Colibri amazilia = Humming-bird
Vergleich: Calypte anna (= Kolibri). Ign. (will Job und Familie perfekt machen und scheitert daran).
The proving of Colibri amazilia was a "home-made" one in the chain of our bird drug provings. Almost all our close and near-by people were involved into it (the family, parents, close acquaintances, house cleaners, gardeners). There was no desire to involve any strangers, nor to discuss the results with them.
While reshuffling the paperwork my husband and I sighed, "It is not Colibri, it is a one thousand trifles."
Humming-bird = the smallest of birds/1,6 – 1,8g and its length – 5.5cm. Rainforests host about 170 species of the humming-bird.
Surprising richness and beauty of colorings. In their plumage, there are all possible colors, from turquoise to copper-red/spend most of their lifetime in the air (can stop in the air, rise vertically upwards, rush back, and demonstrate masterly pirouettes)/motions very peculiar compared to other birds.
The smaller a humming-bird is, the faster its wings move. The red humming-bird (weight 2g) makes about 50 flaps per second. Males in their mating games move wings with the frequency of 100 and even 200 strokes per second. However, they cannot walk or jump on the ground, as their legs are tiny and very weak.
The body temperature of the humming-bird is very changeable. Genuinely hot-blooded only during active flight, which goes on uninterruptedly the whole day. In twilight, the humming-bird hastens to reach a branch; the temperature of its body sharply decreases to 17 - 21°C, and the bird nearly freezes alive. It rolls itself into a ball, and it can stay in such position for 15 - 20 hours. The young can die from overcooling in a cataleptic state if the mother is long absent. Their mother shakes them and feeds them forcibly, bringing them back to life.
In one day, these birds are capable to eat twice more food than their own body weight. It is the only way to maintain the high metabolism and a constant body temperature. Basic food is nectar of flowers.
The mobility of the humming-bird connected with the very large size of their heart/occupies ½ of the bodies volume. Their palpitation makes up to 500-1200 beats per minute. The blood of the humming-bird contains more erythrocytes than of any other bird.
The humming-birds do not form couples. All the care of the young is task of a female. Male is guarding the site of the nest. The nest is arranged with big care and diligence/used are the softest and most gentle materials. Nests are located in branches, in stones, can be stuck to lianas.
The humming-bird lays only 2 elliptic eggs, the weight of each can be about 200 mg/young spend up to 25 days in the nest.
Some species of the humming-bird live in a strictly defined tiny territory where a unique flowering plant grows with a shape and size of the flower matching the bird's beak.
The bird does not tolerate intrusions into its own home territory and the feeding site. The stranger would undoubtedly be attacked by the site owner. Birds fly into each other, knock each other and fall to the ground. A fight lasts only seconds.
The majority of humming-birds are settled birds, but there are also migrating species.
Hummingbird is associated with the Ghost Shirt religion, which taught that a certain dance done properly would bring about the return of the animals, and that the white people would disappear; the Indian race would be restored and a regenerated Earth would come into being where the pristine conditions of life would prevail... a message of salvation. Once again the Original People would know the joy of the old ways. In Mayan teachings, Hummingbird is connected to the Black Sun and the Fifth World. (We are now in the Fourth World, moving into the Fifth World of peace, healing, and transformation. The end of this the Fourth World is a time of great transformation and change, of what some say is the coming of the Black Sun.)
The song of Hummingbird awakens the medicine flowers. Hummer sings a vibration of pure joy. Flowers love Hummingbird because nectar-sucking brings about the reproduction of their families. Plants flower and live because of Hummingbird. Hummingbird can fly in any direction. Hummingbird can also hover in one spot and appear to be motionless. Great Spirit created Hummingbird to be slightly different from other feathered creatures.
Because of their magical qualities, Hummingbird feathers have been used for millennium in the making of love charms. It is said that Hummingbird conjures love as no other medicine does, and that Hummingbird feathers open the heart chakra. Without an open and loving heart, you can never taste the nectar and pure bliss of life. To Brother and Sister Hummingbird, life is a wonderland of delight - darting from one beautiful flower to another, tasting the essences and radiating the colors.
If Hummingbird is your personal medicine, you love life and its joys. (Do you take the time to manifest this joy in your life?) Your presence brings joy to others. You join people together in relationships which bring out the best in them. You know instinctively where beauty abides and, near or far, you journey to your ideal. You move comfortably within a beautiful environment and help others taste the succulent nectar of life.
Hummingbird holds the Bow of Beauty which is delicately inlaid with gold and silver flowers, pearls, and precious jewels. Hummingbird disdains ugliness or harshness, and quickly flies away from discord or disharmony.
If Hummingbird has flown into your cards, get ready to laugh musically and enjoy Creator's many gifts. Drop your judgmental attitude and relax. Hummingbird will not doubt give you a flash of the spirit, darting here, there, and everywhere. Get ready for a strange new burst of energy which may send your senses reeling.
Hummingbird hears celestial music and is in harmony with it. Hummingbird may invite you to an art museum or a concert. Hummingbird energetically embraces the highest aesthetics.
Never be coarse in front of Hummingbird, for this is a fragile Medicine which may have no understanding of worldly affairs. Beauty is the target, and its mission is to spread joy or to be destroyed. It quickly dies if caught or imprisoned. Follow Sister Hummingbird. Be filled with joy and experience the majik of living.
If contrary Hummingbird is in your cards in any configuration, it speaks to you of matters of the heart. How or why has your heart center been closed? Have you done something callous to another, causing them to shut off the love they once felt for you?
The contrary Hummingbird may presage sorrow and the inability to see the many blessings we two-leggeds have been given and the primordial beauty that surrounds us. If contrary Hummingbird sings its forlorn song, perhaps you should journey into your personal pain and know that your sorrow is your joy in another reflection.
The hummingbird is a magnificent little creature that, unlike any other bird, can fly in any direction and even hover. Its long beak enables it to draw succulent nectar from every variety of flower. Its movement from one flower to another is a dance of delight, and its singing is a melody of ecstasy.
In American Indian folk stories, the hummingbird is associated with love and joy.
Its appearance as a power animal is indicative of the sheer delight of living, and of living the bliss of loving. It implies an ability to see beauty in everything and it is concerned with bringing out the best in people and the good in every situation.
Hummingbird embraces the highest principles and brings the majik of the spiritual realm into earth activities. Hummingbird can help you make the progress of living a Dance of Beauty. Dance in beauty.
Embrace what makes you happy. Be joyful. Count your blessings. Open yourself to pleasure.
Source: Sams, Jamie and Carson, David.
Mythos: Menschen töteten viele Kolibri`s, ein Pechsee entstand und die Bösen versanken darin.
The family and home are most important. A vigorous activity, impetuous work for one's family and for the sake of one's own home + aversion to the professional job, suspiciousness, and a watchful attitude to "strangers".
There was a persistent desire to skip everything not connected with home and devote full time to solving the family issues. A feeling that the patients can wait, they will be there in a couple of years as well. However, the child will grow up and leave home, so need to spend more time with him, as I can never repeat or return his early years.
There is a feeling that too many things have to be completed within short interval of time. If the work is done for the family's sake then the tasks are completed with great enthusiasm. One of the provers renovated a three-bedroom apartment within one week; two others tidied up the mess in cellars that had accumulated there for ten years.
Addiction to the „East“. Themes of the East, China, and Tibet were expressed in the clothing, household environment, food and drinks, desire to go away to the warm corners of the world, and an insatiable passion for Feng Shui.
Action. Activity at home. Unwillingness to work outside.
The main "prison" of Colibri is that the job/occupation hinders family matters and doings within the family. But there is no choice and hesitation between these two. The conflict is resolved for Colibri, there is a definite desire, a clear choice in favor of the family and the improvements at home, bringing it into order. All the housework is done quickly, devotedly and in a good mood. The society (including employment), is a hindrance. Colibri qualities must be those of an ideal housewife.
"A strong aversion to participating in the conference and the seminar. Declined several lectures. House matters seem to be more important."
Came back from vacations and went to work two weeks later without prior notice to the employer. It was more essential for her to finish the repair works at home, to settle the family affairs and solve the home issues.
"I immediately felt like cleaning things at home and to throw away all the junk."
"I set to bringing into order my study room at home, to sort out the papers that piled up on the floor, already."
"It took me one evening to bring into order a heap of stuff: books, videocassettes…"
"The mood of a great big cleaning."
"I fully renovated my three bedroom apartment in a week's time."
"I desire to put things in order everywhere: on an attic, in the cellar, in the spices locker."
"At last I fixed the new chandelier that had stayed in a box for four months."
"With a broken hand and broken fingers managed to scour thousands of tiny honey agarics brought from our forest. A jeweler's art!"
"Three times a day I laundered underwear, manually (!), though for many years I have used the washing machine for that."
"It would be perfect to change design in several rooms".
"It is a pity to waste time for traffic jams in the city; it steals time from the life. In this time I could manage to do a lot for myself and my family."
"I have an impression that the time at the office or in transport is spent for nothing."
"Sitting in the car for three hours in the traffic jam, I feel in a cage."
"There is no desire to be engaged in any scientific work. I ponder how to courteously cancel the seminar."
"I cannot sit down and start getting ready for the lecture though my conscience tortures me, even in the night I wake up restlessly "I must, I must, I must…"
The gardener was often late for a few hours or skipped a few days of work: "Please do not think that I shirk my work, but..." Another one: "I force myself hard to leave my house for work".
The desire to smoke is lowered (smoking in Ayurveda is linked to the conflict "work-rest").
Food. Cookery. Feast. Tea
The proving revealed the predilection for juicy food (vegetables, fruit, berries), bright and vivid by taste and by color. The taste should be definite characterised: the beer, Russian kefir (a fermented milk similar to yoghurt), cherry, vinegar, and everything sharp, piquant and sour. The desire developed for fresh (raw) and high quality food and drinks (tea). Increased desire for sour food (probably connected with the theme of vigorous activity: according to ayurveda, sour determines activity). There was also aversion to meat, and preferes vegetarian food. The most objective prover – the house cat – ate salad made of cucumbers and cabbage with vinegar, declining his favorite Whiskas.
"Desire of food, fresh, juicy, of a red or green color. The radish is more pleasant on color than on taste. Green cucumbers! [desire]. Brown tea is less attractive."
"Cooked a soup – green beans on curdled milk, the peculiar sour taste is satisfying."
"A strong desire of fresh squeezed orange juice."
"Aversion to canned food. Want everything freshly cooked."
"Bought kilos of vegetables to take home. Very much delighted with cherries."
"Usually we love mushrooms. It is a good season right now, and mushrooms abide, but there is no typical desire for mushrooms now."
"There is ice cream in the fridge, but I do not want it, despite my habitual craving for it."
"The priest sent us a few baskets of fresh vegetables as a gift, tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers and young green pepper. We deep-fried everything in olive oil and canned it."
"I went to the cinema with my son, after that I went to the shop and bought again vegetables and fruits. This time it was green string beans, mango, and watermelons."
"We drink only fresh made tea. We drink a lot of tea. I search in shops for a tea encyclopedia to study the types of the Chinese teas."
"My predilection for tea has changed. I do not wish to drink bagged tea."
"Yesterday bought different sorts of Chinese tea. Strong desire for tea though usually I drink it seldom."
"In the morning instead of habitual tea I want fruit compote."
"The first day of the proving. My mother came, she took a pill of the drug as well; we went shopping. We spent all the time in China town. When we had a lunch break the aversion to the animal food was already there. I took a salad and another salad. Then we popped around a grocery shop. We could not go away from kefir stand; I had not drunk it for a long time. We bought beer, about ten liters. I never drank beer before; I disliked it and I regarded it indecent for a woman to drink beer. But this time we could hardly wait coming back home. What happened next must be filmed for a commercial about beer. We both attacked the beer, and another prover joined us immediately. I wanted the sensation of inflow of this liquid into the throat never to stop. My father (not in proving) was horrified; he scolded us and predicted that we become drunkards. However, there were three pro versus one con, for beer."
Note. Wine and probably other alcohol (we did not try) did not agree, except beer. The idea that Colibri can be a "hangover remedy" was suggested by a homeopathic friend of mine when listening to my impressions and physical sensations, remarkably, not connected with taking alcohol.
Art / Science
Desire to alter the living space.
Fashionable design magazines.
Design, decor, landscape design.
Lectures, scientific seminars.
Studying of history, astrology, ancient languages, ancient sciences.
We studied astrology with a Tibetan lama several weeks.
"Baby talk". Constant desire to lisp as with small children."
"Errors in speech, I confuse letters, syllables. Instead of 'carrot' I say 'parrot'."
The quotes above, when carefully analyzed, depict a number of other themes.
- One thousand trifles. Multitude of people and things. Increased attention to minor details.
- Suspiciousness or a watchful attitude to strangers, to unknown people.
- Partiality for nature, the natural environment.
The energy and the connection with the source
Quick movements back and forth; doing several things simultaneously. Fast pace. (Colibri makes from 50 up to 80-100 wing beats per second).
Many heart symptoms. (Palpitation of humming-bird reaches 500 - 1200 beats per minute. The heart occupies most of the body.)
Drowsy in cloudy weather, a hyper sensible to weather changes. (The metabolism of the bird slows down sharply at twilight, or in the absence of sunlight.)
Desire of bright colors. Predilection for turquoise color. (These birds vary immensely in plumage coloring. The plumage of the bird, whose feather was taken for the drug, was turquoise.)
Aversion to non-vegetarian food. (The bird feeds only on flower nectar).
„As if I am a butterfly“. (The appearance of the bird, its tiny size, bright coloring. Tourists often mistake humming-birds for flitting butterflies and bumblebees.)
„As if caught into cage in the car“. (Common for the bird remedies.)
Themes of warm countries, old traditions. Themes of gardens, colors, bright plants. (The habitat of most humming-birds in the nature.)
Desires orchids. (Humming-birds often are pollinators of orchids.)
Desire to have a winter garden with singing birds at home.
Friends thought that we prove a Japanese cherry or a sakura.
Fear to catch bird flu.
At the homeopathic seminar I reacted very strongly to the cases of patients with bird remedies prescriptions, I suffered from their sufferings and emotions.
Songs "Higher than the sky", "I am free"; I paid attention to the lyrics for the first time, I cried at the mentioning of freedom from fetters, captivity, separation from the loved ones.
Main physical symptoms.
Sensations „As if“
- pressure, stuffed sensation
- spasm, swallowed something hard, did not chew up
- pulsating, neck
- pressure, from within
- ear blocked, as in airplane, at takeoff and landing
- lump in the throat
- pain, thorax, breaking
Ear: pressure l.
„As if clogged“
Nose: coryza, in the morning
Throat / neck:
- pressure in jugularis fossa (= Hohlraum des Mittelohrs, in dem sich die Gehörknöchelchen befinden)
- „As if warmth“/„As if cold“
- pressure l. side/in thyroid gland
- „As if lump“
- „As if swallowed a hard object“
- discomfort, 5 h.
- no urge
- frequent # urge, constant, every few minutes
- enuresis at night
Sexual desire – wanted/diminished
Male sexual organs:
Desires to stimulate genitals constantly
Heart – heavy/pressure/pain (stitching/“As if breaking)/discomfort < l./heart sensations prevent sleep
- activity raised
- joyful mood
- drowsiness, earlier than usual
- no sleep, all night long
- sleep, cannot fall asleep
- sleep, want of, because of heart sensations
- drowsiness, in cloudy, rainy weather
- drowsiness, afternoons, strong
Foods and drinks: Desires: orange juice/beer/vegetarian food/cherries/cabbage/sour/vinegar/kefir/bright colored food/vegetables (green/fresh/raw)/tea (green/Chinese/strong/a specific sort); <: wein; Aversion to: alcohol/canned food/mushrooms/meat/black tea;
Quelle: Pharmacy M.Goyens, Belgium