Kin Essence - Approach all with love, empathy and understanding
Elephants are the largest terrestrial animals remaining on earth, and as such, humans have an affinity with their gracefulness and grandeur. Living for up to 70 years, elephants have a lengthy childhood and adolescent stage of life, before maturing at around 17 years of age. Young calves will remain with their mothers until adulthood and are largely dependent until age 3.
Elephants possess a sacred and special gift for communicating with each other. They use all of their senses to communicate and are lovingly affectionate and empathetic towards one another. They have a great sense of self-awareness and co-exist peacefully with many other herbivores. Their social groups consist of many different family groups who come together socially, usually lead by the matriarch. When travelling, the young calves can be witnessed holding onto the tails of the adult in front, a clear indication of their connection to one another and need for security.
The elephant is a great symbol of presence - that although they are large and intimidating physically, that they elude peace and compassion amongst the animal community. A true gentle giant. When threatened, they can, of course, stand their ground and become powerful forces to be reckoned with, but it is in their connection to the earth, intelligence and their social and family groups as well as other animals around them, that makes them great teachers of the importance of compassion. They teach us the power of peaceful presence and remind us that keeping an open heart and mind towards others within our community is the key to living in harmony.
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