It is said, that every bird of prey looks over its shoulder before it goes in for the kill, even a hawk. They know instinctively to watch their backs – however, the only bird who does not do this, is the Eagle; It is fearless.
Eagles have been noted as symbols of strength, bravery, courage and proud independence. In rain, most birds seek for shelter, but not the Eagle, they are the only bird who fly above the clouds to avoid the rain. The Eagle has many lessons for us to learn.
Adapt to Change – When the Eagle starts aging and their energy starts to fail them, they fly to mountainous areas to shed off their feathers, break their beaks and remove their old talons. This is incredibly painful for them and yet, there is always a new growth of the beak, talons and feathers. This process happens over a period of five months and after this challenging time, the Eagle is “reborn” with renewed strength and vitality, ready to conquer and live for many years.
What we can learn from this act is to adapt to the challenges we are given and to accept the pain that comes with change. Like the Eagle, we often need to do this alone and have to endure uncomfortable times in order for us to grow and renew.
Wide Visionary – Eagle’s have a very sharp vision, they can identify their prey from a long distance, while soaring in the air. When we can identify a bigger picture in life rather than the one we see in front of us, we can have a different perspective to our challenges and receive more clarity and wisdom.
Overcome challenges – The Eagle changes direction easily and adapts quickly to storms and danger and knows when it is approaching. The Eagle never hides and faces its challenges without fear. This fearless nature can help us face our pain and concerns for the future. Eagle helps us to remember, when we have clear vision and clarity, we will know when a storm is approaching in life and will see a way through.
“Have the power and perseverance of Eagle. Soar above all your challenges.”