Then there's money; money is energy.. the transfer of money is energy. I like to remember that too.
So I'm at the local Bonny Doon Wardolf School May Faire, standing in line to acquire the 'currency of the realm'; we exchange federal reserve greenbacks, 1 for 1, for stars. Directly behind me is a family of five; 3 small children, all wanting the horse ride...the flower crown (self-made)...the ice cream (whatever combination spells delight). The parents are weighing just how they can pull off an acceptable May Faire experience from the point of view of these 3 small children but no matter how they cut it they're going to be short of stars.
Suddenly, without turning round and not from a discernible thought process, I know I'm going to acquire enough stars for me and to top them up. It's a no-brainer and a happy thing for me to be able to do in the circumstances. I make my currency exchange and follow through; "These stars are for the cause.." I say and it's fun to see the couple light up at the surprise, and gladly accept.
In a way we're all surprised and I find myself quietly integrating what just spontaneously occurred. The striking thing to me is that the stars were easily given and easily received, no resistance, whereas money has a taboo that way. I could not so easily have turned around to strangers and said "Here, let me give you what you're short of..." I do know there are some spectacular instances of that happening in a grocery store line when someone realizes in shock that they do not have the means to pay, but in those instances there is the initial horror/humiliation (then the relief if not disbelief at being met with the spontaneous generosity of a stranger).
I guess the common theme is the spontaneity, which is an unequivocal energy surge on a feel-good frequency.