Spirit of Hummingbird ~ The Hummingbird animal totem is a messenger of hope and jubilation.There is something in our souls that wants to hover at beautiful moments in our lives, making them freeze in time. There is something in us that wants to fly backwards and savor once more the beautiful past. Some of us are just hummingbird people.
The Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) is a medium-sized (up to 15 cm long) white, green and bronze hummingbird adorned with blue crest feathers, a brilliant turquoise gorget, and a black line on its white under parts. A Peruvian endemic, this species is found in the forest edge of the Río Utcubamba region.
"One day a terrible fire broke out in the forest. The animals argued what to do, running in opposite directions. The hummingbird, meanwhile, quietly went to the river, put a drop of water in its beak, flew back to the fire, and threw the water on the flames, going back and forth between the river and the fire. The other animals watched her in disbelief. Finally one shouted, “What are you doing?” The hummingbird answered, “I am doing what I can.” - Wangari Maathai