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.
31 thoughts on “Elephant Power Animal Symbol Of Commitment Royalty Strength”
This is my daughters spirit animal.After reading this I know that she embodies these qualitys and instictively understood her connection is via heritage and ancestors. I also have learnt about teeth as she is cutrently teething at 12 months old. Her molars are starting to come through and she is very sensitive. This article made me smile thanks.
Dear ones, Thank you so much for this and I truly appreciate the wisdom and insights therein. A sweet elephant came into my dream last night and the lovely image came to me at a time when I will soon be working with the elderly, in caring for them. This beautiful creature could not have shown up at a better time. Magical, having read your article about elephants totems it made me smile.
with deepest gratitude,
Thank you so much for this eye opening info about elephants. I received an elephant power animal in my last journey and his message to me was that he’s got my back. Now I understand. Namaste
Thank you for this article. The elephant has been with me my entire life, and I have just recently discovered that it has given me the gift of being my spirit animal. It has made its appearance throughout the course of my existence and I have just realized that the elephant has been following me to makes their presence known as my protector and guide. I see the elephant when I have life changing occurrences. It’s quite magical.
Thank You!!!! U Read my Mind Exact?????? I jus found out that the elephant ? is my spirit guide also!!!
I love it! elephants are my dauegthr favorite animal so they have a special place in my heart. And that one has so much personality. 🙂 With that much green grass, he’s right at home I’m sure. Have a great evening. Xoxo
I just red this article and was an eye opener,an answer to as “why is it that I was soo attracted almost obsessed by this amazing animal “?
I researched every aspect of it, I have it in every types of material execept Ivory. I recently decided to carry a small tattoo of it and this definitely convinced me that at leats I would know and carry my elephant power spirit inside and outside.
This morning I woke up from a couple of dreams.. And one was about elephants. As we are going through some fought times. I dreamt of a person maybe my brother on a young elephant and then he lost control, I tried to catch and control it but then it ran off, as I turn around I was in a living room, I saw a small baby elephant , as small as a baby, it started to climb the wall but fell down. I grab it and held it like a baby while trying to understand how it was able to climb the wall, but I was so in love with it.. I woke up, I was also holding my baby to sleep also.
Thank you for your story
Wow beautiful baby special!
Hold baby near
I dreamed a family of elephants wandered too far into civilization and one was butchered on an interstate by ignorant fearful people. The rest of its family had come to it while it was dying, holding their tusks together, there was blood everywhere. What does this mean?
* I mean holding their trunks together
I loved this article, very insightful and interesting. I had a dream last night. I dream that I got inside a huge open temple, this temple was all made buy wood incredibly worked buy skilled artist. There was so many figures of animals all over the place, walls, ceilings and floors. Floor was made of stones and water was all over them but the mayor thing there was, in the high of the main wall, there was this wonderful craved elephant superbly made all from one piece of white wood. I was astonished about this wonder. There where plenty of people around, mostly Indian woman sitting peacefully in the floor, some of them with partners, there was silence so you could hear the water running. There was a guide for me there, an Indian guy that started telling me how to use herbs, he said to me meanwhile he was putting together some brownish leaves inside a container that had inside some little fire, he said to me that medicine was not only subministraded by concousions or teas but by fragances such inciences made of leaves.
By the way, I am Hispanic and I have no connections with Indian people or temples. I have been thinking lately although in study herbalism to help youth struggling with addictions. It appeared, by your article, that the Elephant is my spiritual animal. I am a good communicator and active listener, I became a councelor because I recognized this character strengths on me. I wonder if my new journey in working with youth brought me this dream or message to me. Thanks
Thank you for this article! I have always had a special affection for elephants and have statues, carvings, and pictures of them everywhere. I feel deeply connected to them. It’s interesting that you mentioned the white elephant here. I just had surgery on Friday and someone that doesn’t even know me well (she actually owns the store next to mine and we just met a few weeks ago) decided to get me a get well gift. It’s a white stone elephant with orange eyes. I LOVE it! And the description of the elephant is exactly me. I feel honored to be chosen by and connected to this animal. Thank you again for all of the insight! Namaste
This was an amazing article. I do have a question though. What happens when you are dreaming of alot of animals. I have dreamt od many different animals in the last several months. The latest veing the elephant.
I’ve always had a fascination with the elephant, and always wondered why because I had never had any kind of experience with them. During this initial phase of my awakening the Elephant has become a very strong force. I’ve been drawing them, again and again not knowing why..
Thank you for this knowledge, it’s another step in the right direction.
I have spent periods of my life collecting elephants in the forms of figurines and such. At a point in my recent past I began a transformation in my life. I started adorning my body with elephants. Subconsciously, I’ve been purchasing jewelry with elephants on it. I decided to look up my spirit animal. After reading this I see why I’ve been so drawn to this magnificent matriarch.
Wow your story sounds alot like mine_ I too now know why my spirit was drawn to elephants. Love, peace and Harmony!!! ??
What kind of incense?
Thank you for this article. I have elephant statues of all different sizes around my home. My husband has a black ceramic elephant with 3 tusks,(2 on the side and a larger one that sits in her mouth). She has a trunk that sits above this tusk and is raised. Can anyone tell me if this extra tusk has meaning? It stands about 15 cms high and 35cms long. It has a seperate black platform that she stands on
I totally love this post. Deeper connections with myself.
#gratitude #makes me happie #thanksatonne #elephants <3
Love this artle about elephants. A lot of their attributes pertain to me and I’m truly thankful for their help.
How does one know their spirit animal etc? I had a very, very powerful experience of a type of animated, ‘vision’ accompanied by sounds and colours of an elephant. It was like ‘virtual, 3D reality’, in front of me. I recently re-experienced the same elephant during a spiritual meditational state and am wondering if it may symbolise my animal spirit. All help is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your comments and consideration as l am a such a beginner with little knowledge in these areas and wisdoms.
How is that study going.. treating addiction thru herbal remedy?