Here’s a definition of Mass Consciousness:
Mass Consciousness uses the inherent interconnection of humanity as a tool of manipulation and coercion to enforce the belief that personal truth is only found through external authority.
Everything is energy. All energy is connected. Awareness, consciousness, and knowing are present and flowing through all energetic connection. Energetic connection is both universal and individual.
Universal connection is the exchange of energy and awareness between and within all flows of energy both physical and non-physical. This connection is supportive and beneficial as the intention of the flow is to provide unlimited connection without exerting influence or judgment. Universal connection is non-local, connected locally.
Individual connection is awareness of the flow of energy within all levels of self, body, mind, heart, and soul. Individual connection is interconnected universally and has the capacity to perceive and connect with all other flows of energy. Individual connection is local flow connected non-locally.
In contrast, as an energetic alteration of universal connection, Mass Consciousness is the energetic aggregate of awareness and knowing gathered from every human experience on Earth over time. Serving multiple agendas, Mass Consciousness is intentionally, and sometimes unconsciously, employed to manipulate, coerce, and dominate individual connection.
The word “mass” is important here. There is not just one face or one direction. Mass Consciousness contains many utilization vectors which shift over time reflecting the many shifting intentions and multiple agendas of Power-Over within the social and cultural expressions of humanity.
Mass Consciousness also behaves as a persistent feedback loop which is manipulated and primed with selfish beliefs and detrimental mistruths, absorbing all reaction, all awareness, and all belief, whether real or true. Power-Over supports Mass Consciousness to establish the belief that the only real, dependable truth is that of external authority.
As a conduit of Power-Over, fear, anger, hysteria, hatred, and more flow through and are fed into the numerous channels of Mass Consciousness. For example, this coercive flow uses fear to dominate. Various actors foment fear through all the many channels of communication. As fear increases within individuals, fear increases within Mass Consciousness. The returning reverberation of fear within Mass Consciousness influences individual awareness, again increasing the intensity of fear within its energetic flow. Mass Consciousness continues this feedback system creating more fear, uncertainty, and divisive feelings which spiral and affect large numbers of people.
Leaning towards self-absence, this flow encourages agreement with whatever is being perpetuated within Mass Consciousness. Within self-presence, the continual flow pressures the individual to doubt personal truth in favor of the push by Mass Consciousness.
Within the worst damage, connection to personal truth is lost, and the individual relinquishes personal truth to the external beliefs propagated by Mass Consciousness as truth. Within successful exertion of influence, Mass Consciousness becomes the accepted source of truth.
Robbed of assurance that truth resides within the individual, the purported truth of Mass Consciousness manipulates, eroding the belief in personal power and self-choice, diminishing the inner sense of personal efficacy.
Without the direction of an inner compass, there is no sense of personal agency or capacity. With personal presence in the shadows, personal absence is the norm. Human experience becomes riddled with depressed, angry automatons separated from self-truth and self-choice with no other awareness but to follow the dictums of Power-Over. Many are left to what feels like futile effort to feel confident and capable to live a meaningful life.
Contrary to the motion of Mass Consciousness, personal agency and connection to personal truth is inherent within all individuals. Because the effects of Mass Consciousness begin in early childhood, the process of maturity and the benefit of personal learning are required to dampen and exclude the effects of Mass Consciousness.
Within the balance of self-presence, truth is an internal, very real human experience.
To move away from the impact of Mass Consciousness:
Listen to your heart to hear your truth.
This is an excerpt from my book, To Do Your Work.
The rest of this first chapter describes how Mass Consciousness is manipulated to maintain Power-Over and then covers the release path for this pressure point.
This article is also part of the articles I have written on the personal aspects of growth through spiritual practice. To read more like this, check out What is Spiritual Practice?