Lessons From a Flock of Geese: How to Live in a Topsy Turvy World

Perhaps because of the dynamics of this year, or perhaps because I am ready to learn in a new way, I’ve given a lot of time and attention to Gaia, Mother Earth who has so much wisdom to share.  Her teaching methods are subtle, profound and always ‘right on target’ with what I am questioning or desiring to know.

Recently, I have been wondering about what to ‘do’ next and how I can make a difference in this topsy turvy world we are experiencing.  Some days I feel energized and eager and other days, drained.

I’d like to share with you my ‘aha’ experience:

cid_3b8aa8e0-ce70-43b5-9558-e17b6ee77523homeToday, I noticed a large flock of Canada geese flying in ‘V’ formation.

Do you know, “Scientists have determined that the V-shaped formation that geese use when migrating serves an important purpose: It conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of him, resulting in a reduction of wind resistance. The birds take turns being in the front, falling back when they get tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must stop for rest.” (from The Library of Congress Researchers)

As I watched their harmonious flight, it came to me:

‘It’s ok to fly in the lead position with your flock; it’s also ok to hang back, conserve energy and allow others in your flock to take the lead for a while. You are in this together, heading towards a common destination, while at the same time each of you are living your own unique experiences.

Listen within and be open to the position within the flock that is currently most life giving for you.  If you feel inspired to lead, then lead.  If you feel inspired to hang back and ride the current of another’s stream to regain your strength, then do that.  Remain open to the change of positioning that will inevitably occur. The energy of the flock is perfectly aligned for everyone’s joy-filled benefit.

You are carried on the current of Love’s harmony and perfect timing.  Let go and enjoy the flight of the flock and your valued place within it.

Today’s ‘leaping’ exercise: Experience the video below, then listen within for the answers to these initial journaling questions: What terrains in my life am I currently flying over? Which areas of my life do I feel energized to take the lead? Is there a terrain I am flying over where I feel it is appropriate to allow others to take the lead?  Am I willing to switch positions within my flock?  Am I aware that I am even flying within a flock?  Am I open to allowing Love’s current to guide the flock and my positions within it?  Watch the video again, this time mindfully breathing and believing (even if you have to pretend) that you are perfectly guided within your flock of beautiful travelers.

Special thanks to those sharing Love & Light with the world! ‘Thank you’ for opening yourself to the joy of our shared flight- Joan Kappes

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