I dreamt in black and white that I found a tiny baby elephant, only the size of a small cat. I really wanted it. The elephant needed care and we ended up falling asleep together. When I woke up, the elephant was wooden with its trunk raised. I was upset because I felt I had killed it.
You see something that you desire and you seek to possess it. Although the elephant needs care, it isn’t compassion that motivates you to help it. You want to ‘own’ the elephant.
The dream imagery of the small wooden creature reminds me of the tale of Pinocchio, the wooden boy most whose nose grows when he lies. Not that you are telling lies – Pinocchio learnt many other lessons – but I feel there is a blind spot, a lack of self awareness.
The primary message of this dream is to be aware of your true motives. Fortunately, as emphasised by its trunk in the air, the dream lesson of the wooden elephant ultimately brings you good fortune and happiness.