The Collective Dream

 
 

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon

One of the more fascinating esoteric topics I have studied is the idea that we are all a part of a greater whole. This has been described through various mystics and saints in numerous ways. And unless you have the ears to hear the mystery locked within their explanations, it’s easy to miss.

My favorite dream authority, Carl Jung, spoke about the collective consciousness quite a bit.

Collective unconscious, term introduced by psychiatrist Carl Jung to represent a form of the unconscious (that part of the mind containing memories and impulses of which the individual is not aware) common to mankind as a whole and originating in the inherited structure of the brain.
— Britannica.com

Archetypes

Examples of archetypes include the mother-child relationship and the father-child relationship. Jung believed that the collective unconscious was an inherited collection of knowledge and images that every human being has at birth. People are unaware of the items contained in their collective unconscious.

And then of course we have collective dreaming on this side of the veil too, our waking life. We see examples of this when the country pulls together and votes for the next President. And you can experience it when you play on a sports team or are placed in a group at work to strategize together for a greater goal.

Jesus said whatever we did for the least of these brothers and sisters, we did for Him. He is explaining the connection we all have in these seemingly simple words. Can you think of the last time you dreamt with someone else and created something beautiful? If not, we will have many opportunities for this here.

Sweet Dreams,

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