866th Week: Exploring Collective Consciousness
As I thought about what kind of practice in conscious living to share this week, I found myself thinking about the fact that we are part of a variety of fields of collective consciousness. Most of us are generally unaware of this dynamic, even as we constantly affect the world around us, as it also affects us.
In my world, I’m aware of many fields of collective consciousness. There’s the collective consciousness we share as a human species. There’s the field of consciousness that is part of our individual families, our communities, our nations, our world as one organism, and also any groups to which we belong. In all these fields of information, fields of consciousness, we constantly contribute to and draw from the quality of these collectives.
Just as we are keenly aware of the impact of living in a physical environment that has pollution and toxic elements, there are aspects in some of these fields of collective consciousness that have a similar impact. This brings me to the subject of frequencies, which I’ve written about before, and of the importance of the frequencies with which we resonate. Within a context of collective fields of consciousness, it’s all about frequencies. For example, if we are anxious, the quality and tone of that anxiety in ourselves automatically resonates with whatever anxiety exists within our collective field of consciousness and actually amplifies our feeling. On the other hand, if we are grounded and steady, those will be the qualities with which we resonate within the collective and those which we spontaneously contribute, as well.
A key thing to remember is, again, we constantly contribute to and draw from these collectives and the frequencies/qualities with which we resonate play an important role in the quality and tone of our psychological life.
For this week’s practice in conscious living, I invite you to play with noticing what you tend to resonate with, and automatically contribute to our collective at any given time. With this practice in mind, you might start out the day orienting yourself to the quality, the frequency of, say, kindness, love, ease, or any other that feels right to you, radiating that quality of being into your daily activities and, in this way, also spontaneously radiating that quality into the field of our human collective consciousness. You might also notice how it is to radiate the quality you have chosen into your family system, your community, to the environment around you, to your world.
As you explore this practice, notice how it is to choose different qualities and track the impact on your internal experience, as well as the impact on the flow of your daily activities and interactions with others. At this time when our world is so filled with suffering and distress, it’s even more important to add qualities of ease, peace, love, and compassion to our human collective consciousness.
As with all these practices, please remember to bring along curiosity as your constant companion and to pat gently on the head any judgments that may arise, allowing them to move on through without your having to do anything with or about them.