The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

She, who remains nameless, greeted us at the entrance of one of Bali’s chocolate factories, with the typical protective warning honks for which geese are world famous.

Immediately she let us know we were guests here and she was the boss, security guard and "watchdog” combined.

With some trepidation, she ventured forth to my admiring verbal and telepathic comments and within a short time of telling her she was a magnificent bird, so majestic and powerful, she allowed me to stroke her plumage.

A young boy approached to do the same, but she would have nothing to do with him and saw him off in no uncertain fashion.

This is something deeper than surface admiration and I believe what I witness in pregnant women and feel, is a profound connection and love they show towards the unborn child.

Interesting I thought and trying my animal communication skills a little further, every time she called out softly, I said; “louder” and sure enough, each time she responded with a louder call.

She kept others at bay, whenever they drew close.

At one time, she came up to me and nuzzled right into my thigh, with her head down to receive more gentle stroking of her soft downy feathers.

Then the piece de la resistance occurred, when she repeated tried to climb upon my lap and I offered my hand down for her to step up and sure enough she did.

This was the result:

Now my connection with this bird was really enhanced and it truly felt mutual.

She, who I have now affectionately entitled - The Goose Goddess, won me over with her loving presence, which in turn opened my heart to her.

The power of the sacred feminine in any and all forms is able to transform masculine energies and strengthen their connection to their hearts.

It was a powerful experience and when I attempted to leave, she followed me everywhere, until I convinced her I would come back, which I sincerely intend to do.

In the fable of “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg”, the greedy farmer said to himself, “My hen must have gold inside. I should kill it and get all the gold at once.”  For me, I had no such thoughts and could appreciate every moment of this encounter, demanding nothing and enjoying our interaction at the deepest level.

If animal communication arouses your curiosity, see this wonderful video of Anna Breytenbach with a ferocious leopard:

Anna's website:

Embracing the sacred feminine within us all, leads to a coherent alignment between our heads and our hearts.


Rick’s passion and purpose in life is clear, and everything he does supports this.   His journey in life has been hardly a straight line.  Returning from the battles of combat in the Vietnam War at just 22-years old, he was a self-described - “broken man”.   Rising up from this, he undertook both a corporate business path in the energy sector, as well as a spiritual one, studying with masters across India, China and SE Asia.  Rick is a TEDx speaker and author, but above all, he is a master at intuitively listening, understanding and helping others see what they cannot see in themselves.

Rick was born in England, and then spent over 30-years in Australia and has called Ubud, Bali home for the past 10-years with his wife and family.