The goose is a symbol of prosperity. In the “Jack and the Beanstalk” story, Jack climbs to the heights, seeking his treasure in the sky. Up there, he finds his fortune when he meets the goose who lays the golden eggs. The goose who lays the golden eggs represents abundant prosperity, like the gift that keeps on giving. A related expression is: “Don’t kill the goose who lays the golden eggs.”
Another way of looking at the above story is this: Jack aspires to rise in his consciousness, breaking through the upper limits, where he discovers his highest-self. Yes, and the goose represents divine opulence, which refers to every level of treasure in heaven and earth. The goose is a sign of good fortune.
The Wild Goose Symbolizes Fortune.
Affirmation: Through the symbol of the goose, I embrace my natural talents and God-given gifts, appreciating these blessings, also opening myself to receive what’s next for my highest good.
Remember, prosperity goes hand-in-hand with gratitude. According to the law of attraction, our positive thoughts create positive experiences, and vice-versa. Often times, the difference between fortune and misfortune is the attitude, i.e. optimism or pessimism. True prosperity is experienced in the present moment, when we recognize our blessings.
The Provider provides for us at all times. This Truth is expressed as follows: “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” This story continues with an invitation to focus our thoughts on the present moment, resting in the attitude of gratitude. The opposing force is worrying, due to a fear of lack, which causes this lack to be the focal point of the moment.
One winter weekend in Wyoming, during my childhood, my dad returned from a hunting trip. He told me the story of his fortune and misfortune: he landed seven snow geese with three shotgun blasts. He was a conscientious hunter, and he knew that three birds was his daily limit, but he fired into a blizzard and took down seven full-grown snow geese. He then had to choose whether to leave the extra birds in the field, or else bring them home and face a poaching fine. He hiked for hours out of there, dragging all seven birds through the snow, deciding that the right thing to do was to bring them home and share the bounty. True story.
–Cabe Erin Lindsay, M.A.