... there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. -- Carl Jung
Jung used the term "Collective Unconscious," which infers that there must also be a collective consciousness that individuals everywhere have the ability to tap in to. The Multiple Discovery concept describes the phenomena throughout history of individuals around the world working independently and without knowledge of each other making the same discovery at practically the same moment. For many years, people thought it was impossible for a runner to break the four-minute mile. As soon as Roger Bannister did it, he gave dozens of other athletes "permission" to do the same within the same year. What is apparent is that there is a collective field of thought/belief that dictates, to some degree, what is possible and these limits are continuously being expanded.
Vladimir Vernadsky used the term "Noosphere" to describe the sphere of human thought as a distinct realm that shapes the physical world and thus the life-forms that inhabit it.
In the theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). Just as the emergence of life fundamentally transformed the geosphere, the emergence of human cognition fundamentally transforms the biosphere. -- Wikipedia
With these ideas swirling through one's head in contrast to the immense global problems we are facing, it is apparent that a "mind shift" is in order. Individually and collectively, we have the ability to bring about transformation and once again expand our notion of what is possible. That, in essence, is core to the emerging Unify Movement.
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Unify invites individuals around the world to "drop in" simultaneously in moments of meditation, prayer, dance, or ceremony to strengthen the collective field and open possibilities for a gentle resolve to the many global issues we face.
We all know what it is like to walk into a room full of tension and anxiety; as pressure builds we can feel the potential for violence to break out. Likewise, we know what it feels like to walk into a room that is filled with safety and love. These vibrations, these emotions can not be seen, yet they are very contagious and contribute greatly to what is created within a given space. When people consciously focus their mindful energy together, simultaneously towards increasing the vibration for positive outcomes globally, we can alter outcomes.
The noosphere is global, we are all in the same "room." The vibrations of fear and violence are powerful and mostly unconscious. The antidote is a conscious, mindful strengthening of the collective field of love, healing, and transformation. Unify is not merely ethereal or mystical, it is a practical response to the situation we find ourselves in right now on the planet. Some say that humanity is doomed to self-destruct and those same people also once said humans could not break the 4-minute-mile. Possibilities are endless, the wave of consciousness and transformation is contagious. Surf's up, it's time to BE the change. Get involved here!
Everyone, Everywhere, Together
This article originally appeared on Culture Collective