Condor and hummingbird
This story from the Andes describes how it came about that the condor is still regarded as the king of the skies but has conceded its status as the primary spiritual messenger of heaven or as messenger of the upper world to the hummingbird – because after more than 5,000 years the hummingbird is the initiator, the key to the next stage of development of human consciousness.
It so happened once that the birds of the Andes wanted to choose a king. They gathered and each candidate came forward to describe what great skills he possessed, of what great benefit he could be to the community and why he should be elected king.
The condor – king of the skies
The moment he collided with the metaphysical god, he entered into an energetic connection with god; he merged with Him and has since been carrying the power of God.
The condor is therefore still the king of the air and is connected to the upper world, but the hummingbird is the carrier of new initiation. Unlike the condor, which eats carrion, the hummingbird feeds exclusively on nectar or light energy.
In the Inka religion there is a specific exercise that will help you to grow and bring to bloom a delicate plant within yourself, to become part of the garden of Wiraqocha. As soon as you are able to produce this sweet nectar from within, the hummingbird will seek your presence to drink from it. He thereby connects humans with the power of God and raises them to the fifth (and next) level of human consciousness and the process of human development.