Hummingbird Dreams What Does It Mean?
Reprint of story shared originally June 28, 2013:
Have you ever had a dream of hummingbirds? What do you remember in your hummingbird dreams, any details or only the feeling you had when you saw the hummingbirds? Is there meaning behind hummingbird dreams, and how do you know what your dream means?
Today I have a strong relationship with the hummingbird totem. Looking back, it appears that my connection was not so much by choice, at least not my own conscious decision. Where did this relationship begin? In my teen years I would rescue hummingbirds from the boathouse when they appeared trapped, trying to escape through a closed window. Once freed they would fly away, and our relationship ended as quickly as it began.
Years later, in the early days of raising my son, I decided to add hummingbird feeders in my yard. The feeders often remained full, with no sign of a hummingbird. But hummingbirds did appear in the twilight during the cub scout planning meetings at my home.
One morning I awoke, remembering a dream I had the night prior. I was lying on the grass, looking up at the columbine flowers in bloom. Suddenly a hummingbird appeared, and I watched as it drank from each flower until it was nearly over my head. Then another hummingbird appeared. Was there meaning to this dream? Perhaps, but what was most important to me was not so much an interpretation that was a prediction, or solution. What meant the most was the feeling, being a part of something so beautiful, feeling I belonged.
Add another decade of time, and the rekindling of my passion for soul-based growth and healing, something I set aside during my parenting years, and I saw my relationship with the hummingbirds grow. The population of hummingbirds increased, and these hummingbirds interacted with me more and more. Once I rekindled my spiritual counseling practice I worked with many of my clients by phone. During the peak of my clients healing process a hummingbird would often appear, perching outside my window only till the energy release took place. Teamwork in itself can lead to a greater healing experience.
Hummingbird Dreams and what your dream means
So why bring up this topic of hummingbird dreams today? There was a recent passing within my inner circle. Spiritually I felt this event coming, even though the details were not yet known. Since the transition I have felt the intensity of his energy, and have dedicated myself to helping in his transition. At night, while my physically body rests, I work with this soul-self to help him re-gather his energy that has been scattered by the years, but letting the memories remain.
I had a dream, another hummingbird dream. I do not remember the other person in my dream, or why we were in this wooded, nature setting. What I do remember are the hummingbirds, one in particular. It began with a game like peek-a-boo, with this hummingbird peeking around a bush to see me while still trying to remain hidden. Then at some point this hummingbird flew up to me, quite suddenly, as they do. A sudden touch on my eyelid felt like a hummingbird kiss, and then the hummingbird flew away. I spoke to my companion about this, with a smile and feeling of love. Later this same hummingbird was offered my hand to perch upon, and soon enough took me up on the offer.
What was the meaning of hummingbird dreams?
So often in our day-to-day life we work so hard to keep the faith, be strong, and hold ourselves together. Love can permeate so many situations, but our power to clench our energy in our need to control our world can lock out the one thing we need the most. But dreams are different. In our dreams we do not face the body-personality challenges, and the need to be strong. In these moments something special, like a hummingbird, can appear, and we are free to interact.
What about this hummingbird dream and what your dream means? In this case the feeling overrides any meaning we may try to discover. It is the feeling of love, appreciation, and spiritual recognition. It is the feeling of being open to the experience, and our ability to release and feel whole again. This dream was such a welcomed healing for me, reminding me of my support, even the little winged angels in this world. I, too, appreciate this chance to share my experience.
Have you had hummingbird dreams, and seek to know what your dream means? Please message me or post a comment.
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.
Original image credits: Gould, John: A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds Volume 4 (1861)