2 Meditations For Artists to Reduce Fear & Ignite Creativity
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 joyful creativity that got us up to join the dance of art in the first place.
I call that place within our Charmed Studio.
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.
One way to keep your studio charmed is to clean out your internal hearth and get the creative fires roaring again with meditation.
Creativity meditations help me seasonally sand blast my inner sanctuary and lay a new fire in.
The following two meditations are the kind that allow us to tap into source, ignite well being and fuel our inspiration for creating.
I use either of these when I feel afraid to begin a writing assignment, am procrastinating about making art, or when I need to reset. Kindly leave any you’ve discovered in comments below.
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.
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.
“The Chinese character for concentration means, literally, “maintaining evenness,” neither too high nor too low, neither too excited nor too dull. Another Chinese term sometimes used for concentration means “the abode of the true mind.”
—-Thich Nhat Hanh (The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy & Liberation.)
Do you use meditation or any other technique or ritual to keep the creative fires blazing in your own “abode of the true mind”?
Please share it in comments below. Thanks for reading.
Until next time, keep your hearth healthy and your studio charmed.