The Egyptian principle of Ma’at is a level of consciousness that revolves around a formula of Love (the heart) under will (conscious attention). In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the feather of Ma’at is what your heart is weighed against, to see if you are worthy of passing through to “Heaven” or if you are to suffer in “Hell”. If your heart is as light as a feather you can pass, otherwise you are condemned to suffering. If you view “Heaven” and “Hell” as abstract concepts, and dimensions of karmic destiny to fulfill – Heaven is ascension to another realm of consciousness, while Hell can be viewed at as another incarnation on planet Earth.
Earth is a school, where we are taught by experience, and shaped by the programming we receive from what we surround ourselves with. We are born into this world, exactly as we should be, but we are tricked into believing we are to “become” something more, something different than who we really are. The tricks, turns, triumph and tragedy are all merely tests to see how light we can keep our hearts, even during the darkest moments of this reality. There is no permanence, aside from impermanence, and living the Ma’at principle is the preservation of this light.
“Once you comprehend your True Will and begin to work on it, you’ll draw people to you without conscious effort. Some will have interest in action congruent with your own, others will diverge, and still others may oppose you. In all cases, you’re obliged to help each one’s spiritual evolution, according to individual need. This does not mean that you should do other people’s work, or even imply that you could. The most you need to do is teach by example, suggest reading material, and raise as many questions as you answer.”