Even wild animals need inner healing

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In March I got a call from a friend in Zimbabwe to please see if I could help with an aggressive elephant 🐘.

He was behaving in a very upset way and destroying everything and chasing everyone. Everyone was becoming very wary of having him around.

He is an experienced camp manager, and his thoughts were, that this elephant wants nothing to do with humans. He said if he continues like this, he will soon become very dangerous to himself and all around him and – worst case scenario – measures would have to be taken.

He sent me a photograph and a video of the elephant which helped me to keep my focus on him.

After tuning into him, what I picked up was that he was holding on to intense emotions that consisted of high grief, body pain and was very wound up.

His underlying feelings were that people are stupid!

He was upset he couldn’t have what he wanted, which was his female elephant companion and there was also something about a baby elephant dying.

Physically he was experiencing sore digestion, his back was in pain , and he couldn’t breathe properly.

(The result that I could see in the elphant is similar to humans when they are going through trauma.)

All of this inner unhappiness and trauma he was going through was a result of these stuck emotions that he was carrying.

(Humans too can feel like this when prolonged trauma is not addressed.)
I coded in a programme on this elephant, to run automatically for four days to help him.
I then asked the camp manager if he would do some homework on behalf of us humans – to write a letter to the elephants on behalf of all stupid people and apologize to the elephant and his tribe. He agreed to do this.

The camp manager asked whether a prveious tragic incident which he knew of, could have anything to do with this elephant.

Apparently, there were 3 stories/incidents about elephants sort of matching my healing session, which the camp manager related to me and this one was the one I found that was ‘it’ …

His brief report back after the session was that a certified game drive vehicle and experienced guide took his guests on a walk through the thick bush.

While on foot in the conservation area, viewing the wild animals, they were disturbed by other guests walking on their own, who distressed both the wild animals in the area and the guide who was with his guests.

Sadly all the animals being disturbed resulted in a tragedy.
As we were not there all we can only speculate how this unfolded.

A female mother elephant and her baby got separated by the parties, for a moment.
Everyone is aware of how protective mothers are.

As a result, this female elephant then charged through the bush warning the guests that were walking.

The mother elephant in her charge ran straight in to the group of guests with the guide.

She then became overwhelmed and feeling in a panic she charged with all her might at the group. She was listening to her instincts and protecting herself and her little one, during the full charge the guide had to engage his instincts and stop her completely.

Both the elephant and the guide were acting out of instinct and protection.
Afterwards, the people realised that she had a small baby that had to meet the same fate as it was too little to survive on its own and there were no surrogate mothers around.

A series of unfortunate events that were very tragic all around and heart breaking for everyone.

This camp is very much in the thick dense bush and quite remote. It’s real Africa.
This incident happened fairly close to the camp where this now “rogue” elephant was upsetting the people.

(So basically, this angry elephant experienced a harsh interaction with humans which had resulted in human /wildlife conflict and was now very traumatized.)

An occurance that is becoming more and more common in our ever expanding world.
It is important to note that this elephant was in mourning for his family and elephants do suffer emotionally. And it’s known that elephants never forget people or places.

So this ‘rogue’ elephant came to the areas he knows, to the camps that know him and just started to vent his grief and anger, causing destruction, pulling up everything and smashing everything in sight.

(Little children, and like our domestic animals too, will “act out and misbehave” when their care-takers, parents or custodians are not thinking, or living in harmony, or their actions are not congruent with their words and feelings.)

This elephant was doing just that. He had no other way of ‘showing’ humans how he was feeling, and they were the one’s who caused his grief. (It doesn’t matter what the ‘facts’ of the story are supposed to be – this elephant needed help.)

He ‘chose’ this camp manager to help, by ‘shouting’ at him.

No one could see anything physically wrong with him.

Over time the elephant became worse, charging people anytime he saw them.
He took out and bent camp lanterns and the steel stands winding them up into a steel mess as well as smashing glass.
He removed all the room signs which were concreted into the ground and crushed them. He also broke lots of trees in the area.

He also chased the camp manager where he had to take refuge in the bathroom for protection.

He didn’t stop but just kept charging. He stayed outside the door and didn’t let him leave for 20 minutes just breaking branches and behaving like an angry toddler having a tantrum.

This was the point at which the camp manager felt that something really was not right with this chap and so reached out to me.

Everything in this camp which this elephant saw, he started “modifying”.
This particular camp, which has been there for years, has never had something like this happen before.

The elephant that roam there are generally gentle and peaceful giants and just walk past the camp.

But this elephant decided that it was clearly time to show how upset he was.
So this was the fuller story regarding his healing and balancing he had.

As I was doing the session on this elephant I felt a really big heart-sore feeling that he was having.

Elephants connect for life and I’m sure you can understand the pain that he was going through.

Another elephant observation is that they have been known to come together and stay at a place where another elephant has died and come back to that same spot every year.

They have been known to grieve and mourn. Whole tribes of elephants have been seen at locations where elephants have been known to pass away, spending time there in a group, mourning.
I followed up again with another treatment on this elephant a few days later.

What came up was that he was holding onto, on behalf of his tribe and family, a high degree of anger and overwhelm and it was like he was the spokesperson speaking for his tribe, targeting and projecting this anger and overwhelm on to all the “stupid people”.

I disconnected those emotions from him to be be transmuted into a neutral energy.
A few days later the camp manager said this elephant was now super calm and being more peaceful. He was back to being calm.

He says when he had a shower a couple of night’s later after the 2nd treatment, the elephant was on the opposite side of the tent and breathing and eating peacefully. They were separated only by a thin canvas. He felt somehow that the elephant was saying “thank you”.

It’s now been three and a half weeks since I had the honour of working with this elephant, and to date he has not reverted to and further aggressive behaviour.
How can you do your bit to help enhance human/animal interaction … ask for help from your “upstairs” to give insight and compassion to our animal kingdom 🙏.

🐾🐘 Animals, big or small, have their worries and upsets and helping them move through them is a privilege.

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