It is a lovely Sunday morning as I’m enjoying my solitude and freedom to be. I went into our backyard to savor the outdoor beauty before the Mojave Desert summer heat magnifies… Sitting to begin a blog post about recent angelic-like experiences of grace, I was graced by a joyful friend, our sweet resident hummingbird ‘Buzz.’
He flew over to me again and again, then perched upon the branch of my patio lemon tree just two yards away. His radiant purple head turning to and fro as he watched me and settled into his spot. I was happily looking for images to accompany the article that I ‘thought’ I was writing this morning…. And Buzz began singing out with that ultra-high pitched expression unique to these ethereal feathered beings…. He talked and sang with full joy and presence. He called my attention to him and my own beingness joined his. I was immersed in the shared peaceful, joyful, abundant moment and talked to him with gratitude and happiness. He was completely basking in life, so was I. Tears gently cascaded down my cheeks… What a big little gift!
Buzz, in his joyful hummingbird way, reminded me of so very much this morning. JOY ~ it is abSOULutely my inherent natural state of being, when I allow it to fully flow. I’m known for being effervescent, bubbly, energetic and full of big love. I truly do love sprinkling joy and opening hearts. Many of my dearest friends and my family refer to my hummingbird essence. It was precious to feel that magical communing with my totem and my loyal feathery friend today…
Buzz has been a joyful constant presence around our home for years, coming right up to each of us at various times and even flying into our house once. (His hummingbird family members have flown right through the door and into our home at times too.) Buzz is definitely part of our family and enjoys making his presence known around the homestead.
He had my mother–in-law rolling with laughter on two different memorable occasions. One Christmas morning, I went to the back of our property to welcome her down to open gifts. Walking toward her I held an open water bottle, Buzz zoomed by me suddenly right next to my head. Startled, I threw my hands up in the air… Up went the water.. Down went the water… and splashed all over me. I got baptized by a joyful hummingbird on Christmas morning. My husband’s mom had wished for a video recording of it. She couldn’t stop laughing. After the momentary shock, I was laughing uncontrollably too. It was symbolic, hilarious and unforgettable. She commented that Buzz came so fast and so close that she thought he was going to get me right in the head… That too was significant at the time..
The second occasion where Buzz made a big impression was weeks ago in late spring. My husband was out in the backyard enjoying a morning coffee chat with his mom. Buzz came over as he often does to drink out of the feeder there on the table inches from her. On his way, he paused over my hubby’s coffee cup and relieved himself. Belly laughs ensued as my guy insisted he couldn’t believe the hummingbird had just taken a dump in his coffee… His mom was gaffawing… She couldn’t wait to tell me about it and laughed uproariously all over again when she did…
Yep, JOY…. sassiness….sprite-like effervescence, persistence, friendliness, family and far more… that is our Buzz…. and that is me. I so appreciate the way our animal companions come to us with their lessons of nature and our own nature… Now mind you, I don’t plan to poo in my hubby’s coffee anytime soon, but I will tell you that Buzz and I both are all about reminding ourselves and others to have fun, be light, look for the joy, bring laughter, savor the delicious beauty and radiate your bright colorful authentic selves.