7 Principles of an Eagle

Author Dr. Myles Monroe 

Eagles fly alone at a high altitude and not with sparrows or mix with other smaller birds.

Birds of a feather flock together. No other bird goes to the height of the eagle. Eagles fly with eagles. Never in a flock.  Even when Moses (Old Testament Bible) 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, which focuses up to 5 kilometers from the air.

When  an  eagle sites prey- even a rodent from this distance, 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 on fresh prey. Vultures eat dead animals but not eagles.  Steer clear of outdated and old information. Do your research well always. 

The Eagle is the only bird that loves the storm.

When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. The eagle uses the wings of the storm to rise and is pushed up higher.  Once it finds the wing of the storm, the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar the clouds and glide.  This gives the eagle an opportunity to 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 our lives (obstacles, trouble, etc) 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 until he reaches it  and  has  to catch it before it falls to the ground, then bring it back to the female eagle. The female eagle grabs the twig and flies to a much higher altitude pursued by the male until she perceives it high enough, 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 picking 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 partnership. 

Eagles prepare for training.

When about 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 picks thorns and lays them on top of the twigs. He flies back to earth and picks soft grass to cover the thorns, and then flies back to pick rugs to put on the grass.  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 and rugs and lays them 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 and 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 jump into the nest again, 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 picks 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 can fly and not fall at such a fast rate. 

The father and mother eagle supports them with their wings. 

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. 

Eagles rejuvenate.

When the Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he 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 & items that burden us without adding to our lives…

”As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:” -Deuteronomy 32:11 



  1. Native American poem on the eagle

    An eagle does not talk
    an eagle listens
    and her flight tells her story
    and an eagle stops to listen to the river.


    thought I would share.
    the eagle is my spirit animal.

  2. loise

    mmh,,,,,,,,,now where do you get all this inspiring material?very nice read if you ask me.

  3. Angel

    where did the facts come for this part:
    When the Eagle grows old, his feathers become weak and cannot take him as fast as he 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.

    • Themba Khumalo

      We humans will never understand fully the things that God does. God reveals His secret to His servants.(Amos 3:7). Sometimes we humans we want to investigate, scrutinize inch by inch what God does only to be disappointed, it’s like the story of Jonah, people are asking “Did the fish actually swallowed Jonah”. What I’m saying is that there’s things that God ordained to happen on each creature and it will be hard for us to believe. Some creatures hibernate months, better than us humans.According to the Bible in Isaiah 40:29-31. If your eyes and mind were opened you will see the rejuvenation of eagles. Remember not everyone will believe, but know this, the Bible was written for those who believe.

  4. I added your site to my bookmarks. I’ve got this growing list I’ll actually be coming back to. 🙂 Yeah, other than the ones we all ignore. For now though I have to go back to work. No rest for the weary!

  5. victor

    Am challenged by the eagles charactor. thanks for the info.

  6. kanegeni theuri

    very inspiring piece of knowledge

  7. Enzo

    Dr. Myles Monroe came to the Philippines last last month. He was so inspiring, and encouraging us our Godly faith.

  8. Nathie Nxumalo

    If a human being, expecially Christians, hope for the best in life, he should follow the eagle. However, It is possible only if u trust in the Lord. May the Almighty God be praised, Thank u very Much Dr Myles! Nathie, Swaziland

    • Mustaf Wasiti

      At this juncture of my life, no story would have a deeper inspiring meaning than that of the eagle. I last saw my God-given lover some odd twenty something years ago and have been dying out! Now am rejuvinated as the eagle and spreading my regrown wings so I can fly high up the sky and find her on the other side of the world. Pepe am ready to dive for that love twig no matter how stormy it might get.

  9. Jay

    If you can study the life of eagle, you can find God

  10. Paolo

    maybe God is an eagle

  11. Dr. De Anna Brown

    Does anyone know what happens to the female eagle if she looses her mate at an early age? Does she find new love?

  12. stephen ochieng

    you haven’t explain whot if male misses tha twig is his proposol turn down

  13. Bruce Cook

    Someone doesn’t have their facts straight.

    There is a large Bald Eagle nesting area near Big Bear Lake in CA. You can see the eagles mixing with pelicans as they mutually fish for trout.

    Eagles do eat dead stuff. Most eagles eat carrion and will scavenge when fresh food is more difficult to get.

    Eagles do not rejuvenate by plucking out their feathers–or beaks or talons, as I have seen on other sites. This is an old wives tale.

    So this sermon is based on several false pieces of info. Who writes this junk?

  14. miranyi n. dennis

    I am quite encouraged by these principles.
    An eagle has a strong vision and focuses on one particular thing; but how comes that during mating the male’s focus is distrusted by the twig? I thought the main focus would only be the female!!

  15. Can anyone help whther this a book, a chapter in a book or an article . please help

  16. mhel

    great inspiration… i’ll use this as one of my links.

  17. orly

    i got an inspirational talk about this subject.

    check out at youtube video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg_opy553V0

  18. Phathutshedzo Mavhunga

    According to the bible,the eagle is licken to a child of god i mean a christian, and remember not everyone is a christian,so if every one hear on earth could be an eagle, this world would have changed to paradise.thax for this info

  19. Wonderful!!!! Truly inspirational and motivational….. 🙂

  20. sunil

    wonderful piece…this small writeup inspires me everytime !Thanks for sharing !

  21. simon brown

    this is great stuff, but may i ask,during rejuvenation period
    when the eagle is growing new feathers does it mean it
    fasts thru this period because it does not come out until
    new feathers grow?

  22. Trish

    Wow, I just had a dream about Isiah 40:31
    but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

    Is there something about the eagle when they tear out there feather’s , they also break there beak’s and get oil from a rock that drip’s over them and strengthens them and they grow bigger and stronger than before ?

  23. joshua matagaro

    all kenyans should embrac the principles of an eagle it is an inspiring piece

  24. karuti kiburi

    eagle is a bird to be mimicked by people

  25. Dr T P Sasikumar

    EAGLE and many other living and non-living around us and far have many success stories to tell us. Failures and on bad habits too.
    THE Greatness of man is on learning these. Also spreading the good knowledge, which no other animals can. Great (opposite too) are all those animals, Greater (opposite too) are the HUMANS too.
    Being Human is human being
    Being Social is Social Being.

  26. Martha Tipton

    This was very inspirational and moving….I live by christian morals….and the moral of this was awesome….thanks

  27. joemiz

    an eagle is such inspiration one cant let down.Great hope

  28. interestingly, it is no dout that the eagel is the only bird mostly used in the bible. rearly the life of an eagle is an inspiration to mankind

  29. felicia

    am out of words,this was al l needed,thanks

  30. In fact eagle is desirable in character. But you are yet to tel us how it eventually die. We need to know that.

  31. Muele

    An eagle its a bird that do not associate with any other birds but eagles only, as i,l also like to live an eagle life and be an eagle christian

  32. Orisafeyijimi Ademola o

    What an active creature i will like to be like the eagle, may be i should say the eagle is my role model or my mentor nice one keep the fire burning

  33. miriam

    wonderful and so inspirational. i love it
    !! tel me how it later dies.

  34. Isaac

    Wow… i hav liked it.very inspirational, Thumbs up for such a wonderfl episode

  35. Rev. Lagudah

    Yes, O yes.. We are called to be Eagle believers. Love that. The Eagle has special eye lids to cover its eyes, run as high towards the sun from its enemies. If you keep you eyes on the Son(Jesus),your enemies cannot get you at all.
    Need more? write to gmlagudah@aol.com.
    God bless Dr.Munroe.

  36. A Human Being

    They go to the edge of a cliff. They place themselves right at the rim of the precipice. They find a place where they can do this by facing directly into the sun. They place themselves in this exact situation and they dig their claws in. They stay there, facing into the sunlight, until they die, at which time they tumble down the cliff. If I have created for you the image that I have, this is an amazingly dignified act. I love the fact that they face the sun. The light rather than the darkness. They face it in the way of their own choosing.

  37. fran021

    Check official eagle sites. This is all very heartwarming, but untrue infiormation.

  38. wow im so touched by the way this bird can relate to life in such a vast way. From now on i m an Eagle, i want to live like it, and surely ill have a blessed life throughout

  39. Hal Brogan

    Eagles do eat dead animals. My mom personally witnessed a eagle scare off vulutes so it could get to a dead raccoon that they were feeding on.

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  44. David Bevington

    This is a very nice article, but the eagle does not catch its young on its pinions (outer ridge of the wing). The first half of the verse in Deuteronomy refers to the eagle, the second half to God taking care of Israel.
    The verse can just as easily be translated in this manner: “As an eagle, He (Jehovah) stirs up His nest, He hovers over His young, He spreads abroad His wings, He takes him (Jacob or Israel), He bears him on His pinions.” This suggested translation attempts to reflect upon the exact gender of the Hebrew verbal suffixes, translated by the English pronouns “his” and “him.” Specifically, thus, the action of “bearing him on His pinions” refers descriptively to God. The interpretation here then harmonizes with a major cross reference found in another book written by Moses, Exodus 19:4-“Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings and brought you unto myself (ASV).”


    I am in love with the way these Birds behave; As if there have reason: more especially in Choosing the Male Partner.


    If Birds look for committments what about US or Me and You?

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  52. Etsa

    These principles have teach me a lot especially, how the female eagle test the commitment and reliability of male eagle Is something i will use as a manual to guide my life.

  53. Emmanuel Okemena

    Sir, I’m deeply confused, if eagles rejuvenates, then ɪ̇t can’t die. Sir, Ȋ̝̊̅ hereby need your reply on this issue, do they die voluntrily or die when old, if they’re old, they must rejuvenate…plz reply

  54. james

    i love it….Am an eagle

  55. Daniel

    I witnessed a bald eagle eating a deer carcass on the side of the interstate north of Casper ,Wyoming in Dec . 2013
    I’m a trucker and was driving at about 35 mph on ice when I saw it .
    Very rotted .

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  58. solomon

    It leaving more than man.

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  60. milkah nandai

    i am really touched by the eagles..they have really taught me so much..

  61. Reblogged this on rodricknrobinson and commented:
    Eagle like spirit

  62. Wot a gud life stlye of am eagle, what happen if the twig falls of from the man

  63. vi

    Information error: Eagles do eat dead things. They will scavenge although fresh kill is a better choice. Eagles will also stockpile the nest for food at “hatching” time in preparation for having plenty of food on hand to feed the chicks (and continue to bring in more food) allof this behavior was observed watching a live camera feed last year and this year as nesting season begins again . A wide variety of kill has been observed being brought and consumed at the nest. For more information and to observe fir yourself see http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1592549&mode=2

  64. Master

    So inspiring

  65. scott rudisill

    eagles will eat dead things if there is nothing else

  66. Becky Benner

    This is the most amazing thing that i have ever read. It is a privilege to call the eagle our national bird which apparently I have taken way too loosely thank you for your education

  67. Lou Dagneau

    Eagles DO eat carrion and do NOT pluck themselves bare. This is misinformation. Unfortunately, uninformed readers have believed it. Shame on you.

  68. na so that is y nigerian uses eagle as the strenght and footballer uses super eagle has the team name but the never behave as the eagle

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