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Day 2: Sunrise Between the Paws of the Sphinx
Today our group is connecting to Anubis, the jackal-headed god who opens the way and is the guardian of lost and abandoned parts of ourselves. The magic of the sacred place is sparking all around us and I am overflowing with energy and transmitting consciousness. The preciousness of each person walking up to the Sphinx and offering their intention for the journey is powerful and profound. My beloved, standing in for Anubis, guides our group in a walking meditation around the Sphinx to connect to their future selves. While the group is walking I lay down on the ground and gaze up at the face, the chin, the heart of the Sphinx. The Earth below me is pulsating with light, the sky above is blue and magnificent. I am transported to an ancient time. When the group arrives back and I open my eyes to gaze upon my beloved husband’s face, I see the face of Anubis staring back at me. I see that he has embraced his future self and will be priesting to help others to open the way back to their hearts.
Day 3: Sakkara, The Pyramid Texts, and The Egyptian Boy Scouts
Today is a gathering of millions at Tahir Square. Our group is deeply touched to be in Egypt during this time of great transition and know that we are here supporting the shift with love and grace. After our ceremony and visit of Sakkara we walk out on the path of the initiate from Unas’ pyramid under a covered walkway with only a slit of light coming through. We stop to send our blessings to the Egyptians on this day. After each person has spoken their blessing for Egypt and the future of the Egyptian people, we open our eyes to behold a most magnificent sight. A group of Egyptian Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts walk in-between our group, smiling and saying hello. The next generation of Egypt walking through the energy that our group had co-created is one of those magical experiences that couldn’t have been planned any better if we tried.
Day 4: Sekhmet
Nine years ago my beloved asked me to marry him in the chapel of Sekhmet (the lioness goddess of courage, compassion, and healing). Returning to this place is always special to me. As the group stood in front of the living statue of Sekhmet she asked us to ante-up by offering her our pain, suffering, fear, grief, self-deprecation. These slower vibrational energies are the currency, the fuel we were being asked to offer up in order to step into our next level of consciousness and becoming. When she sensed some of us were holding back, she reminded us that it was our choice, yet it was highly recommended that we were “all in.” Having offered our stuff into the solar feminine fire, we received a divine feminine download. Then the group emptied the chamber and was invited back in one at a time, after receiving a hands-on activation from me as the embodiment of Sekhmet. Tears, laughter, acceptance….the group was deeply touched by our time with Sekhmet. For me personally, I offered up anything that I was holding on to that was preventing me from fully stepping into my divine design, my purpose and presence full-on. The time with Sekhmet was completed with Friedemann and I going up to her together and, without any pre-planning or verbal communication, we each renewed our marriage vows and created the next phase of our sacred union. After the ceremony when we told one another what had happened, it felt so divine and delicious to be so in-sync.
Our evening visit to Luxor temple was another beautiful manifestation of the group as we had it basically to ourselves.
Day 5: Abydos and Dendera
I am always amazed at the innocence I bring to my intention-setting, I feel the next step rising within me and I declare and claim it, like the declaration I created at Sekhmet’s chapel of aligning fully with my divine purpose and permanently completing any residue that was no longer serving. Then as more is revealed I go, “Ohhhhh, now I see the ripple effects of that intention. Holy moly what was I thinking (and I wouldn’t have it any other way).” At Abydos, one of the most exquisite temples in Egypt, mainly associated with Osiris and the flower of life, I found myself balling in the middle of a ceremony where we were guiding the group back to before their first incarnation and working with past lives. For me, I had stumbled upon a lifetime in which I had completely renounced God (the Divine). This was the root of the push/pull I have been feeling for the past decades around my purpose. I am fully committed to living my purpose and have been on track since a young age in this lifetime. Yet I have experience deep levels of shame, terror, doubt, and fear along the way and a bit of hesitation or holding back. What I have wanted most in this lifetime is to share that divine purpose (which is to support others to realize their divinity and wholeness) and what has scared me the most and brought up the most resistance is exactly this. Resolving this lifetime of cutting myself off from my divinity created an incredible shift within and without.
Our group continued on to Dendera, the temple of Hathor, goddess of joy, bliss, love, sensuality. We began our ceremony in Nut’s (the sky goddess, the milky way) chapel where I had the distinct pleasure of embodying the Hathors and toning which turned into laughing, which turned into group giggling. So much fun. Our ceremony continued in the mirror reflection of Nut’s chapel which is a Hathor/Isis chapel, when it was time to invoke the energies of the place I opened it up to the group as we are all gathering together as leaders and masters. One of the group members opened the space and brought in such a beautiful and profound energy of divine love. Once in the vibration of love we then proceeded to blow any residual habits of fear into balloons that we played with in the chapel and filled with love to transmute the energy. To physicalize this transmutation we popped the balloons. After the ceremony completed I spent some time in the healing temple with one of my favorite reliefs of Toth in Egypt. It is not the most beautiful one or colorful one, yet to me it is the most alive. As I stood in front of the relief, I received an incredible download, a body of work that is so exciting, powerful and magnificent that I can’t wait to share it. (About six years’ worth of teachings streamed – the beauty of a day in Egypt).
Day 6: West Bank
We began our morning at the temple of Hatchepsut built for the only female king in Egypt. Today we are working with the energy of Ma’at, divine order, truth and balance (represented by the scales of Ma’at in the weighing of the heart ceremony). Today are the elections in Luxor, the first election for the Egyptians in 30 years, what a beautiful and special day to be in Egypt. We began our ceremony at Anubis’s chapel offering more prayers for Egypt to return to Ma’at, right relationship for her people as well as to embrace Ma’at within ourselves. We continued in Hathor’s chapel chanting a healing chant and visualizing Egypt, the world and ourselves in harmonic resonance. We continued our journey to another temple to work with our DNA, genetics and ancestral lineage. During this ceremony it became abundantly clear to me that one of the hallmarks of the shift in consciousness is to shift from resolving the ancestral lineage to embracing the soul/divine lineage.
Then we went to the Valley of the Kings. Throughout our time in Egypt the decline in tourism has been apparent and how challenging that is for the Egyptian people to be cut off from their primary work and income. From having thousands of people visiting the Valley of the Kings there are only 100′s. So the number of Egyptians selling postcards, books, scarves etc. to the number of tourists has shifted dramatically. Where before there was one person selling their wares to 100’s of tourists now there is 10 Egyptians selling stuff to every one tourist. This day especially made it so clear to me how important it is that we are here, and that we let others know how safe and wonderful it is to be here. That buying something for a dollar for us makes a huge difference for them.
Sailing on the temple of the Nile is always a rejuvenating and glorious experience. The group is sharing such a deep experience with one another, it is clear that this group of souls has gathered for a sacred purpose. As this is my tenth trip in Egypt and the country is in transition and the world is in transition, it feels as if the energies of the temples are changing. That being here during this time is like a wild card we each can go in and access that which is uniquely beneficial for us before the next level of consciousness is set for the temples and the template of the universe. Each person in our group is like a key that unlocks the next level of consciousness. It feels as if now we are about to begin the next spiral of ascension consciousness. I am joyously looking forward to our continued journey together. What a blessing.
As I journeyed to Southern France in 2011 for a 3-week sojourn I was ready for an upgrade in my consciousness. I had the feeling that I had filled my current state of mind to the brim and was stretching beyond what was previously known to me and out of my comfort zone. Upon my arrival I was almost immediately whisked into a state of absolute peace, contentment and fulfillment. My usually active mind was still. My inner drive to accomplish my mission in this lifetime was transformed into a sense of peace. I would go for hours without speaking, or really seeming to have any thoughts, just simply floating in an absolute sense of peace. The experiential knowingness that life is simply Heaven on Earth (NOW).
Wow, it was incredible. In addition to this feeling state of peace, I spent my days with my beloved husband Friedemann, hiking in nature, going for runs, eating exquisite foods, meditating at sacred sites, meeting wonderful people. Each day was filled with things I love to do and to experience. What amazed me most about this feeling state of contentment was that I wasn’t trying to feel a sense of wholeness and bliss; rather I just became these sensations. I experienced what I have believed for a long time that my birthright is peace; that bliss, joy and contentment exist within me now.
All feelings of striving, lack, and being driven made way to such a deep sense of inner peace and detachment. Upon my return I am feeling my ‘set point’ shifted from a sense of being motivated by desire (desire to be of service, desire to fulfill my purpose, desire to thrive financially…) to absolute contentment. Nothing is missing; nothing needs to be sought after. It is really a bit wild, so now as I am home my ‘motivation’ for living my life, and creating new courses, and being of service is peace, contentment and wholeness.
Here is a Divine Transmission of some of the energetics I connected to in France; to support you in enlivening the truth within that peace is your birthright.
Divine Transmission from Mary Magdalene:
Hello dear ones, this is Mary Magdalene moving more into the forefront of this Divine Transmission. It is the message of love that inherently holds the vibrations of peace and wild contentment. Love as a vibration, as one of the highest vibrations on the planet. The field of love is what is streaming through these words and this moment and by embracing this field of love, the truth of peace now is activated within your core center.
Know this, you are all that you are in this now moment as a light and as a cornerstone of divine knowing. This divine knowing is the light and the love of all there is and this love and light of all there is, is your true nature. Now breathe deeply and allow this state of peaceful oneness arise from within your cellular memory. Memories of the divine birthright of the way of love, brim into your core matrix.
This is the experience of the awakening process that you have been choosing. Now it is simply the alignment of this way of being that is the truth of the wholeness that you are. Take 3 deep breaths and if you choose ignite your core essence of peace and then let it be so. For it is a choice to be content, it is a choice to be in the field of love, it is a choice to align with your core knowingness. As it is also a choice to be in the drama of separation. It may not feel like a choice, yet it really is. Now, is all there is and this now has all there is within it. So as you embark on the rest of your now moments allow them to unfold like a beautiful flower drinking in the morning sun. You are a walking Heaven on Earth. Blessed BE!
After reading Peter Mayle’s book A Year in Provence, listening to other spiritual seekers about their France pilgrimages and learning through my astrological chart that this region was in my top 3 on the planet I was envisioning at the very least an experience of utopia and was hopeful for even more. In my mind I tasted the exquisite food, saw the beautiful nature and felt a palpable sense of serenity and union with the divine. I was primed for an experience of a lifetime. Have you ever had a clear vision of how something will go and then once it actually happens be completely surprised by the difference between the imagined experience and the actual one? Well welcome to my sojourn in France. The blue sky living of the Provence lived up to its beauty and radiance the nature was lush and nurturing. The food was out of this world (sometimes literally-I had no idea what I was eating) yet my naive idea of instant utopia was soon replaced with deep, transformative inner work.
Each day my beloved Friedemann and I would go for a run, then a hike (we quickly renamed our sojourn-Southern France butt camp) and top off the day with a 3-course meal. Each steep step up the mountain seemed to be tapping into a cellular memory of feeling like I didn’t belong, that I wasn’t safe and that I had done something ‘wrong’. My initial reaction to the overwhelming sense of shame was I have already done this work, why is this coming up now…yet on a deeper level I could feel the art of pilgrimage, the process of unwinding that happens from sacred travel. Each step got me more in tune with myself, the energy of the land and the truth that I had come to this sacred land at this time to complete patterns that had come to their expiration date.
The nature was healing and I could sense those that had walked these lands before. I remembered the history of the persecution that happened on this sacred land. I read about the Cathars who were killed for their faith, visited churches that had secret messages left by the Knights Templar (because it wasn’t safe to share them openly) and thought about the inquisition. On a deep level the land and this part of its history was bringing up within me dormant fears around being a spiritual leader, being visible and seen. Unconsciously I felt like I needed to hide, to blend in to go underground.
Yet in the midst of this emotional transformation I was blessed with an incredible amount of physical vitality and strength. I was like an ox, with an endless amount of stamina and energy. I knew that the walking was the magical catalyst for transforming the energy of fear and shame into safety and visibility. I began to think about all the people I know who have bumped up against a similar pattern, a fear of being in danger for sharing their spiritual truths, their healing gifts and their essence. I became even more determined to complete this pattern within me, not only for my inner journey of peace and expansion, but also for all those I hold dear.
Our journey continued from Provence to the Languedoc region, the area where Mary Magdalene and Isis were thought to travel to when they left Egypt. During my time here I had a reprieve from the deep inner work and was surrounded by others on a similar path. We spent time with new friends including Ani Williams (magical harpist), Henry Lincoln (bestselling author of Holy Blood, Holy Grail) and a handful of modern day Templars. We followed the itinerary from spiritual tours through this region. Going to the sacred sites to connect with the power of this sacred land was the part of our journey I was most looking forward to. We manifested many magical experiences including a lovely walk through a druid forest and natural labyrinth, receiving a divine transmission at Montsegur (means safe mountain) and meditating in many churches that were built on earlier sacred sights. Yet the energy of these places was shrouded in mystery, subtle, illusive. Very pleasant yet we left with more questions then answers.
Even though I wasn’t getting a whole lot on the conscious level I trusted that I was awakening what I needed to on the soul level. Our journey continued with more hiking, sacred site visiting, yummy food and deep connection and as soon as we got back to the Provence I was back in the alchemical fire. By the end of the trip I felt as if I had an entirely new root chakra that was unplugged from the individual and collective consciousness of persecution and the need for tribal acceptance. It was intense, profound and deep and although not my original definition of utopia I am elated (now that I am on the other side of it) with the spiritual and personal growth I experienced and ultimately with the freedom I feel within. I feel solid in my body in a whole new way. I gained deeper clarity about the importance and value of my path. As a result of this trip I am standing more firmly in my commitment to do what is mine to do. I know that the jewels of this mysterious treasure hunt will continue to be found as I unpack the energies of the trip and that the power and freedom from my inner journey ripples out into the universe as in invitation for others to be themselves unapologetically and unbridled. As always I am a strong believer in the power of sacred travel and am grateful for the benefits of this most recent sojourn.