I chose the title because it reminds me of a time of my childhood. My cousin told me this joke up in the cottage attic, and I thought my aunt would scream “one more time GET TO SLEEP!”. That night, I just couldn’t stop laughing! I will reveal, if you do not know, the punch line at the bottom.
Today’s post came out of the blue, and all of a sudden, elephants started appearing in my mind, sending me on a tangent of research. So here goes one of my most cryptic posts. I hope you enjoy.
I have thoughts rummaging through my mind these days. I’ve started to get lost in my musings again and I feel so much coming up from deep inside. Fear is one of them, fear of setting boundaries, fear of letting go, however, the spirit of the elephant amuses me today. There is a video on YouTube going viral. It is an elephant having a grand time playing in the water.. makes me want to play myself. So, as I work through the next steps of healing, come check out what I have found.
Tears get shed, as I clear away some remaining pain… can you feel that? Can you hear the cries that ring in your ears? I can…
Fact no. 1
Elephant trunks can get very heavy. It is not uncommon to see elephants resting them over a tusk!
Things anger me.. I go off on a rant, I feel better, then, hours later I cry! I lay down my trunk.
Um… mountain? GET OUT OF MY WAY!!!
Fact no. 2
Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!
I feel like an elephant, strong, feisty and ready to charge when faced with a challenge. I am here for myself, for my children, ready to protect them in a single bound! I am fierce, and I am loyal, and loving. Just like the elephant, I play, I cry, I laugh.
Step 1, step 2, step 3!
1. I notice, since writing down my feelings (almost a play by-play) for a class I am taking, that I am able to feel and deal with whatever comes up almost immediately. 2. After days and days of clearing away, bigger more POWERFUL feelings emerge. 3. I am able to pull out the cleaning products, put on rubber gloves, and pull all that gunk OUT!
Cry baby cry, mama’s here, I’ll comfort you.
Fact no. 3
Elephants are sensitive fellow animals where if a baby complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it.
As the tears come, and my body shakes, I hold my own hand.. I want to reach out, and tell everyone my sorrows.. but NO, these sorrows are mine, and do not always need to be shared. I can do it.
I CAN DO IT! I am EFFING’ terrified, but I will dance with fear!
I can mother myself! I can coddle myself! I can run to myself!
Gone is the old Kim, she would be telling you right now what is wrong in her life.. .all detailed and oh yes. she IS a victim. She would wait on you hand and foot for validation, for approval, for your love! I have my tools, and I WILL use them.
Fact no. 4
I will not allow ANYONE to define who I AM! I forbid it!
NO! I am who I am, a crazy mama, purple haired and emotional. I cry a lot, and I love to sing. I can be somewhat lazy, but that’s not who I am! I am what is.. and that’s it! I am you and really you are me!
Do you see the reflection?
NO! You will not deter me from my path. I am guided by spirit. I am here to ask questions, I am here to learn. I am determined to fulfill my purpose.
I AM elephant, hear me roar!
I am here for you, and I am here for myself, taking a blanket and wrapping us together.
Fact no. 5
Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group.
As I greet myself to this present moment, I greet you right here and now and honor you as I honor myself.
Note: All elephant facts are quoted from elephant.elehost.com
Punchline: … it waits until the Fall, and floats down on a leaf! HA!