Cairo, Egypt – Time of Transformation

Egypt – Land of the Ancient Pyramids

by Jenna Grayson

Going from Spain to Egypt was a stark contrast.  The traditions and customs in Egypt are much different from what we had been used to.  It made it much easier that Rabia speaks Arabic and is accustomed to the Arabic culture, although neither of us are Muslim.  We had been concerned that we would not be accepted by the people or that our mission of having one billion people breathe together would not be well received or understood by a culture with strong religious beliefs and practices that are much different from ours.

Thankfully, we were extremely pleasantly surprised.  The people were largely friendly and kind to us and took to the idea of One Day very openly and were willing to create breathing together events both on 11/11 as well as more immediately. Rabia explained to people we talked to, how unifying people worldwide was in alignment with their beliefs of Islam in One God.

We also had an amazing time visiting the pyramids in Egypt.  Both of us felt extremely uplifted, honored and blessed by the experience of being there.  Just being near the pyramids we could feel and sense an enormous power radiating from them.  As we entered the first one, I could feel my body acclimating to this enormous power and felt myself literally being energetically raised up, grounded deep into the Earth, and stretched out all at the same time.  Tears shed from my eyes heavily for about 20 minutes straight.  This power was washing through me and felt divine, familiar and liberating.   Both Rabia and I, went through our own ignition of energies as we basked in the power of conscious breathing, toning and meditation.  I want to be able to describe this experience accurately here.  There are so many words I could use to describe it and yet none of them completely express what was experienced. Here are some anyway.   It was extraordinary, a great blessing, an honor, a dream, an awakening, an initiation, a coming home, a cleansing, expansive, empowering, cosmic, mystical, multidimensional, an up-leveling. Feelings of being honored, blessed, and uplifted in an extremely power-filled, mystical place. Hopefully that brings some sense of the experience to you.



About a day later, I became very sick with what seemed to be a stomach virus.  I felt really bad and was in bed for about a day and a half.  We found out that it’s common for foreigners to get what’s called “Pharaoh’s Revenge”, which is treatable with some over-the-counter pills.  When I felt better, I was grateful to be alive and we both wondered if the pyramid had a sort of cleansing effect on me.

A couple days later, the Egyptian Presidential election results were announced.  Our experience of that was extremely positive even though the news made it sound dangerous.  The streets were roaring with celebration for over 24 hours – cars honking, flags waving, parades marching through the middle of the streets, chanting in celebration.  It was thrilling to be there to experience the joy and openness of the people, even though the vote was almost 50/50 and we had no attachment to who won.  I was really touched by the way women – even in full burkas, with everything covered but their eyes – were connecting with me in celebration.  They experienced me in joy with their celebration and I felt them celebrating me.

Before that, I had tried to connect with them but had found them to quickly avert their eyes as if expecting me to judge them or cast “the evil eye” upon them.  I just wanted to connect but found our cultural differences between us in the way.

Our guide loves our DoAsOne shirt so much, he trades shirts with me.

That is until we were all celebrating together.  That taught me about the power of genuinely celebrating what is important and valuable to other people in order to bridge our differences.  In that awareness, I was really glad that One Day, a day of sharing in global synchronous breathing, now includes and begins with all people doing whatever it is that they already do to celebrate life, oneness, the Divine, connection.  In this high vibration of celebration we all are open to feeling into the joy of the One.

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Love Activation at Qi Revolution – Austin,TX

Before heading out into the International part of the Do As One Tour, we stopped in Austin, Texas and joined our friends from Qi Revolution in creating a beautiful ritual of conscious, synchronous breathing, deeply felt tones and rhythms with ecstatic dance resulting in what we call a Love Activation.  The day of the activation, we got to take part in one of the most powerful parts of the Qi Revolution week, the 9-Breath Circle.  This breathing technique was brought to humanity by Do As One Advisor and Qi Revolution founder, Jeff Primack.  The technique is performed using the power of synchronous breathing and intentions.  It was amazing to see the looks on peoples’ faces and the feeling tones in the room as Oneness showed itself amongst these lovers of life.

Getting to ignite people that had been learning the ancient art of Qi Gong for four days was such a joy because this group of souls was already aware of the power moving through them that was riding upon the breath.  We simply brought an invitation of a synchronous flow together, as one love, one heart, one human family.  I have included the audio of the introduction into the Love Activation in this blog, in case you would like to enjoy it for yourself and feel the energy that we flew upon. Here it is:

Amazing connections and joy emerged effortlessly from the Love Activation.  Citizens of the evolving human family were excited about what they felt from breathing together synchronously and then dancing it out ecstatically to the grooves of DJ Maestro Devaliminal and the graceful dance invitation of Sheila Janan.

Have a taste of the aura of this Love Activation and hear what two of the leaders in the Qi Revolution community had to say about one billion people uniting in the breath.  Feel the potency in their words and the distinct knowingness of the result of such a unifying moment.

Lastly, we’ll leave this blog off with a little of the car comedy that emerged amongst the
Do As One team getting ready to head off into the world.  …Enjoy!

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