Discovering My Spirit Animal

Back in May when I went camping, I woke up one morning to a heavy buzzing sound. When I sat up and looked out of the front of the tent, I was shocked to see a hummingbird.

It hovered in the vestibule, almost face-to-face with me, for a matter of heart beats. He was bright green, and glossy. Part of me wanted to reach for my phone so I could grab a picture of it, but I knew he wouldn’t be around long enough.

He was so close that if the mesh walls of the tent didn’t separate us, I could have reached out and touched the hummingbird.

I was surprised by the sound of his wings. It wasn’t as high pitched or whining like an insect’s, but much deeper, much more beautiful.

He flitted up and down a couple of times, and then he was gone. It only lasted a few moments, but I felt really connected to divinity in that moment that he hovered in the vestibule of my tent.

That camping trip turned out to be one of the best I’ve ever been on, and that moment with the hummingbird will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Today was a pretty rainy day, the first in over a month. I was sitting at the kitchen table when my daughter pointed out the window and said, “it looks like a flying raccoon.”

I’m not sure how a big she thinks a raccoon is, but when I looked out the window, I saw a hummingbird feeding from the tall flowers that grow in my backyard. To be honest, I don’t even know what kind of flowers they are.

I watched in stunned silence as the hummingbird flew from flower to flower, drinking nectar from the plants while the rain fell softly around her.

I’ve never seen a hummingbird in my garden before. In fact, I let my backyard grow like a crazy jungle because I like that it encourages all manny of living things to visit, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a hummingbird visit.

While I watched the hummingbird move from flower to flower, I felt like this was a sign; I’m supposed to learn something from the hummingbird.

A quick search on google yields plenty of results about the hummingbird as a spirit animal:

If the hummingbird shows up in your life as a spirit animal, it may remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy yourself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to you life’s sweetness, like you would drink the nectar of your own flower.

The call of the hummingbird totem will guide you to open up to love and lightness in your emotional life. When you see your totem, you are encouraged to open up your heart and expose yourself more to joy and love. It might be time to show how you feel to loved ones or people who are close to you.

By association with the hummingbird power animal, you may have already developed a strong adaptability and are typically quick to respond to any demand. You may also have a high sensibility and feel every nuances of emotions or movement in your environment.

Brought to the extreme, this ability may lead you to emotional instability as you shift rapidly from one feeling or mood to another without warning. The hummingbird totem wisdom could challenge you to figure out how to stand strong while being able to move quickly and fly high, whether it’s through your personal or spiritual aspirations.

To read more about the hummingbird as a spirit animal, I gleaned this info here.

Hummingbirds can also mean a spiritual journey, which I find reassuring as I take the beginning steps of my own. I feel like this was a sign from the Goddess, that I’m going the right way, that she acknowledges this path I’m on, and that she will be with me on my journey.

I am filled with joy, gratitude, and love.

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