First a story about Jumbo from 1885, necessary to fully grasp the enormity of
An Elephant Ear Sandwich on Rye
One hundred and twenty-five years after Jumbo's tragedy, Catherine and I travelled to St Thomas Ontario, to guide sessions and help facilitate healings at a spiritual centre called Angels and Avalon. We did not know how profound that journey would be.
I have guided people through their Past Life & Spiritual Journeys for over 37 years, with over 38,000 journeys with at least 8000 people. I've guided people to meet with their permanent Spirit Guides and Angels, and helped people help their friends and relatives and animals cross over to the light thousands of times. Catherine has been working in the healing energy field for over 35 years as well, and uses Zenith Omega and many other modalities to help shift, clear energy fields and help in healing. She is an unconditionally loving master.
For 38 years I had lived in London, Ontario which is not far north of St Thomas where Jumbo spent his last day. I was very familiar with St Thomas and Alma Girl’s College, where as a teen ager and member of the Christian Young Men’s Society I went to a dance at the Girl’s college. Some of my male friends married girl’s from that college, and I attended ceremonies at the Am Phi Theatre that was formed into the rock ravine beside the college. I had many friends in St Thomas and in my 20's I played as a solo musician at the Sheridan Inn there. St Thomas was a favourite stopover on the way to Port Stanley and the beach of Lake Erie. St Thomas was an intricate part of my life experience right up until 2006 when I left London and moved to Ompah to marry Catherine and live in a our log home in the woods.
Back to the story......when I took Catherine to St. Thomas and to where Alma College once stood (it had been torn down many years before), I held a faint hope it would still be standing, but I still got the chance to show her the over-grown Am phi Theatre and she was delighted to share a bit of my romantic Past.
As we were driving to the where the College once was, we drove under the train tracks near where Jumbo was killed. I instantly felt heavy...too heavy.
I remarked, “Catherine I feel so heavy, all of a sudden; I don’t know if I can give the talk planned for tonight”.
After the Alma College location I took Catherine to the monument for Jumbo the Elephant. It's a life-size thirty-eight ton sculpture overlooking the valley as you enter St. Thomas. I was still feeling really heavy, not depressed or sad, just heavy.
Catherine read the plague of Jumbo’s death and immediately exclaimed, "Is the Spirit of Jumbo still here?"
It was then that we both realised that the spirit of Jumbo had not gone to the light and was around me. "Around me big time" is how Catherine phrased it.
Catherine knew! "We have to free him!)
So I called in the bright light you go to when you pass over, and asked Jumbo to stand in front of it. To my surprise Jumbo was already standing there, facing the light and moving his trunk back and forth in front of the light. All we could do was wait. People or animals will not leave, if they choose not to and wish to stay, but Jumbo was ready to leave - 125 years between worlds was enough I imagine.
I watched and out of the light came another elephant's trunk and grabbed Jumbo’s trunk. Jumbo trumpeted in delight and ran into the light. Instantly, I felt myself get lighter and lighter and was quickly feeling back to normal and rejuvenated.
Catherine smiled at me and we hugged, but then she said there is something more, something attached to Jumbo, some residual. So I closed my eyes and to my amazement I watched twenty to thirty children go into the light with Jumbo. They had bonded with this gentle giant and when they died young their spirits stayed with him. Something I would not normally think of, but understandable because thousands of children fell in love with him. He would be so gentle he could tenderly pick a peanut from a five-year-old hand. Hoping to make him stay, many offered their piggy bank savings when they heard he was leaving the zoo in England.
So now his journey is complete. We were
so honoured to be a part of his ascension to the light, and we feel humbled that
Jumbo tuned in to let me know he was there and ready. Blessed Jumbo, his soul
will get a chance to rest now, and he can come back again.