Welcome to Day Six of the 30-Day “No Limits” Challenge. //

As you express more and more of whatever higher quality you think more money will give you, 
you become magnetic not only to more money but also to abundance in every area of your life.
Sanaya Roman & Duane Packer, authors of “Creating Money


I’m reading this amazing book, Creating Money (Amazon Affiliate Link), and want to share a lesson the authors teach in their book. Roman and Packer encourage their students to explore why they really want money. In particular, what higher quality are they reaching for?

A higher quality can be defined as the feeling you really want from having money. It may be peace, freedom, aliveness, well-being, or anything that you feel you’d achieve by having the amount of money you desire.

So many of us say “I just want to have enough“. If this describes you, then ask yourself—What do I really want  when I say “enough”? Enough to do what? What feeling or state am I really desiring?

We are all reaching for a state of mind we want money to bring, and the key to having it lies in cultivating this state even before the money we desire comes to us. 

In fact the authors point out that many people never reach happiness and satisfaction even with large amounts of money because they mistakenly believe that the money itself will bring the higher qualities they seek.

They say—

If you are in touch with the needs you want money to fulfill and the higher qualities you hope it will bring, and you work on developing those qualities, the money and objects you attract will bring you joy and self-fulfillment. If you don’t know what deeper needs and higher qualities you want to express by having something, you may or may not be satisfied with it when you receive it, even though you are able to attract it.

If your inner needs are not satisfied, no amount of money will feel like enough.


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Today’s Challenge:

Step One: Take the time today to identify what higher quality (or qualities) you hope money will fulfill in your life. Courage, peace, respect, freedom, vitality, etc.

Step Two: Now make a list of all the things that already elicit this quality.

For example: If you want money to bring you peace of mind. Then list the things that already bring you peace of mind. Reading, gardening, painting, going for country drives, etc.

Step Three: Go do the activities that already bring you the state of mind you are desiring.

When you do things that bring you joy, you will feel joy with or without more money. Then as money starts to arrive, you’re already in a higher state, and you don’t confuse money as the source of this state.

Step Four (optional but highly recommended): Grab a copy of “Creating Money“. 

I actually found my copy at the Goodwill, but you can buy it from Amazon or check it out from your local library. I think you’ll like the whole book but for the purpose of this lesson I recommend reading read pages 22-26. It contains a really powerful exercise called “Expressing a Higher Quality” that will complement today’s challenge.

Alright, my dear. I’d love for you to leave a comment below sharing which higher quality (or qualities) you hope money will offer you, as well as, what activities already give you what you desire.

Wishing you the best,



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4 comments on “Getting Clear About The Deeper Needs You Hope Money Will Fulfill”

  1. I think you’re really right on, Misty, when you make this observation: “When you do things that bring you joy, you will feel joy with or without more money. Then as money starts to arrive, you’re already in a higher state, and you don’t confuse money as the source of this state.” This puts things in the right order, even though many people tend to put the cart before the horse and think that money will get them into the higher state.

    To me, we begin to experience a higher state when we express the finest qualities of character in our living. We can do this in every moment of living no matter what we’re doing. And we’re not giving expression to our highest and finest in order to draw money to us; we’re doing this simply because it is our nature to do so, our natural mode of function. We were created to do this. Doing it brings meaning and fulfillment and may attract sufficient financial resources to allow us to continue on earth. But making money is never the goal.

    • I like what you said here, “we begin to experience a higher state when we express the finest qualities of character in our living.”

      Per Dr. Margaret Paul’s request, I’ve been reading Tina Louise Spalding’s books: Making Love To God & Jesus: My Autobiography. I think these channeled books are helping correct my thinking—from the focus on money, accolades, and other outer signs of success to what you share “expressing the finest qualities of my character through how I’m living”.

      It is sad that as a world we have moved away from a focus on our character. Stephen Covey addressed this in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. He mentions success went from being character-focused to personality-focused. So people tend to try to change their personality into one that people find pleasing instead of developing their character. This is sad indeed as we are rewarded in society for personality and external measurements of success over being a good person or being kind, for example.

      I feel as an individual, I’m having to completely retrain myself. It’s taking a lot of time, but it is well worth the effort. I say this because my peace of mind grows daily. I am happier, healthier, and have much, much more to offer the world, and things like my sense of well-being are no longer falsely tied to the state of my bank account or if I’m head of this organization or Founder/CEO of that business.

      I feel I’m living a paradox—a beautiful, rarely talked about paradox.

      • …To me personality is like the weather, the reactive, the reflective. And character more like the sun, permanent, timeless, perpetual, changeless. We need both for living life but one is never who we truly are.

        The more tangled up in the reflection we become the worse we feel, the crazier the world appears and vice versa, the sun (character) is not affected whatsoever by any weather and never will be, perfectly happy just hanging out beaming 🙂

        They signify the difference too between long and short range thinking. Personality is quick cycle, character is slow burn and long game. Again, both essential but only one is ‘the governor’ so to speak (sun)

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