Villoldo, Dr Alberto - The Hummingbird archetype
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Soul Retrieval – Dr Alberto Villoldo
Tiny feisty and courageous, the hummingbird shows us how to embark on an epic journey of evolution and growth. This is the most noble journey a person can undertake; the journey to one’s spirit.
Every year, a certain species of hummingbird takes an incredible voyage, migrating from Brazil to Canada across the Caribbean sea. At first glance, these little creatures wouldn’t seem suited for such a long flight – they don’t have a broad wingspan as eagles do and their little bodies can’t store much food – still they respond to an annual call to undertake this incredible journey.
When we’re touched by the energies of this archetype, we’re propelled on our own epic journey that leads us back to our source, where our spirit was spawned. When we don’t have enough time, money or knowledge for what we’re attempting hummingbird energy can provide the courage, strength and guidance that we need to succeed.
When we deny our calling, we begin to die, because as living beings we must always seek to explore and discover. When we settle for comfort over discovery – or when we compromise the soul’s longing to grow, postponing our adventurous journey until we have enough time or money – we begin to wither. But when we follow the example of the hummingbird and reawaken our natural instinct to learn and explore, our lives blossom into epic quests