The Scale of Justice, seen prominently in today’s European dominated legal settings, features a blindfolded “Lady Justice” with scales in her left hand. Both symbolize Balance in justice of a court case’s measured strengths in support and opposition. Although presented as originated by ancient Romans or from ancient Greece, that is false. Instead, all aspects symbolized by this Scale of Justice derive from Africans’ Book of Life–dating to 60,000 BC (Saleem (p59, xiii). In it, morals and ethics are personified by the African goddess Ma’at—also called “Lady Justice” Temu (among others). The Ancient African setting for this most powerful Right Life Living teaching tool is the immaterial part of a human’s Soul itself persists after the physical body dies. Its destination fate in where it goes and what it does are determined by how the Deceased had just lived life. The "Heart," they added, is the key to the Heaven Afterlife and the "Heart's" fate of each human survives death in the Netherworld or Dwat. The Ancient African Bible clearly emphasizes each human’s destiny is entirely in that human’s own hands. The metaphorical “Heart” story concerns the Deceased going before Ma’at (goddess of Truth and Justice as a display of Love in Action) on Final Judgment Day, called Psychostasia. As overseer of "Weighing of the Heart" of the newly deceased, she finds out whether their hearts are heavy with life living sins. The Deceased’s heart is placed on one side of a Scale of Justice and Ma’at’s ostrich feather of Truth, the absolute standard, on the other. If the “Heart” –representing the Soul–balances the goddess Ma’at’s feather, one proceeds through paths leading to further testing. If the "Heart" weighs more than the feather, this is evidence of ones actions having been motivated by the emotional (animal) part of ones spirit—i.e. a bad life needing purifying (Amen Metu Neter I: 198). A “too light” “Heart” meant one had lived life by over-zealous Rules. “Too Good” is outside what it takes to be human. Also, to live life by Rules is not natural for that is like walking a tightrope, for to slip means falling into an abyss. By contrast, humans are to live by Guidelines drawn out of the flow of the Spiritual Elements of Unconditional Love, Truth, Reality, and the Natural.
To illustrate, if one is swimming in the middle of a river but then veers off to the right or left, the Guidelines one can use to self-correct this misdirection is to maneuver ones Selfhood so as to return to the "straight ahead" course flow of the river. The Spiritual Elements flow into Cosmic Knowledge’s infinite depth, which leads to the Cosmic Circle of Wholism. Here is where all Cosmic Creatures and Creations had their primordial (the “First Beginning” Origin) from “Sparks” of the “Flame” of the Cosmic Force. Virtues, said Ancient African Sages, are living the Spiritual Elements in a way that imparts what one thinks, feels, says, and does as natural. Such is in accord with God's Word, as shown by and in the Processes of Nature. Within this context, Type I forms of Life Living that did not conform to Metaphysical Order means failure to pass the test of the "Weighing of the Heart." What follows is the devouring of the Heart (not the Soul) by the beast Aummaum–with parts of a crocodile, hippopotamus, and lion. This symbolizes destroying ones bad emotions and thoughts preventing the Deceased Soul from being released from corruption, so it could see the light of day. Type II, whose “Hearts” balance the goddess Ma’at’s feather, are deemed to possess non-sinful Souls.
Type III are “close enough” in Right Life Living to proceed into what equates to a Purgatory. Type II & III “tainted” Hearts enter what is cocoon-like where their Souls are purified without pain. Yet, if this purification is incomplete, Reincarnation is required so one can assume responsibility for Right Life Living self-improvement. Yet, whenever Type II Souls are purified back to their primordial vibration rate—i.e. at the rate of the Cosmic Force–they emerge renewed, like a butterfly inside “The Field of Reeds”. In this land of eternal prosperity–called Summer-lands, Elysium and Heaven in other cultures—all become Cosmic Organism ‘Helpers’. The metaphor’s point: one does not have to be a perfect human in order to be whole. One can make mistakes inside guidelines for living and correct those mistakes without getting outside the path headed to the Heaven Afterlife. Un-intended Disharmonious results are overruled by Harmonious Intents to "Be Right," "Recognize Right," "Do Right," "Make Things Right," & "Defend the Right". jabaileymd.com; JABLifeSkills; Theievoice.com