Hummingbirds are some of the most incredible creatures on Earth. Their seemingly happy and carefree flight has something magic.
Hummingbirds have a long history of folklore and symbolism in native cultures. The Aztecs saw them as messengers between them and their ancestors or the gods.
In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck and joy.
In Central America, they are a sign of love and will bring love to the person who spots them.
While there is no direct mention of hummingbirds in the Bible, they are sometimes considered to be a messenger from Heaven, gently nudging us to move on and release the burden of people or things that have passed and can no longer be a part of our lives.
Hummingbirds remind us to live in the moment and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Also, because they often seem to appear out of nowhere, they remind us that joy is unpredictable and can often be just around the corner.
An encounter with a hummingbird, or a depiction of a hummingbird, may simply be a coincidence, but may also indicate that Spirit wishes to communicate with you.
When possible, take some time to sit after these encounters and reflect on what is being shown or taught to you. There are different ways of doing this, of course.
Meditation, prayer, and journaling can help unlock subconscious understandings and connect you to Spirit as well as your own soul.
Hummingbirds often symbolize speed, flexibility, and dexterity. They also have a strong relationship with the flowers from which they consume nectar and pollinate.
Your encounter may be a reminder that it is important to act quickly and to be ready to respond with a different approach if your first efforts do not succeed.
The relationship between these birds and flowers can also serve as a reminder that we must understand ourselves to be a part of nature.
If you have been finding yourself spending too much time indoors or in your car, unable or unwilling to interact with the natural world around you, now would be a good time to make some changes.
A walk in the woods, time in the garden, or even learning about local flora and fauna may be good for you right now.