Updated: Mar 7, 2020
Ma’at is an Ancient Egyptian Goddess. She stands for truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice, however, not in human concepts but divine. The Egyptians saw this as distinctly different. Humans made laws to regulate their innate fallibility and discourage criminal and immoral activities. Divine Law, in Egyptian eyes, was not fallible or dependant on human moral and ethical codes. It meant the absolute laws of universal physical energetic relations, such as the law of balance, karma, attraction and cosmic order.
The Egyptian worldview was one of duality and to keep balance, there had to be equality between opposites, not only in terms of gender. To elevate one over another was unthinkable, as it went against cosmic law. This also fuelled a very spiritual way of life, as it was believed that in order to Egypt and its people to prosper, the gods had to be appeased. There were many temple compounds and a thriving caste of priests and priestesses who performed often elaborate rituals in order to ensure the benevolence of the gods was obtained and sustained for the good of the country and its citizens.
Connect with the energy of Ma’at by going within and listening to your own divine wisdom to seek out the truth of a matter and fell a just verdict on a person or situation. When your inner voice speaks to you on truth, it is the voice of the Goddess that speaks to you. To learn more about this Goddess and use her energy in your meditation and self-reflection, click here: