I have always used a random white feather from the dollar store when smudging with sage. I have heard and seen a lot of different ideas about how one gets their smudging feather. Some say it will come to you when the time is right. I never received my feather nor found one anywhere and had pretty much forgotten about it until about a week ago when I was cleansing my home. I looked at my white feather and wondered when I would finally get my feather. Spirit reminded me that I hadn’t really ever asked for one and that I had seemed content with what I had. So I asked. What I got wasn’t exactly what I had in mind but they were lying on the ground under my carport yesterday when we returned from the first part of my daughter’s recital. I opened by door and gasped because it happened pretty quickly. I had asked a week ago and then asked again the day before I found them. I don’t think these will be the main feather but I was instructed by spirit to use them in a feather wand that I would make.
They look like some kind of little blue bird feather and the funny thing is that there have been several times a bird has been waiting for me when I open my back door to leave. He would stand there and just stare at me. One time I even asked him if he had a message for me because he was just standing there, unafraid, looking up at me from the ground. I don’t know if he got in a fight or just lost these two feathers, but I thought of that bird when I saw them yesterday.