As a symbol across many cultures, feathers have always represented a connection to spiritual realms and to divinity. And because of their connection to birds, they have always been a symbol of flight and freedom, not just physically, but also in a mental and spiritual sense.
Like a bird that soars through the boundless sky and has a view of all things from high above, feathers symbolize the ability to transcend and move beyond your mental barriers and limitations – to see the larger picture and understand what really matters.
When you look at a feather, you will notice that there is a shaft running up the center of it vertically. Well this shaft is hollow – so the idea is that the person’s prayers go upwards through the hollow shaft to the Creator – and then his blessings come back down to you through the same orifice, which acts as a channel.