A list of my heroes, master teachers all, who share their work so we all can shine. Websites, webcasts, books, audios—this list is a mix of what I have used, what I am using now, what and who I keep going back to. Each section of the list is alphabetical by first name.
CREATIVITY AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Anne Lamott – Book ‘Bird by Bird’.
Dee Wallace – iamdeewallace.com. Books ‘Bright Light’, ‘Getting Stuff: Everything is Possible’.
Eric Maisel – ericmaisel.com. All of his books, especially ‘Creativity for Life’, ‘Fearless Creating’, ‘The Van Gogh Blues’, and ‘Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions’. He has online courses as well.
Julia Cameron – juliacameronlive.com. All of her books. ‘The Artist’s Way’ first, of course. ‘Walking in This World’ and ‘Finding Water’ are sequels to ‘The Artist’s Way’. ‘The Vein of Gold’ has loads of creative activities of all kinds. ‘The Sound of Paper’ is great for encouragement while working through a dry spell in your creativity. ‘Supplies’ is exercises for working through different kinds of blocks and creative difficulties. The ‘Right to Write’ is aimed at the process of writing.
Lynda Barry – Books ‘What It Is’, ‘Syllabus’, ‘One Hundred Demons’, ‘Picture This’. The creative process through image and word combined. I love the questions she asks and the way her mind works.
Michele Cassou – michelecassou.com. Books ‘Life, Paint, Passion’, ‘Point Zero’. Moving through what gets in your way.
Natalie Goldberg – nataliegoldberg.com. All of her books, especially ‘Writing Down the Bones’ and ‘Wild Mind’. ‘Old Friend From Far Away’ is on writing memoir. ‘Living Colour’ is on painting and the creative process (yes, Natalie paints as well).
Stephen King – stephenking.com. Book ‘On Writing’. A memoir and how-to all in one.
Twyla Tharp – www.twylatharp.org. Book ‘The Creative Habit’. Creative process from a dancer and choreographer.
PLAY (yes, be a child)
SARK – planetsark.com. All of her books are a visual joy as well as a joy to read and do. Especially DO. Creativity is all about doing.
SPIRITUALITY AND MORE
(I use the words God, Source, the One Energy, the Universe, the Great Creator, interchangeably. To me, they all represent the one energy out of which all is created. Use the word that holds meaning for you.)
Abraham/Esther and Jerry Hicks – http://abraham-hicks.com. Books ‘The Law of Attraction’ and ‘The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent’. Consciously creating your life through connection with Source. Also audios and YouTube videos.
Anne Lamott – Books ‘Travelling Mercies’, ‘Plan B’, ‘Grace (eventually)’, ‘Help, Thanks, Wow’. Acceptance of yourself, others, and life, with a great sense of humour.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama – www.dalailama.com. Book ‘The Wisdom of Forgiveness’ by HHDL and Victor Chan.
Dee Wallace – iamdeewallace.com. Books ‘Bright Light’, ‘Conscious Creation’. Weekly radio/webcast and weekly e-letter. Dee has taught me to be consciously aware of choosing what I create in my life, and to do all through love aligned with Source.
Jarrad Hewett – jarradhewett.com. Book ‘Love, Life, God: The Journey of Creation’. Energy worker extraordinaire.
Jennifer McLean – healingwiththemasters.com. ‘Healing With The Masters’ is a free webcast healing series. I connected with most of the people on this list through this series. Jennifer is generosity personified.
Jennifer McLean – www.mcleanmasterworks.com. This is a healing membership site with an abundant choice of teachers and resources.
Jo Dunning – www.jodunning.com. Gentle and loving energy work.
Julia Cameron – juliacameronlive.com. Books ‘Faith and Will’ and ‘God is No Laughing Matter’. All of her books are based on working in partnership with the Great Creator. Julia, along with Natalie Goldberg and Lynda Barry, are my creativity heroes.
Mary A Hall – maryahall.com and abundancealive.com. Abundance Alive is Mary’s healing community membership site. Her 30-Day Challenge taught me how to begin opening my heart. Unconditional love and abundance energy work.
Panache Desai – panachedesai.com. Acceptance and healing energy work.
Pema Chodron – pemachodronfoundation.org. Books ‘When Things Fall Apart’, ‘Practicing Peace in Times of War’, ‘Tonglen: The Path of Transformation’.
Rikka Zimmerman – rikkazimmerman.com. Unconditional self-love energy.
Shambhala/Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche/Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – shambhala.org. Pema Chodron is also a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. The Sakyong’s book ‘Turning the Mind Into an Ally’ is a good instruction book for beginning meditation.
Sonia Choquette – www.soniachoquette.com. All of her books, especially ‘Trust Your Vibes’ and ‘Ask Your Guides’ which are on developing your intuition/sixth sense aka listening to Source, and ‘Soul Lessons, Soul Purpose’ on partnering with Source to create your life.
THEO/Sheila and Marcus Gillette – www.asktheo.com. Weekly radio/webcast. THEO’s meditative soul integration process helped me to reclaim the orphaned parts of myself and move back to being whole.
Wayne Dyer – www.drwaynedyer.com. Books ‘Wishes Fulfilled’, ‘The Power of Intention’, and ‘I Can See Clearly Now’. These are also all on audio.