A familiar expression used to describe someone with an easy nature, kind, interested in others rather than themselves and good. Light hearted people are honest, thoroughly good eggs with a pure heart.
So why light hearted? Maybe these positive qualities come from a feeling in the heart, the vibrating resting place of love. Okay I can go with that but why light?
Light hearted is so familiar that the meaning now clings to the words without needing explanation but they do have an origin going back a long time. Several thousand years in fact, to ancient Egypt and the halls of judgement. No-one knows exactly when but more than 5000.
It’s natural to think that we continue after we die but the Egyptians invented the concept of earning your passage to the next stop by the sum of your actions when you were alive.
Sin added weight. Purity and truth brought a lightness of being. Who knows, maybe our Egyptian ancestors could levitate or walk on water.
(They certainly spent a lot of time in temples, tuning the heart.)
Answering for themselves took place in the halls of judgement where Maat, the Goddess of Truth and Justice presided over the balance where the heart was weighed against a feather.
Light hearted got you a ticket.
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