Dear Money, About Our Future…

written by Bari Tessler July 27, 2021
Declare Your Dreams

Dear Money Adventurer,

Sometimes we get so caught up in the big picture we forget that even the smallest intentional act can be a potent tool for personal growth and transformation.

The simple act of sharing our thoughts, feelings, and experiences is a healing practice. There is power in speaking our truths, claiming and honoring our gifts, and naming our hopes and goals for the future.

So, I started writing what I call love letters to money, weaving the power of words, intention, and action with compassion, gratitude, forgiveness, and celebration.

As life post-vaccination has started to open up more and more, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time thinking about the future – what I hope for, my goals for my work, my family, and the world we live in.

And I decided to write another letter and I hope you’ll join me.

Dear Money,

When I look back over our relationship, I see so much growth – it fills my heart. And when I look to our future, I dream. I go deep soul diving in my sweetest hopes and far-flung aspirations, painting visions with wishes and intention.

I think of watching my son grow up and the opportunities I’ll be able to provide him because of you, because of this journey we’re sharing. And I’m reminded again of how I’m called to stand for social justice, to use my privilege as an opportunity to redistribute wealth and knowledge, to create a safer, more equitable world.

I dream of sharing my work in ways that are accessible and empowering to my community and beyond. Of breaking down taboos and fostering a more personal, more honest dialogue around money. Of creating new opportunities for folks to find a more gentle, meaningful, and practical way to engage with their money and bring more loving awareness to their lives. Of leading by example, showing up more fully, ever more authentically, with love, compassion, and a sense of adventure.

Thank you for illuminating a pathway to creating the future of my dreams.

Thank you for hoping with me.



If you wrote a letter to money about your hopes and goals, what would it say?

What do you long for? What tools, resources, and support do you need to get there?

Write it down. Name them to your dear friend. Let this be a toast to the future.

Claim your vision.

Share your inspiration and uncertainties.

Give yourself permission to go deep soul diving amongst your dreams and aspirations.

Your hopes and ambitions are precious, wonderful, and brave, dear money adventurer, just like this journey that you’re on.

Go ahead now and write that letter to your hopes and dreams.

Dream big.

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