12 The fourth angel blew his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, and a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of their light might be darkened, and a third of the day might be kept from shining, and likewise a third of the night.
13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!”
With the sounding of the fourth trumpet we commence the cleansing of the etheric centre. The etheric body was given through the forces of the spiritual Sun. It is then surrounded by the forces of the spiritual Moon, the astral body. The physical body was created by the spiritual forces of the planets, which Revelation calls the stars. Over the millennia, each of these bodies became permeated with the negative energy which Revelation will later call the dragon and the serpent. The cleansing of this very important centre heralds the purification of the higher centres. This is heralded by the eagle flying overhead, the voice of the I AM. This voice warns us that the energies which will enter into the next three centres will separate us from the old energy of the dragon force and reunite us with the Christ energies which are flowing from the spiritual worlds.
With the sounding of the fourth trumpet, we see that the lights, which should illuminate the soul, are dimmed. The soul has lost much of its original light. In this day let us purify our past memories. We need to observe from a much higher level, we need to become the soaring eagle.
There is a purpose for everything that has happened to us in this life. There is a purpose for every wound, every trauma, every pain. As long as we focus on the wounds and the pain, we are living in the shadow. For today, pick one difficult memory. Don’t connect to it, observe it like the eagle and allow forgiveness and compassion for those involved, to flow from you.
The eagle is your higher self, your higher nature which is strong, it is the one who is endowed by spirit for the eagle can fly the highest. Only the eagle can look straight into the sun, no other bird can do that. If that eagle stays on that higher level of consciousness then he can perceive and say: "Listen now, for that is what is going to happen."
Rev Mario Schoenmaker, The Book of Revelation, 1983 Lecture Series