Originally Aired March 18th on Positive Living Vibrations with Sara Troy and her guest Noelle Meade-Izzi
….And She Delivers a Message of Spiritual Pollination
Her Charming New Photo-Illustrated Book Chronicles How a Hummingbird Healed Her from
a Terrible Malaise After a Crushing Financial Crisis
Noelle M. Meade-Izzi is “The Pollinator Queen.” Her utter delight and passion for bees, birds, butterflies and bats make her their leading advocate at a time when mysterious declining hive census, diminishing habitat and various other threats loom large on the horizon. And when our way of living is endangered because these pollinators are essential to our food chain, we face a global natural crisis.
But for Noelle, the crisis is more than a natural one—it’s spiritual. Because she maintains it is nature that uplifts us by embracing us with its beauty and bounty. It’s a way for the Universe to reassure us when we find ourselves overwhelmed; it reminds us of goodness and our connection to all things.
This she knows firsthand. In her new book, The Hummingbird That Answered My Heart’s Calling, Noelle recounts her own touching story of her three-month sojourn with a mother hummingbird, Artemis, and one tiny nestling–and how that encounter brought her back from the brink of despair after being caught in the financial downturn and market crash of 2008.
A single woman, just having purchased her own home, starting a boutique design and photography business, Noelle found herself awash in fear and anxiety, facing the option of taking recommended anti-anxiety drugs and praying for another path.
But it was little Artemis that answered her prayers for relief. Nesting on Noelle’s balcony, preparing to give birth, Artemis provided the uplifting and inspiring encounter that began Noelle’s journey of discovery and healing. Together they welcomed “Baby” into the world, and The Hummingbird That Answered My Heart’s Calling chronicles that beautiful adventure with 40 stunning full-color photographs. The book is a paean to the delicacy and loveliness of nature’s creatures, the goodness that pervades the natural world; the peace, balance and harmony that we find in nature by giving it our undivided attention and true devotion; and the conduit to our own spiritual nature that we can experience through this intimate connection. It calls to hummingbird lovers, photography lovers, nature lovers, spiritual seekers, children and anyone needing a bit of inspiration.
But Noelle’s personal story is only a part of her mission. She sees herself as a special advocate for the pollinators, offering advice on how to build a hummingbird-friendly backyard habitat, ways to “give back” to the bee nation, methods for protecting and supporting what she calls the POWER POLLINATORS—bees, birds, butterflies and bats.
“They are the consummate givers in our Earthly life,“ she says. “We must acknowledge, educate, re-educate, honour and protect these benevolent beings. BALANCE, PERSEVERANCE and GENEROSITY, once deemed exclusive character traits of humans–are palpable in nature. “
With the most pressing need being the preservation of the bee population which has been decimated by a mysterious die-off not fully identified by scientists, Noelle’s goal is to help people see bees for the valued partners they are: harmonious, integrated, unified creatures working tirelessly for the greater good. She unceasingly works to educate as many adults and children as possible, using her company, Beenevolent® as a tool for funding more research; to serve and give back.
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