Cash and consciousness

How money enhances creativity and relationships.
William Bloom | September 2011 Issue
I woke one morning with a dream of how money works, what money is and why money is. The main image was of a swirling golden vortex or tornado, narrow at its base, rising wider and wider. It was made up of particles of energy spinning upward and outward on many different paths at many different angles. It was warm and exhilarating. Other colors were mingled with the gold: bright white, other yellows and rose. The whole vortex was radiant. It was also so large that I could hardly gauge its size. Perhaps it was several miles high, perhaps the size of a planet.
The golden particles of the vortex created many different paths, but had a general pattern that reminded me of the double helix of the DNA molecule. If I looked closely, I could see that each particle was made up of two human beings involved in a money transaction. The whole vortex was human beings in financial relationship. Particle by particle, through the entire vortex, money was the flowing, glowing medium of the radiant system.
In the dream, I could actually see some of the particular transactions, such as two Bedouins in the desert drinking tea, exchanging money for goods, or a parent giving pocket money to her son or one woman’s donation to the musician playing in the street.
Many, perhaps all, of these particles were connected with chains of other particles and money transactions. For example, one woman who was passing money in exchange for bread was also connected with the baker, the miller, the shipper, the farmer and so on. Someone buying a car, for instance, was connected through the financial transaction with every human being and element involved in the manufacture and distribution of the vehicle.
The financial dealer in his electronic office, moving futures commodities, was connected in the same way with all the people and natural forces involved in the production, storage and distribution of the wheat or copper. Some of the transactions were so complex that they seemed to spread through the whole vortex.
As I contemplated these images, I wondered what element created the vibrant golden radiance and I focused more carefully on a single transaction. In this particle, the two people involved in the transaction were happy and pleased. The deal served them both. The glow came from their satisfaction and pleasure. I moved my focus to study another transaction, and again the energetic radiance came from the satisfaction of the two participants. No matter how many particles I studied, they all possessed the same phenomenon. They glowed with healthy, satisfied and creative human energy. No matter how complex the transactions, there was always a creative human relationship. No matter how complex, there were always at the core two people, communicating, sharing, exchanging.
And then I saw another perspective, which can only be described as mystical. This new perspective showed that the global community of human beings, the planetary village, had been facilitated into existence by money. Money, far from being coincidental in the creation of a self-aware global community, had been creatively instrumental in building it. Money served one-to-one relationships. It served the creation of communities.
Money enhanced and expanded the potential for people’s creativity, relationships and consciousness. Human beings are evolving from parochial isolation into a global awareness, and this awareness is physically made manifest through the medium of money. This startled me. Even in my own most romantic moods, I had not considered money to be an evolutionary agent of spiritual intelligence.
This is an excerpt from Money, Heart and Mind: Financial Well-Being for People and Planet (Penguin) by William Bloom
Photo: Mukumbura via Flickr

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Cash and consciousness

How money enhances creativity and relationships.
William Bloom | September 2011 Issue
I woke one morning with a dream of how money works, what money is and why money is. The main image was of a swirling golden vortex or tornado, narrow at its base, rising wider and wider. It was made up of particles of energy spinning upward and outward on many different paths at many different angles. It was warm and exhilarating. Other colors were mingled with the gold: bright white, other yellows and rose. The whole vortex was radiant. It was also so large that I could hardly gauge its size. Perhaps it was several miles high, perhaps the size of a planet.
The golden particles of the vortex created many different paths, but had a general pattern that reminded me of the double helix of the DNA molecule. If I looked closely, I could see that each particle was made up of two human beings involved in a money transaction. The whole vortex was human beings in financial relationship. Particle by particle, through the entire vortex, money was the flowing, glowing medium of the radiant system.
In the dream, I could actually see some of the particular transactions, such as two Bedouins in the desert drinking tea, exchanging money for goods, or a parent giving pocket money to her son or one woman’s donation to the musician playing in the street.
Many, perhaps all, of these particles were connected with chains of other particles and money transactions. For example, one woman who was passing money in exchange for bread was also connected with the baker, the miller, the shipper, the farmer and so on. Someone buying a car, for instance, was connected through the financial transaction with every human being and element involved in the manufacture and distribution of the vehicle.
The financial dealer in his electronic office, moving futures commodities, was connected in the same way with all the people and natural forces involved in the production, storage and distribution of the wheat or copper. Some of the transactions were so complex that they seemed to spread through the whole vortex.
As I contemplated these images, I wondered what element created the vibrant golden radiance and I focused more carefully on a single transaction. In this particle, the two people involved in the transaction were happy and pleased. The deal served them both. The glow came from their satisfaction and pleasure. I moved my focus to study another transaction, and again the energetic radiance came from the satisfaction of the two participants. No matter how many particles I studied, they all possessed the same phenomenon. They glowed with healthy, satisfied and creative human energy. No matter how complex the transactions, there was always a creative human relationship. No matter how complex, there were always at the core two people, communicating, sharing, exchanging.
And then I saw another perspective, which can only be described as mystical. This new perspective showed that the global community of human beings, the planetary village, had been facilitated into existence by money. Money, far from being coincidental in the creation of a self-aware global community, had been creatively instrumental in building it. Money served one-to-one relationships. It served the creation of communities.
Money enhanced and expanded the potential for people’s creativity, relationships and consciousness. Human beings are evolving from parochial isolation into a global awareness, and this awareness is physically made manifest through the medium of money. This startled me. Even in my own most romantic moods, I had not considered money to be an evolutionary agent of spiritual intelligence.
This is an excerpt from Money, Heart and Mind: Financial Well-Being for People and Planet (Penguin) by William Bloom
Photo: Mukumbura via Flickr

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