Trust – A Revolutionary and Evolutionary Act of Courage
Trust requires unconditional opening to Love
At this time of immense uncertainty we are being given an evolutionary opportunity to leave behind the safe shores of our intellect and merge with the Heart – this ancient resonant awareness of the Divine Feminine – the Sacred Mother within all things – permeating all of creation, the very core of our existence.
This resonant Field of magnetic frequency is Love – not the love that we are conditioned into, and that we are taught to find outside of ourselves, but a Love Field that is buoyant and fluid, and that is deeply resonant with Power, Grace and Wisdom – an invisible, all encompassing unfathomable Love – yet deeply and immediately available.
“You are encircled
by the arms of the Mystery of God”
Hildegard of Bingen
“There is an Intelligence, a Love within which we are enfolded,
a larger Field in which we live” Anne Hillman
Language is very limited and words trap us in concepts that imprison us from our deepest knowing, from having direct experience of that which cannot be imprisoned in words. Our words are our past and we are deeply conditioned into their learnt meanings. Words like God, Divinity, Love, Wisdom, and actually any word that our intellect serves up to us may sound wonderful but until we have a direct experience of that word – a lived, felt and embodied knowing – we cannot live that energy in our lives. This is one of the biggest traps we face as we embark on a journey into embodied awakening. The path requires that we move from our learned intellectual concepts to direct experience, engaging all our senses especially our feeling sense. This is what true Gnosis is – direct and unmediated experience of Truth and of Love.
Sensing Love is the first step on our journey into Trust
We live in a cultural milieu that has programmed us into patriarchal values through every system of the world – our political, educational, economic and even our religious systems – whose values are reinforced through the media everyday, urge us to find our sense of security in the outside world. Life has become a game to survive. Thus, it is quite daunting to embark on a journey to find that sense of safety, our essential rootedness in the “ground of our being” within. We deeply engage our edge – and this requires immense trust and surrender, courage and grit – a step by step, breath by breath relinquishing of all that we have previously relied on to feel safe.
We rarely grasp the reality of living in a field of Love and instead we feel victimized by life never truly grasping the deep soul lessons of the challenges presented to us and the rich opportunities for awakening to the Love and Truth within and around us.
The straight and the narrow path requires us to open unconditionally and to allow this Love in, through our intention and attention to its Presence. We reroute our habitual patterns of identifying with our story, our wounds and the projections of our relentless habitual mindsets, and come to a place of living in the present moment, in the Heart, deeply trusting our journey, allowing ourselves to be guided like a little child into our next steps. Trust requires us to become a child again and again, allowing this great field of Love to live life through us, rooting ourselves into the deep nourishment of our awakened Heart. It requires a complete reversal of the focus of our attention – away from the world into the boundless love of the open Heart.
Trust requires us to become a child again
At this most poignant moment in time – when all our safe and secure structures are falling around us – we may ask: What if this disintegration of the known is not a disaster but an evolutionary opportunity used by Love to call us home again. What if this moment requires us to take off our armour, put down our swords and release ourselves from the sophistication of our deeply conditioned educated intellects, and to actually become a child again, simple, open and innocent. This is what Yeshua (Jesus) means when he says that in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven we have to become children again. This is what Rumi is calling us to when he speaks of the Field beyond right and wrong and this is what the Heart of Life – “The Mother” is beckoning us to seek now.
Would we be willing to leave the safe shores of the mind and plunge into the unknown territory of the heart and learn to trust again, to be a child again, and to “allow” that field of Love to take us Home. At this time, we all face uncertainty in varying degrees – the way into the Trusting Heart calls us to an evolutionary choice point now – to face the unknown with pure innocence and trust, or to live the known status quo into another generation. The path through the shadow of the times we live in, absolutely requires us to go within and activate the Heart of a Love that has the power to activate our intrinsic Soul force which is ultimately the only power we have to change the world.
“Choose Love, Love!
Without the sweet life of Love, living is a burden—–
as you have seen..” Rumi
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.
Full Moon September 2020
Anne Hillman : Awakening the Energies of Love, Discovering Fire for the Second Time – Bramble Books 2008
Elif Shafak: The Forty Rules of Love – Viking Books – 2010
Matthew Fox: Hildegard of Bingen – A Saint for Our Times – Namaste Publishing 2012
Black: Dark, Earth, Moist, Fertile, Mystery, Void, Ground of Being, Pure Potential, Shadow, Chaos, Madonna
The Black Mother Kali – the Destroyer of Illusion and The Weaver of Polarities
One of the most maligned colors on the spectrum is the color Black, black is the color of the dark as opposed to the light, the color of earth as opposed to sky, the color the night sky as opposed to day light, the color of indigenous people as opposed to white skinned people. Black is the color of fertile moist soil, the color of the dark womb, the color of death and the color of our shadow.
One of the legacies that Patriarchy has given religious world is the legacy of Transcendence. Transcend the Earth, the Body, the Messiness of Life. Very early on we imbibe the teaching to be attached to the light is good and to be on Earth a curse, a punishment for impurity rather than a dimension into which we journey in order to learn and grow and play. We strive to be released from the endless cycle of birth and death. We are not taught the blessing of having a human body, nor the joy of sensory fulfillment. We are taught to reach for the light, to strive, to push to transcend through the dimensions.
Even in the more evolved spiritual circles we reach for the crown and transcend the root chakra. Yet, the jewels of this human incarnation is hidden within the darkness of the body, and higher is not better than lower. The journey of Awakening is not only about reaching for the Light. The embodiment our Awakening is also about exploring the dark, the dark nights, and the fertile dark Earth, with Her hidden Gifts and Her Shadows. She is a Goddess in Her own right….and we live on Her body….within Her Sacred Field – but we have been conditioned out of this intimacy with Her, this Knowing, and so we continue to strive and deny the beauty and the gift of Her body/Our body with its pilgrimage places, its inner palaces and portals into Truth and Beauty.
Another aspect of the color black is the Shadow with its difficulty, chaotic nature and messiness. We have yet to embrace the messiness of life, its difficulties, its struggles and impermanence. We cling, we resist, we fret rather than embrace the polarities with their dark and light sides. Until we reclaim the dark we can never awaken to the Truth, The Love and the Beauty within us. Ascension without Embodiment is but a fantasy we need to awaken from. She – the Holy Mother is Everything, both the dark and the light….and we need to embrace it all in order to have a grounded awakening that is rooted in the Earth. One of my teachers speaks of embracing it all by asking “Can you see Goddess now? In this disease? In this chaos? In this difficulty? In this failure? In this struggle? Can you see Her in this?… Can you see Her in that?… Can you embrace it all – and invite it all in even when you don’t understand it all, can you live and embody this Mystery?
Amoda Maa – a contemporary spiritual teacher has this to say about awakening – “after awakening you continue to feel the waves of your human story, you are immune to neither the raging storm nor the scorching sun. You continue to feel the horror of the world, the unbearability of humanity’s suffering and humanity’s infliction of suffering onto other life-forms. You continue to experience failure, brokenness, vulnerability, and confusion. YOU – continue to be human”…..Awakening is not for the you – you think you are, my friend. It is for love. Because it is love that has been forgotten for so long. Because it is love that moves everything even when you have turned away from it. And because it is love that is attempting to evolve through us. Awakening is simply love recognizing love….so that love becomes the driving force of humanity, always. “
The Black Madonna – holds it all in Her Heart
“Forget me not!
For I am the First and the Last
I am the Honored One and the Scorned One.
I am the Whore and the Holy one
I am the Wife and the Virgin
I am the Mother and the Daughter
I am the Incomprehensible Silence –
I am the voice whose Sound is Manifold,
I am the Blessing of my Name.
I am Wisdom and Ignorance.
I am without Shame and filled with it.
I am Power, I am Fear.
I am Peace and War.
I am the Void in Fullness.
I am Oneness in Emptiness,
I dissolve all Concepts,
I Dissolve all Images.
Thus I am Limitless,
Thus I am All.
Forget me not,
Because I am the Outcast and the Long Expected one….”
(excerpt from the O Manuscript)
As life on Earth becomes more challenging with the immense global challenges that we all face – we are invited into an opportunity for Embodied Awakening, this is the greatest act of service, the most heartfelt response to the crisis we face. It is my prayer on this Holy Navarathri (nine nights of the Mother dedicated to Power, Grace and Wisdom) that we have the courage to be the Weavers of a New Earth.
“Be the Rose that blooms in the Heart of Darkness”
The Teachings of the Scarlet Sutra is dedicated to the Red Goddess Lalita, Mary Magdalene, the Yoginis and The Red Priestesses from all Traditions throughout the Ages
Prem Moodaley Copyright 2017
Navarathri September 2017
The “O” Manuscript ” by Lars Muhl – available at Amazon
Amoda Maa “Embodied Enlightenment”- available at Amazon