Attunement – Deep Slow Inner Receptivity to Love
There are two ways to awaken. There is the way of Striving. This is the way we take on the path as if we are negotiating a goal – a journey to success. This path is governed by a strong intellect – by a way of “doing” that is strenuous – driven by personal will and ridden with tests. It is as if we have an inner tyrant that goads us on and we become devoid of juice – our patriarchal conditioning has co-opted our spiritual journey and we become dry, and serious and without joy.
And then there is the path of attunement – this is the path of slow sensuous melting, a deep inner receptivity to love and relaxing into the ocean of Being that carries us in “this” moment into Love. This journey is one of deep attunement into the Now moment. There is no goal or future place to land. In this moment we are in Unity – slowly melting our rigid inner structures into the honey gold of the heart, the arms of the Beloved always around us. Our evolution is one of deeper and deeper surrender, and we negotiate our challenges from a place of softness, of slow dissolution, and deep, deep trust.
“Deep Relaxation into Love”
This silent relaxed attunement to the Love and Rhythm of the Universe is a journey of deep slowing down. It is a complete attention and connection with the Absolute Reality of Life – in communion with the whole web of sensual reality. It is a deep sensitivity to all the flavors and tastes of Life – of the fluid river of emotions, the sights, the sounds, the deep erotic nature of touch, rooted in Beingness and at the same time, at home in this world. It is both the incarnation of the soul in the body and its liberation – in each moment – and in each breath.
“When she paused, her whole body seemed suspended in space,
in total wellbeing, and calm openness.
I sometimes had the impression that the sky and the trees listened to her,
that the waterfall quieted down,
that the air stopped moving.”
By opening to the sensual reality of life we allow the Life to penetrate us completely and in this penetration we awaken to the Fullness of our Being as the Divine Herself. “The tantrika is like a river that never stops flowing in the divine because the divine never stops flowing in her.”
“The senses declare an outrageous world –
Sounds and scents, ravishing colors and shapes,
Ever-changing skies, iridescent reflections –
All these beautiful surfaces
Decorating vibrant emptiness.
The god of love is courting you,
Light as a feather.”
THE RADIANT SUTRAS
“The God of Love is Courting You”
The Teachings of the Scarlet Sutra is dedicated to the Red Goddess Lalita, Sophia, Mary Magdalene, the 64 Yoginis and The Red Priestesses from all Traditions throughout the Ages.
Mary Magdalene Feast Day 22 July 2019
Daniel Odier: Tantric Quest – An Encounter with Absolute Love – Inner Traditions 1997
Lorin Roche: The Radiant Sutras – Sounds True 2014