Interestingly enough, about a year ago I connected and began to work with the Hindu God energy of Lord Ganesha. The information about Lord Ganesha is from SouledOut.org as posted below:
Ganesha removes fear from the mind, or Lord of Obstacles, whose purpose is to help his worshippers surmount every difficulty. He is a jolly, good-natured god.
In his hand Ganesha wields a noose and goad, and he holds a bowl of sweets. With the noose Ganesha can hold you close or capture and confine both blessings and obstacles. With the goad, Ganesha can strike and repel obstacles from you. Ganesha removes obstacles but he can also put them in your way to prevent you from going down the wrong path.
Ganesha's four arms stand for his immense power in helping Humanity. Lord Ganesha is the Single-Tusk One, patron of literature, who tore off one of his tusks to scribe the great epic Mahabharata. Through this action Ganapati teaches us that knowledge and dharma are of utmost importance worth sacrificing even pride and beauty to attain.
If you look at statues and imagery of Ganesha, there is frequently a tiny little rat (or mouse) at his feet, Mooshika, representing the worldly desires that need to be overcome. This being is known as Ganesh's "Vahana" or vehicle, and was basically used as a mode of transport after having been tamed by Ganesh. It is said that the contradiction between the heaviness of the elephant and the lightness of the rat is an illustration of Ganesh’s role as one who brings about unity and harmony, and this is further demonstrated by the fact that Ganesh was able to tame a creature considered to be vermin.
Ganesh resides on the mental plane. He sits contentedly upon the muladhara (first) chakra and reigns over it. Ganesh is the deity of the instinctive mind and of the intellectual mind, science, and knowledge ~ making him the Lord of Categories. He organizes and clears the mind so that awareness may flow into it. Ganesh is also the Giver of Success, and is associated with general abundance in life. Among all the wonderful Hindu deities, Shri Ganesha is closest to the material plane of consciousness and most able to assist us in our day to day life concerns.
Sounds like a useful God to have on your side! How can you reach Ganesh and get his assistance? Very simple. To contact Lord Ganesh, hold his form steady in your mind with eyes closed. Now you can talk to him. He will listen, but not speak back. You simply must put all of your questions and problems at his feet and then open your eyes. Ganesha answers you not in words but by his influencing events and decisions slowly and in unseen ways. Situations will change for you and doors will open through your prayers to him.
As I studied the precepts represented by Ganesha, the energy led me to the elephants. I joined the National Elephant Center and began donating to this concern through Amazon Smile. I was very excited to receive an invitation to visit the grounds and view the elephants! I went there Friday, 11/8, and had a wonderful time watching, photographing and learning all about them! I hope you enjoy the Gallery of photos. Double click on the pictures to enlarge them and to read the captions.