Sunday, April 27, 2014

Angel Message from a Hummingbird

                                           (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Life is sometimes presented in such a contrast.  Elliot and I were enjoying the warm weather on Saturday when out of the blue, five jets roared in formation, flying low above the treetops across the street. Passing over our house, the decibels were ear shattering not to mention unexpected. Theo, our friendly stray cat,  took off with his tail in the air, hiding in the crawl space under the house.

Before long, nature sent a more gentle winged one.  There is something joyful about seeing a hummingbird close up.  He enjoyed sipping nectar from the tall orange spiked aloe vera blossoms.  I held my breath not wanting to frighten him away.   I read that these dainty little birds sometimes eat 50 meals a day!

Our garden guest also had a ruby throat and jewel colored markings (as in the photo).  It's amazing  something this small has so much will power to keep on going. It can reach a high speed as it takes off and can stop also immediately in flight. It can fly backward, forward, sideways or hover in the air. Hummingbirds cannot walk, but fly everywhere.  A reminder that if we really enjoy what we are doing we become light as a feather and life is rich with the sweetness of nectar.

The ruby-throated hummingbird is a wonder as they have been known to make a journey 2500 miles or more from Alaska to Central America.  Because of this feat, this fascinating bird is a symbol for doing that which seems impossible.  In Animal Speak, author Ted Andrews states: "It will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances."  

Enjoy your day with the Angels, and remember that you live and move and have your being in an "atmosphere" of Divine Love.

Love and blessings,


P.S. I was guided to look up the symbolism of aloe.  It is a plant used in the treatment of burns.  The message of the aloe: time to soothe the irritations we are experiencing.  Are we being too sensitive? Or are we ignoring our sensitivities?

Nature is always communicating but we need to listen.