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Wild Geese – Mary Oliver

“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.”  Mary Oliver

This quote was offered by Katherine Saux RScP in the September Daily Guides in Science of Mind magazine. She was sitting on her deck on a crispy, cool early morning savoring her mug of hot coffee.

It was one of those times we have all experienced of enjoying the surrounding colors and quiet of the surroundings that lead to deep feelings of content and complete — even complacent.

Then suddenly, a flock of wild geese flying overhead broke into the sacred stillness. Yet they brought the sacred with them.

Katherine says she felt a complete shift inside in her whole body and soul. A shift of yearning and excitement to which she could not quite put words.

I am very alerted these days when I see the word shift in any context (and to my surprise I am seeing that word often). Since my study of Emergence and Birth 2012, a global shift is the result of what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls forth in each of us.

Now is the time to effect a conscious evolution into the future beyond 2012. Individually,  we can learn to emerge with the call in our hearts to work for what “wants to be created for our own good and the good of our planet”.

We, in numbers,  can gain in exciting  synergy and can effect a world-wide and cultural explosion of a conscious shift that affects the planet itself. Together, we can make a quantum leap toward goodness for human kind.

But we have to recognize the call. Katherine said, since she couldn’t give words immediately to the sense of shift within her, she let it go and simply allowed herself to feel the shift as it settled deeper within her being.

Now back to Katherine’s story, she later came across Mary Oliver’s words:

“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.”  Mary Oliver

Immediately, she thought, “Aha! That’s it!’ The call of the wild geese pulled her out of her complacent sense of self and reminded her of something more in our world — something more connecting. It  calls us to “spread our wings”  and to hear the soul’s yearning — to fly.

To me, this means to listen, to reflect and to respond and come forth with the calling of the heart toward “what wants to be born–created within each of us. And when I respond to this call, I am a very happy person.

It is a different call at different times: loving service to family; an extended quiet time; a busy writing time; play time and joy; rest and refueling time; exercise and  time to balance my energies. prayer time; times of simple presence to another.

My specific calls at this time are to continue my writing of Napkinwriter , to be the healer I am through my Reiki practice and Qigong, and to be present and loving in my family.

A new teaching call has also arrived as I begin to find open doors to workshops I have developed over this past year. They focus on heart coherence and writing as a tool to be able to listen and hear that Divine Voice within us that is giving us the call. That Voice will use geese if it has to.

Listening to that voice will bring us to the true home within ourselves. But it will also, like the geese, give us wings to fly!

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