3/8/12

Goddess of the Week: Maat

Katie needs a goddess that will help her see what her heart truly wants. She needs the Egyptian goddess of truth, Maat. The Egyptians believed that your soul rested in your heart. As such, it was the repository of all your deeds, good and bad. When you died, Maat would weigh your heart. A heart that was not weighed down by sins and inequity would weigh less than a feather. If you somehow managed to have such a heart than lucky you. You'd get to party in the underworld forever. If your heart weighed more than a feather...well...it's important to remember that impermanence helps us appreciate that beauty that is life. Maat reminds us that what rests in your heart is the sum of your actions. You want to know what you want? Take a look at what you've down. Don't like what you see? Be gentle with yourself, and then, as they say in the States, be the change. But I can't believe you won't like what you see Katie. You're fabulous! Need a goddess? I got goddesses! Post a comment explaining what you need or want a goddess. Then check back in a week or two and see what you got. It's fun. It's free. Plus, zero calories! What more do you want.

12 comments:

Olga said...

Maat is a new one for me, but working to be light-hearted is not.

Joanne said...

My favorite line here? Be the change. Perfect.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I love this message, Margaret! And the timing is perfect for me too...

claire said...

Ditto. :-))))

Cafe Pasadena said...

Maat sounds more like a male goddess, imho, MF.

Amalia T. said...

Haha. "If your heart weighed more than a feather...well...it's important to remember that impermanence helps us appreciate that beauty that is life."

That's one way of putting it :) And I am sure being devoured by the monster creature god thing only take a second :P

Pasadena Adjacent said...

so did you sell Mr V something that his heart desired at the church rummage sale?

Katie said...

I'm not the Katie who asked for this goddess, but I'll definitely try to let Maat be my guide. Thanks for the wise words.

Petrea Burchard said...

Maat is a wise goddess, and Margaret you are a wise messenger.

Susan Campisi said...

I may have to borrow Maat after she helps Katie figure out her heart... I like the idea of our souls residing in our hearts.

Katie InHerAfterworld said...

Thank you dear Margaret! I will try to channel Maat...

Katie InHerAfterworld said...

Thanks for the words... I really appreciate them! :-*
It's not that I don't like me... I don't like the fact that I haven't done any of all the things I dreamt of...