My mission is to empower and inspire women to feel confident in their full expression of self in their personal life, careers, relationships and wildest dreams. Elephants represent leadership, strength, wisdom, intelligence, power, beauty and a strong sense of community. By embracing and living an elephant glow state of mind, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Through sharing my experiences, thoughts, ideas and resources I’ve used through out my journey to find my personal elephant glow, I hope that you feel warm and inspired to make a change towards what ever is holding back your glow. Additionally, I hope to create a platform of tangible resources to support your glowing process.
This entire site is owned, operated and designed (every little detail) by lil ol’ me and has been one of the greatest therapeutic outlets for my creativity and expression 🙂
Elephant Glow Values:
Strength, Independence, Community, Intelligence, Love
Elephants hold significant meaning in many cultures and symbols of these majestic creatures have been depicted in mythology and religion for thousands of years. There are many meanings and interpretations behind elephant symbols, which are particularly significant in Indian and Asian faiths, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
– Strength & Power: In the most general, universal meaning, the elephant symbolizes strength and power. This meaning refers to both the body and the mind. The elephant is also seen as a sort of spirit guide to help us along a journey that requires patience.
– Wisdom & Loyalty: Elephant symbolism also represents sensitivity, wisdom, stability, loyalty, intelligence, peace, reliability and determination, which are all seen in the animal’s nature when observed in the wild. Elephants are gentle giants, who show great care toward their herd, offspring and elders. This symbolizes responsibility, determination and loyalty.
– Patience: Elephants are also a symbol for keeping calm and having patience as elephants are generally calm and mellow creatures, unless their young or herd is threatened. The elephant is very slow to anger and is, therefore, a calming, stable and patient symbol.
– Power: In its huge physical form, the elephant could do a lot of damage if it wanted to but it isn’t in their nature to be destructive. This makes the elephant symbol so powerful and admirable, as even though they have the power to dominate, they choose to lead a calm and harmonious existence.
In many cultures, elephants are revered and highly respected due to their symbolic meaning. Cultures in most regions across the world hold some sort of value to the elephant as a symbol, which makes it a very powerful and prominent symbol.
More on ‘my‘ why:
Throughout my life I’ve always felt like a wanderer. Perpetually, repeated cycles of growth and rebirth by – caterpillar – cocoon – butterfly phases during several significant periods of my life have kind of shaped me into the person I am today. Butterflies hold a significant meaning to my heart for these two reasons (–note name association in ‘Meet V’ about section) .
Through each ‘rebirth’ I’ve learned more about who I am and what I want out of this life with a growing passion to find my true purpose for existence. It was through my experiences and suffering (not to sound gloomy) that I found this passion. During those experiences I usually refer to those times as being “in my dark” place or “in the darkness” from which I often refer to the need to “find or hold on to my light.” This is where I the term “glow” was born for me since sometimes the light isn’t necessarily bright enough to illuminate the darkness, there for glow is a hyperbole I’ve adapted to describe the dim light I hold on to to lead me back to “normal.”
I align my self with the philosophy that we work to live, not l
ive to work. Up until recently, it wasn’t that easy to break away from the idea that my career or work were what made me who I am — my identity, my blueprint on this planet, my legacy is not defined by my job title. While I still have a drive and passion to succeed in my career (I still need to pay bills), my hope is that I can align my life purpose, mission and work to influence and make a a positive impact on this world, and most importantly help empower women (and men) who feel like they’ve lost or can’t find their own Glow.