The Elephant


The Elephant, surely one of the world’s most beloved animals, great strength, powerful communities, protectors of their offspring. Perhaps misunderstood by us.
Recent observations by scientists shows that male Elephants are being born without tusks, a quantum leap of evolution if ever we’ve seen one.
This week for our blog I pulled the Elephant card from the Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck and I was reminded by Kim, the designer of the deck, of the power of self knowledge and trust which this totem of gentle strength bestows upon us.
In yoga, Ganesha the Elephant-headed god is the remover of obstacles. As we witness in Africa today, right now, Elephant is removing his own tusks, a symbol of his ancestors, perhaps in order to continue on. Let us trust in the ability to change, to shape shift, to make quantum leaps in one generation.
Gratitude to Elephant, I bow to your inner wisdom. Jai Ganesha!
Love Nadiya
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