one hummingbird at a time

planet.  what does that word bring up for you?

do you see visions of gloriously vast green forests, deep, mysterious blue oceans, and glistening white polar ice caps?  do you see the music, the art, the culture of diverse peoples around the globe?  or do you see earthquakes, hurricanes, and rising sea levels.  do you see fear, intolerance, and war?

planet earth is all of these things and so much more.  we are the collection of our combined memories, history, and evolution.  every being on the planet right now has an equal share in the evolution that brought us together at this time and place.  wow!  isn’t that just the most amazing concept?  it feels so huge to think in those terms doesn’t it – to think about how every bird, every bee, every horse, every fish, every tree, every flower, every person has a history of ancestors that came before it…that informs the place it shares with us, with you, with me, right now, in this very moment in the history of this planet.

what will it take for us as humans to come to terms with the fact that we are no longer locked into an “us versus them” survival strategy?  the planet is at the point where it will be all of us, or none of us.  all the birds, bees, horses, fish, trees, flowers, and peoples – all the plants and animals – or none of us.

thinking about that feels strangely comforting, but also daunting. it makes me wonder what i can possibly do to help move this planet forward in a healthy way.  i suddenly feel very small – very fragile.

hummingbird 2i look to one of the smallest animal spirit guides for … well, for guidance.

hummingbird reminds us to carry the strength of our ancestors and our personal history into our ever changing lives with resilience and a fearless commitment to truth.  to daringly reside in our personal power.

as one of the smallest, most agile bird guides, hummingbird reminds us that strength is not measured by size; rather it is measured by will.

hummingbird’s ability to hover and to fly backwards reminds us to stop and reflect on the past. to honour all that is our personal history – what we have accomplished and what we have escaped, what we survived and when we thrived.  hummingbird helps us to bring the whole of our experience into acceptance, to celebrate every moment that has brought us to this moment (yes, even difficult moments – celebrate them because we have learned so much from them).

hummingbird hovers in this moment, flies backwards into the past, returns to this moment, and then flies forward in its full power.  hummingbird resides in all she has been, in all he is, and all they will become.

some of these moments may be arduous, may have challenges, and may even shatter us right to the very core.  these are the moments when our resolve is tested, and these are the moments when hummingbird brings strength.

some of these moments may be glorious, may be victorious, and may even deliriously inspire us to the very core.  these are the moments when our vision is clear, and these are the moments when hummingbird brings relief.

whether arduous or glorious, hummingbird reminds us to honour all that we experience and to acknowledge all the gifts we bring to that experience.

this is hummingbirds wisdom for the planet – that we must reconcile our past with our future and we must do it now, as we hover in this moment.

our fragility is our strength.

daily blog prompt – <a href=”http://Planet” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>planet

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