The Sweet Taste of Nectar
When viewing the world through the eyes of the soul, I have opportunity to see so many amazing qualities in individuals. The greatest part is that its not where you live that matters, or the color of your skin. Your life qualities are not based upon our education, not in the book-learning sense. True wisdom is found deep within your life experience, and in the knowledge we hold on a soul or spirit level. Greatness can be seen in a newborn child. Passion, and a sense of purpose finding its way into the fragments of your day can be seen when asked.
Just the other day I was speaking with a friend in Australia. She commented that I was “finding the nectar in life”, and I chuckled, reminding her of my alliance with the hummingbirds. At that moment I realized that in recent times more of my focus on the hummingbirds was directed toward their more masculine or yang qualities. What about the feminine Yin side?
It’s easy for us to focus on what we can do. After all, actions speak louder than words.
The Source Behind The Action
Actions, in a sense, can be seen as an outward focus. Actions are also usually based on something concrete and specific. We set a goal, or have an intention, or put our focus on something and then off we go, using some action to “get there”.
There is another side to the coin and that is what we have. We all have a core essence, a state of being, and that state of being gives purpose to our actions. Call it your personal “source”. This is a very important part of your being that focuses on what you are able to receive. Call it by the law of attraction term, it is the resonance you have, that magnetic aspect that attracts to you whatever you believe in. It is your Yin.
This is where the hummingbird comes into play. This amazing tiny bird is a fierce warrior, strong and capable for its size. The hummingbird is also able to find the sweetest of nectar, and is designed to enjoy what is out of reach for so many others.
Today let’s broaden our scope and bring greater consciousness to our ability to enjoy the sweet nectar of life. There are more ants in this world carrying their heavy loads, but you will always find in the sky above them the hummingbird, enjoying the sweet taste of the nectar.
Simple Hummingbird Meditation
Open your heart for a moment and relax, and with the blessings of the hummingbird totem please accept the energies of the hummingbird spirit. Let your mind be still, at least for the moment. It’s that simple.
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.
Reprint of article published June 10, 2010.