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Giraffe

Dreams containing giraffes are not common, and the few that do have these amazing creatures in are as children’s toys, so would need personal associations to understand. See soft toys; Associations Working With

The neck is a very vulnerable area and a long neck makes it difficult to get up easily. But some people see the neck as indicating the will, but I feel it is an expression of the desire to express oneself.  Another idea is that it can relate to the distance between the heart/feelings and the head/thought; suggesting that one may be out of touch with ones feelings.

It could appear as an ungainly comic character showing strange or funny aspects of the person’s inner life.

Useful questions and hints:

What feelings or associations do I have about the dream giraffe?

Was there anything the giraffe was doing?

Did I feel any connection with the giraffe and if so what was it?

See Associations Working WithAnimalTechniques for Exploring your Dreams

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-Nicole 2014-10-10 11:58:12

I dreamt of a baby giraffe walking away from me into the woods across a lake.. What do you think that means? Thx

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-Kristen 2016-01-07 12:58:34

I had a dream I was in an open field and there were rows of trees. There was a huge giraffe- it had the width of an elephant and was so tall that u couldn’t even see its head – it was like it went out of my frame of vision. I would see it from a distance and it would charge me and it was swift and fast! It could reach me in seconds. I would dart across the field to the trees where I kept trying to grab the bright yellow lemon. Sometimes I would get the lemon and I would throw it at the giraffe as it ran by. I never felt afraid. I was more in awe of its strength and speed and size. And it seemed there was only the one yellow lemon in all the green trees. And it was just me and the giraffe.

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-Michelle Gomez 2016-07-03 15:06:42

I had a dream, where I entered a zoo with my family, the zoo was merely one of those old fashioned, really big, white, American buildings. When we got in, it was all green grass and the animals were free, lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, etc. All, humans and animals, were coexisting in complete harmony, me and my family was walking in complete happiness and wonder. I was making my way through the giraffes’ feet, while looking up admiring them, still, I was a bit nervous, I didn’t want to bother the animals and make them hurt me.

When I got to the end of the big terrain, there were some kind of chairs that could take you to the second floor. My family was unsure of going, they just stood there and acted confused (which happens a lot when we are touring). I got irritated, I actually wanted to see what was there, so I just sat on a chair with a bit of a struggle, my family looked and me and told me to be careful, I didn’t answer them. I wanted to see the aquatic creatures, I told them, my mother and sisters wanted to go back, sit and eat, but my father sat on the chair saying he wanted to see them too. Unfortunately, there where no creatures, the aquarium was empty, which left me a bit sad and disappointed. At least in our way we saw two restaurants, one was fancy and empty and the other one did have food.

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-Liz 2017-01-28 15:32:46

I had a dream that I was flying over what looked to be a large zoo. In my dream I flew over the exhibit of wild horses with my dad along side me. My dad had passed away in 2014. We watched the big black and brown horses trotting about and some were even struggling to jump the large branches to get back into the exhibit. It was a little bit weird, but it was beautiful. We also saw a real live giraffe hanging out in the ditch where the horse exhibit was located.The giraffe was walking along and occasionally resting its head along side the tall exhibit rocks as it watched the horses.

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-Tiffany 2017-09-12 8:40:20

I dreamt of being in a dark room and the giraffe entered and was just standing in front of me. I was lying down and it just kind of stood there staring at me. Then I told my husband there was a giraffe in the room. He came in and saw for himself, then left the room and made some noises to get the giraffe to follow the sounds. The giraffe then turned to its right; my left and exited the room through a doorway and entered into a hallway. I woke up after that feeling a bit panicked and strange. I’ve never had a dream with a giraffe before.

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    -Tony Crisp 2017-09-13 12:13:12

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – http://dreamhawk.com/news/summing-up/ and also http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/features-found-on-site/ which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson or http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/getting-at-your-dreams-meaning/

    Tony

    Tiffany – Your dream can only really be understood if we have the associated feelings and ideas you have with giraffe, your husband and the room. Finding ones memories and feelings associated with the dream images, leads to a clear realisation of how our own mental and emotional experience and structure have formed the dream. In one of my own dreams in which I was in my father’s shop attending to a man who had been shot in the arm, exploring the associations led me to uncover massive feelings to do with my relationship with my father. I felt for the first time in my life, how his lack of praise and support had led to an injury to my self confidence.

    Your husband for instance, many people do not realise that they have an inner husband equally as powerful as an external husband. You have taken in millions of bit of memory, lessons learnt, life experiences, along with all the feelings or problems met by loving and living with your husband, and they are what makes you the person you are. This is true even if your husband was never there for you – you still have all the memories of him not being there for you filed under ‘husband’. The memories and experience we gather unconsciously change us and are not lost. It is part of you and is symbolised in dreams as a person or event. Such an inner husband can appear in dreams because you are deeply influenced by what you hold within you.

    I am guessing he represent your feelings of him being a supportive influence that you use when in dreams you confront any scary thing. The giraffe though is a different matter. What are your feelings about the giraffe? Try using http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson and http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/brain-levels-and-dreams/#mammalbrain

    Dreams are ways of introducing you, exploring and learning to use your own mind and imagination. For instance most people do not know until they explore their mind, that whenever we dream its images are not like real life, because a dream is nothing like outer life where things could hurt you, but is an image like on a cinema screen that even if a gun is pointed at you and fired it can do no damage – except if you run in fear. So all the things that scare you are simply your own fears projected onto the screen of your sleeping mind.

    So what was scary about the giraffe in your room?

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