During the past two weeks I have come across and read several videos and articles about elephants, both happy ones of rescue and freedom and sad ones of abuse and murder. My last two Nakshatra posts, Mula and Purvashadha both mentioned elephants as well, and so I feel called to discuss these wise and powerful animal spirits.
The first thing I think of with elephants is how much ancient and sacred wisdom they seem to hold. They are also very sentient beings, feeling emotions much like humans do. They cry when set free or when they lose an old and loyal friend; and they play with joy and smile when having fun. These large creatures have tremendous patience, especially when it comes to putting up with years of captivity imposed upon them by humans, yet they also reliably work with humans assisting in moving large objects. This patience strengthens them to have great endurance and determination in overcoming obstacles.
In Asian cultures elephants symbolize good fortune and happiness. The Hindu god Ganesha represents this good luck. He also assists us in removing barriers and obstacles in our lives.
The Elephant symbolizes:
- Patience, Endurance, & Strength
- Good Luck
- Confidence & Overcoming Obstacles
- Power, Dignity, & Royalty
- Loyalty & Reliability
I loved Elephants, and its ability to never forget.. and I have not forgotten,you 🙂 … I can not believe its been 4 weeks since my last visit. How time flys when you are having Fun… Loved reading, My daughter went to Africa several years ago as a volunteer at a Cheetah Sanctuary and she also got to visit the Elephants.. I have a beautiful photo of her walking beside A couple of them she is touching the baby’s ear as they walk.. 🙂
What a wonderful experience for your daughter! Has it been 4 weeks since you’d been by? Busy, busy times! ❤
Yes time has just disappeared since Summer Solstice in June,, the weeks since have just merged into a blurr LOL
Elephants are so amazing!! We visited an elephant orphanage when I lived in Kenya and I got to see some incredible joy as the little elephant kiddies savored a mud bath!! Such amazingly expressive creatures.
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I love elephants by far my favourite animal, possible my animal spirit but looking into that 🙂
Elephants indeed are such beauteous creatures and to see them all at a mourning site for their own shows to me they have a level of spirituality sadly lacking in many humans…long live them in peace and free from harm loves Bev xx
They are indeed great beings, Bev! xoxo
Another perfectly timed post! I had a vision of Ganesh before I fell asleep today and elephants appeared to me throughout the day today, in conversations, on walls…
I love elephants, they represent everything that you describe, Julianne Victoria.
May God bless and protect them
Thank you! Namaste _/l\_
I know and love! my animal spirit.
May the elephants be free from harm from humanity.