Meditation For Artists
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
Meditation for artists should be a course in art school.
Because being an artist isn’t all kittens, colored pencils and berets.
A life in the arts can be a stressful, lonely business at times.
If we don’t actively beat down our stress levels on a regular basis we get overwhelmed by panic and fear.
We fear being vulnerable; of exposing too much of ourselves one minute or not enough of ourselves the next.
We get scared because when we are in flow, all of sudden we worry we’re being too different and we’ll be being laughed at.
Then our brains freak and we’re suddenly positive we’re boring, unoriginal, and bound for nowhere.
We’re almost always afraid we’ll never get new client again, even though we will. And if we outright succeed we’re worried we’ve sold out or we’re an imposter.
And on and on it goes.
But meditation can act as the cavalry that comes to our emotional rescue as artists.
Because our fear may try to keep us locked in our ego self.
Yet meditation can break us out of that self-imposed prison almost every time.
“Meditation allows us to move back to center and live in our soul self.
Meditation… dissolves the mind.
It erases itself. Throws the ego out on its big brittle ass.”
— Tom Robbins (writer)
3 Meditations For Artists To The Rescue
Here are a few of my fave YouTube meditations for artists. These three talk me in off the ledge when I’m consumed by fear or doubt.
Try out a few to see which helps you best to tap into source, ignite well-being and fuel your inspiration for creating.
1. Meditation For Artists:
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.
Good one for helping remove some of the mental blocks and barriers that are interfering with your creative flow or peace of mind.
2. Meditation For Artists :
Spoken Meditation for Creative Flow: Let Your Creativity Free
Procrastinating, feeling crabby or have artist’s or writer’s block? Try this one.
It’s voiced by the kind and popular Australian meditation teacher, Jason Stephenson. Features a helpful cabinet of curiosities.
3. Meditation For Artists
Grounding Meditation For Artists & Creative People
by artist Jane Bush
A grounding meditation designed to connect you to your infinite source of creativity.
Have you found a guided meditation you love to add to this post?
Do you use meditation or any other technique or ritual to keep the creative fires blazing?
Please share it in comments below. 🙂