Sunday, August 26, 2012

Maat E's Mental Health Message

The greatest freedom we have is freedom of the mind.

No matter what the physical circumstances, when our consciousness and thinking are free we are capable of overcoming anything. When our mind and judgement are controlled by what others want us to believe, there is no true freedom and we will go along with what ever "truth" is presented to us.

Exercise freedom of consciousness. Pay attention to when your actions are the result of reaction to others or the free will of thinking and defining the world according to what is true for you.

Our greatest truth is that we are all manifest from Divine Spirit.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Maat E's Mental Health Message

If you need to know yourself better, start by learning where you are from.

For many people of African descent our daily struggles stem from not knowing ourselves. We go through life with little direction or clarity about what we stand for or is important. We may have internalized the values and culture given to us by others and take the beliefs of the dominate culture as the gospel for ourselves. To offset these ways of being we must know ourselves, beginning with where we come from. Start the learning with Africa in general, but don't stop there. Seek to find your specific roots.

Knowing your heritage is key to knowing yourself.


Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis