I recently finished another profound two-week journey in Egypt, including nine nights on the private sailing vessel, the Afandina. In all my 24-years of leading these sacred journeys, I have never traveled with a more committed and impeccable group who kept their personal issues aside and held a field that was pristine and uplifting. The experience we had at the Temple of Edfu confirmed for me the power we have to shift the chaos and instability to peace and compassion. I feel we can make a difference and what happened at this temple gave me encouragement.
Although Egypt usually sweeps visitors away with its heart, its transcendent and sweet energy, there are places that hold darkness. One of them is the Temple of Edfu, where the gods Horus and Set battled for the kingship of Egypt. It holds an intense, heaviness and I often don’t enjoy it. This time we went in the middle of the day and found several tourist groups in the temple as well as three archeologists. We didn’t have a private visit where we often have the temple to ourselves at night and wondered if we would have a chance to enter the sanctuary to do our work there.
Emil, our intuitive Egyptologist, found us an opening. Before he did, my head was extremely heavy and I had a hard time holding it up. I felt like finding a corner in the temple and going to sleep. He was giving us the highlights of the temple when suddenly he said, “Go into the sanctuary now. You have five minutes.”
In unison we walked past the barrier, circled the altar, and opened our crown chakras and allowed ourselves to receive the download of energy that was coming from above. We were in complete unity and stillness. Instantly I was full of light and completely awake. It felt like stars were descending from above. After Emil returned, we walked out of the sanctuary following him to the back of the temple where the story of the battle of Horus and Set appear on the walls. Again we had the entire temple to ourselves for a private showing even though there had been other visitors in the temple a few moments before.
It was as if the temple had emptied for us and was filled with luminous presence. This experience confirmed for me the power of the field we were holding and re-confirmed that we could transform places with our focus, intention and our alignment to each other and the unified state. As we were getting ready to leave the temple, we noticed a group of Saudi Arabians standing at the entry as if waiting until we finished our work. And as we walked out, they happily entered chatting and enjoying the beauty they beheld.
As for modern day Egypt, I find it peaceful and safe. The Egyptians I spoke with are deeply grateful to their new leader President Sisi (Isis spelled backwards). Everywhere we went people were singing his praises as he has worked tirelessly to bring stability and economic growth to this country. Except in the early days of President Obama and Nelson Mandela, I haven’t been anywhere where a leader has brought such hope to his people.