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  • After finishing my early morning walk, I was driving home via the parkway. On either side of the road there is forest that is like a very narrow, winding spine connecting the city lakes.

    Though in the center of the city, the parkway was quiet in the early morning. I drove slowly, appreciating the quiet and the green. Then I saw it swoop down out of the pines to my left.

    And, there it was! Eagle flying right in front of me, right in the center of my view. Perhaps (I'm guessing) 50 feet in front of me and 20 or 30 feet above.

    Eagle is huge. The enormous wingspan! The oh-so-white head! The fanned white tail with its feet tucked for flight. Eagle flying right in front of me.

    Eagle led the way, escorting me along the parkway for about 500 feet. Then it re-entered the narrow spine of forest embracing the parkway.

    Imagine! Yet another offering from Mother Earth. This time without asking. A completely unexpected and awesome gift. Most gratefully received!


    Excerpts from Animal Medicine by Sams and Carson:

    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 Earth. Eagle soars, and is quick to observe expansiveness within the overall pattern of life....

    ....By looking at the overall tapestry, Eagle teaches you to broaden your sense of self beyond the horizon of what is presently visible....

    Eagle medicine is a remind us of the freedom of the skies. Eagle asks you to give yourself permission to legalize freedom and the follow the joy your heart desires.


    [Photo by Barbara, taken nearby on a different day in September 2014]
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