Many who are lost, in pain, or suffering are like the wing of a bird. There is the ability to fly, but personal beliefs or the beliefs of others hold us down. It is when one feather falls out – sheds itself from the constricting thoughts and beliefs of the whole wing – and sails back down to earth and lays in stillness, in quiet, that it begins to be tumbled and blown by the wind. Moving here and there in a very purposeful way. Coming to rest in a specific place before again being taken by the wind.
This is not a whim. The wind is blowing and directing the feather in short bursts when the feather is *ready* to be moved. Without the ability to be light as a feather by rising above stagnant beliefs and moving with the rhythms of the wind, the feather would not be able to fly again on its own. By allowing itself to be picked up by the wind, it flies freely – unencumbered by others and beliefs that would have held the feather down to the ground, unable to fly, move, or grow. On its own, the feather is able to move more freely with the assistance and guidance of the wind. The wind is wise and knows where to take the feather, when to take the feather, and when to let the feather be still. And although the feather many times has to fly alone, it is not truly alone because it has the wise wind as its friend to accompany it on its solo journey.
The beauty of being a solo feather is that the other feathers on the wing are not there to direct your thoughts. Instead, the wind whispers the truth while it helps you take flight, then allows for contemplation when you again land and move into a state of silence and solitude.
One of the most profound ways to learn how you can be the feather is to experience and learn the ancient technique of shamanic journeying. Join me in one of my upcoming workshops to learn how to bring this sacred experience into your life to heal, help, grow, and gain personal spiritual knowledge:
—Much love, Amara