You are One with Spirit, with Creation, with all of life, and with all people. This Oneness is a profound interdependence between all the forms that Spirit takes to express Its Infinite Self. So you have come to see that when any one aspect of the ONE is hurt or uncared for, it’s as if it is done to you. This is why all spiritual traditions and philosophies have some version of the Golden Rule because that “other” is part of the same Self that is you. Recognizing this interdependence is the heart opening with compassion for others as they seek to express life and for all creation as the expression of Spirit Itself. Compassion will be your guide as you seek your way of relating to and caring for those around you and for the earth itself.