Send to my arms, great goose of Light.
Fill our lives with children, abundance and joy,
New beginnings in happiness. Turn back the night.
A partnership equal in love and respect,
That our growth be together, our goals keenly planned,
Different, yet balancing, each life-step together,
So no problems can shake us. We go hand in hand.
The goose is a totem reflecting a stimulation of the childhood thrill and belief in stories and legendary places. The stories told often reflect the life quest we have come to take upon us in this lifetime. That is why it resonates so strongly. The snow goose is also associated with Boreas, the North Wind in Greek mythology and is the totem for the winter solstice in the Native American medicine wheel.
Geese mate for life and they both share in the raising of the young. The fact that they mate for life often reflects again that innate belief that there is one special person for us in the world. They are loyal and compassionate beings as well.
When a goose becomes ill or injured while on migration, it is joined by at least two other geese. These companions will remain with the ill bird, feeding and guarding it, until it heals and can continue. Nor will they leave a mortally wounded goose to die alone. Their companions will remain with them until their spirit crosses over, and only then continue their own migration.
The goose exemplifies a call to the spiritual quest, particularly in its migration patterns and behaviors. The geese leaving in the autumn stirs our imagination and makes us want to search out new worlds and dimensions. Their incessant honking seems to be calling us to follow them on the great spiritual quest. Their return speaks of the fulfilled promises that great quests bring.
The goose epitomizes the mystery of migration. They constantly shift formation, creating wind drafts and easier flights for those behind them in the formation. In this way the journey is facilitated for others. The V-formation is very symbolic in itself. It reflects by its shape an opening to new possibilities. It is like an arrowhead, pointing to new directions and new possibilities, and with one end open, it also reflects an openness to new ideas.
For anyone with a goose as a totem, greater vision, physical and spiritual, will occur. A goose as a totem can reflect that you are about to break free of old childhood restraints and begin to come into your own. Anytime the goose comes in as a totem, you can expect to have the imagination stirred toward new travels to distant places-whether in the body or in the mind.
The goose also is a totem of communication, especially through the use of stories. Its feather for a long time was the standard writing instrument. Individuals wishing to write can facilitate the process by working with the goose as a totem. It will stimulate the imagination and help move you through creative blocks. Writing with a goose quill pen will help this even more.
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