Some days are just plain magical. On my way to work I saw a vibrant blue jay feather straight up swirling around in a spiral of wind about 20 feet in the air….I had never seen anything like it and I burst out laughing as I drove. It seemed to be a definite sign from spirit I needed to lighten up and see the beauty all around me and unwrap myself of my preoccupation.
As I walked up to my second patient’s house a blue swallowtail butterfly fluttered by. We sat at her kitchen table, and chatted, well she chatted, she knew things were changing for her and she said she no longer wanted to spend time with anyone who was negative. She wanted to spend her time with the “good stuff”. I mentioned the blue swallowtail and she was very excited. She said when her husband died she had ordered butterflies in cocoons and they released them at his grave site. She said it was incredibly beautiful to watch the butterflies emerge and stretch and then hover over her husband’s grave before they flew off into the sky.
I shared with her my morning experience with the blue jay feather. She smiled and disappeared into her bedroom. Moments later she returned with a large white feather that had a small heart and iridescent ribbon wrapped around it. She presented it to me saying “My granddaughter gave this to me a long time ago; she told me it was a feather from an angel’s wing. I want you to have it!”
My heart melted, how sweet, I felt shivers of energy up and down my back and knew spirit was with us. I thanked her over and over again, and gave her a hug. I knew in that moment I would never forget this woman, she had touched my soul and given me the gift of joy.