Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ma'at E's Mental Health Message

Ask for Courage!

Courage has been defined as the "quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc. without fear"( 

Typically fear is the impetus for needing courage because fear deceives our mind to believe that we do not have the strength within our spirit to face the obstacles at hand. 

A powerful way to build courage is to ask for it.  During times of reflection, meditation, prayer or consultation with your sense of higher Self, ask for courage. Express your fears and request they be released and replaced with courage. Keep asking and at some point you will find the courage beginning to build within you. 
Have faith and trust, the courage will come.

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Practice being lovingly critical. 

Unconditional love does not mean loving under any condition. Love also  means we accept who people are, but it does not mean we accept anything they do to us. In order to manifest these aspirations we need to practice being lovingly critical. Often, criticism takes a harsh form and when delivered it can come across as negative or punitive. Loving criticism involves giving feedback with a loving intention. The aim is to share honestly from a place where you care about serving the highest good of those involved. A part of being lovingly critical is also using the exchange as an opportunity to exhibit your optimal self. When you communicate feedback be your best self. 

Dr. Ma'at E. L. Lewis

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Gather information by using your head, but make decisions using your heart. 

It is good to gather information from external sources to help make informed decisions. Sometimes information also comes via emotions or intuition which are important resources too. Yet, when it comes to the moment of making a decision you can weigh the emotions and information in your mind, but let your heart decide.  Many people believe our consciousness rests in our mind, but the ancients suggest it governs the heart.  Many people believe the heart is pure emotion, but it is not. Trust the voice inside of you, your conscience which is in your heart and connected to your Spirit. The emotions are of the body, while the consciousness of the heart is from our sense of Spirit. The heart will never steer you wrong. Honor your heart and decide. 

Maat E. L. Lewis