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Om and the Hummingbird

In many ancient traditions Om is the reflection of the absolute reality, without beginning or end and embracing all that exists. According to Hindu philosophy it is the primordial sound that was present at the creation of the universe. It contains all other sounds, all words, all languages and all mantras. Om is the one eternal syllable and encompasses all possibilities. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound. It is everything that was, is, or can yet be. Om is dynamic, continually in a process of emerging, flourishing and dissolving.

Hummingbird, the tiniest of all birds, can hover, or go forward, backward, up or down. It lives on nectar and searches for the sweetness of life. Its long tongue lets it bypass the often tough and bitter outer layers to find the hidden treasures underneath. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, and there is meaning in every personal connection.

Hummingbird is the symbol of the great traveler and archetype of the soul, indicating we each have a unique journey to take. When we embrace our path we access gifts of the heart. It is here that intent shapes reality and the potential of our individual journey meets unlimited possibility as the hummingbird sips the sweet nectar of Om.



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