Each Perfect Moment

Post by Jo Anna Rothman.

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Each Perfect Moment

Those moments. The sweet ones. The fleeting ones. ?Those moments of love that flow. The connection with another. ?The ones we want to hold on to. Play out in our lives. In our minds. Over and Over. Hoping that they would just stay. That the magic would last forever and each moment would just be a repetition of that fateful one that felt oh so right.

So we hold on. Letting the story repeat itself. Until it is stale. Sour. The moment no longer feels like we wanted it to. But maybe, we wonder, if we hold onto it a little longer, than more can be squeezed from it. Maybe something new will come if we just hold it a little closer. We try. And it doesn’t work. At least it hasn’t for me. Ever.

For the last few months, I’ve been dancing. Ecstatic dancing. 5 rhythms. An amazing community of people moving their bodies in the presence of All That Is. I have come to know it as the fastest route to my Self. To the divine. To a space of clarity that lives beyond my words. I don’t walk in feeling like that. I am usually sleepy on a Sunday morning or spent on a Friday night. Not wanting to be there. But I go. The community, something I ache for being in a new city. In the midst of the beat…there are connections. There are moments when open hearts meet. Dancing where art is made right on the spot. Where everything good and everything I want happens all at once.

Then, as the groove shifts, so does the moment. Gone. And I want to hold it. Have it come back. Replay it in my mind. Aching for that same space of belonging. Of magic. And if I force it, it is flat. But…but if I let if slip out of my fingers then something new comes to take its place. Every time. Without fail. Because that is all there is…new moments. Not the same ones. But new ones. Different ones. All filled with connections. All filled with love.

All of life is the same. Relationships. Creative endeavors. How we work and serve in the world. Moments of magic strung together with love. Waiting for us, if we have the open and empty hands to receive them.

Those moments. No matter what they are. Or how they play. A smile. A glance. A soul to soul meeting that spins and twirls. A lightening bolt of inspiration. A pulse of momentum. Each time is no more or no less than a connection with God. Or Source. Or the ever present beat. Each time is no more or no less than most magnificent love story. Or the wildest adventure. Or everything that we have every wanted. No more or no less.

Each is perfect. Just as it is. Strung together they are a life, electric and amazing. And ours. But only if we are willing to let them go in service to receiving more.


I’m Jo Anna. Jo Anna Rothman, MA if you are being fancy. I’m a Wizardess of love. Mistress of change. Conjurer of Electric Creative Wholeness.

I am here to invite and inspire you to live the best human experience ever. I connect folks to their soul, their purpose, their absolute and amazing joy. I coach. I write. I facilitate the amazing Receiving Project.  Most of all, I have a damn good time!

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