The Soul Purpose of Money

Can you complete this sentence —

“Money is the root of all –“

Of course you can.

“Evil” is what comes to mind.

But why?

IS money evil?

Many spiritual people think money is bad.  They judge wealthy people as material.

Does that sound spiritual to you?

IS money bad?

ARE wealthy people material?

First, I’ve taught for a long time that the material is the hard form of the spiritual. Think about it.  If money, cars, homes, etc are not spiritual (or at least also spiritual), then what is?

I had a spiritual teacher decades ago who told me, “As soon as you see God in the very thing you condemn, fear or judge, in that moment you will awaken.”

For me, money is simply a tool.

Recently I used it to attract a new car, but I also used it to give funds to build a school in Taiwan, fix a hospital in Mexico, help a young man who just graduated, help another friend with the IRS, fund a movement to end homelessness, and help fund a shelter for domestic help.

Money let me do all that.

Doesn’t sound bad or evil, does it?

When you feel money is evil, or rich people are bad, you have closed off your heart, disconnected with the Divine flow, and become very un-spiritual.

You also un-attract money.

As I explain in my book, Attract Money Now, the actual Biblical quote is, “The love of money is the root of all evil.”

And if you look deeper, you’ll see most wealthy (certainly not all) people respect money but don’t love it. They appreciate it. They utilize it. They leverage it.

What they actually love is freedom, and money helps give that.

Our purpose in life is to awaken. To do that, we have to drop judgments about everything we fear — including money.

When you can say, “Money is the root of all spirituality,” you will begin to understand true spirituality.

In fact, a spiritual teacher I admire (Arnold  Patent) said, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

I love that quote.

“The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”


“The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

I can’t stop saying it.

In fact, it should probably be written as, “The soul purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

Decades ago one of my first prosperity teachers was Bobby Birdsall. I dedicated Attract Money Now to him. He told me that when I saw a rich person ride around in a Rolls-Royce, I should bless that person.

Bless a rich person?

I was struggling at the time and didn’t see how blessing some rich jerk was going to help me pay my bills.

But Bobby was right. So is Arnold Patent. The more I practiced unconditional love, and appreciation for things I previously may have judged negatively, the more I cleared up my own issues with money.

And the more money I began to attract.

Today I’m the guy in the Rolls (or the Spyker, BMW, Jag, or Panoz) and people like you are being inspired and blessing me with appreciation.


Appreciation helps point you in the direction of  understanding money as a tool for good – a spiritual tool, at that. To help you understand this new mindset about money, you might want to check out The Secret to Attracting Money at

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If you’re dealing with money issues, or just ready to make peace with it so you realize money is a spiritual tool to do good things, please look into my book or my audio course.

Remember, “Money is the root of all spirituality.”

And, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.”

Money is good.

Money is love.

Money is spirit.

Money is gratitude in action.

Go forth and express some appreciation.

Ao Akua,


PS – Of course, you can also dig deeper into how to attract money with Miracles Coaching.

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  1. June 9, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Hi Joe. This post runs concurrent with a poem I wrote back in 1977 as part of the concept conundrum “Visions Of The Future Past”. I have sent you a copy before, but incase you missed it the download link is included above this comment 🙂

    Money, Money, Money.

    Money, money, money.
    This word I hear you say.
    Is the root of all that’s evil,
    and that we’ll buy judgment day.

    It’s true of course, it’s been abused.
    Just the way religion’s used.
    But just as there are holy men,
    who only want what’s right.
    So, there are philanthropists
    who wield financial might.

    They don’t ask for glamour. They don’t ask for fame.
    But they are very happy, to be bankers in lifes game.
    We all start as pawns, but if we get right through.
    We can become the White Kings Knight,
    and be lifes bankers too.

    If you see money as evil,
    what I suggest you do.
    Is look into the mirror,
    and see who looks at you.

    Do you see the Black Knight,
    with eyes for lust and greed ?
    Or the milk of human kindness,
    of which mankind can feed ?

    Don’t be afraid of money.
    It’s lifes eternal honey.
    It puts the icing on the cake.
    When the sacrifice for love you make.
    Life pays us back with high rewards,
    if we can strike the vital chords.

    That’s why the music world is strong
    They have the chord in every song
    When we buy the peaceful day
    The music world will pay the way.

    All the very best, Pete Moring.

    • June 9, 2010 at 9:07 am

      Wow! Excellent, Pete! I’d love to hear it one day, too.

  2. Ted Pawlikowski-Reply
    June 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Joe – I think George Bernard Shaw got it right when he said “The lack of money is the root of all evil.”

  3. June 9, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Hello Joe,

    Another very clear post that I totally align with . . . particularly . . .

    “For me, money is simply a tool.

    Recently I used it to attract a new car, but I also used it to give funds to build a school in Taiwan, fix a hospital in Mexico, help a young man who just graduated, help another friend with the IRS, fund a movement to end homelessness, and help fund a shelter for domestic help.

    Money let me do all that.

    Doesn’t sound bad or evil, does it?”

    Thanks again,


  4. June 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Excellent post Joe! What recommendations do you have so we can bless others prosperity?

    • June 11, 2010 at 8:27 am

      Hi Paul. The easiest answer is when you see anyone doing well financially, say in your mind things like “You are an inspiration” and “I bless you” or “You are living freedom.” etc. I’m open to other suggestions. Thanks. joe

      • June 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

        Hello Joe,
        I love this simple suggestion. I got goose bumps reading it!
        “Joe, You are an inspiration” and “I bless you” and “You are living freedom.” and “Thanks for being such a powerful example in my life.”

        • June 12, 2010 at 11:55 am

          Thank you, Barry. Since I know you from a Rolls-Royce Mastermind, I want you to know YOU are in inspiration, too. you have a loving, open heart and sweet aura. I’m glad to know you.

  5. June 13, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Great perspective!
    Your books and programs are amazing…simple (but not easy) steps to follow for absolutely ANYONE!
    I believe that the capacity to be prosperous and abundant in all areas of our life exists within all of us.
    Thanks so much for being a beacon and spreading the word to so many.

  6. Satveer-Reply
    July 7, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Hi joe, hope you are well.

    Thankyou for all your support, God bless you, me and each and every one of us.

    your work is an inspiration to us all.

    Thankyou, love you

    satveer and family.

  7. July 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Bless you Joe,

    you are my everyday inspiration, i started me own business about 2 years ago, i was alway’s strugling in all aspect. I read the secret, whatch the movie about 1000 times, until i started reading your books that i discover my spiritual blockings. i always thought that if i had money i would be a evil person, etc… etc…, Till i stop and discover that money was a simple tool to help me get what i sherrish, it’s not evil or good, it is neutral, it is what you make of it that counts not what you think of it. Now i still struggles with money, but because i have too many orders, and with the help of my miracle coach, now i can say thank you and bless you for the good you put into this world.

    Thank you, i love you

  8. July 26, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Hello Joe,
    Yes, money does become the meaning you give it. For me money allows me to buy freedom and more options to do more of the things I want to do with inspiration and joy. Loving the awesome articles here filled with great insight!

  9. Subhash Chandra-Reply
    June 19, 2021 at 5:06 am

    Namah Shivay,I agree with you that, money is a tool.Every thing is energy, energy and matter is enter convertible.When one goes beyond LUST,now he is in a state of BLISS,now what’s the need of money ? Whole Universe is yours.Now he is the creator itself.In my opinion if Lust or Desires(helping others also)are there you need money.And it can drag you to worldly affairs again.

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