Create Your Own Sunshine
Transformation Magazine|October 2019
What if the storms of life are actually invitations to experience a higher and more consistent level of peace, joy, and freedom than you have ever tasted before?
Terez Hartmann

Hurricane season is just coming to an end in “The Sunshine State,” and over the past two months, I started to wonder if we accidentally stepped into a portal that transported all of Florida to Seattle. Has the weather been influencing our mood or is our mood influencing the weather? Though this is an interesting brain-twister to contemplate, I soon realized that the most important questions to ask myself are: “How can I feel better now?” and “How can I create my own sunshine?”

With this, below are some of the answers, insights, and processes I discovered that have (and are) helping me continue to create my own sunshine. While there is no one-size-fits-all formula for every individual or unique experience, it is my hope that these ideas serve as catalysts to help you find your OWN path to connecting with YOUR sunshine state.

THE SUN WILL SHINE AGAIN

First of all, if you are reading this article right now, know that you have already taken a step toward creating your own sunshine and that congratulations are in order! Choosing to do whatever it takes to shift your focus when storms have been the order of the day really is one of the most challenging things a human can do, so even being able to feel good for 5 minutes more a day really is a feat worth celebrating. Though I am always a proponent of ease and flow, when “negative” momentum has had the opportunity to really build to a category 5 storm level, it truly does take some effort to slow the wheel of funkiness down and start choosing a new direction.

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