Spiritual and Totem Insights for the Day – Elephant

The Grand Dame of the Animal Kingdom, the Elephant stops in today honoring us with some shared wisdom’s asking us all, “How do you define family?” Family is often more than merely born into or shared genetics. And it is time to acknowledge our spiritual families and people that mean the most to us. it is time to look at self and remember where our loyalty should lie, who it is that supports us and is there effortlessly. It is time to get in touch with our inner child and our inner elder, for we have been taught much but due to the chaos of days, it has been often set aside.

Today honor relationships, the ones that have imprinted on our souls… the ones we wish we coulda, shoulda, woulda… said or shown gratitude for and throw some tobacco, a prayer to the Sacred Winds for what was not. Balance the debt even if it is in what seems like a small way.

Elephant brings with it determination and loyalty that are needed to walk through our human. Not to give up easily for if we stay the course smartly, our goals will be met. Elephant reminds us all we must look after ourselves first before can help others, and to follow our instincts they will show us where we need to go and what we need to nourish within our souls.

Family is an important aspect and to remember to focus on the very young and our Elders, it is our duty to care for both. Loyalty is another trait the Elephant brings out in us, reminding us ever so gently that sometimes we need to remain loyal in spite of difficult circumstances in all situations, for all will be made clear as we move ahead in positive steps.

Elephant communicates with its family intuitively and suggests that there is a memory that is being held on to tightly that needs to be let go, let go of the past, it is what has assisted us to this point, but needs to remain in the past.

Elephant is reminding us about gentleness, commitment, and communication for ourselves and all relationships in and about our own Sacred Hoops. That all of it is powerful medicine much needed as it helps us to keep relationships healthy.



“I am dedicated to educating and sharing culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”

Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

Music provided by Chris Ferree and available at http://www.chrisferree.com  as part of the Wolf and the bear Network 2017