Eagle's medicine includes strength, courage, wisdom, keen sight, illumination of Spirit, healing, creation, ability to see hidden spiritual truths, rising above the material to see the spiritual, connection to spirit guides and higher truths, balance, dignity with grace, intuitive and creative spirit, grace achieved through knowledge and hard work. In some Native American belief systems the eagle symbolises the Thunderbird, also associated with thunder and lightning. The eagle is a sacred messenger, carrying our prayers on its wings to the Creator/All That Is/Spirit, and returning with gifts and visions for the people. Eagle feathers assist medicine people/shamans in connecting with Spirit for healing. They are deemed the most sacred healing tools, a symbol of power, healing and wisdom.