Meditation is a wonderful and necessary practice. It is a Biblical concept that Christians should be taking time to do. It’s also a celebrated part of many other schools of thought, especially those that emphasize mindfulness. Today, I’m focusing on Christian meditation resources. Meditation can be aided in many ways: music, yoga, even taking a nature walk! Today, let’s talk about adding handlettering into your meditation practice!
If you’re like me, writing something down really helps me remember it. And handlettering does just that but with a few more layers.
It makes you use more of your senses in your meditation practice that can make for easier memorization & recall. I’m not much of a visual learner, so when I can do more than read something, it really helps me remember it.
It involves your artistic side (yes, we all have one!). More of your brain gets involved when you start to be creative. It doesn’t have to look as pretty as some of the stuff you see in these resources below. The creative process is the key!
It also makes you analyze the passage for the most important words or phrases so you can add emphasis to them in your lettering. Using those analytical & logic centers in your brain is an important part of meditation, and it is also part of the process when working on a hand-lettered piece.
So, now that you’re absolutely convinced to give lettering a try, here are some resources that you might find helpful!
If you’re not looking to learn lettering but would appreciate having access to hand-lettered mediative helps, here are 2 resources that I highly recommend.
First, Ruth Chou Simmons is the artist behind GraceLaced. She now has 2 books out that have beautiful watercolor illustrations of Scripture & quotations. Follow this link to buy her beautiful book – https://gracelaced.com/pages/gracelacedbook. She has gorgeous prints, too!
Scripture Type has more of a typography-inspired aesthetic. They offer wallpapers & lock screens for free for your personal use in meditation & memorization. Take a look at these free resources here – https://scripturetype.com/encourage/.
If you’re interested in learning to letter or at least incorporate it into your mediation, here are some books that might be helpful as you get started.
Lettering for the Lord: A Christian Hand Lettering How-To Workbook
Meditation is so important to the Christian life. It’s something that I personally need to do more of, and I’m always looking for ways to make that happen more consistently. I hope you find these resources helpful as you incorporate the into your life!
P.S. – I am not affiliated with any of these people or products. These links are not affiliate links. Just wanted to share the items I found in my research!