By Anita Kopacz
“Life is not against me. Life is absolutely on my side.” — Michael Bernard Beckwith
Imagine that …
Everything that happens is for your good. Is it hard to wrap your mind around that? I must admit, some days this concept is completely foreign to me. I am lost in the world of mundane
to-do lists, stressing over the kids’ activities, cleaning house, and paying bills. Before long, though, my spirit calls. I am drawn to certain books, places, people, and they give me the message to return to love. To return to my passion. To remind me that life is absolutely on
I spent several days in the deserts of Egypt with my most profound spiritual teacher, Michael Bernard Beckwith. Every single day, I was gently pushed to remember who I really am. As I gazed upon the magnificent structures, the pyramids, temples, birthing chambers, and goddess sanctuaries, I was encouraged to look upon them as if I were a part of the energy that created them. The excellence, the precise execution of artistic genius, the devotion, the mastery. I was to look upon these wonders as if
they were my mirrors.
That little voice inside of me that usually barks, “You’re not good enough!” was silenced. My stories of lack, of unfairness, of being molested and mistreated, all burned away in the heat of this arid land, as I was constantly reminded by everyone around me that I am a queen. The desert fire initiated me into my greatness. It reminded me that regardless of how hot the fire, life is not against me. Life is absolutely on my side.
Rev. Beckwith, Akili Beckwith, Rev. Cheryl Ward, and Josephine Keita so graciously led our group through the land of Khemet. Each day a new adventure awaited us, from meditating in the Pyramid of Giza to flying a hot air balloon over the Nile River. Come with me as we travel through the ancient civilization of Egypt and remember who we truly are.