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 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
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. 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 meditations from Evan’s book, The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness.
Press play and begin your journey.
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 an exceptional reflection and guided meditation podcast I listen to called ‘”Live awake.” Her meditations are especially well suited for artists.
3. Short Tarot-Centered Meditation for Artists to Overcome Writing Fear
By Thea Fiore-Bloom (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 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.