The human family is connected via some sort of field. Some researchers call it a morphic field. And others refer to this field as collective consciousness.
Other species are thought to also have collective consciousness. This could help to explain how birds fly in flocks and how shoals of fish swim together — how their movements can become synchronised, and how they can spontaneously act as one unit.
Studies have found evidence for a human collective consciousness. Examples that have been studied include:- Puzzles that become easier to solve as more people complete them. Skills that become easier to learn as more people become proficient in them. And also, the ways in which innovations and ideas are patented at uncannily synchronous times by people who have never been in contact.
It very much appears that informational transference occurs between people, even when they have no discernible connection. Ideas, understandings and feelings are it seems being uploaded to, and downloaded from, a collective consciousness.
Carl Jung spoke of a collective consciousness and said it is a form of “Psychic Inheritance”. Jung put forward evidence that humanity is connected via a storehouse of collective experience, and is influenced in subtle ways by universal instincts and archetypes.
There are numerous cases of people waking up from comas or concussions with new knowledge and skills, despite having no prior interest or training. Examples include being fluent in foreign languages, and having incredible musical or maths talents. These cases are considered by some researchers to be potential evidence of transference from morphic fields, aka collective consciousness.
The Global Consciousness Project has also discovered evidence of a collective consciousness. Results demonstrated that high intensity events such as the 9/11 attacks have the most significant impact.
It is theorised that when millions of people are jointly focused on an event, in particular, if that event is inducing strong emotions — the collective consciousness then becomes more synchronised, and more influential. This mass synchronisation can then further facilitate the transference of thoughts and emotions between people via their interconnection with collective consciousness — and this can also include people who are not focused on, or even aware of, the event.
Detaching from the Collective
The issue for the modern human, is that we are living in an era of intense emotions. And collective consciousness is therefore experiencing a lot of disturbance and incoherence.
The mass media is one of the major culprits due to its ability to simultaneously influence the thoughts and emotions of millions of people. And because mainstream news often induces shock and fear, the resulting emotions have the potential to ripple out into collective consciousness, and subtly affect larger numbers of people.
Rates of depression and anxiety are rising, and I believe this is partly a result of the growing negativity amassing in collective consciousness.
Events and trends that tend to induce intense rivalries and discordant emotions are some of the main sources of collective negativity. For example, sports games, political elections, mainstream news, and the heated divisions of opinion that frequently play out on social media and popular internet sites.
If you feel like you’re being adversely impacted by collective negativity, then you can unplug from the mainstream for a while, and tune your awareness into something lighter.
Influencing Collective Consciousness
Studies in meditation have repeatedly shown evidence that a relatively small group of meditators can have an effect on wider populations. Results appear to show that the calm emotional state of people meditating can ripple out into a wider community, and cause profound effects.
One such study in Washington DC demonstrated a highly significant reduction in cases of violent crime. It has been noted that the larger the group of meditators, the more significant the effects.
What this means, is that a group of people can, when focused coherently in unison, actually influence the behaviour of a surrounding majority. They can influence collective consciousness.
Researchers have stated this is due to a “Psychokinetic Effect” — a coherent frequency that emanates outwards, and begins to order and harmonise other frequencies in the surrounding area.
Human beings are in many regards oscillations of frequency. For example, the oscillations in frequency of our heart rate or our brainwaves. And different heart and brain frequencies are linked with different emotional states, thought patterns and behaviours.
Many globally synchronised events, such as joint meditations attended by many people around the world, have been registered by the Global Consciousness Project’s instruments. Providing some evidence of Psychokinetic Effects.
The Global Coherence Initiative has produced evidence suggesting collective consciousness affects the “Global Information Field”. They propose that large numbers of people experiencing heart-centred states of kindness and compassion will generate a more coherent field environment — and this could benefit others, and help offset collective discord.
There is a lot of scientific literature about the power of intention. And it’s been found that when intentions are focused on communally, they become more powerful. And that a group with a unified purpose can enhance the potential of any intention.
Research indicates that a group of between six and twelve people functions most optimally for amplifying specific intentions for the group members. The book The Power Of Eight by Lynne McTaggart explains more about this topic. It is an intriguing read.
So, it’s worth keeping in mind that you can have a subtle effect on the people around you, and even the wider community, simply via the Psychokinetic Effects of your own thoughts and feelings — the resonance of your own frequency.