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January 06 2013

Collective Consciousness and Eruptions of Violence

Category:  Ask Deepak

Question:

If it’s the collective consciousness that is getting played out in the world through events such as the Newtown shooting incident that took the lives of 20 innocent children, is our collective consciousness so vindictive and violent? In the last decade I have witnessed the surge in the number of people getting involved in evolutionary thought process, thanks to the internet and social media, but despite all this if our collective consciousness is violent and wants to kill each other, what's the solution and how do we go about creating the change?

Response:

The tragic loss of life we witnessed in the Newtown killing or in any mass killing can’t be fully explained or fathomed through the concept of collective consciousness, nor is it even appropriate. Such horrific events compel us to work through the grief and sorrow in their own cases.

If one seeks a more generalized understanding of what these type of violent incidents might indicate for a evolving society, I can offer a few comments. When a group or society undergoes a major shift from one state to another, it doesn’t happen in a smooth gradual transition. It displays unstable and in some ways chaotic behavior until it shifts into the new state. This phenomenon of phase transitions is seen in other physical and biological systems as well. So even as world consciousness is moving inexorably toward a more enlightened, compassionate behavior, there can these terrible eruptions of violence from the collective unconscious as it purifies out these horrific elements. It’s not that society as a whole is violent and wants to kill each other; it’s that as we take steps to move to a more healthy, peaceful society, the violent tendencies erupt to the surface like boils on the skin as the body tries to heal itself.

Love,
Deepak

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    Manuela Lagarda Ortiz // 2013-01-06 14:09:30 // //
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  • thank you

    anon // 2013-12-04 01:03:15 // //
  • I AM YOUR BIG FAN!

    Barbie Chopra // 2013-01-19 04:34:47 // //
  • thank you Deepak

    Elisavet Evangelos Barbazona // 2013-01-17 13:42:19 // //
  • Nice !! SUPER GUAPO !!

    Nina Marin // 2013-01-16 22:38:17 // //
  • Gracias. Dr. Deepak...!!! FELICIDADES..

    Rossy Yoga // 2013-01-16 22:15:21 // //
  • Love these pictures!

    Elizabeth Anne // 2013-01-16 21:07:44 // //
  • NAMASTE

    Checo Rdz // 2013-01-16 21:05:22 // //
  • Mucho calor ???

    Nina Marin // 2013-01-16 20:54:06 // //
  • Deepak , you look cool dude ! :) You definitely walk your talk ! :)

    Zdenka Kosse Kiki // 2013-01-16 18:27:09 // //
  • Mr. Prime Minister. Manmohan Singh. RUSSIA, CHINA, IRAN, KOREA, PAKISTAN, INDIA, ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE ONE FORCE. Everything has a beginning and an end ..... INDIA, THE FIRST AND THE LAST. INDIA: ABSOLUTE, INFINTA, wonderful, exotic EXSUVERANTE.MISTICA and realistic. The truth lies in all of us, we were all, are, and will remain absolute. WE ALL our own gods, are all masters of our own destinies, Neither God nor Devil THERE, THE ONLY BE 'ABOLUTO ourselves. AWARENESS IS THE ONLY ABSOLUTE SE'R. Poreso ... IS TO BE CLEAN, teach, MUST EDUCAR.PARA a better humanity, regardless of POVERTY. India has proven to be the best student, true to their principles, their beliefs, that although they have often been manipulated by self-interest. DARK INTEREST HAVE ACHIEVED MANTENERSEN being faithful, humble, obedient. POWER ARE NOW ARE a truly great nation, IN EVERY WAY. BUT COMES MORE ... I AM Pruba EMILIO, the First and the Last. THAT WHICH WAS Y'EL ES.Y remain. Here I come not to improvise, IS THAT I HAVE A BRAND poreso will not let me lie, and that is characteristic of Hinduism, I have that mark on the forehead, around the center of the forehead, three, SEIS.Y NO TATTOO. COMES TO UNIFY TO DESTROY,,, Hinduism, ZOROAZTRIZMO, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, IN ONE DOCTRINE. Hinduism DEPART THE GREATEST, ZOROAZTRIZMO, Buddhism, Confucianism, and TAOISMO.INDIA, IRAN, CHINA. YOU the oldest nations, along with Russia, will be responsible for AMENASE destroy everything, humanity, all religion must be destroyed. SPEAKING OF HINDUISM reincarnation, ZOROAZTRIZMO told of the struggle between good and evil, and here I am YO'EMILIO WHO HAS THREE, SIX IN THE FRONT, THE PRESENCE WAS ANNOUNCED MIA, FROM THE BEGINNING, SO IS CUMPIENDO WITH ONE OF THE PRINCIPLES of Hinduism, reincarnation, all humanity belongs to these principles. BUT NOT ALL WILL ENJOY THIS, WHY MUST CLEAN, PURUFICAR, TO BE SATISFIED WITH HUMANIDAD.SE another prophecy, the struggle of good against evil. AND YOU poreso I'm here 'and governments KNOW, IS NOT OWN INTEREST, OR CHINA OR RUSSIA IS SAVE HUMANITY, for generations. WHEN HUMANITY APARESIO was corrupted religion, kill, rape, corrupting, COMMITTING THE WORST AVERRACIONES, demotions, ATROCITIES, they committed, and continue to commit ALL IN THE NAME OF A GHOST CURSED NO TO ANYONE SEEN IN 7000 YEARS GOD, AND ALWAYS go unpunished, will now PAGAR.SOLO MUST BE FIRST, Hinduism, ZOROAZTRIZMO, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, IN ONE DOCTRINE. godless, without sacrifice, chastities WITHOUT WITHOUT celibate, CIRCUNSISIONES SIN, SIN SIN, SIN MARTIRIOS.SOMOS OURSELVES OWNERS our destinations. Poreso MUST CLEAN CONSCIENCE PURIICAR, EDUCATION, AND SO WILL HUMANITY purest DESTROYED AFTER ALL THESE RELIGIONS WILL ACCOUNT THAT WERE a bad memory, which should not happen again anymore. Hinduism ZOROAZTRIZMO, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, IN ONE DOCTRINE. EMILIO WHO HAS THREE, SIX IN THE FRONT E66

    Emilio Gonzalez Garcia // 2013-01-16 18:24:33 // //
  • so nice

    Martha C Vinasco // 2013-01-16 18:13:19 // //
  • Nice pic ;)

    Stefany Lòpez Ch // 2013-01-16 17:33:12 // //
  • Deepak, Look at you!!!!!! you look like a teenager,,,,,i want to look like that too

    Elizabeth Hudson // 2013-01-16 16:39:32 // //
  • Skinny don't disappear.....

    Robin Aiello // 2013-01-16 16:18:22 // //
  • Love the book you're holding, mine is well used and falling apart. Choose today as if its the first time:)

    Alicia Khalek // 2013-01-16 16:03:18 // //
  • What's with the jeans?! You look like a hobo.

    Steve Wein // 2013-01-16 15:40:09 // //
  • Come to Colorado!!

    Alicia Stevenson // 2013-01-16 14:43:42 // //
  • Jovial

    Emma Hernandez // 2013-01-16 14:36:00 // //
  • I love your jeans.Shalom from Israel

    Vered Kohen // 2013-01-16 14:23:51 // //
  • Casual sexy...

    Brenda Faye Files // 2013-01-16 14:21:01 // //
  • The only thing missing is your skateboard!!! Eternal Youth!!!

    Tammy Watson // 2013-01-16 14:17:50 // //
  • Deepak why are you wearing pink shoes sweetheart.

    Karen Lynn Bolduc // 2013-01-16 14:17:45 // //
  • Parabéns..................estas jovem e bonito como sempre!

    Graças Costa // 2013-01-16 14:16:32 // //
  • 'Watch my daughter... hence the attached photo of myself, cuz I still have to make this about me.' I hate you Deepak.

    Jonathan Thunderchunk // 2013-01-16 14:10:45 // //
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    Martha Sacoto-Navia // 2013-01-16 14:08:09 // //
  • Ok

    Danny Zuniga // 2013-01-16 14:07:56 // //
  • Encinitas?

    Jillian Pagan // 2013-01-16 14:04:04 // //
  • Deepak, you are looking fit.

    Virginia Urbach // 2013-01-16 14:00:40 // //
  • Che Bello!!!!

    Carlos Belbey // 2013-01-16 13:58:32 // //
  • Thank you <3 India friend Sharad here is sending me all these lovely videos here ... Here he comes again typing me from India typing princess what is wrong am I not good enough for you ? He is too Kind ... You must be somewhere warm here with no coat on ... This might be a job here for me Bill Gates here posting above you here teachers and contact him if you are interested ... I think I Might be here on this .. <3

    Marlene Wood // 2013-01-16 13:57:36 // //
  • Very hip looking.

    Rosanna Tina // 2013-01-16 13:54:17 // //
  • Bueh. Hasta Chopra hace Marketing con su hija. Ya me parece de terror.

    Susana Parducci // 2013-01-16 13:53:29 // //
  • A quand une traduction française !! :)

    Myriam Miam // 2013-01-16 13:52:42 // //
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    Lena Johansson // 2013-01-16 13:51:56 // //
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    Brenda Sofia Gomez Bernal // 2013-01-16 13:51:36 // //
  • Looking cool.

    Sharita Gopal // 2013-01-16 13:50:24 // //
  • I agree with this analogy but just as the "boils" on the body are the passing of past abuse of the body so is this chaos may be the passing of our past undeveloped collective consciousness. http://amagicd.blogspot.com/

    Angie Ducharme // 2013-01-12 13:50:27 // //
  • Thank you so very much for this perspective; It resonates with my soul.

    Amy White Decker // 2013-01-09 18:25:31 // //
  • Perhaps it isn't our colletive consciousness that is playing out...but our collective unconsciousness. Our shadow material projected out onto the world, so that some, who are vulnerable to recieving it, will act it out for us. These kinds of deals are made under the table. But it isn't because we are unconsciously evil--it's because we are unconscious--repressing stuff that needs to be looked at, owned and used, rather than projected outward.

    The American Institute of Holistic Theology // 2013-01-09 11:21:32 // //
  • I hope that is the answer ... It seems so senseless - where ever we look the world is acting crazy there is unrest everywhere.. So hard to have faith in God when stuff like this happens

    Tantra Jewelry // 2013-01-09 08:53:02 // //
  • Yes before there is total shift in consciousness from body consciousness (or kaliyug) to soul consciousness(satyug) this purification process will keep on happening and it will reach to extreme just before there is total shift. Also all souls will have to settle their karmic account before they leave body.It is just like climax of the TVserial in which last episod shows end of story of each charector in the serial. So wait peacefulblissful satyug is coming ....

    enlight // 2013-01-09 04:00:05 // //
  • Nice! I was posting questions earlier, which u have answered.

    Claire Stewart // 2013-01-08 23:18:02 // //
  • could we just cut out the cerebellum? or would we loose our balance and propioception? remove some of the noodles there so that the repitlian brain is gone? we don`t need it too much

    mi- bibibiiiii // 2013-01-08 22:21:51 // //
  • i can do I&D (incision and drainage) of the boils

    mibibibi // 2013-01-08 22:19:31 // //
  • This is awesome. I pray that we reach our higher state of higher level of enlightenment soon !!

    Thakur Shubra Sinha // 2013-01-08 01:15:48 // //
  • Our country is permeated with violent, negative and sociopathic images. from TV to movies, newspapers , games. everywhere you look. Blame the subconscious bombardment of these images on the young brains, not the tools used.

    Jay B. Lawrence // 2013-01-07 17:40:22 // //
  • Thanks for this perspective

    Lindsay MacInnis // 2013-01-07 14:12:28 // //
  • I dont understand why humans are violent to begin with deepak :-P

    Amethyst Rose // 2013-01-07 10:59:09 // //
  • Thank you

    Elena Skrebneva // 2013-01-07 03:39:12 // //
  • I feel this applies well to harsh individual life changes..no one is innocent of unstable and erratic behavior during times of difficult change, it's partly how we process..we'd do we'll to remember this and put ourselves in the shoes of others to feel compassion and empathy rather than fanning an already angry flame.

    Kallia Poulikakou // 2013-01-07 03:19:22 // //
  • Thank you Deepak, Very well said!

    David Miller // 2013-01-06 23:18:43 // //
  • If we make an empowered choice in our own heart/mind to respond to these chaotic & violent events with forgiveness, compassion & loving kindness, then this plants positive karmic seeds within our consciousness (individually & collectively) & creates a stronger vibration to move a towards a world where these karmic seeds mature and ripen to become our reality...a world where we experience peace & kindness in the heart/mind of all living beings...

    Christiana Dinse // 2013-01-06 23:07:29 // //
  • Very insightful. Namaste

    Staci Hutchison // 2013-01-06 21:03:21 // //
  • We also must rememer that just as how we place attention to certain horrific events that take place around the planet everyday, millions of amazing events between people that show an evolving of conscious happen on a daily basis. We get sucked into the medias definition of news and relevancy and fail to acknowledge the greatness that take place around us.

    Ray Wil // 2013-01-06 20:44:48 // //
  • Thanks Adrienne loved this post and Chopra is one of my favorite authors... Thank you for sharing

    Jana Short // 2013-01-06 19:19:37 // //
  • Well i really will love to bealeve on that but unfortunaly dnt i think in this world is good very good people but badness and bad people exist as a result of cultural process probably now many people is open their eyes into a new conciousness and is realising their soul and spirituallity and compasive world but unfurtunally many people still far away from that something is improving but will take time because the damage in many minds and souls is all ready made it.

    Sandra Ahmed // 2013-01-06 18:44:57 // //
  • WOW!!!

    Nina Marin // 2013-01-06 17:48:10 // //
  • @DinaBELO, your husband`s parents are a different culture than you, and they feel threatened by your marriage, or they feel that this is the way it should be. Maybe his mother was treated like this by her inlaws and they don`t know any better. There is probably nothing you can change about them, but you can be at peace in your feelings towards them. If your husband insists on respect they will most likely vilify you for coming between them, even though the Bible says a man must leave his parents and cleave to his wife. Think of how sad they must be to not relate to you as you deserve, how narrow and limited their consciousness! Pity them for it, and just try to minimize the exposure you have to them. Be polite and sweet to them. If you can talk with your husband about the situation and let him try to come up with a solution because he knows them better than you do, then good. If not just try to get out. Some things your husband can do include that if they tell you to do something he can tell you not to do it or to do it in a different way than they asked. This will show them that you are his and that he is the head of his own household, they can ask your assistance but not demand your slavery.

    WhiteHotJoy // 2013-01-06 17:01:18 // //
  • Exactly!!! Our family had a conversation regarding the recent events of violence and basically came to the same conclusion.

    Ali Matthews MacCracken // 2013-01-06 16:54:40 // //
  • Thanks Deepak. It all make perfect sense.

    Shari Jean Collins // 2013-01-06 15:55:29 // //
  • There's no such thing as "right" or "wrong", "good" or "bad", instead, it's a matter of "sickness" or "health"... This problem of violence and agression cannot be reduced to fire arms selling. You have to think: "what kind of horrific experiences do this individuals had to live to react like that?". What you give is what you get. And I do think collective consciousness is all about health, peace, and wellbeing. However, not all of us are connected to that. There are millions of individuals who have suffer violence, abandonment, pyshical and psychological agressions since they where born. This problem needs to be adressed from it's roots: education sistems, religions, FAMILY values and education... We need to understand theese individuals are not "bad" or "evil" people, THEY ARE SICK people. And we need to understand what was that sickened them in the first place in order to erradicate violent responces towards society.

    Luz Emmy Espinoza // 2013-01-06 15:34:35 // //
  • We as humans are intelligent and can think. Earth was formed and so did humans. As we can think, we are trying to make sense of everything and anything around us. The reality is that we are just born, we live and we die... and a part of this cosmos. Everything else is derived theories or perceived theories... it might be through rishis like Ramana maharishi etc.

    Amazing Raj // 2013-01-06 15:02:33 // //
  • verry "weak" souls are easyto manipulate and be controld by the darkness..if you look into the eyes of a person hwo is have done something horrific you can see,if you look with your third eye, something much bigger and darker, than this little human infront of you,controling this mind, body and soul

    Imelda Cruz Linde // 2013-01-06 14:40:03 // //
  • eath well, meditate, cear your homes and energy-bodies, do qi-gon or yoga or whatever ceeps you strong-EVERY DAY. We have to welcome the new higher concusness and our magic power, with becomming the magick,powerfull creatures we really are...Remember this dark viruses seeks itself to where the light is-AND WE ARE SHINING BRIGHT. so we have to be smart to trick it. All the legends, and stories of magick is telling us,all the time, how to fight..usually its with a good heart. its with protection, light,and to just let the darkness fall into its own traps!

    Imelda Cruz Linde // 2013-01-06 14:33:51 // //
  • Love the dialogue surrounding these questions. Chopra's question is beautifully designed to invite "higher thinking" -- we are disciples in training -- as we raise our awareness, individually and collectively, to reach for answers that lie beyond our immediate and very conscious thinking. I'm grateful for that. Come to AwakenArts.com/blog

    Susan Shepler // 2013-01-06 14:29:38 // //
  • there are paralell "realeties" existing at the same time, but they all effect each other, sort of like in the serie "once upon a time"...right now an energetic invasion of creatures,functioning and similar to viruses-energetic viruses, are disturbing our reality...so its verry important that we do what we can to "clean" oure energy bodies, beacuse we are very exposed at the moment-beacuse of the transformation...so allways "clean" and protect your bodys, take help from earth and cosmic energy, and send this darkness back to where it came from!!

    Imelda Cruz Linde // 2013-01-06 14:27:44 // //
  • I agree that The Newton tragedy can not be explained through collective consciousness. Our society needs to look more closely at mental illness and develop more awareness and education on prevention, as well as mental health wellness programs & promotion...

    Allison Carr Altmann // 2013-01-06 14:15:36 // //
  • Difficult to get our head around some happenings..

    Heulwen Renshaw // 2013-01-06 14:14:22 // //
  • <3

    Manuela Lagarda Ortiz // 2013-01-06 14:09:30 // //
  • simplemente evolucionando,<3

    Manuela Lagarda Ortiz // 2013-01-06 14:09:28 // //
  • maa gyaan posted the same thing in the morning,my question is sir that how long this will keep on going?and when will we be able to get the super conciousness!

    Sharad Kumar Garg // 2013-01-06 13:49:45 // //
  • "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."

    Eileen Shelly Revela Inzauto // 2013-01-06 13:33:30 // //
  • WOW! GOOD ANSWER!! I have always known this, but I also think they are in the consciousness of the animal kingdom!

    Diane Belair // 2013-01-06 13:33:27 // //
  • wow appreciate that perspective

    Harry Singha // 2013-01-06 13:21:06 // //
  • Wow -- another great question! Takes some contemplation. But off the cuff, I think of Robert A. Johnson's book, "Owning Your Own Shadow." And others such as Jeremy Taylor (Living Labyrinth) that support the motion that there is no collective solution only healed individuals. Confusing when you think that the culture that produces so much violence is serving ego needs and letting the weaker ones bear the brunt of self-serving dynamics.

    Susan Shepler // 2013-01-06 13:17:35 // //
  • Hopefully ths answer will give peace to all those moms n dads that today are still trying to heal their heart 4the lost of their children.

    Carolina Ulloa // 2013-01-06 13:09:28 // //
  • Are grapevines for world good? Perception evolves from the one who is representing and then represented and the re-represented etc etc etc. Do I even need to say"you know where that goes":\

    Joanne Abreu // 2013-01-06 13:09:26 // //
  • I am hopeful that these chaotic behaviors may be something the collective consciousness could transform into the more enlightened and positively directed family of humanity.

    Dreamscape: The Art of Positive Living // 2013-01-06 13:05:28 // //
  • This leaves me thinking the collective consciousness is neither good or bad. I think we get whatever we get by chance. It does not feel good when we know that some people (and some animals are born deformed or have mental deficiencies from the start). If God is really looking after us would he not make us all perfect? Looking at this another way, he is giving us a chance to make things better at least in some ways.

    Juanita Hawkins // 2013-01-06 12:56:33 // //
  • oooh yes sure...would love to believe that....what about our collective conciouse and 25000 people dying of hunger every day...and who cares??

    Sjooke Kolkman // 2013-01-06 12:52:38 // //
  • cause & effect

    Shelley Chagnon // 2013-01-06 12:52:30 // //
  • Share share share Pay it forward Jayden style Love love love Love is all there is ... Thank you! Namaste

    Tom Love Carlson // 2013-01-06 12:47:20 // //
  • Great answer Deepak Chopra.

    Dennis Taraporewala // 2013-01-06 12:46:50 // //
  • All the world needs love...It's inside us and the more you give the more you receive. Sorry for my English. Not my native language.

    Russo Anderson // 2013-01-06 12:44:01 // //
  • Thank you.

    Janet Anderson // 2013-01-06 12:42:21 // //
  • Individuality and free will is the greatest gift of humanity. Humans are not a group spirit like plants, animals and nephilim. Collective humanity will never sustain. It defies universal law.

    April Pindell // 2013-01-06 12:42:14 // //
  • Love this description Deepak! Complex yet so simple. :-)

    Deborah Adams // 2013-01-06 12:42:00 // //
  • working on my part of the 10 million, Deepak. LOVE you lots. thanks for this, we already had surmised this, but you, of course, like Buddha, for me gave it the imprimatur. sorry for the Catholic reference, ;) but i love the phrase, and love Latin.

    Bernadene Zennie // 2013-01-06 12:41:39 // //
  • We need to respond to events like this with love. Overwhelming love to contrdict and transmute the energy involved. I was personally moved by the response in India to the gang rape that occurred. 600 guitarists united in a pavillion to do a tribute to the victims singing and playing in unison to John Lennon song. Overwhelming love was behind this action. At each step of the way in my opinion outweighing a negative with an overwhelming positive helps to rebalance the collective conciousness. Despite the lack of news coverage of the positive responses they exist and are neccessary.

    Meta Fizzler // 2013-01-06 12:39:52 // //
  • Can't thank you enough for your wisdom Deepak. Happy New Year.

    Perry Holmes // 2013-01-06 12:35:53 // //
  • And my answer is no---the collective ''good'' will always defeat the negative or evil side of society

    Mike Wallace // 2013-01-06 12:34:46 // //
  • Thank you Deepak, makes this world change easier to understand.

    Elayne Meyerowitz Eskenazi // 2013-01-06 12:32:59 // //
  • Everyone has to stop doubting, that they can change. Fear and doubt is a poison.

    Joe Nelson // 2013-01-06 12:31:23 // //
  • The World Peace Diet VegInspiration http://ow.ly/gzZBk Redefining what it is to be a man. #CrueltyFree #Vegan #AnimalRights #Justice

    Laurie Lyons // 2013-01-06 12:23:24 // //
  • Well...that response gives much to think on...

    Patricia Thomson // 2013-01-06 12:22:55 // //
  • Deepak, thank you for posting this!......I appreciate your clearly stating this...your input on this is valued by many!

    Lori Shay // 2013-01-06 12:22:35 // //
  • There was a post not long ago about the young angels from Newtown. The gist was that they were "Masters" who had been among us to teach something very valuable and that their sacrifice was "great". If we are spiritual beings having a human experience, these Masters are to be held in love and honor. Mankind is now realizing that through bonding in dark days, we infuse it with light so that it is no more........

    Donna Hartt // 2013-01-06 12:22:09 // //
  • like when you make a personal jump and everything comes at you during that transition...

    Alison Hawkins-Keogh // 2013-01-06 12:21:54 // //
  • it seems as if all the 'crap' is coming to a head and events are coming closer together. Hopefully, it will all cease soon.

    Irene Garner // 2013-01-06 12:21:52 // //
  • Donde estas???

    Martha Sacoto-Navia // 2013-01-06 12:19:34 // //
  • Your analogy is most befitting.

    Dawn Papagoda Russell // 2013-01-06 12:19:08 // //
  • Well put.

    Esa Beya // 2013-01-06 12:19:02 // //
  • I appreciate this posting ... and sometimes, the collective consciousness via each one of us needs to take some practical steps to prevent such mass killings from ever taking place again. Michael Moore's "Bowling For Columbine" offers great insight and informational tools that we can use to collectively demand more stringent controls on weapons of violence (gun control). This is no mystery. When American tax payers take responsibility for where there tax dollars go, how they are used, and then speak loudly and insistently to those we place in power, only then will "collective change" begin to evolve with our consciousness.

    Renée Carpenter // 2013-01-06 12:18:49 // //
  • Firstly I would like to send my deepest sympathy to all those affected by the Connecticut shootings and no words could express my feelings about it! ♥ I do agree that violence need to be addressed however I do believe that focus must be given at the current ‘violence’ within our Governments. How can we say that what Government officials adhere to is any different from the shootings taking place? Yes, the media, TV, films, video games do brainwash the young people of today on a daily basis with horrific scenes of violence and killing. But how can we say that governments do not? How can we say that the wars within the worlds, sending troops to fight for our countries, the massacres of thousands of innocent children, women and men, young troops included is any different to what we have recently horrifically seen?? Is there a difference? Someone told me that ‘yes, but the shootings that killed these innocent children and teachers’ had no right no permission to do so!’ And yes I do agree, but just because PM’s have given permission through the army and troops, does that make it acceptable? Just because PM’s don’t personally pull the trigger does it make it OK? And as touching as it was for Mr. Obama to show a tear on the day of the shooting- and please don’t feel I didn’t feel the genuineness of this- what about the daily massacres taken place? Is it not a contradiction for laws to change in relation to banning guns and firearms, when the person you will be implementing this continues the wars of self destruction? Is it not about each and everyone’s ‘internal wars, and violence based on fear’ externalised and glorified for the protection and good of the country; and are governments any different to the damaged individuals who commit such horrific and atrocious crimes? And should change not come from our Governments and change their attitude that promotes ‘killing is OK’ as long as it’s done in my terms? I do hope that this change will take place, especially as so much has been said about this Universal Shift in consciousness for the good of humanity, the people, our Children of tomorrow! Love and Peace :)

    Rob Vasilis Formby // 2013-01-06 12:17:54 // //
  • "By My Self! The day is approaching when We will have rolled up the world and all that is therein, and spread out a new order in its stead. He, verily, is powerful over all things." Baha'u'llah

    Scott Alan Kinsey // 2013-01-06 12:17:01 // //
  • No, it was not a collective consciousness. It was the DEVIL that invaded the killers depressed consciousness.

    Greg Riles // 2013-01-06 12:15:43 // //
  • crap

    Shri Kanth // 2013-01-06 12:13:57 // //
  • Now that is something I can understand!!!

    Mary L Hinze-Joyce // 2013-01-06 12:13:32 // //
  • It is the video games

    Carolyn Dresbach // 2013-01-06 12:12:30 // //
  • Always darkest before the dawn.

    Tammy Ryan // 2013-01-06 12:11:58 // //
  • Amen to all the wisdom and correct.answers. you have

    Lisa Whitney // 2013-01-06 12:11:08 // //
  • When I see in America for at least the last 20 or 30 years a move to violence by video games, so called reality tv. We are teaching our society hate and not to trust. Look at all the bullying ! It is in every school so I think the collective consciousness In the USA would be something to consider.

    Cathy Hill Glorius // 2013-01-06 12:10:49 // //
  • Thank you for sharing your wisdom with all of us.

    Lisa Davis // 2013-01-06 12:10:25 // //
  • My transition to consciousness was not easy at all! Infact I thought for years I had developed an ocd and depressive disorder which I did axtually but because of an increase in sensitivity previous exisiting disorders were being amplified by 10. I felt at times I was just going nuts. Thank god I wasn't, it was the other way around, I was too sane. You cant be conscious amd insane at the same time. I still at times struggle with it tho.

    Amber Lee // 2013-01-06 12:09:34 // //
  • A very interesting concept. : )

    Iris Fuentes // 2013-01-06 12:09:19 // //
  • Very well expressed ;-)

    Udo Vasen // 2013-01-06 12:09:15 // //
  • Thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

    Jeanne Elizabeth Rota Matthews // 2013-01-06 12:08:34 // //
  • thanks...

    Vilma Velazco // 2013-01-06 12:08:15 // //
  • Amazing ....

    Harmeet Kaur // 2013-01-06 12:08:05 // //
  • well said--lets not forget ''hitler'' disarmed the masses in WWII germany--without weapons the people were easy victims--govt s and society must learn co-operation--not war & violence

    Mike Wallace // 2013-01-06 12:07:49 // //
  • It is what I have felt in my heart to be true....thank you :-)

    Janie Ann Brydges // 2013-01-06 12:06:48 // //
  • Amazing........insight.....Dr Chopra....Thank you for your wisdom on this wonderful path of enlightenment,

    Deneen Bunch // 2013-01-06 12:06:26 // //
  • X Namaste X

    Riana George // 2013-01-06 12:06:16 // //
  • Agreed

    Lynn Olson // 2013-01-06 12:05:22 // //
  • Thanks

    Francine Cormier // 2013-01-06 12:05:06 // //
  • This explanation actually makes so much sense! Thank you Deepak Chopra for this :)

    Anne-Marie Messinis // 2013-01-06 12:04:56 // //
  • O Mundo precisa de mais amor !

    Muriel VB // 2013-01-06 12:03:27 // //
  • Dear Mr. Deepak, I have been experiencing these very strong repulse feelings tords to my inlows , mother and father inlow ,why and what should I do to prevent? I know they treat me like they have just their son and I,m just the maide of the house and they don`t have respect and they think they have the control of my husband and I.

    DinaBELO // 2013-01-06 09:44:46 // //