Earlier this week I had the honor and privilege of saving and holding a hummingbird in my hand. I was so inspired by the joy of this moment and the response many people had to this story. (Take Heart Page)
I opened to what I call "Spirit" and this image came through.
I believe there was so much loving response to this story because we are all weary and need some "Good News." We have never experienced so much unrest, fear, sadness and confusion as we sit in this "in between" place in all our lives not knowing what is coming or going. To hold this tiny creature in my hand, kiss the top of it's head and then watch it fly away felt like a sign that we need to keep our hearts open and our heads free of the noise surrounding us that is not positive and loving.
This woman felt like a dancer or a hood ornament on a grand old luxury automobile. She is directing us to look ahead and keep our souls focused on all the gifts each day brings us, both tiny like my hummingbird and grand like the fact that we are surrounded by loved ones and live in a country still brimming with hope.
Hummingbird teaches you how to celebrate all the blessings in your life, all while showing you how to open your heart and mind!
Hummingbird, the smallest among all birds, symbolizes lightness of being, swiftness, independence, courage, sensitivity, determination, love, beauty, endurance, wisdom, vitality, hope, and enjoyment of life.
To have a hummingbird as your spirit guide means that you love celebrating the sweet moments of life. You are playful and know how to express love fully. A messenger of jubilation and hope, you inspire those that need renewal and try to bring out the best in them.
Below is the progression of this painting from start to finish. It took awhile to reveal itself and some encouragement from my students to keep going!
Enjoy the fluttering of the
My Cat (who truly is the sweetest boy and apologized to me) caught a hummingbird this morning. He dropped it when he saw me and I carried it in my hand stroking it's head and talking to it in hopes it would revive.
I prayed that it was not too far gone and waited a half hour on the front deck of my gallery. it's heart was beating so fast and I kissed the top of the hummingbirds head. WHAT A PRECIOUS MOMENT IN MY LIFE!
Finally it fluttered to a chair nearby and I waited with bated breath.
A moment later the baby flew away....This was my Blessing for the day. I have to paint a humming bird today! Let us all have a Hummingbird Blessing today