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Birds have always been a mainstay in my life, especially the last 5 years or so.  I seem to notice this beautiful exchange when I am in need the most.  It may be coincidental, but even in that I find some meaning. Lately I have had regular visits, from Chickadees, Sparrows, Quail, Ravens, Steller’s Jays, Robins,Vultures, and a mixture of unidentified flyers.  But just like the seasons, my visits seem to ebb and flow from a particular species that want to be that particular seasons constant friend.  I was waiting for my visitors to show up after I put my Hummingbird feeder up, but to no avail they didn’t show.  I was beginning to wonder if perhaps they were not in this area anymore and for what reason that caused them to be absent. The time was growing with no visual, whatsoever. I was just about ready to move the feeder, when something remarkable happened.  I was sitting on my back porch pondering and in deep thought, looking out into the vast wild grass and ponderosa trees beyond the feeder. When suddenly my elusive friend shows his face. He hovered ever so softly above the feeder, flew to the right and back over again then landed and took a drink.  My soul leaped and my spirit awoke.  I knew this meant something.

 

It is wildly believed that hummingbirds are carriers of ‘this’ world and the ‘other world’. It is also said that it is impossible for this little bird to fly 500 miles in one go, since its tiny body cannot store enough energy for the long journey. Amazingly this bird is unaware of the report and manages to do so nevertheless!! They represent durability, continuity, and endurance, as they are the most prodigious flyers. They can hover, move vertically, or horizontally and even backwards. They can flap their wings faster than any other bird on the planet at a rate of 50-75 times per second. In Brazil, it is known as the ‘passaro beja-flor’, which means ‘flower-kisser sparrow’.

I think the Heavens had a message for me, that when things look impossible, don’t listen to the reports!  Keep on keepin’ on! Keep flying in any direction the wind takes you, in the path that lays before you and calls you by name… go and do the impossible! And then, you just might get a kiss from Heaven.

So every time I see one of these mighty little ones, I lean in a little closer and listen…

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It was a radical vigorous portal into the abyss… it called me, it beckoned me, it sucked me in…

It came as a small touch, I could have brushed it off and went on my way.  But there is a decision one is to make, to press into it or continue on in their own way.  Some of these experiences or encounters are very strange and can be off the wall odd, but its not a poll to see what’s normal, its a showing of the heart.  Do we really want to be changed and never the same? Do we really want to be encountered by the Creator?  There is a meeting place, a trade that takes place, sometimes quietly and in the quietness of our hearts and minds, or sometimes it is erratically displayed in the open,  which ever one is the case it still boils down to the condition of the heart.

We must except it, we must push into it, we must follow it.  Accept the touch, the push, the pull…. the pull into the portal of the Heaven where God resides, and the meeting place of earth.  Where the glory dwells.  Its pure beauty and wonder.

We have to be willing to give our whole self, not just a part of it, and keep the rest for ourselves. The Creator will never take our wills, without us giving it to him… He quietly awaits till we are ready, if we ever are.  But those that experience the ecstasies are those that are willing to go there, to be that person flopping on the floor, or sobbing in a monastic room, the ones that don’t care what a touch looks like or the timing of it.   Its not about us, its about the relationship of love, and when we get touched by it, we are fundamentally changed forever. A rigorous exchange that is scary beautiful.

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