Like the hummingbird sipping nectar from every flower, I fly joyfully through my days, seeing beauty in everything.
– Amethyst Wyldfyre
I am the kind of Soul who gets obsessed about things/people/stuff quite easily. I am usually okay with that but understand that for others it can get annoying.
One of our neighbor has a hummingbird feeder and I appear to have a view of it from our kitchen. So when earlier this Spring I started to see these little creatures coming and going to it, I decided it was time to get to work, make some sugary water and get our own feeder out as well, so I could see them from closer.
See, I have always been intrigued by the Hummingbird. The fact that I usually hear him before I see him. The fact that his wings go so fast it seems like he is not moving. The fact that this is such a tiny creature.
Did you know that as a Totem Animal, the Hummingbird teaches you to enjoy everything, to be more resilient. The Hummingbird gives you the power to lift up any negativity *woot woot !*. I mean… how can you not be filled with delight when you sight one of these tiny little creatures ?
3 things the Hummingbird taught me:
- I need to be more patient. I litterally sometimes (more than often) sat in front of my window for 15+ minutes, just waiting for the bird to appear in our feeder. Seeing the hummingbird at my neighbor’s did not mean it would come to mine any time soon. Patience is something I know I have to work on every front of my life and the hummingbird helped me with it. I had no issue waiting for this guide to show up on my balcony, I noticed patterns in when in the day they were coming, that I had three different hummingbirds actually coming and that they were looking stunning in their own way. If I had been in a rush, I could not have savoured this time, that I consider sacred.
- Joy can be a simple thing. Like Gratitude, Joy does no have to be huge and/or shiny. It can be brought by the littlest thing, trust me. The hummingbird was the light of my day, just seeing him/her coming, noticing that the same birds were coming back again and again day after day, this was an highlight in my schedule. Something I was actually looking forward to experience everyday. It reminded me that I can choose joy, I have the choice. I don’t say it is always the easiest option, but it still is an option.
- Being small does not mean being insignificant. Often, we think «the bigger the better». But aren’t we wrong ! Smaller can make it harder to survive. Smaller makes it cuter. We usually hear the hummingbird flight before seeing them coming because their wings flap so fast, this is fascinating to me (they can fly backwards, come on ! that’s amazing). My oldest daughter is on the short side of the spectrum for her age and we are learning together to see the blessings in it instead of focusing on what people tell her (mistaken for younger than she is etc), and if there is a cute child, that’s her 😉
And just because it makes me happy, I made a little collage with some of the other photos I took: