Two years ago today I found the first of these 4 Raven Feathers – the largest one – and then the 3 smaller ones the following day. From the way they were scattered and damaged it looked like some kind of fight probably with Crows or Gulls – it felt vaguely upsetting – I know Ravens can be nasty but I felt sorry for it.
I have been collecting found Feathers since 2005 – mainly Gulls and Crows and was fairly certain straight away that these were not Crow Feathers. I believed them to be Raven Feathers by size and appearance. They were much bigger than crow Feathers and had (and still have) a beautiful iridescence – a website called The Feather Atlas confirmed that they were indeed Raven Feathers. I can’t explain it fully but it felt hugely significant – so I asked the Internet what it could mean – the answer?
When someone finds a black feather it means the guardian of their soul is near and also reminds you that you are not facing the battles of life alone.
Then followed a bumper period of over 6 months of finding Feathers – this went way beyond anything I had experienced before. Almost every day (sometimes twice a day) they were right in my path, I couldn’t avoid them, I almost stepped on them, sometimes I laughed – it was so blatant. It was mainly Crow and Gull Feathers, but also among them was my first Peregrine Falcon Feather.
I am not sure what all this means, I had heard mention of the Ascended Masters – I believe some Birds are Ascended Masters – but they are not necessarily majestic Raptors and it is not all magical and glamorous.
They could be annoying (Gulls) or humble (Blue Tits) birds – in other words – the ones you least expect – there for you to brighten your day with a beautiful simple song (Blue Tit) – or comedic antics (Gulls) – and to cover you path with Feathers.