As 2013 came to a close, on the 31st of December, during my New Year’s Eve meditation and ritual, I released old energies — with much appreciation and gratitude for the healing, the shift, the major shift which took place.
I AM ever grateful that I was given yet another opportunity for a much deeper layer of healing of my father issues and core wounds — one of the many gifts and blessings ushered in by my most pivotal Chiron Return astrological phase.
Through my experiences on the island of Siquijor and my interactions with the cottage owners regarding my unacceptable living situation, which my soul definitely attracted for my much-needed healing and clearing, I was gifted with yet another chance to practice my lesson of self-assertion and expression.
On the morning of the 1st of January, a very powerful New Year’s day accompanied by the very potent New Moon energies, a group of eight geese crossed my path, greeting me —
“A pleasant morning!” 🙂
I quickly referred to Ted Andrews’ Animal Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small, to find out the significance of the geese’ appearance.
“Goslings are very quiet, especially in the first part of life, and then they learn to break free. It can reflect you are about to break free of old childhood restraints and begin to come into your own.”
Aha! A much-needed validation that I’m taking in with much gratitude and appreciation!
Ted also points out that there are eight species of geese in North America. The number eight is quite symbolic as it is very similar to the infinity sign, reflecting an “ability to move forward or backward, movement, a call to spiritual quest.” Interestingly, synchronistically, there were eight geese that appeared to me!
Ted continues, “The goose epitomizes the mystery of migration. They constantly shift formation, creating wind drafts and easier flights for those behind them in the formation. This reminds us that as any one individual makes his or her quest, it becomes easier for others to do as well. They never fly directly behind one another. Each goose’s view is unobstructed, reminding us that we should not undertake any quest in life without having a full view of what it entails. In this way the journey is facilitated for others.”
The V-formation is quite significant as well. The shape reflects “an opening to new possibilities…Like an arrowhead pointing to new directions, it also reflects openness to new ideas. The ‘v’ letter comes from the Hebrew ‘vau’ meaning ‘nail.’ This formation indicates we are about to affix ourselves to a new path.” This message from the Universe can’t get any clearer and more reassuring than that. And for that, I simply say,
As I said in my earlier post, Facing My Fear, Saying “No” To My Father, 20 Years Later, something significant has ended. An old pattern. An old habit. Long-standing issue. Deep childhood wound. Core father issue.
Death and rebirth
The old needs to die in order to give birth to the new.
If you’ve been following my journey and this site for quite sometime, you may have read that in September 2013, which I wrote about here, another animal made a significant, almost bizarre appearance to me — SNAKE, yet another symbol of transformation, rebirth and renewal.
Admittedly, I am experiencing grief. And much exhaustion! This ascension business is really not for the faint of heart, whew! 🙂
But I’m allowing myself to grieve, to mourn what has ended — however long it takes for me to go through my grief and mourning, but not without a sense of excitement and optimism for what lies ahead. And yet I’m also giving myself permission to have my much-needed rest before I begin the next chapter in my journey, as I head out to my next destination and island exploration, which will be in a few days!
And as with anything, and as always, I’m simply trusting and believing. I’m holding on to my knowing that whatever is needed for my soul growth is what’s unfolding.
And whatever direction I take — upward, downward, within or without, three steps forward, two steps back, and wherever island destinations I end up in, be it as my ultimate, more permanent island home or simply transitory, I’m finding solace knowing that, no matter what, no matter where, as I said in an earlier post —
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