The Jagged Path
Macaw Feather Essence
Macaw Feather Essences
Macaws symbolize growing, finesse, and visibility.
Macaws are vivid, audacious, and loud! It is time to boldly display your distinctive attributes. Stop hiding!
Macaws can demonstrate to you how to utilize your uniquely deep colors (abilities) to build a new vision for yourself and others.
Historically, many tribes have revered that Macaw as a guardian of the Southern direction, a symbol of fertility, summertime, and a symbol of the sun. They were thought to bring healing through light and color. The Macaw has served as a sacred power animal, representing ease and grace.
Macaws are guardians and protectors of the air element and the winds, believed to carry prayers to the heavens. In this, the Macaw was considered a messenger of the ancestors and gods. They were considered a symbol of lasting relationships and sacred unions. This belief comes from the fact that Macaws mate and bond for life, which can be up to 80 years, in natural surroundings.
Macaws have been seen as a symbol of communication and song. Some tribes see the Macaw as sacred communicators between humans and the bird world, due to their ability to repeat human speech.
A Parrot recites what they hear for good or bad, giving new meaning to “watch your words”.
Parrots often say the same things repeatedly. Repetition gives Parrots symbolic links to affirmations, mantras, chanting, and incantations. When spoken with intent, repetitive words can better align you with the energies you need in order to improve your life.
The spirit of Macaw is one of celebration. They are a joyful expression of positive things happening in your life, and those yet to come. Macaws symbolize the unique beauty that you possess and which you are surrounded with.
Macaws represent positive energy. They are deemed keepers of good fortune and it is also believed that the feathers of macaws retain different colors that embody the five elements of Feng Shui- water, fire, earth/soil, wood, and metal.
When the Spirit of Macaw soars into your life, be prepared for new ideas and signs that signify a new path for your relationships, work, and spiritual pursuits.
Parrot medicine reminds us to keep color in our life. It reassures us that there is still time to realize our goals.
Having been lucky enough to personally witness multiple macaws in the beauty of flight, I can attest to the sense of grandeur and magic that they invoke.
If you are learning to harness the power of manifestation, Macaw Essence is for you.
Feathers are magical and intensely linked to Spirit.
Traditionally, feathers have served as spiritual icons for priests and shamans as signs of royalty, when worn by kings and leaders, tokens of health, and symbols of blessed power for societies as long ago as the Asian, Egyptian, and Celtic periods.
These beautiful vessels were believed to possess the abilities to connect with Spirit in a manner that had been neglected or forgotten in current times.
Upon the natural loss of a feather, that feather still holds within it, the essence and energy of the living spirit that it belonged to. From a deeper spiritual viewpoint, the feather also houses the bird’s divine life force.
Feathers essences symbolize the restorative gifts of its host bird and Spirit.
Animals, especially birds, can act as a mirror to the emotions that one is experiencing. They can absorb and filter your emotional turmoil with compassion and understanding, simply holding space until you’re able and willing to claim it.
This gift is offered freely, and we can lighten their burden by claiming responsibility for our own feelings, and owning our emotions as they present themselves, rather than holding them in until they overflow.
While domestic animals serve a large group of people, feral animals assume the afflictions of mass consciousness. They come to our relief readily, without a moment’s hesitation.
We truly benefit when we learn to emulate animal veracity, empathy, and pleasant acceptance of life. My feather essences will help introduce you to a new age of personal accountability for your emotions. Learn to get in touch with and communicate your emotions with transparency and kindness.
What benefits are experience when using essences?
- Free yourself from old habits
- Embrace the past and move on
- Release stress and tension
- Give yourself permission to change
- Restore emotional balance and harmony
- Nourish your soul and spirit
- Help yourself and others achieve health and balance
Brandy was used by Essences creator, Dr. Bach, to stabilize and preserve the essences. This is the same method that The Jagged Path utilizes. Preparing the essences in this manner, absorbs the imprint of the bird’s energy, into the water.
Welsh physician and herbalist, Edward Bach, believed that sun-warmed dew absorbed the healing power of the material on which it was found. He began to place flowering herbs into glass bowls with pure, spring water, then setting them out in the sunshine. The solar charged essences were then homeopathically thinned down. This is believed to allow the plants to work on a vibrational level, rather than a biochemical level.
All four alchemical elements are present in an essence. Water, Air, earth, and fire all harmoniously blend beautifully, leaving only the spirit element, which is fulfilled by the sensitive awareness and attunement of the preparer, and further by the user. An essence is an example of sympathetic magic. Dr. Bach first began using them to aid those with emotional pain, i.e., lonesomeness, dread, sorrow insecurity, oversensitivity, weariness, and suffering. Each plant contains a unique energy vibration pattern, and the pinnacle of this energy is the flower. Subsequently, while each bird is known for different strengths and qualities, the pinnacle of their energy is imprinted in their feathers.
Once the water is strained and the material removed, you are left with the “mother essence”. I then preserve the mother essence with equal amounts of top-quality brandy. This is what you will receive; a 30ml glass stock bottle with included dropper. To use any of my essences, you can simply place 4 drops from the stock bottle that you receive, into a glass of water, up to 4 times daily. Alternately, you can make your own dosage bottle, by adding several drops from your stock bottle to an equal amount of water and brandy ( ¼ to ½ ounce), and storing this in a one ounce dropper bottle. This method allows you to use several essences together, if desired. You can either make a dosage bottle of each essence separately, or simply add an additional ¼ to ½ ounce of water/brandy combination for each additional essence-from stock bottles- that you would like to combine.
Please note that all feathers used in the creation of my feather essences are naturally dropped from my own birds, or freely collected from secluded outdoor areas. No birds are ever hurt or stressed in this process.