I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?
There was no marriage ceremony in ancient Egypt. A woman was married to a man as soon as she entered his house with the goods agreed upon. Marriages were usually arranged by one’s parents with an agreed upon bride price and reciprocal gifts from the groom’s family to the bride’s. Pre-nuptial agreements were common and whatever material possessions the bride brought to the marriage remained hers to do with as she pleased. The purpose of marriage was to have children but the couples were expected to love and honor each other. Egyptology Barbara Watterson comments on this:
The groom and the bride’s father would draw up a marriage settlement which would be signed before witnesses and then the couple were considered married. The children of the marriage belonged to the mother and, in the case of divorce, would go with her. Even though warnings of the unfaithful woman were plentiful, women were given enormous freedom in marriage.
A dear friend who has been to Egypt with me just said “I miss Egypt and wish I was back there”.
My reply, “ I miss Egypt too, the chaos of Cairo, the wildness of the desert and Lake Nasser, the magic and spirituality of the Temples around Luxor., the peace and tranquility of Aswan. I miss walking amongst the Ka spirits in the Temples and I miss the proximity of the ancient Gods. There is no where on earth like Egypt, especially for those who feel drawn to it, who believe they have lived past lives there, who know in their souls, they must go back.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.
📍 El Nabq protected Area. Sharm El Shiekh. Egypt 🇪🇬#iregipto#egyptpassion #sunset
Mosque of Sultan alMuayyad
is a Mosque in Cairo, Egypt next to Bab Zuwayla built by the Mamluk sultan Al-Mu’ayyad Sayf ad-Din Shaykh from whom it takes its name. Construction began in 1415 and the mosque was completed in 1421.
مسجد السلطان المؤيد شيخ أو مسجد المؤيد أو المسجد المؤيدي هو أحد المساجد الأثريّة الشهيرة بالقاهرة، ويوصف بأنه فخر مساجد عصر المماليك الجراكسة. بدأ بناؤه سنة 818هـ/1415م بأمر السلطان المؤيد أبو النصر سيف الدين شيخ بن عبد الله المحمودي الظاهري أحد حكام الدولة المملوكية خلال عصر المماليك الجراكسة وكان قبل أن يعتلي كرسي السلطنة أحد أمراء السلطان الظاهر سيف الدين برقوق. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrfT0-tgq1v/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=zn5gk29joq87
Jebel Makharum, and here are some photos of the site as well as other caves and holes around it.
Those who know Sinai at least a little bit know Jebel Makharum, spelled in many different ways, the “Mountain with the Hole”. It is a big rock formation at the foot of Jebel Barqa, in the centre of a big, open, sandy desert plain. A big hole cuts through the rock high up, with a high sand dune leading up to it on one side. Some people recon the rock formation looks like a dinosaur head, and there is some truth to it but it’s up for your imagination. It is a stunning site, no wonder it’s a popular destination for 4×4 and camel safaris, desert hikes. But in the immediate area there are dozens of more rock formations with holes, caves, caves made into store rooms. Only on foot you can discover them all, and it would take a good day or so. You could, in fact, camp in a secluded corner of the area, away from possible tourist groups, for several days and always find something amazingly beautiful. The view from the top of Jebel Barqa is fantastic, then there is the famous Haduda sand dune nearby, another frequented tourist spot, and a rarely visited sandy basin enclosed by the southern range of Jebel Barqa.