Hummingbird Dreams

I guess I should probably just say “hummingbird dream,” since what I am referring to is a singular dream of a hummingbird I had last night. As you (I) know, I LOVE hummingbirds! I have made a friend of one that I typically see when we take Cooper for a walk – I think I wrote about it in another post… I think he (or she) lives in or near an orange tree down there. In any case, each time we take a walk, I try to make some little clicking sounds to try to “call” him, and it’s crazy how often it works. So yeah, I love them, even have one who is a little buddy. But back to the dream –

So last night, I have a dream that I not only see a hummingbird, but that it flies up really close to me and hovers. I get the impression that it wants to land on me, so I stick my finger out in front of it. And what do you know! The little guy lands right on my finger! I remember thinking he looked so big after he did. It was was so cool, like a (bad pun coming) dream come true. That in and of itself was really awesome. But it’s always SO cool when a little something “extra” happens after something like this. And so it did…

Just a little while ago, I was checking out the InsideSRP intranet page. They have a “Photo of the day” section on the bottom right that often features a picture of some kind of scenery or wildlife. And just guess what the photo of the day was today? I literally got chills when I saw it…

I mean… Sure, someone could say it was just a “coincidence” – oh, and I ordered a book called “The Roots of Coincidence” yesterday – but then I tend to think more of coin-incidences, which are much more powerful than those other things that non-believers have lol. So, I decided I really needed to get a hummingbird pendant, and I happened to find one that is pretty cool. It is somewhat stylistic, looks almost like origami, and feels a little more “masculine,” which is probably a good thing, since I know I will be more likely to wear it. I hesitated at first, but it really struck me. And wouldn’t you know – it was the last one in stock. After ordering, I went back to find it to see if they were just saying that, and indeed – it was no longer available. Another interesting synchronicity.

I looked up some info on hummingbirds and what they symbolize, and it wasn’t quite as “profound” as I expected. But then too I know that while there are some general guidelines or ideas about what certain things mean, I know also that for each person, the relationship with said totem or archetype is unique, and can be more or less influential or meaningful in one way or another. One page says it symbolizes “the enjoyment of life and lightness of being.” Another site says that , “In Native American culture, hummingbirds are seen as healers and bringers of love, good luck, and joy.” Another site says much more: “In legends, Hummingbird is often portrayed as a healer or as a spirit being who helps people in need, and sometimes plays the important mythological role of fire-bringer. Seeing a hummingbird is a sign of good luck in many Native American tribes, especially Northwest Coast tribes. In ancient Mexico, hummingbirds were considered sacred and associated with royalty and warriors; the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli, patron god of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, had the hummingbird as his divine animal and was sometimes depicted in hummingbird form in traditional Aztec art. In some Mexican tribes today, hummingbirds are believed to be messengers from the afterworld or manifestations of a dead person’s spirit.” So no matter what, it’s all good. I personally feel like it is a messenger from the spirit world with a direct connect, and I love that.

I think there are more lessons and insights to be gained from bonding with my little friend – I look forward to discovering them.

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