Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them…
– Matthew 7:12
The Golden Rule is also known as The Ethic of Reciprocity! It appears in one form or another in almost every religion and philosophy known to humankind.
Each morning when I awaken, I create my day, and affirm that I can be of service wherever I am needed. And each day, I am given many amazing opportunities to do so.
For example, several weeks ago, I was about to leave for the airport, when all at once I remembered I hadn’t paid the rent. I quickly drove to my landlady’s house. She was thrilled to see me and beckoned me to come in. I tried to explain I had to catch a plane, but one look at her face, and all other thoughts vanished. She was in enormous pain from her breast cancer, heart stents, stroke reactions and more! I hugged her, and then took her hands and prayed with her, a spiritual mind treatment (5-step affirmative prayer). She burst into tears and thanked me profusely, saying she felt so much better. I hurried home and my friend informed me he hadn’t slept in 2 days, and could I give him a massage to help him fall asleep. “It would be my pleasure,” I responded. Then I received two crisis phone calls from clients. Of course I prayed with them. Time just disappeared as I was being of service.
Yes, I made my flight. And, that evening I received an email, inviting me to go to Russia and participate in the oral panel for 15 newly graduated Practitioners, fully funded!
Today, I delight in discovering the many ways I can be of service, whether it be by smiling at someone, speaking an encouraging word, or just by being the Love that I am! My life is rich and full, and I am grateful!
Rev. Dr. Rainbow Johnson
ADAAP Outreach Minister