Meditations For Artists: Reduce Your Fear and Ignite Your Creativity
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
Artists need meditation like 15-year-olds need Snapchat.
In other words, we need it bad.
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
3 Guided Meditations Just For Artists
Here are a few of my favorite free meditations for artists.
The first is amazing for coming up with brilliant ideas.
The two that follow have helped talk me in off the ledge when I’m consumed by fear or doubt.
See which one helps you best tap into source, ignite inspiration or support your well-being.
1. Visualization 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 stellar meditations from Evan’s new book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness.
Press play and begin your journey.
2. Guided Meditation For Artists: Peace of Mind 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.
3. Five Minute Guided Meditation To Activate Creativity for Artists or Writers
Nice, effective, super-short meditation for busy artists or writers. Great for when you need to take a mini, healing vacation from your desk for just 5 minutes. “Benefits include enjoying the pleasures of life without guilt, surrendering control to be “in the flow” of your creativity, and seeking the unchanging Spirit within.”
Other Relaxing Resources
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:
Check out The Charmed Studio’s Mostly Free Resources for Artist’s Page to get a link to my favorite free meditation app.
Do you meditate to stay calm and creative?
Have a great meditation to add to the list?
Please share it in the Comments below. 🙂