Updated: May 30, 2020
As usual, thanks for reading my blogs. I know that I am a little late coming out with this one since I visited Egypt in February. I really needed to take some time and decompress from the two trips and the new information circling the world about this ‘new’ virus called COVID19. At the time, there were some light precautions being taken and a slight buzz beginning to build in the streets. By the time we returned home the COVID19 was beginning the full on sprint that we are seeing today. Even though I did my best to stay spiritually protected the effects from COVID19 still hit me with a two-piece. I had gotten swamped at my full time and burnt out from being surrounded by the constant COVID convos and fear-mongering going on around me. I put my passion to write and create inspirational content aside for a while. I needed to recharge and re-energize myself. I put my focus on self-love, chakra healing, and shadow work for the month of March.
Now, I feel like it’s more important than ever for me to dig myself back into discussing what matters most. Whether life as we know it will change or not, what remains most important is the state of our lives. Are we taking the time to build our minds, bodies, and spirits? Are we focusing on our emotional health? With or without money and assets being the goal, what can we make of our lives? What really gives us meaning?
This trip to Egypt answered that question for me. Actually, it put a stamp on what was already known. As a spiritualist, creatress, alchemist, Goddess and healer, I focus a lot of my energy on learning ways to heal the ALL. Just like Ancient Egyptians, I know that everything that we need to live a beautiful and prosperous life is God given and available in abundance. As we learn to sit with ourselves, find our creative minds and hearts, we also allow the Earth to heal at the same time as us.
Traveling to Egypt for the first time was an experience that will stay in my heart for life. Finding my spiritual roots in Kemetic knowledge led me straight into learning about Ancient Egyptian history and tradition. Inevitably, I wanted to visit Egypt to see these things with my own eyes. For Black History Month 2020 my husband and I decided to make our way to the Ancient Land. He had been wanting to travel to Egypt since middle school. So, finally we made our way there. If you have been following us for our previous trips then you know that we are a bit adventurous. We’ve chilled with Tigers and rode Elephants in Asia. We’ve slept with Lions, and stood between a Cheetah and her cubs being hunted in the Serengeti. In Egypt, we got to experience crawling through pyramids, tombs, and temples full of hieroglyphics that displayed the ancient teachings. A short, one week trip turned into a lifestyle upgrade and a deeper connection to the God-Power that is etched in stone.
Our first stop in Egypt was to Cairo where we stayed at the Le Meridian Hotel and Spa. The best part about this place was the view of the pyramids outside of the room window. We also had free breakfast which consisted of almost anything that you can imagine. The vegetarian menu was stunning and it made eating clean very simple and tasty. This made me super excited to taste the country’s food out in the town. When traveling, I always want to try the local foods and get acquainted with the local culture and customs. Another exciting part was that we got to tour the cities with Egyptologists and Egyptian natives that would guide and teach us throughout the trip. We booked this private guided tour with Memphis Tours Egypt. I recommend checking them out if you plan to visit Egypt in the near future.
On day one we visited the Great Pyramid of Giza and surrounding pyramids. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact. Standing 450 ft. high, the pyramid was captivating at first sight. Standing next to them and actually touching them felt similar to that vibrational force that you might get from deep meditation. It locked you there in the moment. Almost feeling unreal. The tour guide/Egyptologist went on to explain how the pyramids were built and how far these 1-2 ton blocks had to travel to be maneuvered in place. He told us that contrary to popular belief, slaves did not build the pyramids. The Pharaoh’s and Kings were known as the closest beings to God(s) and people from all around donated their time and services to build these pyramids, temples, and tombs for the God(s) that they channeled or worshipped. When you think back to the time where all that you would have in life is Mother Earth and your spiritual beliefs, *would you donate your time in service of the Gods to build these structures?*
Upon entering the pyramids the first thing that I noticed is how far the tunnels led. We had to do some crawling and climbing to get to the burial chamber. Deep inside the pyramids lies the Pharaoh's burial chamber which would be filled with treasure and items for the Pharaoh to use in the afterlife. The walls were often covered with carvings and paintings. Near the Pharaoh's chamber would be other rooms where family members and servants were buried. Today the pyramids are empty though. The sculptures, hieroglyphs, carvings, paintings and, treasures have been stolen. The theft is believed to have happened back in Ancient times. A lot of what remains can be found in the museums all around the world.
We were able to see a lot of interesting artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. This famous museum houses the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts (more than 120,000 items on display) featuring the famous Tutankhamun collection with its beautiful gold death mask and sarcophagus and the royal Mummy room, which houses an additional eleven Pharaonic dignitaries. This is where the tour began to get very comfortable and exciting for me. We followed our guide around the as he told us story after story about the history of the Pharaoh’s as well as the significance of the carvings, sculptures, cartouches, and accessories that were all created in honor of the Pharaoh’s and a their spiritual protection. Most time this would be the cobra, representing kundalini or a God/Deity. These Gods or Deities are ones that I have long enjoyed learning about so, I got familiar with the meanings of the hieroglyphs quickly.
Soon I became captivated by the stories of great Egyptian rulers like, Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 22 years. Statues can be found of her depicted as a King and having a beard. It’s believed that it was her way of saying that she’s just as powerful as her male counterparts. Hatshepsut erected a series of obelisks and built a “Palace of Ma ’at,” a rectangular structure that was composed of "a series of small rooms with a large central hall for the placement of the central bark [a small ceremonial boat]. These structures in the Karnak Temple complex were unbelievable. They were huge and beautiful. The hieroglyphs that can be seen along these structures tell stories of protection from the Gods, offerings being given, successful voyages taking place and general happenings during her rule.
The Egyptian temples were built for the official worship of the gods and in commemoration of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt and regions under Egyptian control. Temples were seen as houses for the gods or kings to whom they were dedicated. The first thing that we did in Luxor was visit the Temple complex of Karnak. The walkway to the entrance had dozens of statues created to represent Amun-Ra. In the early days of the Egyptian civilization, he was worshipped as two separate gods. *Amun* was the god who created the universe. *Ra* was the god of the sun and light. The temple covers over 100 hectares and the building was started over 4000 years ago. Each Egyptian ruler who worked at Karnak left his or her mark. The great hypostyle hall is perhaps the most fantastic buildings in the Karnak temple. It is about 337 feet by 170 feet. The researchers note that there are 134 columns in total, the largest twelve of which are 70 feet (21 meters) high and support the central part of the structure. The other 122 columns are about 40 feet tall. On the outside walls are scenes showing Seti and his successor, Ramesses II, smiting enemies from Libya, Syria and the Levant. You can find plenty of Queen Hatshepsut’s statues and cartouches destroyed here at Karnak. They were destroyed by her nephew/stepson Thutmose III because she decided to rule without him and send him away from the kingdom to keep it to herself. She ruled for a long time with great success and brought prosperity to the land. Upon her death and Thutmose’s time to rule, he defaced almost every monument that represented her to erase or damage her legacy. This is an interesting story that I suggest you read into before visiting. This will help you better understand what you’re seeing. For more detailed information on the temples that we visited please leave a comment and I will delve deeper in another post.
Overall, the trip to Egypt was one that you would have to see to believe. It is a great tourist attraction and home to one of the 7 Wonders of the World which happens to be the oldest as well. As a spiritualist, this trip was deeper than the visuals and enlightening to say the least. Being able to see, feel, and embrace the deep rooted history and energy in this place added great value to my personal journey. It seemed as if the answers to everything had been literally written on the walls and left there for us all. There was a time where all that the human race had was EARTH & ENERGY and they thrived. I think we all should be looking back into what life had been like when the ancient people roamed this earth directly connected to it, God, and the Sun.
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