In honor of World Elephant Day, let’s explore the symbolism and potential meaning of elephants in your SoulCollage ® and Oracle Card Deck.
I call on your power.
Grant me a measure
Of your gentle strength.
Lead me to patience and confidence.
Remove unneeded obstacles from my path
And help me overcome those that remain
With intelligent grace.
Teach me more of loyalty and royalty,
Acting always with compassion,
Especially in those moments when I must
Be a warrior.
Help me remember to honor the elders
And nurture the young,
To use my own keen discernment,
And to commit once decided,
Using the full weight of my strength
To accomplish my dreams.
Walk with me.
~ Travis Bowman
From fascinating facts to festival photos, here is a bit of what the internet to offer about elephants all collaged together for help in discerning your SoulCollage ® and Oracle Card Deck.
Elephant Power Animal Symbol Of Commitment Royalty Strength – Article for SoulCollage ® and Oracle Cards
Elephant’s medicine includes strength, royalty, connection to ancient wisdom, removal of obstacles and barriers, confidence, patience, using education opportunities, commitment, gentleness, communicating in relationships, discernment, intelligence, compassion. If this is your animal guide, these virtues are a part of your natural character. By applying them in your life soul evolution is accomplished.
Elephants can teach us that gentleness, commitment, and communication in relationships is very powerful and necessary to keep relationships alive, trusting and loving, whether it be friends, family or partner. Deeply committed to all creatures with whom they have relationships, elephants are tough when protecting others and gentle when nurturing them. The matriarch (the oldest, most experienced female leader of a herd) leads in a way that is both gentle and inclusive. Elephants are able to communicate telepathically. This can teach us how to truly listen to others.Read the full article on Shamanic Journey ►
Elephant Dream Interpretation
When you have an Elephant dream, it indicates that you need to be more patient or more understanding of others. I could also mean that there is a memory that you have been holding on to for too long. It is now time to let go of the past.
Alternatively, this animal’s introverted character may be a reflection of your personality. In particular, if you see a white pachyderm, then it symbolizes royalty.
If you are riding one of these magnificent beasts, it indicates that you are in control of your subconscious and the aspects that you once feared. To dream that you are afraid of these animals suggests that there is an enormous problem that you are scared to confront.
A dream in which you are this animal, suggests that you need to make your opinions and views known. In other words, you need to be more vocal and voice your ideas. Thus, you must express yourself more often.Read the full article on Spirit Animal Totem ►
Elephant Meaning for Humans
Elephants are recognized for their compassionate and altruistic treatment of each other.
Perhaps some of our interest in these creatures is based on the fact that elephants and humans have a great deal in common:
- Humans and elephants have evolved the largest and most complex brain of any land mammal and we become aware of the world around us through our brains. Our brains makes us resourceful, dynamic and adaptable
- We both live long lives and cherish our relationships and families
- Our offspring can benefit from a long childhood where they are taught all of the practical life skills
- We both dwell in communities and tribes
- These animals do remember things and have feelings more like us. They are defensive of their kind and they show great affection and love towards each another. Therefore, elephants signify parent care, companionship, loyalty and community.
Today elephants need us to stop cutting down their forests.
They also need us to stop killing them for ivory.
Elephants have a simple jobs to do in the forest and they are very important to maintain entire ecosystem in good balanceRead the full article “Elephant Symbolism and Elephant Spiritual Meaning” ►
Elephant Meaning in SoulCollage® and Oracle Cards
- Feminine Power
- Clear Path
― Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time
10 Fascinating Facts About Elephants
- Elephant families are led by females
- They don’t need much sleep
- They communicate through vibrations
- Elephants love a good shower
- Elephants have record-long pregnancies, 22 months to be exact
- Elephants can swim
- They can easily get sunburned
- They are the World’s largest land animal
- The are known to mourn their dead
- An elephants trunk weighs 400 pounds and it can pick up a grain of rice
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides elephants retired from entertainment and exhibition with herd, home, and individualized veterinary and husbandry care for life. Elephants that have lived their lives in captivity have an opportunity at The Sanctuary to live in an expansive habitat that allows for a range of natural behaviors.
We use a system of solar-powered cameras to locate and monitor the elephants; to provide distance learning opportunities to schools and groups around the globe; and to offer you, our friends and supporters, frequent glimpses of the elephants we are so fortunate to have in our care. Visit bit.ly/EleCamscavengerhunt to download our EleCam Scavenger Hunt to see if you can spot everything from elephants swimming and eating to Caregivers at work!View the EleCam ►
Tarra the elephant and Bella the dog; best friends at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. With no human encouragement, Tarra adopted this stray dog on her own several years ago, and the two are now inseparable. Their inspiring, “odd couple” story was recently featured on CBS News and in “Bark” magazine.
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Kenya
As one of Africa’s oldest wildlife charities and a leading conservation organisation, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (SWT) embraces all measures that complement the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.
Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was established more than 40 years ago and is best known for its Orphans’ Project, the first and most successful elephant orphan rescue and rehabilitation program in the world. The Sheldrick Trust is a pioneering conservation organisation, dedicated to the protection of wildlife and the preservation of habitats in East Africa.
Adopt an orphaned baby elephant ►
Here are a few Free-to-Use “Elephant” Images for Your SoulCollage® and DIY Collage Oracle Card Dekcs
To save, print and use images in your SoulCollage ® and Oracle Cards – click on the image, right-click on the image when it pops up, and finally click to “save image as”.
More Butterfly links collaged together from the WWW for your SoulCollage ® Practice
- World Elephant Day
- Celebrate World Elephant Day with these tips for responsible sightings.
- Stunning Pictures of Elephants
- Elephants in Art
- The extraordinary painted elephants of India – in pictures
- People Are Knitting Giant Sweaters To Keep Rescued Elephants Cozy
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