Do You Get the Money, or Do I?

In our culture, money is set up as either / or:

Either I believe in complete selfishness and act as though all money should be mine, or I am completely selfless and give it all away.

Either I get the money… or you do.

Soul-based Abundance allows us to find the middle ground: I can have an exquisite life experience and so can you.

I can be open to receive my good AND still be mindful of who I want to be to allow good to flow through me to others.

The word that springs to mind is: Interconnected.

But even interconnection depends on me using my resources to make myself as strong as I can. Depleted energy can’t give.

The amazing aspect of money to remember is that it is simply another form of the Divine. The Divine is limitless, right? As we “use” the knowing that money is of the Divine to fuel our receiving, we can rest in the knowing there is an unlimited amount left for everyone else.

I am not a church-goer, but the image this brings up for me is a Sunday morning. Think of the tens of thousands of people in church across the United States, connecting to and drawing on the Divine in those hours of the morning.

Does that mean there is less Divine for me to access when I am at the shores of my favorite lake in those exact same hours? I can tell you from personal experience that is not the case.

We are all drawing from the same interconnected web that is the Divine in those moments. And there is an unlimited amount left in the Divine’s tank.

Money can be exactly the same.

For you and for me.

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.

May I be Blunt with You About Money?

You will never have enough money in your bank account.

Blunt enough?

You will never have enough to feel safe, to feel worthy, and to know “you’ve made it.” Money is not the source of safety, worthiness, or success.

Even if you have done a fair amount of spiritual work around money, check in with yourself and see where some of these outdated beliefs about money might be lurking; they are sneaky. It is worth looking for them, however, because as long as you hold money accountable for your safety, worthiness, or success, you push money away.

By needing money to fill those holes within you, you are amplifying the holes; you are vibrating in resistance to money.

The way to have enough money is to amplify your relationship with the source of money: the Divine.

This is not about, “Relax, God will provide.”

This is about being able to stand in your connection with the Divine and to embody the knowing that there is always a flow between you and the Divine, between you and money.

This is about knowing this flow is infinite and in quantities that would boggle your mind.

This is about being able to be the open receiver of the flow between you and money. When you are in worry, fear, doubt, not-enoughness, etc., you are closed to the flow of money.

When you are in joy, love, enoughness, you are open to receive.

When you find yourself distracted or distraught about the amount of money in your bank account, stop. Take a breath. Drop into your heart. Ask your internal Divine connection to show you the image of the flow from the Divine. Step into that flow. Feel it. Embody it.

This is the enoughness you are seeking. Now you get to look for the financial evidence, which will show up in your life on a daily basis. Have fun!

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.

Two Love Lessons from Money

You will not find a more complicated, tangled intersection of topics than love and money.

Yet, money is the perfect teacher for allowing in love.

Money’s roots are in the world of the Divine. Priestesses used to be in charge of creating coins; they understood the sacredness of the gold and silver. They understood the source of money is the Divine. You may have physical action that brings you dollars, but the source of those dollars is the Divine.

That makes the core energy of money the Divine. What is the core energy of the Divine? Love.

Money, at its energetic foundation, is Love.

The beautiful quality of money, which amplifies its ability to be a great teacher, is that it is tangible. You can touch it. Feel it. Count it. This tangibility creates an incredible opportunity for learning because your actions are completely measureable.

Money has much to teach us about how we interact with love.

Lesson #1: Conditional vs. Unconditional

How often have you strived for your love of others and/or self to be unconditional?

What does unconditional love even mean? Let’s start with a classic example. Like countless other couples, I used the Corinthians verse in my marriage ceremony:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

But what does this look like? How does love like this show up in our lives? How do we truly live this?

Now we get to bring in money as a teacher.

What if you experienced Divine Love expressed as money unconditionally? What if you replaced the word “love” with “money”:

Money is patient, money is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Money does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

How many hot buttons does this push for you?

Most of us do not experience money unconditionally. We place many conditions on our ability to interact with money: I’ll only love money if it shows up under the “right” conditions. If I’ve been good enough. If it was for a good reason. If I haven’t hurt someone else in the process of getting it. If I don’t get judged for having it. If I manage it well. If I don’t screw it up. If I use it in the right way for the right things for the right people.

What are the conditions you place on money? How do those conditions shed light for you on how you place conditions on other forms of love?

Allow money to be the example for you about where you fall on the spectrum of conditional / unconditional when it comes to allowing love.

Lesson #2 Receiving

How much love can you hold? Love exists in the dynamic of giving and receiving. Many of us are skilled in the giving… not so much in the receiving.

How much love can you receive before you start feeling uncomfortable?

Let’s bring money in again as a teacher.

Without judgment, ask yourself: How open am I to receiving love in the form of money?

Part of your answer may be due to the conditions that we, as a culture, have placed on money. We’ve buried our core, internal understanding of money and focused instead on the external achievement of money. We’ve created all kinds of meaning about that achievement. We’ve made it about status. About power. The giving of money as a substitute for being present. As a measuring stick for how much we love someone. As a substitute for sharing ourselves and our love with others.

Who wants to be open to receive more of that dynamic?

So to be able to fully answer the question about receiving, try a quick exercise first. Imagine that you have a gigantic pile of money sitting in front of you. Allow a wave of divine light to wash over, around and through that pile of money. Allow that money to be completely cleansed of anything other than the original energetic foundation of money.

Now, how much of that clean pile of money are you willing to receive? What’s the number that trips you up? 10,000? 100,000? 1,000,000?

The amount itself doesn’t matter; there is no “right” amount of money.

Notice instead how your body feels as you begin to reach the edges of your comfort zone. What part of your Being needs to stretch in order to allow in more money? To allow in more love?

Living the Love Lessons from Money

In my experience, those of us who are walking a spiritual path tend to battle with money.

And believe me, I get it.

At the same time, money is simply one of the expressions of the Divine. When we start parsing out the kinds of love that are “good” and the kinds of love that are “bad,” we accidently shut down our ability to receive even the “good” kind.

We place limits on our hearts and on our experiences. Those limits begin to shut down and cover up our own divine expression.

Whether or not you have a desire to have more money in your day-to-day life, allow money to share its deep wisdom with you.

Explore the edges of your comfort zone. Become aware of the conditions you place on love and on receiving love.

Receive these love lessons from money and you will allow more love in.

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 Key to Blending Heart and Prosperity

One of the biggest stumbling blocks heart centered people run into as they ask to bring more prosperity into their lives is they don’t want to allow money to dominate their decisions or their passion. In other words, “I don’t want money to end up being my motivator.”

As I was beginning my business, I would have been the first to emphatically raise my hand if someone asked if this were a concern. After all, it feels like money and heart have absolutely nothing to do with each other.

Except, they actually have everything do with each other when you run a heart centered business.

The more you put the stop sign up for money, the more you are putting the stop sign up for flow in your business. The reason for this is: the fastest way to create flow in your heart centered business is to get really clear on the benefits of what you are offering others.

The more you have clarity on the benefits, the more you are able to a) amplify your belief in what you have to offer and b) amplify the expectation that what you offer will help those who are part of your tribe.

Belief and expectation is the engine of the Universe. These being-states are highly magnetic; they attract your tribe and your tribe honors your service through an exchange of money.

If you are consciously or unconsciously saying STAY AWAY MONEY, you are putting a huge kink in your flow of not only money, but also the people who you are here on this planet to serve.

You don’t need to make money your main motivator to allow more money to flow into your experience.

What you do get to do, if you are willing, is to have a better and better understanding of who you are as a Soul and what you are on this planet to offer. Spend your time amplifying your knowing of who you are. Stand firmly in your gifts and talents, and honor the transformation you are offering others. Not everyone will be interested and that is actually for the best. That simply means you are fully living YOU and attracting those who need your offer.

When you build your belief in yourself based on your gifts and talents at the soul level, ego gets to stay out of the picture. You offer your services from your heart and you get to fully enjoy the sumptuous life built from doing what you love and providing real, tangible transformation for those whose lives you touch.

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.

How Can You Expect Something You’ve Never Received?

Open DoorIf you want to create more momentum towards what you want, move into the emotion of expectation. Expect success. Expect prosperity. Expect love.

But how do you move into expectation when what you want is something you’ve never experienced before? Expecting gravity is simple because unless you’ve traveled in space, there’s never been a time you didn’t have gravity. Expecting lavish abundance when you are constantly wondering where the next dollar is coming from… not so simple.

Here are three steps to begin moving into expectation:

  1. How will you feel when you receive what you want?

    Joy? Love? Relief? Connection? Peace? Excitement? Start by adding activities to your day that allow you to experience this emotion now. Get familiar with the emotion. You are starting the momentum rolling with the Universe.

  2. Know that it is already created.

    Your job isn’t to make what you want happen. Your job is to be in alignment with the unfolding of what you want. When you have a clear, conscious desire, the wheels of the Universe begin spinning. Your desire exists energetically. The more you trust this, the more you can ease into alignment with receiving.

  3. Lean on the part of you that has already experienced what you want.

    Even though you haven’t experienced receiving what you want here on the physical plane, you are hard wired with parts that know how to help you create. Use your divine connection in whatever way works best for you (I love Soul Language for this) to receive what you need to know about creating this desire, so it is easier to move into expectation. Your Soul knows how to create and receive what you want.

The beautiful part of taking this approach to creating what you want — whether it is more business, more financial prosperity, or more love — is that you are opening yourself to something even better than you can imagine in this point in time. You are allowing your divinity to lead the way and the results are often quite magical.

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.

Resistance much?

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I had a fun example of a Universal principle the other day.

One of the positives of having my son off enjoying his college experience is I get to drive our car as opposed to the family van. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with driving a minivan, but I have been enjoying the opportunity to drive something a little sportier!

Another gift is my son left behind a piece of technology — a device that connects an iPhone to the radio. This comes in especially handy because I love listening to Abraham-Hicks when I’m driving, but sometimes there is so much ambient noise I can’t hear the speaker on my phone very well.

Now, this little device works by using an FM station setting on the radio. The only downside to this is occasionally, when you pass certain kinds of wires, or get in range of other kinds of signals, static comes on instead of what’s playing on my phone. It had been so long since I’d used the device, I’d forgotten the inconsistency.

So one day last week I’m tooling along, enjoying the sun on my face as I drive, hearing the words of Abraham. We are getting to a really juicy part, I up the volume, so I can catch every word… and all of a sudden there’s static. Complete frustration.

When I finally am able to stop at a stoplight, I lean over and can see the track is still playing, I just can’t hear it. I turn everything off, feeling really frustrated.

Then I had to laugh: What a perfect metaphor for how many of us experience the divine and prosperity.

The Divine, source of all abundance, is constantly with us, constantly speaking to us, constantly guiding us to our greater expansion and good.

And yet we humans throw up resistance all the time: When am I finally going to breakthrough? When is it going to happen for me? I’ve been working so hard and the same thing keeps happening. There must be something wrong with me. I’m afraid I’m not going to get what I want.

This resistance acts like static, not only obscuring the voice of the Divine, but physically stopping our flow of abundance.

Where do you have the most resistance to hearing the Divine and/or receiving your flow?

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.

How Much Good Can You Hold?

I’ve been talking with so many clients over the last two weeks about the same topic:

How much good can you hold?
What’s your upper limit on happiness?

This sneaky, unconscious belief that there is a limit on the amount of happiness you can have in your day to day life limits your ability to expect what you want. When you can’t expect something, it is so much harder to manifest.

Consciously, we may say we want X, Y, and Z, but the unconscious mind says, “But at what cost? If I believe there is a limit on my good, it becomes dangerous to expect too much because I’ll lose something else.” Now self-sabotage becomes rampant.

Try this exercise:

Close your eyes and imagine a thermometer like measuring tool running up your core.

First, ask the Divine to show you what the measurement looks like if you were to have all the happiness in all the areas of your life that you desire.

Now ask the Divine to show you how much happiness you will allow.

What’s the difference between the two? Now you get to journal the answers to the following question:

What do I get to release to
allow more happiness in my daily life?

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.

You Aren’t Doing It Alone

When you are in a difficult place financially — or even a stuck place financially — it is easy to feel alone.

Today I want to remind you that you are never alone.

Sacred Partnership

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.

Power, Love, and Money: Creating A Love Triangle that Really Works

So I’ve been watching Scandal on Netflix. Have you seen it? I avoided it for years thinking it was just a story about an affair. However, after the first episode, the in-depth characters and rich story lines hooked me.

As is turns out, it is the perfect storyline for what I’ve been watching unfold in my awareness about money.

Scale with Heart and MoneyPower. Love. Money. How many real life (as well as TV show and book) examples can you think of where money is tied up with either power or love? Our culture is full of them: from political candidates needing to have millions of dollars to run a campaign, to treating yourself with a “little something new” when you’ve had a bad day, to feeling unloved and unworthy if your customers don’t do business with you.

As entangled as they are, here’s the Truth: Money is a neutral energy. We humans have tangled up with love and power. Because of that, many of us light workers either consciously or unconsciously shun money because we don’t want to be weighed down by the entanglements.

That is one insidious way we are demonstrating our own entanglement with money and power. We are giving away our power with money, so we aren’t caught up in the entanglement of money and power. Truly a tangled web here!

Take a moment, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Imagine for a moment that you can give power, love, and money a different color thread. Now ask the Divine to show you how these three concepts/threads are tangled in your own mind. Perhaps you even see different knots in the threads, showing you where you’ve had an experience, which has created an even deeper tangle.

Now, imagine you can ask the thread of money to become completely neutral. What happens to the tangles?

As you allow money to become completely neutral, it is like dropping the rope in a tug of war game; the endless back and forth just goes away.

Keep working with this image of allowing money to become neutral.

If you would like to have some additional help to fully untangle these three energies and instead create a flow, which allows for full sustainability, I invite you to join Jennifer Urrezio and I in our new money series:

Power, Love and Money: Creating a Love Triangle that Really Works

This is a (3) week class and you can find out all the details here. If you have any questions about the class, drop me a note or schedule a conversation, I’d love to connect.

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.

What is Your Money Identity?

What’s your identity in relationship to money?

Take a moment to close your eyes. Ground yourself. Open to your connection with the Divine.

Now, finish this question:

When it comes to prosperity, I’m the kind of person who…

What comes up for you?

… receives money easily and effortlessly

… has to struggle for whatever comes my way?

Your answer reflects the identity you’ve created for yourself — and the Universe is happy to deliver whatever you’ve decided.

The good news is you hold the power to shift this identity whenever you’re ready.

How about 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.