DWQA QuestionsCategory: Divine GuidanceWe asked you to give us Ten Divine Principles for living as an update of the original Ten Commandments. Was this too restrictive? Are there more divine principles you would give equal weight to you can share with us?
Nicola Staff asked 5 days ago

There are a number of things we could add that are of lesser importance. It just so happens that allowing for Ten Principles that are central to conducting living on a divine path can cover the basics. There has been some combination of ideas and guidance to keep them within the Ten requested, so this can grow in other ways, through thinking about the virtues, for example, as ways to describe desirable attributes, characteristics, and perspectives to maintain an energetic level of divine alignment and to project that to others in one’s conduct. So we will have many further discussions along the line, particularly regarding specific circumstances that arise in daily living, as brought to you by your clients and their issues, as well as viewers of our discussions and questions they may raise about testing the limits and whether there can be exceptions to the broad rules, and in what circumstances can there be some give-and-take in how they are implemented and enforced by the Law of Karma.

But we can reassure you there is nothing major missing here as far as a basic foundation for living and how to approach life and comport oneself in a way that will help people to not only stand strong, but build a fortress of strength within and around themselves, from being in alignment and having divine support to a full extent. That is the great benefit. Having certainty where one stands in the view of the divine realm and knowing they are in good standing and not in arrears from some area of neglect or wayward conduct they initiated, or were induced to resort to as a result of manipulation or an attack of some kind, is a big basic nucleus of beliefs and codes of conduct.

These Ten can stand nicely on their own as the bedrock. They are Divine Principles for Living because they describe responsibilities and obligations for conduct with respect to basic expectations and the nature of interactions with others and the self, and the importance of maintaining a loving approach in achieving the right tone, and meeting expectations for a divine level of conduct. So these are primarily descriptions of conduct for personal interactions. So there are still many things to talk about with respect to attributes and characteristics of personality, attitude, openness, and levels of vibration on the emotional scale and the love line both. This is where further discussion of the virtues will help to round out the picture. They are more of a detailed classification of characteristics, and their potential influence on feelings, and the karmic consequences of an interchange when reacting and behaving in a virtuous fashion. This creates a more complex discussion.

So the Ten Divine Principles for Living were primarily directed towards end goals and consequences than modes of conduct and tools to use energetically through feeling and emotion, to be in harmony and to radiate kindness, benevolence, and loving intentions. Those are a deeper level of detail and we will have much to say about them in the future.