It is amazing how our perception tends to change towards any creature after we understand the true essence of their existence in our lives. Many spiritual healers consider certain animals and birds to be our spirit guide, and the hummingbird is one of them. If you think that this bird is a ray of light when your mood wanders in the darkest of realms, or if it associates with your spiritual side in some way or the other, it wouldn't be of harm to think of it as nature's way to guide you towards happiness. The following sections will take you through the different symbolism of this creature that is known to open your heart towards life, especially when bitter experiences force you to close it tightly.
Speaking of fertility, the whole act of the hummingbird to use its long bill and penetrate the depths of the flower is also interpreted in the sexual aspect. As mentioned earlier, the Aztecs wore a hummingbird talisman to attract the opposite sex. According to Mayan mythology, the Sun often disguised itself as a hummingbird when it wanted to court the moon. Their legend also says that the first couple to get married on Earth was that of a hummingbird. Certain myths and legends from Mexico and Central America also state that men often disguised themselves as hummingbirds to escape the parents of the girls they loved.
A lot many people consider this bird to be a comforter at the time of distress, especially post the loss of a dear one. There have been various testimonies where people who have been dealing with the grief of losing a dear one, have found a hummingbird close to them, indirectly helping them by providing comfort and consolation. These instances are often interpreted as God's caring gesture to put across a message that it's time to move on and not carry the burden of that which is no more a part of your reality. Many people also take it as a sign of assurance that their loved ones are happy in heaven and that the future holds true happiness and delight.
Another meaning of this dream could be associated with the Native American Ghost dance. This was a special dance that was done in order to preserve the culture of the Native Americans which was being destroyed or influenced by the Euro-American culture. The leader of this dance is a hummingbird. Therefore, this creature also symbolizes the need to preserve one's own beliefs and way of living and to not let it get lost in the midst of external influences.