February 2020

Do you sometimes feel that life is throwing you not one, but several challenges? One minute you’re doing fine and the next, things begin to spiral out of control. You question the universe and ask, “Why me? What have I done to deserve this? Is it me or is it my thoughts? Am I simply over-thinking and creating unnecessary scenarios?”

I admit that recently I have given permission for my thoughts to have unadulterated freedom. My husband says I sounded like a broken record, as I vocalised and attempted to justify why this was happening and what if that happened. Instead of achieving a resolution, my mental over-activity and limiting beliefs caused stress, sleeplessness, worry, lost focus and low productivity.

Fortunately, my recent obsession with trying to control what might happen is over. The power of the universe intervened. This spiritual intervention has delivered a most welcome sense of relief, release and renewal in my life and perspective. Let me tell you the story of what happened.

Just before Christmas a grey feather flew into our home, landing near me as I worked.

At first, I thought nothing of it and carried on doing what I was doing. The following day and almost every week since, more grey feathers have flown in our home. I felt this was a sign. It was time to take notice. Curious and filled with belief that spirit was working hard to get my attention, I looked up the meaning of a grey feather.

I learnt that a grey feather can be a symbol for peace. If one crosses your path, spirit is telling you to do your homework on a certain situation or offer and not rush into a decision. As I’d been going through a partly self-imposed tough time, did the grey feather appear to let me know the road ahead would be more peaceful and positive? Faced with a few big life and business decisions, the timing couldn’t have been better.

Instead of stressing myself with too many chaotic thoughts, the constant appearance of and feelings associated with the grey feathers, evoked calm, clarity and focus. Almost immediately I felt like a weight had been lifted. I let go of negative and What If thoughts. I allowed myself to start going with the flow, one day at a time. I felt lighter and happier.

My grey feather experience has taught me to place more trust in myself and the universe. It serves no advantage to even suggest predicted outcomes when faced with life, business or career decisions. Ninety-nine percent of the time the result is out of our control. Why waste time and energy getting stuck in a nonstop vortex of stress-fuelled thinking?

Since the first grey feather appeared, spirit has revealed several positive and uplifting outcomes. It’s like the right decisions were made for us and the next steps in our life have been taken care of, as we acknowledge and accept, we are in safe hands.

2020 guest writer for Sibyl Publications Article published February 1, 2020