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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
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!"
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
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 lifes 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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