The Native Americans have a saying “Mitakuye Oasin”, which translates as “all our relations”.
The Maya have a saying “n Lak’ech Ala K’in”, which translates as “I am another yourself”.
The Tibetans have a saying “Namaste”, which translates as “the divine in me greets the divine in you.”
No less than 9 religious texts have an expression of The Golden Rule:
Brahmanism: This is the sum of duty: Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done to you. –Mahabharata 5:1517
Buddhism: Hurt not others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful. –Udana Varga 5:18
Christianity: All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. –Matthew 7:12
Confucianism: Surely it is the maxim of loving kindness: Do not unto others what you would not have them do unto you. -Analects 15:23
Islam: No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. –Sunnah
Judaism: What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowman. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary. –Talmud, Shabbat 31a
Taoism: Regard your neighbor’s gain as your own gain and your neighbor’s loss as your own loss. –T’ai Shang Kan Ying p’ien
Zoroastrianism: That nature alone is good which refrains from doing unto another whatsoever is not good for itself. –Dadistan-i-dinik 94:5
Wiccan Rede: 8 Words the Wiccan Rede fulfill – an it harm none, do what ye will.
I wonder, then, why we still have so much war, hate, prejudice, and power-grabbing in this world. Could it be that it is because we are still beating up on ourselves, suffering from victimhood, low self-esteem, and feelings of being unloved? That these feelings are being projected onto others and then reflected back to us as a self-fulfilling belief?
Most Christians quote the Golden Rule as “Do unto others what you would have done to you.” Perhaps until we reach the ability to live with unconditional love in our hearts we should just adjust the Golden Rule to state: “Do unto others for God/Great Spirit/Creator would”.
We, with our human egos, can twist and warp almost any passage. But what we should remember is that, what we do to others has to reactions:
1. It sets a karmic action in motion.
2. We are really treating ourselves in this way because we are all One.
We are all intricately woven together with other souls. A soul mate is a soul that we incarnate with many times in differing roles so when we meet these souls in our lives; they seem quite familiar to us. Souls belong to soul clusters or soul family groups that have a common purpose. There is a spirit guide who is the teacher for each cluster group. The soul family incarnates repeatedly with one another. Even souls that may not have known each other in previous live, but are from a common era, will reincarnate together again because they are attached to a group consciousness.
So remember, those highly charged and intimate relationships between close friends, spouses, parents, and children are signals of previous lives spent together. Former family members very frequently come back together as a unit, sometimes repeating their roles and sometimes changing them. (Thought you were going to get away from your family? Not until all the lessons have been worked through.)
Unhealed pain can be passed down through the genes and through the Collective Unconscious to descendants for at least 7 generations. So as soon as a soul arrives on the earth plane, it has a lot of stuff to work with. But as we heal ourselves, we break the chain of pain because we are healing our ancestors and our descendants in the process.
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