Significance of the Eagle Feather
The Eagle is a symbol of many things
including: respect, honour, humbleness, truth, love, natural
power, strength, courage, wisdom and Freedom, everything that is
positive. It is believed that there is a special connection with
the Eagle to the Creator.
The Eagle is considered to be a messenger to
Creator. It was given the responsibility of carrying the prayers
of man and woman between the World of Earth and the World of
Spirit, were the latter is the most sacred place where Creator
and the ancestors reside.
It is believed that to wear or hold an eagle
feather causes the Creator to take immediate notice. With the
eagle feather, the Creator is being honoured in the highest and
most humble way.
The eagle feather has two sides…this
represents balance of all that is male and female; night and
day; right and wrong, as well, life and death.
To be given an eagle feather is an honour.
It reveals who we are and where we come from. Never be ashamed
of who you are and hold the feather high towards the Creator,
yet hold it close to your heart, your spirit.
I give you this eagle feather so that it
will accompany you on your journey in this world and into the
spirit world. Pray using this feather, acknowledge the life you
have lived… acknowledge all the good you have had in your
life…but do not forget to acknowledge the bad in your life also.
After you have prayed with the feather, cleanse yourself with
it, start at the top of your head and wipe your head by using
the feather. Do this to all of your body you can have someone
help you although, do not have a person touch the feather if
they had alcohol within four days. When you have finished
cleansing your body, hold the feather firmly and flick it firmly
to get rid of what your body has carried for all your life.
When its time for your spirit’s journey upon
the spirit road the eagle feather will ease your fear, it will
take the cloud of confusion away that may linger in front of
your journey and allow for peace to settle in…embrace it,
embrace it all.
Thank you for your gift to me, I am honoured
to have been the one to give you this feather, I only wish I
could have done it in person, although I do understand why it
cannot be. May your journey be peaceful when it begins, and in
my beliefs there is more that our spirits will be doing when we
leave this place, which is only our temporary home. Your real
home is out there in our vast universe…
I hope my words bring you comfort
Jean McIsaac (Bear Woman)