A friend of mine, a wonderful crone from the Cherokee people gave me some peacock feathers that now live in our prayer room. My friend has encouraged me to learn about totems just by living her own example. What I have read is that animals and birds as totems can represent where we are now and where we are going in life. We can use them to discern what action and path we should take.
Totems represent many historical cultures thinking and have been present across most continents . In Australia totems are very important to Aboriginal people .
Living on a property which attracts a lot of animals and bird life, I feel truly blessed.I see feathers everywhere. Some stand out more than others. The feather in this image sits on my laptop keyboard. I am fascinated by its softness and beauty. When I open the lid, it gets caught up in the air flow and shoots up, swirls a little dance for me and then it glides back down to the keyboard. I love it!
One meaning I have read of the feather totem is that when ever a feather presents itself and it catches your attention (with meaning) to you, it is a sign of protection against life’s elements. It also explains we should honour these totems by using them in any number of ways: as aura cleansers, as a focus for meditations, breathing gently on them to activate life-force air and used in prayer sticks and wands. I am new to this so on my journey I chose to light a candle and create this image as a meditation.