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By StarBear Walking/Tarra

Feathers have their own vibration. This is why they are so good at clearing energies. Study the bird they came from. Meditate with the feather and you will have a better understanding on how to use them.

There are ethics that go with handling feathers. A feather dropped on the ground represents a fallen warrior. A broken or cut quill lets the spirit drain from the feather. The feather should then be thanked and given to the fire. I like to use a fire after a ceremony like the Sweat Lodge Ceremony. Important feathers, Like Eagle, should be wrapped in red cotton cloth. A woman on their moon should not handle an eagle feather, as the feather will absorb her extra power. There are legal issues with eagle and other endangered birds.

Feathers need to be cleaned. A dry feather won't last as long. I massage my hands with vitamin e oil letting it soak in. then I gently rub the feather. From the quill outward. The vitamin e oil protects the feather just like a bird's natural oil. I do not wash with soap and water as it takes all the natural oil out. If there is any blood on the feather, leave it! Should you have need for more energy scrape a little of the blood and use it wisel.y

Here is a ceremony to give a feather to another. Smudge, the area, yourself, the other person, and the feather.

In your left hand pass the feather through the smudge to their right hand. This cleans the feather of your energies. I say "from my heart to yours, aho!"


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Six Things to Know About the Meaning of Eagle Feathers For North American Natives

Most all North American Native People attach special significance to the Eagle and its feathers.

1-Both Bald and Golden Eagles (and their feathers) are highly revered and considered sacred within Native traditions, culture and religion. They are honoured with great care and shown the deepest respect. They represent honesty, truth, majesty, strength, courage, wisdom, power and freedom. As they roam the sky, they are believed to have a special connection to Creator.

2-According to traditional Native beliefs, the Creator made all the birds of the sky when the World was new. Of all the birds, the Creator chose the Eagle to be the leader... the Master of the Sky.

3-The Eagle flies higher and sees better than any other bird. Therefore, its perspective is different from other creations that are held close to the Earth, and it is closer to the Creator. The Creator also has a different perspective of what occurs below in this world of physical things in which humankind resides. The Eagle spends more time in the higher element of Father Sky than other birds, and Father Sky is an element of the Spirit.

4-The Eagle is considered to be a messenger to Creator. It was given the honor of carrying the prayers of man and woman between the World of Earth and the World of Spirit, where the Creator and grandfathers/grandmothers reside. To wear or hold an Eagle feather causes the Creator to take immediate notice. With the Eagle feather, the Creator is honored in the highest way.

5-For Native people an Eagle feather is used in ceremonies to call upon the Creator and to command respect and focus on the situation at hand.

6-In a talking circle the person holding the Eagle Feather is the only person who can speak and once that person is finished he or she passes the feather on to the next person who speaks and again attention to the words being spoken by the new individual is commanded.

Meaning of Feathers
The tip represents adulthood, veins are the days of our lives and choices we make, the down at the bottom is infancy and life’s beginnings. The quill itself is inner strength and the path we are walking in life. It is divided into two parts: good and bad, male and female, etc. and is read from both sides, front and back.

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