Eagle is considered the medicine of shamans and healers in many Native American traditions. It is a powerful medicine with direct connection to the Divine. Eagle feathers are considered to be the most sacred of healing tools and when one is touched by the shaman’s eagle feather, instant healing can occur.
Below is a series of photos that I received from a friend which chronicles the transformation process that eagle can choose for itself in mid life (I do not know the originator of the images or text unfortunately). I found this very inspirational since I had the opportunity to go through a similar process in my mid forties. There was a great deal of pain associated in releasing the old to make way for the new. However, for me, it was absolutely worth the temporary discomfort in order to be able to soar to new heights. My life is now full in ways that I never even dreamed possible for myself. I would gladly shed every tear again in order to be able fly with wings wide open now.
I hope you find these images and information inspirational in assisting you on your path and knowing that anything is possible. May you spread your wings and fly high like the eagle.