"I dont see where the collective unconscious should hold me back"
Hold you back from what, exactly?
Do you feel that if you attain a state of being resonant with innocence you will be able to stop any negative effects from your choices?
I dont believe that is a characteristic of this plane of existence, as even the innocent are subject to the laws of free will? However through the mass mind/infinity all things are possible. This is why I feel the answer lies in aligning yourself with others/with all.
"I must say that when I find myself in heightned awareness (like during or after shamanic sessions) the rigid world of forms and objects goes far in the background, and everything appears more fluid and multi-faceted. "My" world becomes more a world of feelings, sudden revelations, and endless meeting of symbols that are the words reality talks to me with."
That is really beautiful and insightful. Where do you feel this ties in?