I had a fantastic dream last night. I dreamt of a giant eagle. This eagle was not a bald eagle. His feathers were dark brown with specks of white and the feathers around his neck were golden brown. He was a giant golden eagle with a wingspan of about 60 feet.
The giant eagle was searching for something. He was unhappy living in a small, dull village nestled by valleys and hills. He said the people there had no imagination. He, himself, only flew low to the ground. As he spread his eagle wings he would crumble the sides of the buildings as he approached the village. He lived on the ground and he had his own giant house with a curved driveway in the front. He would sit on his driveway and think.
One day he realized something: He was the one who lacked imagination. He was afraid to go to high ground and see a different perspective. He was capable to fly high – but he never did. God gave him all the tools to fly; large wings and excellent eyesight. But his fears held him back.
Finally, one evening he decided to be brave and fly high. He spread his large wings and flapped and flapped until he was high into the sky. Soon he was flying high and fast. He never experienced such exhilaration! He looked ahead in the distance and he could see a sparkling city. It twinkled like the stars at night. It was a giant city with tall buildings and buzzing energy. He didn’t know a place like that existed. He was never brave enough, until now, to fly high enough to see something new.
The giant eagle decided to leave the small, dull village and venture to the new magical city. He restored his hope and he reached his full eagle potential.
Then I woke up. I said to myself, “That was an awesome dream!” I thought about my own life and how I need to reach higher ground to get an eagle’s perspective. My life may seem daunting at times. But if I can see the larger picture…an eagle’s perspective, there may be things that I didn’t know about that may help me.
Here are some questions to ask yourself: Are you flying too low? What fears are holding you back? What is keeping you from exploring your imagination? Are you reaching your fullest potential? How would your life change if you changed your perspective?
According to Wikipedia, ” The golden eagle is regarded with great mystic reverence in some ancient, tribal cultures.” Wikipedia continues to explain that the Aetos Dios was the “Eagle of Zeus” in Greek legend. Aetos Dios was a giant, golden eagle. He served as Zeus’ personal messenger and animal companion. According to some, the eagle was once a mortal king named Periphas. His virtuous rule was so celebrated that he was like a god.
In native cultures around the world, eagles are considered medicine birds with impressive magical powers, and play a major role in the religious ceremonies of many tribes. To learn more see the link: http://www.native-languages.org/legends-eagle.htm