Hummingbird Meaning – Symbolic and Spiritual Meaning of Hummingbirds
Hummingbird Meaning

Hummingbird Meaning – Symbolic and Spiritual Meaning of Hummingbirds

Do Hummingbirds Carry the Messages of Spirit?

There are many legends around the magic and spiritual meaning of the hummingbird.

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It is often said that hummingbirds have a way of joyfully floating through the air outside of time.

In Native American cultures, hummingbirds have long been portrayed as healers, light bringers, and helpers from Spirit who carry luck, joy, and love to those they encounter.

One thing is certain… Hummingbirds definitely have a way of opening our hearts and eyes to the wonders of the world.

Hummingbird Symbolism

Hummingbird Spiritual MeaningHummingbirds are among smallest of all birds. They’re incredible aerobatic and can fly up, down, backward, they can change direction in an instant and effortlessly shift from full speed to practically standing still in the blink of an eye. This is in part because of how light-weight they are, with some hummingbirds weighing no more than a penny!

This reminds us of the power of adaptability… Being willing to step back, observe, look at things from a new perspective, and then quickly shift into action as needed.

Their physical lightness is also a beautiful reminder for us too to lighten up! If we let ourselves release the weight of doubt, fear, and worry… Like the hummingbird, our spirits can begin to hover and soar as we follow our path of joy.

Hummingbirds are the only bird that has the ability to hover for long periods of time.

The way that hummingbird hovers is very symbolic in and of itself — because they move their wings in a figure eight pattern — a symbol for infinity!

In this, the hummingbird has a special way of teaching us to move beyond time, to heal what has happened in the past, and to fully center our presence and awareness in the moment that is now.

Hummingbirds light up our hearts and help us to transcend perceived barriers and limitations to claim our power as infinite spiritual beings of light.Click To Tweet

Hummingbird Spiritual Meaning

Another incredibly symbolic characteristic of the hummingbird is that they drink the nectar of flowers.

As a result, they’re always searching for the sweetness of life and teaching us to do the same through their example.

With their long narrow beaks and even longer tongues, hummingbirds can get past the tough bitter exteriors of plants to fully dive into the sweetness within.

The nectar of life is, of course, one of the ultimate symbols for joy… Hummingbirds represent just that —living a life filled with joy, light, and sweetness — as they hover from flower to flower they’re fully present in the moment, completely following the path of joy.

If you’ve ever heard the soft hum of a hummingbird’s wings, you’ll notice that it too is quite distinct. This hum is said to carry healing light and magical energy, which hummingbirds have a way of bringing to us on a number of levels.

Hummingbirds Carrying Messages from the Angels

Hummingbird MessengersIn addition to the beautiful guidance we can receive directly from hummingbirds by looking at their symbolic meaning, or tuning into their healing light and presence of love…

Quite often our Angels and loved ones in Spirit choose hummingbirds to relay their messages.

They may guide hummingbirds to hum by to validate their spiritual presence and to send us signs and reminders to follow our joy, stand in the light, and stay present in the moment.

Your loved ones in Heaven may choose a hummingbird to enter your space as a validation and assurance that they are well and their soul lives on.

So if you keep seeing hummingbirds humming by…

Pay attention!

What does seeing the hummingbird mean to you?

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Take a moment to quiet your mind, open your heart and look within to tune into the sweet wisdom, and incredible gifts of light and presence hummingbirds bring.

They have much to teach us… And have a way of coming into the lives of those who are in need of, or just simply ready for their joy and light.

If you feel hummingbird represents something else not mentioned… You’re right!  Let your own heart and intuition reveal exactly what it is the sweet little hummingbird has to offer you in this very moment.

Has hummingbird reached out with a message for you?

I'd love to hear your hummingbird stories! Leave me a comment below!

With gratitude,

Melanie Beckler

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Audra, Ava, and Donna says March 19, 2018

Hi there, I love this explanation of significant meanings. Right now as I type my mom 61, me 29, & my daughter 5 live in a home and in our backyard have a female hummingbird who has layed an egg or two at the most. I read up on hummingbirds, in a small little nest made all on her own in our tree we have!!! My mother noticed it about a week ago and since then me and my daughter checked on her daily.We let her be and do not want to scare her because, we do not want her to abandoned her nest. She leaves for short while and remains protective on her baby!! It did not seem to phase me much until day 3 or so and more I started to think how amazing this was to experience. !! Then after reading the info on nesting, how long they live, how HB do not nest in the same area again usually. This is a big deal and I’m so glad she ( the mamma hunnmingbird or baby Leah) as my daughter says 💕🤗😁 choose us, our tree!!!!

Kim says February 22, 2018

Our 13 year old French bulldog, Guinness died in January after a battle with lymphoma. Before we put him to sleep, I told him to visit my husband and me anytime he wants. That weekend, I was watering a hibiscus. An anna’s Hummingbird flew up to me, and also flew in between my legs. I knew it was Guinness visiting me. He comes by everyday. I also have two others who have been coming by. I really believe are my beloved cats, Fluffy and Cinnamon. They hover and dance in the air. It makes me smile and it is a real joy to have these creatures in my yard!

Uriah Lopez says January 14, 2018

I’m not exactly sure of what it could mean as this is why I explored your site and others for some relevance but I had awoken from a dream this morning of for some reason discovering a hummingbird nesting on a living room sofa in the house of my grandparents and then seeing three other hummingbirds fly away with the initial one flying after them. All I know is of troubles that I’m currently undergoing with my family but could sense its meaning for my future being brighter than my life may be showing now. At this moment, I am tearing through thinking over such matters and hoping this could mean something good and that could allow me to feel better and get better not only spiritually (as I find your interpretation to indicate) but also physically. :.(

Debbie Ritter says September 19, 2017

Hi, My only child died last Aug. It was so hard to tet him go. The morning after his death I was sitting on my picnic table wondering why he had to leave us. When a hummingbird came beside my head and just stayed there.I had no red on, I guess I was just waiting for it to go by.But it didn’t, finally I turned and said hello and good morning. Then it left. I was so thankful, it made me believe my son was now a hummingbird.Now when my Granddaughters see a hummingbird they say Hi Dad !!!!!!! Thank you

    Paula says November 18, 2017

    Hi Debbie, the same thing happened to me the day my mother died. She died early morning and after spending most of the day making all the arrangements, I got home and sat on the deck with my landlord for it was a beautiful warm sunny day for late May. Here in New England, May 20th is too early for hummingbirds. As I was sitting there, all of a sudden there she was! A beautiful little hummingbird suspended right in my face for several seconds. No flowers even in bloom, no flowers anywhere, no red anywhere. I knew it was my mom letting me know that she was fine, happy, and that I would be ok for she would never leave me. Thank you for your story.

Kristin says September 18, 2017

Great post! Hummingbirds often visit us at our cabin. One year we were sitting on the porch and a hummingbird came so one of my sons stood up, put his hand out….the tiny bird landed on his finger and sat still for close to 20 seconds. We were able to get a picture. Amazing!

    Melanie Beckler says September 18, 2017

    Sounds magical Kristin! I’m tempted to get these little handheld hummingbird feeders to encourage this! 😆✨💖

Lois Thacher Fernandes says September 17, 2017

For over nine years now hummingbirds have been coming to my home, they arrive in spring and are here until late fall. If I do not have their sugar water out in early spring. they come to my back door screen and let me know they are here. I love hummingbirds and look forward to seeing them every year.

    Melanie Beckler says September 18, 2017

    That’s awesome Lois! They really are so lovely… Thanks for sharing! ✨💖✨💖✨

Ivana says September 17, 2017

When I see hummingbird it symbolizes joy for me.A person who is so optimistic that can turn every situation into something interesting.

Kim Weiss says September 17, 2017

A few years back, my mother in law was living out her final days, on hospice, after battling Alzheimer’s for some time. My daughter, age 12 at the time, was very close to her grandmother and was extremely saddened that her time to pass was approaching.
My husband was with his mother during her final moments. I was home, waiting on the news of her passing.
My daughter was outside playing when my husband sent me a text to tell me she crossed over. Within seconds, my daughter came running inside our house, excitedly telling me that a humming bird just came and paused by her. It was litterally, the exact moments of my mother in laws passing. I knew immediately that mom ‘s spirit cane to my daughter through that hummingbird and I knew she was ok.

    Melanie Beckler says September 18, 2017

    How beautiful Kim… This is such a great example our loved ones in Spirit leveraging hummingbirds to let us know their souls live on!

Chris says September 17, 2017

My late brother and best friend was a pilot. As he faced his death after a courageous six year battle with cancer he said this to me:
“Whenever you see or hear a hummingbird know that it it me dropping down to say I love you!”

    Melanie Beckler says September 18, 2017

    I love that! Hummingbirds are the perfect messengers of that joy and love, ✨💖

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