Ancient Egypt truly has so much to teach us and by learning a little more about it, you can bring its magic into your own daily life....and without freaking out your friends and relatives who don't follow your spiritual path or way of thinking!
The Egyptian Goddess, Isis, was a master shape-shifter and was able to serve and minister to the people in villages all across Egypt without revealing her "true Self". This is such an important practice, especially when you're doing your best to live your life in a way that others may not resonate with. It honors them, too, by being with them right where they are and enriching their life in a way that they understand and appreciate.
I feel that THIS is what living within the Ancient Egyptian belief system is all about! Honoring the Divine in each and every person without feeling as if they need to agree or follow the same principals and beliefs. Its a freeing and liberating practice and one that can serve us well no matter where we are or who we're with.
In this Goddess Diaries, I share how I practiced an Ancient Egyptian celebration called the Opet Festival, embodied as Isis, the Great Shape-Shifter.
There's something about Egypt that's inexplainable....and that's part of the magic of it.
Yes, it's the light, the people, the sand, the temples, the water, the music, the food....but it's what's woven into the breath of the place that touches you.
There are many many feast days and festivals that the Ancient Egyptians celebrated and one of them during our month of September is known as the Opet Festival.