This is a brilliant slice of life from the perspective of divine alignment, and what the divine realm sees are important principles to guide the living in ways that will help keep people from many, many errors that lead to karmic consequences for which they will have to repay, or rebalance something, for energy of a negative sort they may have launched. That is the whole point of moral precepts and guides for living, to help people stay on that straight and narrow path that brings rewards, fulfillment, achievement that is done with honor and will garner respect of others, and make a contribution to the welfare not only of the self but others as well. Being in divine alignment is first and foremost about love, hewing to the principles of love in all one does, to make love the highest of priorities because, in and of itself, it is an excellent guide to morality, ethics, and divine alignment across the board. If one is being loving to the self and others, that goes a long, long way towards helping a person be successful from a divine perspective.
So the admonition to “love all” is very much in keeping with the suggestions in our basic Ten Divine Principles for Living to, first of all, “Raise up the self with no harm to others,” and then, second of all, “Raise up others with no harm to the self.” That can best be done through the lens of love to be good to all, to be kind to all, to be helpful to all, to be fair to all, and to be respectful, if not adoring, of all because each individual is a child of the divine and is deserving of consideration. Even though they might be out of alignment in some respects, or even in a major respect, we know one day they will be back in divine alignment once again. It is the responsibility of all in the human family to help one another, even with such an onerous duty as saving the condemned for their transgressions.
The recognition not all are perfect is evident in the second clause in this saying, “trust a few.” That is divine wisdom in a nutshell about the difficulties of physical existence, that one will be rubbing elbows with many who are corrupt, and many times divine wisdom is needed to help discern who is in divine alignment and who may not be, and therefore poses a risk to be around or to be under their influence or control to some degree or another. Where one puts one’s trust in choosing a life partner or even choosing friends, and as well choosing a place of employment, who they will work for, who they will work with, all will be significant influences on their soul journey in many, many respects. To have discernment about who is trustworthy and who might be less so is an important survival skill, and it will follow automatically from knowing what is in divine alignment and what is not because that is the yardstick for both. Trust what you can verify to be in divine alignment and be dubious and hesitant, and reserve judgment when such evidence is lacking, because it might well be pointing to a flaw that cannot be readily fixed or avoided in being around such an individual.
And lastly, “doing wrong to none” is certainly in keeping with the highest of ideals. It is very hard to be perfect; in fact, the most demanding standard there could possibly be for someone in the physical plane. It is hard even for light beings to flirt with perfection, and impossible to attain on a consistent basis with no margin for error allowed in the assessment. But it is a long way from perfect to being fair and maintaining an aura of acceptance, tolerance, basic respect, and cooperation, which are simply honoring the rights and privileges of others and not getting in their way, or confronting them with criticism and complaints and making demands for them to alter their behavior, and so on—all such things are stressful and may be deeply hurtful as well and leave lasting scars.
Many times people make mistakes, but left alone over time will right their ship and come to see they were out of line for a while in some respect, and while they might regret it, it is easier to work through the consequences if they have not been piled on by many others heaping criticism on them, or perhaps worse, punishing them in some way that turns out to be overkill because it results in lasting harm for something that could be corrected with a more gentle, indirect approach to help a person see the error of their ways and give them a chance to do better. So this one quote encompasses quite a trajectory of life issues and circumstances and covers much territory with divine wisdom and truth.