When my painting talent unleashed, a befriended artist gave me an eagle feather. He didn't explain his unusual gift, but shortly after the eagle visited me in a dream. It took me to higher places, so I could change my perspectives and see things from a higher level.
The eagle spirit is known by many traditions and indegenious tribes. It represents the Great Father Spirit, Wakan Tanka, the Great Mystery. Its symbol is the Holy Feather.
When a feather comes into your life, you can take it as a sign you are being blessed by the spirit of the higher concsious in that very moment. Feel invited to seek the unknown of being.