Lord of the Rings filled me with a longing for such an infallible guide despite my experience of such dependent faith being a burden requiring special attention from the loved one and an atrophy of free thinking to the devotee in all cases between individuals, from teenage crushes to gurus and their disciples. Faith of individuals in the mythical deity of the culture within which they were born only atrophies original thinking to the degree of conflict between nature and the deity to be followed. In western civilization the conflict is unbelievable.
When I realized that the oneness of nature on both sides of my skin was an unstated epitome of such a desired connection having been the principle I eventually obeyed in all personal decisions throughout my life, I acknowledged a revelatory paradigm shift in my reality tunnel. My contribution to the mountain of conflicts civilized behavior has with nature dwindled to a comparative molehill of embedded values yet untested against my experience in this new light.
Consciousness of the universal flow of energy dawns when fear barriers dissolve and the gush of mutuality between nature within my skin and all of life without is that omnifaith too often fearfully, blindly, hopefully invested in individual entities and deities thought to be unique in the world. I trust myself to gain the capacity to find the nature of my actions and their natural results before acting through this connection. Ultimately the Golden Rule requires understanding how ones actions will be received at least as well as what one intends by acting. Conscious oneness with nature is the epitome of the Golden Rule and precludes abuse of any of its parts, being no longer primarily considered other, created things.