Tuesday, September 13, 2011
After spending the weekend in Santa Barbara, California with our friends, we drove back to San Luis Obispo via of Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and the Foxen Canyon road. On the drive I noticed 2 Golden Eagles and a hawk flying away. With the sight of eagle, I am always inspired as Eagle is my totem. To see 2 of them was true inspiration. Double Eagles are very symbolic in ancient times mostly one eagle with 2 heads.
There were quite a few deer sightings and even 2 wild turkeys that day. The autumn in the Central Coast region is beautiful with that feeling of fall and the smells of change in the air. Change is always good and inevitable. I decided to paint this acrylic in my sketchbook to use as future reference material for paintings.
The day before at the Santa Barbara zoo, we saw a young juvenile outside of the fence on a pole looking into the caged bald eagles that had been rescued and now part of the exhibit. Also were condors, the first I've seen.
Eagle is the sacred messenger, carrying our prayers to the Creator and returning with gifts and visions for the people. Golden Eagle flies higher than any other bird and, in many traditions, is the spirit keeper of the East, from whence comes dawn and illumination of the darkness. If Eagle has blessed you with its presence in some way, you are being given potent gifts of clarity and vision to use for the good of all people. You can bring forth light out of the darkness.