A hummingbird symbolizes abundant joy and the beauty of life. It teaches us to appreciate the magic of being alive and to savor every precious moment.
Hummingbirds are fearless and mysterious – nature’s marvel – with a wing speed of up to 80 beats per second and a heart rate of 1260 beats per second, they appear to operate by pure instinct. Likely, we will never know. Hummingbirds come and go in the blink of an eye.
The hummingbird is considered by many native peoples to have supernatural power and spiritual significance; for some it is a symbol of getting to the heart of the matter. For others, it symbolizes faith and a blissful awakening of our unique talents and abilities. As we witness the hummingbird hover above the flower in our garden, almost motionless, we suspend disbelief and marvel at their magnificence. Our faith in our ability to accomplish anything we set out to achieve – even that which seems impossible – is restored.