Today, well - actually - this morning was fabulous! I felt like my old self! Then, I went to radiation. I can't begin to describe what that does to me after it's over. Totally depletes energy, feel beat up, and it doesn't make sense to the logical mind; however, it is what is. So, tomorrow will be good again.
The good news is that tomorrow is the last day of this leg of the treatment. I am so looking forward to this and hopefully returning to work on Friday.
Something very interesting happened today, and it involves my old friend Eagle. The photo I have placed here today shows an Eagle feather and a Turtle. The turtle in this picture represents Turtle Island, which is the name the Indians gave to North America. You never knew that, did you?! If you are interested, I will write more on that later.
On the way to radiation, I noticed a billboard with an Eagle. Then, I looked at the car in front of me and the license plate displayed an Eagle. Hmmm. Flipped on the radio and, you guessed it, the Eagles. Drove up to the valet parking at Vanderbilt and the parking attendant had on a shirt with ... yes ... an Eagle. I was wearing the Eagle shirt Dani gave me a few weeks ago! This is getting interesting.
As you know by now, I always pay attention to animals. Which of them cross my path and how many times. So, again, today was very interesting.
Some have written to let me know that they are highly interested in learning the Native meanings of the animal messengers. This facinated me, too, several years ago when the Native people started teaching me about this. At the end of this post I will attach some information about Eagle and what it means when Eagle appears in your life.
I have had some other feathered messengers appear lately, namely Buzzard. That's a story for another post as this will become long very quickly. Stay tuned fore more on Buzzard.
When I left radiation today, I went out to get my car and the guy with the Eagle shirt was there again. While waiting for my car, a woman walked out with an Eagle emblazened across her arm ... a tattoo. I won't go on, you get the picture, but I saw more Eagle symbols on the way home.
Aside from the Native meaning of Eagle, my mind goes back to Jeff Guidry and Freedom the Eagle. You may recall that Jeff had lymphoma all over his body and was not given much hope for survival. After a series of events, namely Freedom coming into his life, he walked in for his last clinic visit and was told the lymphoma was completely gone. Today is my next to last treatment ... get it? I most certainly get it.
I believe this cancer I have had with me is now completely gone. I could be wrong, but I can't feel it anymore, and I shouldn't be feeling this good at this point in the treatment. Miracles defy logic, as you know. So, Eagle, at least in my mind, came to me today to verify my conclusions. Creator was giving me a message through Eagle. If the cancer is not completely gone right now, I believe with every fiber of my being that it will be the case in the end, and Creator is letting me know.
If I have flown above my troubles with this diagnosis, it is completely because of my faith, and all of you have helped my faith to shore up in me, thus my reference to Turtle Island. The support I have received is astounding and a miracle in itself. Gratitude doesn't begin to cover it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
It may sound as if I'm completely finished with treatment. I am not. But, I know in my mind that the rest will be a formality. I'm very excited.
In the past, before I met my Native friends, I never used to notice these things. Notice everything. There are messages everywhere, and they are for you! Creator moves in mysterious ways. And, when you walk, look down. You will be amazed at how many feathers are in your direct path. And, you will notice they are everywhere, you just never noticed before. Notice. It will blow your mind.
The eagle is a sacred messenger, carrying our prayers to the Creator and returning with gifts and visions for the people. Eagle feathers aid medicine people in calling on this connection when they need to contact spirit for healing.
Eagles are majestic birds with a powerful presence. Although they can be social birds they do require isolation from human encroachment to breed in the wild. If a human strays too close or touches their nest, they are likely to abandon it. Both male and female incubate the eggs and share in the duties of raising its young.
The eagle is incredibly patient. Often seen perched in a tree maintaining the same position for hours at a time, eagle teaches how to master the art of patience in every area of their life. Within the energy of patience "all things are possible."
Eagles are good at feeding themselves from the land and still soar to great heights in the sky. They teach us how to move through life without becoming attached to anything. They show us how to accept what comes our way and see everything as a gift from great spirit. They have excellent hearing and can hunt as much by ear as by sight. To those to whom eagle comes, the ability to hear spiritually and psychically will awaken.
Eagles have sharp beaks and strong jaws. They remind us to pay attention to our speech and how it affects others. Our words as well as the tone of our voice should be examined. Eagle asks us to maintain a prayerful connection with Spirit, to keep our minds focused on what is important in life. Maintaining this attitude removes judgment from our consciousness. Without judgment we speak with encouragement and kindness towards others. Lessons associated with judgment are part of this medicine.
Eagles have excellent vision. Perched high in a tree they appear to analyze and observe everything. If Eagle has blessed you with its presence in some way, you are being given potent gifts of clarity and vision to use for the good of all people helping to bring forth the light out of the darkness. Eagle also serves as a reminder to those with this totem to communicate with Great Spirit daily so the gifts Eagle offers you can be utilized fully.