What we learned from Moth in 2020

Dec 28, 2020

“The Moth is sure the grass is greener on the other side. Moth energy is at play when we’re attracted to easy solutions or anything ‘shiny and new.’ This can lead to unfinished projects, disappointment, or burnout. It’s helpful to remind moth personalities that life is complex. No matter the illusion, no one is exempt from the trials and tribulations of this great journey. Practice seeing life as an infinite mystery rather than wishing it was easier or different.

- Explanation of Moth from Kim Krans's The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck & guidebook

 

This autumn I pulled animal cards for our community once a week to help us on our collective journey of freeing our voices and hitting publish on our blogs.

The first three times I picked cards for us, I got Moth!

The more I explored this card in our letters, the more I could see what a wonderful ally Moth is for the style of writing we talk about here.

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We are inspirational writers, and we want to help and heal others through our writing.

We want to feel our writing flow through us, like we are intuitive wands channeling messages for our people.

Moth is a great ally for this style of writing because moths are light seekers, just like us.

If you've ever been in the woods at night, you've probably noticed swarms of moths gathering around any light available. Or maybe, like me, you've had your computer on in a dark room while your partner sleeps, and that one moth won't stop buzzing by.

Inspirational writing is the light we feel ever drawn to, and no matter how many times we might stop writing or give up on the idea of being a writer, we always return to the light of writing.

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But like Kim Krans says in the quote above, "Moth is sure the grass is greener on the other side."

It can be easy to get envious of other bloggers who have been writing for years, who have built a big community, and who have a strong influence with their readers.

It can be easy to give up on your dream of becoming a writer, because of all the people who write about the same thing you do.

What we learn from Moth as an Animal Ally is that we get to seek our light and not leave it, no matter how many other Moths are hanging around the same light.

What we learned from Moth this year was to write, keep writing, and keep writing some more.

In 2021 I'm wishing you all the best as you claim your light of writing, and start hitting publish on your own beautiful words.

xoxo,

Emma

P.S. Do you want to discover your personal Animal Ally for 2021? Sign up to get an Animal Ally Reading, and receive the magical support you need for your creative journey in the coming year. {Available for 3 more days, until Wednesday December 30}

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