There is an Elephant in My Head by J R Potts
There is an elephant in my head and a big one is he
he stamps his feet trampling my dreams into nothing but debris.
There is an elephant in my head, he is too strong you see
he leaves me no peace, no sleep, stomping on everything I can be.
There is an elephant in my head and I want to set him free
because deep down inside I know undoubtedly that elephant is me.
The elephant reveres its mother, the matriarch, for the guidance and love she gives to her children. Wise, patient, slow, deliberate, it walks with a lumbering grace that spreads awe across the landscape. Past actions – from killings to kindness – are not forgotten, for it lives on the principles of respect and dignity for each other.
ADVICE: It may be a time for you to recall the past, honour family and cultural traditions, reunite, and enjoy the company of kith and kin. If the past brings to your memory no comfort, only conflict, write yourself a new past so that your present and future can slowly and surely heal. Cover ground, pace yourself, and don’t stress that you cannot yet jump for joy. Grow strong, stay strong, and don’t forget to call your mother!
“Elephants love reunions. They recognise one another after years and years of separation, and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” – Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant
Largest terrestrial animal
Lives in matriarchal herds
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
REFERENCES: A combination of the following Oracle cards were used (with a dash of my own lifelong learning).
Archangel Animal Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper
L’Oracle du Peuple Animal by Arnaud Riou
Messages From Your Animal Spirit Guides by Steven Farmer
The Druid Animal Oracle Deck by Philip & Stephanie Carr-Gomm
The Spirit Animal Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid
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