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Day 10 – The Red Sea & Paradise

November 7, 2018

We sailed all night and arrived at Luxor this morning.

Had breakfast from 6 to 730 then met in the lobby to ride four hours by bus to the Red Sea. This morning our guide got word that his wife was needing surgery so he left us. We are all going to miss him, as he has been such a phenomenal guiding Egyptologist. Definitely enhanced our Egypt experience.

I am sitting on the bus on our way and noticing so much farmland. I am unsure of the types of vegetation, though I did notice many sugar cane fields. So nice to see people working these fields, with such obvious pride, as the crops are so healthy looking and clean. Pretty sure that every household has a donkey and cart.

This four-hour bus ride offers a great opportunity to sit in contemplation and integrate some of what this amazing trip has offered. We stopped midway for a washroom break and there were a couple of Egyptian women there with donkeys and a couple of little goats that stood on the back of the donkeys. Pretty cute.

As we got closer to the Red Sea, the landscape changed considerably. It was all desert and became very mountainous. Very different from our Rocky Mountains. These are so rugged and rough with no vegetation on them.

We were told that The Red Sea was named because it has very red coral that offers a red hue to the Sea. As we approached the Sea this was visible. It’s popping up in the distance and I’m excited.

It is written that Moses parted this sea, that’s a large body of water to part!!!!

As we were getting closer to the resort excitement was building. I was surprised to see a golf course coming in. The green is rare here in the desert.

We arrived!!!!!! My jaw has hit the ground!!!! This Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay is truly paradise. WOW!!!!! Excited to be spending three nights here. Yantara really knows how to put a trip together!! A great place to wind down and integrate all that has happened so far.

I got to my room and smiled big. I truly feel like a Queen. Put on my bathing suit and a few of us headed straight to the beach and jumped in. AMAZING!!!!! 🏖 🏝. 🌊.

Are you kidding me!!!!!!!! Jazz music with a couple musicians on the beach. Played with the sunset and then off to dinner. Ohhhh…. this is great.

Had a spectacular dinner, did a couple sessions then, with an audible giggle and a big smile, I crawled into bed.

This is for my friend, Marva. It’s her birthday today. Here’s ‘Happy Birthday’ for her in Arabic.

عيد ميلادٍ سَعيد!

Day 11 – Preparing for the King’s Chamber

November 8, 2018

Today was a full day of a workshop. Hard to explain what goes on in these classes. Great meditations and then we prepared ourselves for the visits to the Sphinx and the great pyramids of Giza. We will be doing a lot of toning with our voices in the king’s chamber for each person that lays in the sarcophagus. So we divided into groups in order to get the right toning and overtones needed to create the vibrations that will enhance our experiences.

At lunchtime, a few of us skipped lunch and headed to the beach. Love the crystal clear water. Apparently, the snorkelling is really good here so some of the group participated in this, though I had sessions in the evenings.

I am so so full of appreciation for the opportunity to engage in such an awesome, meaningful trip. So much gratitude to Yantara and the whole team for making this happen. The flow of the days is really remarkable. 76 people and everyone’s happy and going with the smooth flow.

I’ve arranged for some photos in the morning with Luke, our photographer. Will take advantage of the early morning sun. Best get some good rest.

Yay! I get to sleep in my beautiful room again. 😊

 

Day 12 – Ready for the Great Pyramids

November 9, 2018

We are ready for the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx.

An early morning photo shoot at sunrise to illuminate the Goddess energy. Then off to another day of workshops. We spent more time prepping for 11-11-11 that will take place in the Great Pyramid and time spent with the Sphinx.

In the afternoon, we did an incredible two-hour meditation of voice and dancing. It was so very beautiful. We finished off with our group coming together in hugs and beautiful smiles.

We took a bit of a break to spend time in the sea and on the beach. I was swimming with Valerie and decided to head back to my lounge chair. Shortly after, Valerie came back to share with me that a snorkeller told her to swim away, so she did. Then after she asked her why. The lady shared with Valerie that a Moray Eel was swimming right beside Valerie and that the eel was the same length as her! Glad I had come back. The way I get excited and jump around in the water, may not have been a great outcome for me vs Eel. 🤪.

I looked up and saw a man with two female camels followed by a baby camel on the beach. It was so cool to see.

Just before supper, a sound bath took place with everyone who brought bowls. 52 bowls in all!

After supper, I did two sessions and then headed to my room to complete my blogging and then packed as we have an early wake-up call to head to the airport to head to Cairo for the final, yet so powerful, pyramid/Sphynx experience.

Looks like I might at 3 hours of sleep. Oh well, better than no sleep at all! 😜.

Day 13 – Preparation for 11-11-11

November 10th, 2018

Headed for the Pyramids of Giza and The Sphynx.

This morning was a 4:00 wake up, oh but not for me. I’m an eager beaver, 3:00 am for me. Sleep appears to be overrated. We headed to the Hurghada Airport for our flight to Cairo. I can’t believe just how smooth things run here with 76 people. Everything is flowing and well organized. I’m sorry to say so long to Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay and the beautiful Red Sea but 11-11-11 is nearly upon us and we need to get to the pyramids.

We landed by 0900 hrs and took buses to the magnificent Mena House which is next to the pyramids. Took some time to get all the rooms sorted from the hotel staff. I headed to my room and decided to have a nap…. much needed.

I awoke at 6:00 pm to the music from the garden wedding that was outside my room in the gardens of the Mena House. I did two sessions and then came home to have an early night. Early wake up tomorrow to do a private tour at the Sphynx. Getting so very eager for 11-11-11. I asked Yantara to put something together for the significance of this high energy place we’re at….. at this time.

Hope this helps you with this experience wherever you are:

11:11:11 The Opening of Unity Stargate across all vortices worldwide. Connecting from the Great Pyramid draws highly charged ions into the chambers and discharging through the leylines – firing the earth energy grids and activation light bodies. Downloading new stories of your life, starting a whole new chapter, abundance and expansion. Clearing old karmic energies and releasing old fear matrix. Commit to self-development and give up internal resistance and struggles to change. Embrace greater flow of ease and harmony through self-love and acceptance. Experience your 11:11:11 with Source, the Pyramids and meditate, tone and sing to celebrate!

Performed two powerful sessions tonight, now bath and bed.

Day 14 – The Big Day, 11-11-11

November 11th, 2018

Today’s the big day for a couple of reasons. For my Canadian group, Remembrance Day invoked a moment of silence at 11:11. Then, a big day for the strong energies here in Giza.

Wake up call at 4:45 and then off to witness the sunrise between the paws of the Sphinx. This was yet another private tour. We had some good meditative time here. This felt so strong for me. The great Sphinx is aligned with the Leo Constellation.

It is said that it is the Guardian of the Hall of Records which is below this great monument. Built roughly 8000 BC, the Sphinx has a human head to symbolize wisdom and animal body (lion) to represent strength. So this is why it’s called the Guardian. There have been many reports of tunnels and caverns beneath the Sphinx. It is believed that there is a tunnel underground the Sphinx that leads to the great pyramid. The energy felt very strong here compared to four years ago when I was in Egypt. Perhaps my antennae’s are just a little more polished or…..

In the hotel we are in, there are old photos, framed, showing the Sphinx before its total uncovering. So amazing how much dirt they were covered in.

We left there and went to a place where we could take pics of the three pyramids of Giza. A lot of vendors approached us. Some with wares to sell, others with camels to ride or photograph. One guy asked me to hold his camel, then left. Several camels just walking around loose. Some people were left to ride the camels on their own. It was a bit of mayhem but oh, so entertaining! 😂. The vendors get quite excited to sell their goods.

We then headed to the great pyramid, just to be outside. We will be entering it tonight as a private tour. We walked up to the opening but did not enter, though others were entering. This place was buzzing with tourists. I’m sure people came from far and wide to receive here on this special day. Feeling the gratitude for our private tours. Our tour company is the best around!!!

After that, we came back to the hotel to have breakfast. I booked a 1.5 hr massage. It was truly one of the best massages I’ve ever, ever received. Lining up for more. 😉  We then hung by the pool with some of our group. This place, Mena House, is spectacular! We gathered to have a meeting and meditation to prepare for tonight’s event. Yantara channelled Hermes and we downloaded 64 codes to activate our 30 trillion brain centres my whole face and head was tingling so intensely!

We will be entering the pyramid in two groups due to the size of our group. Our group is scheduled to go at 11:00 pm – 12:00 midnight So I decided to have a three-hour nap. A few plans got changed and we did not end up entering till 12:30 am.

It was quite warm inside there. I supercharged a few crystals that I bought while here, during the meditation. The travel up into the King’s Chamber consisted of roughly 222 of my steps. Fairly steep in some places and 1/3 of it requires a person to bend over quite a bit to walk through. If I guessed, I would say it was a 3.5’ to 4’ tall tunnel. Though other parts were very tall. The energy inside the King’s Chamber has a ++ frequency. The Queen’s Chamber, which we were unable to go into, holds a +- frequency, and below the pyramid is – – so the King’s Chamber is a very powerful place to focus on positive intentions. The King’s and Queen’s Chamber were never used as tombs as there are 2 airshafts in each space that connect to the outside. Probably the reason why I felt that it cooled off a bit while we were in there.

When we left this space after an hour and a half we got to the outside and it was really dark. The sky was lit up with stars. You could see Orion’s Constellation and the bright star of Sirius sitting directly over the apex, at least, from my angle.

There is so much information online about the history of these structures that I believe is worth looking up. It’s quite mind-blowing. Makes a person wonder so much.

I lay down my head in great appreciation for the wisdom of early civilizations, our planet, our universe, and all that life has gifted me and all of us.

Good Night

Tusbih ealaa khayir

Day 15 – Farewell to Beautiful Egypt

November 12th, 2018

Off to Sakkara Pyramid and Serapeum of Saqqara. I’m thinking ‘how can it get better than this, we just had 11-11-11 in the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid. So bring on the last day of this mind-blowing trip.

Today, our final day. We had a new English speaking guide come with us today. Yasser is his name. He also has great passion and knowledge. Ihab and his great tour company sure bring in incredible tour guides!

We were driving past more unfinished dwellings and Yasser pointed out that when a family member gets married, that they could build upon the house and have their home on the next level. A lot of focus on family here.

A few other points of interest:

Egypt has the climate and fertile soil to grow a lot of different crops. They grow cotton, mangoes, avocados, wheat, barley, flax, figs, melons, pomegranates, legumes, vegetables, vines (their Egyptian wine is very good), and so much more!

The Nile plays a large role in the farming industry. It is the longest river in the world, stretching 4132 miles long.

The population of Cairo is 22 million people. You can see this in the streets and the ways in which they live here. Not so many houses, but more condo living.

There are 118 pyramids in Egypt. The largest being the pyramid in Giza, the second largest is Sakkara.

The most ancient calendar, though incomplete, was found in the Solar Temple here in Abusir, which is a set of pyramids that lie in the ‘extensive pyramid field’ that stretches from north of Giza past Saqqara. This calendar dates back to 2400 bc.

Yasser spoke of Imhotep (means the he who walks in peace) from Komombo Temple, who is said to be the first medicine doctor. The people loved him for the healing work he did. The workers that were helping to build the pyramids would often have dust on their lungs and developed diseases related to this. So he used opium, etc. very specific to each person. He would test each person specifically and adjust the medicines according to each individual.

Studies on mummies also showed that the ancient Egyptians had performed brain surgeries, open heart surgeries, cataract surgeries and even fillings on teeth.

Saqqara (Ptah Soker) was the name of the God honoured here. He was married to Sekhmet. I’m excited to be going here as I really like Sekhmet. Strong connection with her from my last visit to Egypt.

Yasser mentioned there were no horses and camels in Egypt before 1900 bc. Arabs introduced camels in 7th-century BC. and donkeys, even later. They’re sure used a lot here now. So if there were no beasts of burden, then how were the rocks delivered for the structures here. Hmmmmmmm 🤔

Hathor and Bes were also known as big healers. They were often together. King Tut was sick a lot. Bes was engraved on the headboard of King Tut.

This drive offered a lot of information, now we have arrived at Serapeum. It looks like nothing but open desert. Nothing but a few signs around and a couple of small structures, vendors, office, toilet. We went for a short walk and came upon an opening down into the ground. WOW!!!!!!!!!! I’m saying that with great excitement. There were corridors heading in many directions that had huge areas of the largest sarcophagi I’ve seen. Made of granite and the largest weighing in at 90 tons. 27 of these granite structures in total. They feel to me like they are incredibly powerful energy batteries. I have never felt anything so strong. It was so intense! We gathered around the largest one and meditated and toned for a bit. These energies are shooting out into portal openings through the ground. (my thoughts only). Huge activation site. Strongest, for me, by far. I felt like I was being recharged and downloaded that which self had forgotten. I want to come back here. Blew my mind! Yantara and I shared our familiar experiences. When we were taking pictures the orbs were so intense as well as shooting beams of light. When I shared my thoughts with Yasser he agreed that it was a charging centre to some degree. It is believed that it was a burial place of Apis bulls, sacred bulls that were incarnations of the ancient Egyptian deity Ptah. I need to spend more time here I feel.

We then headed to Saqqara pyramid. Some time was spent outside in this area. A lot of restoration work is being done here. Last time we were able to go inside but this has been closed since, due to its instability.

We then went to an outdoor restaurant for lunch. A woman was making flatbread in an outdoor stone oven. Everything was very delicious.

We arrived back at the hotel and some got off the bus whilst others went shopping to the place where they sell their incredible Egyptian cotton. I decided to forego this shopping and instead and start the task of packing, as I head to the airport tonight.

We all gathered at 8:00 pm for a farewell party outside in one of the courtyards. We had beautiful music and jaw-dropping entertainment by Tanoura dancing performed by men. We were amazed, never saw anything like it. They wore these skirts and twirled repeatedly. These skirts light up, come up overhead and spin by the arm from the waistline. Hard to explain but they are very heavy and several were worn at a time. I know they were heavy as I was lead up to the dance floor by one of the dancers and one was put on my shoulders. I started to spin and the dress gave a haphazard attempt to come along and spin with me. I gave it my best spins until I thought I should stop before I might get dizzy and fall. So I just created a few steps of my own. 🤪. So much laughter all night long. We indulged In some incredible food and great music and then some good regular dancing before I had to say my goodbyes and run off like Cinderella off to the carriage (ok it was a bus) with two others to the airport. Catching the flight at 2:00 am. What a spectacular send-off!!!!!!

Farewell to beautiful Egypt. ‘Til I come back again…. and I will, I will see you in my unforgettable memories.

Botswana and South Africa so long till the next time.

October 25th

Botswana and South Africa so long till the next time. We spent our last night back at the Airport Game Lodge in Johannesburg. The place where this whole journey began 17 days ago. A night of gathering and final goodbyes. There has been such a change in everyone here. This group of 13 women and 1 man who all came together to experience themselves has proven to be a huge success. The changes from start to finish in this place is really amazing for me to witness. I came here for myself, not with the intention of making friends, but to just connect with myself. A soul journey to be able to expand what I can offer in this lifetime and one that I would hope I could share with others. I was gifted not only a deep journey inward but now leave with new friends from Canada, Jordan, Switzerland, Poland, Norway, Hungary, South Africa, England, Australia. Much gratitude to Mbali who facilitated a life-changing journey and for bringing together some incredible Instructors…….Anna Breytenbach, Dr. Peter Nilssen, Craig Foster, Alwyn and Johann. This trip has been an unforgettable one.   It will take me a bit of time to integrate it all. I look forward to regurgitating the experiences and allowing them to settle deeper within me. I have so much excitement moving forward, but for now, I will take time to let all that has happened in the land of South Africa, to sink deep within me. I look forward to that happening on the soil of my beautiful homeland called Canada. I am eager to share and hope to be able to translate the greater messages to anyone that cares to hear. South Africa and Botswana Africa so long till the next time.With much appreciation for you all who shared in the journey with me, through reading my blog, With gratitude to South Africa and Botswana, to all the ancestors, my willingness to have the experiences, the animals, the teachings……..Thank you. xo

Preparing to bid Botswana Africa farewell.

October 24th

Preparing to bid Botswana Africa farewell.  Last night, we all put together gifts to give to or Guides’ staff to take back to their villages. There was an abundance of gifts. They were so grateful for our generosity. Feels so good to be giving.

Preparing to bid Botswana Africa farewellWell today is the day that we are leaving. Up at 5:00 and on our way by 6:30. A slightly cooler day with some cloud cover. I have had an incredible time here and go away with so many experiences and a stronger understanding of these wildlands. I am ok to be leaving this place, and looking forward to going home. I realize that I live in a place full of nature and it’s all around us, if we just pay attention to it. There is so much life in the wild lands of every place on earth. Not just Africa, can’t wait to set foot on Canadian soil.

As we drive through the early morning towards Maun airport we are stopped by the incredible presence of Cape Buffalo. This is the first time that we have seen them. Wow, these are powerful animals. This is one time I do not want to be out of the jeep. I then begin to wonder why we saw male lions at the beginning of the trip and lionesses only since then. Even the leopards were all female. That thought scarcely dances long enough in my mind when all of a sudden there, about 30 yards from the side of the road is a large male leopard. We stop and watch him as he is totally focused and seemingly, unaware, of our presence. He is on the hunt. Preparing to bid Botswana Africa farewellWe spot a family of warthogs ahead, of course he has tuned into them already, hence his stalking approach he is making on them. He is so focused that he walks across the road right in front of us and continuous his strategic plan of attack. Suddenly the birds sound their alarm calls and the warthogs are warned and on alert. The leopard continues his pursuit in the most calm way, not rushing but committed to his plan. We watch this until we decide it is time to go. I am not sorry that I did not witness a kill, but am so grateful to have been visited by the male leopard to end our journey. We continue on to Maun where we have a lunch at a really great coffee shop, owned by Alwyn and his parents. His mother’s cooking has been amazing. We are only 2 minutes from the airport and meander there for our departure from Alwyn and Johann and the amazing land of Botswana. Never ever to be forgotten.

Preparing to bid Botswana Africa farewellThis trip has brought many ceremonies, gatherings, sightings, camaraderie, soul searching and rediscovering. I feel content to be in my thoughts and return back to Johannesburg for one final gathering and group interaction. I shall remain silent.

 

This land provides a home for all,

for every creature big or small,

If one could drop from head to heart,

And notice we are all a part,

 

Of a fabric intricately woven,

With many gifts we’ve all been given,

Then never more will we feel alone,

But complete within our universal home.

Jackals and a leopard in Africa in camp last night.

October 23rd,

Jackals and a leopard in Africa in camp last night. Both animals came right up to the tents and occasionally scratched on them. This morning presented a beautiful sunrise again. This morning feels a bit warmer than the others though, so far. We are leaving camp early this morning. Up at 5:00 am, breakfast and on our way. I wonder if we will see another leopard, as our Guides find it odd that we have seen two different ones so far. They often will do a safari tour with tourists and never even see one.

website-blog-oct-23aWe just scarcely get on our way and we spot a pack of wild dogs. I find this incredible, as last night when we were done our game drive, I asked Johann what we should focus on for the morning to be spotted. He said ‘wild dogs’. And there they are.   There were 6 adults and 10 pups. They were a fair distance away but soon made there way to the river in an attempt to drink. Just as they the pack leader approached the water, he spotted a large Crocodile. His attention to this , now submerged threat, alerted the rest of the pack and they all stayed back. Looking through the camera and binoculars, we observed that the adults had a lot of blood on their faces, showing that they had had a good morning hunt. A pack this size will require more food, so they seemed to be quite active and not ready to sleep. Had they had full bellies, they would have been resting. We watched them for quite awhile and then they eventually surrendered to the crocodile with their standoff and decided to give up the ‘drink’ and retreated in the opposite direction. Guess they will find water where it is safer.

 

We have had so much time to just BE with all these different animals. It’s great to see them in this way. They are really accepting of our presence. There have been several times when we would be sitting amongst some animals, and then another jeep pull up, in a more invasive way, and every time, the animals would go on alert and run off. They would just carry on as they normally would with us there. They seemingly know that we are just part of the animal community with them. This land is for all, and can be lived in so harmoniously, if respect is given to all who coexist together.

 

We are excited to see two more honey badgers this morning. Drive a bit further, seeing assorted game, the whole time, when we spot a female leopard perched on a termite mound.   She eventually climbs down and goes to lay under a bush. I connect with her and she sends a message that she is going to be hunting and shows me the direction, which happens to be the opposite way in which she seems to be laying or focusing. I take the binoculars and look in the exact spot where she shows me, which is on the other side of our vehicle from her. I see nothing and just wait to see what her next move is. Am I receiving the right message? She slowly gets up heads straight forward and then makes a hard left in front of the vehicle and heads right to the spot where she had shown me. She is off for a hunt. I am totally convinced that these leopards, are in fact , highly advanced at telepathic communication, as Alwyn said. We are sure of her intent to hunt, and notice some impalas just beyond the place where she is starting her stealth walk. We decide to just leave and let her find her next meal without interruption. We then are told that we are breaking for lunch. Our guides surprise us by pulling up to a beautiful opening in the grasslands along the Delta to a stunning view. Jackals and a leopard in Africa in camp last night.A long table with chairs set for our group. We are brought to tears. Our amazing helpers (5 guys, Patrick, Shedrick, I.T., G and K.K.) have set it all up. Even set up a bathroom, wash station and amazing food. This was a great gathering. We eat in the presence of many hippos in the waters behind us. So cool.

 

I cannot possibly write about all the animals we see in a day. They are constant. We watched some hippos fighting, then just a few 100 metres upstream we spot an enormous crocodile on the grassy banks of the river. He is huge.

 

We are being introduced to more plants everyday. There is one called a foam plant that the indigenous people of the land make tea out of. It is used in ceremony and initiation on a young adolescent/teen who may start to show disrespect for their parents. It is strongly understood that the young must care and respect the elders in their families and live together in community. If there is a member that starts to show this as not being their intention, then a ceremony and initiation will be held. The tea that is made from the foam plant is used to ingest and wash the body. There is so much that has been lost in our western world, and I fear that we have gone so far away from what should be as witnessed by the ancients and the animal kingdom. I hope to see some changes to help our world come back together. I remember one time communicating with a large silver backed male Chimpanzee in the Singapore zoo that gave me a powerful message to share………..’This world will not change unless families come together first’. This was stamped on me quite strongly, as it was told through the communication but also visually, through actions within the group of chimps living there. I cannot believe the strong theme of this whole trip, it is constantly interweaving the message of ‘oneness’ .

 

This afternoon at camp is the hottest yet. I cannot find any shelter from the heat, nor can anyone else. One of our members is experiencing heat exhaustion. I feel I am as well. I’m nursing myself with electrolytes and a good supply of water, but, even though I am spraying with a water bottle, showering and fanning myself, nothing seems to be working. I feel quite frustrated with this heat as I have a low tolerance to this intensity of it, that I could just spit……but my mouth is too dry.

 

Our afternoon drive brings more and more experiences. I have to laugh everytime I see a warthog, as I think about Pumba, in the Lion King.. They depicted the personality and movements so well in the animated show. Zazoo visits us everyday as well, as a hornbill. Even have seen Timone the Meerkat a few times. Lions drinking waterJust before sunset the pride of 5 females walk right up to the river, beside where we are parked to have a drink and get ready for their nightly hunt. This was so beautiful to watch . They are amazing animals. When they left, they walked right to our jeeps, so close, and we all could feel their energy so strong. What a beautiful view to end the day. I do not feel like eating tonight as it is just so hot. Greg, one of our participants is in bed with a good dose of heat exhaustion. I feel pretty rough as well. Everyone heads to bed. I lay there just sweating.   So I decide to get up and sit outside in hopes that I may feel somewhat of a breeze. I can hear the sounds of hippos, hyenas and a leopard close by. It all feels good. Eventually the ever so slight breeze cools me enough to go to bed. I decide to open the tent to get in and happen to surprise the two girls in the tent beside mine. Hmmmm, I am at the wrong tent. I frightened them, but when they realize it was me, we start to giggle. I went back to my tent still giggling. Especially since this is not the first time that I have been witnessed, going to the wrong tent. Hehe. End of another great day, I pray that tomorrow will be cooler. Sending good night wishes to everyone back home.

Hippos and Lions in Africa come visit our camp

October 22nd

Hippos and Lions in Africa come visit our camp last night.   It’s amazing how well I sleep through this. Even got up in the middle of the night, with my flashlight, could see some eyes in the lights, but still felt comfortable in going.

Then awoke to a most gorgeous sunrise. A promise of another spectacular day! We saw a couple of honey badgers again……….ohhhhh could this mean another leopard sighting? We hope so. Our Guides tell us that it is not common to see honey badgers, we are so excited. They remind me a lot of our badgers. We learned a lot about the ecosystem around here. This area used to be an area for hunting. They stopped that several years ago and have noticed how much more relaxed the animals are. We continued our drive and as we were coming up to a turn onto another trail, a less conscious guy came speeding through a herd of elephants throwing the large herd into a state of panic and anger. We approached right after seeing this and a large matriarch stood in front of our jeep shaking her head and roaring. There were several other adult males and females rumbling and showing signs of aggression. I immediately felt the need to stay present and help to bring the energy down. It was amazing to watch our Guide calm the elephants, by communicating with them, especially the one in front of our jeep. Soon the energy started to settle and they all walked into the forest relaxed. We were told later that some of the Guides have been hunters and think that this animal connection is not real. They often have much different experiences with the animals. We were reassured that more and more Guides are taking interest in the examples that our Guides are showing them. We then drove into another area and we heard some alarm calls from the birds again and 100 metres up the road, there it was, as promised by the honey badgers, another female leopard in a tree. My grandson, Avery, had asked if I could please get a picture of a leopard in a tree for him. I giggled and told him that I would do my best. Thanks Avery, for putting that out there. We watched her for awhile and then she climbed out of the tree and down to the ground where she walked on. We decided to vacate the area. Later we found out from another Guide that was there, that she killed another wild cat while they watched, just after we left. They are very territorial. It’s amazing what happens when we are just the observer in nature.

 

We then went to a place and went on a tracking walk. Alwyn was loaded with information about all that we saw. I love being out of the truck and amongst all of this. We had several large bull elephants around us, though we did keep our distance and managed to make our trek around them as they headed to the river to drink and bathe.

Back for lunch and taking some time to journal. It’s a little hard to do this and get in the headspace in this extreme heat. Another shower to cool me off and get rid of this dirt that cakes us in these drives.

In the afternoon we headed out and we spotted a couple of giraffes, but they were acting strange. They were looking upstream, not drinking and seemed to be preoccupied with what they saw. We decided to drive upstream and a very short distance away was a vehicle with a guy on one side of the river and a woman just exiting the water on the other side with a camera. Hmmmmmm The guy stops us and asks if he thinks the water is shallow enough for his vehicle. Alwyn says yeah, but this water is full of crocs and I just saw one here earlier this morning and it took an impala right here. The look on the guys face was priceless………SERIOUSLY Tourists. I can’t believe she went through the water, it is literally infested with crocs, hippos, and so much more. She is very lucky.

I’m starting to long for the cold waters of the Cape that we submerged in with Craig Foster. So so hot.

We did an amazing ceremony with a zebra bone this evening. We are doing many ceremonies and they are so powerful. Everyone is shifting in a very big way.

This is not a place that is just for animals. We are human animals, we must coexist together, the animals actually expect and accept that. Another sign of pure oneness. This trip is something else.

 

Lilac Breasted RollerI am tired and full of so much right now. Bed followed supper, immediately. We are all exhausted. This is a very special special place. I wonder what my grandbabes would think of this. Wish I could bring all my family here. I shall hope to dream of them all tonight. Under more incredible stars, than before, I’m sure, though not correct. I fall to sleep feeling content and so full of love for this land we call earth.