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

Resources: Quotes:

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

The Seer – Grail Queen – Guardian of the Heart



The Grail Queen


“The One Who Is at Play Everywhere says,

There is a space in the heart where everything meets.
Come here if you want to find me.
Mind, senses, soul, eternity – all are here.
Are you here?”

Enter the bowl of vastness that is the heart.
Listen to the song that is always resonating.
Give yourself to it with total abandon.
Quiet ecstasy is here,
And a steady, regal sense
Of resting in in a perfect spot.
You who are the embodiment of blessing,
Once you know the way,
The nature of attention will call you to return.
Again and Again, answer that call,
And be saturated with knowing,
“I belong here, I am at home.”  Radiant Sutras


The Seer is the Guardian of the Mysteries, the Gatekeeper of the Heart.  In these times of immense planetary upheaval we are being called to a new way, and way of razor sharp discernment that cuts through and reveals in deep clarity the difference between what is real and what is unreal.  The Seer is the one who has found the way – She who knows how to knit together the polarities – the schisms – the broken, and it is She who holds them in unity in Her immense heart.

She is able to navigate this world with fearless courage.  She is the Joan of Arc of the 21st century.  She is able to travel anywhere without losing her integrity and deep faithfulness to Love and to Truth which pours forth and radiates from Her being in Divine Revelation.

She knows why she is here at this time – at this precise moment in history.  She knows that it is only in Her deep union to all of life that Life itself can rise from the ashes and be reborn and resurrected in Love.  She not only allows Life –  but she is immensely trusting of its flow through Her – and its ability  it to carry her to where She most needs to be.  She is the embodiment of Surrendered Love to Love itself and it is this flow that is Her salvation in a world that needs her gifts and her prayers.

“In the clarity of the Love within – She finds the Flow”


The True Grail Queen of the Heart is of an ancient Lineage – a lost sisterhood of the Feminine soul.  She has been born to seed Love Codes within the body of the Mother of Life on this planet – Sacred Earth. Her task in awakening from the Dream is three-fold:

*She has to withdraw all projection of Love and Security from sources outside of herself.  This is a core piece of work.

*Her next step is to take those projections and place it back in Her heart where it belongs – within Her very own body – it is in the depths of Her heart that the vast Sacred bridal Chamber is revealed and it is there that the True Beloved awaits Her coming.

*Through the many distractions within the collective dream matrix of world – with its push and pull, its false promises – the newly born Grail queen has to be in deep faithfulness, loyalty and trust to the Core Sacred Union within – this is where deep abiding courage, faith and trust is needed.  She faces the temptations, the numerous voices of the shadow self – hellbent on pulling her out of Her Sacred Seat within, Her very own Sacred Temple – and She guards its Silent, Empty, Vast Open spaces.


“She wishes for you to enter this temple

Where each breath is adoration

Of the infinite for the incarnate form”

– Radiant Sutras


As we move into a new decade – a decade of increased instability we are at this moment most called to birth the forgotten values of the Heart – the True Seat of Our Holy Soul. This is the Divine Nectar within  – the original alchemy of Love itself.

  We turn away from a materialistic consumer culture that has gone mad in its power hungry frenzy – and we choose and choose again –  to open, to allow, to be soft, to slow way-way down, to “not know”, to trust, to feel and to place love, peace, forgiveness, silence, compassion and courage as the jewels in the crown of our soul destiny.  This is why we are here and it is for this that we are born.



“Life wants to breathe through you as magically and powerfully 

as it breathes through a thunderstorm,

or the leaf on a tree,

or the radiance in a newborn baby’s eyes”

Way of Mastery


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.

Prem Moodaley

Copyright 2020

Lunar Eclipse – 10 January 2020


Lorin Roche: The Radiant Sutras – Sounds True 2014

Way of Mastery – Volume 1 – The Way of the Heart –  Shanti Christo Foundation – 2012










Descent: Going down, Under, Darkness, Tomb, Shadow, Alchemy , Death, Transmutation


Many, many times in our Journey towards Sovereignty we encounter what is known as a “Dark Night” or “Descent into the Underworld”.  In the life of those that truly seek Freedom – this is a necessary Initiation into the Pure Love of the Primal Mother within.

Many myths portray this journey – particularly the myth of Innana – She who journeys into the Underworld at the behest of her sister Erishkegal – Innana passes through seven gates in the Underworld – and at each of the seven gates she has to hand over a piece of jewellery or clothes until she is stripped of her power.  She is naked and vulnerable.

“Innana – Queen of Heaven and Earth”

A journey such as this is indeed an enormous crisis, a shattering of the old and a waiting for the new to arise as a rebirth into the world of form.  With every crisis we have an opportunity for new life – we can either use this as a portal into a new way of being or we can choose to re imprint old outdated patterns.  The choice is ours and requires the maturity of warrior to use this test and initiation as an opportunity for alchemy.

Marion Woodman in her book Dancing in the Flames writes:  “Not until we recognize the Divine Immanence, the light of Goddess in matter, can we hope to establish a balance, a reconnection with our own deepest nature that can root us in a world of meaning and imagination.  Perhaps we will have to face the darkness, walk out on the moor alone at nightfall, or dive to the bottom of the sea before the old ossified ego boundaries can be shattered to make room for the dance.”

“Making room for the Dance”

As we let go of the ossified patterns in the mind, we become empty and still.  No longer bound to our inherited and self imposed limitations, clinging and attachments, we are as vulnerable and naked as a new born babe.  We face uncertainty and the unknown trusting that we will be held and led as indeed we are.  The Divine Feminine waits for this precise opportunity to enter into the crack of our shattered egos.  We are protected by Her Love and Her Grace as we are remade by Her fierce Fire in the Darkness of Her Womb. 

No-thing is certain anymore.  We wait on the razors edge…we wait for Grace. We come to a deep acceptance of life’s polarities. We offer resistance no more.  We realize there are no guarantees.  No safe place where we can hide.  We learn to live on the edge of Her Sword and lick honey from its razor edge.

“Licking Honey from the Razors Edge”

“What if you spent your whole life searching for love and all you found was emptiness

What if you spent all your days afraid of being abandoned and you ended up alone

You would have to make peace

You would have to walk barefoot to the ocean

and bow to all the Gods who have no names

and accept that all Great Mysteries swallow you whole

and Truth takes no prisoners

It just slices you open on Her Blade

But if you not afraid of



If you can accept that you were born naked and

not even the strongest bond of Love can protect you

from Death

Then you can begin to Love your precious Life

and Lick Honey from the Razor’s edge”

The Teachings of the Scarlet Sutra is dedicated to the Red Goddess Lalita, Sophia, Mary Magdalene, The Yoginis and the Red Priestesses from all traditions throughout the Ages


Marion Woodman: “Dancing in the Flames” – Shambhala Boston -1997

Poem by Psalm Isadora – barefootdiary.blogspot.com

Copyright Prem Moodaley 2017

February 2017



red thread

Introduction to the Scarlet Sutra

Part 2

Sovereigntyto rule, dominion, authority, noble, honour, leadership, a force, brilliance, beauty, truth, strength, courage, vision, freedom

This first sutra gives an brief overview of SovereigntyIn the material world we associate sovereignty with royalty and material abundance and worldly power.  This is not the sovereignty that this sutra seeks to describe.  Sovereignty with regards to feminine embodiment is not about the “individual” or “becoming a goddess”.  This sutra is not about serving the needs of a false self bound up with personal identity and serving the needs of that personal identity.  Sovereignty here speaks deeply and lovingly to the Feminine Soul and Union with the Vastness of Existence.  As one of my dearest teachers says…..its about “Having a love affair with Existence”  When we journey into the depths of our Royal Sovereignty we let go of all the roles and identities that make up this small self we believe ourselves to be, and melt into the vastness of our True Essential Beingness which is Existence itself….Love itself….

breath of love

A woman walking this path sets her soul free from the weight and baggage of her personal identity, her story, her cherished beliefs and opinions.  She unchains from all that keep her bound to limitation within the ego mind and within the society in which she finds herself……She allows Existence in….

The Lalita Sahasranama – the 1000 Names in Praise of the Goddess Lalita ……….is a song encoded with the attributes of Feminine Sovereignty.

The first stanza translated  describes the beauty of this Noble Feminine Presence, the very Nature of Femininity – this Sovereign Sacred Feminine encoded within us all.

“You are the Mother of All

You are a Great Queen

You sit astride the Lion

Born from the Firepit of Consciousness

You have come to Light the World”


“You are the Mother of All”——not just a Mother but the Mother of All….speaks to the universality of this all encompassing Blissful Nature of the Mother Matrix.  It encompasses everything…..all dualities find a place of safety and rest here.  All creation is fed at the bosom of the Divine manifestation of Motherhood that this sacred name is describing to us.

“You are a Great Queen”——we add the nobility and deep royal qualities of Leadership, of Presence, of Fortitude and Courage to our understanding of what it means to embody the feminine. 


“You sit astride a Lion”——this line describes the Lion throne of the Feminine Soul.  In tantric language, the seat is the place where the feminine sits, unshakable in the face of all the challenges in this dualistic world.  Many female deities across all cultures are pictured sitting on the back of a lion.  Linda Tucker in her book Mystery of the White Lions – Children of the Sun God writes “female deities such as Atamgatis and Cybele from classical mythology are shown astride lions, while the Great Mother of Asia Minor, Rhea goddess of the earth and wild beasts, is inevitably represented with lions at her side, seated upon lions , or in a lion-drawn chariot.  The Japanese personification of ultimate wisdom and he mother of enlightenment, Mojubosatsu, rides the back of a lion.  Similarly, the Germanic goddess Freyja, head of the Valkyries, is depicted astride a great cat, while her Babylonian counterpart, the Goddess Ishtar, rides a lion betokening her feline potency.  Across the continents and the ages, this portrayal of female leonine figures is consistent.”


The Leonine Sovereign also alludes to the mastery of the instinctual nature.  The wise instinctual nature is deeply integrated into the Heart.  We see Her sitting on a seat of ferocity and wild instincts in perfect equanimity and mastery.  She has not tamed her instincts but has mastery over it.

“Born from the Fire-pit of Consciousness….You have come to Light the World”——-Once we have gained mastery over our overwhelming need for survival and the insatiable desires of ego-mind then the deep soul femininity rises from the Fire-pit of Consciousness – an alchemical transformation takes place within the crucible of Fire…..from this we are born to “Light the World” as healers, teachers and wise-woman.


Sovereignty is intimately aligned with both Awakening and Freedom.  Each primordial quality contains the other within it.  Without Sovereignty you cannot awaken to the Truth and Infinite Love within yourself, and you cannot be free.  Likewise you cannot be Awakened without embodying both Sovereignty and Freedom.  And Ultimately you cannot be Free without establishing Sovereignty and Awakening in every particle of your being.

The Soul can be likened to a caged bird who sings a song dreaming of freedom….Of Union with Existence….


a caged bird sings

We might ask ourselves ——-What song is our soul singing today? 

As we contemplate an increasing unstable world and the challenges that face us in our daily lives we might choose to remember the words from the ancient hymn praising the Sovereign Goddess Lalita:

You are called to remember that you are not just a Mother, but the Mother of all Creation…..  Not only are you a Queen but you are a Great Queen……your  Sacred Seat is the back of a Royal Beast…..the Lion…….and dearest sisters when all  seems dark and lonely, remember…….You have come to Light the World.

The writings of the Scarlet Sutra is dedicated to the Sovereign Red Goddess Lalita, Sophia, Mary Magdalene, The Yoginis, and the Red Priestesses from all traditions throughout the Ages.


Mantra and the Goddess – A Poetic Interpretation of the Sri Lalita Sahasranama  by Swamini Lalitambika Devi – O Books 2010

Mystery of the White Lions – Children of the Sun God by Linda Tucker – Hay House 2001

Copyright Prem Moodaley 2016

September New Moon

red thread

Introduction to the Scarlet Sutra

Part 1

A Sutra is a Sanskrit word that means “a thread”.  This “thread” weaves together a tapestry that leads to Wisdom and Deep Inner Knowing.  A Sutra is really a Naked Idea that resounds within your Core. 

When you reflect on this Naked Idea, it stirs up your consciousness, creating Inner Alchemical Magic that causes your own Awareness to be triggered and which leads you to the Love, Truth and Beauty that is your Inner Essence.

Why Scarlet?

The color Red or Scarlet is closely associated with the Feminine.  It symbolises the Life Force, Blood Mysteries, Passion, Fire, the Intense and Pristine beauty of Blood Red Roses, Love, the Heart…It is the color that evokes Shakti – “She” – The Primordial word for Feminine Power, Love and Grace.  Scarlet is the fuel that threads through the whole journey of Feminine Transformation into the Power of Sovereignty, Awakening and Freedom.

We are living in a time of unprecedented chaos and violence.  Never before has the world known such darkness.  Women are being denigrated, shamed and humiliated by various acts of violence as never before.  In response, the Feminine is awakening in the hearts of women all around the world.  Women are coming together in groups and in circles to heal their wounds, and to release their Sacred Power that has remained hidden for far too long.

In the Shaktisangama Tantra – The Divine Feminine as Woman is celebrated…..

lifeblood, shakti


Woman is the Creator of the Universe,

The Universe is her form.

Woman is the foundation of the world,

She is the true form of the body.

Whatever form She takes,

whether the form of a man or a woman,

is the superior form.

In woman is the form of all things,

of all that lives and moves in the world.

There is no jewel rarer than woman,

no condition superior to that of a woman.

There is not, nor has been, nor will be

any destiny to equal that of a woman.

There is no kingdom, no wealth,

to be compared with a woman.

There is not, nor has been, nor will be

any holy place like unto a woman.

There is no prayer to equal a woman.

There is not, nor has been, nor will be

any yoga to compare with a woman,

no mystical formula nor asceticism

to match a woman.

There has not, nor have been, nor will be

any riches more valuable than woman.

The writings of the Scarlet Sutrathe Yoga of Sovereignty is dedicated to the Sovereign Red Goddess Lalita, Sophia, Mary Magdalene, the Yogini’s and the Red Priestesses from all traditions throughout the Ages.

Copyright Prem Moodaley 2016

Posted Full Moon Winter Solstice June 2016

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