In the summer of 2012 I lost someone special … a gentle soul with a unique spirituality and wisdom beyond his years. All that summer and fall I searched for answers within the sanctity of nature. Walking in the woods where he grew up was therapeutic for me and allowed me quiet time to remember him. Being spiritual myself, I believe that messages are delivered in unexpected ways. Several times, while on my thoughtful excursions, I came upon colorful feathers resting in the path ahead. These lovely feathers of blue, yellow, black and white caught my eye immediately. Without hesitation I picked each one up and took it home to keep in a special place. Feathers have long been recognized as spiritual symbols and I realized these harbingers of celestial wisdom were meant to comfort me. They were gifts from Augie.
It isn’t always an object you can touch or pick up that may hold special meaning for you. Open your mind to intangible signs that might come your way, as well. Spiritual messages may be delivered through a cloud formation or a sunset, the flight of a bird, or just a whisper of the wind. Spiritual communications are everywhere, but you will only recognize them if you are open to receiving them!
*“Finding Feathers on Your Path – Symbolic Meaning of Feathers”
Written by avenefica on November 3rd, 2007
“It is commonly thought in most cultures that feathers are symbols of higher thought, spiritual progression. The line of thought here is that birds were considered divine creatures in primitive/ancient cultures because they are creatures of the sky (heaven) and therefore closer to God.
When you find feathers upon your path it could be taken to mean that you are on a higher spiritual path (whether you accept it or not), and it may be a sign of encouragement as you philosophically travel on this path.
Finding feathers on your path is also symbolic of having a lighter outlook on life or a particular situation. When we see feathers in our midst it is considered a message that we need to lighten up, not take things too seriously, and try to find the joy in our situation.”