Fully being in the creative zone can be an altered state of consciousness. It’s that transcendent state where time seems to both stay still and move at a mystical rate. That sort of artistic state is what we all hope to be in when we create but what happens when it doesn’t? What do you do when your creative well has some dryness?
I’ve found that switching the mental energetic gears can be key to finding my reservoirs of creation. The simplest (thought not easy) way I find to tap into the creative ether is through meditation. It help’s me detach from my habitual processes and opens up channels to other ideas.
In future posts, I’ll go more into detail about how I meditate but you can find plenty of resources out there. Trying to just dive into meditation on your own isn’t likely to happen so I recommend finding other people or a community where you can learn the basics of it. I originally studied with a Zen monk and then pursued it on my own.
Here’s a quick guided meditation that I created that might help: