Another night meditation and another powerful journey for me.
The universe has been bringing me quite a few books about elephants lately... (I am a voracious reader and read about 1-2 books per week). In this journey, I ended up working with one particular elephant, Maura, the matriarch of her tribe and we were accompanied by her daughter Maisy. She invited me to ride on her back into the dark summer night. We began by walking West, further into the darkness, when all of a sudden we did a 180 degree turn, and started walking towards the East, just as the first hints of dawn were appearing on the horizon. It's like she remembered that she could CHOOSE to walk away from darkness and back into the light.
This feels symbolic and significant given the mental health struggles that have been present for me of late. It is a powerful reminder (and a visceral one, which is why I love journey so much) that I do get to CHOOSE. That I do have power in the situation. That I get to REmember my birthright: Joy, and come back to it again and again and again.
I am so very grateful to this powerful guide and this profound experience.