Giraffe is the animal that comes to my aide during times like these. The giraffe teaches us to have foresight. To look beyond what is going on in our immediate surroundings. Sometimes I can get stuck in the minutiae of my day to day life, and while it is important to be present and in the moment, when I am stuck in a fear place, my thinking becomes distorted. So, when I feel frozen, or overwhelmed the giraffe reminds me to look to the horizon to ground myself and get my bearings. While I may not be able to predict the future, I can look to the future and set my intention on how I would like things to be. This way I can base my decisions on what my intentions are, and for how I see my life when I am living my purpose.
When I practice working with the medicine of the giraffe, I feel a space being created within my energy body where I can Breathe easier and see things clearer. This is a way for me to step out of my fear, feel connected to Spirit That Moves Through All Things and, in fact, enables me to be more present in the moment in a healthy way. I guess it brings me back to my center. My serenity is very precious to me, and I am grateful to the teachings of the Giraffe for helping to guide me back to my serenity.
With light and love
Natalie Kasdan, LMT