honor me,
So that I may know you too.
Eagle medicine is the power of the Great Spirit, the connection to the
Divine. It is the ability to live in the realm of spirit, and yet remain
connected and balanced within the realm of the Earth. Eagle soars, and is
quick to observe expansiveness within the overall pattern of life. From the
heights of the clouds, Eagle is close to the heavens where the Great Spirit
The feathers of Eagle are considered to be the most sacred of healing tools.
They have been used for centuries by shamans to cleanse the auras of
patients coming to them for healing. Within the belief systems of Native American
tribes, Eagle represents a state of grace achieved through hard work,
understanding, and a completion of the tests of initiation which result in
the taking of one's personal power. It is only through the trial of
experiencing the lows in life as well as the highs, and through the trial of
trusting one's connection to the Great Spirit, that the right to use the
essence of Eagle medicine is earned.
If you have pulled this symbol, Eagle is reminding you to take heart and
gather your courage, for the universe is presenting you with an opportunity
to soar above the mundane levels of your life. The power of recognizing this
opportunity may come in the form of a spiritual test. In being astute, you
may recognize the places within your soul, personality, emotions, or psyche
that need bolstering or refinement. By looking at the overall tapestry,
Eagle teaches you to broaden your sense of self beyond the horizon of what is
In learning to fiercely attack your personal fear of the unknown, the wings
of your soul will be supported by the everpresent breezes which are the
breath of the Great Spirit.
Feed your body, but more importantly feed your soul. Within the realm of
Mother Earth and Father Sky, the dance that leads to flight involves the
conquering of fear and willingness to join in the adventure that you are
co-creating with the Divine.
If Eagle has majestically soared into your cards, you are being put on
notice to reconnect with the element of Air. Air is of the mental plane, and in
this instance it is of the higher mind. Wisdom comes in many strange and curious
forms and is always related to the creative force of the Great Spirit.
If you have been walking in the shadows of former realities, Eagle brings
illumination. Eagle teaches you to look higher and to touch Grandfather Sun
with your heart, to love the shadow as well as the light. See the beauty in
both, and you will take flight like the Eagle.
Eagle medicine is the gift we give ourselves to remind us of the freedom of
the skies. Eagle asks you to give yourself permission to legalize freedom
and to follow the joy your heart desires.