Writer’s Block? Hit the Creative Wall? Tap Into Meditation, Prayer and Nature
I have to say that I am pretty fortunate as a writer that my mind is constantly spinning with creative ideas. But, inevitably, we all hit the wall – the wall of writer’s block. That’s when you sit down with your pad of paper or plop down in front of the computer and nothing comes.
When that happens, you can’t sit and will your brain to spew out lovely prose. It just won’t happen. In the world of true creativity, you can’t force things. That’s when you have to tap into some Divine creative power.
I took this picture at the Monterey Aquarium. It’s a sea horse. Can you believe it? There were 32 different varieties of sea horses. I rarely watch television, but one of my favorite shows is CBS Sunday Morning. Robert and I watch it before we go to church. One Sunday they featured “Creatures.” I had no idea that there are 1.8 million known species!
While I have always admired God’s handy work in the form of sunsets, clouds, mountains – I had no idea how many species God created. And there are more we haven’t even discovered. This solidified for me the mind and creativity of God. It gave me a new meaning and appreciation of God as the Ultimate Creator.
All writers and artists experience being blocked.
If you have never practiced meditation, it is a powerful tool to use. Meditation connects us to the Ultimate Creative Source. Being stuck, or blocked can mean having clutter in the mind. Meditation clears that clutter away.
Of course, prayer is always good too. A heart felt, “Help me please,” has always worked for me.
So the next time you hit that creative wall, spend some time looking at God’s portfolio. There’s a lot of creative power to tap into. Did I mention that there are 14,000 varieties of ants? Ants! God’s creativity is amazing.