1888 Nate's Take: ~Canoe ~ "Like the canoe, our bodies are a mode of transportation to the divine, the paddle, our thoughts forms. We can use our thoughts to keep our course straight and true or to spin us around, slow us, or even cause us to capsize. We must make a friend of the water, a friend of the flow and use our thoughts to guide us and not to steer us of course, slow our journey to enlightenment or worse."
My Mother use to say that if you came across a feather laying in your path, it’s a sign that you are headed in the right direction, your true path, and you should pick it up and keep it as a talisman of luck for your journey.
The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it.
An arrow knows where it will land the moment it is let loose. Once the archer releases, there is no second chance. At birth we all begin a journey with our inner arrow guiding the way, so follow your arrow, feel the wind in your hair & enjoy the ride!