The Hummingbird Totem Animal

Posted: June 9, 2015 in Signs, Spirit Animals
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In many traditional cultures of the western world the hummingbird has powerful religious and spiritual significance.  In the high Andes of South America, for example, the hummingbird is taken to be a symbol of resurrection. This is because each hummer becomes lifeless and seems to die on cold nights, but it comes back to life again when the miraculous sunrise brings warmth.

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans.

Maybe we are traveling thru a world of constant spiritual deaths and seeing the hummingbird can be a light at the end of the tunnel. If you have been struggling thru some of the trials of life and the hummingbird finds you… Smile and enjoy the birth of your new life. New joy will spring into your life with an optimistic attitude. Looking at the joy in every grain of bread you eat.

Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal. To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.

She stops to enjoy the sweet nectar of life.

The Hummingbird is said to be the creature that opens the heart. While opening the heart we learn to enjoy creation and laugh. Noticing all the small things we have taken for granted. This animal asks for our attention to the beauty of flowers and the healing powers they carry. To win hearts in love.

  • Hummingbird is a symbol of all good things.
  • Courage
  • Adaptability
  • Resiliency while keeping a playful and optimistic outlook.
  • Lifting up negativity
  • Swiftness, ability to respond fast
  • Being more in the moment
  • Open you up to love
  • Enjoyment of life

We came across a very excited little hummingbird this week while we were in the woods. He kept zipping in and out of our teepee. Making sure to remind us to look him up when we got back to the world. Showing more love to the world and know that times will always be better with a better attitude. This little guy had a strong spirit and the courage of a lion as he dipped at me a few times. Teaching me new things everyday when I stop and watch the world.


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