An Unkindness of Ravens, A Murmuration of Souls
Did you know that a flock of ravens is called an unkindness? When they come together collectively, they are like a great gathering of solitary souls, close in proximity, yet completely disconnected and isolated from each other in flight.
Video: An Unkindness of Ravens
Video: A Murmuration of Starlings
People too, when we are collectively in a place of fear, lack, or are focused on meeting our own needs first are much like an unkindness of ravens–in close proximity, but with little or no feeling of connection.
But there are also those beautiful moments when we are deeply, collectively engaged in selfless good works. It is then, I think, we must look like starlings from the perspective of heaven. A murmuration of souls, moving and swaying in such exquisite harmony it takes God’s breath away.
It is good to make it a practice every day to do something selfless, no matter how small, completely for the benefit of someone else. And every now and then plot conspiracies of kindness with others and watch what happens. You will feel that murmur of love and oneness fluttering in your heart.