4 Ways to Tap Into the Collective Unconscious for Inspiration

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Have you thought about a thing called the collective unconscious and how you can use collective unconscious to gain inspiration? Some of your behavior is learned, there is great truth in that, but have you ever thought about something suddenly and noticed that your mind goes into a certain state? You just knew how to do it, or you had an epic idea that can solve your problems? Yes, sometimes that’s a simple brainstorming, but here I’m talking about a moment when you just “know”, or see an “image”, or have a “feeling”.


What is it?

Carl Jung defined the collective unconscious, sometimes called the objective psyche. It refers to the idea that a part of the deepest unconscious mind is genetically inherited and not shaped by personal experiences.

Think about it – every word everyone had ever said or thought, became a vibration, and this world is based on vibrations and their correlations. It might be hard to grasp, but your DNA is also vibrating.

And what are people but a huge percentage of water, and water remembers things! Not just from the present, but for the past. You basically drink the same water the dinosaurs drank. That water comes in your system and you “become” it, and start carrying all the vibrations that it carried.

But collective unconscious is more than water. It’s a specific connection of all minds – but let me not expand on other topics too much.

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The Theory

Jung’s theory on the collective unconscious was that it is made up of a collection of knowledge that every person is born with, and is shared by all human beings due to ancestral experience. Although individuals do not know what thoughts and images are in their collective unconscious, it is thought that in moments of crisis the psyche can tap into the collective unconscious.

The Example

Phobias. When you think about phobias the first thing that might come to your mind is that people today are afraid of something that could kill their ancestors, thus the phobia manifests in people who, in all reality, are not at all endangered by the thing they’re afraid of.

Next time I see a tiny spider, I will not blame my ancestors, I will blame the collective!

Have in mind that this theory is still considered pseudoscientific, but let’s go back to vibrations for a moment. Have you heard of the Akashic Records?

Oh my, this is getting out of hand! But wait!

Akashic Records are defined as “a collection of all human events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future. They are believed by theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the etheric plane. There are anecdotal accounts but there is no scientific evidence for the existence of the Akashic records.”

Basically a collection of knowledge. But how do you access it? And why would you?

You can become aware of higher knowledge. You can pull our inspiration by tapping into the Akashic Records or the collective unconscious because everything is already there!

“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe, there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, and inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.” Nikola Tesla

Collective unconscious can give you immense creative breakthroughs. Many famous authors have claimed that they have written some of their best work as if possessed, dictated, unconscious!

“I wrote the book almost unconsciously, like a somnambulist, and was amazed when I realized what I had done.” Goethe on The Sorrows of Young Werther

More info and quotes here

But how do you access the collective unconscious?

How do you reach a universal mind that contains all the ideas and knowledge?

First and foremost – you mustn’t let your mind block you. It’s a weird thing to think about, if you plan to get on this journey of tapping into the collective unconscious for inspiration, but you must realize one thing – your mind is the thing that has kept you alive by solving problems.

Ever noticed how, when you’re bored, you think of the worst possible scenarios? That’s your mind, giving a problem to itself to get you all worked up and in a state of fight-or-flight. Your hormones get wild, giving the brain a necessary fix, and then “he” is awake to “solve a problem and save you”

You are wired to survive, but in today’s day and age, there is no need for this kind of behavior – cheetah will not chase you, I promise! – so your mind is playing.

All it takes to change it, is a realization that this is happening! Practice noticing this pattern.

Once you realize that, you are ready to go a step further, closer to collective unconscious and you will be free to tap into the collective for inspiration.

Use meditation

Remember, everything is a vibration, and your brain enters a state of higher vibration while you meditate. Now it’s time to mention one more thing – good things and emotions like love and creativity, have a higher vibration. That’s why you must lift your vibes to meet the vibe of creativity, which is on a higher level.

Letting go of the need for inspiration

When you say you need inspiration, you’re actually sending a vibrational message that you don’t have it. That’s why you’re not receiving it. Observe it as a mirror – if you say “I need to be inspired.” Your reflection will respond “You need to be inspired.” When you say “I don’t have it” your mirror repeats the same thing. If you release the need for inspiration and say for example “I am the inspiration.” That’s what you will get in return: you will notice that ideas come to you, out of the blue. The important thing is not to obsess about not receiving. When you’re obsessively thinking about not receiving, again, what you sent out is “I’m not receiving.”

Listen to your dreams

Some people get the most inspiring thoughts and emotions during sleep. Write down your dreams or practice lucid dreaming to release the wildest imagination.


This exercise is quite close to meditation. As I spoke in one of my early YouTube videos, try visualizing the garden of ideas. You are in the garden and whichever flower you pluck can open your mind and inspire you. Observe the flower and let its beauty take you over. When you are done with visualization, rest for a while, and try not to think about what you wanted to write. This also works well with writer’s block.

The important thing to remember is how you feel once you receive what you wished for. By remembering that feeling it will be easier for you to tap into it again, recognize it and reach what you want faster.

For a deeper understanding of the concept of Akashic Records or collective unconscious I recommend you read The Law of One (The Ra Material).

Universal Knowledge: the Akashic, Jung, and the Unconscious Mind

Inspiration, Intuition, and the Collective Unconscious: How It Works


Tapping into the collective unconscious for inspiration can be tough. It all depends on how open you are to receive, and how ready you are to work on it. One of the best ways to tap into the collective unconscious is definitely meditation – you’ll be able to quiet your mind and listen to what’s inside you.

Have you thought about a thing called the collective unconscious

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