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Moving Forward

Unexpected change. Disappointment. Surprise… not the good kind. Frustration. Helplessness.

These feelings happen… in love and life… and most of us try to avoid them. I personally don’t run away as fast as I used to… and, the subtle resistance… wishing it would change NOW… wishing it were “my way”, and not the way it is… still creeps in.

But if I run from the change, the upset, the longing, the unexpected sensations, I miss an exquisite opportunity for my soul to speak… to tell me what it needs… to show me what it’s longing for.

How are you running from the true experiences of your life right now? In what ways are you fighting for “your way” over “what is”?

It’s not to say that we have to enjoy all that is, but fighting it is futile and oh so painful.

Loving and embracing life exactly as it is right now creates a space for it and us to change in accordance with our soul’s deepest expression.

Resisting anything contracts us energetically and emotionally, cutting us off from our inner wisdom, and keeps the circumstances stuck, repeating themselves over and over.

The beginning of the year for me, has had me responding to the question, “How are you?” with the answer “Blessed among the chaos.” I know from others, it has been similar. And, I know the energy is about to shift… dramatically.

So what I want to remind each of us today, is that we all face moments of “moving forward,” some more intense than others. How you approach those moments, open and embracing or screaming and kicking, make all the difference in the world for your future… for your peace and your happiness.

The kind of embracing love I’m speaking of here is a love that pervades everything…that is you and of you. That is me and of me. It’s a love that IS a mighty force for change… for peace, harmony, connection happiness, peace, even ecstasy… Fighting what is doesn’t work.

These quotes from Martin Luther King bring to light a powerful message on moving forward in love…

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Where Do We Go From Here, 1967

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” —from Strength to Love, 1963

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —from Strength to Love, 1963

May every step of “moving forward”, whenever those moments might arise for you, be a step of extraordinary love and ultimately great peace.


In love, light and ecstasy,

Joanna Shakti

*At Ecstatic Intimacy, an all-inclusive website for singles and couples, we welcome all sexual orientation(s), gender(s) and relationship expressions. In this article we utilize the pronouns he/she/him/her.

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