Clear & Energize Your Inner Studio with Creativity Enhancing Meditations or Affirmations
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
Feeling Like A Chicken Cutlet?
Making a full-time career out of art or writing makes many professional creatives I’ve interviewed feel like a chicken cutlet; with the purpose pounded right out of them.
Meanwhile my artist and writer friends who have day jobs, beat themselves up, mistakenly feeling like their weekend art making isn’t legit.
Artists of every level need a restorative place within to honor, nurture and house the sacred creativity that originally got us up to join the dance of art.
I call that place our Charmed Studio.
A Charmed Studio is a metaphorical internal sanctuary where a creative feels free to bring to life restorative, soul-based images or words.
Like our external studios, our internal studios also gather dust.
Dust bunnies composed of old fears and outmoded beliefs can roll about like tumbleweed in our metaphorical inner studios.
Our charmed studios just need a good clear out and sprucing up from time to time to make way for new confidence and fresh ideas.
Want to keep your inner studio charmed?
Clean out your internal hearth and get the creative fires roaring again with regular creativity meditations and occasional affirmations (if they’re a good fit for you.)
Creativity meditations help me seasonally sand blast my inner sanctuary and lay a new fire in.
Below you’ll find two guided meditations and one video set of affirmations I use when I feel afraid to begin a writing assignment, am procrastinating about making art, or when I need to reset.
Technique 1. Guided Meditation
Option 1: Meditation to Ignite the Flow of Creativity by Heidi Chinlund, CHT
Here’s an inspiring and effective meditation to use when tackling a new creative project, or turning over a new leaf in life.
“Meditation to connect and ignite your naturally flowing creativity. Utilize to express your inner talents through your own flowing ideas and desires.
Allows for blocks and barriers to be removed so you may remain in the flow of creative energy,”BodySoulHypnosis.
Option 2. Spoken Meditation for Creative Flow: Let Your Creativity Free
This is a lovely guided meditation to use when you’re procrastinating, feeling crabby or have actual artist’s or writer’s block.
It’s voiced by the kind and popular Australian meditation teacher, Jason Stephenson. Features a helpful cabinet of curiosities.
Technique 2. Recorded Affirmations
Ever need a boost of confidence?
When I wake up less than inspired, I have found that I can turn the lights and music on in my inner studio by listening to well-crafted affirmations as I brush my teeth. It can change the trajectory of a day.
I know, I know–many, if not most affirmation audios are clichéd tripe!
But the one below isn’t.
It’s crafted with intelligence and sincerity.
I’ve personally found that conscientiously written affirmations like these, help counter my faithful companions, inner doubt and negativity.
The way I see it, it doesn’t hurt to have audio backup to support your unorthodox but awesome choice to live a wild, creative life.
Creativity Affirmations. Inspirations for Writers, Artists and Creators by Leslie K./Sky High Affirmations.