Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Ten years ago, I happened upon an audio track called Creative Visualizations.
At the time, I had a lot to work on. I was coming into my creative voice as a writer and had goals to get publications. At the same time, I was trying to address some physical issues, namely an autoimmune disease called endometriosis. I didn't believe in new agey stuff, but I was open to the idea of meditation. Bruce Lee did it, so it couldn't be all bad.
The meditation was simple and, now that I'm more in-the-know about such things, I realize it was a chakra-based visualization that encouraged the listener to feel the connection with the earth while also connecting to what is above. By visualizing this connection through roots and colors and light, the meditation appealed to my creative brain. It also seemed to distract me from my pain, so I often returned to it when my symptoms were flaring.
The idea behind it--the idea that we have permission to sit and reflect and connect to all that is around us--is beneficial for everyone. The idea that we can put these creative brains to work and envision something other than our reality is not far-fetched at all, though it is a skill that needs built.
This meditation led me to a regular practice, and it planted a seed that I didn't see begin to sprout until recently. It impacted me profoundly enough that I ultimately came to study mind-body techniques more in-depth, which led me to teaching them as part of my creative discovery training. One small sample is below.
So, if you're blocked or anxious or bored or in pain or just curious, check it out.
I hope you enjoy it.