Several events in different places that are moving in synchronization may actually be the movements of the same event.
Every day experience is a projected reality where things only appear to be separated in time and space. In a deeper reality, we are all members of the same body. When one part of the body moves, every other part is instantly affected. Separation is an illusion. There is a dimension of reality where we are all inseparably one.
You are the universe, located in your body. Not all your thoughts, wishes and desires are actually your thoughts. Part of them are the very intentions of the universe.
Enlightenment is the realization that you are the universal spirit observing from a particular point of view.
You are defined by your relationships with others. You would need to describe the whole universe in order to define a single person.
If you want to know the state of your personal consciousness, just look around and see what is happening to you. If you want to know the state of the collective consciousness, just look around at what is happening in the world.
Everyone is a reflection of yourself. You are in a hall of mirrors where every reflection of yourself appears different.
The whole universe is one reality which is pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is absolute existence.