Fall is a natural time of migration for many of our relatives.  As the days grow shorter and colder many relocate to an environment that is better suited to their survival.  The old people tell me that while our relatives often moved with the seasons, we did not, preferring to accept the season and all of its gifts while holding space for our relatives’ return. Geese symbolize the importance of respectful communication and respectful team work between community members. When Geese fly in formation they take turns at the front breaking the wind, no one goose holds this responsibility alone, they work as a coordinated team.

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This is part of a series of mindfulness prompts that are based in Métis teachings. Each weekly post has an image specifically designed to fit the lock-screen on your phone. The idea is that you can make mindfulness easy, effective and beautiful all at the same time. Placing each new image on your lock screen serves to keep it in the front of your mind while the week allows you enough time to lean into the learning.