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 4-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.
The term most often used is “emergent”, it describes the place where unconscious properties are birthed into the conscious realm. It is a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties. When we apply this concept to human social systems, we begin to recognize the importance of thinking collectively, as well as individually. This can be difficult in a world that emphasizes the power of the individual.
With these ideas swirling through ones head in contrast to the immense global problems we are facing, it is apparent that a “mind-shift” is in order. We have the ability to bring about transformation and expand our notion of what is possible, but this will only happen when we begin to think collectively and with a balanced perspective.
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.
An analogy I love is about a bucket of crabs. Each time one reaches the top and almost escapes, the others pull it right back down into the bucket. We do this to each other when we let jealousy, competition, and pride rule us rather than wishing to lift up those around us. It takes self awareness to think collectively so that we can separate our own personal insecurities from our desire to see prosperity, success, healing for everyone. Clearly we have the potential to push each other down or lift each other up. What we do for or to others will always eventually come back to us, this is the beginning of understanding the collective field.
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