Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening… ~Rainer Maria Rilke
This morning I found a hummingbird sitting in her nest on my front porch. I know I’ve written about my profound love of hummingbirds before. They’ve always made me think of my Dad who has been gone for 10 years now. So finding this mother bird guarding her precious eggs this morning brought me such joy, remembrance and awe. And then I realized that today is my Dad’s birthday.
It really is no coincidence that hummingbirds have visited me for the past 10 years on a regular basis. And always when I am in need of some joy or I am trying to make a decision or looking for advice. There’s something about their energetic, buzzing little presence that makes me happy and peaceful. When it first started happening, I immediately connected those feelings to the peace and joy I received from my Dad.
Over time, I have come to the conclusion that we are all connected. That there is a universal energy that we all experience and some people just vibrate at the same frequency. If you are awake and aware, you will notice that things happen for a reason. Signs come and messages are sent. Between lovers, heart friends, sisters, brothers, parents. Even after someone dies. Seeing that nest this morning made me think of the Rilke quote above and I felt such gratitude for all my blessings.
Love, the true lasting forever kind, is so powerful, it transcends everything. What a deep and absolute gift.
Have you ever experienced similar signs in your life? I’d love to hear about them in the comments.