Stephanie Gunning has brought together 30 contributors to share their observations on creativity and how readers can experience more of it in their own lives by following this wide range of transformative examples.
1. In "Surprise Me," Stephanie Gunning herself contributes her sense of working with creative people in her world of publishing.
2. In "Solomon's Story," David Ellzey recounts a telling moment when the impact of our creativity is real, personal, and life-affirming in the face of death itself.
3. In "The Spiritual Practice of Creativity," Rev. Allan Lokos presents a method of daily practice to achieve inner peace, happiness, and equanimity.
4. In "Chariot of Fire, Field of Grace," Paulette Callendescribes faith-filled experiences of creative artists that differ sharply from systems of belief.
5. In "The Creative Voice --- A Bridge Between the Tangible and Intangible," Catherine Scott tells of her own dancing across the creative bridges of life from one "Aha!" moment to the next.
6. In "Echoivity," Martine Bellen shows how writers listen for the sounds of stories echoing across the centuries and how those writers who listen will catch their retelling in our own times.
7. In "We Make It All Up Anyway...Might As Well Make It Up Good!" Laura Duksta tells highlights of her background leading to her New York Times best-selling book, I Love You More.
8. In "How 'Positive' Is Positive Thinking?" Robert and Michelle Colt explore the consequences of binary and dualistic approaches to thinking positively about creativity.
9. In "Soul Currency --- Invest Your Inner Wealth," Ernest D. Chu explains how spiritual investments create more power than simple money investments.
10. In "The Wizard Within," C. Russell Brumfield discusses five pre-conditions to creative fulfillment in life and work.
11. In "The Language of A Free Soul," Reverend Susanna Weiss weaves the languages of spirituality and creativity together to see how they want to be completed in each other.
12. In "Mapping Dreams, Creating Reality," Paige Stapleton gives examples from her own experiences of the power of creating and displaying Life Maps.
13. In "Ten Guaranteed Ways to Stifle Creativity," Kim Marcille discloses ten secrets that will doom one's creative efforts.
14. In "Are You Pregnant? Five Ways to Get That Labor Over Quickly and Give Birth to Your Possibilities," Sandy Grayson shares birthing tips for those stuck in the waiting room.
15. In "Want to Write Like Mozart?" Janet Conner shows us how to get our sleepy, unconscious mind to give up its part in our work of creation.
16. In "Inspiration, Desperation, and Curiosity Beget Creativity," Carol Hoenig explains how exploring questions, even in desperate times, yields creative results.
17. In "Creativity Rising," Maria Yraceburu speaks to us of storytelling and how creativity rises through the stories told and handed down.
18. In "Creating Your Ideal Life? It's Always Up to You," Howard Falco presents highlights behind his practice of Truth Serum and its revealing target and process.
19. In "Building A Better Generation," Rebecca Linder Hintz offers ten sound suggestions for parents and grandparents wondering how always to build the next generation better than the current one.
20. In "Creative Decision-Making," the writer describes a creative way to deal with the hardest activity leaders of every kind face: making decisions.
21. In "Manifesting A Healthy Life," Kathi Handt and Jay Handt, DC, set the record straight about paying attention to what our bodies do for us and why.
22. In "Be and Grow Rich," Richard Aronow summarizes seven principles of how wealth is created.
23. In "Butterflies in Winter," Ann Moller describes how she creatively became the "Butterfly Goddess" as part of her personal experience of processes of transformation.
24. In "The Write Muse-IC," Laura Faeth recounts how Rock-In-Roll music inspired her writing.
25. In "Power, Freedom, and Grace," Mary Jane Mahan reflects on real writing as the swim of your life.
26. In "The Soul and Creativity," Meg Haworth, Ph.D., reminds us of how the uniqueness of our creativity comes from each of us and our individualized souls.
27. In "Five Benefits of the Conscious Use of Voice and Music," Eliana Gilad brings to our attention dimensions of creativity that should not be overlooked.
28. In "Creativity of Life," Elaine Springer opens wide the door of creativity and encourages us to welcome its warm embrace.
29. In "Beauty and Fear," Dr. Beatrice Kraemer explores creative processes for dealing with the consequences of discovering the relationship between wanting to be admired for the beauty of contributions and being afraid to contribute for fear of being devalued by criticism.
30. In "For the Love of It," Jeff Fasano snaps a picture in words of pursuing his creative dreams of becoming a professional photographer.