One of the most enjoyable things to do with your significant other or friends, in my opinion, is to travel. Experiencing new things and places with your loved ones creates lasting memories and deepens bonds. There are many spiritual locations located all throughout the world for lovers and friends alike. Each week, I will introduce a spiritual destination that would make a perfect romantic getaway or a fun trip with your girl or guy friends.
This week’s featured travel destination is Egypt.
Egypt is a country with extensive history and architecture. Ancient Egyptians were extremely enlightened individuals and put great focus on the spiritual journey. Housing one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Egypt is a place that will allow for a fulfilling exploration and enlightening vacation.
Egypt is well known for it’s ancient pyramids. The pyramid represents bigger consciousness of strength and energy. They are symbols for the integration of self and soul. The great pyramids of Egypt are a pinnacle in one’s spiritual journey. While they house the dead, they symbolize rebirth. The base of the pyramid represents the body, the sides represent spiritual attempts, and the point represents the union of the human with the “higher self. The shape of the pyramids reflect aspects of the divine unity. The main purpose of the great pyramids was to be a place for spiritual initiation and seeking the divine within oneself. There are many different tours offered of the pyramids in Egypt. Extended Tours tend to be between roughly five and fourteen days. It is important to keep in mind that you are in the desert, so proper hydration and clothing is a must when visiting these sacred places. A guide will be provided along the tours that will provide extensive knowledge and information. In order to go inside of the Great Pyramid, you have to pay an addition fee. The spaces have been described as tight and small, but an experience unlike any other.
Egypt offers special yoga and meditation tours. These tours invite you to practice yoga in Egypt while relaxing on the luscious beaches of the Red Sea to iconic deserts, pyramids, and temples. The tours also offer plenty of other fun activities such as camel-riding, snorkeling, or even scuba diving.
Ancient Egyptian culture strongly believed in the utilization of crystals. They often buried the dead with quartz on the forehead, believed to help guide the dead safely into the afterlife. Many wore crystals over their heart to attract love, and certain stones were worn by royalty to promote enlightenment. They believed crystals to align, heal, and alter the vibration of bodily cells, chakras, and subtle bodies. These ancient techniques are still utilized today, and there are several places in Egypt that still offer this same service such as Shakti and numerous wellness centers.
Egypt is a place of great spiritual energy. It is a country that was very enlightened and became the originators of many practices we use to this day. If you are looking for a destination to have a fulfilling journey of enlightenment, then Egypt is definitely a place to check out. I personally have vowed to visit Egypt before I leave this earth.