In the introduction I talked about the eagle body being heavy and muscular. I talked about how the eagle needs the strength of its muscles to push off the ground into the air. It’s big and tough. The eagle is an animal that faces threat full force and is considered a great predator. These are the characteristics I assume motivated using the bald eagle as the national bird of the United States. But in my experience with seeing eagles fly and having prayed over one that had died, I know this soft animal is not about struggle. I only use the eagle-body to represent the amount of strength and energy that we use as humans within a consciousness of struggle.