The Creative Journey: 5 Steps to Reawaken Inspiration

The journey to creative inspiration can be an infinitely fulfilling one. When we are in alignment and our creativity is flowing, it seems as if all the world is opening up to us and revealing its beauty. When creative blockages emerge, however—due to stress, self-doubt or simply becoming stagnant in our own routines—inspiration can seem increasingly elusive. This month, we’re diving deep into the creative journey and sharing our steps to reawaken inspiration—just in time to greet spring, the season of renewal!

Five Steps to Reawaken Inspiration

1. Go Deep Within

Quiet time is essential for reawakening creative inspiration. We can’t possibly tap into a creative flow when we’re being pulled in numerous directions—simultaneously, no less! Setting aside quiet time daily to meditate (with or without  your favorite gemstone mala) and to journal afterwards will help re-focus your intention and open your pathways to creative energy.

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2. Reach Outside of Yourself

Just as we don’t exist in a vacuum, neither do our creative muses. Inspiration can come from anywhere, but the chances of it sparking when you’re in front of your computer or staring at your phone are slim. We love taking a page from The Artist’s Way and making an artist’s date with ourselves every week. Whether you treat yourself to a stroll around your favorite neighborhood or park, see a museum exhibit or movie, getting out of your head and into real life where others are creating can be exactly what you need to get un-stuck. If you have time, scheduling a creative getaway can serve as a powerful push to getting back on the creative track! Not sure where to start? Check out our Satya Journeys creative retreat in Mexico, where for a week, your creativity will be fostered, encouraged and honored. (Did we mention it’s on the beach?!)

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3. Break Through the Barrier

Creating for creating’s sake can serve as a powerful tool to re-awaken inspiration. Without the pressure of deadlines or finishing a certain project that’s just not coming together, you can fall back in love with the creative process. Try an outlet that’s not usually on the menu: If you’re a writer, try painting or drawing. If you’re a designer, try writing something. Mixing it up can help take the pressure off, and infuse fun into your creative flow, once again! Need a little totem to help you along your way? Ganesha is the remover of obstacles and bestower of success. Reach for him to help clear your path and unblock your energy so you can break through your creative barriers.

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4. Give Thanks for Your Gifts

Gratitude goes a long way in helping re-awaken inspiration. When if feels like your creative gifts have abandoned you, take a few moments to give thanks for experiencing and harnessing them in the first place. It will help remind you—and the Universe—that you’ve been able to create before, and you will certainly be able to create once again. Putting it out there is a powerful signal that you recognize your talents, and are ready to receive inspiration, however it manifests itself.

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5. Emerge from the Creative Cocoon

As the spring sunshine warms the earth to coax the flower into bloom, let your creativity emerge from the warmth of your self creative care. Your creative journey will not always be a straight line—but with patience, and mindful choices about how to reawaken inspiration, getting “un-stuck” is the sweetest destination. Add a reminder about how far you’ve come with the Serene Journey bracelet set, these gemstone bracelets are the embodiment of spring’s renewal (plus, the sweet elephants symbolize wisdom, peace and good fortune).

Lastly, don’t just save these tips for when panic sets in; enacting inspiring habits when you’re in a good creative space can help stave off that dreaded creative rut. Ready, set, let your creative journey begin!

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Pictured: Peaceful Tranquility Mala, Divine Alignment Chakra Necklace, Divine Alignment Chakra Earrings, Illuminating Energy Chakra Bracelet and an assortment of Satya Jewelry Gemstone Stretch Bracelets

New Fall Favorites: To Inspire Your Journey

As summer slips into its unhurried rhythm, we honor the transition to Fall with a selection of timeless pieces that capture the inspiration and wonder of spirituality in its myriad forms. Designed with beloved healing gemstones, each piece has been created to assist its wearer on their journey to their highest truth.

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Amethyst imparts peace and prosperity while supporting spirituality; apatite improves insight, clarity and confidence.

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Gold stone, an new gemstone addition, improves ambition and communication; fancy jasper enhances focus, creativity and fosters grounding.

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Classic symbols of divinity—the lotus flower, Ganesha and the mandala—add glowing accents to the gemstones in 18k gold plate, while designs rooted in nature—mountain, stars, sun and moon—link the spiritual realm with the physical world.

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New malas—or ancient prayer necklaces—aid in manifestation, while never seen before necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings add an inspiring aesthetic to round out the collection.

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As we ground ourselves to the nature around us, our spirituality takes root. Our souls are free to soar.

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Solar Eclipse in Leo

Awaken your potential with today’s Solar Eclipse in Leo. This will set the foundation for your year to come so no need to rush things as Mercury is still in retrograde. September will be much better for combing out the details, though use this portal to vision, write, and be creative. Find out how this Solar Eclipse in Leo will impact your sign….

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Aries: Love and romance will surround you and there may well be an engagement or new child on the way. Either way, this is your year to finally have more playtime.

Taurus: New real estate or relocation will look spectacular for you. Trust that your vision can be a reality and then take practical action I that direction. Magic and support of a partner will follow

Gemini: Finally a year dotted and dashed off to with exciting new adventures both near and far. Let your curiosity guide you and cultivate relations along the way.

Cancer: Rise up and claim it. Raise your rates, value yourself more and know that every lesson you have been through has added so much depth and richness to your luminous being. The money will follow.

Leo: Be you and unapologetically you. Your creative power will be off the charts so truly express yourself and let your light shine through.

Virgo: You will have the power to break through any subconscious patterns that were blocking your full potential and allow yourself to take up more space.

Libra: Connecting to your community will be vital this year as they will not only be supportive, though you will develop relationships and new networks that will be life-long.

Scorpio: You are fully ready to go next level in your career. This means breaking through that glass ceiling to have more reach or perhaps you will launch a new successful enterprise.

Sagittarius: Foreign shores will glisten with potential. And you may like to focus on building overseas partnerships in business as well as opportunities to teach, speak and write will emerge.

Capricorn: It is your time to finally cash out on that business, home or investment made years ago. As you do so, consider now investing in a sector that is in more current alignment with your values

Aquarius: Partnerships will be the theme for you in the coming year – both marriage and business. Now is the time to trust that more freedom, not less, will be the result of partnering.

Pisces: Finally this will be your year to get in the best shape ever or simply get your health in order. You may discover the root cause and your physical body will be able to heal fully.

 

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HEADSHOTS Satya sisters_gordonRebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com 

Satya’s Top Renewal Tips

 

Winter’s in NYC can be quite challenging to navigate, and after months of short days, snow storms and freezing cold conditions I’m excited to welcome Spring!!! To honor this transformational time of year and get inspired, I wanted to share my top tips for releasing the energy of Winter and preparing for the arrival of a magical season… I hope it helps you on your journey.
Blessings,

-Satya xo

  1. I always start my day with some time for prayer and meditation. As we approach Spring I like to incorporate a cleansing pranayama. Lighting candles and burning sage are also beautiful rituals that help to purify the energy.
  2. The changing weather can take it’s toll on my immunity so I try my best to incorporate fresh fruit smoothies full of goodness and vitamins. Some of my favorite supplements to add are Macca Powder, B12 and Vitamin D (aka liquid sunshine).
  3. Gemstones are a powerful way to heal and alter energy so choosing gemstone malas and bracelets that will carry me through the season is an important part of my Spring ritual. Aquamarine (for tranquility and courage), as well as Green Onyx (for grounding and guidance) are some of my favorite gemstones for this time of year.
  4. As a creative, making time to go outside and spend time in nature is one of my greatest sources of inspiration. When I’m not able to get out of the city, I like to take long walks along the Hudson River or visit the botanic gardens to see them in full bloom.
  5. There is nothing like getting away for a long weekend or traveling to get inspired and reinvigorated. This year I’m so excited to be traveling to Mexico April 8-14 to host my first ever creative retreat. There are still a few spots left so if you’d like to join me click here to register or find out more.

 

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Expansive Jupiter Enters Scorpio

On October 10th, Jupiter our planet of luck and expansion, entered the sign of Scorpio. So obviously this will be magnificent if you are a Scorpio. Though perhaps you’re not. Still, Jupiter in Scorpio brings luck and potential to some aspect of your life. Below, get the scoop on what Jupiter in Scorpio will mean for you with our resident astrologer Rebecca Gordon.

Aries: You may have more support then you realize from behind the scenes. Jupiter is in your financial sector, holding space for investors, partnerships, and new contracts with great promise

Taurus: Jupiter planet of luck enters the realm of coupling in your chart and this portends to business and love. Open yourself to another and know that joining forces will be your super-power.

Gemini: Reach new dimensions in your career because you are now sharper than a razor, on top of your sleep game, your work-outs are fierce. This Jupiter in Scorpio has your back when it comes to health and work-flow.

Cancer: Jupiter in a fellow water sign will hold you captive, like a lover staring deep in your eyes and then challenge you to crack open your shell and thaw out on a brand new feeling. Travel into the unknown your creativity will steer you well.

Leo: Lions always tend to go big when it comes home. And this is your year to land the largest kingdom with loads of light streaming in. Investing or selling property will pay off big-time this year.

Virgo: You are now ready to peel off the topline information, and take a deep dive into what holds your mind captive. Research, write a book, build a course and tap into your true message for the world.

Libra: Those battle scars from 2011-16 will finally fade as you are beginning to see your true magnificence once again. Jupiter ushers in a period of a financial growth because now you know your worth and are not afraid to ask.

Scorpio: Every 12 years lucky Jupiter comes to visit you for a full year bringing a cornucopia of possibility. Life can seduce you fast with options, so choose your path wisely. Just know that love will have a magical quality as dreamy Neptune slides in to Jupiter’s orbit this year.

Sagittarius: Jupiter expands in the deep waters of your chart, bringing in a new quality of spaciousness and silence to a busy life. Your spiritual practice reaches new depth and your intuition – strong. Take time to retreat.

Capricorn: All work and no play is about to flip script as lucky Jupiter enters the social club of your chart. Although daunting, it will be a good year to make new friends of people who inspire you and truly speak your language.

Aquarius: Jupiter now reigns from the top of your chart, opening gates of opportunity on your career path. Perhaps you’ll change careers, re-enter the business world, launch your own company, or scale it. Your imagination is lit up with the help of supportive Neptune so dream big.

Pisces: Between your inherent creativity and community / friends support, this year delivers the opportunity to reach more people. Whether through broadcasting, publishing, or teaching, you will gain access to a cosmic megaphone.

 

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HEADSHOTS Satya sisters_gordon

Rebecca Gordon is a celebrated and world-renowned astrologer, founder of the My Path Astrology School, author, and resident horoscope columnist at Harper’s Bazaar. From bringing astrology to your health on The Dr. Oz Show to writing books, and giving consultations, Rebecca engages a range of audiences on the natural cycles and how to incorporate them for a more graceful, enriched and meaningful existence. Known as New York’s #1 lifestyle astrologer, Rebecca has a penchant for both science and spirit, merging the two with an unmistakable accuracy, passion, and the grounded wisdom of a Virgo.  Her newly released astrology book co-authored by Stephanie Marango MD titled ‘Your Body and the Stars’, features the intersection between health, the body and astrology. When she is not translating the stars, Rebecca loves to dance, practice Kundalini Yoga, travel without a map and play the cello!

Learn more about Rebecca Gordon at  MyPathAstrology.com