From Lifeline to Liberation

By Terez Hartmann

Focusing on creativity will help you THRIVE.

When I was a little girl, I once had a dream that there would come a time in my life when all things would be “perfect,” and all challenges and negative emotions would cease to be. But after many trips around the sun, I gradually began to understand—first in my head and then in my heart—that without some degree of shadow, there would be no way to fully perceive and enjoy the light in its fullest glory; without more than one option, we would not have the freedom and delight that comes with conscious choice, and without challenge, we would never get to taste the sweetness of triumph.

Yet, unlike Game of Thrones-esque shows and post-apocalyptic stories of struggling to survive moment-by-moment, there are MANY paths to expansion and self-realization that do NOT have to involve life, limb, and extended periods of suffering.

If, however, you ARE working through or recovering from an intense period in time that has your body, mind, and spirit feeling as if you HAVE seen time on the battlefield, there is a path to healing and moving onward, upward, and forward that comes without weapons and armor. It even has the potential of opening you up to a sense of freedom and flow that can and will spill over into other aspects of your life—if you are open and willing to allow it.  And if you are, like me, a sensitive-creative type who feels, processes, and expresses with a level of intensity that is far more than the “average” person, you know all too well that having some kind of outlet for release and way to channel your focus in constructive, productive ways can be a life-saver.

Creativity as a Gateway to Freedom

No matter what experiences I’ve attracted and allowed in my life, I have found that EVERY time I turn my focus to a creative project of some kind, I find both solace AND evolution—so if YOU are also looking to survive and THRIVE in life (especially as a sensitive-creative type), here are some ideas for using YOUR superpowers of creativity to create a lifeline, and to even open the door to your own liberation—in more ways than one:

  1. Make it your mission to discover your medium/s.

If you are not yet certain of what rocks your world as a creative being, sample the buffet of creative flavors by registering for a course in some area of the creative arts (or two or three).

“Test-drive” a few different activities by either using the tools you currently have at home in new ways or investing in a few new items that bring joy to your soul.

Hang out in environments that attract creatives or that are filled with creative works of some kind, be they fine art, music, wine, craft beer or craft spirits, books and writings, gardens, metal work/woodworking shops, photography, classic car or motorcycle shows, places with amazing architecture, design/restoration, scrapbooking, restaurants that allow you to witness how meals are prepared, etc.!

Pay attention to how you feel as you engage, observe, and savor these experiences, noting which ones energize and enliven you the most.

If you are willing to be fully present during your times of artistic exploration, this process alone can give your mind a mission to focus in ways that help you step away from drama to feed positive, light-hearted subjects that are nonresistant AND flow-inducing in nature!

  1. Choose something and make it EASY to do it.

Once you’ve discovered the creative area that speaks to you most, keep all needed supplies/tools/etc. accessible so it is easy to jump in ANY time the mood strikes.

  1. To experience the true freedom, create for YOU alone, first and foremost. Share ONLY if inspired and ONLY if you know for sure that others’ opinions can be irrelevant.

Even if you are a professional creative, give yourself the gift of making something that is for your eyes, ears, palate/experience ONLY. Adding the “layer” of others’ perceptions/approval into the mix or creating something that HAS to do/produce a result other than the joy for its own sake can often inhibit you as an artist—especially when your desire is to experience a true sense freedom.

  1. Be 100 percent present with your process and let your creation lead you.

When you are fully immersed in an experience—especially one conducive to flow, freedom, and joy—you are in that moment allowing, thriving, and living life on FIRE.

Each and every moment spent in a state of flow (with the help of Law of Attraction and the new neural pathways you help to create in your physical brain), leads to more of the same—which can, in turn, lead you in unexpected directions that can take you from finding a simple lifeline and breath of fresh air to experiencing liberation and inspiration on more levels than you could even begin to imagine.

The Bottom Line: From Lifeline to Liberation

No matter what your journey of the moment may look like or how you choose to express in life, you—and every human being that lives and breathes—are wired to focus, to choose, and to create, and every time one sweet soul finds liberation for ANY reason, that individual ignites a flame of joy and possibility that can light the way for any and all who would also be open to experiencing her/his light.

What if YOU got to be THAT sweet soul?

Here’s to finding a life-line, no matter what, to creating your own unique work of art, to living life on FIRE, and to letting true freedom ring for the benefit of ALL.

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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