Saturday, July 7, 2012

hummingbird synchronicity


I just received this email from a reader of this site, her name is Stephanie, and this is her blog. She tells a really wonderful synchronicity, she was inspired to share this story after looking at my post about an owl and hummingbird that were part of a vivid dream

Below is an excerpt from her email where she shares this magical experience:
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Years ago I was living in a mother in law 'type' apartment (built with a connecting wall to a larger bungalow style house). The place has a lot of windows that look out onto a grove of lovely oak trees.
One sunny afternoon, I was laying on our couch downstairs in a room with big windows, I was near the door that leads out to the patio. It was gorgeous out and the door was open. I was reading one of Paul Devereux's works, most likely "Shamanism and The Mystery Lines" in which he discusses the Nazca lines in Peru.

I wondered to myself about the hummingbird figure which someone made on the Nazca plane. It's quite strikingly graphic, but I've never seen a hummingbird in anything like that particular position. It's a beautiful work, but it struck me that the position of the bird is so unnatural and I remember feelings stumped at how the artist came up with that curious interpretation. (I've taken a number of college level art classes, including life drawing and art history, so I'm familiar with the process.)
Wondering got me nowhere fast, and I realized I was a little peckish. I stood up to go to the fridge and get some cheese when I heard a buzzing sound. Looking towards the sound, I saw that a little male Anna's Hummer had got into the house and was trying to leave by flying through the window.
 Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) 

If you've ever seen a bug trying to get out a window, this little man was engaged in the same pursuit, staying against the glass at the edge of the window and slowly moving up and down, wings a blur. The angle formed by the edge of the window made it easy for me to slowly approach the little hummingbird and close my hands around his body, all the while saying: "Let me love you, let me love you." I wanted to convey my intent, though I'm sure my heart was beating as fast as his!
I walked outside a few steps and opened my hands to let the hummingbird fly off. I looked down as I lifted my right hand, to see the hummingbird lying prone in the palm of my left hand. It was positioned with beak stretched out to the front and wings extended to each side. Exactly like this: 
  
Nazca Lines / Peru
Within a second or two he realized he could fly away, and he did. Now I wonder under what circumstance the ancient artist held a live hummingbird in his or her hands.

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This story is SO beautiful, I just love all these intertwined elements: nature, birds, a gorgeous day, an esoteric book and an ancient answered it!

Note: I edited the email slightly for clarity.

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6 comments:

Brizdaz (Darren) said...

Birds seem to present a lot of synchronicites like this one.

Red Pill Junkie said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GFkN4deuZU

To DalĂ­, the hummingbird represented the 'essence' of art and poetry, seeing how the little bird feeds on the 'essence' (nectar) of flowers.

Trish said...

Wow, Mike. This is powerful.May we report? Hummingbirds are one of those creatures that relay messages between the dead and the living and, I believe, between the past and the future.

tinyjunco said...

Thank you Mike for making such a beautiful presentation of my experience! it's sweet when people resonate with this story, as it was one of the most special experiences i've been fortunate to have.

Darren, i completely agree. in fact, in comtemplating this experience i realized it has much in common with this:
"A young woman I was treating had, at a critical moment, a dream in which she was given a golden scarab. While she was telling me this dream, I sat with my back to the closed window. Suddenly I heard a noise behind me, like a gentle tapping. I turned round and saw a flying insect knocking against the window-pane from the outside. I opened the window and caught the creature in the air as it flew in. It was the nearest analogy to a golden scarab one finds in our latitudes, a scarabaeid beetle, the common rose-chafer (Cetonia aurata), which, contrary to its usual habits had evidently felt the urge to get into a dark room at this particular moment. I must admit that nothing like it ever happened to me before or since."

Jung's account of the incident which propelled his recognition of the concept of synchronicity. In both cases we have a small, iridescent, flying creature making noise against a window in answer to a nonverbally stated question. Both creatures are associated with flowers ('rose' chafer).

According to current scientific paradigms about the nature of our universe, these incidents should not be. That they do points to gaping holes in our knowledge, and the fruitfulness of ideas like Vallee's information universe seem much more likely.

Hi RPJ!! thank you - my dad's fave artist is Dali and he'll esp. enjoy that video. i do feel that hummies get at the essence, as well.

Hi Trish! thank you - i have heard similar ideas about the hummingbirds. also that they are one of the few creatures who maintain the same appearance between different planes of reality/states of consciousness (for ex. on the dream plane). I've found this to be the case.

Happy Day! steph

Brownie said...

An amazing account, Steph! Just trying to imagine the odds of your thoughts lining up with an actual hummingbird coming to you and laying in that particular position you were pondering.....astronomical.

Syncronicities can range from disturbing to delightful....this obviously was delightful!


~ Susan

Brownie said...

An amazing account, Steph! Just trying to imagine the odds of your thoughts lining up with an actual hummingbird coming to you and laying in that particular position you were pondering.....astronomical.

Syncronicities can range from disturbing to delightful....this obviously was delightful!


~ Susan