Seeing is Believing; Believing is Achieving

The Personal Experiment

The Platinum Rule

Posted by sibbia on June 12, 2007

What you have done unto others, you have done unto me.

I call this the platinum rule as it supersedes the “Golden Rule” of do onto others as you would have others do onto you, and this is a powerful statement no matter what your religious belief.

Most religious and spiritual paths inform us, either directly or indirectly, that we are connected, that to harm another is to ultimately harm ourselves.  Yet the illusion of separation is strong in this world and we fail to see, or acknowledge, the divine presence in others which connects us all.

Failure to recognize this connection leads to envy, selfishness, intense competitiveness, and all forms of strife and hatred. 

When we acknowledge this divine connection, we realize that to give to another is, in reality, to give to ourselves and we begin to understand the Law of Giving and Receiving.  Embracing the divine within your own person is a requirement to effectively use the golden rule.  To use and benefit from the platinum rule you must recognize and affirm the divine in others.

When we do this we cannot help but to treat the other person as he or she truly wants to be treated and generate the peace, health and goodwill in our lives that are necessary for us to succeed.

So, as seeing is believing and believing is achieving, today is an invitation to “see” your own divinity and that of others.  A sample affirmation is listed below to help create the correct thoughts and state of mind for your explorations.  If it appeals to you, use it several times a day while envisioning the calm and peace and joy that’s experienced as we connect with the divine.  If the affirmation doesn’t appeal to you, design your own or find another, and if you wish, share it with the rest of us.

Before I close, here are a few more tips for creating unity:

Smile and greet everyone who crosses your path cheerfully — extend this even to those you may not “like”

Perform an act of charity; give of your time, money or additional resources  to someone who is unable to reciprocate.

Send a prayer, positive energy or perform a meditation for someone who needs it, but you do not know.


Affirmation for Divinity

Today I embrace the divine in me and all people.

As I express my divine and highest self,

I meet with only divinity and the highest expressions of others.



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