6/09/2007



I came across this additional information about the giraffe

The giraffe is a graceful animal in spite of its ungainly appearance. Some legends claim that the "sleep time" of the giraffe is connected to ancient Eastern cultures. The giraffes incredible flexibility allows it to take on positions similar to yoga therapies in which the body is twisted and contorted while in a meditative state. This coupled with its kneeled sleep position made many believe that it was actually praying instead of sleeping. When it awoke and stood up its great height would invoke feelings from fear to respect. The giraffes strength and flexibility shows us how to gain control of our physical bodies while expanding our mental and spiritual faculties. Many cultures honored the giraffe including the Egyptians whose art featured giraffe designs.

Giraffes are highly attuned to danger thanks to their height, keen sense of smell and eyesight. With their heads towering high in the sky and their feet firmly planted on the ground they serve as links between the higher and lower worlds. Its flexible neck allows it see what's behind it, alongside it and in front of it. This gives the giraffe the ability to know the future and understand the past while walking in the present moment. It holds the teachings of clear sight and can be a powerful ally for those with this totem. The giraffe teaches us how to increase our perceptions by viewing life from all angles. When we look up, forwards, sideways and down the past, present and future is known. A wonderful totem to have - the giraffe is a bearer of many gifts.

All this information motivated me to get my drawing into a charm asap. It feels good to have their energy with me when I wear it:)

15 Comments:

Blogger Georgia said...

Very beautiful charm, on a a very beautiful you.

xoxo

6/09/2007 6:01 PM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

The charm is just wonderful. What a great idea!

6/09/2007 9:08 PM  
Blogger Boho Girl said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

6/10/2007 3:50 AM  
Blogger Shaz said...

Gorgeous and perfect

6/10/2007 3:50 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

how absolutely wonderfully beautiful ...

6/10/2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love this charm, thea!!! beautiful work...
~ruby

6/11/2007 12:10 AM  
Blogger Schmoops said...

so so beautiful!

6/11/2007 12:50 AM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

So happy to have yet more wonderful informatin on this beautiful animal.

Your drawing looks just beautiful as a charm.

love you.xoxo

6/11/2007 11:12 AM  
Blogger Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose) said...

the charm is beautiful!!!!

6/11/2007 5:30 PM  
Blogger Angela Marie said...

So beautiful! and interesting. :)

6/12/2007 6:09 PM  
Blogger Revealed... said...

things are really happening for you thea...missed you so these last few days...looking forward to an am call to you!! :)
xxoo g

6/12/2007 10:41 PM  
Blogger kelly said...

i was in global gifts the other
day and say many giraffes and of course thought of you. so many elephants too. i love your charms
and pendants. i dig that the mean something

6/13/2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Wow! This is very cool. I have always really liked these animals. One of my top five favs of all time!
I love this, "This gives the giraffe the ability to know the future and understand the past while walking in the present moment.". Wow.

Thank you for this infor.

Hope you are well.

:)

6/16/2007 1:35 PM  
Blogger tara dawn said...

I am returning from a blogging absence and came to check on the happenings in your world. I love the new images and will certainly order one as soon as finances permit. Just wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you and keeping you in my nightly prayers each day, even when I seem so far away. I continue to send you love and warm waves of happiness, hoping beyond hope that they are reaching you in some way.
Hugs and love always,
taradawn

6/16/2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger megg said...

BEAUTIFUL!!1 And a perfect totem for your journey right now!!

6/17/2007 3:45 AM  

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