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The Red Feather

I love the way symbols manifest themselves in my life these days and the synchronicity that goes along with it. It’s this kind of magic that makes my kiddie heart laugh with delight! It makes all of the struggles, hard work, and confused glances that I get from people who don’t, won’t or can’t believe that another world could exist beyond this one, so worth it.

Enter the Red Feather.

But first, let me introduce Derek O’Neill, a transformational therapist, author, healer, speaker and humanitarian. He has this online radio show that I’ve been listening to for the past two weeks. I’ve also seen him seven times in NYC when he decided to come across the pond (he’s from Ireland) and teach us a few tricks. I can say without a doubt that he’s the real deal and has helped me and many others with his wisdom and healing. He is a master teacher if there ever was one.

Today, as I listened to several of Derek’s shows on dream interpretation as well as color, I learned that the dreams you have just prior to waking will affect your mood for the rest of the day. Fascinating stuff. And when you decide what color that you want wear for the day, you do so on an unconscious level. Brown could mean that your life is falling apart and blue means that you want to communicate or reach the sky. Yellow is a nurturing color and lilac very spiritual. Red is energetic and powerful and active.

I left work early and headed to the Christmas Tree Shop to return some curtains, and when I got out of my car, right behind it in the parking lot was a red feather. I knew that it was a message, so I scooped it up and when I got home, I started to Google what a red feather might mean.

There can be many interpretations for any symbol, so I usually just go with my intuition. Nine times out of ten the answer will be connected to whatever important issue(s) is going on in your life, and anything that has an emotional factor to it, the more potent the symbol will be. Our emotions send out powerful streamers of energy that reach our loved ones, Spirit Guides and Angels on the other side most strongly, and it is usually one of them that will respond to us with a symbolic message in dreams or waking life. In my case, it was a red feather.

I knew that feather represented Spirit and Air and the Winged Ones, and red is the Root Chakra, the first one at the base of the spine and one that I need to keep activated and healthy because it keeps me grounded and focused. In fact, I know that I need red to balance out my blue aura and my constant mental/spiritual activities.

Searching on Google, I discovered that a red feather symbolizes a physical and spiritual warrior. Red, which symbolizes the blood of ones spirit, body, and enemies. Well, I don’t have any enemies, at least none that I know of.

So I kept looking and found that feathers represent Angels, and in particular, Archangel Uriel. He is the archangel of wisdom and is in charge of the red angel light ray. People sometimes ask for Uriel’s help to seek God’s wisdom before making decisions, or help with creative ideas, learn new things, solve problems, let go of negative emotions and recognize bad or dangerous situations.

red featherI mulled that over for a stretchy minute, feeling that I was in the ballpark then glanced over at my art table. Spread out next to my artwork, books, paintbrushes, biscotti bits and nearly empty teacup, was a reading I had done last night that I had forgotten about. Curious, I got up and looked at the spread and sure enough the angel card that I had picked last night was Archangel Uriel (shakes head, grins large and wide).

Well blow me down, Popeye. You can’t get any more magical than that, can you? This is exactly why I keep on, keeping on, with this glorious magical life that I am cooking. And if I can do it, any one can. All you gots to do is believe.

So what was the message on the card? It said, Brilliant Idea! “Yes, your idea is Divinely guided … please take action (red) to bring your idea to fruition.”

I’m listening, Archangel Uriel, and thanks for the feather.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. janolander

    Great post Shelley … enjoyable … like a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and milk! Like that you follow your leads … reminds me of myself and my own searches for meaning and connection in this and other w-o-r-l-d-s.:A red feather indeed! 😀

    1. Shelley Szajner

      Thank you, Jan, I’m glad this resonated with you, and expected that it would, knowing that we travel a very similar path. And I love chocolate chip cookies and milk—yummy!

      Blessings,
      Shelley Red Feather

  2. marie gilbert

    Wonderful post!!!

  3. Shelley Szajner

    Thank you, Mare! May a red feather cross your path …

  4. Twitter23

    Hi, just wanted to say i liked this article. it was practical. keep on posting.

    1. Shelley Szajner

      Thank you for the likey!

  5. Cassie Whitney

    found feathers in my car Posted by Ryan Monday, September 11, 2006 at 12:50:14 Reply:hi about a year ago or more i went into my car to get my coat which was sitting in the backseat!!!when i put on the coat i noticed there was these little white feathers on it.at the time i never thought nothing of it, i didnt even think about it and got on with my life. then 1 day about 7 months later i was reading the paper and there was this article about a woman who had an experience with an angel and in the story she mentioned white feathers. that was the first time in 7 months i had thought back to that day in the car!! then a few months later my sister came to visit us and i told her about it!!we talked about it but didnt have any idea wot to think. then just a few nites ago she text me saying she had bought this book by derek aroah or something the guy from most haunted… he talks about these feathers and angels. he states that there r two different types of angels… angels who have lived as beings on earth before they died and angels who have never lived on earth. its the angels who have never lived on earth that leave behind the feathers. im trying my best to find out more but if any1 has any information please email me and let me no!

    1. Shelley Szajner

      I feel that feathers are a sign from above, Angels especially, but depending on the feather, it could be a message from that particular bird. I just go with my intuition if I’m not sure what the message is.

  6. Patti Griffiths

    Thanks for this post and interpretation. I have been trying to connect more with my spirit guides this year. I was thinking about that while driving to work and feeling a bit disheartened with my perceived lack of success. I looked over to pick up my travel mug of coffee and noticed a red feather seated squarely on top of my mug! This was IN my car with the windows rolled up. I thanked my spirit guides! Upon entering the parking garage that evening after work I found a beautiful but lifeless butterfly in my path. I picked her up and have her on my desk with the feather-

    1. Shelley Szajner

      You’re welcome Patti! What an amazing sign you received from your Guides! Life is so magical when we open our eyes and our hearts to the messages that are all around us. Thank you for sharing your story 🙂

      Blessings,
      Shelley

  7. donna brookover

    My mom died in December and my father was just released from the hospital with a little brain bleed. Last night before waking up, I had a dream that I was visiting my parents at their house and their living room window is outlined with beautiful red feathers. It was so wonderful to be talking to my mom in this dream.
    Truly I felt this was a message from my mother.

    1. Shelley Szajner

      Hi Donna, thank you for sharing your dream! Yes, i do believe it was a message from your mother and the red feathers could be a symbol that represents her from now on. Look for red feathers as a sign 🙂

      1. dianaly ponce

        Well i dreamed that my family was on a trip and my mom found a red hearted feather and she gave it to me and she told me never let it go hold it tight it was ur grandmothers feather if u let it go its like leting ur grandmother go so we were on our trip and we rested a little while then fue feather almost flue away but i catched it and that happened several times in my dream then white feathers started to apper and thats all please help me i really want to find out what it means.

        1. Shelley Szajner

          Hi, all symbolic messages are very personal and take time and effort to unravel their true meaning. You can ask your Higher Self for an answer through meditation or dreams. But If you’d like to receive a more in depth answer from me, please set up an appointment for a reading/consultation.
          Thank you.
          Blessings,
          Shelley

  8. Sage

    I’m an old cowboy. I had a dream just before I woke up at 5am that I put a red feather in my hatband. I was curious and ended up at this page. Amazing to see other have had red feather expeiences.
    —Sage

    1. Shelley Szajner

      Thanks for stopping by Sage! I hope you found some useful or enlightening information 🙂

  9. challey

    i found a red feather yesterday in my drive way at home , i believe that it was a message just not sure what it can mean , i believe in messages from above , it was what look like a african greys tail feather , is it possible for you to give a little help in figuring out what this meaning is , it is really bothering me , and i need to know the meaning please please help

    1. Shelley Szajner

      Hi Challey,
      For something like this, I would suggest a reading with me to figure out the meaning. I’m not certain what it means beyond the fact that it is a message for you. You can always meditate on it or try your hand at automatic writing.
      Good luck!
      Shelley

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