When you are weary, lean on me. I will show you how to be strong. Not the kind of strength you might be thinking…not bullish brawn (although I can certainly hulk-smash stuff when necessary). I’m talking about strength in integrity. Strength in loyalty. And, almost most importantly, strength in perseverance.
I am a gentle giant, and although I can take down trees with my brute strength, my true power comes from within. You get it, right?? I know you do, I’m just here to remind you that expressing yourself doesn’t have to be done with force or fist. Your real influence comes from your inner authenticity, your virtue and your sense of principle. And I know you have all of that to boot!
My troop of elephants and I live by a code. It is a code of honour (or even ‘honor’ if you’re from another part of our world), loyalty and conviction. We stick by each and every member of our clan. We make sure all are taken care of, protected and loved. This is especially true for our young ones. You cherish your clan. You pay attention to those you love. You nurture your young. Your elephant clan sticks together and unite because we know without love, there is no survival at all.
Remember, as I do, that strength is not always physical force. Power is from within. Survival depends on the love you give. And I even remember the Beatles had something to say about that too!
See how Tracey created it using the Lost Wax Technique here.