Tiny, Beautiful and Powerful: More Hummingbirds!

Since I wrote the Mighty Hummingbirds post, I have received so many emails, texts, stories, photos and videos. Those little guys are up to some serious magic! I thought I’d share some of my recent hummingbird favorites.

“laura, thought you’d like this1 from Facebook…by Ka Kathryn June Amorastreya (https://www.facebook.com/ka.kathryn.june)

love, diana xx”

Hummingbird Goddess by Ka Kathryn June Amorastreya

From Ingrid:

Hummingbird at Ingrid’s parents’ cabin in B.C.

From my friend Wendy:

“hi there,

“so cool. did i write you to tell you that a hummingbird came INSIDE OUR
HOUSE? it flew to where the kids and i were in the living room and tried
to get out. it would fly and then take a rest as we tried to free it. i
had never seen one so close, it was beautifully magnificent! the kids and
i came up with all sorts of ideas of ways to help her be free again (e.g.
picking a flower to have her follow it (sol’s idea), using a feather to
guide her (thea’s), playing their birds (soft lovey toys that make bird
sounds to have it feel at home). ultimately, i was able to carefully put
her into a deep bowl and gently cover it to get to the front door. we
could see her in the bowl when we had her outside since i think she was
startled and it was too deep for her to flutter out of. when we tilted it
she flew away with a chirpy sound (never knew they made a sound)!

“thought you would appreciate the full story since i think i mentioned it in
passing 🙂 .

xoxo love,

Another email from my friend, Toni:

“Just saw four hummingbirds while I was walking – here and there.

“And yesterday saw one on a utility line who zoomed away. And took this pic of one of the young hawks nearby sunning himself

“A squirrel in the middle of the tree.

“And would send you the postcard but I don’t have your snail mail address!”

Then, this morning, I stumbled upon this adorable video of a rescued baby hummingbird:

Watching that video put me a bit behind in getting ready to go to an appointment, so I needed to decide what to wear quite fast. I went up to my closet, and I swear this shirt that I had lying over the closet rod started talking to me in a little, tiny voice: “Pick me! Pick me!” I started to object in my mind that the shirt didn’t match anything I had clean, but I kept hearing, “Pick me! Pick me!” I realized if I wore it with a particular necklace I own and a black skirt, it would work. As I grabbed it from the closet, I noticed for the very first time that this shirt has … a hummingbird on it! So that’s who was chirping at me. 😉

The hummingbird T

As I sat down to type this post, I realized that the chirping hummingbird T-shirt reminded me of someone. Hmmm…All of a sudden it hit me that my novel, Schizandra and the Gates of Mu features a hummingbird character named Sephora. I had completely forgotten about her. Oops! Since Sephora and her kind seem particularly active these days, I looked up additional hummingbird wisdom. I’ll leave you to enjoy the support they’re offering us right now. The following excerpt comes from a longer article called Teachings of the Hummingbird, which you can read by clicking here.

“The Hummingbird darts from flower to flower, gathering the sweet nectars of life with every flutter. We delight at the freedom & beauty of this little creature, never questioning its right to live in such pleasure.

“Why is it that this little two-ounce bundle of feathers evokes such joy in the hearts of so many? …

“Hummingbird teachings exemplify following your bliss, and by doing so you are nourished both physically and spiritually. Our culture, unfortunately, does not encourage this. Deeply rooted in the unconscious of most is the belief that too much pleasure is bad. We see this in our work ethics, our comfort with our own bodies and sensuality, and certainly, in an educational system that encourages conformity, not listening to the inner guidance of ones heart.

“Brian Swimme, cosmologist and scientist, writes in his book ´The Universe is a Green Dragon´, that ‘By pursuing your allurements (bliss), you help bind the universe together. The unity of the world rests on the pursuit of passion.’ He goes on to explain that this power of being drawn, through attraction, to what you desire is a primal dynamism´of the universe. Without this the galaxies would break apart. Individual stars would disperse, atoms would no longer attract each other, the sun, earth and moon would drift into intergalactic space. Call it gravity if you like, the principle is the same. The universe exists on the basis of attraction. Another word for this is Love. This is the word that points to the alluring activity of the cosmos.

“Us humans are as much a part of this galactic dance as the stars; governed by the same laws that govern all of creation. I believe that the hummingbird reminds us of this. That following your bliss is a universal imperative, and it is through this, that you indeed fulfill your part in the design of things.”

4 responses to this post.

  1. So glad you like the picture, Laura! I was thinking, another lesson this tiny bird might offer us is grace and ease in letting go, for it seems the instant a sweet flower ceases to nourish or satisfy, the hummingbird swiftly disappears! No lingering over spilt nectar for this magical being. Freedom is her name.



  2. Posted by Barbara on July 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Laura:

    Is it just me, but why the reptilian eye behind the left eye of the Hummingbird Goddess?

    Hummingbirds come every year to the honeysuckle vine in our backyard and this year one came and sat in the air about a foot from my nose. I was absolutely delighted. I figure their wings are in 5D while their bodies remain in 3D. Love, B.



    • Posted by laurabruno on July 26, 2012 at 4:03 am

      Hi Barbara,
      I’m not sure. I just figured it was like a Maris Gras mask or something. 🙂 I like your idea of transD species in one body. Love to you…



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