Why the Hummingbird?
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Be Here Now!
Despite being so little, hummingbirds are great journeyers, migrating between North and Central or South America to feed from the summer nectar. This gentle creature can be fiercely territorial to protect its home.
Hummingbird teaches us to be gentle to ourselves and protect our personal space. Hummingbird invites you to embark on your epic quest, bypass the dung pile of old pain and hurts, head for the flowers, and learn to trust the calling you hear ever so softly.
The buzzing you feel is the sound of your hummingbird wings preparing you to say yes to a new adventure. This is not the time to linger on what has gone wrong, but to trust in the rightness of the moment and take bold action. Trust that success is assured, even if you must face tests and challenges to reach your destination. Know that all will be well because the All is in the small.
This mighty being comes to teach you stillness in motion and to trust your inner knowing that the sweetest nectar is assured. Failing to act when the moment is right can spoil your journey. If you feel your safety, comfort, or day-to-day survival are more important than saying yes to the invitation to explore the unknown, you will have to work much harder to achieve what is being offered to you freely now. Still your mind, even in the midst of your very hectic schedule, and heed the gentle voice that calls to you to test new wings.
Credit - Colette Baron-Reid
The world's smallest birds with over 300 species
Their heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute
Their wings beat between 50 and 200 flaps per second. Hummingbirds have a unique ball and socket joint at the shoulder that allows the bird to rotate its wings in a figure of 8.
The only birds that can fly backwards and upside down.
They can hover and appear to be not moving at all.
The average lifespan 3 to 12 years.
Some travel over 2,000 miles twice a year.
Proportionately they have the largest brain of any bird.
Studies have shown that hummingbirds can remember migration routes and every flower they’ve ever visited. They can even recognize humans!
And they are very colourful...
“The past has no power over the present moment." ~ Eckhart Tolle