Critical Thinking: Is Humanity Being Victimised By The Collective Unconscious?

In today’s world, and perhaps the world has been this way for most of human history, it is often believed that everything is separate. In other words, a lot of people only operate out of their five senses.

Therefore, even if something ‘bad’ happens that affects a lot of people, it won’t be as though they have played a part in what has taken place. They will be on the same planet but they will merely be a passive observer of what is going on.

The Outlook

Another way of looking at this would be to say that they will be being victimised by what is going on ‘out there’. Through being a victim, someone can end up feeling powerless, helpless and hopeless.

This emotional experience could soon pass or it could just fade into the background, that’s if they have what is often described as a ‘victim mentality’. However, even if this does pass, if one believes that things just happen it is likely to mean that they will carry a fair amount of fear.

Two Levels

Someone can then believe that they are just victims of what is going on at a global level and what is taking place in their own life. As there is very little that they can do, it is going to be normal for them to look towards other people to look after them.

What may appeal to them is to have a big government that will keep them safe and give them what they need. They may get what they want, but they are likely to lose far more than they gain.

Going Deeper

Now, while it is generally believed that human beings are just observers of reality, what if this is not actually true? What if they are playing a part in their own experience and the human experience as a whole?

Upon hearing this, it would be easy to say that there is absolutely no truth to this. Firstly, why would someone want to create a miserable life for themselves, and secondly, why would human beings collectively create misery on earth?

Two Parts

Undoubtedly, it is highly unlikely that someone would consciously create a miserable life for themselves or to help to create misery on earth. But, while this will generally be the case, it doesn’t mean that they won’t unconsciously be doing this.

To understand what is going on, it will be essential to understand that there are at least two parts to a human being. There is what is going on in their conscious mind and what is going on in their unconscious mind, with both parts having an effect on how they experience reality.

The Hidden Part

One way to look at the unconscious mind would be to say that it is the part of someone’s being that stores all of the inner content/material that they don’t want to face from their own life, and it can include ancestral and past life trauma. For example, they could experience a painful feeling and as it is too painful for them to face, they could soon push it down into their unconscious mind.

It will then seem as though it has disappeared, but it will have simply been stored in their unconscious mind/body. Once it is here, it will have an impact on how they experience life.

The Next Part

Along with this, it will also have gone into the collective unconscious. What is taking place in someone’s conscious and unconscious mind will define what their field is like and what is going in their field will feed into the collective field.

The collective field will be made up of all the material that is contained within each person’s individual field. Thus, what is going on ‘out there’ can be seen as a reflection of what is taking place in most people’s unconscious mind.

A Massive Build-Up

Naturally, if it was normal for people to deal with their inner material, there would naturally be less ‘negativity’ within their own unconscious and the collective unconscious. Yet, as a lot of people in the world rarely acknowledge that such a thing exists, let alone deal with its content, it is to be expected that a lot of people will be carrying a lot of inner ‘negativity’.

What this means is that someone can be consciously doing all the right things to change the world, but if they are carrying a lot of ‘negativity’ deep within themselves, they can be feeding into the very thing that they are trying to change. Not to mention that they can be coming from a place of resistance and, as the saying goes, ‘what we resist is what will persist’.


It could be said that this illustrates how important it is for someone to have an understanding of themselves, that’s if they want to change their own life and the world as a whole. This is not about one shaming or blaming themselves, or anyone else for that matter.

It is about them becoming aware of what is taking place inside them and working through what comes up. This is not something that will take place in a weekend; it will probably be a lifelong process.



If most of humanity continues to focus on what is going on ‘out there’ and doesn’t bring their attention inward, it is unlikely that anything will change; in fact, it is likely to get even worse before it gets better. The situations and events ‘out there’ that are not wholesome can only stay in place for as long as the collective unconscious stays the way same.

When it comes to working through inner wounds, the support of a therapist or a healer may be needed. There is also a lot of information online that goes into what someone can do to heal themselves.

Source by Oliver JR Cooper is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to