Elephant Spirit Animal

Elephants have many qualities that resemble our own; to those who listen they have much to teach about developing a sense of well-being and belonging. Elephants are highly aware and convey emotions such as sadness, joy, and anger. They cherish the relationships they have and use their trunks to console, caress, and soothe one another.
Elephants have been known to give their lives in order to save one of their own. They passionately care for their young, selflessly protect their elders and deeply mourn their dead. These are just a few of the traits that make them worthy of our respect and admiration.
The Spirit of the Elephant teaches us that by honoring and loving one another we don’t just survive, we thrive. Be respectful and honor your relationships. Be your authentic self.
Be Like the Elephant.

*Painted especially for World Elephant Day, 2017. Part of the proceeds from the sale of this painting were donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Select prints can be found on Etsy.