Monday, August 27, 2018

A Bashful Giraffe: An Angel Message

When Elliot and I lived in Virginia Beach, a favorite treat was to visit the Norfolk Zoo on Sunday afternoons.  Giraffes, the tallest mammals on Earth, were spectacular to watch.  Their lean and lanky  legs are taller than most people.  That's why their long spotted neck is too short to reach the ground.  Giraffes were meant to be fed at lofty heights.   

Funny how you can take a picture, and then years later, find it will bring fresh insight to your soul.  That's what happened when I recently came across this amusing photo of a giraffe at the Norfolk Zoo. At first glance, the bashful giant seems to be playing a game of Hide and Seek. She may be fooling herself, but others can clearly see her enormous stature. 

I revisited the esoteric meaning of this beautiful, regal animal.   Giraffe represents farsightedness.  In Animal-Speak Pocket Guide, Ted Andrews writes:  "Giraffe brings a message to be alert as to what is coming.  You can see what others cannot.  Do not resist moving into new areas."

I noticed the pattern of markings on the giraffe's body are like different sizes and shapes of a giant jigsaw puzzle in majestic motion. These spots are like human fingerprints as no two giraffes have identical patterns.

Enjoy your day with the angels.  Expect signs and wonders to cross your path, leading you to stretch beyond your comfort zone, and head in the right direction to share your wonderful gifts.  You are not alone.  God is Love. His angels are with you. Be true to yourself. 

One last thing about the can make flute-like sounds and low pitches beyond the range of human hearing. It has a voice.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen