EVERYTHING Is ENERGY - Part 2
Updated: Nov 29
In this ongoing series, I'm going to point out examples of how energy creates, permeates, and affects everything until everyone gets it or until I die, whichever comes first (I'm betting on/hoping for the latter), and how this affects you whether or not you're aware of it.
If you found this through shitty search engine indexing, Part 1 is here.
As the title says, this is just energy, pure and simple. There are pros and cons to this as with all things, but here's why this system is in place: Money makes it easier for the "system" to take your energy away from you. How? If you know how to harness your creative energy, you use it to create something (a book, a song, a movie, software, a piece of art, etc.), you sell (trade) your creation for money and since modern society charges you to live on this planet (such fucking bullshit), they accept your money (energy) as payment since trying to use your actual energy to pay bills, pay rent, or buy food directly is virtually impossible down here. Not everyone wants to/or is able to use their creative energy, so instead these people have to find soul-crushing jobs that take their physical energy (manual labor such as construction, landscaping, etc.), their mental energy (jobs like number-crunching or programming, etc.), or both in order to get "paid". Even if this concept is hard for some to grasp, I guarantee you that the masses know that they get far less back than what they had originally put in.
Songs, Movies and Shows
I haven't been in the mood to listen to any metaphysical/spiritual Audible books in a long time, mainly because the vast majority of them are shit, the narrators are shit, or both. Instead, I opened up Spotify while walking Bailey the other day and played one of my favorite (older) playlists. I recall loving the shit out of those songs during that particular time period, but it sure was disappointing to feel the lack of "umph" the music had eventually acquired compared to what it used to possess. Think of this as expecting to have a sip of refreshing, cold, bubbly Sprite, but instead getting a room-temperature-because-it-was-left-out-overnight, barely fizzy, Sierra Mist - shit's just not the same, yo'.
Musicians put their energy into composing their music. This combines with the creative energy from other band members and backup singers. If a music production company (essentially a tulpa - see my other tulpa article to understand this) views the band/artist as a worthy source of long-term "income" (energy - because a tulpa needs to consume energy to exist and grow), this music production company will offer a recording contract to the musicians. Once the music starts to be promoted, consumers wanting to "hear the music" (experience the energy that the artist has put into the album) purchase the album with their money (energy).
When a song starts to get "old", it's because the energy that the music was once imbued with is dissipating. There isn't anything there to really attract or sustain attention like there was when the musicians first released their album. Not every song loses energy in the same way. There are some classic songs that multiple generations are familiar with that still get played, but these are rare and once again, the only reason that they seem to have some staying power is due to having more energy continually injected into them. For example, take an old-ass country song from 1975, put it into a jukebox in a crowded country bar, and play it once the bar fills up (meaning when the energy is high). The bar patrons will bring it back to life by infusing the song with their energy by dancing, singing, and reminiscing.
Another good example of this are dance clubs that have retro nights. Decades ago, I used to work for a club in Austin called Paradox (on 5th and Trinity). Retro Rage Sundays were my favorite nights because we would broadcast live on the radio and play 80's dance music. The songs were definitely old (even back then as this was at the turn of the millennium), but if a foreigner completely unfamiliar with this genre of music had walked in and sensed the energy of the club, they would probably have thought that these songs were currently topping the charts.
Good D.J.'s in a club are able to read the dance floor energy to know what to play next to change the energy: maintaining it, increasing it, or taking it down a notch after an intense set. Taking this a step further, D.J.'s that remix tracks can bring an old song back to life when they infuse it with their creative energy and manipulate it using techniques specific to their trade.
The same thing goes for older movies and TV shows. Also consider that the number of people watching the same old movie around the same time frame that you're watching will influence the energy that you experience from that movie. This is why older shows and movies feel "empty", like you're viewing it alone or with just a few "distant" people. You can imagine taking a classic movie like Breakfast at Tiffany's and watching it with only three other people in a virtually empty theater on a Tuesday night vs. watching it with a fully packed theater on a Saturday night - there would be a vast energy difference.
So the next time you sit down to enjoy an older movie and you're scratching your head halfway through wondering when such an awesome movie became such a cinematic abortion, you'll understand that it's because the energy of it has been depleted/transmuted over time.
Picking out produce or items in a store
Walk into the produce section of a grocery store. When most people choose their produce, they like to use their eyes, their sense of touch, and their smell in some cases. If the store happens to have samples to try, then taste usually moves to the top of their list as a determining factor. Now we've all been suckered (at least a few times) into buying big, juicy, bright red strawberries and then been massively disappointed when we've arrived home, taken a big bite, and find that the strawberry lacks flavor and sweetness. The irony is you would think that judging a book by its cover is the thing to do when you live in a physical world, but there is so much non-physical shit that influences our lives, that judging a book by its cover will quite often fail to paint an accurate picture.
So how do you pick out produce? Yes, you're going to check for physical signs of bruising, rotting or insects at the very minimum, but there's more going than just the physical senses working. You may be unconsciously feeling the energy imprint left over by the other 30+ people who touched that same apple you're now fondling and felt that this one particular apple didn't "feel right", so you continue to touch and touch until one of them "feels right" and by that, I mean sensing the LEAST amount of energy imprinted on the apple and possibly also trying to sense the energy that went in to the entire life-cycle of that apple: the amount of rainfall, the health of the apple tree (being damaged by insects, poisoned by pesticides, or the amount of fertilizer used), the energy of the entire apple orchard, etc.
Picking out a spot to sit
We've all had to walk into a waiting room and try to find a seat that "feels right". What does this mean actually? Well, usually in a matter of less than 30 seconds or so, you're feeling out the energy of the room, then feeling out the energy of each person seated, how their energies interact with the energy of the room and how the overall mixture of energies flow through the room. If it feels acceptable to you, you sit and if you sit somewhere that doesn't feel acceptable (because other people are sitting where you want or because once you sat down, you realized you misinterpreted the energy), you might even get up to move to another spot without really analyzing why. Most people do not like to sit where another person just sat because they can feel the residual energy from that person. Don't believe me? Why do you think we have something called "personal space"? It's because people don't usually want the energy from strangers to invade their personal bubble. Once you get to know the person and the energies from both people "settle", they can relax more and they might even allow their bodies to touch (think of sitting on a long flight and eventually finding that your elbows or knees are touching the person next to you). If someone has shitty energy, you know damn well you don't want to be anywhere near them.
What about some of us (myself included) who take into account specific places to sit for tactical reasons (near exits for quick escapes, our backs against a wall or facing ingress traffic so we're not caught off-guard if a weirdo bursts into the room)? Although it may seem like this kind of seat selection is only based on physical factors, I assure you that what actually influences these physical factors are the energies/energetic flows that are inherent to those spots and how they resonate with that particular person and his/her needs.
The example above is a great segue into feng shui and a brief summary of how it works. Many years ago, I decided that I wanted an "easy" metaphysical career, so I decided to explore feng shui. Feng shui is all about energy flows. The feng shui consultants that are excellent at what they do are simply excellent at sensing energy. It's as simple as that. Those that struggle with this simply aren't adept at sensing energy and hope to make it up by reading books and getting "certifications" (and you know how I feel about that). You can test this for yourself the next time you get suckered into helping someone move. When your friend keeps asking you to move the couch to different positions, your friend is trying to sense the energy flow with the couch in different places/positions. This gets complicated because of the energy from all the other unpacked boxes in the same room and the accompanying hectic "move-in" energy, so although the furniture might feel good once you get it all in place on day one or two of the move, you'll probably need to make more adjustments once you finally unpack all the boxes, clean up the room, and let the move-in energy dissipate. Another aspect of unpacking a box that no one really thinks about is letting the energy settle once it's been opened and unpacked. I find that unpacking a box and letting the energy of the contents settle really helps with the ideal placement of the objects.
Architects reading the energy of the city
When you travel, have you noticed that some parts of populated areas just don't look/feel right and others look/feel amazing? Aside from taking into account the overall energy of the people that happen to live/work in that area, I'm just going to focus on the architects, developers, and builders of the houses or buildings there. If there is a good synergy between those three, then chances are the energy will probably feel pretty good. If one or more of those groups of people fails to sense energy and energy flows, then chances are that the area you're scrutinizing is going to feel "off". This is just applying proper feng shui on a larger scale, except it's much more difficult to move buildings and houses.
Reading a person
I had to learn how to read people early on in my police career. I was naturally good at it (psychic - duh), but I still had to learn the auditory and visual aspects of this skill. The auditory aspect consisted of deciphering more than just the grammar, syntax, and meaning of their spoken words, but also unconsciously analyzing the volume, tempo, pitch, timbre, tone, inflections, pauses, etc. in the speech patterns of the person I was speaking to. Learning to visually notice voluntary/involuntary movements, gestures and micro-gestures was far more important than the words themselves. The saying was "when words and actions disagree, you always trust the actions over words". If someone was in a car accident, sometimes the person would say that they were "fine", but their subtly shaking hands non-verbally screamed out that they were definitely NOT fine, but in shock. Although I read energy unconsciously, what I wasn't completely consciously aware of back then was that reading someone's energy was much more important than reading their actions because in some cases, a person could say they were fine and sit on the curb, completely calm and still, without any outward signs of distress, fear, anger, anxiety, etc., however, their energetic field painted a different picture of someone about to flip the fuck out. The cops that were able to read energy were the ones that had better chances of staying safe.
I'll cut this off right here as this is enough for now. I hope these examples help to further your understanding that energy is everything. Until next time, remember to ask yourself throughout the day what you're sensing and where it's coming from.