November 18, 2009

The Divine Principles of the Goddess...Me

Ma'at was the goddess of Truth, Balance and Order. The Egyptians believed that Ma'at balanced everything. They lived their lives following her 42 principles with the hopes of dying with a weighless heart - free of worry and sin. The Egyptians also believed that without the following laws, the universe would become chaotic...
The 42 Divine Principles of the Goddess Ma'at
  1. I have not committed sin.
  2. I have not committed robbery with violence.
  3. I have not stolen.
  4. I have not slain men or women
  5. I have not stolen food.
  6. I have not swindled offerings.
  7. I have not stolen from God/Goddess.
  8. I have not told lies.
  9. I have not carried away food.
  10. I have not cursed.
  11. I have not closed my ears to truth
  12. I have not committed adultery.
  13. I have not made anyone cry.
  14. I have not felt sorrow without reason
  15. I have not assaulted anyone
  16. I am not deceitful.
  17. I have not stolen anyone’s land
  18. I have not been an eavesdropper
  19. I have not falsely accused anyone.
  20. I have not been angry without reason.
  21. I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
  22. I have not polluted myself.
  23. I have not terrorized anyone.
  24. I have not disobeyed the Law.
  25. I have not been exclusively angry.
  26. I have not cursed God/Goddess.
  27. I have not behaved with violence.
  28. I have not caused disruption of peace.
  29. I have not acted hastily or without thought.
  30. I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern
  31. I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.
  32. I have not worked evil.
  33. I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds
  34. I have not polluted the water
  35. I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
  36. I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.
  37. I have not placed myself on a Pedestal.
  38. I have not stolen what belongs to God/Goddess.
  39. I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.
  40. I have not taken food from a child.
  41. I have not acted with insolence.
  42. I have not destroyed property belonging to God/Goddess.

I have to say, one of the reasons why I am so intrigued by these 42 principles is because I am the type of person that finds comfort and security in structure. I like rules (as along as they are my own rules) which is why while reading the 42 divine principles of the Goddess Ma'at, I felt inspired to write my own principles of living because after all I am a least of my own universe ;)

So here they are: my very own divine principles of living and of keeping my own little universe in order. It's a work in progress, but I plan on adding more principles as I move along in life learning, experiencing and growing...

The Divine Principles of the Goddess V
  1. I will create art and beauty from nothing.
  2. I will share with the world, and become an open vessel so the world can share with me.
  3. I will be the best at everything I do, no matter how small or big the task.
  4. I will love God first and always.
  5. I will love my Goddess I will myself.
  6. I will love my family, friends, and lovers unconditionally.
  7. I will love my colleagues and acquaintances.
  8. I will love my enemies with one eye open.
  9. I will be brave.
  10. I will be genuine - I will always be me.
  11. I will be proud but never too proud to pray.
  12. I will be humble and connected to the Earth.
  13. I will be loyal and mindful of my roots no matter where the wind takes me.
  14. I will question everything.
  15. I will never settle for a stone if I desire a diamond.
  16. I will be a follower of my own standards so long as my feet touch the Earth.

Ok. I may not have 42 but 16 is a good start, no?
I'm going to write more, but so far....this is it.


LYD said...

16 is awesome! Love the Principles! xox

Vizionheiry said...

#10 reminds me that we have to remind even ourselves to be ourselves

NV Torres said...

Thank you, Lydia!

Vizionheiry - You are correct. I remind myself every day.