This morning I went for a jog around a lake that we have in our area and witnessed something that has left me feeling so sad and helpless. I have been jogging around this lake for almost fifteen years, several times a week. Living on the lake are many ducks and a widely-known pair of large white geese – a male and a female. They have been there since the day I first arrived fifteen years ago and I have been told that they are now 20 years old.
I have never seen the one without the other. They are always together, standing close, heads held high, proud and tall. The male is clearly very protective of his mate, never leaving her side. Today was different. I found the gander standing on the sidewalk, outside of the lake area, all alone, clearly very disturbed, and making a loud calling-crying kind of sound. I looked around but his soul mate was nowhere to be seen.
I continued jogging around the lake but it worried me. What could have happened to the goose? What would happen to this gander if he lost his soul mate? Who could I ask? How could I help? I remembered reading that geese mate for life, that when they lose a mate they mourn and often refuse to mate again. I felt so sad for this poor fellow. So I returned to the spot where I had seen him and this time he was in the middle of the street, looking up and down and making the same sad calling-crying sound, louder and more desperate than before. I searched the area for his mate but could not find her.
Feeling helpless I continued on my way home, putting out the intention and the positive thought that he will be happily reunited with his soul mate. I know how powerful our thoughts can be, so hopefully mine will help bring a happy ending to the story.
I called a friend who lives on the lake to tell her what I had seen. She alerted the president of the community and many families are now looking for Sally but as I write this she has not yet been found. Lets all send out the intention that she is well and will be found soon to be reunited with her soul mate!