The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: The Hummingbirds Red Throat

Rufous Hummingbird.

The Rufous hummingbird has a red throat and it shines in the sun.  The color is more than red--in its full complexity it is also orange and gold with the tiniest hints of green.

What if we shined in the sun this way?  Our words, a shining jewel that we place on our throats.  When we speak, these colors reveal their nuances in the light.  Like Marianne Williamson writes:   

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

Our jeweled colored words are meant to shine, and we are allowed to glow and glow.

Two hummingbirds fly around the bird feeder.  They are magnificent to watch.  5 July 2015.