Animal Spirit and Medicine: Hummingbird Medicine
It is said that Hummingbird brings love as no other medicine can. Follow Sister Hummingbird and you will experience a renewal of the magic of living.
Hummingbird is loved by the flowers and plants, for as it sucks the nectar from the flower, the plant reproduces and more of its kind is created. Its presence brings joy to the observer watching it. The hummingbird is the only creature that can stop dead while traveling at full speed; can hover; or can go forward, backward, up or down.
Great Spirit created Hummingbird to be slightly different from other feathered creatures. Hummingbird lives on nectar and searches for the sweetness of life. Its purpose is to pollinate the flowers of the world. Its long “nose” lets it bypass the often tough and bitter outer layer to find the hidden treasures underneath. The song of hummingbird awakens the medicine flowers.
Hummingbird’s message is adaptability in life’s many situations and being able to “roll with the punches”. If you have hummingbird medicine, you adapt easily to whatever situation you may find yourself in and make the most of your new circumstances. You don’t waste time looking back and wishing for “what was” for you are concerned with making the most of “what is”.
Hummingbird is also inner joy. A hummingbird person takes great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around you, and have the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings.
If Hummingbird is your personal medicine, you love life and its joys. Your presence brings joy to others. You have a talent for finding the good in people and are not put off by a gruff or abrupt exterior for you know that, if you can only get beyond that tough outside layer, you’ll find goodness and beauty inside. You join people together in relationships which bring out the best in them.
You know instinctively where beauty abides and, near or far, your journey to that place. You move comfortably within a beautiful environment and help others taste the succulent nectar of life. Hummingbird disdains ugliness or harshness and quickly flies away from discord or disharmony. Hummingbird is a fragile medicine, its target is Beauty and Hummingbirds mission is to spread joy or to be destroyed. Hummingbird quickly dies if caged, caught, or imprisoned.
You may have a gift for working with flowers, maybe growing them to share with others, or using flower essences for healing. Aromatherapy may be your calling.
Hummingbird shamans tend to be deliriously happy most of the time. You have high energy and a spirit that must be free. They talk fast and are always moving about, expending energy. Most people find them easy to get along with. To restrict that wonderful, free, loving energy is to suffer great depressions and feelings of uselessness. A hummingbird must fly free in search of beauty, spreading joy and love to all it touches. They don’t keep secrets, they are usually honest and outspoken, and they’re willing to try anything once.