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Hi lovely fellow traveler/rawfoodrehabbers,
As I've been reading the posts from the last few days I remembered something I had come across a while ago, about the nature of Geese flying in formation and how this applies to supportive community like this one here in RFR.
Sometimes one of us is not feeling so wonderful and it's time for them to reach out to the rest of the flock. And sometimes one of us is feeling downright 'perky' and it's their turn to share the pure positive raw energy with the peeps. I've been in each of these modes at different times, and I love knowing that there's no judgment here in the Mansion.
Here's the Wisdom of Geese - many of you may have read this somewhere along the line. I think it's so great to remember we can fly in each others energy stream sometimes and sometimes we can lead the way.

The Wisdom of Flying Geese

In the Spring, when you see geese heading North for the Summer or South in the Fall, flying along in "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what scientists have discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. 

By flying in "V " formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own. 

 

 

photo by Alice Popkorn on flickr Creative Commons

 

Basic Truth #1- People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another. 

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. 

Basic Truth #2- If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are heading in the same direction as we are. 

When the lead goose gets tired, he rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. 

Basic Truth #3- It pays to take turns doing hard jobs, with people or with flying geese. 

These geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. 

Basic Truth #4- We need to be careful what we say when we honk from behind. 

Finally, when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gunshot, and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation until they catch up with their group. 

Final Truth- If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other, protect one another and sometimes make new friends who seem to be going in our direction.

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Comment by angela usher on August 4, 2011 at 8:36pm
Thank you Janet that was perfect : ) Just loved it so much : )  Angela X
Comment by Rebecca on August 3, 2011 at 8:47am
Thanks for this post Janet !
Comment by Mary Ann on August 3, 2011 at 7:55am
This gave me goosebumps!!! :)
Comment by amy lou on August 3, 2011 at 6:52am
Really really great. Thanks Janet!
Comment by Debbie V on August 3, 2011 at 4:59am
Janet, this is an awesome post. So perfect. Honk, honk!
Comment by Susan : ) on August 2, 2011 at 9:47pm

Love our flying team!!!

Comment by Janet Carol Ryan on August 2, 2011 at 9:40pm
awwwww I just love flying formation with you all!
Comment by Jacqueline Rooths on August 2, 2011 at 9:17pm
This so awesome!!!  Thank you
Comment by pamella on August 2, 2011 at 8:58pm
Janet, how true this is about the RFR family.  I see it all the time around this mansion nothing but love & support.  Iam grateful to have found such a place. Thanks for posting this....
Comment by Bette Bliss Shaw on August 2, 2011 at 8:15pm
Janet, somehow, you knew JUST what to say tonight and YES I took it personally. HHAHAHA. You are a gem and thank you for sharing with me and all of us. I appreciate you lots! You are so loving and willing to freely give comments and compliments on other peoples words. You surely have met yourself and are ok within YOU to be able to be that for others. I applaud you. Oh and LOVE you too!

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