Feather Power

Virtual Friday Morning InterPlay: Feather Power

Sheila Collins dancing on the streets of Pittsburg

Sheila Collins dancing on the streets of Pittsburgh

  • Hildegard quote
  • Coletta Eichenberg pink feather healing story (breast cancer)
  • Kelly Garton Hot Pink Feather Dance Company video
  • Hand-to-hand blessing Mindy Gledhil YouTube music video “Like a Feather in the Wind”


Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…

“Underneath all the texts, all the sacred psalms and canticles, these watery varieties of sounds and silences, terrifying, mysterious, whirling and sometimes gestating and gentle must somehow be felt in the pulse, ebb, and flow of the music that sings in me. My new song must float like a feather on the breath of God.”

—Abbyess Hildegard of Bingen Sybil of the Rhine. Middle Ages

Story Colletta  Eichenberger, a long time  Missouri InterPlayer, tells a story about her treatment for breast cancer

Surgery was at 11:10, and I was out the door with Bob by 12:15, looking for a restaurant! I was stunned at how easy and painless it all was. Bob just called and asked about my pain level, and I realized I haven’t had any ibuprofen now for 10 hours, and have no pain. So, there you go.

Between June 25 and surgery day, I’ve had an absolute boatload of people praying on my behalf — I would guess in the hundreds, between friends, family, colleagues, and prayer groups. I’ve had two Reiki sessions, myofascial release therapy, sound vibration therapy directly on the breast and chakras, did a week of “That Camp About God and Sex”, walked a labyrinth with candles and roses with a circle of sacred women, two of whom were 14, who did a healing prayer with me at the center of the labyrinth, and took a day of naps and eating, and journaling. The day before surgery, I had my Reiki session during which my friend, Linda, placed her hands above my chest, and had a little laugh, and told me all she saw were LOTS of pink feathers!! We both thought about the color for breast cancer awareness and support, plus pink for healing, and the feathers we thought  hmmm, feather boa or ANGEL feathers!! YES!! I thought about telling the surgeon that all she would find when she opened me up would be flying pink feathers! But decided against it. One of the sacred women is an intuitive healer, who 9 mos. ago in a session saw my guardian angels — one at each shoulder — and said they were the most beautiful, magnificent angels she’d ever seen!! So, did I feel completely and utterly held and surrounded by love, light, energy and healing? You bet! All of you were there with me — all the entities of light and love carried me through that time yesterday. And thank you for your dance on behalf of me!! I cannot tell you in words how much gratitude I have for you and how our lives intersect. We are in this fabulous web of life and healing together, and I am blessed to be the recipient of so much beauty and light. Thank you! Thank you!

Pink Feather Power video
Where does healing power come from? PINK FEATHER POWER! Kellita Maloof from our first leadership group became San Francisco’s Queen of Carnaval and director of “Hot Pink Feathers”, helping women play with body, mind, heart and spirit ever since. Warning! Delightfully risqué InterPlay!

Watch the YouTube video.
Raise A Hand in Blessing movement and music

When we dance hand-to-hand we often practice opening the space between us. We can feel that connection even when we aren’t right together. Raise a hand in blessing. Turn in a full circle (or not) and know that others are sending blessings to you too.

To accompany your dance, link to “Like a Feather On the Wind” by Mindy Gledhill.

Take a deep breath and let it out with a sigh…

Check out another kind of feather on the breath of God…a car… called “feather on the breath of god”, part of the visible trash society.


2 Responses to Feather Power

  1. Reiki Master says:

    Great blog. Do you know of any relevant forums or discussion groups?

  2. fridaymorninginterplay says:

    Glad you enjoyed it! Check out the links on the blogroll for more discussions about InterPlay.

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