How can we approach the animals and their elementals and understand the wisdom?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
In totemism it is forbidden to kill the animal considered totem. This animal has been anointed from among those of its species, because it fulfils certain secret characteristics which only clairvoyants can recognize. The wise totemist priests venerate the animal or vegetable elemental which serves as a vehicle for the Divinity. This creature is much cared for, and its death is only possible with a very sacred liturgy and several days of common lamentation. Ignorant civilized people do not understand this because they have divorced them selves from Great Nature. Nevertheless, the totem priests do understand it.
We find traces of totemism in all religious cults. The Hindus vener ate the white cow; the Chaldeans, the humble lamb; the Egyptians, the ox; the Arabs, the camel; the Inca, the llama; the Mexicans, the dog and the hummingbird; the Primitive Gnostic Christians worshipped the lamb, the fish and the white dove as symbols of the Holy Spirit.
Specific vegetable or animal elementals have always been revered. We have to recognize that these elemental creatures are omnipotent, because they have not left Eden.
Samael Aun Weor. Excerpt from the book: The Perfect Matrimony.
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
It is not surprising that in ancient Mexico the hummingbird is taken as a symbol of veneration, since it does not refer to the animal itself, but to the powers that it represents as elemental, as recognized by the initiated mystics of antiquity.
The superficiality, characteristic of those of us who live in this age, has led us to take useless attitudes, such as putting on a tattoo or a symbolic name, but that does not mean in any way that we have penetrated the sacred mysteries of the elementals.
If we truly yearn to one day penetrate elemental magic, like that of the hummingbird, it is necessary that we not only earn their affection, that we protect and feed them; Even more, it is essential that we be able to see the positive values, the essence of each human being, as the hummingbird does when extracting the best from each flower.
May our flight in life resemble that of the hummingbird, being diligent, prompt, active and silent (without being presumptuous). Having the ability to adapt to all the circumstances of life, as the hummingbird does, being able to stop in the air, fly up, down and backwards, without complaining about the obstacles and problems that come our way.
This bird has never been seen locked up and this is how we must live free from ties, without mental prisons, free from the mortifying chains of pride, sloth, gluttony, envy, sloth, lust and greed; then truly the hummingbird elemental or totem will reveal power and its secrets to us.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 93, Chapter: "The Hummingbird."