Blithe — the honesty with which you review this life experience of yours, and the courage, are exemplary. As for the hummingbird, I will likewise share my own understanding of their nature, especially since I had the privilege of developing a relationship with a family of them that lived in my yard, years ago. In the 14,000-year-old Shamanic Tradition in which my husband is trained, hummingbirds are considered the ultimate warrior animal. And the odds of a hummingbird appearing at your window at just that time I find to be well past coincidence. Here is my take, which I humbly offer, take it or leave it: that hummingbird came to you at just the right moment to say “Wake up!”. And I do believe you did…

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