The Ten Commandments – A Perspective

The Ten Commandments – A Perspective
March 13, 2014 Joe Simmons
The Ten Commands Revisited

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“We recognize The Ten Commandments. They are not the Ten Commands. They are neither the Ten Demands nor The Ten Demandments.”


Thank you for joining me to consider a perspective on The Ten Commandments. Many believe that there are more than Ten Commandments. This is not an exploration about the quantity of the commandments. Rather, this is an exploration into the substance, character and purpose of the list, regardless of the number of commandments it contains and regardless of the content of each commandment. This article is about the purpose and benefits of having the list. Thank you for joining me to consider the following.

By definition, there is no loving God figure or genuine divinely guided person or other manifestation that will condemn, punish, ridicule or judge anything. Likewise, one will not demand anything. Love does not demand, control, manipulate, threaten nor cajole. Divine love occurs unconditionally. That means without judgment and without exception.

Imagine that all genuinely divinable communications are tools to guide us and prompt us to remember who and what we are – to awaken our divine consciousness and experience our greatness that comes with it.

Divine Love occurs unconditionally only. In that, it dwells one way only. It provides a space that allows free being, lovingly and forgivingly. It provides a venue for acceptance, peace, joy, wellness and celebration to occur. The space includes abundance and an acknowledgment and experience that all is perfectly well. That is all it does.

That said, we continue with a semantic and ontological exploration of The Ten Commandments.

We recognize The Ten Commandments. They are not the Ten Commands. They are neither the Ten Demands nor The Ten Demandments.

To command is to cause a reaction or by-product. In this respect, we do not command anything to act as if by demand. To command does not equal to demand. Rather when we command or when we are commanding, we are causing enrollment such that the people and things around us align, make choices or become a certain way because of their experience of our being. We do not command like a demand. Rather, our way of being precipitates or catalyzes a becoming.

Therefore commanding is actually causing a form of natural selection or enrollment that is motivated by how we are being when we engage.

Our mode of operating in the world commands or causes an alignment of consequences. We cause particular enrollments and conditions to prevail. That is the commanding, the causing of the thing. We cause things by whom and what we are in the matter of anything. This is the Law of Attraction.

Therefore, the commandments are the things or the conditions that we manifest by who we are or by how we are being. We evolve commandments into being. They include certain prevailing natural inclinations, which I hypothesize, includes the checklist of precipitated inclinations, which we call The Ten Commandments.

In other words, The Ten Commandments are a list of desired symptoms or outcomes intended to remind us to be a way that precipitates them. Therefore, we present the commandments to ourselves as a reference or meter to determine our condition, our status as loving beings.

The Ten Commandments serve as a gauge to see how we are doing – to notice what we are producing. They are not a list of things to do like rules. They are not demands. They are a list of ideal results, which we can obtain by operating and engaging with divine love.

Likewise, The Ten Commandments are a list of symptoms that are present when we are true, when we have balance, when we access and feel the love that we are.

Perhaps the Ten Commandments are to what we aspire in the game of life for the joy of it. Perhaps this is true. Thanks for the opportunity to look. Please join me in the celebration of what is available. Life is good, rich, and spicy. 

Click here for a discussion that reframes The Ten Commandments to read as The Ten Freedoms.

About the Author:

Joe Simmons

Joe Simmons is a visionary and metaphysician.  He heads discussions on topics including the fundamental principles of Consciousness, Metaphysics, One-ness, the Law of Attraction and their relevance to everyday life with a focus on the mastery of empowerment. Joe is a member of The Master Shift’s creative team. He completed coursework at Landmark Education. Joe has a B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University and a M.B.A from C.W. Post College.  He is currently enrolled as a doctoral candidate at the University of Metaphysics. Joe can be reached at





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