Eliza: Dancing With Pink Rhinos
I have weird dreams. This morning, I had pink rhinoceros running around in my dream. Real rhinos are big, scary animals that sometimes have what appears to be a temper. Are they actually angry or do they just love being alone?
Of course, I had to look up this particular animal symbolism, especially since I have never had a rhino, much less about three or four, in a dream before. What does it mean?
Rhino Meaning and Message:
In this case, Rhino symbolism is letting you know that you need to look more closely at everything around you because things are not what they seem. Do you see lack instead of abundance? Like Turkey, the Rhino meaning insists that you appreciate the expansive bounty that surrounds you. In other words, this spirit animal reminds you to stop and give thanks to the countless miracles occurring in every moment of your life.
Moreover, Rhino symbolism is reminding you to use your spiritual eyes and not your physical eyes. When you do this, you can see the truth and maintain a close connection with “Mother Earth” as you expand your inner knowledge to a whole new level.
Animal Totem, Spirit Animal
People with the Rhino totem are, for the most part, solitary and wise people that choose to spend a great deal of time alone. Like the Cheetah, they enjoy the comfort of their own company and are comfortable with themselves. These folks have a very close relationship with the ancient wisdom of the soul. They also have a lot of knowledge to share about what is real and how to live. For the most part, they are a self-made success and an achievement seeking powerhouse in their chosen field. Thus, being a workaholic is a natural part of who they are.
When you have a Rhino dream, it suggests that you need to forge ahead toward your goals. In other words, like the Boar, do not take “no” for an answer. Nor should you let any obstacles sidetrack you from your destination.
Alternatively, if the animal is aggressive or charging, make sure that you are not getting carried away with your ideas and intentions. To put it another way, steamrollering your way through things is very self-defeating behavior. You must discern what is real and what is not.
Additional Associations for the Rhino: Agility, assurance, ancient wisdom, comfort, confidence, explosive power, freedom, gratitude, grounding, instinct, judgment, knowledge, longevity, paradox, peace, self-assurance, sensory perception, solidity, solitude, stability, stamina, steadiness, substance, sure-footedness, trust, unconventional, wisdom
Back to the Dream
So, my rhinos (there was more than one) were not being aggressive. On the contrary, they were playfully running around a grassy lawn as I was passing from one building to another. Of course, when I saw the first rhino, I was slightly alarmed but it paid me no mind, so I kept on walking. Then, one of the rhinos approached me, acting more like a big affectionate dog… so, what do I do? I picked it up and started talking to the animal. Never mind the thing was about four feet long and chunky like a baby rhino – in my dream, it felt as light as a balloon. Well, I carried it several feet and then put it down. I was going to enter my house. When I got to the door, the rhino wanted to come inside with me. I was concerned about having such a large creature inside a house – well, you know what animals do… — so I shut the door on it. Well, the creature wouldn’t take “no!” for an answer, but started making a racket in protest. And then I woke up!
Now pink symbolizes love, but not just any kind of love, but unconditional love. In the language of the heart, pink symbolizes Mother energy or as the Christians call it, the Holy Spirit. Frankly, it is the Goddess who has been missing from many religions for an awfully long time. In theology, the pink ray is the third ray of cosmic creation, and sits with two other rays or flames upon the altar of the hidden cave or Secret Chamber of the Heart Center. There is the Blue Ray (flame) of God’s Will which is the masculine energy of strength and power. Next, is the Yellow-Golden Ray (flame) of Cosmic Intelligence, which is called Christ Consciousness or the Child. And thirdly, is the Pink Ray (Flame) that represents the Mother or feminine energy of Spirit. Uniting the Blue Ray and the Pink Ray, you achieve the Violet Ray (Flame) of Freedom, Transmutation, and Unity. Can you see where the idea for the Holy Family came from? This is very ancient spirituality that doesn’t need to be taught to anyone. All one needs is a simple reminder of what they already know within.
So, I had a pink rhino in my dream, actually about three of them. Two of them were just happily wandering around like rhinos do when left to their own devices. The other one wanted to cuddle and be near me.
Having a rhino in one’s dream seems to be a very powerful symbol or message. I am a very solitary (and happy being alone) type who gets on very well with my own energy. I am a bit of a workaholic, although I have learned when to rest, exercise, eat properly, and sleep. Pink… hmmm, well, I am working on loving myself unconditionally, which means being willing to move away from or ignoring the judgments of others on how they would prefer to see me behave or act.
People forget that to love others, one must first learn to love oneself, one’s own unique qualities, whether they be interpreted as strengths or weaknesses – the latter perspective depends on the person making the judgment, doesn’t it!
Recently, I was maligned as being heartless, mean-spirited, arrogant, blatant, and accused of abandoning a family member in need. Well, I know I am none of those things so I left the relationships. No one needs to take the abuse… and it was abuse, from anyone no matter who they appear to represent in your life. Of course, it took awhile to recover emotionally from the psychic attack… the attempt of emotional blackmail. No, this independent person chose to remove myself from the source of the abuse and walked away. Was that other person in need? Perhaps, but they have others to help them. Now, I am able to think for myself, discern what is important to me, observe my own feelings and let go of what I do not need to hold on.
Notice I am not attempting to judge myself. I am attempting to understand myself. It is two very different animals. As Earth humans, we have been brought up on a diet of expectations and belief systems passed down through generations of abused people. Abused people often turn around and abuse the next generation or beat themselves up and attempt to self-medicate by misusing drugs, sex, or distractions to avoid looking into their own thoughts and feelings.
Being a natural empath, it is a little difficult for me to avoid feeling emotions, thoughts, and feelings, of myself and others. A person can enter a room where I am and instantly, I know how they are feeling. Whether or not I choose to interact with that person depends on what I am discerning from their energies. I have also learned not to be overwhelmed by thinking the other person’s feelings or beliefs need to be my own. In short, be careful of what you wish to claim or hold onto… it may not belong to you at all.
As an empath, a super sensitive sensory system-worker, I can choose to respond and placate or attempt to sooth the other person, but more recently, I have learned to step back and have allowed the person the privacy in which to deal with their own issues.
There are times when I encounter a person who enjoys wallowing in victim-consciousness, an individual who complains constantly about what others are doing to them, even though the actual events may have taken place twenty years into the past. Now, that’s what I would describe as an inability to let go or release what no longer serves. I am not trying to judge anyone who has a tendency towards displaying this kind of behavior – I find it fascinating as I normally choose to let things go.
Of course, someone who likes to rehash various occurrences during their lifetime, whether or not they are currently associated with the guilty, is certainly clinging to the enjoyment… the power of being a victim. Only thing is, being a victim is actually disempowering to the so-called victim. Being a victim might be considered an endless call for help, which, unfortunately for the victim can result in other people simply giving up on the person or feeling sorry for them… another form of put-down… since they seem incapable of fending for themselves or reaching the clarity of thought which will inform them that they need to step out of the self-defeating energy of victimhood and reclaim their own personal power.
Stepping into your power means you are willing to take responsibility for your decisions and the consequences that derive from those same decisions – in other words, you are ready and willing to be who you are, with the internal ‘you’ reflected in your outer persona – the very description of integrity, integration of masculine energies of strength with the feminine energies of unconditional love. Being a person of integrity means you have come into an acceptance of who you are and are willing to display this persona to the world and to all whom you encounter.
Being a victim requires accepting the judgments of others around you, whose opinions of what and who you are may not jive with how you feel about yourself within, so this kind of behavior will lead to a constant state of inner agitation and stress for a victim is not being truthful to themselves or others. They are not standing up for what they represent, for their truths, and being willing to take on the judgments of the world.
To be in a constant state of victimhood, is to be powerless, like an infant, requiring the energies of others to sustain life… in other words, victimhood is form of energetic vampirism. This is an extremely low vibratory state, close to fear. And when the eternal victim is ignored, they get angry and desperate… as their energy source is being cut off, removed by the person they feel should support and feed their victimhood.
Oye. Of course, I had the sense to remove myself from that situation. I enjoy solitude but victims don’t like to leave those whom they depend on alone. No, they enjoy dominating the conversation, interfering, becoming overtly anxious when someone does not reply or comply to their constant demands. And then, they get angry and begin to attack that person by accusing them of being cruel, abandoning them, not being ‘nice’, not being the kind of person who would continue to support the whiner, complainer, the ‘victim’.
Can you see what I am driving at? The victim is the opposite of a narcissist… and yet, the two energies are similar in that the individual who displays either manner of behavior is actively attempting to feed off the energies of other people. In the case of the victim, it means obtaining the sympathy of other people who then feel obligated to continually assist the victim. On the other hand, the narcissist feels the need to be constantly the center of attention, dominating the conversation, dominating the relationship, manipulating their partner, friend, or relative, using the fear of threats and sometimes violent physical abuse to keep the other person in line. In the end, either behavior is an attempt to control another person. The wise person will remove themselves from such a situation, which is what I did. This action on my part was deemed by other misinformed individuals as a case of abandonment, just cause (in their minds) for putting me on the list as being a bad, untrustworthy, hated individual. So be it. I know better.
Earth humans certainly have been victimized over many, many centuries… some suggest for at least 500,000 years, so there is bound to be a plentitude of unresolved trauma to work through and release. Can it be done? Yes. Is it easy? No. Nothing worthwhile is ‘easy’. Can it be done by just anyone? Yes and no. The person who wants to heal from victimhood has to first recognize they are not a victim; they have only been thinking and believing they are a victim. Even though they have been the subject or object of abuse, be it emotional, mental, physical or a combination thereof, one still can move out of victimhood, if one is willing to accept the responsibility of being aware that they, themselves, have the power to be free.
People have been taught that they have a duty to be loyal to their family members. Well, that is certainly a behavior that is useful when an entire community is attempting to survive from the onslaughts of an outer enemy force… However, if the family member(s) begin to demand that you follow their wishes, guidance, and plans, which do not align with your own, without your ability to question their motives, do you still owe that individual or persons the same kind of loyalty, especially when they are not willing to hear your side of the story, your plans, your dreams? No.
In this world, it is up to the individual first to attain the ability to love themselves. If they are not be loved and accepted by others, it serves no purpose but to allow themselves to be continually victimized by those who require their support, obedience, and energy. Then, when you manage to step away, have taken responsibility for your own healing, strengthen your personal barriers, and understand the need to carefully discern the energies of others (not judgment, just observation) before you engage with them long-term… then, as you begin to discover your own strength and internal power you will meet and attract other people into your life who resonate with your own frequency. First, we lift ourselves up and then we are ready to assist others to lift themselves up. As in MAGA, America first, then the world.
If you choose to remain in victimhood, you have chosen to remain in a low-frequency state and will continually draw into your world those who will use you, abuse you, victimize you, until you learn to say, “No more!” Some people never learn this basic lesson of life. They rather be cowards and depend on others instead of learning to work with others in mutual compatibility and united purpose.
I could go on and on about how this duality is being currently played out in our world, but anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can see that humanity has been taught to be the victim that needs to be dominated, directed, and maligned by those who think we are a subspecies lower than animals. Who, in their right mind, would want to remain in such a state if given the choice? I choose freedom. We all have the right to choose. Free will is an integral part of this world. As I have written before, use that free will wisely. Victim or powerful independent individual who is willing to work with others? I choose the latter state of beingness, the higher road to self-discovery, self-mastery, and self-actualization.
So, per usual, I have migrated from a revelation or message received in a dream or on a walk to a discussion of victimhood vs individual self-mastery and acceptance of personal responsibility towards one’s own healing journey. From pink rhinos dancing on a lawn… with one of the little beasties insisting that I carry it inside my ‘house’… probably representative of my vehicle or body — to a discussion on how to self-heal from abuse. For anyone to insist that you follow their instructions, their rules, their plans, believe their narrative even if it is an attempt to gaslight you, to emotionally abuse and deride you and you remain their target… that is to continue to choose to remain in victimhood, in a place without power and personal initiative. Given all of the attributes of the rhino energy, it was not even a question or possibility in my own mind to want to remain in such a space or place out of a sense of misplaced loyalty and trust. No, I was out of there and glad of it! And I am not alone! Those who are waking up and realizing they need to take back their personal sense of power and unite with others who feel the same way, they are moving against those who have dominated and abused them for an eternity of lifetimes. So be it. Step out of fear and into love and freedom!
I send love and blessings to all without exception…
I AM Eliza
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