Eagle Power Animal Symbol Of Spirit Vision And Strength

By Ina Woolcott

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.

Some of Eagles powers are independence, vision and strength. We can see why the eagle has been, and still is, revered. The eagles home is the freedom of the sky. He spends most of his time fearlessly flying high above, bridging heaven and earth, scanning below carefully. Their vision is 8 times stronger than humans, enabling them to see prey miles off. Weighing less than a domestic cat, Eagles strength has nothing to do with his size. Their feet and talons are stronger than a human hand, able to soar down with precision grabbing hold of their prey, mid-flight.

Eagles beak is connected to his jaw and the strongest part of his body. It is designed for breaking and crushing. We are reminded to pay attention to our speech and how it affects others. What we say and tone of our voice should be examined. We mainly use our jaws for speaking. The lesson here is to control what we say, how much and when. Uncontrolled talk makes it easy to hurt someone verbally, to break or crush them with your words.

The vision they posses helps us learn to take a step back and view the bigger picture. We need to view the past and the present objectively, whilst looking towards the future. We need to open our minds and hearts to see past old, restricting beliefs that are holding us back. Eagle teaches us to courageously face our fear of the unknown, so we are then able to fly as high as our heart’s joy can take us. Your strengths need to be utilised wisely and remember, to soar like Eagle you must view things with caution, being confident and trusting your abilities.

Eagle is also linked with courage. To give up our limited perspectives, to release ourselves from comfortable, familiar thought patterns, even when they don’t appear to be working, and fly into a larger world requires that we are brave enough to enter unknown realms. This is further emphasised by Native American and Celtic tales, of shamans and druids who shapeshifted into eagles.

Mental and emotional shapeshifting is sometimes necessary if we want to grow and learn. As with all things there are risks involved in allowing our beings to assume new forms, however the rewards are greater. Eagle asks us to recognise that the earth is not our only home, as well for us to join it in the flight to our true home – the world of Spirit.

Eagles are majestic and bear a powerful presence. They can be social birds, but they do need isolation from human intrusion to breed in the wild. If a human comes to close or touches their nest, they are very likely to abandon it. Both the male and female eagles incubate the eggs and share the duties of raising their young.

The eagle is an incredibly patient being, often perching in a tree, holding the same position for hours on end. Those with this power animal are shown how to master the art of patience in every area of their life. For within the energy of patience all things are possible.

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. If eagle soars into your life, the ability to hear spiritually and psychically will awaken.

Eagle reminds us to communicate with All That Is on a daily basis, so the gifts offered you can be utilised fully. Keeping this up removes judgement from our consciousness. When we cease to judge, we speak with encouragement and kindness towards others. Lessons that are linked with judgement are part of this medicine and sure to be coming your way.

If Eagle is your power animal, you feel the need to have an involvement with creation, a willingness to experience extremes, a willingness to use your abilities, a willingness to seek out your true emotions. You must become much more than you ever imagined would be possible.

Eagle symbolises a state of being that is reached through inner work, understanding and passing the initiation tests that come about from reclaiming our personal power. Eagle is the gift of clear vision with which one can truly see, to live in balance with heaven and Earth. Eagle shows you how to look above so you are able to touch Grandfather Sun with your heart, to love the Shadow as much as the Light. You are being asked to give yourself permission to be free in order to reach the joy that your heart longs for.

21 thoughts on “Eagle Power Animal Symbol Of Spirit Vision And Strength”

  1. Wow! During a spiritual retreat, I saw a fabulous picture of an eagle which I sketched. It drew me in and now with this explanation, I understand why. Fly higher is the invitation! Thanks.

  2. Beautiful. My newfound spirit animal. I’ve been feeling the connection with birds lately, and 20 or so flying around my house just fully convinced me that my spirit is connected with that of Eagles

  3. I have always had the feeling that I am ment to do something like I’m waiting. I haven’t really accomplished much yet. when I was a teenager I stayed on an island on the w coast of Scotland. As I walked with my friend I had this urge to sit and admire the view. She walked on. I glanced to my left and no more than 3 feet away a golden eagle was just staring at me. I was spooked and slowly got up and moved. Perhaps this encounter means something, anyone?

  4. As a little boy I was flying with a golden eagle, as I got older, an air dragon followed me, as soon I meditate the eagle, the dragon, the horse, and wolfe are with me. Sometimes I have a grizzly and buffalo with me. What does it mean. I was thinking everybody has only one animal

    1. Just today a bald eagle was crouched down in the middle of the hwy on my way to work. As I drove upon him he flew off to the right side. Now almost 2 weeks ago we where headed to the lake and standing on the right side of the hwy was a wolf. So no I believe we can have more than one spirit animals watching over us.

    2. Animal guides and totems choose who they appear to. It is possible that many chose you as you have a strong spiritual essence. I myself have been visited by the raven, otter, crab and water dragon (better known as the hydra).

    3. No, some of us have several. The different animals can help us in different situations. Like lion gives me wisdom of how to deal with people and cheetah helps me, when I have to focus hard and to stay calm like in tests …

  5. I had my first reiki experience two days ago. Was not sure what to expect, but suddenly felt something explosive stirring within me, something very powerful trying to get out. The Master commented that she had a vision appear to her of a very large eagle, at the same time this energy entered me. I have always been spiritually inclined and have spent much time alone in the natural world, but have been unable to define or develop it to what it could possibly accomplish within me. Several varied Native Americans who have met me suspect that I have NA blood within me. Who knows?? Only that something is happening here and a path needs to be followed…

  6. I took a walk in the Sun and it became very hot. Vitamin D flowing everywhere blossoming new flowers. I was bathed in the beauty of Spring color. Suddenly I looked up, I watch birds and trees and notice the details, taking note of all things I can see, realize and remember. There was bird, large and stood out because it had had a yellow beak and I was amazed for its been many seasons since I’ve seen an Eagle Spirit. It was the ONLY bird at the time flying in the sky from East to West, it was flying east in direction of the water. I always give special thanks for seeing such Indigenous Totems and seek their deeper meaning to helps assist my life and those around me. Later that evening, events happened causing me to walk to the store. It had just stormed like a Tropical storm and I had hardly noticed in my own personal drama. As I walked the air was cooler, everything was wet, but no Rain fell, the darkness dressed the leaves and street. And as I walked to and fro Lightening felt so close and so near I was almost afraid it would strike me. Thunder in the far background and Lightening but no falling Rain. ~ When I read this right before sleeping tonight I chuckled so hard. Life is a magical string of mystical synchronicities and I am so thankful! xo

  7. I’ve seen 5 eagles in the past 2 months, two more today soaring higher than I’ve ever seen a bird fly. And one of them came down so close I could see it so beautifully. I felt so blessed and lucky, I am in a period of transition, healing, and challenge – so I;m pretty sure the Universe is sending me it’s own unique message. We live in an area where eagles are rare so to see so many, it gives me hope.

  8. I really could use some help, please!! My husband and I went to a local park to see if we could find the local Eagle ( we never had Eagles before) this was the 5th time we attempted to find it.. As we left the park, I told my husband I should not be upset that we did not see the eagle I’ve been rather blast seeing the snowy owl and other rare sightings. I turned the corner and sitting in the tree was the eagle. I pulled over, grabbed my camera and just stood there.. I was paralyzed looking into his eyes ,I felt as if he jumped into my body. I remember to finally take the pictures it looked into his eyes once more and he flew right over my head. I sent the pictures into the local paper and forgot about it.A few weeks later I checked online and three of the photos were published. I was so excited and moved to tears. The next morning I went to the park it was freezing cold 29° and very windy. I heard lots of commotion and look on the lake and there was a juvenile bald eagle. I was so excited watching him jump up-and-down on the ice without a care in the world. I’m not sure what prompted me to look up but when I did I got the most amazing photo of the mother flying over my head. Now I’m watching mother and baby and suddenly the father arrived. I could not believe It. I’ve lived in this area my whole life, we’ve never had Eagles around here. I’m rather blessed to have had three photos published and the following day photograph a family of three. Can you help me with what this may mean?

  9. I am 4th generation intuitive healer. I’ve seen two Eagles in the past two days in places where Eagles don’t live. I usually see Red Tailed Hawks when I am on a “right path”spiritual journey. This, I read made so much sense to me. The last paragraph sums up the learning that I came to the conclusion on, this afternoon on my hike. It was beautiful to have it confirmed within your words. I thank you, and am deeply grateful for your insightful words, they make the whole journey into the spirit of the Eagle so profound and yet so simple. I am humbled. Thank you, you are truly gifted. I ask that my spirit meets yours and gives you something of equal value. Blessings,

  10. I am very happy to understand that Eagle has much to do. But can you help to review my own vision. I never see anyone who can tell reality of my life.
    If you can happiness shall be mine and my connection with you will never stop. Thanks and God bless you.

  11. Thankyou!!! This article is really lovely and a good confirmation for me to step into my spiritual power. My guides gave me the gift of a baby chicken that transformed into a white eagle. It lives in my heart and I’m asked to call on it when I need to fly. In meditation, this eagle connected me to the light realms and to source, all the guides, ascended masters, archangels, beings of light, and more that will help me open up to my spiritual gifts and for the journey ahead. I’ve lived on an island for 10 years, and recently, for the first time I saw a pair of sea eagles hunting prey.

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