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.

53 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?

      1. I was driving, thinking of the troubles plaguing me zoned out on the road. Then a bald Eagle dive bombed my truck. It happened so fast, yet I took in its magnificence as tho I was on slow mo. Our eyes met. It awakened me profoundly!! My eyes are now opened! I know what to do! Thank you spirit!

        1. the same thing happened to me. at home in front of tv a eagle flew up the back yard outside the slider from the stream.a hundred yard span,eye contact was made from way out too twentyfive yards too slider.wife seens this also.A few days before this it happend for the first time at spinning.the eagle appeard outside the picture window lockin eyes straight away and swooping in it made me feel as one with its mind. I am one eight american indian and cant help but live none judgemental.like every other middle aged american i am challenged every day to grow my understanding.I humger too undrstand this spiritual visitation aimed at me.

  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.

      1. I believe that each animal brings its own message at the time it is relevant. It may not be your “spirit animal” the one that you feel special connection to. I don’t exactly feel that our spirit animal watches over us per say, but that Spirit- which is ALL, is constantly aware of our state be it emotional or otherwise and our higher selves, i.e. Spirit, sends/accepts messages of direction. One of these forms of communication is animal medicine.
        These are only my thoughts and feelings. You know what is true and right from how true it rings with you in the center of your being! Blessings!

    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…

    1. Dear Roger,
      My name is Glenn and i have just read your post with the Eagle, i would like to make contact if ok with you to share with the info on our guide because i am the Eagle too. 4/12/15
      03 51561374 Australia vic

  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?

    1. You will not find the great spirit of the eagle, great eagle spirit finds you. This tells you your life is on the right track, You might find this very interesting, Which means your life is ready to flight, Remember be patient, aventually great eagle spirit will be in your sight one day.

      1. You are spot on Quentin.

        If you think it exists, then it does. Just believe and watch with patience how clearly it comes into focus.

        It’s AWEsome, it really is.

  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,
    Laura

  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.

  12. Today I was close to 4 different goldens. The first was on telephone pole near my house. I stopped in middle of road to have a moment with him. The next two were up the road a mile or so both together on one pole. I again stopped to observe. I was feeling the connection as I have since I was a kid with these creatures. The fourth one I saw was 1/2 hr later on my way to new jobsite, sitting on my side of road in dirt facing me. All these goldens were within 30 ft of me all within an hour! Amazing. Definitely a time to really stop and reflect on things spiritually. Feeling very blessed!

  13. I woke-up to a golden eagle staring at me next to my bed, he did not blink, just stared. I said “well hello their” as if this was normal. He said all the time can i sit on your bed, well i said no of course and why. But got no reply, he talked to me in my head not from his mouth. We stared for ages, he had beautiful brown eyes and looked so healthy. Then i realised that i am staring down a wild animal who could rip me apart, but no sooner i felt scared he gasped and said i would never harm you, not you, don’t feel afraid. Then i felt calm and fell back to sleep. How long later i’m not sure but i woke to see if i was dreaming but he was still there staring at me with those beautiful eyes. He still wanted to sit on my bed and i kept saying no. WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT, VERY REAL I KNOW I WAS NOT DREAMING THIS. can anyone explain

  14. I had a dream, i was in a wheat field and saw two albino eagles sitting in the field. I said to myself I am going to catch at least one of them, but the closers I got the bigger they got. They stood around 5 feet tall. Well i was thinking they might catch my butt and take me off some where.So I decided to just look at them from about 20 feet. A few minutes went by ,then a third all white eagle flew over the two other white eagles about 10 feet high. It then started to go straight up where I could see it back side and its wings was spread out, then it froze in mid air. Can anyone tell me what you think about this?

    1. White is a bad name for Europeans. Israelis can be white (Ashkenazis, the other groups mixed with other races/tribes of humanity) Africans can be albino. Some Iranians (name comes from Arian/Aryan; Persians were Europids who were forcibly mixed with Arabs – most are now majority non-Europids, genetically) are still ‘white’/majority-Europid. A select few haplotyps of Japanese can be whiter in appearance than most Europids, even! Even many South Americans who are genetically aboriginal to that continent can present with a ‘white’ appearance/phenotype.

      European/Europid/Eurovolk is a better way to say it. Why do I bring all this up, what does it have to do with your experience? First let me tell you I have studied under four Shamans from three continents; N.America (Inuit Elder and a Cherokee Medicine Woman), Africa (a Masai Guardsman/”Doctor”/Wise-One” – he taught me a LOT) and Europe (a Viking in Scandinavia who still practiced the old ways and had been taught the techniques of Viking ‘Shamanism’ down through many generations – shamanism is the wrong word, each people have their own word for the same art/science, and shamans are Mongolian and Siberian if we want to give the people respect.).

      My interpretation based on my experiences, and based on the Eagle, Raven, and Polar Bear which guide me:

      Europe is in danger in many ways. WWIII is on the horizon and the migrant invader crisis is destroying European societies and nations. The Eagle represents Europa. The Eagle of Rome. It has been so for aeons. The albino colouring was a hint that they represent Europids; ‘whites’. Europids have four continents (for now). Australia, N. America, a large part of Asia (Russia) and Europe. The two Eagles you first saw were N.America (Canada in a minor way& U.S.A) and Russia (Western and Mid-Russia).

      They were in a wheat field representing prosperity and absence of fear or caution. However, they became behemoths, threatening all they stood for. They became strong but unthinking, mentally slothful. You thought you could catch one, because one represents the potential healing of Europids. It appeared symbolizing a less corrupt European (all Europeans, in their own nations worldwide) society and culture. One of the Eagles will likely perish. Due to this enlargement. It will not be stable if it flies.

      The third Eagle is Europe itself, and to a lesser extent, Canada and Australia as part of the commonwealth of the United Kingdom. It flies over the behemoth superpowers, and by showing it’s backside, it represents both a surrender (white flag) and helplessness in the face of outsiders chasing them from their indigenous homeland. It becomes frozen in mid air, because the problems Europe face may destroy her.

      The two large Eagles have a chance to save Europe from migrant invaders and from its own stalled economic capacity. But will they? They may merely fight each other in a brother war. If this is avoided, Europe can be saved and the exquisite culture and art of the Europids homeland can be preserved.

      If not, one of the large ones perish, Russia or the U.S.A, and the other is now too weak to save or assist the Fatherland of the Europids. The third eagle will no longer be frozen, but will fall into third world ruins and brutal civil war.

      This vision appears to be an omen of several possible outcomes of the events of 2016. The Eagle is warning the Europids to prepare for harsh times, and to keep the Pax Europas. No more brother wars.

      Please contact me if you would seek more understanding; there is more I can see in this, but I have not the time to explain it all at the moment.

      The third eagle coming in is

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      2. This is both an old world and a new world to me where Nature supports and comforts as well as guides me. I never understood why when very young I could fly and escape evil when dreaming? Throughout my life the eagle or its symbol has been there at times my path was unclear. Its spirit always brought comfort and joy. I am relearning again as I recognized Bon Buddhism as a shamanic knowledge that I must rediscover. Your interpretation of Hermans dream took my breath away. It also renewed a sense of urgency that the world cannot wait. I cannot waste this gift. Now that I am awakening I need to know what resources will be most helpful to help me find my way.

        1. The best advice I can give is to spend as much time in silence as you can.

          By silence, I mean in the mind.

          We are contulinually questioning everything when everything is already inside of us, we just have to listen and build it everyday. Vibrationally.

          We gain nothing from the outside until we learn how to control the inside.

          A beautiful rose is no different to us (cellularly
          speaking) except it has no mind. It is silent and instinctively does what it was created to do.

          When you look at it, it’s a little piece of “heaven on earth”

          So are we! We just need to shut up our minds long enough to to start living consciously for what we were created to do in the creators mind, which is create heaven here on earth for all of us!!!

          It is the most incredible journey you will ever go because when you find it, you’ll know everything else came a distant second, and I do mean everything!!!

          I wish you strength and whole hearted belief on your journey young eagle.

          Spread your wings and fly, no, spread your wings and soar…first in silence, then let the world hear you

          Love and gratitude for Bringing the power of Eagle out of me.

  15. We had two bald eagles land in our back yard. Amazing to watch them interact. Screeching, touching beaks and leaning against each other.

  16. Thank you, this information was an enlightment that I’ve been waiting for. Never thought that I could have an poweranimal. I see them in others but not in myself. Until I had a dream some days ago. I could feel everything, I was home and a free spirit.

  17. I was driving and a golden eagle flew from the right across my path. When it got right in front of my car and about 10 feet above the road, it paused and turned and looked right at me. I slammed on the breaks to avoid hitting it, and then it turned and continued flying off to the left and into the trees on the other side of the road. This happened in the midst of a deepening of my connection to life, an increase of intimacy to the point where I am almost one with things….they are still separate from myself and yet like a continuation of myself, and so not fundamentally different from what I am.

  18. Thank you Ina for sharing your insights with us about eagles. On this past Friday an bald eagle flew directly above me while I was meditating at the Safety Harbor marina. I never saw an eagle near Tampa Bay before. I was asking for a specific sign and message. Then I read your post and know the answer from you and the bald eagle. Appreciate you!

  19. For the last month the eagles have been flying over me in the garden and often they fly with or past my truck as I’m driving my 8 mile commute… all different places along the way. They have all but taken the place of the raven and crows in my life…who by the last time they flew above me were doing barrel rolls:)… I, Like Warren from the last comment, have been going through my awakening. It came out of seemingly nowhere and has been increasing exponentially to what is now a “She’s breaking apart Scotty!” kinda pace. The incoming shift energies have me either on my toes or on my back and in pain…. I shouted out to the universe for guidance today and Eagle flew with my truck all along the coast rd. When I came home i found Tiffany Stile’s article that spoke of Squirrel energy and had a link to your site… and then I found this….Thank you Teacher. This is a lesson well met :).

  20. Wow this just gave me so much clarity I’m actually crying because this spirit animal came in a vision I had tonight where the sky’s opened up and and eagle came toward me looked me in the eyes and told me it was my spirit animal here to guide me. This was after I was in a Shamic trance. Amazing simply amazing. Praise God and the thing is where I am in my life right now it makes so much sense.

  21. In the very early hours of the morning I talked to God about my life and asked for guidance because I’ve been stuck for quite some time now. I feel like I am being pulled towards something. Then when I left to go to work this morning an Eagle flew out of the trees from the left of the highway and hovered above my lane about 20ft in from of my car. Then it dipped it’s wing to the left and landed on the other side of the highway (my drivers side) just beyond the barrier. As I drove past, I stretched my neck to get a better look over the barrier and I could see it definitely was a bald Eagle. Then it flew off back into the trees it came out of. I’ve always been very intuitive and felt that everything means something. I’m so happy to have found this.

  22. So my mom and i were out just driving and spending time together and we were in an area that is known to have Bald Eagles….but today was different…we had moments before seeing the bald eagle sitting in the water drinking been talking abiut how i am scared about some health issues going on….i know that having seen eagles before it means courage among other things.

    My question is what does this mean? In all the years i have lived in Canada i have never seen this can someone helo me figure this out please

  23. I went for a drive today to get out of the city and away from people. I have been sad lately;hopeless and feeling unworthy. I was going through a road thick with trees on Camano Island and my eyes were drawn up into the trees to my right. There was an eagle roosting in a tree; prior moment where I felt like my heart could not take any more of this life. Reading this now, I feel better.

  24. a few days ago i was standing on a bridge looking in the river for some big fish. i saw two shadows coming upstream strait for me.as i stood up two bald eagles side by side flew right over me they couldnt have been more than 5 feet above my head.they both looked at me as they went over,i could hear and feel the wind going over their wings. its like they planed it.i still get goose bumps thinking about it can someone PLEASE tell me the meaning of what happened?

    1. I don’t know the meaning of the event but you sure are blessed to see, hear and feel the wind of not only one but two eagles. What a magnificent sight. You are blessed

  25. I am going through some health issues and when praying I see in my minds eye an eagle flying. The eagle is my sprit animal. I do believe the wisdom, courage, and all the abilities the eagle has so do I. I am so happy I was reminded in this time of need thank you for this website it was very helpful.

  26. Eagles have always fascinated me, their strength, courage and wisdom is outstanding, I strive every day to have their vision.This article has inspired me.

  27. I had an Eagle strike my car as he was trying to get a rabbit crossing the road, he let me puck hom up after impact and move him to the shoulder, would You like to hear more?

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