First let me say that I am a Philly native. My childhood was spent in spitting distance of the stadiums, so the excitement that accompanies sports in the city is very familiar. BUT this is different…
What makes it different is not the obvious, like the fact that this is our first Super Bowl win. It is different because this particular instance, this specific team, this precise timing is unique. We are in a time where we desperately need upliftment, hope and faith. We all need something to look forward to because all we can see ahead and behind currently is darkness. What we once called the good old days we now realize weren’t very good for most people.
So, if we are not looking to our past for inspiration, if our past is not a good guidepost, where do we look? We look up. We look to the Eagles, both figuratively and literally. The Eagles’ underdog motif represents everyone who feels like they are fighting a powerful foe. I know that in the metaphysical community this type of stark discussion is frowned upon, but I believe that there needs to be a time of blunt honesty. And honestly, things have been pretty dark, it’s time to take stock of what is and spin things upward for a change. It’s time to move away from the bleak fear that surrounds us.
By looking to the Eagle we can view our divinity, our ability to rise above. When we connect to the Eagle we find our courage to find our freedom and explore the future. The Eagle dictates that we move forward in honesty and integrity. Although the Eagle is more of a solitary bird, the Philadelphia Eagles are a true team. Their refusal to single out any one player as the team star to maintain their humility and their integrity is truly inspiring. Their inclusion of all their teammates, even those who could not directly participate in the big game, teaches us that we need to give credit to our foundation as well as acknowledge that which is obvious. There is enough glory to share.
The Eagles have taught us to Share, to remain Humble while being Confident, to have Faith and that being an Underdog can be about strength! When we work together we can accomplish great things!
Geralyn St Joseph
Philadelphia, PA 19148