This week marks the beginning of the first spring moon, a time of uncertainty and excitement which requires both the knowledge of generations and the bravery of youth.  The Eagle Moon highlights the shift in temperatures and daylight hours which calls the Eagle back to our lands.  The young ones usually show up first, eager to begin their hunt for a mate, but even the elders don’t waste much time, flying directly back home without much delay.

My old people share that in every species there is a leader, one who steps bravely into the world and holds space for others.  The Eagle is the leader among the birds returning home in spring and in their journey, reminds us to be courageous.  Even though they cannot be certain about what awaits them, the Eagles know that someone must lean forward into the mystery and take the first step.

Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash

This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.