Spirit Animals – Elephant

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Stones for connection with Elephant spirit: Tiger’s Eye & Opal.

Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck, power, success wisdom and experience. Because elephants are highly social animals, they are also considered to be a symbol of loyalty, companionship and unity. The lucky elephant origins can be discovered in Southeast Asia and India where they are worshipped and embraced in many spiritual depictions. The Hindu God Ganesha who is pictured with an elephant head is considered as a God of luck, success and wisdom. The God Indra is mostly seen with a strong, white elephant by his side. In the early 20th century, in place of the Lord Ganesha, the elephant itself was taken as a symbol of fortune by American society. Many people now believe that if elephant trunk is up, then elephant will shower blessings and good fortune and that is the main reason we normally place statues of elephants at our doorstep or various elephant decorations, such as elephant tapestry, around the house. Elephants are powerful and amazing animals and individuals must care about their survival on Earth. There are several exciting facts about these animals, amongst that are numerous reasons why individuals have been thinking of them as sacred, special, and god-like beings, with great spiritual and symbolical importance. They appear in many old and famous legends. One of the most famous legends is based on the belief that when Lord Buddha’s mother was pregnant with him, she had a dream of a pure white elephant presenting her a white lotus from his trunk and then going around three times before entering her womb. In Hindu tradition elephants are highly positioned. Elephants are considered sacred animals and are a national treasure for public in India. Buddhist have numerous legends and beliefs about these animals and they also pray to elephant gods. One of the most benevolent and fortunate Hindu Gods is Ganesha, the God Elephant of wealth and prosperity, who is often portrayed as an obese man with a head of an elephant. In Buddhism, the elephant symbol is an image of mental strength and awakening. At the start of one’s path toward enlightenment, the uncontrolled mind is depicted as a wild, grey elephant, unpredictably tearing down everything in its path. When we start to acknowledge power of our mind and begin awakening process, our mind image changes to a white elephant which is directed with true life purpose. By taming the mind, we tend to strengthen it, channeling its thoughts into resolution and choosing our own reality.