Elephants are one of those things you don’t see on a daily basis unless you’re a safari guide or work at the zoo. An elephant may be appearing in your dreams. Perhaps you’re drawn to elephant shows, statues, images, or even jewelry. Even abstract objects can resemble an elephant to you. My screen saver is a waterfall with a tumble of moss covered stones. Every time I turn it on I’m convinced the stones resemble an elephant with an upraised trunk.
Elephants travel in herds, which makes them social animals. Family is important to them. Elephants calves stay with their mothers up to four years. Even though the group is composed of females, one dominant male, and calves, the outcast younger males often trailed the group until they develop their own group. Most animals would chase these hanger ons away, but the elephants tolerate them as long as they don’t cause trouble. Even those the adolescent males are on their own the herd continues to nurture them by leading through safe passages and good grazing land.
In a documentary about elephants seeking out better grazing land during a drought, there is a touching scene where the elephants come across the bones of a her member that didn’t make it. They touch the bones with their trunks, then huddle in a silent circle around the sun bleached bones. This demonstrates not only their memory, but loyalty to one another.
Did you know it takes two years to carry an elephant baby to a full term birth? Elephant mamas have a great deal of patience.
Elephants are amazing creatures that can overcome any other inhabitants with its sheer size, intelligence, and tendency to work together. No wonder the elephant represents overcoming your obstacles.
Elephants have been the vehicle of choice for Asian nobility. They’re often associated with royalty and deities. No surprise, that Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu God, is a favorite in the Hindu Pantheon with his cheerful personality and the power to remove obstacles from the faithful’s path.
The elephants still play a major role in the Asian world as workers and entertainers. Many Indian bridegrooms come in on a rented painted elephant that represents power, posterity, happiness, and pride.
The elephant brings a message to stay focus on your goal. The herd knows to move from the path could result in distraction, delay, and possibly death. If an elephant shows up in your dreams, it’s a reminder to be diligent, stay on the path, resist the temptations that cause you to abandon your goal. You will triumph in the end if you persevere. It’s also a reminder that you are ultimately in charge of your destiny.
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