Love, Magic and Perspective

By Terez Hartmann

I never cease to be amazed by the astounding power of love.

Far more than a slogan of the moment, a pretty word you’ll see on t-shirts, hoodies and hats, or the bazillion hearts that adorn Valentine’s Day décor, love—in its purest form—is a power that truly can transcend time and space.

…And if you are open and willing, love can give you a glimpse into a wider world filled with possibility—and, dare I say, magic.

I know this may be seem like an unusual topic for a magazine dedicated to supporting coaches and mentors, but, for me, having the willingness to view an extremely difficult and painful experience from a constructive, productive perspective—particularly through the eyes of love—has proven to be one of THE most effective techniques for transforming pain into peace.

A Life Tribute Opens the Door for a New Conversation

When tasked with sharing a tribute for “Music,” one of my two furry companions who truly was like a human child to me, I knew no one would “fault” me for expressing sadness or grief.  Yet, there was another voice within me wanting to share something else…

Below is a copy of the post I decided to share via Facebook in December of 2019. I have only edited it slightly for the sake of relevance and understanding in this forum.

I have very specific intent for sharing this post today, for as you know, I am deeply passionate about being a catalyst for joy, fun, hope and well-being—and it is for this purpose that I share this message today…

Even in the midst of sadness with the transition of our sweet little girl and constant companion, “Music” aka “Miss Mu,” yesterday—Source/God/Great Nature and the power of Love have remained constant companions and never cease to amaze us.

Only hours before letting go, our little girl decided to position herself under our Christmas tree: And the amount of movement and energy required to place herself in this very special spot was beyond what we had seen her do in days.

After some intense emotional processing, John and I felt a strong inclination to clean, clear and physically move our bodies, which brought us both some calm and gave us some constructive focus for our energy. We still had moments where the tears just came and we allowed this fully (and will continue to do so as needed), but there was a point when I was “undecorating” our special second tree that my eyes focused on an ornament with the word “Love.”

Though tears fell, instead of sadness I felt something beautiful and powerful. And as I continued this process, I spontaneously felt inclined to “talk” to Mu. At the same time, “Magic,” our other feline companion, who has been remarkable throughout this process, meowed and went over to John. I said, “I think Mu is letting us know she’s okay,” and, as John pet Magic, he felt a wave of chills.

In that moment, the heaviness in my heart actually lifted, and later that evening, some very bold, “onward-upward-forward” ideas started flowing in—along with a surge of energy and excitement that filled my being.

…And this morning when we awakened, Magic was romping around like a kitten on crack, running and playing with EVERYTHING. It was extraordinary. Again, our hearts lifted yet another notch because in our hearts and knowing, our girls were playing “together.”

…And, as I stepped outside to film (our “Good Vibe In Five” segment) today, two furry friends (my raccoon buddies), came out to say hello at JUST the right moment.

There is even more that has transpired today that I can possibly articulate here, but even though I know I may still have “human” moments, I know these things for sure:

Love never leaves. Any time you are willing to focus on presence rather than absence—or even simply shift into a neutral state of mind—the ones we love will show us that they are still by our side in extraordinary ways.

Great Nature is here to shower us with love, wisdom, peace and blessings if we have but eyes to see and ears to hear.

Magic—especially the magic of Love—is real.

The Bottom Line: On Love, Magic and Perspective

You or your clients need not subscribe to ANY of the ideas I share above, as we each have our own personal and unique beliefs regarding the nature of life, but…

Whether you call it focus, will, determination or magic, it is my hope, intention and desire to remind you that there is always another way to view an experience, that there is still good, beauty and light that can and will reveal itself, and that if you allow it, Love lives in all spaces, places, and times.

Terez “Firewoman” Hartmann,“Your catalyst for all things Fab-YOU-lous,” is the author of Allowing Your Success!, a proud contributing author of Transform Your Life! book one and two, a professional Keynote Speaker/Workshop Facilitator, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, “Allowing Adventures!” & “Savor Vacation” Facilitator, and true Renaissance Woman, and Visionary. She keeps her fire lit by embracing and promoting a lifestyle of “Allowing,” and by using creative expression to elevate and ignite the human spirit, a passion that she shares with her husband, soul-mate and creative partner of over 15 years, John Victor Hartmann. Together they share “Allowing TRUE LOVE” workshops and experiences designed to help others attract, allow, and maintain extraordinary relationships, and create custom jingles and voice-overs in their studio, THE Creativity Express. Visit:

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