Ignite Your Creative Fire

by Angela

As a poet and more recently a blogger, I know how frustrating writer’s block can be.  Writing is a creative venture driven by our inner spirit’s need to express our true nature.  Art, music, and dance offer us the same outlet for spiritual expression.  All forms of creative expression are essential to human enlightenment.  Just look at a Renaissance painting, listen to the music of John Lennon, or read the poetry of Rumi; creative expression is always at the forefront of social change.

No matter what form of creation you practice, know that you are an agent of change.  You hold inside of you the precious gift of creative fire.  As artists we know it is difficult to keep that flame lit all the time.  Either it burns out, or we do.  The only way I have found to reignite the creative fire is to walk away from the page and meditate.  If creative expression is spiritual expression, one will help ignite the other.  The following list of stones, oils, incense, and colors will allow your spiritual nature to light your creative fire.  Take yourself out of the equation and let your spirit take over.

For Starters:

  • Walk away from your computer, canvas, instrument, or dance floor.  Find a nice quiet space where you can meditate and not be interrupted.  Turn off your phone.
  • Sit with your legs crossed and eyes closed.  Breathe deeply.  Clear your mind of all thoughts, wants, worries, etc.
  • Focus on your breathing.
  • Stay in this meditative state for at least 5-10 minutes.

Meditative Tools:

  • Incense- Cleanse your meditation room as well as your creative tools with White Sage.  Burn a Frankincense & Myrrh incense blend while you meditate.  You may continue burning the incense when you return to your creative venture.
  • Oils- Annoint your 3rd eye chakra with Sandalwood oil, and your heart chakra with Jasmine oil.  This combination of oils will strengthen your intuition and help you create your art from a place of love.  These oils used together are motivating, sensual, and help deepen your connection with the Divine.
  • Stones- Meditate with Carnelian, Chrysoprase, & Gold Tiger Eye. Hold this combination of stones in your hands while you meditate.  Absorb their creative energy.  Carnelian offers a boost of creative fire, while Chrysoprase brings peace, positive energy, and emotional balance.  Gold Tiger Eye brings confidence, motivation, and creative vision.  Keep these stones with you while you create.

“There are three ways of knowing a thing.  Take for instance a flame.  One can be told of a flame, one can see the flame with his own eyes, and finally one can reach out and be burned by it.  We Sufis seek to be burned by God.”  ~Rumi

Spice Things Up!

  • Colors- Work with colors of Red, Orange, & Yellow. Burn red candles, wear an orange shirt, hang a yellow tapestry in your creative space.  There are no rules to color energy in this context so be creative.  Surrounding yourself with these 3 colors will infuse your aura with creative fire and passionate energy.
  • Flavors- Try some spicy incense such as Cinnamon & Patchouli.  Chew some cinnamon gum, burn some patchouli candles while eating a stir fry dinner with spicy Ginger.  Spicy flavors and scents will improve mental dexterity and increase physical vitality so you can paint, write, play, & dance all night.

I hope these spiritual tools help you in your creative endeavors.  Move forward fearlessly.  The world is waiting to see what you will create next!

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2 Comments

  1. July 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Cool picture of the burning hand.

  2. Mike & Peggy Duffy said,

    July 6, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Thank you for your newsletter! I love reading these simple things you suggest that can ease us into a calmer more creative place.


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