What's your contribution?
“Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full, to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi
The collective consciousness was very much the territory of philosophers, mystics and spiritualists up until the late 1970’s when research started out, slowly to begin with, to progressively build up in density among projects over the next 50 years; and counting. With such prestigious organisations as Stanford University, University of Virginia, Princeton University, et al, having conducted, and in most cases, are conducting, research into the collective consciousness it is becoming increasingly difficult for the antagonists to shout “pseudoscience” from the roof tops as is customary. The emerging prominence of quantum physics has contributed a great deal to the inclusion of this field of research into the inner echelons of science. Quantum physics intersects in many areas with philosophies of consciousness and thus the collective consciousness, which gives us some possible markers to start explaining the collective conscious from a scientific perspective.
In here and in the podcast we will approach it from the philosophical and experiential perspective. We know and can measure the Gravitational, Electric and Magnetic fields, but in the beginning of the 20th century there were theories emerging relating to the Morphogenetic field. This is a force field through which cells can communicate to establish what type of tissue a particular group is supposed to become and where they go in the body. Until recently we have not been able to measure this field, we just know it is there. A very exciting experiment led by Michael Levin from Tuft University shows how interacting with the morphogenetic fields of cells, they can alter what part of a body is grown and where it is grown. Watch this TEDtalk for the full story https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_levin_the_electrical_blueprints_that_orchestrate_life?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare. What it shows is that with interaction we can change the regenerative process of cells. Anyone involved in any healing modalities, such as Reiki, Acupuncture, etc. works with this in an intuitive and metaphysical level. What we are addressing here is the energy, or subtle, body, and it is important for the discussion about the collective consciousness because it is, in my experience, the conduit for our consciousness to interact with the collective.
Most people are unaware of their subtle bodies and how their consciousness interacts with the collective. However, when we are conscious about our own energy and consciousness we can direct our energy to allow our consciousness interact with the subtle bodies and consciousness of others. These are called fields of influence:
- Creation of order/coherence
- Intapersonal and collective entrainment
- Social Impact
We can interact with these fields through, what’s known as, Psi or Tele-prehension, or, more colloquially, psychically.
“I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment” – Elon Musk
The collective consciousness is thus, the field that makes up all the consciousness or all living things and we all interact with it. However, consciousness is fractal by nature and thus, if you have a family or a group of people at work or a team, they all form collectives that feed their unique energy signatures in to the bigger collective. It is this interaction with the collective consciousness that reminds us of our own responsibility in what we feed in to the collective, because we all feed into, manipulate and are affected by the collective consciousness. What you are and how you show up, is your contribution.
Are you showing up authentically as an optimal version of yourself?
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