Life is a positive disruption in the flow of the universe. Every day we live, every time we breathe, every thought we have, every action we take, and every emotion we feel sends signals through the universe that changes and affects every particle that exist, will exist, or has existed. The non-living objects in the Universe only react to the surroundings. We can choose to be non-living and react the same as these objects. We can also choose our own path and experience life beyond the reactionary trail. The Matai Ministry is not about making your choices. The Matai Ministry is about being aware of the choices you made. My ministry is about you giving up being the victim in your own life and living a positive healthy lifestyle. We will start down the path of life you create through my counseling. Choosing the path of life will create the positive disruption and improve your quality of life.
Your choices are the driving force for your life and the people who surround you. Choose wisely.
In Samoan society, fa'amatai is the system that determines the way of life for the people. The extended families ('aiga) are all those accepted by a central figure known as the matai or chief. These chiefs are responsible for the well-being of the 'aiga and the protection of family property, beliefs, and health. People are free to ask any matai to become a member of his or her 'aiga. The extended family works together under the direction of the matai to improve the quality of life for the group. In return, the matai provides them with their needs which may include help, counseling, advice, shelter, work, food, and the ability to provide for themselves and any family they have. A matai may be a matchmaker, a friend, a marriage minister, a life counselor, or that person to call when in a crisis.
My ministry works on this principle. I see myself as the matai, one who improves the quality of life for the group. I seek those that need guidance, conseling, advice, or wisdom. What I want to give you is peace of mind; the ability to live a good and kind life. When you feel weak, I hope to give you the strength to fight those things that hold your life back. There is no giving or sharing of land or wealth. This is a spiritual trail as it goes to the core of your being. There is a sharing of self and this can be done while maintaining your beliefs. We start to choose being honest, nice, and caring without changing any spiritual belief you may have and in an environment that is safe for you. We avoid the pitfalls of righteousness and instead accept the faults of those around us. When you need it, we work within the comfort of your beliefs to make your life the best it can be.
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