"The hyena personality is a jokester and crowd pleaser, but below the surface there are unfulfilled dreams to be realized. What would happen if you took your goals seriously?"
- Kim Krans, The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck & Guidebook
As I sit in my new lawn chair on the deck, looking out over my wildly overgrown grass with gorgeous new volunteer flowers popping up, I pick an oracle card to help us learn more about creativity in summer.
I pick the Hyena card from Kim Krans's The Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck & Guidebook.
As I gaze at the card I am drawn to the half moon, and I get an immediate sense of balance.
The summer is about relaxation, sinking into warmth, vacation, letting yourself enjoy. AND, it is about determined and focused growth, tending to the gardens of our lives, and using the sun's heat to help us let go of anything that no longer requires our effort.
Summer is a both/and time. It is a time both of pleasure and active creative focus.
As I continue to sit in meditation with Hyena, what I hear is this: "You need to play, to enjoy, and to take your enjoyment seriously. You need to know that how to value your work is to spend time with it and play with it. Give it your time and attention, and have fun."
What I'm left with after sitting with this card is a new understanding of how pleasure and focus can come together. I see they aren't opposites. They are allies.
And then I realize, for me, they are working together right now. Sitting outside on a gorgeous day while I write to you about oracle cards is my ideal blend of play and focus!
What I know is the play and pleasure of it help me to follow through on my creative goals, which I take very seriously.
What creative work is calling to you this season? How could adding pleasure to your work aid you in following through?
P.S. Would you love magical support to help you figure out what to focus on this summer? Sign up for a Summer Oracle Card Reading, where I will do an intuitive reading to help illuminate your path. Available until Tuesday July 6, 2021.
Hi, I'm Emma Veritas!
I'm a writer, blogging coach, personal development teacher, and oracle card reader. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in English from the Honor's Program at the University of Massachusetts, where I wrote my thesis on the power of story during hard times. I completed Martha Beck's Life Coach Training. I'm an endorsed Soul's Calling Coach, and I'm an Advanced Reiki Practitioner.
I am a life long learner in the intuitive arts, and I can't wait to help you figure out what's next for you!
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