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Today I have been thinking about
the manatee. This is what I've found so far.
Manatee/Dugong's Wisdom Includes:
· Ability to walk gently upon the Earth
· Seeing clearly what lives in water (emotions)
· Connection to water herbs
Manatee: unassuming peaceful nature very nurturing character,
closest to ancients that rule the waters.
Manatee- peaceable, unassuming
Manatee: Gentleness, loving, childlike
MANATEE-gentleness, trust, peace
Manatee - The gentle, placid, slow moving Manatee is so trusting,
serene and calm, she will let
humans approach her and pet her. Invoke Manatee medicine for
gentleness, serenity and trust.
Two things I found very interesting about the manatee:
1. Do manatees have good eyesight? Surprisingly enough, manatees
have fairly good eyesight
and can distinguish between different sized objects, different
colors, and patterns. Their eyes are
small, and they have a membrane that can be drawn across the
eyeball for protection. ~ This
seems like it would be a handy tool for empaths.
2. Do manatees have teeth? The roof of the Manatees mouth, (front
section) have horny ridged
pads. These in conjunction with the lower jaw break the vegetation
into small pieces. The molars
(their only teeth) located at the back of the mouth finish the
chewing process. Their teeth are
what are known as "marching molars." They are unique
because they are constantly replaced.
They form at the back of the jaw, wear down as they move forward,
and eventually fall out!
Tooth replacement is an adaptation to the manatee's diet of
abrasive plants that are often mixed
~ versatile, adaptable - your old teeth wear out - move 'em
to the front, drop 'em and grow a new
set. And they only have molars for grinding food (processing
nourishment). They don't bite.
I love Manatee! They have such a gentle energy to them...to
me, they seem like they embody true
trust and true love for all despite what man has done to them
and their surroundings. To me they
are sacred. (This is just a personal thought here...I've often
wondered about their name. How the
first part of it, Mana, is a word of power, empowerment, and
vital spiritual energy. Is there some
sort of a connection?) I think they have much to teach us about
how to live in peace and
harmony with one another. Thank you Minna for sharing this information
Minna, Thank you as well. I love manatee. I was introduced to
her when journeying. Shark in
journey seems to protect. If you get a chance go through its
mouth and into that which it protects.
That was where I was first introduce to her. I haven't really
worked with her but they are
beautiful peaceful creatures.
Vicki East Texas:
I love the energy of the Manatee. They are so gentle and harmonious.
When I was a child I was
able to pet one of these gentle giants
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