People ask that question all the time, about Hummingbird symbolism. They wonder “what does it mean” when they see a hummingbird, or when a hummingbird hovers in front of them, face to face. Is hummingbird symbolism real, or is it just a wishful thought or coincidence?
Hummingbird Symbolism and Nature
There is symbolism in nature, and this topic has been one of interest since the beginning of time. In early times it was a key to survival. Today it may not be the same level of survival, but we’re all still geared toward making the right choices and interpreting what is happening around us so that we recognize what is significant. It’s in our best interest to read the signs, whether it’s the way a person is behaving, or the trends in the market.
Symbolism and Signs – is it all about warning and danger?
Signs and symbolism are nothing woo-woo, but they can be subtle. Take, for example, the warning of a tsunami. The water recedes to great extremes just moments before that big wave hits.
In a less intense example there is the red sky in the evening, a sign talked about in the bible: “You can read the sky but you can’t read yourselves”. Yes, two thousand years ago Jesus spoke out about self-awareness, using the example of the reddish tones in the sky meaning as a sign that the weather the next day would be good. If we could only put our inner two-and-two’s together so easily.
Is Hummingbird Symbolism real?
Symbolism really takes two different stances. There is generalized symbolism, like the dollar sign being symbolic of value (an entire topic unto itself of value and the illusion of value). Then there is personal symbolism. For one person a four-leaf clover can be a symbol of good luck, for another it could be when a hummingbird appears in the window or a hummingbird hovers in front of them.
The depth of that symbol, whether it is hummingbird symbolism or some more commonly acceptable symbol like a stop sign, varies on what it means to us. It can be a very personal thing. Is it good to rely on symbols? It depends on how you interpret it, where you place your power, whether or not you are willing to use a sign or symbolism as a bridge to your own peace of mind, feeling of support, or simply a feel-good moment.
They say “It’s always darkest before the dawn”. This expression came to life because individuals observed it happening, and interpreted the twilight of morning in that way. Since then this expression has become very symbolic of our inner cycles and workings of the mind, symbolic of our darker moments, but encouraging in the sense that darkness does not stick with us forever.
Symbolism and Faith – Are we wrong to believe?
One other question could be asked about hummingbird symbolism, or any other spirituality related symbolism, and that is the tie between symbolism and faith. So many times we choose the path of faith because we have no clear-cut, black and white evidence to support our observations, needs and sequencing of events in our own minds so that we can make sense of it all.
We may not have all the answers, and we may turn to symbolism, like Hummingbird symbolism, to find those bridges to greater understanding of ourselves. If we look around we can see many individuals seeking to find symbols and signs of their own value, something that happens long before they could ever just ask. We all simply want to fit in and have a place in this world. Isn’t it better to create that place based on value and purpose rather than see the world as a rat-race, winner-take-all, or dog-eat-dog value system?
The question still stands: Is the hummingbird symbolic? Very much so. How many things in our lives capture our attention with so little effort? What else in life makes us shift out of our mind chatter and into pure observer, even if just for a moment? Give credit where credit is due, even in nature, and you’ll be tapping in to the real power in this world.
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