|Posted on January 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM|
Two days ago, on Monday, January 6th, the temperature here in New Jersey plummeted to 4 degrees and the winds howled. At around 8:30pm, a huge branch snapped off one of our trees and took down the main power line to our house. It sounded like an explosion and then everything went dark. We quickly ascertained the problem then contacted the electric utility who came and restored power for the night. However, the wires still need to be re-attached to the house and the debris from the tree needs to be cleared.
The next morning, I bundled up to venture out to see in the light of day if the house was damaged at all by the falling branch. As I stood looking up in the bitterly cold morning at the peak of my roof, a huge bald eagle soared over! I couldn't believe it! I had never seen a bald eagle flying around these parts, but there it was with its huge black wings, white head and tail feathers, circling around my house. It was a moment I felt that was given to me as a sign. Just as I always do when I encounter an animal in an unexpected way, I looked up the eagle totem.
This description is from one of my favorite sources for animal totem information, www.linsdomain.com
Eagle: Spirit, Healing, Creation
The appearance of an Eagle signifies a new beginning is coming soon. Whether it is a positive beginning or not depends on the energy you are putting out. The law of attraction states that what you give out, you receive. If you want good to come to you, put out good and positive thoughts. Eagle will help by bringing the opportunities to you. This new beginning could be a spiritual awakening. Eagle is a demanding totem, but one that offers so much reward at the end of the journey. Its four-toed feet remind you to stay grounded even when soaring high; its talons remind you to grasp the things of the earth; its sharp beak shows you when to speak, how much, and how strongly. This totem will show you opportunities and how to ride the winds to your benefit. Eagle people can live in the realm of the spirit yet still remain connected and balanced within the realm of the Earth. You must become much more than you ever dreamed possible.
I took it as a sign to keep moving toward a feeling of freedom of expression of who I am and to dispense with the fears, especially of the unknown. Thank you, Eagle for this gift of freedom!