Elephants: The Animal Spirit Guide

Only elephants should own ivoryYao Ming

The elephant is my animal spirit guide. It has an old soul, one that has lived for many years, and it understands how to live in the world and what it needs to do to live a balanced life.

I first became aware of my animal spirit guide after I was given this beautiful sculpture of two African elephants staring lovingly into each other’s eyes as though meditating. The elephants have a sacred place at the front of my mat whenever I practice and I have been totally fascinated by them ever since.

In many cultures, elephants are featured as symbols of power, wisdom, inspiration, and reverence and their strength is legendary throughout history as well as mythology. Even today, they still carry this powerful connotation with them, which makes them the perfect spirit animal for anyone who wants to take charge of what’s happening in their life.

It is said that when you find the elephant spirit guide in your life, you will become more aware of your own strengths and abilities. You will become more secure, knowing that you have the power to create what you want your life to be. This certainly works for me!

Thamsanqa  is a given name, from the Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu word meaning ‘blessing(s)‘fortune’ or ‘luck’.

In many cultures, elephants are featured as symbols of power, wisdom, inspiration, and reverence and their strength is legendary throughout history as well as mythology. Even today, they still carry this powerful connotation with them, which makes them the perfect spirit animal for anyone who wants to take charge of what’s happening in their life.

It is said that when you find the elephant spirit guide in your life, you will become more aware of your own strengths and abilities. You will become more secure, knowing that you have the power to create what you want your life to be. This certainly works for me!

Many people will see elephants as more than just an animal – they will see them as a symbol of protection and strength and an ally that will guide them through the difficult times of their lives. Through contemplation and meditation about the elephant’s spirit guide qualities, we can use its wisdom to enhance our own strength. The following represents a nice cross-section of an elephant’s characteristics, and how we can relate to them:

Community: Elephants live in tight-knit family communities and they’re very loyal to those around them. They will even go as far as putting their own lives at risk to protect those they love, which makes the elephant spirit animal a great symbol for community and family. The elephant spirit animal will remind you of the importance of community and it can help you to strengthen your bond with other people.

Stability: The elephant is said to symbolise stability because of its deep connection with the land. It’s long legs protect the animal from predators which is a symbol that can be attributed to men as well since it shows their ability to rise above the pressures of change and remain stable in their lives. People looking for change often gravitate towards the elephant because of this animal’s ability to remain stable at all times. If we are feeling unstable in our life, the elephant spirit animal will help us to find inner stability that comes from knowing that we have what it takes to move forward with confidence.

Wisdom: Elephants are known to be the wisest and most intelligent of all land animals. They exhibit a calm and gentle nature on the outside, and a deep wisdom on the inside. This is why the elephant spirit animal invites us to connect with our own inner wisdom. Embracing the wisdom that’s within us is a good way to connect with the elephant spirit animal. We can learn to listen to our inner voice and trust our instincts. We will benefit from the wisdom that we’ve collected over a lifetime, and we can use it to guide us in this life’s new adventures.

Intuition: Elephants have been described as having a gentle, sensitive and intuitive nature so if we want to tap into our intuition, the elephant is a perfect symbol for us. The elephant spirit animal will encourage us to listen to our intuition and value our thoughts, especially when they come from a deeper place within us. When we’re attuned to our intuition, we can use it as a guide in our lives and the more we tune into our intuition, the more receptive we will be to its guidance.

Power and Strength: The elephant has long been admired because of its power and strength. This majestic animal teaches us to recognise our own strength and power. We all have power and we can use it for good, making our lives and the world a better place. By recognising that power comes from within us, we can begin the journey of feeling powerful again. We only need to be aware of this power and take charge of it.

Earthed connection: The elephant is strongly connected to the earth element, which could mean that it represents your need to feel more grounded or settled in your life. When you feel more grounded, you are at peace with your world and don’t worry about how things are changing around you. You can tap into your inner power to face whatever situation you are facing and you have inner strength when things are tough because you know how to handle tough situations. Being connected with the earth means being connected to yourself, your own purpose and meaning in life.

Positive energy: The elephant spirit animal gives strength to those who need it the most during the difficult times of life. It can be seen as a beacon of light during the darkness. As an animal guide, it represents the power of the human spirit. It gives us the power to overcome our obstacles in life. If you are feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, you can draw strength from the elephant to amplify your positive energy. Look at this inspiring creature as an example of how to cope with difficult tasks ahead through willpower and perseverance.

Protection: Elephants are particularly known for their protective nature. For example, elephants are known to stop other elephants from fighting with each other. They will simply walk over and use their bodies to separate the two, showing them that fighting won’t solve anything. Or they can be aggressive with other animals when it is necessary, but they are also very gentle towards their herd or humans since they are so social. This shows us that the elephant spirit animal can help us become more protective of ourselves and those we love. It inspires us to take care of our surroundings and to seek out harmony with others and it teaches us how to be strong from the inside out so we can protect those around us as well as ourselves.

Nurturing instinct: Elephants are known for their maternal and nurturing nature. They bond with their babies very closely, and they will often go to great lengths to keep them safe from harm. The elephant spirit animal helps us to become more aware of our own nurturing instincts as well as those of others. We can nurture ourselves by eating healthy foods and taking proper care of our bodies. With maternal love and compassion, we can work together with others and be there for them whenever they need us.

Sensitivity: The elephant spirit animal is a very sensitive animal and this will help you with your sensitivity and empathy. This creature is gifted with the ability to sense its surroundings very deeply. This is one of the reasons why it’s considered a good spirit animal for people who are sensitive. When someone becomes more aware of their sensitivity, they are more likely to become accepting of it and learn how to use the gift that comes with being sensitive.

Conclusion: The elephant spirit animal can be a great ally if you feel like you’re going through a difficult time or simply need a little extra peace in your life. They are strong, capable animals that are also extremely nurturing, which makes them an ideal animal to call on when you need help to find your next step in life. They will show you that it’s okay to be vulnerable sometimes, while also teaching you about the importance of being courageous and standing up for yourself. If the elephant is a part of your life, then this means that it’s time for you to shine brightly and make a big impact on the world around you!

The information on this page was compiled from: Elephant Symbolism & Spiritual Meaning by Elena Harris

I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!Dr. Seuss

Thamsanqa  is a given name, from the Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu word meaning ‘blessing(s)‘fortune’ or ‘luck’.