Andrea: Let’s talk about Divine principles. We’ve spoken about them before, but I think it’s a good time to get into definitions, so that people will more fully understand what is being referred to by a principle which is Divine.
The Wikipedia version of defining the word principle seems to fit my understanding of what this word means.
“A principle is a concept or value that is a guide for behavior or evaluation. In law, it is a rule that has to be, or usually is to be followed, or can be desirably followed, or is an inevitable consequence of something, such as the laws observed in nature or the way that a system is constructed…”
Aster: Yes, a concept or value system as a guide for evaluation. This is a good beginning.
To our understanding, a principle is Divine if it holds true in our observations of What Is, as in what actually works in Nature, observable everywhere.
A good example of this is how it may be observed, over and over again, that this Universe is ordered by a specific series, or process of manifestations, from the smallest or micro, all the way to the most vast, or macro, levels. These manifestations appear in a series of geometrical progressions, which are sacred in nature. The principles involved hold true throughout this Universe, and so, it may be said to be a Divine or Universal principle.
One may use knowledge and understanding of such principles to navigate the journey, no matter where along the path one is at any moment in time and space. The truth of the principle is what will guide and inform. One only has to observe, and remember the principle involved to know the truth of what is unfolding in real ways right in front of you.
Andrea: So, an observed principle is one thing, how to we make the jump to the Divine part?
Aster: This is even easier still!
All true principles on which this Universe are seated are Divine. None are less than sacred in nature, in the essence of their existence, value, expression or form. All reflect the truth that the Universe Itself is alive, sacred, and vital with the core of Divinity spread out in diversity. All is set in motion by the Ultimate Source of Life, the essence of which could be described as Love.
Words themselves pale in attempting to describe the fullness of such understandings. And yet, it’s clear that such understandings may occur, and do occur, whether or not they can be clearly communicated in words. The deepest and broadest meanings unwind and spill their wisdom in ways words may not contain.
Words are like the finger which points to the Moon. A finger may point to the Moon and the word may tag or signify the Moon, but the experience of the Moon itself is another thing entirely. Most all of this experience may not be contained in the word, Moon.
A word said (or a finger pointing) may only direct the attention to something. Understanding something about it is another matter and is highly subjective as well.
Andrea: I think it’s a good thing then to talk about Divine principles and to point attention there from many perspectives.
Aster: This is so. Many perspectives will draw the attention to the wholeness of what the experience of perceiving these principles in motion is all about. There is no greater purpose at this time for words to be exchanged.
Andrea: That’s a tall ticket! People might find this to be a bit much to ask of their attention.
Aster: And yet, it’s the shortcut through the forest of confusing details expressed by Universal diversity. It’s so easy to be distracted by the details, which are fascinating enough for certain.
But, there is always a theme song playing in the background. It’s the Divine principles in play, a constant and actual physical reminder of the infinite nature of Everything That Is.
There is not one thing expressing itself in form that isn’t reflecting infinity. This is a Divine principle, and yet, one that is missed by most everyone in human form at this time. It’s missed because of the narrow perspective, the way the perspective is bound up in looking at the finger instead of the Moon.
Andrea: I understand exactly to what you’re referring, but can you unwrap that last statement some more, please?
Aster: The most common perception mode at this time is one that is bound by thinking tagging a name on something is the same as knowing what it is. This leads the consciousness to ignore most of the real experience that is there to be had, if only there were an open channel for such an experience to enter into the awareness.
Every experience is unique. The diversity of perspectives is also infinite too, following along with the Divine principle of diversity in form and motion. One may only observe this simply everywhere and consider whether or not it is true to come to the same observation. Only many people never will. In order to do this, there will be a need to be a willingness to leave the illusion that says you name it and then you know exactly what it is.
To even experience the same thing over and over, even this, will reveal many layers of meaning. The understandings that come from such an open perceptional state can be intense, and they break apart the notion that one may ever know everything there is to know about anything at all.
This feels like a state of insecurity to many people. Used to existing in a sleep-walking mode of perception, this awakening process can feel threatening, and the intensity may also be overwhelming, at least at first.
Andrea: I can testify to this. I had to build some sort of endurance to the insecurity and the intensity of the feelings involved. I finally understand that there are many layers of understanding and many ways to experience things. No reason to fear this. Thinking I know everything by naming it doesn’t mean I do.
Aster: Absolute knowledge is within the Divine Mind. This is the aspect we all share, if we care to access it. There’s so much of it, in order to ‘contain’ it, it’s necessary to shortcut the details with a basic understanding of the principles involved. These may be contained and observed, leading to understandings of the nature of the details involved.
Andrea: Let’s leave this for now and go further into discussion about Divine principles at another time. It’s enough for now to consider this concept in the broadest sense.
Aster: We agree, and so it is. Farewell for now.
Original at: Notes From the Center of the Spiral
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