Meditations For Artists and Writers: Reduce Your Fear and Ignite Your Creativity
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
Artists need meditation like 16-year-olds need TicToc.
In other words, we need it badly.
We creatives often endure the fear of failing.
We also have a fear of being vulnerable.
If we overcome our fear of failure and our fear of being real, we often face a new fear.
Fear of succeeding.
All our various fears can keep us locked up in our ego-self.
But I love what Tom Robbins says about meditation:
“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
4 Guided Meditations For Artists
Here are a few of my favorite free meditations for artists.
The first is amazing for coming up with brilliant ideas to help you in your art or writing practice.
Two that follow have helped talk me in off the ledge when I’m consumed by fear or doubt.
And I’ve also included a guided visualization for artists who are hesitant to write that I recorded for my writing coaching clients.
1. Meditation For Artists: Just Illuminate
by author Tom Evans
A wonderfully narrated, thoughtful visualization that can spark big ideas. This visualization connects you with the collective consciousness.
It’s ideal for tapping into those light bulb moments.
It’s one of ten meditations from Evan’s book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness.
Press play and begin your journey.
2.Our Warring Self vs. Our Infinite Self Meditation for Artists
By Sara Blondin on Insight Timer
Looking at our angry tendencies and shifting into our softness.
Helping to encourage peace and love in our lives.
British Columbia native Sara Blondin is the creator of a guided meditation podcast I enjoy to called ‘”Live awake.”
Her meditations are especially well suited for artists.
3. Short Tarot-Centered Meditation for Artists to Overcome Fear Make Your Writing Dreams a Reality
By Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD (The journalist and artist behind The Charmed Studio Blog and Podcast.)
This 7-minute mini-meditation was made with love especially for heart-centered artists to help you get over the fear of the page and make your writing dreams a reality.
This chakra/tarot-based meditation will up your confidence and strengthen your ability to speak what is in your soul and delight your audience.
4. Peace of Mind Meditation for Artists
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.
Other Relaxing Resources for Artists
If you liked this piece or want more ideas on how you can best let go of stress and come back home to yourself and your art, check out these other Charmed Studio posts:
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- Aromatherapy Toolkit for Artists: Prosperity and Peace
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- How To Set Up a Hummingbird Feeder and Gain Peace of Mind
- Check out The Charmed Studio’s Mostly Free Resources for Artist’s Page
- Free Resources
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Thanks for sharing this post with all of us. I found this post very informative. I learned a lot on meditation through this post.
I was needing this blog again today. I didn’t notice the first time that the exercises were imbedded and you can do them right now!! Maybe you added it? Sooooo awesome. Ggiirrrrrlll you are good!!! so awesome. 🙂 🙂
Thanks 🙏🏼 Thea. I listened to the first meditation and already I’m feeling calm. Look forward to the rest of these and sharing with others! Donna
The Charmed Studio says
That is wonderful to hear Donna, and thanks for letting me know. You are a gem.
Laura den Hertog says
This is such a good idea and so timely. I have already listened to the first meditation – Just Illuminate, and I feel totally refreshed. No massive idea has popped in yet, but it feels like there is space for it now. I’ll keep you posted.
As always, Thank you Thea!
The Charmed Studio says
Thanks Laura my friend. Tom Evans has a great voice and is so different isn’t he? He is not afraid to be the thinking person’s meditation guide. He is super whimsical too and often includes inspiration from fairy tale and myth or alchemy in his recordings. I think he is a good example of doing your own thing, no matter how different because he told me he tried so long to make it as a writer and producer online ( he used to work as engineer I think for the BBC before he retired) without a lot of success. Then he did the audios for fun, and boom they took off . Whimsy is often the golden ticket. We struggle thinking we have to be serious to succeed but it is often the whimsy that lifts us to a new level of fun and service right?
I love this. I use a lot of Oracle and tarot cards for inspiration and creative meditation before I start projects. Also sage and changing music. Thank you for this. 🙂
Charmed Studio says
Thank Gale! And thanks for pointing out other ways to clean our internal studios and make way for new ideas to flow in. I forgot about sage. I just learned that the moxa my acupuncturist uses for clearing is a form of mugwort, thought that was so cool.