Rider upon the Light is the name of a track from my Bliss Yoga Music album.
It is an ancient phrase “Rokeb ba-Arabot” of Hebraic-Aramaic-Arabic origin. This blog contains paraphrased commentaries of J.J. Hurtak as part of his Sacred Name studies of Coptic scriptures. His work has a connection includes references to ancient Sanskrit, Tibetan and Chinese traditions.
As with the AUM/OM sound there is said to be wisdom embedded in the sound of the word or words. When chanted or spoken in meditation or mantra, these phrases may help develop higher metaphysical knowledge. To be “a rider upon the light” is a poetic, and literal, vision of how an awakened being may ride upon the layers, or waves of light consciousness, and travel between universes, or realities.
“Rokeb ba-Arabot” may be used as invocation to access higher stratums of yoga life, and assist to bring about the bliss of higher consciousness. As a blessing one may imagine this phrase to open a yoga and meditation experience as a means to gain insight and wisdom into the laws of thermodynamics that governs space-time realities. In Sanskrit the word tamas refers to the vortex, to allow initiates, or “emissaries of light” to travel between realities in a spiral or tunnel of energy flux, spatial links, and reveal wisdom of space, time and matter, as as a “rider upon the light”. When the chakras are effectively energised and balanced multi-dimensional travel becomes a metaphysical reality. The Silver Surfer from Marvel is a sci-fi fiction-possibility in this context.
Listen to “Rider upon the Light” and imagine beautiful, glorious and vibrant colour and sound spectrums. In your imagination create a beautiful vision of light and sound to experience a tunnel of energy vibration wherein you may ride, from this reality to your divine inner world. Ride the light, like a surfer on a wave, a rider on a cosmic ocean of Light energy.
Speaking “Rokeb ba-Arabot” and other mantra unlocks an energetic connection to a hidden reality coded vibrationally in the word. This is how speaking, hearing or thinking of sacred words during deep meditation on the inner plains can help bring about inner, energetic shifts, to reveal mysteries which cannot be understood by the thinking mind alone. Such words are sacred, not in a religious sense, but in awe of how they represent the greater Light-energy behind matter. In yoga this energy is “Prana”, where breathing and meditation connects the yogi to this great life force.
Yoga helps awaken the abilities to be a multi-dimensional visionary, a being in a Light Body, a heavenly Wayshower, by tuning in to the Eternal Thought. In this reference the bodymind is refined, to become attuned and accustomed to the subtle body, which, infused with the greater Light of Prana, may merge into one-ness with the Godhead. The yoga path is through the body, in meditation and bodywork, to “go within” and become conscious of the physical reality as a direct embodiment of the greater Light. Connecting to these dimensions the yogi transmutes the inner light, or small prana, to the greater Light or Prana, and becomes a “rider upon the Light”.
Johann Kotze Music & Yoga Studios,
Muizenberg, Cape Town
24 March 2015