Principals of Eagles
Eagles fly alone at high altitude and not with sparrows or
with other small birds. No other bird can go to the height of the
eagle. When Moses went to commune with God on the
mountain, he left the crowd at the foothills. Stay away from
sparrows and ravens. Eagles fly with eagles.
Eagles have strong vision. They have the ability to focus
on something up to five kilometers away. When an eagle
sites his prey, he narrows his focus on it and sets out to get it.
No matter the obstacle, the eagle will not move his focus from
the prey until he grabs it. Have a vision and remain focused
no matter what the obstacle and you will succeed.
Eagles do not eat dead things. They feed only on fresh
prey. Vultures eat dead animals, but eagles will not. Steer
clear of outdated and old information. Always do your
Eagles love a the storm. When clouds gather, the eagles
get excited. The eagle uses the storm's winds to lift it higher.
Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle uses the raging
storm to lift him above the clouds. This gives the eagle an
opportunity to glide and rest its wings. In the meantime all the
other birds hide in the leaves and branches of the trees. We
can use the storms of life to rise to greater heights. Achievers
relish challenges and use them profitably.
The Eagle tests before it trusts. When a female eagle meets
a male and they want to mate, she flies down to earth with the
male pursing her and she picks a twig. She flies back into the
air with the male pursuing her. Once she has reached a height
high enough for her, she lets the twig fall to the ground and
watches it as it falls. The male chases after the twig. The
faster it falls, the faster he chases it. He has to catch it before it
falls to the ground. He then brings it back to the female
The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a higher altitude
and then drops the twig for the male to chase. This goes on for
hours, with the height increasing until the female eagle is
assured that the male eagle has mastered the art of catching the
twig which shows commitment. Then and only then, will she
allow him to mate with her! Whether in private life or in
business, one should test commitment of people intended for
When ready to lay eggs, the female and male eagle identify
a place very high on a cliff where no predators can reach. The
male flies to earth and picks thorns and lays them on the
crevice of the cliff, then flies to earth again to collect twigs
which he lays in the intended nest. He flies back to earth
and picks thorns laying them on top of the twigs. He flies back
to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns. When this
first layering is complete the male eagle runs back to earth and
picks more thorns, lays them on the nest; runs back to get
grass it on top of the thorns, then plucks his feathers to
complete the nest. The thorns on the outside of the nest protect
it from possible intruders.
Both male and female eagles participate in raising the eagle
family. She lays the eggs and protects them; he builds the nest
and hunts. During the time of training the young ones to fly,
the mother eagle throws the eaglets out of the nest. Because
they are scared, they jump into the nest again.
Next, she throws them out and then takes off the soft layers of
the nest, leaving the thorns bare. When the scared eaglets again
jump into the nest, they are pricked by thorns. Shrieking and
bleeding they jump out again this time wondering why the
mother and father who love them so much are torturing
them. Next, mother eagle pushes them off the cliff into the air.
As they shriek in fear, father eagle flies out and catches them
up on his back before they fall and brings them back to the
cliff. This goes on for sometime until they start flapping their
wings. They get excited at this newfound knowledge that they
The preparation of the nest teaches us to prepare for changes;
The preparation for the family teaches us that active
participation of both partners leads to success;
The being pricked by the thorns tells us that sometimes being
too comfortable where we are may result into our not
experiencing life, not progressing and not learning at all. The
thorns of life come to teach us that we need to grow, get out of
the nest and love on. We may not know it but the seemingly
comfortable and safe haven may have thorns.
The people who love us do not let us languish in sloth but push
us hard to grow and prosper. Even in their seemingly bad
actions they have good intentions for us.
When an Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and
cannot take him as fast as they should. When he feels weak and
about to die, he retires to a place far away in the rocks. While
there, he plucks out every feather on his body until he is
completely bare. He stays in this hiding place until he has
grown new feathers, then he can come out. We occasionally
need to shed off old habits and items that burden us without
adding to our lives . . .
[ Author: Dr. Myles Monroeby -- from Thelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) ]
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