Saturday, May 03, 2014

Eagle Boy

Some of you know our son Jediah Om, so you will know I'm not exaggerating (like all good mother's should) when I say that he is a magical magician, and one of the most imaginative and creative people I have ever met.  If he meets you and connects with you, he will not stop talking or telling you stories.  Your will be introduced to a new world that is both a wonderful and wacky place of bizarre and lovely possibilities mixed with interesting "facts" that you never knew existed.

While we were in Mysore India last year, he renamed himself "Eagle Boy".  This is something he came up with all on his own, and completely out of the blue.  We thought it would be just for a day, or a week, or maybe a month; however, the legacy of "Eagle Boy" continues on, and he reminds us of his true identity whenever we forget (which pretty much happens on a daily basis).  He is quite admit that he is NOT "Superman" nor "Superboy" or any typical Super Hero at all, but he is Eagle Boy!

So I decided to do a little research into what the eagle represents, and I found that the eagle has been revered in every culture pretty much from the beginning of time.  It has a bright and deeply spiritual message to share.  The eagle symbolizes the Great Spirit.  It is thought to be the king of the skies and a messenger to the gods.  It has been honoured throughout the ages as an embodiment of penetrating discernment, courage, strength, higher wisdom, knowledge of magic, and immortality.

It represents our fundamental connection to the Divine, an ability to see hidden spiritual truths and rise above the material world to merge with the Eye of the Sun, the essence of all life, freedom, and creation.

All I can say is Wow!  When you hear that your child will be your greatest teacher, you don't expect it to appear before you so literally!  

Obviously my interest in eagles has increased quite significantly since my own little Eagle Boy manifested right before my eyes.   Recently I have become more inspired by this apparition, and have been finding new ways to harness my own inner Eagle Girl power.   

Come to think of it, I believe there is something we can all learn from immersing ourselves more deeply in the essence of our natural world, and meditating on how to embody its energy with conscious awareness in our lives.  Mother Nature is filled with metaphors and powerful examples to motivate us to discover our inner strengths, expand our vision, and find victory in our individual Soul Quest as we walk along this path together.  

Is this not what the practice of Yoga is really all about?  
To move us back towards a more natural state of being, returning us to ourselves, and in doing so, creating more harmony between ourselves and the entire planet.

So, I encourage to you to get outside today, breathe deep, and awaken that Ancient Timeless Child that resides within.  

Go find the secret key, hidden away just for you, inside the vast expansiveness that surrounds, and unlock your purpose for being born here on this earth, at this precise time.  Now is the moment where we must reach for the sky, soar like an eagle, and start living a life more intimately aligned with the Great Spirit.  

"But those who trust in the LORD will find renewed strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."  
Isaiah 40:31

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