Two Feathers

Two Feathers

I have several Spirit Guides and one of them I call Two Feathers. He’s male, Native American, and somewhere in his early thirties. He first came to me in a dream when I was going through an amazing transformational period in my life, which upon reflection was relentless and painful as well as enlightening.

The entire process was akin to forging steel into a blade. Imagine being thrown into the fire, then pounded with a hammer, and doused with water, only to have it repeated over and over again. It makes a beautiful sword, this gleaming blade of steel, but to achieve this type of transformation much work must be done. Needless to say, I don’t wish to repeat it!

In the dream I was walking down a long hallway wearing Two Feather’s clothes; moccasins, long leather pants and shirt made of deerskin, as well as many necklaces and medicine bags that bounced across my chest as I walked. But what was different was the way that I felt.

Never in my life did I feel as confident in myself as I did in that dream. I also understood what it was like to be Two Feathers. He was showing me how to feel confident in myself like he did, and this was his way of introducing himself to me.

He has become like a brother to me, guiding and supporting me on my life’s journey. I see him during my meditations sometimes or I can sense him around me, standing there with his arms folded and saying—“stand tall and proud, do not back down. I am here for you.” (FYI: I don’t see my guides all the time. Some of them I’ve only seen once and in dreams mostly).

Just last week I was going round and round about things that were troubling me. And then on Friday, I walked through the parking lot at work and found a Turkey feather near my car (There are Wild Turkey’s around my work place). I picked it up and took it home with me. And later, I took a walk around my apartment building and found a Crow feather. Wow, two feathers in one day, go figure? And then it dawned on me that Two Feathers had sent me a calling card.

And today, while driving to work, I looked up in the sky and saw two clouds shaped into feathers (see picture). In the largest cloud I saw a Hawk circling near it. Yep, Two Feathers had sent me a message (Seeing Hawk means to pay attention to messages). So what was Two Feathers trying to tell me? Trust that I’m on the right path and he is with me.

Life is good!



NOTE: The image of the Indian brave on the white horse at the top of this post is a painting I created when I was a teenager, many years before Two Feathers made an ‘appearance’ in my life as a guide. I believe this painting is Two Feathers.




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Also known as the Artistic Mystic, Shelley is a published author, an award-winning artist, and an intuitive. She has written and illustrated children’s books, adult non-fiction books, and journals. She has a B.A. in Illustration and there is always a painting in progress on her easel; her favorite subject matter is animals, nature, or some kind of fantasy. Shelley is also a spiritual advisor, a Reiki master, and a dream expert. She teaches workshops on Spirit Animals, Dreams, and Art.

  • Sheila Applegate
    Posted at 10:32h, 31 January Reply

    Shelley~ Thank you for sharing this expression of your relationship with Two-Feathers. It has filled my heart reading your post and the messages from people around the world who know Two-Feathers. While I am sure there may be many spirit guides who go by the name, I recognize “my” Two Feathers so clearly in your post and in each of the comments left by people who know him. Two Feathers is the Spirit Name of my twin-flame who walked with me on this earth for many years before crossing to the spirit world about 16 years ago. Even while on earth, he consciously spent much of his time in the spirit world guiding others. He continues to express his personality in spirit as he did in his human form. I have met many people who know him as a guide even before meeting them.

    I have to laugh at your line, “Imagine being thrown into the fire, then pounded with a hammer, and doused with water, only to have it repeated over and over again.” That describes Two-Feathers to a tee. Imagine all that with the bladesmith living with you on earth. That was my life, lol, and I am grateful for the sword forged through this intense process.

    When Twofeathers crossed to the Spirit world, he found a florist who could hear him, and he got her to bring me yellow roses whenever he left her two feathers. For years she would deliver yellow roses to me on significant days though she had no idea why the dates were important… she simply got two feathers and listened. Her reward was his ability to help her communicate with spirit in a way she had not before.

    I would love to see the painting you did of him so many years ago. Thank you for creating this poster and drawing other Two Feather peeps to you. Much Love To You.

    • Shelley Shayner
      Posted at 11:19h, 14 February Reply

      It’s always nice to meet a Two Feathers fan club member lol! Nice to meet you Sheila, and thanks for stopping by and sharing about your amazing connection with Two Feathers!
      Love and Blessings,

      p.s. I added the painting to the blog post!

  • Lisa Dysinger
    Posted at 09:53h, 09 November Reply

    One of the first times I journeyed while drumming I met Two Feathers. I never see his face but his hair is loose with one braid on his right side with two feathers in it. He is shirtless, painted and wearing leather fringed pants. The first time I approached him he was sitting at a campfire. When I approached him to ask who he was he blew a white powder into my face. I remember feeling lifted as I watched the smoke from the fire rise to the sky. When I looked at him again there was a sleeping fox next to him. Another time I approached him while journeying he handed me a peace pipe. He has never spoken to me. I know he walks with me because I repeatedly find two feathers everywhere I go..
    Namaste, Lisa

    • Shelley Shayner
      Posted at 08:37h, 29 November Reply

      Yes, the feathers seem to be one of his favorite calling cards lol

  • Lori S.
    Posted at 12:54h, 29 October Reply

    HI 🙂 I have been an avid Tarot Reader for over 30 years, and always been a bit “reluctant” to find out who my spirit guide is, but it does appear to be the same one, as there is a specific style that comes out in my reading that only I can interpret. When I call upon a querent’s deceased loved one, that loved one takes over the cards and I cannot understand what they are saying. However, when my spirit guide shows up, we are once again in sync! I took an online quiz to determine who my guide was…..and Two Feathers popped up. Being that I found out through an “online quiz”, I am unsure if this Two Feathers is truly my guide, but when I saw a drawing of him, he sure makes sense! I always get the goosebumbs when my guide is near me during a Tarot reading, and when I addressed Two Feathers directly, I got the goosebumps….so maybe there is some truth here. Here are my associations: 1) I feel very drawn to horses that I cannot explain — I am actually afraid to ride them, but still feel a need to be around them. 2) Feathers are a part of my life. They always appear, even in the weirdest places (like my car or inside my home). Always thought they were messages from my deceased loved ones. 3) I am generally seen with moccasins on my feet, the only exception is in 120 degree heat. I own several pairs. I also love leather and black onyx jewelry. 4) I am drawn to the healing arts, and 5) I love thunder/lightening storms and even if they are in the middle of the night, I will get up, sit outside and watch.

    Other than this online quiz, I have never known how to figure out who my spirit guide is…..but if it IS Two Feathers, he has been with me my entire life.

    • Shelley Shayner
      Posted at 08:36h, 29 November Reply

      It sounds like you figured it out 🙂

    • Sheila Applegate
      Posted at 08:41h, 31 January Reply

      This morning I received an email from someone asking me about Two Feathers, They took our Spirit Guide Quiz and could not find much on the internet about him. This prompted me to search Two-Feathers Spirit Guide which brought me to this page. The quiz is the real deal. Our Consciously Awesome team connected with each of the Spirit Beings and allowed them to direct us on which images to represent them. The messages about each guide and their images were also channeled from them.
      The words you used to describe Two Feathers definitely affirm to me that you are connected to him. I am certain he lead you to the quiz. The other three guides in the quiz are well known. Two Feathers is different. He is actually the spirit of my Twin Flame whose last incarnation was during my lifetime. He crossed to the spirit world about 16 years ago. Since then ( and maybe even before that) many people have found him guiding them. Of course, people who work with me get to know him, but I have also run into several people like you who he was guiding prior to meeting them. I honestly have not paid much attention to the quiz since posting. My heart is filled this morning to read about you and others that Two Feathers is guiding. I am sure there may be more guides calling them Two Feathers but I definitely recognize this one as the one I know. Love to you. Sheila

  • Cindy Strausbaugh
    Posted at 21:12h, 08 March Reply

    I too just found out my spirit guide is Two Feathers. He came to me in my dream and briefly spoke to me. He was in his thirties with dark hair. When we were leaving each other in the dream he asked me a question and I answered him and he said something in regards to my answer and I kind of chuckled. When I awoke I realized the joke he was telling pertaining to my answer and I laughed to myself. He has a great sense of humor and I hope I see more of him and that humor!

    • Shelley Shayner
      Posted at 16:23h, 28 March Reply

      That’s awesome!! I love it when Two Feathers shows up in the dream state! Yes, he does have a sense of humor lol…and he’s appeared to me in times of trouble as well.

    • Sheila Applegate
      Posted at 10:34h, 31 January Reply

      His humor is one of his best qualities

  • Barb
    Posted at 02:27h, 15 March Reply

    I’ve recently found out that two feathers is a spirit guide of mine, I am grateful to have found this blog and know that others have similar thoughts about him. I was also told to use meditation and dream work to facilitate contact with him.

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 20:45h, 16 March Reply

      Thank you for posting a comment Barb. Two Feathers is a wonderful guide to have and I’m so glad that he’s part of your life now 🙂

  • cheryl Timmer
    Posted at 10:12h, 23 March Reply

    so fascinating. I do Trance work and my main guide is two feathers !! he speaks and has told me he is from the cherokee background. He also presents himself in his thirties quite strong and handsome with some medicinal attributes, I was very excited to have his presence confirmed by many others on your blog. Confirmation about him is so exciting. I am in Australia.

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 15:01h, 23 March Reply

      Hi Cheryl,
      Welcome to the Two Feathers Club! lolol … It’s amazing how many people have come forward to tell me that he is their guide! Didn’t know he was Cherokee, so I will go do some research on that today and add more to my knowledge about him. Thank you! Yes, I agree about the confirmation as well! What part of Australia do you hail from?

    • Sheila Applegate
      Posted at 10:46h, 31 January Reply

      Two Feathers has had many lives. In his most recent lives, he was Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) though he did spend significant time in Cherokee during his most recent life. And when he crossed to the spirit world he came to me in a dream giving me instructions to travel to Cherokee NC. His presence was quite strong there. I am sure he has something he would like you to know about the Cherokee. You may also be interested in learning about the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Peacemaker.

  • Star Bryght
    Posted at 02:44h, 09 October Reply

    Hi Shelley, I also have a spirit guide named two feathers, He made himself know through others to tell me. I now talk with him a lot. He is my main guide, he has never talked to me. I ask questions and if I’m right he just smiles. I have done spirit rescues but was’t sure if that was what I’m here for. He showed me in meditation that I was doing spirit rescues with humans and animals. So now he has shown to me my Goddess which is Rhiannon. She is the Goddess that helps people to cross over. OK I hear you, and thank you. When I see him he has long dark hair with 2 feathers in it and no shirt, but medicine bag around his neck. He looks like he is in his 30’s. Sounds like the same one. I’m part Cherokee and always wondered if he also was Cherokee. Thank you for having this site so we all can connect. He has been a blessing in my life and I’m sure many others.

    Star Bryght

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 16:58h, 17 October Reply

      Hi Star Bryght, it’s amazing how many people have told me on this blog that Two Feathers is a Spirit Guide for them. How cool is that? Glad to have you on the team! LOL … I’ve also noticed that he doesn’t say much. Same goes for the other N.A. Guides that have shown up in my dreams or meditations. Your description of Two Feathers fits him exactly … medicine bag around neck, long dark hair, in his 30’s, etc. Not sure if he is Cherokee or not … perhaps you could ask him? Let me know what he says 🙂

      You’re welcome about the site … it’s so nice to connect with others on the same journey 🙂


  • Tim Baker
    Posted at 14:55h, 04 October Reply

    Hi Shelley, firstly it nice to meet you and gives me great peace to know you have been touched and blessed to have the spirit of two feathers around you.
    He came forward on my path around 1998/99 and I worked closely with him for around 3 years untill i then went on to a diffrent pathway but he as always been around me at certain times.
    Today I have had another feeling he his close once again to me for what reasons yet I am unsure but following my intution have stummbled upon your web page and thought it only right to leave you a message not sure of why yet.
    I belive this great guide is a force that connects with lots on the Earth plane and encourages us to look inside ourselfs he shares the wisdom and guides us via mediation and dreams, he also protects all he is in connection with while exploring our inner selfs (spiritual journey).
    Anyway I am from the Uk and have like your self stumbled upon feathers in random places and at the time of picking them up have felt his presence near me plus we do not get many Eagles, Hawks in England but when we do and I have a pair of Red Kites near my home, they bring something deep into myself.
    Anyway not sure if you still use this site but I hope my message does get to you and bless you Shelley xxx

    • Shelley Bax
      Posted at 19:12h, 06 October Reply

      Hello, Tim. Thank you for leaving a message and letting me know about your connection to Two Feathers! I’m always delighted to learn of others who have him as a Guide. I suppose that if Two Feathers is around you now there must be something important that he wants you to know about. Do you have a decision to make?

      I feel so safe with him and felt he was like a brother of mine. Very supportive but also wise in ways that help us to heal. For me it was confidence in myself. I had some big wounds from childhood that have been difficult to heal, but I’ve done much work and am proud of who I am now 🙂

      You’re from the U.K.? I LOVE the U.K. … I visited there in 1996, and fell in love with England and Scotland. I could have moved there so easily 🙂

      Yes, I still use this site but haven’t been on it in awhile (My Bad). I’ve been distracted with a few creative projects that I’m working on but do plan to be more active with it now. Your message was the prodding that I needed! lol I plan to incorporate this blog with a new website before the end of the year. Should have done that in the first place! lol

      I agree with you about Two Feathers being an important Guide. He must be quite powerful too. He sure does get around lol

      Bless you too, Tim xoxo

        Posted at 06:29h, 13 October Reply

        Thanks for the reply Shelly, seems we have work to do. Goodluck with the site I think it’s a great step forward, take care for now

  • Donna Dunn
    Posted at 17:28h, 25 October Reply


    I know this is an old post now but I just wanted to mention that Two Feathers is my Spirit Guide too.

    I have never met him or even seen him but I was at a MBS fair this weekend (in northern England) and had a portrait done of my Spirit Guide and there he was!

    It is nice to have a guide to acknowledge and I hope this connection will help me on my spiritual path (I’m a relative newcomer to this)


    Donna. x

    • Shelley Szajner
      Posted at 11:42h, 26 October Reply

      Hi Donna! I know that Two Feathers is a guide for others, not just myself, and it’s great to meet someone who is in the ‘clan’, lol. I love England and Scotland, and visited the UK a while back. I’ve always wanted to live there and feel that I had past lives as a Druid and had other Celtic lives that weren’t so glamorous.

      It’s wonderful that you have a portrait of Two Feathers. I hope you have more contact with your Guide on your Spiritual Journey. He’s very supportive and strong, and has helped me with self worth and confidence issues 🙂

      Welcome aboard 🙂


      • Rick
        Posted at 18:46h, 04 January Reply

        Hi Shelley

        I also have a guide by the name of Two Feathers. I am wondering if it is the same guide?
        My guide is actually a family guide and is my mothers personal guide but he guides us all. I have not spoken to him for a long time and am now really wanting to get in touch.

        Do you know of your guides name when he was alive?
        I only ask as our guide told us his name and I was wondering if we have the same guide?

        Many thanks

        • Shelley Szajner
          Posted at 13:26h, 05 January Reply

          Hello Rick,

          It’s funny that you sent me a comment on my post about Two Feathers because I was thinking about him last week. Like you, I haven’t spoken to him in a long while and feel the urge to reconnect.

          Seems to me that Two Feathers is a Guide for many people, and I do believe he is the same guide that is part of your life. I have a painting of what I believe is Two Feathers hanging on my bedroom wall. I painted it when I was a teen, before I knew anything about the Spiritual World, beyond the daily horoscopes in the Newspaper. I always called the Indian in the painting Two Feathers, and when I had a reading from a Psychic five years ago, she told me that her guide, Two Feathers wanted to be my guide as well. That was how I connected the dream and the painting to him.

          I don’t know of his name when he was alive, but always felt he was a brother in a past life. Now, I’m not sure, but I know that his presence is strong, encouraging and protective. He’s the loving father energy that I never had.

          Blessings to you,

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