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.

Feeling Vulnerable?

As I was in meditation last week, I talked with my Soul team about the changes I’ve been noticing within myself. I’ve been noticing I’m finding it easier and easier to put myself, and my ideas, out into the world. But, even with the greater ease, there is still a period of time of vulnerability.

As I brought the topic up, the image they gave me was that of a crab. As a crab grows, she sheds the shell that has been her home and a new, roomier shell begins to harden. While the process is relatively fast, considering all that is going on, there are still several days while the outer shell is still soft and vulnerable.

As humans, we go through the same process of growth and expansion. Instead of shedding a hard protective skeleton, we shed old thoughts, old ways of seeing the world, and allow ourselves to grow into a more expanded version of ourselves.

Nothing speeds up this growth and expansion as running a business based on our gifts and talents. In fact running a purpose based business forces the growth and expansion like nothing else I’ve experienced. You HAVE to keep expanding or your business goes nowhere.

As much as we all want expanded businesses, the personal expansion isn’t always comfortable. As much as we all say we want the personal expansion, the time between shells, between belief structures, can be scary.

After all, even if the transfer is quick, there is that space of time where our underlying “skin” is exposed. That beautifully soft pink new born, vulnerable skin of the new “us” meets the air for the first time and it’s there for all the world to see.

What my team shared with me is those who are most successful have mastered the art of growing and changing their shells because they know they are safe in that transition. They know they are safe in transition because they understand at a deep level who they are.

In other words, they know their Inner Capital™: their Truths, their purpose, the truths of the Universe, their connection with Source, their inherent safety. These truths make the process of expansion less vulnerable and therefore, they are more willing to allow the process to unfold.

I’m still working with the depth of this message from Soul; amazing what rich information comes through when you open and allow the flow. If you are ready to allow a much roomier shell and the resulting expanded business, I invite you to take some quiet time to connect with the Divine, with your Soul team, and ask, “What do I get to release to have a more complete understanding of my own Inner Capital?”

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.

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.

Is Your Business Pushed by Pain or Pulled by Purpose?

Take a moment, close your eyes, and inhale a deep breath. Connect with Source in whatever way feels best to you and ask yourself, “In my business, am I pushed by pain? Or pulled by purpose?”

Pushed feels like: struggle, doubt, trying, orchestrating, fear, worry, disbelief, specific outcome focused; as if business success is a mountain you are scaling with only your bare hands for assistance.

Pulled feels like: flow, alignment, uncovering, excitement, knowing, “why” focused; as if you are floating on top of river current — sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always with support.

I’ve done both and I have to say, being pulled by purpose is ever so much more enjoyable!

Not only is being pulled by purpose filled with more joy, but it also allows you to extend your reach to so many more people.

While I don’t believe we have a checklist of activities or duties we were meant to accomplish in this lifetime, I do believe we come with specific intentions. When we allow ourselves to be in the flow of those intentions, everything clicks together so much more easily and joyously.

So, right now, in this moment of your business are you pulled or pushed?

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.

Plant Your Own Seeds

To have a Fertile Business, you must have both fertile soil and seeds, which when planted within that soil, will yield a harvest in alignment with your lifestyle/values/goals.

I spend a lot of time in this newsletter teaching you how to tend your soil, so to speak. Helping you become aware of the thought patterns or beliefs that over-run your ability to live from your purpose. Those old patterns are weeds that can choke off anything that is starting to grow if left unattended.

What I haven’t talked about are the seeds that get planted within the soil. In terms of a Fertile Business, the seeds are your intentions and actions that will lead you to your business programs.

What is most important to know and what I think so many of us forget: You get to choose the seeds…you don’t have to, nor should you, plant the seeds that everyone else is planting. You don’t necessarily want the same harvest as everyone else.

To have a Fertile Business, before you plant any seeds you must ask yourself: What harvest will bring me the most joy? After all, if you want a crop of sunflowers, you don’t plant tomato seeds.

Some guiding questions:

Are you more jazzed by helping one person through deep transformation, or by sharing your energy with a room full of people?

Do you prefer spoken or written communication?

Are you about building community? A Message? A Brand?

Are you more about bringing the message to the people, or helping someone see how to live the message?

I could go on and on with questions, but here’s the bottom line: if you are someone who is fed by individual transformation but are following the gurus who tell you that you shouldn’t be trading dollars for hours and therefore you should only be teaching large group programs, you aren’t going to be happy with your harvest.

Maybe there will be money. Maybe there won’t. However, for certain, you are going to be drained energetically. You are going to begin questioning if you are really “cut out” for running your own business.

A Fertile Business is all about you. Take all your gifts, talents, and values into consideration first and THEN choose your seeds.

What an amazing harvest it will be!

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 Trust the Process?

A key component to creating a Fertile Business is starting with the end in mind: what do you really want? What do you want your life to look like? How do you want to feel while you are serving your clients? What are the key values that need to be present?

When you stay in vibrational alignment with your vision of what you want, you receive inspired actions that will lead to your vision unfolding.

One small factor that can throw you completely out of the process: Time.

Sometimes what you want to create takes time. Knowing this intellectually is one thing; being able to continue to have faith in the unfolding when physical evidence piles up around you that seems to say, “this isn’t working,” is another.

When that physical evidence isn’t changing, the natural reaction is to say, “This isn’t working. Time to push a little harder, time to work a little harder, time to give a little more effort.” As soon as you do this, you start cutting yourself off from your connection to your inner wisdom and your focus on what you really want to create goes away.

“In your action, you lose sight of the vision. You lose sight of your trust in the process and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.”

—Abraham-Hicks

If you find yourself having difficulty trusting the process, here are some questions to ask yourself, so you can gain clarity about what you can heal within yourself to be able to step more fully into trust:

  • Does the Universe really “have my back”?
  • Am I completely safe in this world?
  • Is life really about living in joy?
  • Am I good enough, valuable enough, right now, in this moment, to deserve my wants?
  • Are we all really supposed to have what we want?

The closer you can get to answering a full and complete YES to these questions, the easier it will become to trust the process, hold your vision, and come into vibrational alignment with your Fertile Business (and life).

What are you ready to shift and/or heal today to step more fully into trust?

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.

Tired of Spinning Your Wheels?

There’s no sugar coating the Truth: it’s your vibration in the moment that matters to your prosperity.

That Truth actually carries both sweet and bitter. When you look around, you know you’ve created what’s here. Yup, I know, that awareness brings a certain amount of frustration. Of sadness. Of fear that you’ll never be ‘good enough’ or vibrate ‘well enough’ to make any changes. Yes, I feel it too in certain areas of my life.

At the same time, this Truth holds so much power. And promise. And hope.

The trick, if there is such a thing, is to be aware of your vibration in the moment — not every moment of every day. That would be overwhelming.

Check in throughout the day. Ask yourself, where is my vibration?

If you, “Created from my thoughts in this moment…what would I be creating more of?”

Joy or fear?
Faith or doubt?
Abundance or lack?
Busyness or centeredness?
Service or servitude?

Where are you — right now in this very moment? This is the only moment that counts.

If you find yourself creating out of an emotion that you know you don’t want more of, that’s the time to shift. Do whatever you need to do, right then, in that moment, no excuses, to shift.

What happens when you can’t shift the vibration simply by wanting to shift? You use a tool, you use a coach, you release the old beliefs that keep that vibration in place, you go out in nature, you dance, you sing loudly, you clean up the gunk from your chakras… So many options, really.

So often, we wait until we can “do it right.” Or we think that because we’re feeling so low, so sad, so hopeless, that it isn’t possible to shift. Those are the times that you MUST shift. Otherwise, life will stay the same.

There’s no perfect way to do this.

There’s only the perfect moment: now.

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.

Making Room for the New

As we prepare to begin anew, stepping into the energies of 2012, what are you willing to release to make room for all the good that is coming your way this year?

What I am hearing from my clients, and feeling myself, is 2012 is a year that will truly be amazing. Give yourself as much room as you can by releasing what no longer serves you.

Ask yourself:

Where are my energy leaks?
Where am I sidetracked from what I know to be true?
Where do I lose my connection to what I want?

Here are the top two release intentions from my list this year:

  • Unsubscribing from every “expert” whom I don’t resonate with at a deep level. While I don’t have to agree with everything someone has to say and I admire those people who can simply take the ‘nuggets’ of good information and release the rest, I choose to no longer follow someone whose style makes my stomach clench.The reason why there are so many experts out there is because there are many different styles. I choose to release those who don’t match mine.

    Honestly, I began doing this about a month and a half ago, and feel a substantial difference in my ability to stay tuned into my own value and way of being in the world.

  • In the same vein, I am choosing to release — at an even deeper level than before — comparing my work to what others are putting out in the world. We each are here with a divine purpose and we can’t follow it if we are trying to be like someone else. This also means stepping into full and complete trust that we have a tribe of people waiting for us to fully step into our gifts.

Your turn. What has been hanging around, taking up space? What are you ready to let go of, fully and completely?

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 These Your Objections Too?

Is it really worth investing your time and resources to clear out your old thoughts, patterns, experiences, and beliefs?

I’ve heard from many clients that even though they understood the concept, there were several basic thoughts that stood in the way of committing themselves to this kind of work — and now that they know differently, they wished they’d known sooner.

Here are the top three misconceptions about energy work and business:

I don’t have the time — I need to focus on activities that will bring money in NOW. I can finesse the beliefs later.

This is a little bit like saying, “I don’t have time to take the car into the shop. I know that ‘check engine light’ has been on for weeks, but I can push it a little longer.” And then something explodes in the engine and now you have no car for weeks along with a huge repair bill.

When you aren’t getting the results you want, it’s your body’s “check engine light” lighting up for you. Life is truly supposed to be joyful, and full of ease and flow. When it isn’t, something is keeping you out of alignment.

When you take the time to come back into alignment, everything flows so much more easily. The Universe is able to bring you the experiences that will provide the results you are looking for. Investing a short amount of time saves you loads of time in the future AND the time is much more joyful. Those spikes of fear, anxiety, and doubt simply disappear.

Playing around in these old memories and beliefs is just “Dumpster Diving.” I’ve moved on. Those experiences are in the past.

First, there is no “past” when it comes to memories and beliefs. They are literally woven into the fabric of your energy system. Any time you have something happen in the present that triggers the same type of emotions, it’s as if your body reaches in, pulls the lid off the old emotions and beliefs, and all of a sudden you are acting as if the past were the present. You may not realize that you’re doing it, but your energy system sure does.

Second, energy clearing is very specific. When I work with a client about a present moment issue, we look only at the experiences and beliefs that are keeping the energy out of alignment for that issue. We don’t just go digging around for the fun of it; the process is very specific.

I don’t want to feel like a victim. I gave that up a long time ago. I don’t want to go into the old story one more time.

Energy clearing is not like therapy. Energy clearing goes in and releases the old, so you can make room for the new. It’s not about blaming. It’s not about being a victim.

Getting back into alignment through energy clearing is a powerful choice. You are choosing to make new decisions. You are choosing to come into alignment with your new goals. You are making a very bold declaration to the Universe: I am ready for my new life. I am ready for my new business success. Bring it ON!

I’d love to help you use the power of energy clearing and re-alignment so you can more easily bring your gifts to the world. There are people waiting for you to more fully step into your gifts. Make it possible for them to receive what they need by first attending to what you need.

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.