It’s Almost Mind Blowing To Even Think Of Living A Life Like This, Because Almost No One Does

I have Egypt on my mind this week and I came across a beautiful papyrus, which is a depiction of the Last Judgment. You see this scene all over Egypt in carvings, temples, and papyrus.


The ancient Egyptians believed that at the time of your death, your heart would be weighed against a feather. If your heart was lighter than the feather (meaning you had lived a good life and weren’t weighted down by evil), you would enter into Paradise and live out eternity with the Gods and Goddesses.

However, if your heart was heavier than the feather, that meant you had not lived a good and honorable life, and your soul would be devoured by the jackals. In the scene above, you can see that the person’s heart was lighter than the feather (whew!) and to the right, you can see Thoth, the god of writing and knowledge, noting this in what we would call the Akashic Records.

What I love most about this papyrus and all the other aspects of ancient Egypt, is that it conveys the essence of ancient Egyptian life, which is that everything revolved around their connection with their spirituality. Everything they did, every decision they made, was completely focused on the spiritual aspect of their lives.

So if you died tomorrow and the ancient Egyptians are right about the Last Judgment, what would happen with you? Would your heart be lighter than a feather? Would you be able to pass and party on with the Gods and Goddesses into eternity?

What if you lived your life with the idea that there is…
A higher purpose for your life?
A greater knowing?
A higher way of being?

We spend so much time focused on the day-to-day-ness of our lives. Doing our email, working, dealing with the kids, our partners, bosses, employees, cooking, cleaning, worrying about the future… It doesn’t leave much time for anything else. It certainly doesn’t leave much time for connecting in with the highest part of ourselves and accessing the Divine.

Would your life be different if you put just a little bit of focus on your life as a spiritual person? I think it would. It’s amazing what happens when you come from that perspective, even just a little bit.

You’re calmer. You’re more relaxed. You don’t worry as much. You start to have an innate knowing that everything will work out.

Can you imagine having your life be calmer, more relaxed, with less worry and this basic trust that everything will be okay? It’s almost mind blowing to even think of living a life like that, because almost no one does it.

We had a woman come here awhile ago to do a Sedona Soul Adventures retreat. She has a demanding job, two demanding teenagers and a demanding husband. Every year her life just kept on getting more and more hectic.

This retreat was the first time she had ever done anything for herself in her entire life.

Although she wanted to do a four day Soul Adventure, the most she was able to squeeze out from her busy life was three days and we told her that would be enough.

I went in to greet her during her Orientation, she got 3 phone calls in 15 minutes. One from her job, one from one of her children, and one from her husband. This was a Friday and she was going to be here Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and return home on Monday.

To each of them she said something close to, “I love you, but you’re going to have to figure this out, I can’t do anything about it from here.” She got off the third phone call and started crying, saying, “This is my life. This is why I don’t have any peace. I’m so afraid I’m going to go home and everything will be exactly the same and nothing will have changed. My nerves are shot, I can’t take this anymore, I’m just ready to run away.”

I invited her to take a deep breath and to stop focusing on what would happen when she got home. To just focus on how wonderful the next three days would be. Secretly, I shared her concern because I know what it’s like to have so many demands placed on you, to have people that you love and care about and a job that you care about, all pulling at you all the time.

Over the next 3 days, she had the most amazing experience. In her Enneagram session, she discovered that she is a Two, a people pleaser who had the distorted belief that she has to do everything for everyone else in order to be loved. She said when she discovered that, it explained everything about how she does her life. In her Emotional Clearing session, there was this old stuck energy left over from her childhood (where, as the oldest girl, she had to take care of everybody); the energy was cleared out and she said she felt “20 pounds lighter.”

blissful woman

But her breath session was the most amazing. She felt that she went completely into an altered state and suddenly, her mother (who passed away 2 years ago and for whom she was still grieving) came to her in a vision. She said there was this instant feeling of forgiveness from her mother for things she’d been feeling guilty about.

And then her mother conveyed to her (without words) that it was most important for her to take care of herself so that she could be there for her family in a balanced way. She “got it,” that she can take care of herself and still be a devoted wife and mother and effective at her job. She said she never felt so much love for herself in her entire life.

She had a delicious massage, did an amazing ceremony out on the Red Rocks and learned a meditation that she could take home and do in only 9 minutes each day. Her final Integration session put it all together and when I spoke with her as she was on the way to the airport she said, “I feel like a new woman. I’m so peaceful and calm and I know I can keep this going.”

After she’d been home a month, she called me to say that she is completely amazed at how her Soul Adventure has changed her life. She’s doing the 9-minute meditation every morning (“I just get up 10 minutes earlier”) and she’s done another breath session since she’s been home.

“Things still happen at work and with the kids and my husband, but it’s not driving me crazy anymore. I don’t feel like I have to do everything. It’s the most amazing thing. I just spend a little time each day focused on the spiritual side of my life and it makes all the difference because it affects all the areas of my life all day. My husband can’t believe it!”

She said she feels more love for her husband and for her kids (and for herself!) than she ever has.

So without knowing it, she’s “walking like an Egyptian” (remember that old song?). She’s focusing on the spiritual side of her life and it’s making all parts of her life richer and fuller. She’s happier, more peaceful, more content, and her relationship with her husband and her children (and herself) is so much better she almost can’t believe it.

She said she feels like she’s even getting more work done in a faster amount of time! And she probably is. When we’re operating in connection on all the levels — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual — all areas of our lives just function better.

How about you? Would you like to be happier, more peaceful, more content and improve your relationships?

It sounds like a tall order, but that’s exactly what happens when we live our lives in connection. Speak to one of our Soul Guides. They will connect with you and custom design a retreat that will bring you the peace and contentment you’re looking for in your life or your relationship.

Request a call and one of our Soul Guides will call you. Or if you’d prefer, call us at (928) 204-5988.

i want my transformation

Diane says she “never imagined she could be feeling so much lighter, clearer and overflowing with so much peace, joy, love and light”

“This was not only my very first retreat, but also the first time going away completely alone. From the beginning of my journey to its completion, I was filled with such support… joy… and love. All I can say is I never imagined after such a process, I would be feeling so much lighter… clearer… and overflowing with so much peace… joy… love and light! What an amazing experience!”
~ Diane S., Vero Beach, Florida


Did you know Sedona Soul Adventures was named “Best of Sedona”
for Retreats for 2020, 2021 & 2022,“Best Marriage Retreats in the US” 2015-2023 and
one of the “11 Best Couples Retreats Around the World”
by Bride’s Magazine in 2022? We were recently named one of Global Radiance Review’s
“20 Most Trustworthy Companies of 2023”

It’s because what we do gets results – call us now, let us help. As I always say, if you knew what could happen, you’d be calling right now.

What area of your life do you need help with most right now…

Your relationship?
Finding your life purpose?
Loss of a loved one?
Healing & pampering?
Or is it something else?

Because we’re here for you – and we’re even open on Sunday!

Remember, there’s no cost or obligation to speak with a Soul Guide and have them custom-design the perfect retreat just for you in Sedona or At Home.

Call us at (928) 204-5988 or request a call from one of our
Soul Guides and they will call you.

Wishing you a week filled with your highest dreams!

Debra Stangl

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