Libra Season: Goddess Maat
Welcome to Libra Season, traditionally a calling in to balance and harmony; today we can sense this is needed more poignantly than ever.
So what to do? First unpack our cultural habit of needing to "do" something in order to make it better or resolve it.
We need to Be.
We are invited right now to remember simply how to Be... and to Choose to Be Balanced.
We get to remember that we are conscious vibrational beings, always every moment of every day sending out signals of what we pay attention to and what we want create. We have likely been conditioned away from this way of be-ing and knowing. So it feels a little bit like we are inhabiting a foreign land, at least at first.
This is the "new country", this has the potential to be our new reality, for those of us who feel called toward a similar vibrational path, at least. It is bit of a fork in the road, being careened around by the media and trying to figure out what is actually "true" versus simply choosing to look within. Within is where we ultimately find everything we need and all offer answers. We are simply, right now, being invited to come home to our own internal knowing.
Knowing of what?
That we are at our core vibrational energetic beings. That we are powerful. That we create our reality. That we can and do create even moment of every day.
I mention in the podcast the link between Libra and Egyptian Goddess Ma’at. There's much to be share about Ma’at, I will keep it brief here.
Ma'at is the goddess of truth, justice, divine order, cosmic order and balance. She is depicted with wings of a vulture, her special animal, and the feather of truth in her headdress.
She also carries an ankh, the key of life, and sometimes a scepter. Ma'at can be traced as far back as the Old Kingdom. She is the daughter of Ra, sometimes even referred to as the "eye of Ra." Her equivalent and husband is Thoth, and her opposite is her brother Set. The Goddess Ma'at was most cherished by the rulers of ancient Egypt, and most of them were referred to as "Beloved of Ma'at." Pharaohs would carry an effigy of Ma'at seated as a sign that he represented her regime.
When a person died, their soul was lead by Thoth, god of wisdom, into the Hall of Double Justice, to the presence of Osiris, Lord of the Dead, along with 42 Assessors, or Judges of Ma'at. The heart, which is a person's essence, would be weighed in the Scales of Justice against Ma'at's feather from her headdress. If the person had led a good life the heart would balance against the feather. If the person had committed one or more crimes against the divine rules, then it would weigh heavier and would be eaten by the goddess Ammut, thereby to die the eternal death. Those that balanced would be led by Ma'at to Osiris, and be permitted to join with the celestial goddesses and gods for all eternity. The Declaration of Innocence and the 42 rules, are written in the Book of the Dead. Ma'at ruled over all 3 worlds; even the gods had to obey her rulings.
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Lisa Marie Haley