Have you ever been unwilling to stay with the natural timing of things?
As a child, have you ever dug up the seeds you planted to see if they were growing?
Have you ever got ‘half-baked’ returns?
E.g. sold your investments too soon, for a measly profit? How often do we end up sacrificing what is attempting to develop, due to our impatience? [Type A personalities, listen up!]
When we are able to plan for things and allow them to germinate naturally, we are then ready to seize the opportunities that ‘synchronistically’ appear! We have seen people in our programs create their goal and put it into a selected point in the future (using Time Line Therapy) and realizing the desired result at the appointed time. These include cases of a significant other appearing in their lives, conceiving the baby that they have been waiting for, attaining their desired new job, house etc.
We have the innate ability to birth treasures –creative and transformative endeavours ~ from within. This richness is already an integral part of us. Unlike gold, a symbol of the precious and valuable, which is buried and requires mining to obtain.
What we seek ~ abundance, love, health, joy, talent, wisdom, riches ~ lies within waiting to be given life. This ‘new life’ hatches into a new expression, helping us to understand our natural abilities, and impacting others in ways we could not imagine. [Precession.]
The seed principle states:
“You can count the seeds in an apple, but who can count the apples in a seed?”
Birth is powerful, messy, noisy, with accompanying labour pains. Would you consider giving birth to your new self? How do you creatively birth your talents, career, business, relationships, personal and spiritual development in your daily life? How do you plan to make your unique contribution to the world? Honour yourself, the goose, and the wisdom to birth your own ‘gold’ each day!
The daily golden egg isn’t just the only gift the goose has for us. To ensure that we continue to birth treasure, this beautiful animal has much to teach us about teamwork, synergy and motivation. Keystones to sustained long-term accomplishment.
There once was a lucky man
Who lived in days of old.
The gods had blessed him with a goose
Whose eggs were purest gold.
And day by day she laid these eggs
And honked her proud delight.
And day by day these goose eggs shone
With glowing golden light.
And yet this greedy man,
Who watched his fortune grow,
Grew restless with his golden goose
And felt her much too slow. “You silly goose!”
The man complained. “You must obey your master.
Your golden eggs are welcome here,
But you must lay them faster!”
The goose was glad to try her best,
And eager to obey,
So still she laid her golden eggs –
But only one a day.
At last the foolish man declared
That he could wait no more.
He slew the goose and cut her up
To find the golden store.
He slew the goose to find the gold;
He searched the goose with care.
But to this greedy man’s dismay,
He found no treasure there.
The goose was dead, the goose was gone,
The goose was growing cold.
No more this magic goose would lay
Her eggs of gleaming gold.
Alas, this silly, grasping man
The gods had blessed before,
Now lost the plenty that he had
In greed for having more.
Aesop’s Fables (Tom Paxton)
Other “Nuggets” of Wisdom From Geese
|Geese flying in ‘V’ formation add at least 71% greater flying range to the whole flock than if each bird flew on its own. This is because as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following it.||Synergy!
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and easily, as they are travelling on the thrust of one another.
|If a goose falls out of formation, it will suddenly feel the drag and resistance of flying alone. It thus quickly moves back into formation, taking advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.||Why re-invent the wheel?
Build on the expertise of the wise men and women who’ve gone before you. Keep company with people headed where we want to go, share information, give help, and be willing to accept help. Model their excellence!
|When the leading goose gets tired, it rotates back in the wing, and another goose takes over the lead position.||Share leadership and take turns doing the hard work.
We are interdependent on each other’s skills, capabilities, talents and resources.
|Honk! Honk! Geese from behind honk to encourage those in front to keep up their speed.||Honk our support and encouragement, inspiring and energizing those around us.
Help others keep pace while facing pressure or fatigue.
|Should a goose get sick, is wounded or shot down, two geese fall out of formation and follow the injured one down to help and protect it. They stay until it dies or is able to fly again. Then they launch out in another formation to catch up with the flock.||
Stand by and support each other, in difficult times as well as when things are going smoothly.