Each of the albums, the artworks and visualisations by Japetus
open a doorway, a portal, to experience different levels of consciousness.
The journey is now up to you!
The Radiant Self
Guided Visualisation (Complete)
or lie in a comfortable, quiet place. Close your eyes and breathe
deeply. We are now entering into a world of imagination, where
thoughts are real and symbols are richly treasured. Behind your
eyes, all is dark. Now, imagine that we are riding face down on
etheric surfboards through a small dim cave but ahead there is
a light, growing larger and stronger and brighter.
paddling up stream we go through a shimmering waterfall and out
into the open. All around us the golden pre-dawn light filters
down through the trees that reach up above us and seem to be touching
the limitless sky. We are in our dream bodies now, paddling up
stream along the mighty river of Life that sustains our outer
form. We have come here in search of our greatest truth. This
is our journey and as we paddle we know this forest is our dreams.
We are in control here and we must discover and learn all we can
about this new and wonderful inner world.
crystal river flows from the distant mountains and pours down
to feed the sea of our physical being. Now, as we continue to
breathe evenly in and out, we paddle forward with equally effortless
strokes. We notice that our etheric surfboard is opaque and crystalline.
Looking more closely we see it has seven different coloured spinning
flowers in an evenly spaced line up the middle. All around along
the river bank tall trees tower overhead. Thick and twisted vines
hang down from the canopy, dangling in the water. As we paddle
we notice golden flashes of light streaking through the water
below the board, carried by the flow. These are glowing crystals
of pure inspiration on their way down and out.
forest is rich and green and the dreams grow bright and strong.
But we seek greater wealth than dreams alone. We are journeying
beyond, to the source of our being. However, before we can enter
that sacred inner realm we must first climb to the peaks of the
mountain ridge ahead and then pass through a doorway of light.
For now, even as we watch, the forest is beginning to thin out
around us as we paddle up into the foothills. Below the board
we can now see a school of beautiful glowing rainbow trout swimming
effortlessly with us up the stream. We wish we could swim as easily
as they do and with that thought the board dissolves and we dive
down into the water with them.
But now we must swim harder, for the river grows steeper and flows
faster. There are many rapids but we are supported by the school,
jumping higher. Looking back across the forest the golden sun
is rising, flickering laser rainbows across the water. From here
we can see that the cave we had been in is by the ocean and the
forest is on the coast! Higher and higher we swim, leaving the
lower coastal plains behind us. Up and across rapids, waterfalls
and through majestic gorges, we swim this mighty river. We have
come so high that the on shore winds blow stronger. From level
to level, we zig and zag our way, up through a complex series
of staging pools. These pools become clearer and clearer the higher
reached the peaks, we find that we are in the top pool at the
source of the river and our consciousness desires to spawn. We
lift ourselves out of the water and before us we can see a shining
doorway with light streaming forth from it. Sparkles fly out and
land in the pool behind us. This doorway is at the very top of
the mountain ridge and provides a gateway into the sacred inner
realm. The door opens now before us and glows brilliantly as we
walk towards it, stepping through.
is like stepping off a cliff top into a new dimension. Our body
is lighter here though and we fall, almost weightless, sliding
gently down what appears at first to be a giant fun-slide. It
is the inside surface of the immense sacred sphere. As we fall,
we see that our bodies are glowing now too, reflecting the light
that fills the entire chamber. We begin to notice as we fall,
that rising up from the centre of this radiant inner realm, is
what appears to be another even larger mountain. It is an enormous
volcano that bubbles and brims with pure life and love essences.
Mists of golden radiance hang about the summit in swirling clouds.
We come to rest at the base of this glowing inner mountain and
quickly catch our breath.
Standing up, we dust off the tiny sparkles that seem to cover
everything and look into the sky to see where they are coming
from. The entire sky is aglow with them. Out of the brightest
spot in the sky there now comes flat golden crystal blocks as
well, slowly falling on threads of golden light. The first one
lands softly at our feet and the others are arranged away from
us leading up the mountain. They form a narrow pathway of golden
the stones continue to fall in front of us, we move forward step
by step, drawn towards the powerful glow at the top of the mountain.
It is an easy walk at first, and as we walk we watch the brilliant
streams of light that shoot out of the mountain top and shimmer
overhead, hitting the inner wall above, and falling in a rain
of sparkles. And still as we climb, the landscape around us begins
to glow and the pathway becomes lighter and brighter. Golden nuggets
the size of boulders lie beside the path that now winds its way
up steeper ground toward the summit. But surprisingly, we can
actually move more easily the higher we climb and so we begin
to jog, faster. We can feel the refreshing light coming from the
top and we realise that this is the source of our life stream
and energy. So, faster we move.
Now we reach the top and climb over the golden rocks that lie
around the edge of the molten lake of love at the summit. This
is a pool of radiant crystal consciousness, bubbling up from the
one life seeking expression in the outer world. Finally, our journey
is rewarded and we run to the edge of the lake and dive ecstatically
down through the all encompassing bliss, like a candle into the
sun. We have traveled far and now we are immersed in our own radiant
self, filled full of the joy of being. All our forms dissolve
as we merge with this glowing pool. We have become the breath
itself, and the river, and the light, and the crystals, and the
mountain and the source.
in pure bliss, we watch the swirls of golden mist drift up into
the air above. Whole and refreshed and at one, we relax completely
and gaze upwards. Through the mists, against a soft purple sky,
we can now notice five brightly coloured giant balls floating
overhead, making the shape of a pentagram. We are curious but
too deeply immersed in the radiance to pursue it now. Just let
the joy flow through and breathe it all in. Breathing in the radiance.
We must remember this feeling of all consuming oneness. It is
a place where you can now come at will, to find healing and regeneration.
Also remember the hovering pentagram, for we will be returning
our focus to it shortly.
now we see that our movement in the lake has caused the edges
to break and the lava pours over and down the other side of the
mountain. Flowing with it, we become red glowing molten rivers,
rolling slowly and gradually down towards the base of the volcano.
As we roll, we begin to reflect for the first time upon the journey
so far. The mountain. The glowing orbs in the sky. The lake. The
path of gold. The slide. The doorway of light. The river. The
forest. The cave. Now, we go in search of deeper mysteries. Our
molten flow begins solidifying back into a glowing human form
again. This place where we have now come to rest is at the base
of the mountain again where it curves up to form the crater rim.
we sit calmly, holding in mind the spatial perspective of where
we have come. We will need this later, when we are leaving, so
remember the way. High in the centre of the crater rim, above
the mountain volcano in the distance, we can see the five spheres
connected by what now appears to be translucent silver tubes.
These five spheres are the realisations that we can have while
in this radiant space. However, they are only accessible from
here, after leaving the lake and the mountain top. Once more we
must project our thoughts.
now, here, we close our eyes, and focus. Visualise the mists above
the lake again and imaging floating amongst it, looking up towards
the pentagram that has a different coloured sphere on each tip.
They are green, yellow, red, blue and gold. Now, as we watch from
in the mists, the green ball glows brighter and brighter and the
mists rise up closer and closer, carrying us with it towards the
glowing sphere. In a flash of iridescent turquoise, we pass through
into a limitless space of total wall to wall green.
It is a place of simplistic joy. A Garden of Eden and as we float
through the scene a young ballerina dances innocently amongst
the luscious hanging ferns and into a flora glade below us. She
is uncontaminated by experience, still in her childlike purity.
This is a place of beginnings. Of simple beauty. Of nature. Of
essential truth and burgeoning awareness. Here is the seed that
sits at the pure centre of all ideas, before they become clad
in the garb of outer manifestation. As we quietly pass over head,
the garden and the ballerina begin to dissolve back into the green.
Just ahead we notice a circular yellow patch standing out from
the fading green. It is an opening into a tube that is lit yellow
by the light at the end of the tunnel. Moving out of the green
sphere we are now traveling along the glowing tube towards the
vibrant yellow light. Brighter and brighter and brighter until
we float out into another limitless space of solid, wall to wall
yellow, and through it we float, effortlessly...
below, we can see a gathering of light beings in what appears
to be a huge spiral amphitheatre. Like an etheric choir, each
being is meditating on a great thought and, as a group, they translate
the totality of abstract principles, down into accessible and
useful ideas. It is their responsibility to project these thoughts
into the receptive minds of humanity. Those were the lights we
saw shimmering across the sky and turning into sparkles that flowed
down the river, streaking through the water below the surfboard.
Pure inspiration. A whole range of different colours and notes
ripple out from this gathering so as to cloth these great thoughts
in way that we can understand. But ahead, we can see a red patch
appearing through the yellow. This doorway into another silver
tube is lit soft red by the light at the end. And along it we
pass, through into a more intense red.
Exiting the tunnel we find ourselves floating in a hot and steamy
foundry of force and substance. We realise the weight of powerful
ideas, the strength of conviction and the mass of a focused intention.
Here, things are made manifest by the use of the directed will.
We discover that we can have an impact just by sustaining the
power of persistent determination. As we float higher above this
factory of busy activity, ahead we can see a blue patch, through
the fading crimson glow. This is another translucent tunnel, lit
blue by the light in the next sphere. Now we enter and slide along
it toward the glowing blueness at the other end.
exit into a soft blue world. All around us is a deep blue sky
with sparkling stars and we are floating over endlessly rolling
sand hills, tinted faint light blue by the sky. Below we can see
five gum trees around a small oasis. Sitting on the bank is a
naked glowing aboriginal elder with click sticks. He beckons us
down to join him. Slowly, as we descend, we are fascinated that
we can see the infinite sky and the stars reflecting so clearly
in the surface of this small billabong. We come to rest across
from the elder sitting on the opposite bank, and we begin to paddle
our legs in the cool water. As we watch the surface, to our amazement,
the reflection stays still and the sky begins to ripple out away
from us! The more we splash the more the stars swirl and bob and
twirl and roll. Although the water is refreshing, our legs quickly
become cooler and cooler in the icy blue pond, until it is hard
to tell exactly where our legs end and the water begins? We feel
at one with the entire scene.
Looking down at our lower legs in the water, we notice that they
are becoming the same substance as the sparkling starry liquid
which is now moving slowly up our legs. We are absorbing it into
our body and becoming star-stuff. Every atom of our glowing body
is becoming a star with an orbiting body circling around it. Our
body is the universe! Still further up come the stars until they
fill our torso and our arms, right up to our shoulders. Now it
fills our head and spurts out through the top in a fountain of
ecstatic oneness. However, the starry liquid was not becoming
part of us, we were becoming part of it! To our surprise, our
individuated sense of self slowly melts away into the pool, leaving
a trail of trickling galaxies dissolving into the sand. We are
the body - immanent. We are the stars - transcendent. We are the
stars, swimming through the stars. We drift across that starry
sky leaving the oasis far below as the old man waves good-bye.
Now, we are heading toward a golden swirling galaxy. It comes
closer and closer until we dive directly through its centre and
find that it is in fact another doorway into the final translucent
tunnel. It converges into a solid golden glow ahead.
the silver tube disappears, we are floating in limitless gold,
over a network of golden gossamer threads. It is from here that
all is made complete and whole. This is where the path comes from
and the lake and all the realisations including this final realisation.
It is the understanding of the path, of this brilliant space and
of the pure creative potential we all have within us. Holding
this vision, we can now see the completeness of the whole journey
and the golden threads that link all things together.
below us now, coming out of the limitless golden hue, we see the
entire is-land clearly for what it is - a symbolic journey, to
be explored and conquered. We see that, from its golden beaches
to its molten golden core, we have now been able to open a channel
so that the life can flow out to us and, therefore, to the world.
We have also built a solid bridge that connects us with the essential
centre of our being. A place to where we can return any time The
final realisation is that the journey exists and so therefore,
does the place and the space within. As a whole. As a complete
path, waiting for us to discover it.
From this golden sphere we must now return to our body down below
at the base of the crater rim. See it there floating on the island
before us, and now move slowly toward it, down through the mists.
Slipping back into this golden body, we open our inner eyes in
awe of the total whole before us, aware of the power and control
now awakened and at our disposal. We know that, with an act of
will, all we have to do is see ourselves where and how we wish
to be, and we are projected there. And so, now, we wish to return
to the outer world, to serve others with what we have found. With
an act of directed will, on our own this time, we retrace our
path, just as we reviewed it before. The doorway. The river. The
Forest. The cave.
we can rest in the knowledge that everything is alright and through
each of us the purpose will unfold as we allow it. We are the
channels. We are the doorways. Where we place our focus is what
we become. Our belief and creative imagination can carry us far
beyond these outer forms. What matters is that we do consciously
make the journey and activate the connections, holding the vision
of our completeness. There are many paths and many rivers and
many mountains and many realisations. Use this one as an introductory
framework to begin exploring the worlds within. Maybe we can all
meet one day, diving into the oneness... of our own radiant self...
All words and concepts - © Copyright Japetus 1997.
Last updated 13/9/03
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