When You Need it the Most, Who Stands With You?
Last weekend we completed the third Healing Drum Retreat in Yelm, Washington. It was an incredible weekend, with an amazing EFT class, drumming, drum making, medicine bag making, equinox meditation, herb information, and so much more.
This time I allowed myself all of Friday morning to take care of small, non-critical tasks before my drive to the retreat center. One of those tasks was refilling the small hummingbird feeders.
One of the favorites is attached to my office window. This feeder has small tubes that are quickly emptied by the visiting hummingbirds. I exchanged the empty tubes for fresh ones, and as I turned to walk back to the house I whistled to announce the new supply of nectar.
Within two or three footsteps I heard a loud chatter behind me. As I turned I saw a little bird moving from the upper branches of the lilacs downward toward the typical perching place. The chatter continued, fast and furious. I listened silently. Just as a person sometimes expresses themselves with great vigor, then calm down once they had made their point, this little bird soon slowed in its chattering expression to the point of silence as well. He just talked himself out. Then, as if embarrassed by his amusing exuberant behavior, he turned and flew away.
Later that morning as I finished packing my car I heard him again, chattering loudly from his safe haven in the lilacs. They all make a point of getting my attention, usually through the silent network of spirit-to-spirit communication before any physical contact occurs. This delightful spirit in a tiny winged body made it a point to wish me well in the Healing Drum event.
When you need it the most, who stands by you? Sometimes we see them, sometimes we are focused or consumed by our events so much that we forget to see those who support us in our endeavors. Whether they come to us winged or walking, we never stand alone.
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