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The hummingbird goes way back for me. One of the delights of Brazil was our garden that seemed alive with these industrious little birds. Jurgis was particularly taken with them. It became almost an obsession for him to be able to capture a hummingbird in a photo. We moved away from that first house with its lush garden. Our next home was the turn of the bem-te-vi, a bird that also gave us a great deal of pleasure. We saw few hummingbirds after that. We tried putting out feeders, but weren’t in the right area for them. Still, whenever we spotted one while out, Jurgis would be captivated all over again.

I didn’t think much of the hummingbird after that. I love all birds, my personal favourites being the blackbird and the robin. They played a huge part in lifting my spirits during some dark times.

I will never forget the night Jurgis died. It had been a couple of hours since we’d turned off his life support when I finally pulled myself together long enough to get in touch with his brother in Australia. It was while we were talking when he broke in with, “What the…?? A hummingbird just flew into my pc!” On my end, I went cold all over. To me, that was no co-incidence. I believe in signs and this was definitely a sign. Hummingbirds don’t just fly into pc’s.

As happens when someone dies, we began receiving cards from friends from all over the world. It meant so much to us. Each card was heartfelt and helped to wrap us in love and care. No one card meant more than the other. In saying that, however, as I write this, two cards stand out for me. One came from a dear friend in Australia. Inside was… you guessed it… a hummingbird! That little golden hummingbird now lives in my purse. Another came all the way from Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

legend of the hummingbird

Since then, the hummingbird has appeared regularly and often in the most extraordinary place, though, to be fair, never a live bird. Some believe in signs. Others don’t. I’ll take it as a sign, a sign that he’s with me and watching, a sign that “life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and laughter is life’s sweetest creation”.

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Posted by on May 27, 2015 in animals, jorge, spiritual, symbolism

 

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10

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Numbers are a strange thing. I don’t deal well with numbers normally, except for a strange habit of counting absolutely everything in site and some things not in sight… oh and memorising telephone numbers.

A little background to the story…

We’re in the middle of a rather dramatic change – again. Whenever I’m faced with change, I tend to go into varying degrees of panic and anxiety. I consider myself to be practical and adaptable and I am… really. It’s just that some changes seem to be harder than others. This time, it means leaving behind a much-loved place, its people and the wonderful time we’ve had for a complete turnaround in lifestyle. Nothing new there really. We’ve made far more radical changes than this. I did, however, ask for a sign. What I got was signs… over and over.

The first time, I was going into the old dovecote to hang out some dish towels on the indoor rack that’s stored in there. Smack in the centre of the threshold, lying face up, was a shiny new 10c piece. I picked it up, thinking nothing of it at the time beyond that it was a peculiar place to find a coin. A couple of days later, I was going into one of the rooms off the old horse yard and, again, smack in the centre of the threshold was lying a shiny 10 cent piece, face up. This time it got my attention and I walked off pondering it a little. It went a little beyond the uncanny when I went into the kitchen later to yet again find, smack in the centre of the front of the basin where I was to wash salad greens… you guessed it… another 10 cent piece, lying face up. There’s a message there. From whom, I have no idea. Telling me what? Again, I have no idea… I can only guess. I looked up the number 10 in terms of numerology, but the coins? I’m very open to interpretations. Needless to say, I’m voting that it means that our fortunes are changing for the better ;)

So… having said all that… this is what I found:

 

NUMBER 10


The number 10/1 brings all sorts of new changes into your life, and there seems to be an element of luck within those energies.  Through this vibration you have the insight to recognize and understand the needs of humanity, and the ability to bring peace and harmony to all.

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The number 10 relates to the Wheel of Life in the Tarot deck.  It is the first digit with the zero in the scale of vibrations and endows the individuals with extra vitality.  They may use this vitality to earn the crown of attainment and to maintain the symbol of wholeness.

Number 10 is the symbol of Love and Light.  It creates all that can be imagined and contains the code, image and ordain.  Image it and it shall be, ordain it and it will materialize.

The power of manifesting creative concepts into reality is inherent, but this power needs to be used with wisdom, since the power for absolute creation contains the polarity power for absolute destruction.  Self-discipline and infinite compassion must accompany the gift of the former in order to avoid the tragedy of the latter.

Number 10 is the symbol of ‘wholeness’  -  humanity 1 and God 0 in Unity -  the gift of power and protection.  People travelling the Day or Destiny number 10 are beginning new lessons in cycles of knowledge and great responsibility rests on these individuals.  Having reached this conversion point, they need to now use their strong willpower to undergo the discipline necessary to prepare for the Aquarian Age, where they will need to cope with new discoveries.  Having come through into this new energy they will then need to look at using their true leadership qualities if they are to live up to the life that they have chosen.

Number 10 is the symbol of ‘wholeness’  -  humanity 1 and God 0 in Unity -  the gift of power and protection.  People travelling the Day or Destiny number 10 are beginning new lessons in cycles of knowledge and great responsibility rests on these individuals.  Having reached this conversion point, they need to now use their strong willpower to undergo the discipline necessary to prepare for the Aquarian Age, where they will need to cope with new discoveries.  Having come through into this new energy they will then need to look at using their true leadership qualities if they are to live up to the life that they have chosen.
Number 10 is formed of the pillar and the circle.  It is both masculine and feminine, or Father/Mother principles.  Words keyed to the rhythm of 10 are created in a special sense.  They are productive and have the power of acquisition and attraction.  These qualities characterize the 10 person and he is seen as a centre of force whose influences are wide and pronounced.  This number responds to whatever Karmic reaction he experiences in life.  It may be good or evil, depending on whether he uses his power wisely in accordance with the dictates of Spirit, or yields to personal inclinations regardless of the promptings of the Higher self.  Whatever plans number 10 expresses himself upon, he is a person with power.

10 is the number from which all things come, and all must return.  It is considered the most occult of all Hebrew letters and is the fundamental and formative number of the Old Testament.  It intones the power of the manifested Universe and 10 is the pure white light of 1, and synthesizes all the colours of the spectrum.  It blends and harmonizes the tones of the 7 planes of being into a single rhythmic unity.

The Kabbalistic symbol of the 10 is the ‘Tree of Life’, with its 10 gleaming centres of life and power.  The Kabbalistic Tree is formed of the 10 centres or points of light through which the entire process of creation is given numerically.

The advanced individual who has 10 as his Destiny number fulfills his life more fruitfully by working towards peace and fellowship among the races and nations of the world.  His word is power and his presence, peace.

The Tarot symbol depicting this power is the Wheel of Fortune.  This person is always an old soul and is one who has had many lives on both the higher and lower degree and one who has learned how transitory are things of the earth alone.
10 signifies purification.

*In gratitude for information from http://numerology-thenumbersandtheirmeanings.blogspot.ie/2011/05/number-10.html

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in symbolism

 

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