Friday, April 22, 2005

elephant dream

Last night I dreamed about a woman afraid of being trapped by a fire. In the next scene she rode out on the back of an elephant....
I am reminded how in Hindu philosophy the sacred elephant, Ganesh, is known as the one who breaks through obstacles. I believe the elephant appeared in my dream as an ally who can help me through my own difficulties.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

elephants & tsunami

Did you hear about how before the Tsunami started, a group of worker animals became agitated, then herded their own kind up on a hill and returned to rescue people, women and children first? After all that, they came back to help clearing the debris. We know so little about how much sense and compassion animals have, but clearly an example like this reveals so much.