Gallery: Egypt – First Trip Day 9

We left the ‘love boat’ in the morning to go back on land. First we visited Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor. It is massive, with faces in cliffs behind if you have psychic sight. There was a train to go to the kiosk, but from there it was a steep climb up a ramp or stairs. When I got to the top I went to the right. A Nubian man told me in broken English that I was a Nubian princess. I thought of the girl in my Remembering Love and Light Language cards, I had drawn before coming to Egypt. Hatshepsut was a Queen, a pharoh, and was said to darken her face and had a false beard for authority. So this was another high energy site, a challenging walk. The Nubian wrapped my head in a scarf and kept repeating ‘princess’.

Pharoh Hatshepsut adopted royal protocol, wore men’s clothing  and the pastiche beard and suppressed the feminine endings of her name. She also began dedicating her time to architecture and promoting new trade policies which culminated in her expedition to the Land of Punt.

Her temple is unique in Egyptian architecture. It consists of a series of vast terraces, which via ramps led up to the santuary. An avenue of sphinxes and obelisks led up to the first terrace, closed at the back by a portico of 32 pillars and flanked by two Osiris pillars. The second terrace was approached by another ramp with a portico of two rows of square pillars. On the walls beautiful bas-reliefs narrate the story of her birth and childhood and her voyage to the Land of Punt, believed to be today’s Ethiopia. The animals depicted include giraffes, monkeys and panther skins.

The Valley Is dedicated to Hathor. Her monument in later times became a Christian convent known as the Convent of the North, which preserved it from further destruction. It is called Dier El-Bahrain.

i am indebted to Aluna Joy for this description from her 2012 trip to Egypt.

Hatshepsut and Sekhmet were both present, and both were mother figures of an entire era. The message was about the challenges of motherhood, and being a mother for humanity, a leader, a bridge, a teacher. . . It was about getting down to the nitty-gritty of owning that sacred position with no holding back, because we feel we will be judged, unpopular, and/or estranged from the ones we love. It was a message of strength to “tell it like is” and have the courage to be that mother, leader, teacher, and bridge. The message came through with incredible power and tough love that both mother Sekhmet and Hatshepsut had to develop in their reigns. Both were ostracized in various ways for being in their power as mothers and leaders.

They both shared with a gritty tough love, and they had me stomp my feet and clench my fists. . . They shared . . . “Don’t wait to be recognized as your true self as I [Hatshepsut] had. Don’t shrink back to avoid condemnation and sadly only to be recognized in death. Stand in your power and be recognized now, and you will be more effective in your work as a leader.”

If you question yourself, as we all do, imagine yourself in your death bed. . . Then ask yourself if you will feel disappointed that you didn’t do what your heart called you to do, or be in this life! This way you can have hindsight in the present moment.

They also shared that they know that the times have changed. There are many spiritual leaders in the world now. One of them is most likely you who are reading this now! And this change makes them both very happy. The burden of leadership is not on one pair of shoulders anymore. We are doing this together as one. We have evolved into a team effort on the forefront of evolution.

The Message and the Activation.

Goddess Hatshepsut is not going to waste any time here . . . she is all ready to go! She wants to help us learn about the grittiness of life. The down to earth, getting down and dirty, grittiness of facing life. Those are the best words that I can come up with. It is beyond just being a parent; it is also about being a leader. Being a parent is obviously an issue that has been coming up for many of us . . . which is somewhat comforting.

Every time we come to a block in our lives or our path, we can just play it forward and imagine ourselves in our last moment in this body. Would we feel disappointed if we didn’t express our truth in every way humanly possible?” Would we feel disappointed if we didn’t go on that pilgrimage that was calling us or not speak the truth to our kids or write that powerful article or shine that amazing light? Are we going to feel like we missed an opportunity to play out our piece of our divine destiny? THIS . . . is how we get hindsight beforehand.

Goddess Hatshepsut is standing here. She has her feet planted firmly, and she is saying, “Go for it!” She is saying, “Do it! Do it! It’s time to do it!” She has all of the same feelings we have: she feels grief because she didn’t express her true self. She feels grief because she held back and didn’t say what she needed to say because she was afraid she would be dethroned. She feels guilty about that . . . still . . . today – even though we come here, and we honor her with so much love and appreciation. Over centuries, we have been coming and appreciating her. She is in the history books, and yet she, as a spirit, still feels like “I could have been more. I could have done better.” She doesn’t want that for us because we are her children. Does that make sense?

Group said: Yes.
Goddess Hatshepsut fists are clenched, and she is saying, “Do it! Come on! Don’t wimp out.” I have never seen this side of her. It is quite powerful. She dressed up as a man to do her job because, in a way, she had to be a man. She is asking us all to “man up,” but this has nothing to do with gender. She was and still is a powerful feminine force to be reckoned with. This is about living from that gritty truth and unwavering compass inside of us that tells us what is right and fearlessly, unwaveringly move forward. When we live from this raw truth, we won’t be concerned if we upset somebody or if we might lose somebody or if someone may speak badly about us. We have to do what we feel is right, but also do this from your inner mastery and do what is needed with respect. We don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or I should have done that. She says we have plenty of time . . . to set all things right again. Now go do it!

Alright, Archangel Michael just popped in, and Sekhmet is here as well, because she is also a great mother. This message is about the “down and dirty” of being a parent and that also means the gritty reality of being a non-judgmental leader. (If you are reading this, it includes you.) We have all come here to be leaders in this life. What we have experienced as parents is only in preparation for what is coming next. (Aluna… I am challenged by this message already. I just telling you. The group laughs.) Sekhmet is showing me that being a leader is like being a parent on steroids. Being a parent is a hard job and one that can cause much pain and worry and also great joy and fulfillment. We all came here to be way-showers. We came here to be bridges. We came here to be the path between what was and what will be. Right?

Group said: Yes.

We didn’t come here to mess around. We didn’t come here just to play. We came here to get a job done, and none of us want to of future to be in the same condition as when we arrived. That is why we came to Egypt during this intense astrological time. That is why Spirit called us here . . . even before we knew how important these days were going to be. We came here to bust through barricades and barriers in our programing and our very souls, and we are really hitting it today. Sekhmet is sharing our pain and our joy and honoring our courage for not only being a cosmic parent but also being a global leader.

Every time we come to a block in our lives or our path, we can just play it forward and imagine ourselves in our last moment in this body. Would we feel disappointed if we didn’t express our truth in every way humanly possible?” Would we feel disappointed if we didn’t go on that pilgrimage that was calling us or not speak the truth to our kids or write that powerful article or shine that amazing light? Are we going to feel like we missed an opportunity to play out our piece of our divine destiny? THIS . . . is how we get hindsight beforehand.

Goddess Hatshepsut is standing here. She has her feet planted firmly, and she is saying, “Go for it!” She is saying, “Do it! Do it! It’s time to do it!” She has all of the same feelings we have: she feels grief because she didn’t express her true self. She feels grief because she held back and didn’t say what she needed to say because she was afraid she would be dethroned. She feels guilty about that . . . still . . . today – even though we come here, and we honor her with so much love and appreciation. Over centuries, we have been coming and appreciating her. She is in the history books, and yet she, as a spirit, still feels like “I could have been more. I could have done better.” She doesn’t want that for us because we are her children. Does that make sense?

Group said: Yes.
Goddess Hatshepsut fists are clenched, and she is saying, “Do it! Come on! Don’t wimp out.” I have never seen this side of her. It is quite powerful. She dressed up as a man to do her job because, in a way, she had to be a man. She is asking us all to “man up,” but this has nothing to do with gender. She was and still is a powerful feminine force to be reckoned with. This is about living from that gritty truth and unwavering compass inside of us that tells us what is right and fearlessly, unwaveringly move forward. When we live from this raw truth, we won’t be concerned if we upset somebody or if we might lose somebody or if someone may speak badly about us. We have to do what we feel is right, but also do this from your inner mastery and do what is needed with respect. We don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or I should have done that. She says we have plenty of time . . . to set all things right again. Now go do it!’

Next we visited a semi-precious stone carver who had a demonstration of carving stone with stone aged tools, which is how they do it. He did have some very nice pieces and I brought a pyramid and an anck.

We then went to the Valley of the Kings, where they had the first interpretive display of the valley and tomb placement, that  I’d seen in Egypt. However this  was the point, where I finally decided, to stop. The others managed four tombs in an hour, while Jennifer, Pamela and I waited and rested.

Kings Valley has 62 Tombs numbered by John Gardner Wilkinson beginning in 1927. A lot of the valley has yet to be excavated. It contains sovereigns from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, topped by a pyramid shaped mountain. The tomb of Tutankhamen KV 62 was discover by Howard Carter in 1922. Most of  the goods found in the tomb are in the Cairo Museum including the gold funeral mask and the 4 chests of gilded wood containing the sarcophagus.

Then we went by bus to the West Bank of the Nile and caught a ferry to our Hotel Sonestra in Luxor. The others were going back to the West Bank in the evening for dinner, but I opted out.

Overnight I was very unwell and decided next day to opt out of going to Dendera . When I later contemplated why, in such a tightly organised trip I missed Dendera, I began researching Dendera and came across Drunvelo Melchizedek’s information, which I’d originally seen some of on tape, in the 1990s and had begun doing the Merkabah meditations and this was another instance of coming back to earlier practises. So perfect timing in a way.

references

Aluna Joy,

http://www.alunajoy.com/2014-april18.html

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