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Wild Geese: Inspiration for Your Life

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
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.
~ Mary Oliver ~

Inspiration from Wild Geese Poem

1.. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles repenting.

  The places in your life where you feel resentment, anger, and guilt are where you are resonating with unfinished business from the past. Make time for understanding and forgiveness. Bring self-compassion into your body-mind system with each breath. In every moment is the opportunity to see the world in the present from a more self-loving place.

Your parents, boss, partner, ex- and your earlier evolution of self did the best possible based on self-awareness at the time. It is not the experience you had in the past, but your resonance with the event today through your thoughts, beliefs, and unresolved tension stored in your body-mind system, which makes the difference between feeling stuck or the ability to move forward.

The opportunity is to look at your needs that were not met underneath in the earlier experience, and to bring greater understanding and compassion to the message within that needs support and healing. Take the higher lesson and message into your life in the present. This will allow you to apply what you have learned to what is unfolding in front of you today. It will create greater life energy flow, discernment, and new possibilities.

You are only able to experience as much love, joy, and feeling of being centered and empowered to the degree you are able to feel all of your emotions.  Allowing them to create insight, awareness, and inspiration creates a new possibility of healing in your life

2. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.

As you feel more at home within yourself, you then can take nurture from home, the Earth itself. Gratitude and appreciation for all the ways you are taken care of, looked after, and have had needs met help you to feel more grounded. Spending time in nature and in your heart with gratitude and appreciation are important tools for your health and relationships.

Wild Geese

  It helps you feel more oriented to the present and creates a feeling of more safety and trust. It allows your body-mind system to work more effectively. When you apply this anchor feeling to your current life situations, it helps you to be more aware of your self-care needs, and to register where you need to spend time introspectively, and when to spend time with others to share the warmth and joy of connection. Like the seasons of change in Nature, there is a time for everything: to rest, to create, to be more active, to harvest, and to let go.

3. 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.

You are an integral part of the interwoven web of connection. Geese fly in a formation that allows each member to care for one another and to help the entire group. The benefits: more uplift and less exhaustion between members flying long distances. These times are extraordinary. As a planet, and as humanity, we must work to protect life while enhancing our connection to life-enhancing practices. It is vital for us to work together for sustainability and the health of one another.

At times, it may feel as though the distance is too far or too difficult. However, at this pivotal time, working together to sustain life creates benefits for everyone. Know that you have a part in this journey we are all experiencing at this time. Tune into your heart and explore your part!

Wild Geese Poem by Mary Oliver from New and Selected Poems, V

Kimberly is a Certified Master Life Coach, Advanced Resonance Repatterning®Practitioner, and Person-Centered Expressive Therapist. She works with clients all over the world to help you achieve your positive life goals by phone, Skype, in-person, or proxy.

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