It’s a way wicked cool concept, channeling energy. Moving the ability to do work around, that’s what energy is, moving it like magic, by way of the electromagnetic waves bouncing around in the earth’s atmosphere. A person doesn’t even really have to “have” the energy to do the work herself, just the capacity to channel it.
Many of us have this capacity, apparently. Learning how to use it is a little tricky.
The interesting thing about money as energy is that as long as it’s sitting in a data bank as the 0’s and 1’s of potential energy, it’s not doing anybody any real good. Especially not if it all goes poof, and disappears. As I recall, a whole lot of it did just that back in 2008.
How did we respond? We gave the folks who made it all disappear big bonuses and listened as they told us to f**k off. Beyond the more or fewer 0’s and 1’s in your accounts, are you a whole lot happier about the world and the way things are going right now than you were in 2008?
Somehow, I don’t think so.
If, on the other hand, money (or the potential money of the 0’s and 1’s that the big banks so desperately want to gift us all with) is acting as kinetic energy, if it’s doing work, it’s kinda sorta fulfilling its purpose. I find that, as full of piss and vinegar as I might be, I’m also kind of tired after a lifetime of hard work, and I suspect there are a whole lot of bright young millennials out there (and X’s and Y’s and folks not quite so tired) who have not only the piss and the vinegar, but also some wonderfully good ideas and networks and the passion to pull off getting us out of this mess fine we’ve gotten the world into with all its 0’s and 1’s, that not really potential energy at all if we simply decide it should no longer be able to do work stuff we call money.
So I’ve been channeling 0 and 1 energy for a while, and it’s time to liquidate and move a bunch of 0’s and 1’s around, turn something real, a house and property, into something unreal, 0’s and 1’s, and with just my luck, right when I get to the place where I’ve got all my potential energy sitting in that form, well, lots of it anyway, in that form and ready to go out and do the work of putting and maintaining me on the road for the next few years, I can turn a bunch of it into a Magic Bus pretty quickly, but then Bitcoins or Ethers or Nubits or Bowies or some such will take over the monetary world and all the gasoline will go away and my Magic Bus won’t be able to go anywhere because my potential 0 and 1 energy will be worthless and that internal combustion engine will be, too.
That’s okay, the world will be a better place for it. I’ll figure out some other way to get the bus to go. Or somebody else will, eventually.
Lots of folks are good at channeling energy.