The Hummingbird Symbol Strength of Spirit

Why do so many love the hummingbird, and keep the hummingbird symbol close to their heart? What is it about this tiny, seemingly fragile bird that inspires us and captures our hearts? Is it the rapid movement of their wings, defying our vision and our mind’s ability to follow? Is it their rapid heartbeat, or their quest for sweetness that appeals to us?

hummingbirdThe Hummingbird Symbol of Intensity of Spirit

As stated by Hubert Howe Bancroft in 1882: “The general virtues which make comprehensible the humming-bird attribute as a divine one must be added the special virtue of bravery peculiar to this bird, which is specially suited to the war-god.” ..”extraordinary courage” “That such a martial spirit should exist in so small a creature shows the intensity of this spirit; and the religious feeling is the sooner aroused, when the instrument of a divine power appears in so trifling and weak a body.”

For many the hummingbird is a symbol of strength, beauty, and divine presence. Others look at the hummingbird as a sign, sometimes as a message from a departed loved one. What does the hummingbird mean to you? Please share.

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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.

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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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1 Response

  1. Renee says:

    Courage, that’s a good topic. I guess being small doesn’t matter.

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