Monday, November 30, 2009
Distinguish what is right from what is wrong. This ancient principle suggests not only that there are fundamental rights and wrongs in the world, but that we know what is just at the core of our being. It urges us not to simply consider what is right for us as individuals, but what is right or good for the greater community. One way to do this is to ask the question, "Is what's right to me right for the greater good?" The answer to that question can solve many dilemmas and be a guide through conflict.
Have a blessed day. Peace, Maat E.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Avoid drama by staying out of the drama. Inevitabliy at the next family gathering there will be some conflict. The best way to free yourself from repeated patterns of conflict and stress is to stay out of it in the first place. You do not have to comment or offer opinion on everything. It is not your job to be the agitator or peace maker. Half of the issues about which you feel resentment, nobody else may even remember. So, it is not necessarily the time to address all the old family wounds and secrets. Work on healing your own wounds, be present with loved ones and act with love.
Have a blessed day. Peace
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
If the sweetest revenge is our own success, then we need to stop hate'n and focus on our own business. All the time spent sabatoging the next wo(man) is time that can be spent getting our own act together. Yes we may be hurt or wounded and need time to heal, yet healing does not mean hating. Healing means focusing loving energy on ourselves to nuture the process of moving on. Take back the time and energy used to curse the next wo(man) and use it to create a personal or business plan.
Focus on your Self for the day. Much peace, more love Maat E.
Monday, November 23, 2009
It's not about you! So, learn to depersonalize negativity and maintain clear thoughts and emotions under maltreatment or wrong. For example, the next time you bump into someone and they go off saying you are rude for not saying excuse me (you did but the person didi not hear you), don't take it personal. The angry attitude you are receivig is probably not about you, but some drama or agitation the person allows to linger on.
Have a great day. Peace, Maat E.
Friday, November 20, 2009
When people treat us wrong it is important to address it directly, timely, and to appropriately act. If we speak our peace and it is over and done with then to act with resentment puts us both in the wrong. When this does happen, like lashing out unjustly, it is ok to appologize and take it back. Ultimately, letting go of resentment promotes our own healing and allows for moving on. Sometimes when we continue to resent, it is more an indication of darkness in our own spirit then anything about the person who did us wrong. Address wrong doing with strong energy but release the resentment and try to move on.
Have a blessed day.
Peace, Maat E.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Let go of resentment or let go of your Self. When we think and act with payback and resentment we are more than likely acting out of character and our actions are indirectly dictated by someone else. When we function from the core of who we are our thoughts are based on the present moment and we act in accord with a divinely based trust that is in touch with our Higher Self. It can be difficult
staying in touch with our Higher Self unless we are mindful and regularly have a way of nurturing a connection. Be mindful of what directs the consciousness. Is it resentment or trust?
Much peace, more love. Maat E.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"It feels like joy, and it feels like pain, and it feels like sunshine, feels like rain; an excuse for dying, reason to live and if you don't know that's what love is." - What love is...Mary J. Blige
Love is the key, the ultimate answer for all things in life. In relationships, as sure as we think we feel happy about love we will also feel pain. Interestingly, it is not the love that creates the problems or tensions, it is the attachment to people or things that brings on distress. Holding on to thoughts about negative actions is what builds resentment and pain. Remembering injustice, removing ourselves from the situation and protecting our rights can be done without keeping lingering resentment. Keep love in the heart and focus on care for yourself. Do what has to be done, all the while releasing resentment. Love will ultimately heal, but it must be present to do the work.
Have a blessed day. Peace Maat E.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
By being present and living in the moment we can gain freedom from resentment. When someone does us wrong it is appropriate to feel our emotions in the moment. For example, if someone steals from you it is natural to be angry about the theft and sad about the material loss. Another situation may be the loss of a job. Worry and frustration may come up about what to do next or how to manage the situation. These emotions act as distractors to focusing on what is at hand in the present moment. If we practice not to over think the past injustice or not worrying about future plans,we can stay focused on what needs to be done right now or addressed in the current moment. Honor what you feel and live in the moment. Have a blessed day. Peace Maat E.
Monday, November 16, 2009
According to ancient principles of wisdom, to have mental liberation we must learn to be free from resentment under wrong and under persecution. People from all races, ethnicities, nationalities and religions suffer some form of injustice or oppression. As individuals we sometimes find ourselves in relationships where people we love do mean things and treat us badly and out right wrong. One of the most challenging spiritual life lessons in such situations is to cleanse the heart to be free from resentment. This is absolutely easier said then done and can take years to cultivate and develop inside. Nonetheless it can be done and does not mean we forget even though we do forgive. In the example of the chatel slavery system, we can forgive the African brothers and sisters who helped the capturers take people into slavery, but can not forget so we do not allow similar situations to happen again and again.
Have a day full of life, health, and vitality. Peace Maat E.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Have no worry, have no fear, keep faith in your Self and rewards will appear.
In the darkest and most terrifying moments surrender to the process and maintain faith in your Self. The essence of our Self is a Divine and loving Spirit to which we all are intimately connected. The power of that Self is in us and when we trust it and have faith in it we will prevail. It will give us strength when we ask for it and provide all that is necessary to stay on course.
Life, Health, & Vitality!
Peace Maat E.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sometimes it takes a long time to overcome. When things aren't going our way, especially for a long time, it can be easy to burnout and give up. Some of us take the feelings of frustration and turn them inward to a self attack. In those moments we feed dispair and may lose hope that things will ever take a turn. It is at these moments when we've got to remember that things are in Divine order. The more we remember, the easier it is to persevere. Everything we experience is what needs to happen for us. The more we persist, the more we will learn. The longer it takes, the more chances we have to understand the lesson. Be patient with yourself. The situation is taking time because it needs time.
Peace, Maat E.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Be advised....life's challenges will continue to present themselves. Be encouraged...every challenge is an opportunity to triumph or to learn a lesson, if we persevere. Go deep inside to the core of your Self and access the strength needed to go on. Ask for help, call in the supports and do what is necessary to get through the next obstacle. You will not just survive, you will prevail! Stay with it, hang in there, get over the hurdle, keep moving on!
May you have life, health, and vitality. Peace Maat E.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Keep believing in yourself. No one is going to have faith in you more than yourself. If you do not push forward to what you want in life who do you think will? Actually, there is usually at least someone pulling for us, but in all honesty no one has to share our dreams. Of course we will take people with us and we may share vision, but at the end of the day we've got to maintain faith and stay determined all on our own. Lean on your sense of the Creator and ask for strength to carry on. The strength you need will definately come so long as you do not stop believing in yourself.
With life, health, and vitality. Peace, Maat E.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Have faith in your abiliy to assimilate to the truth. This ancient principle means to trust that you will persevere through any obstacles to get to what is just and right for you. To persevere means that no matter what you will push forward. My mother has always said in times of trouble, "this too shall pass." She has always been right. Know matter what you face, at somepoint it will pass. Stay on the path to your truth no matter what you encounter. The universe will conspire with you and the Creator will have your back.
Have a blessed day full of life, health and vitality. Peace, Maat
Friday, November 6, 2009
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Have a blessed and loving day. Peace, Maat E.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Have faith in yourself to find your truth. In addition to trusting in our Higher Power we must also trust in ourselves to know what is true, right for us, and what we want. Within us are our own answers, but we sometimes forget how to listen within. Know without a shadow of a doubt that you have the answers and will follow the path you are meant to take.
Have a blessed day. Peace, Maat E.