The connotation of the collective conscious has become quite negative. The simplified concept of groupthink or herd mentality is a shameful evolution of Durkheim’s definition.
As water is a source of life, so is socialization. Like the cohesion that keeps droplets of water together, we are unified through our collective conscious – not controlled by it. This concept of unity can extend beyond the stifled ideas of religion, nation, and planet. The universe drops its own water, and we scurry to become one with it.
Like Schrodinger’s Cat, as I make my observation the molecules behave a certain way. These molecules are together in this frozen instant. Impermanence will soon play it’s role, and all will go their separate ways. The universe, as it always does, will bring them back together. This is my glimpse of that the universe.