What is Collective Compassion?
Reposted By Steve Beckow
Many of us are aware of the increasing frequency of love on the planet as light energies are sent our way from other regions of space and other dimensions. As our planet is bathed in these energies, new potentialities open up for us and new knowledge is born. I’d like to talk about one of those new potentialities – collective compassion. We’re aware of some of the milestones in the growth of collective consciousness on our planet. In the late nineteenth century, sociologist Emile Durckheim crystallized the notion for us.
“The term has specifically been used by social theorists/psychoanalysts like Durkheim, Althusser, and Jung to explicate how an autonomous individual comes to identify with a larger group/structure. … We can surmise that the phrase collective consciousness implies an internal knowing known by all, or a consciousness shared by a plurality of persons.” (1)
Later Karl Jung introduced the notion of a collective unconscious, which he described in the following manner:
“In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a
collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.” (2)
Archangel Michael has recently brought forth a notion of “collective compassion” as a new potentiality and I’d like to allow him the opportunity to explain it to us. We had our first brief discussion of it in a reading in early March 2012 but I asked him to go into the subject in more detail in a reading on March 28. He said:
Archangel Michael: Collective consciousness, which is a given, is a series of belief systems and, hopefully as you evolve, truths that you come to know.
But compassion is the expression of collective love, collective understanding for the situation that you find not only each other in but as a collective. You find yourself in a situation right now for example of massive change.
And what that calls forth beyond the consciousness is the compassion, the understanding that you are in this process together and that you are not judging it, that you are understanding it, that you are supporting each other in various ways but that you are doing so not to fix it for somebody else but to support them in their journey of addressing whatever it is.
So the entire collective has need to address this wonderful possibility of ascending together but that requires the collective coming together compassionately – in compassion, in love. Not just for this group or that group or this understanding or that understanding but for the totality. (3)…
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