This morning I found a box of Hot Tamales and a nine-inch feather at my front door, deposited perhaps by a big bird with a sweet tooth? Or by a friend who knows that I have a fondness for Hot Tamales and finding feathers?
This unusual way to start a day sent me off on a Google search to remind myself about why I so am intrigued by finding bird feathers, whether during a walk or at my front door. I’m not picky—I’ll take them wherever I can find them. My search rewarded me with a fascinating article (http://www.nataliakuna.com/feather-signs–colour-meanings.html) that sent my imagination off into overload and gave me more featherly information that I ever dreamed possible. No wonder I am feather intrigued.
If I am to believe what I read, feathers represent a sacred connection to God, the Creator, the Divine. They are Spirit sending us signs and messages. When they fall at our feet, angels are near; their connection to wings is a spiritual metaphor, representing a strong, celestial connection to Heavenly realms.
Feathers come in many colors, each significant. Mine is brown, representing earth, grounding, stability, enduring home life, friendships, respect, and grounded balance between physical and spiritual. Interesting—the last one is exactly what I’ve been working toward for the last week. Perhaps my feather gift is an affirmation that I’m making progress.
The article suggests asking yourself a few questions when you find a feather. What was your state of mind when you found it? How were you feeling? What were your first thoughts or impressions about it? What might it be telling you?
Just as I was in a muddle over what to write about today, I received a text telling me that a little birdie left a message at my door. The message gave me the answer, and tells me that Spirit knows exactly what I need and that God will always provide. It tells me that I am, guided, watched over, cared for, protected, and loved.
I suppose that technically, since my Hot Tamale friend is the actual feather finder, she would be the primary beneficiary of the gifts as a result of her find. On the other hand, I am a secondary beneficiary, having found the feather at my front door. I marvel at the spiritual efficiency of it all. Two birds with one feather.
Spirit works in wondrous ways. The special delivery of Hot Tamales and a bird feather is just one way. If we close our eyes and feel the wind beneath our wings, we will soar to the heights of awareness that assure us that behind the veil of “reality” there exists a realm of the miraculous, populated by Those who have our bests interests at heart.
God bless the messengers, the feathers and friends.
Note: The photo above is courtesy of New Waves of Light, a website designed by anonymous individuals around the world who share the intention of bringing light and love to a world of darkness and chaos. (newwavesoflight.org or NWOL.us).