I find myself swinging to the east the past few months. East is the direction of the ancestors, and is the direction of the element of air. I feel the sylph elementals that graze my cheeks – I watch clouds, feed the sparrows, hear the geese…
While out with my little West Highlander (my lovely terrier friend) this morning, I found a perfect goose feather upon my path. There was frost this morning, with a light dusting of snow; and even though I can still see the grass, it’s quite late in the year to be gifted pristine feathers.
It winked at me from it’s place in the sun, and I picked it up and took it home.
As spirit animals, geese communicate many things. The goose totem on our path reminds us to check in with ourselves, and to make sure we are on a path that we have chosen for ourselves and not a path of expectations placed upon us by others.
It can also mean a big shift in course is coming… although it may only be temporary. Geese whisper of community and family, and the universal consciousness… the oneness of a group, and the understanding that we need to follow our gut instinct for the greater good.
Geese are also great communicators, and quickly warn each other of danger. They move with a oneness that is seen in the schools of fish, and they take turns at the helm of the ship. The goose is a gentle reminder to balance responsibilities, communicate clearly with others – especially when it comes to your needs.
Other messages include family devotion, fertility and intuition…
Thank you late season goose for crossing my path, and I will cherish your gift. I’ll use it to spread sage, to beautify my space and as a reminder to do my best to remember the greater good. The things we learn from nature make our lives ever so meaningful – merci winged friend.