September 2019
"Throughout history, human beings have given expression to God, the Divine," writes artist Amy Livingstone. "Consider the cave paintings of Lascaux, or the Hagia Sophia mosque in Turkey."

Hagia Sophia Mosque - Istanbul, Turkey

John O'Donohue, said, "God is beauty. Sacred art is born of the marriage between the Holy and the creative imagination."
For inspiration and to connect with the Divine, I look to architecture, landscapes, seascapes, sunrises, sunsets, trees, bees, flowers, and souls. Where do you look, see, and find your connection to the Divine? Pause and reflect on this please.
This has been a wondrous year of offering to the world some of the photographic images I have been shooting and collecting over several decades. Many of you know the story of how two unrelated professional photographers encouraged me to "put Martha Creek images out in the world". Well, this is the year for it. The launch is official and has been fun, fulfilling, and a great project. The work has been an enormous addition to an already full schedule. It is also been a labor of love, faith and intention. I have gotten a lot of practice in noticing instead of controlling and directing.
The first collection is a book entitled, Uppa Creek - No Paddle Needed. It represents a collection of favorites shot from around the world, including a myriad of beauty from Bugtussle to Bali. The second collection is a book entitled, Visions of Beauty and is a floral display of the distinction, diversity, and delight among the flower kingdom. Each of the photographs in both collections literally touch my soul. I do not use filters or color additions on the images. I offer them as close to how I shot them on my "older" iPhones as possible. The third release is called  Whispers of Wisdom which is a deck of inspirational cards with quotes on the photographs. My vision and mission, as well as hope and prayer -- is for the images to "Remind you of what you love, where you love, and why you love". I pray that you too can sense and see infinity, the divine and another world through the images and your connection to creation and Creator.
Uppa Creek... No Paddle Needed
Visions of Beauty
Whispers of Wisdom
Visit the entire online collection at 
I've received extraordinary feedback about the card deck specifically. Friends, ministers, and colleagues are using them in their ministry, as insert in greeting cards or gifts, for workshops, seminars, trainings and a myriad of ways to teach. I heard this week that a man drew the card that says, "It didn't turn out the way I thought. It was perfect instead," and it continues to guide his responses to things he would normally have resisted or rejected. I got a call this week that someone is sending them to a prison they serve in. Several of the Unity bookstores are stocking them and have already re-ordered. It is a great feeling to get the "re-order" and to share the excitement of folks' joy for them. Prints are also available for purchase in canvas or metal, in a variety of sizes.  

The prints are also available on scarves, bags, and a myriad other items at
All of this work, nature, art, beauty, books, cards and products are another way for me to minister. They are all answered prayers, toward my mission to "get these stunning images and teachings to the whole of humanity".
Where have you noticed or communed with nature, art or beauty today? Pause again now and look around, soak it up and let its mirroring reflect your divinity.
I'm in the Chicago area for two weeks in September. It's the first and only time I will be facilitating the Healthy Congregations Facilitator Training this year.
Even though it is sourced by Healthy Congregations, Inc., it is not religious based and is fantastic training for all aspects of life - relationships, teams, offices, churches, and individually too. The rest of the month is at Unity Village for the Unity Canada conference, followed right away by the Affiliated New Thought Network conference. They are both enriching conferences and filled with opportunities for spiritual growth, prayer, silence, meditation, nature hikes, bookstore, fellowship, fun and more. Not to mention the gorgeous grounds of the mecca. Click here for details.
"If beauty came all at once, it would blind us."  
~ Martha Creek
"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. I dream of painting and then I paint my dream."  
~ Vincent van Gogh
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."  
~ Albert Einstein
I look forward to seeing you along the way. I hold you close in heart.
Greatest of love,
Martha Creek

Martha Creek



"There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature."  
~ Henry David Thoreau

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Upcoming Events with Martha Creek

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Des Plaines, IL
Sunday, September 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Unity Northwest, Des Plaines, IL

Thriving Congregations Facilitator Training in Evanston, IL
Thursday, September 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
Unity Church on the North Shore, Evanston, IL

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Evanston, IL
Sunday, September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Unity Church on the North Shore, Evanston, IL

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Miami, FL
Sunday, September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Unity on the Bay, Miami, FL

One-Day Retreat with Martha Creek, Jupiter, FL
Saturday, September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Unity Church In the Gardens, Jupiter, FL

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Jupiter, FL
Sunday, September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Unity Church In the Gardens, Jupiter, FL

The Gift of Quitting-Unity of Canada 2019 Conference
Tuesday, September 24 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, September 28 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Unity Village, MO

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Unity Village, MO
Sunday, September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Unity Village Chapel, Unity Village, MO

ANTN - Affiliated New Thought Network Conference at Unity Village
Tuesday, October 1 - Friday, October 4
Unity Village Chapel, Unity Village, MO

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in San Francisco, CA
Sunday, October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Unity of San Francisco

Self-Inquiry Workshop in New York City, NY
Saturday, October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Unity of New York - St. Michael's Parish

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in New York City, NY
Sunday, October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Unity of New York - Symphony Space

Monday, October 14 - Thursday, October 24  
Departs New York City

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Unity of Palo Alto

Guest Speaker for Sunday Services and Self-Inquiry Workshop in Milwaukee, WI
Sunday, November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
Spiritual Living Center of Greater Milwaukee
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