Oh Giraffe My Spirit Guide I Long Neck, Big Heart

By Barbara Christensen - 9:35 AM

Oh Giraffe My Spirit Guide

I was listening to Gabby Bernstein talk about spirit guides, and I thought to myself... what's mine.

What instantly appeared was the Giraffe!

Comical, right? Because I am all of barely 5 foot no inches tall.

I almost immediately realized that the chakra on the back of my neck was wide open. 

Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” ~ Rumi

So what is this "throat chakra anyway?

Known as the purification center, the Vishuddha chakra gives voice to our spirit. It's very connected to Mercury, which is why I find it interested that this all started when Mercury hit retrograde. 

Oh Giraffe My Spirit Guide I Long Neck, Big Heart Mama Whole Wellness

It connects with messages, telling us to listen to vision, to grow our vision, to look at the longer picture. But I love that the throat chakra is also connected to this five headed goddess, because if you know me at all that is exactly who I am. I have many passions, and I don't want to give any of them up. I want it all. And I believe that I see the trends before the trends see themselves, but yet trying to balance it all can be very intimidating.

I want to share this am
azing information I found from What's Your Sign (read more of it here http://www.whats-your-sign.com/symbolic-meaning-of-giraffe.html) on what this Giraffe Spirit Guide means: 

Take a good look at this magnificent creature, and we can easily begin to weave a symbolic narrative as to the giraffe's deeper meaning behind its presence (both totemic and random appearance) in our lives.
For example, it's most telling physical feature is the giraffe's neck. Symbolically, this impressive physical feature naturally asks us about "sticking our necks out" in terms of making connections (within family, community, business, creative endeavors, etc). In this respect, the giraffe is a messenger, encouraging us to elongate our vision, stretch ourselves, and reach as far as we can. The giraffe often makes an appearance when we need a little reminder that we all are grandiose beings with remarkable potential to rise ourselves up to a challenge. Furthermore, the giraffe demonstrates grace in striving. In other words, when the giraffe visits us, it's often a message to strive through challenges while maintaining balance and grace.
The giraffe also reminds me of vision. Long-reaching, far-seeing kind of vision. It's that long neck again. With its head lifted as high as the treetops it loves to snack on, the giraffe's vision is a focused on the horizon. If the giraffe is your totem, I'm willing to bet you're a natural visionary. Most folks who feel an affinity for the giraffe will admit to having a knack for seeing future trends. Giraffe-people have an incredible ability to see into the future, or see the "big picture." Furthermore, giraffe-people are experts at shifting resources and influencing events so that future outcomes they see are more fluid, and effective.
And how about those massive eyelashes? Sure, they're sweet and delicate looking, but they're also symbolic of protection. Those long lashes effectively keep out debris, and we can translate this as an assurance that our visions are protected by the wisdom of Nature, and we have the ability to discern the right meanings of our visions under the guidance of our animal totems - in this case, the giraffe.
Some keywords to consider while contemplating the symbolic meaning of giraffe...
Symbolic Meanings for the Giraffe
  • Vision
  • Beauty
  • Mystery
  • Patience
  • Elegance
  • Cleverness
  • Intuition
  • Perception
  • Protection
  • Discernment
  • Cooperation
  • Intelligence
  • Gracefulness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Gentleness of Spirit
If the giraffe is your totem, you not only have a gift of higher perception, you're also very sensitive about the information you see. Giraffe's have a relatively gentle demeanor (unless provoked or during mating), and this is reflected in the person who claims the giraffe as their totem. I find it fascinating the giraffe has not two, but three horns (they're called ossicones). The third horn is situated right between and just above its eyes. This is symbolic of the "third eye" which talks about intuition, delicate perception, and heightened sensory awareness. Are you the kind of person who easily senses what others are feeling or thinking? Do you often find that vague or obtuse concepts are more clear to you and make more sense to you than most? It's that giraffe energy that enables deeper perception and the ability to combine vision with empathy to gain grand views in life situations.
Conversely, the giraffe can offer higher ground for our vision, and lend us intuitive insight when we feel we're blinded by life's distractions. Call upon the giraffe when you are in need of a higher position with which to analyze the foggy terrain of your life. Also call upon the gentle nature of the giraffe to help you with gracefulness in action, patience, and sturdy footing in life's potentially rocky terrain.

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