domingo, 1 de agosto de 2010
Elefante - Elephant
La sabiduría del elefante incluye:
Realeza Conexión con la sabiduría antigua
Eliminar obstáculos y barreras
Usar las oportunidades educativas
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Elefante representa la fuerza
El elefante cuenta entre sus cualidades más destacadas su gran Fuerza, también predomina por su Confianza, y es capaz de usar cualquier oportunidad que se le presenta para aprender cosas nuevas. Por otra parte cabe destacar que el elefante es distinguido por su Realeza, y su conexión con la sabiduría antigua, además es capaz de eliminar cualquier obstáculo o barrera que surja en su camino para conseguir lo que quiere.
Los elefantes tienen una mala visión: sus ojos están a los lados de la cabeza, lo que hace que no puedan distinguir con claridad cualquier cosa pequeña que se mueva delante de ellos. Esto hace que no soporten las sorpresas o los movimientos bruscos y cuando se acerca algo por sorpresa se ponen nerviosos y un poco agresivos.
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Elephant, Power Animal, Symbol of Commitment, Royalty, Strength
By Ina Woolcott
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.
Throughout history elephants have been revered. They are most intelligent creatures, and honoured by many cultures. As well as being the largest land animals, they are also among the longest lived, with life spans of 60+ years. In Buddhist tradition, the Buddha picked the form of a white elephant as one of his many incarnations, thus the rare appearance of a white elephant is still heralded as a manifestation of the gods. The Hindu god Ganesh, the remover of obstacles, has the head of an elephant.
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.
Elephants are so similar, yet so different to our own species. We have so much to learn from them! Elephants have emotions that are comparable to human - love, joy, jealousy, rage.
Just like humans, young elephants are dependent on their mums, until they reach adulthood. The general lifespan of an elephant also closely parallels that of humans. When a baby is born, the entire community gathers around the mother and newborn and rumble with joy. This is equivalent to tears rolling down their faces. Just like human babies, elephants learn about getting along in the physical environment. For instance, elephant calves have to learn the many ways in which their trunks can be used. The newborn elephant is born into a community of love. Calves have more than one mother so to speak, as all are willing, eager teachers, from the matriarch, to her offspring and their young. They want to nurture, protect and help the youngest among them develop. They also teach first time mothers how to develop their own nurturing skills. Loyal and affectionate elephants would risk their lives for the sake of others in a family group. Wild elephants have been known to grieve and even shed tears when a family member has passed away. Elephants have amazing memories and when mistreated they often seek revenge.
Elephants show us that by supporting and loving one another, our own ability to thrive in the physical world is enhanced. We learn from them to pass on the gift of nurturing we received in our early years, be it from our biological family or others who helped us grow into who we are now. We must honour the elders of our community and nurture the young. Like the elephant, we need to help ease the transitions of those who are going into adulthood with gentle love, wisdom, patience and compassion. By having open hearts and minds, we can create strong relationships within the community, therefore building a strong community.
Elephants communicate telepathically with herd members as well as other elephants. As we choose to become closer and more open with those dear to us, our ability to understand them can deepen to a level that transcends speech.
Having an elephant totem gives you ancient wisdom and power to draw upon. They are the embodiment of strength and power. People with this power animal often have a very strong sex drive. Through using fragrances and incense, elephant can take you to new energies and power. Generally speaking elephant people are very affectionate toward family, caring for the young and the elderly. They also usually have an inborn knowledge about plants and roots. Elephants give us insights into the power of the three feminine energies - child, mother and old wise woman.
Although elephants weigh A LOT, they walk almost noiselessly, with exceptionally graceful and rhythmic striding. Their hearing, smell, touch and taste is very keen/sensitive. This makes up for their poor eyesight. In relation to their big heads, their eyes are very small and can only turn slightly from side to side. This results in restricted side vision. Those with this power animal feel things deeply and respond to those feelings from a place of inner knowing. Because their vision is limited they tend to look straight ahead and cant always see what going on around them. Learning to shift our focus to view the whole is helpful.
Elephants have just 4 teeth, all molars, 2 toward the front of the mouth and 2 toward the back. When the front ones wear down, they drop out and the 2 at the back come forward. Then 2 new molars grow in the back of the mouth to replace those that have moved forward. The back molars are able to be replaced 6 times throughout their life. When the last set wear out, they can no longer chew and die of starvation. Teeth are very symbolic, and are considered receivers and transmitters of energy linked by connecting paths throughout the astral body.
As the elephant is extremely intelligent, those with this power animal would make excellent researchers and alternative scientists.
Elephant tusks point backwards. They use them as weapons and for digging edible roots. From a spiritual point of view this hints at an ability to uncover the hidden memories and bring them to the fore for evaluation and healing. Let go.
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THE SEVEN JEWELS OF ROYAL POWER
The Precious Elephant is a symbol of the strength of the mind in Buddhism. Exhibiting noble gentleness, the precious elephant serves as a symbol of the calm majesty possessed by one who is on the path. Specifically, it embodies the boundless powers of the Buddha which are miraculous aspiration, effort, intention, and analysis. The image at the right says it all: a stupa - symbolic of the mind of a Buddha with a basis of strong elephants.
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To read about the elephant is to have a glimpse into the life of an animal who is so curiously like and yet so unlike our own species.
The average period of dependency of a child upon its mother, the age of adulthood, and the general lifespan of an elephant closely parallel that of a humans. Elephants also have emotions comparable to humans: joy, rage, jealousy, love. For example, when a baby is born, the entire community crowds around the mother and newborn, rumbling with joy, the elephant equivalent of tears rolling down their faces.
Like human babies, elephants learn much more about getting along in the physical environment than they are born knowing. As a human child must learn to walk, the elephant calf must learn the many ways in which it can use its trunk.
The newborn elephant comes into a community of love. From the matriarch, the oldest and most experienced member of a herd, to her offspring and their young, an elephant calf, has not one but many mothers, each eager to teach and nurture the youngest among them. They also teach those who are mothers for the first time how to develop their own nurturing skills.
Elephants teach us that by supporting and loving each other, our own ability to flourish and prosper in the physical world is enhanced. From them, we learn to pass on the gift of nurturing we received in our early years -- whether it is to members of our own biological family or to the human community.
Part of this sharing comes through verbal or nonverbal communication. Elephants communicate telepathically, both with herd members and other elephants. So, as we choose to become closer and more open to those we love, our ability to understand them can deepen to a level that transcends speech.
We can learn to honor the elders of our community and nuture the young. Like the elephants, we help ease the transitions of those who are going into adulthood. By listening with open hearts, we can create strong relationships and community.
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The massive elephant is the most earthy of animals and understands the manifestation process as does no other. Elephant’s capacity to manifest is connected to following the path of the heart, and elephants have huge hearts. This meditation journey with Elephant teaches us how to manifest what we want or need in the physical world.
Learn from Elephant how to get what you want and then look to see what lies beyond your expectations. With Elephant, you love and celebrate the earth on which you stand. As a way of thanks, of giving back, we can adopt an elephant for ourselves or as a holiday gift–as a personal way of contributing to safeguarding these giants of the jungle. Manifest your goals with this inspiring Elephant meditation:
It is best to have a specific purpose when you take this journey. Choose a goal or an obstacle to work with. Elephant can also help you manifest the things you need in your life. You can choose to focus on immediate or long-range plans.
This journey has two parts. The first part helps you see immediate steps you need to take, and the second helps you get a clear view of your ultimate goal.
It’s dark. First see an elephant’s eyes-big, intelligent, and willing to share your burden. As you look into the eyes of your elephant, tell him your problem or what you would like to accomplish. His form comes into view, and you become aware of the night sky, with a full moon and a blanket of stars, and then of the earth. The elephant drops slowly to one knee, and you climb onto his back.
The elephant begins to take you on a walk through nature. Ride the elephant through thickest of bushes, forests, or jungle, aware that no obstacles thwart your passage. You are following your heart’s desire and allowing your intellect to help you find the correct, balanced path. As you sway with the motion of the elephant, chest forward, you feel the elephant’s heart as your own, and your heart merges with his and naturally begins to open.
The terrain grows steeper, and the path more rigorous and narrow. Receive an intellectual awareness of what your problem or situation is and what you can do about it. By the time you’ve reached the top of the mountain, your heart is fully open. You’ve merged with, become one with, the elephant.
From your new vantage point on the peak of the mountain, feel the first ray of sunlight appear and strike your third eye. Allow yourself to experience the full impact and intensity of the sunlight as it penetrates your third eye during the time it takes for the sun to rise.
As the horizon opens out before you, take five deep breaths. Throw your head and trunk back with each inhale through your nose, and blow out the breath from your mouth as you bring your head forward. At the end of the fifth breath, lie on your back. With your final exhale, begin to float and allow whatever will to happen. Allow your vision to carry you into the future. The elephant has cleared your path and shown you the way. Explore. Look beyond your expectations. Stay as long as you are comfortable.
To come back, think of the elephant’s eyes.
Adapted from Power Animal Meditations, by Nicki Scully (Bear & Company, 2001).
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MYTHS AND STORIES
Ganesh, the elephant-headed son of the Hindu god Shiva, is the deity of new beginnings, the Lord of Success and the destroyer of all obstacles.
IF ELEPHANT IS YOUR POWER ANIMAL
You stand strong in yourself and command great respect from others -for your grace, intelligence, gentle power and real bearing.
If you are a woman, you love bringing together the female children, mothers and matriarchs in your family to cook and share stories. After a long, hot day, you crave a soothing bath or dip in the pool. If you are male, you are a bit of a rogue. You have a reputation for your powerful sexual drive that may have, at some point, landed you in trouble. Whether male or female, you have an acute sense of smell and can discern when a situation ´smells bad´. Your driving concerns are for the care of children, respect for the elderly and adequate health care for all.
ASK ELEPHANT TO HELP YOU
-Process traumatic memories
-Renew family ties
-Begin a new project
ACCESS ELEPHANT´S POWER BY
-Having a party for the eldest female in your family
-Visiting an elephant in the wild or nearest safari park
As a dream symbol
Memory, grace, strenght, emotion, intelligence, royalty, sexual power
As a guardian or protector
Protects your extended family
Guards against obstacles to succes in business
As a healer
Heals ruptures in family or community
Fosters peace and tranquility
As an oracle or omen
Prosperous new beginning
Follow your heart
FUENTE: Madonna Gauding © Octopus Publishing Group 2006 ISBN-13: 978-1-84181-292-2
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The Elephant Totem
The Elephant Totem indicates strength, luck and wisdom. The Elephant was the Totem animal of the God Shiva, the Destroyer, who seeks to banish illusion and encourage clearer perception. Shiva and his Goddess wife, Radha produced, as one of their offspring, the Elephant headed God Ganesha. Ganesha was Lord of Ilosts and who impregnated the virgin Maya who in turn bought Buddha into flesh. The White elephant is considered sacred in India and too priceless to be used for work or for warfare. Buddhists believe that Buddha shows himself as the form of the White elephant as one of his manifestations. The rare appearance of a White Elephant is still heralded as a manifestation of the Gods. The Chinese see the Elephant as the embodiment of sexual prowess, royalty, strength of purpose and discretion.
Elephants are the largest land animals; they are very intelligent and have excellent memories. They are also one of the longest lived in the animal kingdom. They are very quiet for their large size, have excellent senses of smell, touch, taste and hearing. These are very loyal and affectionate animals and will risk their own lives for their families. They have been witnessed shedding tears for the loss of a family member.
Elephants have very powerful legs and trunks; their trunks are excellent tools for their survival and contain hundreds of muscles within. If an elephant baby cries the herd will group around it touching it with their trunks to sooth and comfort the upset offspring. They are loving parents and do not shun or ignore the elderly of their herds, in fact they go out of their way to protect both the oldest and youngest of their herds, honoring and respecting the wisdom of age and the hope of youth.
To watch an Elephant in the wild is to truly experience its grace and magnetism. Their majestic presence is a wonder to behold. The Elephant possesses many virtues that are powerful and valuable and which any person would be wise to emulate or divine. One who has the power of the Elephant will see enhanced insight and intuition; a better sense of family values allowing one the ability to tap the resources of the strength of a tight knit family unit. Wisdom, longevity, devotion to family, nobility and grace are all part of this amazing animals totems.
The Superlative Elephant Totem possesses the following virtues:
Strength, wisdom, solitude, good fortune, power, sexual prowess, moderation, eternity, responsibility, right emotion, champion of injustice, ancient wisdom, respect for others especially the elderly and children, strengthened memory, long-life, increased sensitivity to others feelings and external stimulation, intelligence, loyalty, affection, passion, family values and happy family.
Elephant Animal Pearls are said to impart their particular magical virtues to their owner. Elephant Pearls are characteristic of its host; they possess all the remarkable characteristics that may be seen in the Elephant itself; the dignity and grace of this animal is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and fortunate individual.
For century’s shamans, priestesses, spiritualists and practitioners of the occult have used Elephant animal pearls to transfer the powerful magical energy of the Elephant to themselves and to others in need of this commanding animal magic.
Elephant pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Elephant like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by this magnificent creature. The owner of an Elephant pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Master” of the earth, the Elephant.
The Elephant animal totem is a strong spirit indeed and its magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems. Strength, friendship, virtue, cooperation, and so much more can be integrated into the spirit of the possessor of this magical pearl and the Elephant totem.
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