Hummingbird Moments – Fierce Spirits Taking Action
Sitting back on the sofa, feet up and laptop in place, I busily write. A series of chattering sounds shifts my attention and I look outside to see the darting about of two or more hummingbirds in the dance called “This is mine”. It’s challenging to get a close enough look at these hummingbirds when they are not just whizzing by, though I know the young one who perched on the tip of a tall branch in my line of sight. He turns his head side to side, and within a moment he is back in the game, chasing the other hummingbird away from his domain.
Fierce Spirits Taking Action
These words came out so quickly, ‘fierce spirits taking action‘, and I could feel the rise of my eyebrow as I thought, ‘fierce might be a little too strong’. I had to look up the definition of this word, and I’ll admit I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.
“Showing a Heartfelt and Powerful Intensity”
Wouldn’t that be a wonderful way to live, with heartfelt and powerful intensity, if only we were comfortable enough to do so? What does it take? Being certain of who we are and what we are here to accomplish.
Fierce Spirits taking action. The hummingbirds do not hesitate, but they do pay attention. This too is an action, paying attention. We give our time, or pay attention, and we reap the benefits found within the depth of the moment.
By definition the word inspritation comes from Latin words meaning “in” and “breath”. In earlier times the word breath and spirit somehow crossed paths. If we re-read passages from the bible, exchanging the word “spirit” with “breath”, a new depth or meaning can be found.
I look outside my window to see the older alpha female taking her drink from the feeder. She does not step in the midst of the arguments but chooses her own time. Can we transform the word ‘taking’ into having or receiving?
It all fits together, fierce spirits taking action. Translated it could be stated as “Our heartfelt passion creates a space within us to receive, and our actions carry that breath of life within”. Not too shabby a statement seen in a moment’s glance at a tiny hummingbird.
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