I took the picture above on the bank of the Bow River because it shows a Canada Goose sitting in a tree. the Goose is perfectly placed to watch out for a new mate.
The Spirit Guides tell us that we must choose our stand carefully because it will either make us strong or make us vulnerable. It should allow us to watch out for those things that might trip us up, or, it will place us in the way of something bigger than we are.
The idea of a soul being in service can help us decide what kind of a stand we want to have. The Oneness of what we choose makes us safer, or not. If we are too self centered, we are not safe. If we are too open, then we are infringing on others.