What Does Your Prosperity Soil Look Like?

Sometimes it feels like life happens to us.

In reality, we are the creation point. Our vibration is the focus point, which sends the signals that allow or disallow experiences.

We are our own soil. We are the nurturers of the seeds of our life here on planet Earth; including our prosperity.

What does your prosperity soil contain?

Do your beliefs, thoughts, and emotions create a luscious, rich, nutrient-dense soil, which grows prosperous experiences? Or do they act more like weeds, growing up and choking out that which you desire?

All you have to do is to look at the experiences coming into your daily life to know the answer to that question.

No matter the answer, you hold the power to create the shift. The more connected to whom you really are — the part of you that knows your connection to the Divine — the more you release the gunk that life is on planet earth.

Today is a great day to take inventory: how’s your prosperity soil?

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Are You “Shoulding” on Yourself?

Do you should on yourself? You know, “I should be doing this…”, or, “This isn’t how it should be….” Oftentimes we “should” on other people or situations that don’t personally involve us.

I don’t as much as I used to, but recently I was feeling really frustrated and found that at the core of the frustration was a judgment about the way things “should” be happening.

When we get caught up in the “should” of a situation, we’re usually a) in judgment and b) feel like there is an exact right and an exact wrong. Not only that, but we push out the Divine as our mind has decided it is going to run the show. As we are caught up into this pattern, business slows because we aren’t tapped into our deep well of creativity, instead the mind is keeping us inside a very strong box.

When you find yourself in a place of “shoulding,” take a breath. Allow your consciousness to flow deep within your body and ask to be connected with your Divine self. Ask this part what you get to let go of in order to move forward.

The more you do this, the more you’ll find you have access to your creativity and to the miracles available to you through the Divine.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Is a Sumptuous Life a “Good Enough” Measure of Success?

Close your eyes and feel the word: sumptuous. Isn’t it a rich feeling?

Does it have any place in a definition of success? I would argue that it deserves to be front and center in anyone’s, especially heart and soul based people’s, definition of success.

When I listen to all of the guru’s out there shouting about six figure success, it simply leaves me dry and empty. Not because I’m not interested, not because money isn’t something that I desire, not because I’m not interested in what money will get for me, but rather because it is so one dimensional.

Not only that, but, focusing on the six figures leaves you wide open to base all your worth on how much money is coming in through your bank account, which is naturally going to ebb and flow. Focusing on six figures leaves you wide open to decide that you are less worthy because that idea you had didn’t resonate with your tribe the way you thought that it would. Leaves you wide open to making decisions purely based on money.

Again, money is part of our physical plane experience and we are meant to have as much as we require.

But, the current paradigm is that money is THE measure of success, the ONLY measure of success.

I don’t buy into that, and most heart and soul based people don’t (thankfully, they are helping to slowly shift this paradigm). However, this leaves us hanging a bit… what is the measure of success?

First, it’s personal to each of us.

Once you accept that, now you get to ask the question: “What is success for me?” As I’ve been playing with that question for myself, the word that came up is: sumptuous; rich in all ways.

While I am here on the planet, I want to live from my center, my soul connection. I want to offer my gifts and talents to the world as I lead from my center. As I do this, life and business become intertwined, each one supporting and playing off the other.

Life becomes rich with travel experiences, intellectual experiences, sensory experiences, heart experiences, love experiences, physical experiences, transformational experiences. These experiences are mine and those of my tribe. They are multi-dimensional and in complete integrity and authenticity with who I am as a Soul at all levels of Mind, Body, and Spirit. In a word: Sumptuous.

Success for me is a sumptuous life and business.

The beauty of this definition of success is that money reverts back to its original intention: a resource. Yes, money will be needed for many of these experiences. However, it is simply a tool, not a measure of success.

Another beautiful aspect of this definition of success is that giving and receiving are completely in balance. I take in joy and give it back out through the lens of my business, through the act of giving my gifts and talents. That act of giving draws from a very full well, which will only enhance my ability to give.

I stand fully in my desire for sumptuous living; excited about the juicy energy it creates and curious about where it leads.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Believing in Your Tribe

Living and creating a business from your authentic being is an intensely vulnerable act; a huge exercise in trust.

This act will bring out all your ‘demons,’ all those parts of you that are just trying to keep you safe, but are well and truly terrified. While these demons can show up in many different ways, one common theme I hear during sessions, “Is there really anyone out there who wants what I have to offer?”

I used to address it by helping people clear the blocks to connecting on a heart level with those people who are in their tribe. We’d also tap into the subconscious and release the fear at the root level.

And it was effective.

However, I’ve found another approach, which is even more effective: amping up your connection with the Divine and allowing the Divine to place in your body the knowing and feeling of the gifts that you brought with you as a Soul. The more you embody the Truth that you came with specific gifts and talents, the more you embody the Truth you have a tribe here waiting for you.

So much gets in the way of this embodiment: believing it’s egotistical to think highly of yourself, feeling it isn’t spiritual to focus on yourself, having been criticized by others who saw you in your light and weren’t able to handle it, and more.

When you remember who you really are at your core, when you embody this deep knowing of your gifts, so much will free up for you. Imagine what action steps you could take in your business if you knew, without a doubt; there are people who are waiting for you to fully express your gifts?

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Have You Made the Decision?

What is the difference to your business if you can make grounded decisions that lead you to sustainable prosperity? Huge, right?

So why do we sometimes have a hard time making a decision? As I was just reminded in my own business, sometimes the decision we think we are making isn’t really the decision we need to make.

Over the past several months, I’ve been working with my mentor to create language and the physical form of the next evolution of how I am bringing my gifts and talents out to the world. On top of the work I was already doing with her, I made an investment to do a special creative session; but I found I kept putting off scheduling.

That should have been a clue to me because typically once I decide to move ahead and invest in a session like this, I’m antsy to get it done quickly. But, it took me almost a month to schedule the session.

What I thought was the decision I was having difficulty with was — what is the form of what I want to create? Do I want to bring a service, a product, individual work, group work, or something different to life? I kept going round and round in my head and gave myself the reason that I didn’t want to “waste” my time with her by not having this basic answer.

But no. This wasn’t even close to the decision that was holding me hostage.

Finally, I realized the actual decision I was having difficulty making was: Am I ready to step out in much bigger way? Am I really ready to put my ideas and myself out there in a way that requires I trust the Divine?

While I will admit it took several days of absolute fear and falling apart to realize it, I finally knew what I needed to decide.

Once I knew what I had to decide, I could finally connect deeply with my Soul, which allowed me to set the fear to one side, so I could fully and completely make the decision that, yes, I am ready to show up in a new way. Now I could show up to my creative session and allow the physical form and other decisions to easily flow.

When you are having a hard time making a decision, get still. Get connected with the Divine, with your Soul, and ask the question: what is the decision beneath the decision I’m having trouble making? This will lead you to the point, so you can make a completely grounded decision, which will lead you toward sustainable prosperity.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Do You Know Your Constant?

Are you aware of the constant that propels you forward?

When I first started my business more than 12 years ago, I thought what propelled me forward was a desire to get my gifts out to the world, a love of transformation, a burning desire to share a new way of being with the world.

But, as I have grown and developed, I can see now the constant that was my governing guide was to be safe. To create from a place I was sure wasn’t going to create judgment. To create from a place of perfectionism. Those were the “constants” that drove my decisions.

Unconsious? Yes. Sustainable? No.

Recent conversations with clients have highlighted for me my own shift over the last several years from a set of very external constants to an internal constant. This internal constant is my connection with Soul.

With this internal constant, all the old programming drops away. (Or, at least I can see that it IS old programming and then I get to make the choice about whether to continue believing it or not. Sounds like a simple decision, but not always.) With this internal constant, I have a connection that helps me see the bigger picture and allows me to more completely fulfill the mission I came to complete here on planet Earth. And of course, being in alignment with this constant provides me a much more reliable, sustainable, juicy, and joyful way to create prosperity in my life.

As I was thinking about this, I came across this writing from Lao Tzu:

Holding to the Constant

Lao Tzu

Break into the peace within,
Hold attention in stillness
And in the world outside
You will ably master the ten thousand things.

All things rise and flourish
Then go back to their roots.
Seeing this return brings true rest,
Where you discover who you really are.
Knowing who you are, you will find the constant.
Those who lack harmony with the constant court danger,
But those who have it gain new vision.

They act with compassion; within themselves they can find room for everything
Having room, they rule themselves and lead others wisely.
Being wise, they live in accordance with the nature of things.

How about you? Are you creating from an external or internal set of constants? Are you ready to shift to that internal constant that will show you who you really are? That will bring you a sustainable and joyful flow of prosperity.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

The Intention That Will Change Your 2013

A couple of weeks ago, a friend and colleague of mine recommended a new resource to me for Flower Essences. From the moment I opened the webpage, I was absolutely enthralled and knew this was a business I would continue to have a relationship with for a very long time … and I wasn’t even a customer yet!

Later that evening, I was still thinking about this wonderful new resource and began asking the question, “Why am I so drawn in?” Is it simply because Flower Essences are what I need right now?

And yes, that was part of the answer.

However, the deeper answer was I could feel the woman who creates these Flower Essences is completely tapped in and living from her gifts. Every single word on her website and in her guide flows directly from who she is at a soul level.

Clearly, I am one of her tribe, one of her people; my whole system could tell from the moment of my first interaction.

Perhaps the reason this experience was so powerful for me is that I have been receiving so many messages from Source that the key to creating a prosperous, fertile business is to BE YOU; to fully embrace your gifts, and share them with the world without apology (or agenda).

This is terrifying for many of us and I do include myself here. However, as I have shared more and more of myself, as I have opened to using my soul given gifts, my business — the prosperity, the joy, the ease — has changed radically.

As you set your intentions, commitments, and resolutions for the upcoming year, I invite you to add one to the top of your list: Be Myself. Then do whatever it takes to put this intention into motion. Maybe it’s first learning about who you really are at a Soul Level. Or, it’s about clearing out fears of being judged if you show your true self. Or, maybe it’s improving your confidence and beliefs that there are people in the world who are waiting for you.

Do whatever you need to do — internally or externally — to make the commitment to be yourself in 2013. The part of the world that is your tribe is waiting for you.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

The Key You’ve Been Searching For

How much time do you spend each month in your business looking for a new way to market yourself? That time may look like creating new programs, writing new web copy, engaging in social media (or simply thinking about doing any of these activities or berating yourself for not doing more)?

What I have noticed — in both my clients and in myself — is that we are willing to invest hours and hours and hours of external action. We are willing to invest that time because there is a part of us that still believes there is a magic key out there, which will open the door to connecting with those people we are on this planet to serve.

I am here to tell you there is a key. Maybe it’s even magic. Sure feels like magic. But it is NOT out there. The key is not a program, a tactic, a squeeze page, or a social media site.

The key is in you.

The key is being you. Actually, it is one level deeper than that: The key is being the Soul you. The key is bringing to the world all gifts and talents you came into this physical plane with, no holds barred.

Once we fully own our beautiful, brilliant, light, soul-selves, our magnetic wattage is turned on full force. Actually, I should say that differently: when we fully own our beautiful, brilliant, light, soul-selves, we remove the human-made barrier that covered up our natural magnetic wattage.

When the barrier is removed:

That’s when the best methods to becoming known to the people we are meant to serve show up.

That’s when the phone begins to ring before you’ve even put out an offer.

That’s when the people in your business are an absolute joy to create with.

That’s when business begins to flow in a sustainable way.

What internal or external action can you take today to fully own your beautiful, brilliant, light, soul-self?

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

A Love and Appreciation Note for You in this Holiday Season of Gratitude

HeartDon’t accept anything less than the Truth.

You are of the Divine. You are of Love. You are of Spirit. You are an abundant, radiant, worthy being.

You came with very specific gifts to help you navigate this Earth plane.

You came with purpose and focus.

You deserve all the abundance and riches that flow throughout this boundless Universe.

Right now, in this moment you are enough.

In fact, enough doesn’t even begin to describe it.

You simply, are.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Dark Night of the Soul Wisdom

At the end of 2011, I had a reading from a mentor of mine. Using Animal Medicine cards, she shared the theme of my upcoming year: Loyalty, specifically learning about loyalty as it relates to Source, to God.

I found this intriguing because over the last several years I have been deepening into my connection with Source and understanding at a body level how that connection feeds a prosperous business. So, I looked forward to the year and the concept unfolding for me.

Throughout the year, new information, new “knowings” have been unfolding right and left. My practice of connecting with the Divine has deepened and I really thought I was “getting it.”

Then it all, seemingly, fell apart. Over the last several months, I’ve been experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul; a down on my knees, palms up, pleading with the Infinite for answers and resolution kind of Dark Night.

The main question I noticed that I was asking was, “Why aren’t you hearing me? I’m following all the ‘rules’ of asking, of manifestation, why aren’t you sharing the abundance that I know is possible in life? Why are you taking away the areas where I’ve always had great abundance, like health?”

“#!^&! Where’s the loyalty?”

What I was really asking was, “Where are you?”

And what I heard was, “Where are you? When will you allow me in?”

Here is what I finally understood: God is as loyal as you allow her to be.

From the one year I spent in Religious Education in third grade, I created this picture of God as a man with a long white beard, full of judgment, someone you needed to prove yourself to, and who was waiting to hand out blessings IF you proved yourself.

In other words, God was in control. God made the decisions. My job was to wait. Wait and see if I was worthy. Wait and see if I would receive blessings.

This is not a picture that melds with my now understanding of Source and laws of the Universe. Yet, this was still in the background, affecting my relationship with Source Energy.

Source was loyal to this buried, background understanding. Source was so loyal that it responded to me exactly as I expected.

I was waiting. So Source was waiting.

I’m now seeing the places where I wasn’t allowing Source to work its magic, the places where I was steadfastly holding God out of my life because I needed it to show up differently, the places where I was waiting for God to act FIRST, so I could then make a decision that I was worthy of blessings.

What does this have to do with building a prosperous, fertile business?

When you are a heart-centered entrepreneur, deepening your connection with Source is the key to creating an authentic and prosperous business. You literally won’t do it any other way; no hard selling tactics, marketing pushiness, or over-the-top techniques are going to fly with you.

At the same time, you can try as many spiritual ‘tactics’ as you want — affirmations, visualizations and more — but if you are holding on to old beliefs about how to work with Source, you will only be frustrated in your attempts.

I know first hand.

Source is as loyal to you as you are to Source.

Are you willing to be loyal to Source?

Take a breath and ask yourself honestly, “Where am I? How am I allowing my connection to flow?”

What can you release, so Source’s loyalty reflects the desires of your heart and Spirit?

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.