Puppets and Hummingbirds

“It’s funny to think humans once thought the earth was the center of the universe. But then again, now we see ourselves as the center of the planet.” -Spencer Cathcart

We know the Universe is a great and infinite place, yet still we waste our lives to the system. We’ve become a planet of puppets, our strings pulled by the elite on their thrones. It’s hard to imagine an immediate answer to all the problems we face today. Deforestation, ocean extinction, poverty, animal cruelty, factory farming, and materialism. The weight of the negativity that plagues the Earth can be overwhelming. If you ever feel alone in your efforts, remember this story:

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest – a huge woodlands was suddenly engulfed by a raging wild fire. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream they stopped to watch the fire and they were feeling very discouraged and powerless. They were all bemoaning the destruction of their homes. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire, except for one little hummingbird.

This particular hummingbird decided it would do something. It swooped into the stream and picked up a few drops of water and went into the forest and put them on the fire. Then it went back to the stream and did it again, and it kept going back, again and again and again. All the other animals watched in disbelief; some tried to discourage the hummingbird with comments like, “Don’t bother, it is too much, you are too little, your wings will burn, your beak is too tiny, it’s only a drop, you can’t put out this fire.”

And as the animals stood around disparaging the little bird’s efforts, the bird noticed how hopeless and forlorn they looked. Then one of the animals shouted out and challenged the hummingbird in a mocking voice, “What do you think you are doing?” And the hummingbird, without wasting time or losing a beat, looked back and said, “I am doing what I can.”hummingbird-and-forest-fire2

This classic tale brings to light the power of leadership and change. We all need to be more like the hummingbird and less like the other forest animals. Instead of embracing hopelessness, we need to use our collective free will to change our impact on this planet. Not only will humans connect with nature, becoming harmonious and balanced, but we will also each find truth in our individual existence and be able to evolve as a united species.

Finally, here is a beautiful video by Spencer Cathcart. Let’s all wake up together. Let’s become the leaders we were destined to be, brushing off the puppet strings and bringing the elite back down to Earth. They do not own us and they do not own this planet. You are in charge of your own destiny.

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