A Little Bit Goes A Long Way
Our world places so much emphasis on the measure-for-measure, trading time for a paycheck, pounds of potatoes for the dollar, and so on. Not everything in life follows that man-made rule. There are those amazing moments come so seemingly random that enrich us far beyond measure. I call those moments hummingbird moments, those times when something that comes and goes in a flash causes us to refocus and reflect. In those times a little goes a long way, until we try to weigh and measure, and force that spark of life into the segmented storage of the mind.
A Little Bit Goes A Long Way
We have this concept of tithing, giving a small portion of what we produce to sustain the spiritual community that is like a haven for the soul. When I think of tithing and spiritual community the images that come to my mind are far removed from the world we live in today. So many are spreading their wings outside the traditional, but still seek community and connectivity in some form.
Still, when I look around at the spiritual-enhancing oasis’ we have available to us today I see we have many ways to create and nurture those communities, ways that stretch beyond our physical community. One direction we have turned to is websites, bridging us instantly around the world.
HummingbirdShaman is a portal to recognition of your own soul presence. You take that step by seeking out or seeing something that sparks a feeling that cannot always be expressed in words. Though you may see those signs as something outside yourself, the impression that those signs make is felt deep within your soul.
Today, here at HummingbirdShaman, I share my thoughts and words in support of recognizing our subtle presence, offering this oasis of the soul through this website. There is little different between what I share today through HummingbirdShaman and what I shared when I stood behind the pulpit thirty years ago in front of a room of people as their minister on a Sunday morning. The only difference is time and space. The voice of spirit rises from what is written instead of what is said.
Tithing is not necessarily something that is restricted by what we give and who we give it to. It can be a slice of time that we give to ourselves to experience our own purposeful self, a time when we allow an open connection with the soul-self. One of my most treasured times is that moment when I hear the greeting of the hummingbird outside my door. Simple, yes, and our breath / spirit will always be just that, but that simple breath is life, that simple breath is what sustains us.
Acknowledging Our Communities
I encourage those who have found value in this spiritual community to support this portal to our soul-felt expression by giving. That giving can be a monetary donation offered via the website. It can be sharing a story, or commenting on posts. You can also support the community by scheduling a session for yourself or for your business venture or projects.
Making An Investment In Life
Our time is spent, as is our attention and energy. It is our choice how we view those investments, and recognize just how much our own thoughts influence the return from those investments.
Last week I shared a quote from Henry vanDyke, and I’d like to close with one more from this poet:
“Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love – time is eternity.”
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.
This post first appeared on HummingbirdShaman.com in 2011. Today I am bringing it back to the forefront in response to a renewed passion within the world I share with you. Thank you for being here, now.
I welcome your stories, thoughts, questions, and even a simple hello. How can I support you in your spiritual journey?