Many people remember the story made famous by our beloved tree planting WangariMaathai about the wild fire in the forest where all the animals were lamenting, when the tiny hummingbird arrived to say “I will do something” and she proceeded to sip a drop of water from the river and fly over the flames dropping one tiny hummer-drop at a time. Inspired by hope, soon the elephants were filling their trunks and the other creatures were finding their own unique ways to contribute to saving their precious kingdom.
The Aztecs also have a story where hummingbird kept the people moving when they were driven from their lands and had to find a new home. Every day, hummingbird would fly out in front, encouraging everyone to keep going, just keep going… days passed, then weeks, then months stretched along until they finally arrived in the new homeland.
Hummingbird is well known for representing the accomplishment of the impossible. This is why hummingbird women are encouraging each other to show support for the healing of our worlds waters and bringing the attention back to what is sacred by using the fair trade, healthy life and economy- supporting items that serve to fund and promote the work of hummingbird women. The year this work began for the formal council of the 1000 hummingbird ceremony women, a crop circle was perfectly formed of a giant hummingbird in England. If our earth and her forces are not calling us, hummingbird certainly is.
Organic cotton t-shirts with the stunning “Water Woman” standing in reverent silence, simplywaiting for our earth’s recovery,while hummers hover and circle around her head. She is also displayed on solar blue glass bottles through glass etching to help promote the work and science of Dr. Imoto who photographs the living crystalline changes that happen when we pray over our water. She is also featured as the New Dawn woman, standing in the windows of time. Hosted on colorful fairly traded organic cotton t-shirts with her striking waterfall clothing, our world’s women are being asked by hummingbird to step up and be heard on the issues of water. Even the information tags are printed on recycled dollar bills (cool, huh?). Matching tote bags are also available.
To participate in this dynamic life-affirming campaign, simply view these inspiring items and become familiar with the work hummingbird women are doing on the many levels available to us. Order online, and visit the hummingbird website at www.1000hummingbirds.concarino.org or go directly to the hummingbird campaign items page: http://www.1000hummingbirds.concarino.org/?page_id=31 these items can also be viewed at the www.natural-villages.org website at the hummingbird program navigation click.
Have you been having encounters with hummingbird? Perhaps you are being called to work on behalf of the water, protecting the sacred wombs of the world’s children to come.