A Hummingbird Flies Right Up To My Face

“What does it mean when a hummingbird flies right up to my face?”  Hummingbirds come, and hummingbirds go, and life flies by almost as fast as a hummingbird in all its splendor. How often do we see what is happening around us, or take the time to linger in that place of pure enjoyment?  I recollect a day at the park speaking with a sweet older woman who I saw often at the park. When I mentioned the hummingbird fluttering around us she turned to and fro, yet still could not see the hummingbird in motion. I am certain I have my own “visual misses”, when I simply do not give my attention to certain things, particular sounds, and visual cues offered by the world around me. In my world the hummingbird rarely goes by unseen.

Anna's_Hummingbird_henWhat is it about these hummingbirds? There are people who share their stories of treasured individuals who have been in their life, and hummingbirds that appear in a way that seems to be a message from those loved and lost. There are those who share their moments when the burdens of life weigh so heavily on their hearts and leaves us feeling like nothing is within our reach, but then a tiny hummingbird appears to, in a sense, rescue them. This tiny creature conquers even the most powerful of our own hidden feelings and overwhelming thoughts. And even if the mental maze does reappears it resumes with a less impact. Why does this happen, and how? What is that strange invisible line that separates us, what what is that strange invisible web that connects us to the unimaginable?

Alicia’s Hummingbird Story

“Hi, today i was sitting out in the grass with my two parrots in the trees. I saw two humming birds playing tag, and one landed on the branch above my head. the other in another tree. I watched them go back and forth. I got up to get my birds and stood there as one flew right up to my face going left to right. It was beautiful. This is not the first time this has happened. I have had multiple humming birds at different points of time fly right up to my face.

I do have a feeder outside, this is the first occasion where there has been a feeder involved. I do make my own. Any meaning to this?”

A hummingbird flies right up to my face

Is this event when “a hummingbird flies right up to my face” coincidence? Some will say yes. Hummingbirds have no soul, they say, and their tiny little brains cannot fathom the idea of rescuing a heart from despair, or even something as simple as sharing a joyful moment of pure enjoyment. But then such opinions are offered from the mind, not the heart, soul, or the sense of interactivity or love. When someone asks “what does it mean when a hummingbird flies right up to my face” what are they asking about?

It took only a moment to see the thread within Alicia’s story, one of an open heart and a loving space. What a wonderful atmosphere to be a part of and share with others. Who set the stage for this joyful interaction? Was it the person, the one participant with the bigger brain and that broad range of abilities, or was it the birds who created this happy space? Perhaps we have to give credit to both, after all, it is a shared space.

What does it mean when a hummingbird flies right up to my face?

We pick up on moods, and feel a sense of comfort around some people, but not around others. Who’s to say that the world around us does not share the same feelings of trust and live with similar comfort zones? We all have the same sensory system, whether we listen to it or not. Do we go with what we feel on that gut level, or trust that feeling deep within the heart? As people we learn to rationalize, and block out the simple responses like “this feels good”.

Within Alicia’s story the image is clear, that space around her was created for sharing. There was no ego to overwhelm, no agenda. The key ingredient was acceptance, and the emotional wings were empowered by appreciation and love.

What makes this story so special? It is not what is seen, and it is not even the “cast” of players, though the hummingbirds and parrots are wonderful parts of this story. This story is more about the unseen, the undefinable “tone” that says “you’re welcome” in so many ways.

Come back tomorrow for part two of this story of Welcome hummingbirds in your life.

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My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.


Hummingbird Shaman

Kavi's greatest love is facilitating the shift from questions into greater joy and understanding. This energy of joyful expression transfers into her many interests: photography, organic, symbiotic gardening, long dog-lead walks, and, of course, bird watching. Ready for a change within your own world? Seeking your own multi-dimensional support and alliance? Healing sessions and transitional support are available by appointment.

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13 Responses

  1. Kimberly says:

    Oh thank you Kavi for sharing! I’m so thankful to have the concious awareness to fully enjoy the hummingbirds that frequently visit me. I love sitting on my porch drinking coffee in the early morning. It was yesterday one flew right up to my face, then again this morning. To me it was a message that all is God, all is well…peace and beauty. I could see myself in her wings. What a delicious moment! I will enjoy your website, now I’ve found you…thank you so much!

    Sending wonderful love and energy directly to you dear friend,
    Kimberly- TN, USA

  2. laura says:

    I was sitting outside on my porch today watching my dog play on my phone.What distracted me was a buzzing sound thinkn a bee was near me,as I heard loud buzzing I looked up..I saw a beautiful blue humming bird with pink belly literally in front of my face hovering staring at me,we looked at each other for a good minute.I was in awe as it was hovering in front of me,watching its beautiful wings move so fast in speed.I have no hummingbird feeder & I live in Texas where its hott,but I never had a hummingbird fly up to my face,then take off after we notice each other.what does this mean or meaning.it was a beautiful experience

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      What a great story, Laura! I’m amazed every day by the encounters shared, yours included! Your hummingbird visit was your chance to open your heart to another in a way that was safe and unconditional. It felt incredible, didn’t it! Here is a part of it that is key: you chose to question your experience, searched and found HummingbirdShaman.com. Then you asked! Hummingbirds have such wonderful energy, they love the energy of the soul, and love. What you felt was a reflection of your own soul energy, and on some level beyond your human consciousness you chose to seek out an opportunity to experience that part of you, and connect in a way that you wouldn’t overlook or forget. I see you have plans for experiencing more of your soul-self, too. What a great adventure! Lucky hummingbird to be a part of your day!

  3. kim says:

    Sitting on the the porch in the woods, no feeders, a beautiful humming bird flies right at my face, straight on, and looked right at me for a few seconds. Th at was very cool. Well a few minutes later he came from the side and swooped my head the way you would think a bat would. Freaky. Why did this happen?

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hi Kim,
      Hummingbirds are always on the lookout, I see them hiding in trees watching their domain. It looks like this hummingbird was indeed looking for food, perhaps attracted by colors. Why no feeder? It’s easy to make the sugar water. Yes it can we a little unnerving to have that buzzing by your ear, too! So what’s up with you, are you opening up with questions, looking for some answers? It could be more than just a little sugar water that attracted this hummingbird to hang around!

  4. Holly says:

    Hello and thank you for your information! I have been going through a “darker” period for a few years now and have days where I am quite down. The last few years have been filled to the brim with seemingly “random” animal visitations and many other meta things, but I encounter hawks the most. No matter where we have lived or what side of town I am on, or what I am doing, I am often visited by hawks. The past couple weeks I have seen thenormal hawks, but hummingbirds have been flying around me as well. Earlier this morning I was feeling particularly down and sat outside to release and get some fresh air. As I was trying to calm myself a hummingbird came right up in front of my face.
    I thought it was going to fly right into me! It hovered right in front of me for a few seconds but it seemed like much longer. I was in awe because I have never been so close to a hummingbird enough to clearly see its face and color markings. I gasped and then it calmly flew away. When I got up to go back inside I felt comforted and a little lighter. Grateful. :o)

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Thanks for sharing your story, Holly! Yes hummingbirds have a great way of making people feel better. I like the words you used: comforted and a little lighter. I wish you well with your healing process.

  5. Esmeralda Vara says:

    Good morning,indeed!!!
    As I sat on my porch earlier this morning,a day after my 42nd birthday…I couldn’t help but notice a beautiful humming bird flying around my car.After that it flew towards me,I was stunned left speechless.Felt at peace feeling overcome me.As it buzzed by my left ear.Then a few minutes later,it came back this time circling me as I screamed thinking it would poke me.But I suddenly felt no fear,as I watched it making the buzzing sound from its wings…that it was so gorgeous and delicate frame.What an awesome experience I just encountered.I have no feeders,but now I’m going to set some out on my porch.I have truly come to respect this lil creature of God – and so I will feed it.I feel at peace now that I’ve been through so much lately!! God is good.

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Thanks Esmeralda, Great story! So glad that this little hummingbird was able to help you!

      For the feeder, it’s easy to mix sugar water, just don’t use mixes with color as it’s thought that the dye is harmful to hummingbirds.

  6. Alicia says:

    Hi, I’m going through a hard time right now. My mom is in the hospital not doing so good. So as I’m standing outside praying a humming bird comes flying close to my face made his little chirping noise a left. What would this mean?

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hello Alicia,
      Prayers from me as well for comfort and support for your mom. The hummingbird came as a sign that your prayers are heard, and support is offered.
      God bless,

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