Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nicholas & The Hummingbird

My Godson, Nicholas got a hummingbird yesterday...it was so sweet and gentle, it just let him hold it...he eventually let it go though.
I've always heard that catching a hummingbird was very good luck, if you believe in that sort of thing...so I looked up a couple of "sayings" that were written about the symbolism of a hummingbird and I thought they were beautiful, so I wanted to share them.


The hummingbird is a messenger.
It is also a symbol of love, joy, and beauty. The hummingbird is also able to fly backwards, teaching us that we can look back on our past. But, this bird also teaches that we must not dwell on our past; we need to move forward. When the hummingbird hovers over flowers while drinking nectar, we learn that we should savor each moment, and appreciate the things we love.


Hummingbirds, called new world birds cause they are native to North America, Central and South America, are considered to be symbols of peace, love and happiness, moreover, ancient pagans held them sacred for their tireless energy and anxiety.
In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes timless joy and the Nectar of Life. It's a symbol for accomplishing that which seems impossible and will teach you how to find the miracle of joyful living from your own life circumstances.

They are really spectacular birds, and have a lot to teach a person about self discovery and healing.

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small

By: Ted Andrews

It stands for immortality. Or sometimes the Sun.
Hummingbird is seen by some as a messenger of love and joy. It symbolises energy, wonder and swift action. It is associated with the Ghost Spirit native American religion which teaches a dance that is intended to return the natural balance of the world.



4 comments:

Natasha Vaughn, Designer said...

That is very cool.

I am not a fan of birds. The hummingbird is the only bird that doesn't creep me out :o)

Christine said...

that is very sweet!

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Oh, that's lovely ... I've never seen a hummingbird before! They're so small, aren't they?

Julia said...

Yes, they are very small...hubby caught one several yrs ago...they say if you catch one you'll have good luck :)