The Eagle is a symbol of many things including: respect, honor, humbleness, truth, love, natural power, strength, courage, wisdom and Freedom, everything that is positive. It is believed that there is a special connection with the Eagle to the Creator.
The Eagle is considered to be a messenger to Creator. It was given the responsibility of carrying the prayers of man and woman between the World of Earth and the World of Spirit, were the latter is the most sacred place where Creator and the ancestors reside.
It is believed that to wear or hold an eagle feather causes the Creator to take immediate notice. With the eagle feather, the Creator is being honoured in the highest and most humble way.
The eagle feather has two sides…this represents balance of all that is male and female; night and day; right and wrong, as well, life and death.
To be given an eagle feather is an honor. It reveals who we are and where we come from. Never be ashamed of who you are and hold the feathers high towards the Creator, yet hold them close to your heart, your spirit.
I give you these eagle feathers so that they will accompany you on your journey in this world and into the spirit world. Pray using these feathers, acknowledge the life you have lived… acknowledge all the good you have had in your life…but do not forget to acknowledge the bad in your life also. After you have prayed with the feathers, cleanse yourself with them, start at the top of your head and wipe your head by using the feather. Do this to all of your body When you have finished cleansing your body, hold the feathers firmly and flick them firmly to get rid of what your body has carried for all your life.
When its time for your spirit’s journey upon the spirit road the eagle feathers will ease your fear, it will take the cloud of confusion away that may linger in front of your journey and allow for peace to settle in…embrace it, embrace it all.
Thank you for your gift to me, I am honored to have been the one to give you these feathers, I only wish I could have done it in person, although I do understand why it cannot be. May your journey be peaceful when it begins, and in my beliefs there is more that our spirits will be doing when we leave this place, which is only our temporary home. Your real home is out there in our vast universe…
I hope my words bring you comfort
Jean McIsaac (Bear Woman)