I stopped in Alabama today to enjoy the water and ended up with an entire greeting committee! 😊
Geese can fly especially high and symbolize the connection between heaven and earth, linking the ways in which we can unite our spiritual lives with the earthly and ordinary aspects of ourselves. They represent being both grounded and spiritual.
Geese symbolize strong attachment to family. They are very protective and will defend their family and territory, making them excellent guardians.
The saying “wild goose chase” comes from the fact that they are very difficult to capture.
The goose symbolizes fidelity and devotion, many times mating for life.
Being met by geese today reminds me of the message: “…you may be ready to take on the responsibilities of raising a family or committing yourself to a long-term partnership…” or, symbolizes the provision of “…a stable environment to act as a crucible for your creativity.”
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting – over and over announcing your place in the family of things.
Excerpt from “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver