Divine Carelessness vs Recklessness

This entry is part 1 of 31 in the series 2011B

Unfortunately, it is human nature to interpret things in terms of black and white so I thought I would make a pre-emptive post and prevent any future misunderstanding on the principle of Divine Carelessness.

So how is it that anyone could misunderstand this idea?

The answer is – it is possible simply by the fact that the phrase has the word “carelessness” in it and we associate it with good action rather than bad.  This can cause the back and white mind to figure that anything he wants to do that is careless is now a good thing.

So…  What is the difference then between Divine Carelessness and just plain carelessness, or even recklessness?

There are a number of them.  Here are a few.

(1) When the path of Divine Carelessness is taken the end will be good.  In other words, the person will be better off for his actions than if they were not taken at all. With regular carelessness he will generally be worse off.  I say generally because even a stopped lock is right twice a day and a careless decision will sometimes create an advantage.

For instance, it would be an act of carelessness and recklessness to spend your family’s grocery money on the lottery.  But there’s a small chance you could win and then be you would glad you played.  Even if you did win this would not be an example of Divine Carelessness. People who take this type of chance once will do it again and lose in the end.

(2) The source of the decision to act with Divine Carelessness comes from a contact with the soul.  The person receives a message or confirmation and internally knows it is right even though everything and everyone external tells him no.

Regular carelessness happens because of personality impulse.

In the movie “The Adjustment Bureau” David (Matt Damon) seems to make a careless move by defying, not only angels, but God Him(Her It)self.


He did this because of an internal registration from the soul which he knew was correct.  To his credit, instead of following all the outer voices of authority, the only one he did follow was the internal one.  As a result the end result of his decision was positive.

It is interesting that in my mission story I tell readers of how I met the girl of my dreams, fell in love, but was told to not marry her, similar to what happened to Matt Damon – except I obeyed and he did not.

Did I do wrong?  Wouldn’t it have been divinely careless to throw caution to the wind and pursue her to the end as Damon did with his girl?

Hopefully, my readers can see why this would not have been divinely careless.

The answer is it would not have been a Divinely careless act or decision, as I would have been in disregard of the command I knew had came from the inside, from my soul.

Because I internally knew she was not the one I was supposed to marry then it would have NOT been Divinely Careless to go against the God Within – even though my astral body wanted more than anything to pursue her.

Then it is interesting that my final companion (Artie) was also confirmed through my soul.  In this case nothing stopped me from pursuing her even though all outside influences seemed against it.

(3) Divine Carelessness is the result of the correct use of the Second Key – and comes from good judgment. Regular carelessness comes from bad judgment.

(4) Divine Carelessness is not really careless.  It just seems careless to orthodox people.  Regular carelessness is what it appears to be – an irresponsible action.

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