A Feather from Heaven


Its been said that when feathers appear along your path that angels are near. Well in the past several weeks, I’ve come across several feathers that have left me baffled in determining both their color and meaning. In direct natural light, these various feathers appear smokey gray with white blended streaks, whereas indoors, they appeared more of a dark sandy brown color with the same white streaks.

Today, I came across yet another one as I was walking to my car. It caught my attention because it was standing straight up in a crack in the concrete near the rear of my vehicle. Not sure if it were a piece of metal that could puncture my tires, I lightly kicked it with my foot. Picking it up to further examine it, I wonder once again why I was encountering these feathers from heaven.

As I was sat in my vehicle looking at this latest find, I realized – ironically enough – that I was wearing smokey gray pants and that my backpack was a sandy brown color. ? So I laid the feather against my pants then against my backpack, repeating the process a couple of times until I was satisfied. So what was the message this latest beauty wanted to bring to my awareness?



Aside from the nearby presence of angels, loved ones (ancestors), and other high vibrational spiritual beings, a number of different spiritual meanings have been assigned to feathers by various cultures. For example:

  • The Egyptians believed feathers to be a symbol of Ma’at, the goddess of truth, justice, and order.
  • Native Americans wore feathers in their headdresses to represent their communication with the spirit world and believed finding feathers was a sign of new beginnings and rebirth from spirit.
  • Celtic Druids wore ornately feathered robes to transcend the physical plan and gain celestial knowledge from the realms of the spirit.1



When it comes to my find in particular:

Brown feathers give stability and respect. They also symbolize the home and grounding….Brown feathers banded or mixed with white bring happiness and give the kind of protection that enables one to go unnoticed amidst those who would harm them.2

Another site confirms in stating that brown + white feathers symbolize “happiness, and you will go under the radar from psychic or other harm”.3 Yet another site these feathers with the same symbolize as an owl feathers associated with the following meanings:

  • PHYSICAL: A healing is taking place [in some aspect of your life likely with one’s self physically or in a physical possession such as a house].
  • SPIRITUAL: A visitation from a female loved one that has passed. [And of course that would be my mom whom I have spoke of before here.]

For the spiritual visitation, it went on to say: “You are being asked to listen to your intuitive side…Acknowledge the energy of your loved one, and trust they will guide you to the understanding and the space that you need to be able to make the correct decision for yourself and others’ highest good.”4

So the next time a feather appears along your path, you might want to stop and take note. Someone (from on high) could be trying to send you a special message too. ?

1 Angel Feathers. What is the Meaning of Finding Feathershttp://www.ask-angels.com/spiritual-guidance/angel-feathers-meaning-finding-feathers/
2 Feather Color & Meaninghttp://www.sacredwicca.com/feathers
3 This is What Different Feather Colors Meanhttp://in5d.com/this-is-what-different-feather-colors-mean/
4 Found a Owl Feather?http://meaningoffeathers.com/

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