This business of creating is a necessity. Symbol reorders our conscience. The Hummingbird is my symbol for the living of life with vitality in the face of all the pain that comes with the experience of being human. Life hurts like hell sometimes. But not all the time. The hurt is only one of a myriad of experiences we have as spiritual beings in physical form. We are so much more than the waves that batter us. We are the ocean in its entirety. We are more than the clouds. We are the whole sky. I believe in rainbows. I wish upon shooting stars, and I thank God for the storms and the lessons they bring us.
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.