One year after I recovered from my illness, I was invited to the pyramids in Egypt for a filming about frankincense. The documentary, which was sponsored by Young Living Essential Oils founder, Gary Young, addressed why this element was such a valued commodity during the times of the Pharaohs. Because of the positive impact frankincense made on my life, I was not about to miss this once-in-a-life-time opportunity. I couldn't wait to partake in this adventure!
It was March 2010. Egypt was safe for American tourists, and traveling the sandy desert landscape was breath-taking. Our group of 100 travelers had no idea what would be in store for us, we were just along for the ride, and what a ride it was—camel caravan style!
We arrived at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, to witness the most famous Egyptian pyramids and some of the largest structures ever built. Our tour began with a history lesson through an Egyptologist who translated the Egyptian culture and answered all our questions.
He explained that most of the pyramids were built as tombs for the country's Pharaohs and their entourage, the largest of which is called The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, also known as the Great Pyramid. This was a sight to behold! The Great Pyramid contains ascending and descending passages along with three known chambers, two of which are meditative chambers called the Queen's Chamber and the King's Chamber.
From what I understand, very few people have access to enter these chambers, and it is extremely rare for a tourist to be invited inside. To our surprise, and absolute delight, it was arranged through the Minister of Antiquities for our group to enter both chambers. This was a life changing event!
First, before entering, each member of our group was anointed with the holy oil of frankincense. We were told the pyramid shape was designed to bring the positive energies of heaven down, with the shape serving as a gigantic stairway by which the soul of the deceased Pharaoh could rise into the heavens. The holy oil honored these beliefs and the Egyptian culture.
Then, we were to climb a narrow corridor leading into the Queen's Chamber. It was extremely claustrophobic and challenging. Light bulbs lite the way as we walked bent over and crammed into the passage way. There was no turning back. When we reached the Queen's Chamber we were given 30 minutes to meditate as the Pharaohs had done. Inside the King's Chamber we were asked to lay down on the ground in complete silence, and in total darkness. We held this position for 30 minutes.
Our guide said we'd each have a unique experience, and that we'd never be the same. Some people experience bright lights, out-of-body sensations or moments of clarity. For me, I experienced the power of the pyramid by way of vibrations. I actually felt the pyramid's energy! I was completely enveloped by the vibrations like a warm hug. Then, a moment of clarity struck me to my core.
Laying there in complete silence, I became keenly aware of my breathe. I felt relaxed, at peace and whole. The phrase “life is worth it” kept repeating itself in my mind like a broken record. It meant something—something significant. The words “life is worth it” got louder in my head until I realized this was my vision, my new plan, my new mission—to create a health and wellness movement called “Life is Worth it” or LiWi—to deliver the message every day, that “Life is Worth it.”
The thought of this rattled every cell and molecule in my body. I had already built a business, and now I was to build another one? But, I knew I had to do it—the vision came with such clarity, and it came to me in such a magical and mysterious place that I could not deny it or ignore it. Our guide was right. This experience did change me. LiWi is my gift to you and to the world. Why? Because no matter how challenging life becomes, “Life is Worth it.”