The other day I used the words "collective mind" in a post I had made and it has stayed with me. What did I mean? What does "collective mind" mean to me? I have thought about it. I am sure my ideas will evolve with time, but for now I want to share how I feel about this concept.
Mind is a very fluid experience. Whether it feels between my ears, throughout my body, within the landscape or universal, mind is very subjective. My idea of "collective mind" is just as subjective, I can't say that it's different. But truly it feels different. I am choosing to see it differently.
I do not perceive myself as isolated within the membranes of this body. There is only one body. We are all of the same mud, the mud is all of the same stardust. So I don't see that my mind cannot find this shared space and experience a shared awareness.
What would this awareness look like? I think it depends on what level that awareness is experienced. The awareness of humans in a community, the awareness of the land of a country, the awareness of tools, the awareness of an animal population. If we can resonate with the beings or fabric of that which we wish to understand, than I believe we can experience a shared space with them. What does that space look like; a vibration, a movement, a colour, a feeling? Is this communicating? It can be, maybe. I think we have a lot to learn. I think each individual has a unique opportunity to resonate with different aspects of reality and each opportunity is open to a different voice and experience.
It is a tricky business. What is the motivation? What is the confirmation? Why are we doing this? What end do we seek? To seek communion. To be able to move in this reality in cooperation with all life. To co-create beauty and living balance. This feels like an important step in the evolution of our consciousness. This feels worthwhile. Is it possible? It's inevitable if we are to engage with the living magic of this world. Is it possible? If we let it. If we let go of what we think we know and walk into the mystery with open emptiness and complete embracing love. So for today this is how I see collective mind. It wasn' t what I thought. But it feels useful and a good direction to be walking in.