Watch a flock of birds as they all change direction at precisely the same time.
Because every bird in the flock is trapped in their group soul.
As are we?
Is this why we have become social animals through the urge to gravitate to our own group soul and why we can feel miserable when we’re rejected by our group of friends?
Chances are we’ll seek to join another group soul or social group.
Is it because loners, or introverts, tend to be regarded as unfriendly or anti-social because they choose not to belong to a group soul?
And are we all on a path to individuate?
To become whole, complete within ourselves?
Could this be the soul destiny of the human race?
In other words, have the extraverts taken over not realising that they are living out the phenomenon of belonging to their group soul?
Is socialising another word for maintaining the group soul?
And a resistance to individuating?
When I was studying philosophy at university the question was: “Is football a religion?”
At the time my answer was probably yes, but today I would more likely reply that it’s the wrong question.
The real question, for me now, would be: “Do football and religion each have group souls?”
My answer now would be, that is the common denominator of the two.
Group souls can each have a different make-up.
A theme that will attract those seeking a common purpose or goal that they feel they can fit in with.
And, who knows, maybe we’re drawn to elements in our soul’s make-up from the time we are born.
Our workplace is a group soul.
Our social media are group souls.
Our friends are a group soul.
Moving out of one can be full of difficulty.
Moving into another, the same.
Moving from one to another, wow, that can mean trouble.
Is this a reason why 85% of us* are unhappy in our jobs, because we’re in the wrong group soul?
Surely, as we well know, moving into your own space, your own life, your own reality, well, that’s a courageous move.
Maybe that’s our soul’s destiny, an evolution that today is just beginning and which we find ourselves caught up in.
We need to decide whether to be carried along with the group, like the flock of birds flying within the same mentality, or are we to choose our own way, follow our own path, to individuate.
No matter what the rest of the flock says.
Could this be the answer to many of our life’s and social problems?
Author of ‘Man Steps Off Planet’ and ‘Romancing Your Life’.
* Source: ‘The World’s Broken Workplace’. news.gallop.com