The story of Anubis, the Egyptian God.
Anubis is believed to be the Lord of the underworld. He was associated with the death and the process of mummification. Anubis is also the “Guardian of the Scales”. In some stories, Anubis would weigh the heart to measure the “truth” of the soul, against the feather. He dictates the destiny of the soul after death.
The Feather Vs The Heart!
As you begin to explore into your own spiritual path, starting to realise your real SELF, and discerning between illusion and reality; this awareness will bring you to a state where you have to choose to change or to remain where you are. As you are making the decision to depart from the old ways, you may also encounter the chance to create the new. Here is where your feather comes into play, the heaviness of the heart determined by the restriction and limitation that the feather have put on it. Do you want to make changes but are confined by the impossibilities of your own mind. When we start considering and weighing too much that is the exact reason that the heart becomes heavy.
In your mind you can create a thousand feathers and a million ways to weight the heart down to nothingness. BUT, is that fair for the heart? Is that the truth that your being have realised through the work that you have done on your spiritual path? There may be external feathers yet what is the point? Who’s heart are there weighing?
Weigh Your Doing Not Your Being.
You could weigh (or judge) a million things and label it any way you like, however, those will remain as external when you come to the heart of your being. You can judge the things that you do or the words that you say, and even the thoughts that you had but you could never judge the essence of your being which is eternal truth.
We are often our own worst judge. We battered ourselves for what is not acceptable by the society and the social values that we were brought up with. Of course there are advantages yet it hinders the total acceptance of the authentic self. As long as we cannot see or accept ourselves, we could not be in touch with the grandness perfection of within the self. Then how can we do good as a being? It is often the judgment that create rebels and not the acceptance.
When I work in the prison and with the drug user community, I never knew or bother to find out what crime they have committed. What interest me is what purest and greatest potential that is in this human being that I could tap into to create realisation and change. What is missing here that everybody don’t see, even the individual self failed to recognise?