"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

James, Little Eagle Standing Strong, 21st Century Apostle, is of Celtic and Native American heritage.  Born James McNabb, in Paradise Township in Grand Traverse County, Michigan, he was overwhelmed as a child with psychic impressions. James was often reprimanded by his parents for his insights. Raised in a traditional American, Christian family, he felt forced to hide and not use his intuitive impressions until later in life when a homeless woman approached him with a message that it was time for him to use his psychic abilities. James began to take classes and to study. Among his teachers were three powerful Shaman, and other distinguished educators. His development was fast because he was born with intuitive gifts. Now thirty years later, James, Little Eagle Standing Strong, is a gifted Shaman, professional Psychic, Medium and Exorcist. His prayer book, 21st Century Spiritual Guidance continues to sell and to help people. James, Little Eagle Standing Strong is now in the process of writing a book about the exorcisms he has performed. 
By definition, a Shaman is a spiritual person with the ability to have spiritual visions with messages, interprets them, heals and manipulates energy. “The essential characteristics of a Shaman are the mastery of energy as a medium of transformation.” Although James was not born into the traditional Shamanic tribal setting, he has the gifts. 

Recognized and confirmed by Shaman, Soaring Eagle, James was given the name, Little Eagle Standing Strong. The honorable Native American name and personal medicine shield were presented in a private ceremony. The title of Eagle represents the personal characteristics and spiritual development in James of “Illumination of spirit, healing and creation" according to Ted Andrews' description in his book Animal Speak. Andrews goes on to say that the eagle is a symbol of great power that goes beyond their size "because the eagle takes responsibility for becoming more." Events fly faster for the eagle. “But only through doing so do you learn to move between the worlds, touch all life with healing, and become the mediator and the bearer of new creative forces within the world.” (Andrews, 141). At the ritual with Shaman Soaring Eagle, a red tail hawk rose up out of a tree and flew over them. This totem represents visionary power and the raising of the kundalini (spiritual energies housed in the spine) for higher spiritual awareness. James, Little Eagle Standing Strong lives in reverence of this great honor and his mentor as he exemplifies the name presented to him in 1995. 

The title of 21stCentury Apostle was also a gift to James. The late, Robert Fontinev of Sterling Heights, Michigan channeled a spirit named White Feather who informed James, Little Eagle Standing Strong that he was an “Apostle and cousin to Jesus the Christ” in a past life. According to White Feather, he was known as James, the Younger. The word “Apostle” means "A Messenger of God.” James is honored to continue to serve God as a messenger. He prays for guidance before each and every reading to bring forth the purest of messages and to receive the clearest of visions.