Despite the gravity and intensity of collective unfoldings, I find it fascinating and enlivening to view these events with an archetypal perspective. It doesn't take away the pain, anger, indignation, or tears. However, it does provide a feeling that something big, significant, and major is happening here on Earth. It happens in and through our lives. It happens both within and beyond us. Through our struggles and triumphs, our joys and sorrows, an archetypal magic unfolds. There is immense Beauty in that realization. It is like a salve for the weary soul.