Hummingbirds, why do we see them as anything special?
Hummingbirds, why do we see them as anything special? They are, after all, just a little bird, but certain characteristics make them very unique. They are bold, seeming adventurous, but as we look more closely they are simply acting in a way that achieves the desired results. Isn’t this what we all seek, to act when it is most appropriate and for the best purpose? Not only do we act but we observe, standing by as guardian to assure that our goals are met.
A hummingbird will sometimes feed and then find a place nearby where it can blend in and watch over its domain. In this story Amber is the precious one watched over at one time, and the guardian in another time.
Amber’s Hummingbird Stories
“Hi, i have a couple of hummingbird stories, once i had a boyfriend with a serious personality disorder and it was a hard time for me to realize it and set boundaries if he chose not to enter into a healing process, anyway we were in a park near my house and i was trying to explain to him how unhappy this relationship was for me and i was just crying not talking because it was useless it seems, and this hummingbird kept flying really close to my head, i felt like she was trying to communicate something not sure what though (becomes a little more clear as i read your site), and another time we were talking probably arguing on the phone and i was crying again i think, and he said that a hummingbird was hovering in front of the window where he was standing on the phone.”
“That was a few years ago, then yesterday i was in a crowded market in the produce isle and i saw a hummingbird just sitting on the ground! its head was the brightest pink and its wings were beautiful green and blue i could not believe what it was doing just standing there! anyway i immediately put down my basket and picked her/him up and proceeded to go outside, excusing myself through all the people in my way, it struggled a little bit but i talked to her and told her she would be free soon and she seemed to calm down a little bit. then i got to this tree flower area outside and opened one hand so it was sitting on my palm. first it just seemed to list slightly and its eyes closed, i thought it was going to die! then it sort of shifted its wings around a bit and i though maybe it was injured and could not fly. I wondered what to do and thought about leaving it in the area while i went back to the store because i has asked another customer to stand and watch my purse because i could not carry it out. then i saw a pigeon standing nearby and i thought the pigeon might hurt her if i did. anyway i just continued looking amazed as she looked around with her little head and then soon she just took off and went straight up i followed her and she went so high in the sky. i talked to a friend who worked in the store and he said that it had come in through the roof and they had been trying to catch it for four hours! poor thing must have been exhausted and starving i do not know how it could even still fly! anyway it after i had that conversation with him i went past the same tree on my way home and i saw a hummingbird drinking from the flowers there, i do not know if it was the same one, but i walk by that tree alot and i have never seen hummingbirds there before. i was wondering if that bird was there to send healing to the people in the store as well as me and what its message could be relating to? thanks and blessings”
Stepping Up and Acting When Needed
How often do we get buried within our own thoughts, giving more to the tiny details of life and ignoring a soul in distress? It can take so little of our time to take action to assist another life, even without being asked. We can do so in many ways, whether its bringing that tired trapped bird to safety, or hovering outside a window just to shift someone from a darkened frame of mind. Our presence can make a world of difference, and soon enough life goes on.
Thank you Amber for sharing your story! God blessings to you for helping in a moment of distress.
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