November 5, 2018
Would you awaken at 3:15 am to have a private ceremony with Isis and witness the sunrise at her temple? Well, I would, and I did! We left the boat at 4:00 am and drove to get on a smaller boat to go to Isis Temple. It is on her own island.
We did a group ceremony for one hour inside the temple and then headed to another part of the area for a waterside quiet and meditative witness to the sunrise. …and it couldn’t have been a more spectacular sunrise!
Then our group had a guided tour with our English speaking guide named Emil. Within this temple, the ancients built several other smaller temples. They built one for Hathor one for Horus and different gods. You would go in and do different things depending on what that God represented. For instance, the Hathor small temple was for merriment, music and joy. So if you felt you needed that then you would go in and play music, dance or just feel the light energies.
There were carvings on the pillars of the God Bes (protector of households and, in particular, of mothers, children and childbirth) playing the harp, and another playing the drum. There was also a healing temple if you needed an apothecary or healing work done. I must admit that this is my favourite temple. The Goddess energy is so strong and healing here. Isis was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. Could be why this energy is so strong.
This temple had to be moved to higher ground as it was underwater from the Nile. So in the 1960’s they moved the entire temple and all its structures, smaller temples, columns etc., to this island which is a few metres away from the original site. I am grateful for this and cannot fathom the work that this involved. We spent a few hours here spending alone time. I feel blessed.
We returned to our boat and had a meeting to learn about the makings behind the flower of life/pyramid pendant that Yantara and another designer created. It was three years in the making. My goal is to bring them in to sell at Amaryllis Crystal Garden. They emit such strong energies. Made with yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and with white, black, yellow and pink diamonds. So stunning!
We relaxed for the rest of the day. I did a couple of sessions then enjoyed sitting on the upper deck cruising down the river and just taking in the beautiful sites of true life on the banks of the river in the countryside. Watching people working the fields with oxen and donkeys, little villages scattered along the way, and the distance sounds of the call to prayer 5 times a day.
The evening was a surprise for us all. Our guide arranged a dinner at a most incredible restaurant to celebrate his 10-year connection/friendship with Yantara. When we arrived and walked into the courtyard of this place, many oooos and ahhhhs were heard. It was spectacular. It was called ‘Old Cataract’. This is the place where Omar Shariff spent a lot of time and many other famous people. Agatha Christie stayed here when she wrote ‘Death on the Nile’ We were treated like royalty and the food was second to none. Our Canadian group of eight were so full of laughter…..yep, I couldn’t stop all night! Everything was so lighthearted and funny. Our entire group is so amazing. It doesn’t matter where you come from, we are all one. This trip is good proof of that.
We came back to the boat and I arranged to exchange a dress I bought at the market for another size. I’m so happy to have it as it is a perfect ‘Goddess’ dress for special crystal bowl playing ceremonies back home.
What a wonderful day this has been. Thanks to the Goddess energies of Isis to start the day. Good nite to all, under the Egyptian sky.