“ Can you talk to elephants? ”
That was the opening question of a new client who sat down at my booth at a metaphysical fair in CO a few years ago. I told her that I’d not talked to any elephants previously, but since I have not found any species that I couldn’t talk to, I was certainly game to try!
I asked if she had some kind of personal connection with the elephants and this is the story she told me . . . She had been making donations to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for elephants and rhinos in Africa, for several years. By donating, she was able to sponsor elephants and get regular updates on their progress. The summer before, she made a trip to Africa and was able to finally meet the elephants she was sponsoring and many others at the sanctuary. She had pictures of a couple of baby elephants that she wanted me to talk to.
She handed me the first photo — a female baby elephant. I asked the baby if we could talk to her and she said yes. The first thing that came through was the baby’s personality — she was very attracted to people and loved interacting with them! Her energy was very bright and fun loving. Whenever there were visitors, she showed me that she would always be near them — touching them and asking for scratching/petting. My client confirmed that this is what she experienced with this baby when she visited the sanctuary.
Next, she asked if the baby remembered what happened to her mother. The scene immediately came to me, filled with the feelings of panic and intense terror . . . the baby seeing her mother riddled with bullets and falling to the ground, as the mother tried to shield the baby from the poacher’s guns. The baby, in terror and panic, not wanting to leave her mother and not knowing what to do. As the men came toward the body of her mother, the baby tried to hide and thankful was ignored by the poachers. The baby showed me returning to her mother’s butchered body, crying in agony and fear, until kind humans came and brought her to the sanctuary. As I related this to my client, both of us cried. After we could talk again, my client told me that what the baby had shown me matched the history that she had been given by the sanctuary.
We asked the baby if she liked being in the sanctuary. She said it was very nice and that the people were so kind. She said they understood elephants. My feeling from her was that the sanctuary staff treated the elephants like “people” . . . 4 legged, very large people, but with the same needs as a human being — for comfort, companionship, touch and love — and that was the most important part for her. She said she was very happy there and knew that the staff would take care of her until she was big enough to “go out” — into the larger wild part of the sanctuary.
We talked to another baby — a male — who mercifully was very young when his mother was killed so he did not remember the event. His personality felt very different. Although he too loved interacting with the people, he also liked playing tricks on them — taking their hats off their heads and picking things from their pockets and running away or hiding them. He thought this was wonderfully funny — and the people did too! My client confirmed the accuracy of the information I received from this baby too.
We also talked to an adult male elephant, a patriarch, who had recently crossed to Spirit as a result of old wounds suffered at the hands of humans. The dignity and grace of his Spirit was an honor for me to experience. We asked how he felt about crossing over due to his injuries. He said that humans still do not understand that all life on earth is ONE. Damage done to one species is damage done to all. All life is precious, he said, but until all humans take this understanding into their hearts, the world can not be at peace. My client wanted to know if the patriarch felt he would stay in Spirit or if he would reincarnate and return to earth. He said that when his Spirit was ready, he wanted to return to earth. He said he wanted to return to the sanctuary so he could continue his work — helping people understand. He said people who visited the sanctuary came away changed, with deeper understanding and more open eyes and hearts. He said that was the best way to change people — one at a time — so they could feel the truth in their hearts.
As I always do when I communicate with an animal, I thanked each of the elephants we talked to for speaking with us. I thanked my client for the privilege of speaking with these beautiful animals . . . and I thanked Spirit for the honor of being able to hear them from my heart. It was an experience I will never forget and will always be grateful for!
If you would like to donate or foster an elephant or rhino at the
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, go to –
You can foster an elephant or rhino for as little as $50.00 year.
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