I have a few friends to which I have a mental connection as part of our friendship – well, perhaps more than a few, lol. That said, the below piece of content is brought to you by one of my long ago close buddies:
SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE THAT IS MUCH GREATER AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.
THE ELEPHANT’S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW..??
Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestsellerThe Elephant Whisperer, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.
On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons and numerous elephants.
Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.
Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend.
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.
Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence ‘s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way.
Walking slowly – for days - Making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house.
So, how after Anthonys death, did the reserves elephants grazing miles away in distant parts of the park know? A good man died suddenly, says Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Ph.D., and from miles and miles away, two herds of elephants, sensing that they had lost a beloved human friend, moved in a solemn, almost funereal procession to make a call on the bereaved family at the deceased mans home.
If there ever were a time, when we can truly sense the wondrous interconnectedness of all beings, it is when we reflect on the elephants of Thula Thula. A mans hearts stops, and hundreds of elephants hearts are grieving. This mans oh-so-abundantly loving heart offered healing to these elephants, and now, they came to pay loving homage to their friend.
Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!
But yet they knew where they were going.The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect thatthey stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything.
Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back
Quite a beautiful story, don’t you think? And, certainly, the Heavy Stuff. Is some coordination going on in vibrations we don’t have access to as humans? Are large long-lasting species part of a communal intelligence? …………… could it be something such as elephants overhearing `grief’ within that home, and upon NOT seeing the guy, put two and two together?