Share Your Hummingbird Story

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“..Like most on this site, I came to the internet looking for meaning to a hummingbird encounter. This morning I opened my garage and a beautiful dark blue hummingbird flew right in..”

Many visitors to HummingbirdShaman™: find us because they are searching for answers about an experience they had that involved a hummingbird. Their stories demonstrate an honesty that rises from deep within their hearts, often untold, but felt nonetheless. No matter who we are, we all seem to be searching for the same thing: something to acknowledge something surreal and unforgettable. Dare we ask for answers, or confirmation that what happened was not just coincidence, or a figment of the imagination. Our Hummingbird Stories are often intended to be about us and for us, holding an “intuitive meaning” that is ours but resonates with others.

“,,My son found it and said “mom, you have another hummingbird, this must be the fifth one!”. What does this mean?”

What Does It Mean When..?

The meaning that we give to our life experiences cannot be measured, but it does have an impact. One experience can be that last straw that allows us to release something that has been building for a very long time.

One hummingbird story in our life can also be the bridge that allows others to step up within their own life and realize that they too can “walk with wings™”.

Share your story, whatever it may be.

“..Last night I was giving Reiki in a Reiki share with several other people. I saw a hummingbird in my minds’ eye as I was giving Reiki to the first receiver”

Your hummingbird story may be of a spiritual experience. Your hummingbird story may be filled with questions. Your story might be joyful but it might also contain sorrow, gratitude, or an overflowing love. Many have shared their visions during a meditative state, but others report hummingbird encounters have happened during waking hours in a way that snapped them out of mental lockdown.

Your story does not have to be about hummingbirds specifically, but could be about another animal totem or spirit guide, or simply a story about your own awakening to a new way of seeing the world around you.

Share your story: be a part of the collective journey to recognition of spirit and self.

We cannot guarantee that all stories will be shared online. Your story may appear as a comment to a posting, or as a posting itself. By sharing your story and clicking the “submit” button you agree that may post all or part of your story. Full names are never used, and you can choose how your name might appear by “signing” your story at the end with your initials, your state (if you choose), by a nickname, or by your first name. Thank you for sharing your story!

“..this is the first one that I have seen in the year that I have lived here. It seemed to mark a milestone for me.”

“The encounter truly BLESSED me! I will never forget it long as I live!”







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.

24 Responses

  1. Nichole says:

    The other night my mother and I were watching a hummingbird at a feeder drinking when it suddenly fell to the ground motionless. We screamed and ran to it. I wanted to pick it up. My mom told my not to touch it. I stroked it’s back three times and it flew away without rolling over to try to walk or anything. It was probably the craziest thing id ever seen.

    • I agree, that would be a bit unnerving to witness. If it were a bat, then no never touch it, but that’s not the case with hummingbirds. I’ve heard of hummingbirds hanging upside down on a feeder, as it they needed that “instant nap”. Yes, crazy thing! Thank you for sharing, Nichole.

  2. kaykay says:

    am just sharing but I for about 3 months or so have had visits from a hummingbird each day sometimes more than once a day. my man and I are going thru I guess you would say a separation he has in over the last two years wont show love. in the beginning he was able to show it to me . he has told me I was getting to close and shut down and never again have I seen the man I fell so deeply in love with. I have had these visits several times and I do speak and say hello.. one day I was at a friends house and was on the back porch and a hummingbird swooped down and almost knocked me in the head. my friend stated he had never seen a hummingbird out there and or it to come so close to me he could hear its wings in flight… I really need to know what is this telling me. I love this man so deeply but have asked what it is he wants he wont say anything. I have told him I am leaving I any be with someone who cant love me back or wont.. he says he does but the belief is not there for me to see or feel. what is this bird trying to tell me? that there is hope or to start a new?

    • Thank you for sharing your story. The energy that emanates from hummingbird visits is always a rise above the “problem” energy that we as humans create in our lives. Life is precious, and problems are opportunities for experiences in so many different directions. The hummingbird visits are helping you shift your energy to a more joyful loving energy, and sustain that energy.

      I can share that in my counseling work I’ve had many individuals come to me with relationship concerns, and during their session, as I describe the underlying energies and beliefs, a greater understand sets in and I see a shift take place that creates a stronger symbiotic connection. Sometimes people need to be in a lower energy, or hidden from those around them so that they can work through their thoughts. Life sometimes needs processing, and its not always in the same time and place as the experience they are processing, we do what we can spiritually when in a safe space. You are the only one who can make that decision for your life. Trust in your own intuition, I think you have your answers. That’s the best I can offer you outside of a private session space.

      God bless.

  3. Chantal says:

    Saturday, my godfather passed away from a long battle with cancer. The following day, I was sitting in my living room with my husband and we were talking about the tribute he is going to read at the funeral the following Thursday when suddenly, I felt the urge to walk to the window and open the curtains. Outside the window, observing us, was a humming bird. We have never seen a humming bird where we live in the city, it was so strange but it immediately filled me with joy and brought tears to my eyes. I strongly believe it was my godfather watching over us as we were talking about the extraordinary man he was 🙂

  4. Destinee says:

    For the past several weeks, ever time I sit on my porch (which is quite often), a hummingbird flies up to me. I do not have a feeder or even any flowers around my house. Nothing that would attract a hummingbird. Today I finally managed to catch it on video. It just hovers around me. What does this mean? I have been going through a personal spiritual journey and doing a lot of soul searching for several months and wonder if this is somehow related

    • Thanks for sharing, Destinee! You’re welcome to share pictures or video, that’s a feature we have here at Yes I do see this hummingbird persistence to be a part of your spiritual journey.

      This hummingbird “hint” really can apply for all of us! It’s really easy for us to spread your energy in all directions, living more outside of yourself than “be” in the present moment. This ability is a blessing, as well, giving us many levels of “living”. This lovely hummingbird visitor has been showing you how to be still while at the same time in so much motion. I love looking at this, from an energy and soul perspective, it speaks volumes!

      For you, right now, you have been practicing being the observer, and doing great at that! Now another aspect can be practiced, and that is breathing, experiencing the moment, feeling alive, and even going so far as feeling a sense of bliss! Hummingbirds are so good at bringing us to that place.

      It’s so strange that we have such amazing spiritual and energetic abilities and just wait to given a cue to “step in”. We all support you! Thanks again for sharing, inspiring this amazing look at being a soul and experiencing that presence. The smile you inspired still lingers…

      God bless.

  5. Alexandra V. says:

    This just happened to me like 15 minutes ago…I was in the backyard taking my clothes out of the dryer while I was texting with my cousin, who just had his baby this morning but sadly is in a very critical condition. The baby was born with many internal complications and all the family is very sad and concerned, I have been crying most of the day. My cousin and I are very close, we see each other as siblings and it hurts me so much to see him go through all this pain while he sees his first baby girl suffering. I was just texting him about how much I wish I could be there with him and his girlfriend to support them when suddenly I felt something buzzing in my ear. At first it scared me so much I jumped and turned to see what it was…and then a beautiful hummingbird showed right in front of me, flying just there and trying to get near me! At first I thought it wanted to attack me…but then I thought it was highly unlikely to be attacked by a hummingbird!! It only moved from one side to another…as if it were trying to get my attention and tell me something! This interaction lasted like 20 seconds before it flew away, leaving me speechless with half sentence written in my mobile…now my head is full of questions, I am a firm believer of signs, and this little beautiful bird showing up out of nowhere must mean something, at first I thought it meant that my little niece came to say goodbye to me (I was asked to be her godmother right when she was born and before they discovered she was very sick) and it made me sad, but at the same time I have this oddly feeling of calmness and hope…what do you think this might mean? Thanks for reading! X

    • Hello Alexandra,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your niece, God bless her, and her parents, and you for your loving, caring heart. Your hummingbird encounter does sound like it was a very healing experience for you. Yes, there is energy related to your niece in the hummingbird visit, but also the strong support that she has surrounding her. I see that support, so undeniable, is how you found the calmness and hope. Your faith is what locked that feeling in place. I hope this hummingbird comes back for another encounter, he truly was an angel for you that day.

  6. Three times in my life an owl has crossed my path at a critical time – once in the middle of the day. When I was young, and confined to my house for almost a year due to illness, the crows came and kept me company. I was only 9 years old, and my parents couldn’t afford to stay with me. I had 30 minutes a day where I could sit in the back yard, a time that revolved around my tutor. I hated sitting alone because it wasn’t a good neighborhood. No matter what time, the crows came and sat on a telephone line above our back fence and talked until I went inside. Not long ago, when I was going through a difficult time, I found “wings” in a chalk-like substance on the back windshield of my car. The feathering is so detailed, it’s incredible. Birds have always been my thing.

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Thanks for sharing your story, Donna. Yes, you are truly blessed to have support showing up with wings. You are a soul with strength and a gift for turning things around. Both owls and crows are wonderful messengers and both signify a different level of strength in stillness, it’s all about timing! Nice!

  7. Melissa says:

    I had a dream last night that I couldn’t get my truck door closed. I get trying and trying and it would just pop back open! Frustrated, I went and sat in the grass near by. I looked up at a tree, branches gently blowing in a cool breeze and saw a bright red hummingbird stuck in one of the branches. I went over and broke the branch from the tree and then gently removed the bird. It sat for a minute, as to regain strength, and then it flew away. I felt good knowing that the stress the bird was feeling had been relieved. My dream continued to many different things aside from that truck door, but that bird stuck with me in my mind even upon wakening.
    This was my first time seeing a hummingbird in my dreams.

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hello Melissa, thank you for sharing your dream. Clearly your dream speaks out of stress and frustration. Many individuals have dreams to vent or resolve what is not resolved in the waking hours. There is so much more than venting seen in your dream. You are working toward finding your answer, but its also about how you find your answers and confirm that you’re on the right track. There is much you will be discovering about your abilities and gifts in the days that follow. 🙂

      I wish you well on your journey. It’s joyful to watch people shift into their own good grace during sessions, as they receive acknowledgement of their wisdom beyond the day-to-day challenges. Contact me if I can be of service to you in your personal world.


  8. Craig says:

    We have a humming bird nest in our back yard.

  9. Annabel says:

    I just had a beautiful hummingbird encounter as I watered my garden. I was holding the hose with one hand with my other resting on my hip. The hummingbird hovered about 4 to 6 inches from my resting hand for some time. I was holding my breath and afraid to move and disturb the precious moment. Then it flew up into a tree and came back to hover near the spray from the hose before flying off into the distance. It was such a joyful presence and I was wondering about the significance of the encounter.

    It also brought to mind a vision I had during a cranial-sacral treatment a few years ago. I had a vision of the entire right side of my body as being burned and blackened while the left side of my head was open to the universe. There was a hummingbird hovering over my right side. I’ve never really understood the significance of the vision, but it had such a huge impact that I’ll never forget it!

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hello Annabel, what a lovely story! I’m so glad that this hummingbird spent a moment with you! It’s like a little infusion of joy, like the beating of your heart renews the flow of life from moment to moment. My words are inspired by your energy, and the voice of your soul.

      Your experience with your sacral cranial treatment is interesting. I can see the shifting of energy affecting the poles of the body, sluffing off of old energy just like sluffing off dead skin cells. Fascinating!

      Thanks for sharing!
      Blessings, Kavi

  10. Karen says:

    I have always had a special connection with animals. Where I live now is peaceful and surrounded by woods in my backyard. I have deer to come up everyday and I feed them along with raccoons and all types of birds. I noticed one day I was sitting outside and was I was feeling hurt and betrayed by those I trusted. I wanted to clear my head and sitting outside surrounded by nature always seems to bring me peace. I looked up and noticed a fawn came up in the yard not far from me and it sat down in the yard and kept me company. Moments later another fawn came and just sat there also relaxed and watching me. I know the deer and their fawns have over time begun to trust me, but the day just seemed more special.
    I have several hummingbird feeders in my yard. I love watching them everyday. Once in awhile they will come fly up to me to say hi and check me out. A strange thing has happened tonight right before it became dark. I walked outside in my deck where there is one of the hummingbird feeders and it hangs from a tent that is use for shade. There are no walls so the hummingbirds fly in and out all the time. I noticed a hummingbird flying around, but it would not leave. I started to worry because it was starting to get dark and all the other birds went to their nests or wherever to go for the night. This little hummingbird has chosen to stay. I watched it for several hours and it fed from it’s feeder and then fly a littler back and forth under the tent then sit up up on the string the feeder hangs from. I even took an empty hanging basket and lined it with fur material hoping it would use it to nest in it for the night. I keep going out to check on it and it seems fine. I realized it is right under my bedroom window that is upstairs. I have never seen or heard of this before of a hummingbird or any bird camping outside someone’s house like it is almost guarding it. I know I have been feeling different emotions lately, but I don’t see how this hummingbird is still there outside and the meaning. It is now a little past midnight and I will be going to bed with the little hummingbird sleeping outside my window.

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hi Karen,
      Great story! Yes, hummingbirds will appear to support healing, and offer “safe space”. It’s wonderful that you had this moment with the fawns and hummingbird. I will you well, hope you have been able to resolve the trust issues.
      God Bless!

  11. Kiruthikha says:

    Hello, all the stories that have been shared here are intriguing and I’m surprised by how powerfully these tiny,beautiful creatures can communicate with us. I myself had a recent dream. I was in a confused state in my dream and saw a group of hummingbirds flying down towards me. The sight itself was magical. I held my hand out and one of them landed on my hand. I had the feeling like I was having a conversation with the bird, it seemed to be happy and loved in my hand and then I dropped the bird onto the ground. The bird seemed not to move for a minute but at started flying up and above immediately after that. I’m a fashion student and have done many own research on hummingbirds as part of a college project, which was like a year ago. Ever since, I’ve been fascinated by these wonderful creatures. I felt great after the dream. It would be nice to know if the bird was trying to give me a message and what the dream meant. Thank you!

    • Hummingbird Shaman says:

      Hi Kiruthikha, thanks for sharing your dream! It sounds like it was a great experience, full of energy, life, beauty and love. Your dream calls out a message not to give way to expectations, and that things that appear to be gone/failed/missing may be a perception, not a reality.

      You might be interested to check out National Geographic’s July 2017 issue. Most libraries have magazines you can check out. It has an amazing article on hummingbirds.

      Thanks again for sharing!

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