Do It, or Don’t Do It, Just Don’t Do Both!

I love the work I do — truly. However, if I were to follow my deepest secret longing, I’d be in musical theater.

Think Patti LuPone as Evita, or Heather Headley belting out her Tony winning performance in Elton John’s Aida.

If I’m really honest: Christina Aguilera (complete with pearl strand costume) singing “Guy What Takes His Time” in Burlesque.

One thing I know for sure is that to create these kinds of performances, these women had to go full out. No halfway. No feeling bashful. They each dug deep within their hearts and souls, became the character, believed in the character, and then the performance just flowed.

I could tell they were heart connected because there was no overacting that left me cringing. No head-only based performance that left the performance seeming as if it were simply a series of notes that would soon be forgotten.

The same is true for any business owner running a heart based, purpose based business. You just can’t do it halfway. You have to plug deep into your heart and your soul, become the work, believe in the work, and then let your words flow.

However, we don’t always recognize when we are only going halfway. We think we’re putting ourselves out there fully, when really we’re either over-acting or acting from our heads.

Here are some symptoms of running your business halfway:

  • Not wanting to find your niche; feeling like you have to serve everybody.
  • Worrying more about what your non-authentic clients will think of your message than your authentic clients. In other words, worrying what others think of the work you are putting out there and watering down your message to appeal to everyone instead of the people you are really meant to serve.
  • Blasting your message over and over, and over, needing people to connect with you.
  • Focusing only on the money. Operating from a place of needing money.
  • Needing to have a full calendar / particular amount of income, etc., before you feel worthy of saying you are good at what you do.

In working with my clients — and from my own personal experiences — we run halfway when we carry negative beliefs about what it means to be successful. Or what it means about you to truly stand up and believe fully in your work.

Clearing these underlying beliefs lets you fully and completely step into your heart, align with your Soul’s work, and help all the people you are meant to help and connect with in your business.

Get out of your own way. Step fully and confidently into who you are and let the world see you as you are, in your full, connected glory.

Now that may not be a musical theater number, but this is the work that makes my heart and soul sing!

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Don’t Add Another Layer

Ever since I made the decision I was 100% responsible for what was showing up in my life, life has completely shifted for me. I am happier. I feel more empowered. I am a much more accomplished manifestor in many areas of my life. I am much more aligned with my Soul, and each choice I make about my business draws me closer and closer to living the life my Soul is longing to live.

Yet, I still have experiences that completely challenge me to stay at this level of thinking and belief.

Over the last five months, I have had an ongoing issue with my mortgage company. During the first several months, I dealt with it in what I would humbly call “a spiritual way.”

I visualized the results I wanted. When I had negative communication with them, I would spend 15 – 20 minutes with the practice of ho’oponopono before any further calls. I used all the clearing tools I had in my books. I asked for Angelic help.

And the situation kept getting worse.

I engaged some community resources to help with the issue, resources that have had significantly more experience with the banking industry. They reassured me what I was going through was “normal.” The banks are “out to get people,” etc. I didn’t want to go there but I will tell you, it was seductive to “go there” and get angry. And sometimes, yes, I did get angry.

Still, I came back to my spiritual view. I took a big picture view. I know I’m 100% responsible.

And it made not one whit of difference. The problem still loomed.

Ultimately, the issue with the mortgage company was resolved in a way that I didn’t want. In fact, you could even say, “they won,” in that what I felt was fair didn’t come to pass. They got what they want; I didn’t.

So, what’s a spiritually committed woman to do? How can I have this result and still hold on to the knowing that I am a creator? That I am 100% responsible for my life?

Here’s what I could have done: I could have gotten really angry. I could have spent weeks on end telling everyone and his or her brother about my story. How I was wronged. How they were wrong. I could launch letter writing campaigns to my senators, asking them to please, please look into this terrible crime that is being perpetrated on countless individuals. After all, if I don’t stand up for this, how will it ever be solved?

But where does that “get” me?

On the one hand, it would be a big demonstration of moving up Abraham’s Emotional Guidance Scale — all the way up to revenge from helplessness.

Choosing those actions would allow me to exercise my growing ability to express my true thoughts and feelings.

At the same time, however, I would miss the whole point of this particular opportunity and simply add another layer of “humanness” that covered up my connection with Source, with the learning my soul came here to do, that would knock me farther out of alignment with prosperity.

So, instead, I chose to dive deep into this experience.

I gave myself about 24 hours to be really angry. To b*tch and moan and decry the whole banking industry.

And then I took a breath. Each messy opportunity that shows up for us is an opportunity to remember more clearly who we are and why we are here on this glorious planet.

This opportunity showed me where I still have some remaining feelings of powerlessness, how I want to be treated, where I am still very attached to the form that something shows up in.

Seeing this, I’ve spent time in meditation and in clearing work making the specific choice to feel powerful. To feel heard. To release attachment to form.

I can already feel the benefits of this deeper alignment. I’ve had some amazing opportunities show up on my doorstep this last week and amazing interactions with colleagues. I would have been closed to all of that if I had chosen the other route. I would have added yet one more layer that blocks me from creating the prosperity I want in my life and business.

I’ll tell you, walking my talk isn’t always easy. However, it repeatedly proves to me the power of alignment. And, over and over it proves that spiritual practices aren’t just for when you want something specific. These practices are here to guide you through the messiness of life, helping to continue to ease you closer and closer to your Soul’s purpose, to your prosperous life.

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Finding the Flow of Prosperity

Manifestation feels like such an easy concept: simply focus on what you want, feel the emotions of what you want, and life will unfold around you.

But, how do you maintain that feeling of what you want when you’ve been striving for an unfulfilled desire for what feels like a million years? Or, an unexpected bill arrives? Or, the launch you’ve so carefully orchestrated and visualized doesn’t bring the results you asked for?

These are the times when I have to reach outside of myself to create the vibration I want. My mind is never going to be able to take me there. I need to dive into the experience of something that is going to allow the vibration I want to rise to the surface.

Being out in nature is one way. Listening to music is another. Time with like-minded friends is another.

I’ve also been playing around with introducing really amazing poetry into my daily routine. Here is one of the more recent poems I’ve been including. Before you read it, close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Notice your vibration and how you are feeling.

Now, allow the words to wash over and through you.

The Shining Essence
by Fakhruddin Araqi

I look into the mirror and see my own beauty;
I see the truth of the universe revealing itself as me.

I rise in the sky as the morning Sun, do not be surprised,
Every particle of creation is me alone.

What are the hold spirits? My essence revealed.
And the human body? The vessel of my own form.

What is the ocean that encircles the world?
A drop of my abundant Grace;
And the purest light that fills every soul?
A spark of my own illumination.

I am Light itself, reflected in the heart of everyone;
I am the treasure of the Divine Name,
the shining Essence of all things.

I am every light that shines,
Every ray that illumines the world.

From the highest heavens to the bedrock of the earth,
All is but a shadow of my splendor.

If I dropped the veil covering my true essence,
The world would be gone — lost in a brilliant light.

What is the water that gives eternal light?
A drop of my divine nectar.
And the breath that brings the dead back to life?
A puff of my breath, the breath of all life.

Close your eyes again, take several more deep breaths. How are you feeling? What is your emotional vibration now?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

What is Enough Money?

My guess is that if I asked 100 people, I would get 100 different opinions that all boiled down to one simple answer: more than I have now.

Since I work in the area of prosperity, the question of how much money is enough comes up with almost everyone. Certainly the perception that there isn’t enough is pervasive.

Yet, each client has had a unique version of what wasn’t enough.

From the client who couldn’t invest in any more sessions because her husband constantly told her they didn’t have enough money (but then confided in me that he insisted they pay for everything in cash, including their current home). To the client who was literally shopping the food shelves. To the client who called to celebrate the biggest ‘win’ she’s ever experienced and in the same breath told of her terror because her calendar for new appointments is now blank. The underlying emotion is the same: fear.

Fear that there isn’t ever going to be enough.

The truth of the matter is: there isn’t one number, one situation, one scenario that will define ‘enough’ for all of us.

The truth is that ‘enough’ isn’t a number at all; it’s an emotion, it’s a decision. This is true whether we literally have a negative checking balance or hundreds of thousands of dollars in a retirement account. I’ve been both places, not always in the correct sequence.

We use money as an expression of our worth, as an expression of our safety in the world, as a way to cover up our own personal shame.

Money was never meant for this purpose. Money is simply energy; energy that can be transformed into the physical, tangible things that we require in our life here on planet Earth.

Geneen Roth says, “The relationship with money, like the relationship with food, is a way we act out beliefs that we don’t know we have.”

I invite you to ask yourself the question, “How much is enough? When will I know that I finally have enough?” The answers to these questions will give you what is ready to be healed, so you can finally know, right now, in this moment, there is enough.

When you are in the vibration of enough, you will open the doorway to your abundance and your physical experience will flood with prosperity.

What are you ready to heal, to release, so you can know that no matter what is going on around you right now, that there is enough?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

What to do When the Divine’s Timing isn’t What You Want

This past week I spoke with a very dejected client.

When we first started working together, about six weeks ago, she made a commitment to step out of her old ways of making decisions about her business—from a place of fear. To stop taking continuous action simply for action’s sake and into allowing an unfolding of her purpose; to first connect with Source, listen, and then follow her inspired actions. To create her fertile business; one that fed every part of her.

The first two weeks were joyous. She felt amazing. She committed to a ‘faithful action’ each day. She was receiving amazing responses to her actions.

Then, it all stopped.

Her e-mails went dormant. Her voicemail messages were “0.”

I received a rather panicked e-mail saying, “What do I do now? I know in my heart that I don’t want to go back to how I was. But, I have to have income. What do I do?”

We’ve all been here. We make a commitment to a new way of creating our businesses, our lives. We get amazing feedback from the Universe and then it all seems to stop.

Were we wrong to make the change? Were we wrong to trust this new path? Is it simply a matter of timing or symptom of something worse?

My suggestion is this is a choice point. A place to make a demonstration to the Universe that you are truly serious about the new choices you are making.

This is a very powerful place to be—in this space between asking and receiving. If you simply ‘cut-and run’ and go back to how you were doing business before, or you spend all your time in fear, you miss the Divine opportunity to vault yourself forward.

Each time you find yourself in this space and you recommit to connecting to your purpose and Source, you powerfully shift your vibration.

Each time you find yourself in this space and get curious about the feelings that are showing up, you have the opportunity to release old beliefs and thoughts, powerfully shifting your vibration.

Each time you find yourself in this space and make the commitment to create your feelings based on what you want instead of the physical evidence that is present in this moment, you powerfully shift your vibration.

Each time you shift your vibration, the Universe takes notice.

So what happened for my client?

24 hours after recommitting, releasing, and refocusing, she had a phone call inviting her to come to a paid speaking engagement in front of 150 women in her target market.

I’d say the Universe took notice, wouldn’t you?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Vulnerability and Profits

Running a heart-based, purpose-centered business is an exercise of surrendering to vulnerability over, and over, and over.

When you build a business around your passion, your values, your wants and desires, what is the one constant? YOU.

There’s no large organization to hide behind. No corporate bosses. No policies that are out of your control. Just you.

While this is a powerful place to be, it’s also a very vulnerable place to be.

Here’s the thing about feeling vulnerable: when you are feeling vulnerable, the old stories and beliefs you carry about yourself tend to run the show. It’s hard to be a connected, present, purpose-filled business owner when those old tapes are blaring in your head.

Here are the top (3) vulnerabilities I see in my clients:

  1. Being Seen: In order to have clients, they have to be able to see you. However, when you are ‘putting yourself out there’ in new ways, it can be very hard to do it in a way that encourages thousands of people to be able to see you.

    How to know if this is one of your vulnerabilities: This can show up as simply as having difficulty putting a current picture on your website, stepping into the social networking realm, trouble getting yourself to local networking groups, and more.

  2. Being Judged: No one likes being judged. But, this is a particularly vulnerable area when you are putting your heart and soul out there for all to see.

    How to know if this is one of your vulnerabilities: This can show up as keeping your prices low, not putting out your true message (just one that you think most people would be okay with), watering down what you have to say, thinking more about what other people are going to think than what the deep connection within your body is telling you.

  3. Not Living up to Expectations (yours and/or the important people in your life): The expectations we place on ourselves are often so far and beyond what anyone else would ever expect of us. Yet, with all of our years of living, the most common unconscious decision I’ve seen my clients struggle against is the belief they have to be perfect to be accepted.

    How to know if this is one of your vulnerabilities: This can show up as procrastination, not getting specific goals, manifesting all kinds of external issues you have to deal with that take away the time you have to spend on your business.

The best news about this is that when you find your vulnerability, you’ve also re-discovered your ability to step in and be powerful.

When your business isn’t flowing, there’s always an underlying issue; feeling vulnerable and unsafe are two of the biggest culprits. Take some time this week, notice what isn’t flowing for you, and then get curious: what are the thoughts and beliefs that are stopping the flow?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Whew! That’s a Relief!

I rely a lot on my intuition. In fact, I find the more I rely on it, the more I can rely on it; the information comes in a format that is easier and easier to understand.

Yet, during times when I find myself stuck, it’s harder to feel like I can get a clear answer.

During these times, I love to turn to one of my many Oracle decks (Oracle decks are different from Tarot Decks. I use my Tarot cards on a daily basis. More about that in a different post.) Some of my favorite Oracle decks come from Doreen Virtue: Goddess Guidance, Healing Angels, etc.

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself completely stymied. I wasn’t moving forward. At all. I had a project to complete, but I was good and stuck. Since neither meditation nor my other tools to tap into the core issue of a situation were working, I decided to pull out one of my Oracle decks.

Instead of using my typical decks, I decided to pull out a deck I’ve just started using: T. Harv Ekers’ Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Deck. Here’s what came up:

Front of the Card: Become a Great Learner.

“Hmm,” I thought, “something I already know.” I’m always reading books, articles, blogs, whatever I can get my hands on. Not too much insight here. However, I was committed enough to flip over the card.

Back of the Card: Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know. Every master was once a disaster…you can learn to be great at anything.

And boom, there was the blinding flash of clarity.

Even though I’ve worked on layers of this issue before, I could see I was completely stopped because there was still a part of me ashamed that I wasn’t the perfect “after” story. I was stuck because I was creating impossible circumstances to meet. I was requiring myself to be perfect; a condition that doesn’t even exist.

I was being hard on myself because I hadn’t reached perfection and because I’d had the issue in the first place.

Every master was once a disaster. Whew, such relief!

I did healing on the part of me that continued to carry the shame for having the issue in the first place. And I gave myself permission to be exactly where I was. I allowed myself to feel deep within my body the truth that every master was once a disaster.

From that place of healing and permission, my project flowed, and I am now able to help others more easily navigate their own similar issues. That feels amazing and is infinitely better than swimming in a smaller and smaller circle, letting fear and shame hold me back.

Where do you hold yourself to impossibly high standards? Where do you keep yourself stuck by requiring yourself to be perfect first? Where do you get stopped by shame?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

It’s Never About the Money

Imagine for a moment that you are a doctor. Your patient comes in and says she is having trouble getting enough air when she walks; she simply cannot breathe.

Would you focus only on the kind of air the person was breathing? Would you look for ways to have her have more air around her? Would you recommend she “breathe shallower” so as to not use up the air that is around her?

Even without medical training, I am certain you know the amount of air isn’t the issue. Not getting enough air is the result. The issue that causes that result lies within the underlying structure of the patient.

Money issues are always the same.

Money is simply supposed to be an energy that flows in and out of our lives, giving us exactly what we need to live a full, prosperous life. It’s supposed to be as natural as breathing; you shouldn’t even have to think about it and it will flow.

Yet, for many of us that isn’t the case. Since it isn’t flowing the way we want, we start to “knuckle down,” spend less and look for more ways to make more money; but, money keeps being blocked.

Why? We’re looking at the wrong issue. Money itself isn’t the issue; lack of money is the result, just like not being able to breathe is the result of an underlying problem in the body, not the fact that air is limited.

What’s the real issue behind our lack of money?

Of course, the answer to this is as individual as we are, but here are some of the more common underlying issues I’ve seen my clients grapple with:

  • If more money is flowing, you’ll have to address relationship issues.
  • You believe it’s either money or: time, trust, spirituality, family, love.
  • Having no money keeps you safe: Without a large business, you’ll never have to face the fear of speaking your truth to the world.
  • Not having enough money keeps you from acting out of your purpose.
  • It’s easier to have issues with money than to shift our long-term belief that we can’t have what we truly want to have.
  • It’s easier to have issues with money than to know it’s safe to ask for what we want.
  • If you have money, then you’ll have to re-evaluate what you think of “rich” people, their values, their connection with Spirit, their thoughtfulness, desire to help other people.
  • If you have money, you’ll have to be even more responsible than you are now, live up to even more expectations.

How do you begin to ‘diagnose’ your personal blockages? Ask yourself these beginning questions:

  1. What would happen if I had all the money I wanted?
  2. What decisions would I have to make?
  3. What does not having money keep me from doing / being / having?
  4. What would having more money keep me from doing / being / having?
  5. Imagine yourself with the business that you want—reaching the number of people you want to reach, having the income flow that you want. What does your daily life look like? How does it affect your relationship? The way you want to be in the world? How you show up in your purpose.

The answers to these questions are the clues you need to diagnose where your prosperity blocks lie. As you heal the blocks, the money will flow.

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

This is the Easy Part

I want you to bring your gifts and purpose in a big way this year. Here are three elements to remember to bring all that is in your heart into physical being:

  1. Big Ideas Create Big EnergyAs soon as you begin playing around with big ideas, it’s as if they have an energy of their own. This energy acts like a huge beacon, highlighting all that is within you that doesn’t energetically match your goal or vision.

    This is one of those “blessing in disguise” opportunities.

    If you are aware of this dynamic, then that light is a blessing. You clear out what doesn’t match so you can move forward.

    If you aren’t, then life may seem to get really messy. You may define this messiness as procrastination, or communication problems, or road blocks may keep appearing in other areas of your life, or physical issues may come up in your body.

    Each of those “messes” is real — not imaginary — but they are present because you’ve stirred the pot. You’ve changed the status quo. The parts of you who learned early on it wasn’t safe to be seen, or you don’t deserve great things happening to you, or it isn’t safe to shine in such a big way, are going to squawk in any way possible to get your attention.

    The key to moving toward your vision is to understand this and know how to clear out the energy that doesn’t match your new vision.

  2. Believing is SeeingWhat we know about the energetics of the Universe is that you have to hold your vibration to match with what you want in order for it to manifest.

    It can be hard, though, to hold the space of believing in what you want long enough for the physical evidence to start to show up. As time goes on, it gets easier to notice the NOT showing up. All of a sudden now you’ve shifted the energy of the situation. You haven’t shifted your desire for your goals, simply the energy around your desire.

    To keep moving toward your vision, spend time each day feeling the energy of your vision. The most important work you’ll ever do is to continue to create the internal feeling of what you want.

    The Universe responds to your vibration, not your vision board.

  3. Where’s it Coming From?If you are diligently implementing #1 and #2 and your vision simply isn’t unfolding, check in with the motivation behind your goal.

    Is the motivating factor based in fear? Desperation? Now, none of us like to admit we are feeling fear or desperation, but we all do at some point. The key is to simply be curious about your emotions, not judgmental.

    If you get really honest with yourself and notice you are motivated by fear, you are amping up the vibration of fear. Your vision is not going to unfold.

    Make sure your vision is based on a connection with your heart and Source, not on the fears that keep you separate.

As you include these three elements into your daily routine, you will see a much more powerful unfolding of your vision and goals. I can’t wait to hear what unfolds for you!

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Do You Know the Story of Silent Night?

Imagine this: you are the pastor of a small church in rural Austria in the early 1800’s. It’s several days before Christmas and the organ your church is known for is out of commission. People are counting on you to do something to fix it before Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. And yet, the organ remains broken.

After deciding there wasn’t anything more to do, Pastor Joseph Mohr went home feeling the stress and strain, and the worry. However, once he got home, he decided he needed to somehow release that stress and strain. So, he got quiet and allowed himself to reconnect to the real reason for the season, the true Spirit of Christmas.

As he calmed himself, words began flowing.

He brought the stanzas he wrote to Franz Gruber, the musical director of the church, telling him, “I think these are words to a song.” Within a half hour, Franz had the melody to “Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht,” “Silent Night,” which they sang that night, accompanied by his guitar.

Years later, this simple and beautiful song had spread throughout Europe. And now it has spread throughout the entire world.

Fanciful version of the story? Perhaps. And yet here is what touched me: this story demonstrates that getting quiet, getting into your heart and connecting with Spirit, is the most powerful action you can take for your business and in your life.

If Joseph Mohr had sat down and said, “I’m going to write an internationally known song,” chances are he would have had writer’s block.

Instead, he allowed himself to drop into his heart, connect with Spirit in the best way he knew how, and then inspiration simply flowed. He had no specific agenda. He simply wanted to feel connection so that he could best serve his congregation.

In this busy holiday season, no matter your tradition, I invite you to stop. Take a breath. Drop into your heart and connect with Spirit, Source, Creator, God. The gift is feeling this moment. And, that gift will keep on giving, as you move from inspiration to inspiration. Breath to breath. Inspired action to inspired action. Gift to gift.

Blessings to each and every one of you.

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.