Please join us inwardly for a special prayer and meditation vigil for the elephants – the magnificent, gentle giants, guardians of the Earth – on 12/12, Sunday December 12, at 12 noon – 1 pm in your time zone (or for as long as you are able and at a time that works for you that day). Performing a sacred ceremony or chanting a mantra would also be appropriate. Whatever calls to you.
Please join us in solidarity with Earth’s remaining elephants, who bless us all with their wise and loving presence in unseen ways, beyond what we can comprehend. This is an occasion to celebrate the elephants and pray for their wellbeing.
Elephants are in a time of enormous challenge. The number of African elephants has plummeted from over 10 million in the early 1900s to probably less than about 700,000 today, most of which are in Southern Africa, and there are only about 50,000 Asian elephants alive today. Increasing human encroachment on the elephants’ habitat, culling (killing), and poaching for meat and ivory are the main reasons for the decline in population. Tens of thousands of elephants are killed annually just for the Asian market alone.
Culling and trading continues
The killing must stop, or we will soon find a world without elephants, a tragedy beyond imagination. Yet many governments, such as South Africa’s, continue to cull, and the illegal trading of ivory and meat continues unabated.
We invite you to visit our newly updated elephant website and prayer circle, which has several pages:
- The home page which includes some inspiring new videos.
- the prayer circle page, where you can find a sample prayer you can say and sign your name to the prayer circle if you feel moved to do so.
- An interview about animal communication
- An extensive collection of extraordinary articles and stories.
- Numerous informative news articles. The site also includes many beautiful pictures, links and suggested reading.
Please share this email with your friends and especially encourage others to join the vigil and the prayer circle. The more participating, the more powerful our effort.
Thank you for your help. When we all come together in this way, we form a ‘power of on’ with our group intention – combining our forces – to help the elephants and manifest positive change in the world.
With love and gratitude,
All of us at CoreLight
Leslie Temple-Thurston is a teacher of enlightenment who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Limpopo Province, South Africa. She is the founder of CoreLight, the non-profit organization that was formed in 1989 to support her work.