Beautiful, delicate, swift, changing direction quickly and smoothly, gliding seemingly from one place to another. I’ve always loved hummingbirds and they’ve entered into my life from time to time when my spirit is in need of a little lift. You can’t help but enjoy their presence, everything seems light and bright whenever they appear. I have been drawn to them, and they to me. They have emerged in some strange places (like right inside my camper van in the desert at Dead Horse Canyon, Utah) and in strange ways (flapping around my head in Jamaica with no nest or feeder in sight) and more recently to some feeders in Palm Canyon, California. I decided to look up the spiritual meaning of hummingbirds.
The Hummingbird is the joyful messenger and a symbol of health. When a hummingbird appears, healing will follow.
The hummingbird generally symbolizes joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability. Additional symbolic meanings are:
- Lightness of being, enjoyment of life
- Being more present
- Bringing playfulness and joy in your life
- Lifting up negativity
- Swiftness, ability to respond quickly
- Resiliency, being able to travel great distances tirelessly
When the hummingbird shows up in your life, it may be an invitation to flex your path, perhaps even bending backward or forward, in order to accommodate life’s circumstances. You may be required to adapt to a situation that is a bit more demanding than usual. The wisdom carried by this spirit animal emphasizes flexibility and lightness in your approach to the unexpected. Oh; I get it.
Photos: d. king (click to enlarge)