When Thoughts Turn to Feathers

Feathers are of the Air element.

Dreams, aspirations, and wishes all ride in the breath of the wind. Wind moves around us and through us. We are not passive lumps in the swirls and eddies of wind currents, but rather participants, as our thoughts and intents engage with this element.

The feather is a good symbol to remind us that what we think and say, travels on the wind affecting everyone around us.

The feather is a good symbol to remind us that our dreams and aspirations can reach anywhere, even to places we can not yet see.

The Raptors

GreatgreyowlfeatherAfter the Lavender Labyrinth, our Magical Mystery Tour took us to the Pacific Northwest Raptors Center. (No, not velociraptors. I don't know, that just always comes to mind when I see their sign. Maybe that's just me.)

And although 'tis always sad to see such lovely birds in cages or tethered, it is good to know there is a place for injured animals that can not be released back into the wild. Here, they get cared for and exercised and take on the roll of educators. It is good to see a child with a hawk or owl on their arm instead of a gameboy in their hand. You know that's going to set a great neural pathway in the brain.

 

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