Politics, Money, and Love

I’m not really one to get too political. I choose that mostly because I know we create the strongest influence in the direction we want by holding our own centers; BEING the change we want to see in the world (and then taking inspired action). I can’t follow the political “game” and hold my center. So, normally, I don’t.

However these are not normal times.

The political climate is filled with so much hate, classism, and what feels like down-right meanness. And, so much of it is driven by greed. Money (and the power that comes with it).

Perhaps that is an oversimplification and I know there are other driving forces, but I am struck by what people do to other people for the sake of money. I find myself wanting to say human beings can be so cruel.

Rocks my ability to hold my center, truth be told.

And yet here’s what I know. If I lose my center, I contribute to the “madness” of the world by adding my anxiety and fear to the Collective. That doesn’t serve me and it doesn’t do anything to serve the world.

So what do I do? What’s anyone to do?

What if we all learned to bring ourselves and our relationship with money up into the consciousness of Love? I’m not talking romantic love, I’m talking about the consciousness of Love. What David Hawkins defines as one of the higher level emotions connected with power. Here’s what he says about Love:

Love is a state of being. It’s a forgiving, nurturing, and supportive way of relating to the world. Love isn’t intellectual and doesn’t proceed from the mind; Love emanates from the heart. It has the capacity to lift others and accomplish great feats because of its purity of motive.

If we would tolerate no less than the consciousness of love in our interactions with money, what would that do to the world around us? With enough momentum, I believe it would radically change the world in which we all live. Imagine the consciousness of Love living everywhere where there was greed, anger, shame, and power-grabbing?

A naïve view? I used to think so. But I believe that is the purpose of this time. To create SO much contrast that we have to make a shift.

And it starts with me. And with you. And with our individual relationships or agreements with money. The beauty of this process is the more you shift toward Love, the more abundance naturally finds its way to you. Not a bad side effect, eh?

What are you willing to change in your agreement with money to move closer to the consciousness of Love?

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 Aligning or Ignoring?

Do you ever have those moments of feeling, “Wow, I’m really handling this in a Spiritual way,” …and then have an ah-ha moment that makes you realize otherwise?

Yeah, me too.

I had a situation come up last week where I found myself feeling disappointed I hadn’t met a certain financial goal in a specific area. I found myself yelling at the Universe:

“I did all the steps. I was specific about what I wanted. I focused on the feeling. I let it go while still honoring and creating the feeling in my daily life. So come on Universe, where is it?”

In the middle of my temper tantrum (yes, I’ll admit to that), I had a funny feeling come over me. I was yelling at the Universe and having an ah-ha moment all at the same time.

Yes, it was true I had “followed the formula.” I had thought the correct thoughts. I had done the “obligatory” feeling creation. But at the same time, I was still having a lot of disbelief around this particular way of creating money. The disbelief created some sensations of fear.

Because I KNOW I am not “supposed” to have the fear, I started ignoring the feelings as they came up. I reassured myself I had done “the work” and they didn’t matter.

The ignoring didn’t serve me in any way. While you don’t want fear to paint you into a corner, it actually does serve a useful function. Fear was showing me I wasn’t in alignment with what I wanted.

Fear was trying to get my attention and show me:

I still believed more in the fear than in the ability of the Universe to support me.

I believed more in the fear than in the unfolding of this particular situation in divine right timing.

I believed more in the fear than I did in my Inner Capital, which was right there, ready to shine and bring this project to fruition.

I was so confident in my spiritual approach, I ignored all the signals I wasn’t in alignment. No judgment.

I say over and over again that money is a huge teacher in my life — and it certainly didn’t disappoint in this situation. Having moved through the situation, I am appreciative of the opportunity to fine tune the parts of my belief system, which were out of alignment with the creation I desired. Without the signals, I would simply keep recreating the same situation.

Take a moment and think about what you want to create. Are you more in alignment with the belief of the power of the Universe to bring your desire or the fear you won’t receive?

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 Peace with Empty

This month’s Conscious Prosperity Community theme is Letting Go.

What happens when you let go of something? When you release something? You end up with an empty space.

That empty space can feel a little frightening.

Think of the word empty — what does it call up to you? Empty space. Empty container. Empty stomach. Empty bank account.

The connotations aren’t so pretty are they?

But those connotations are based on old thinking. Old knowing. One more aspect I am inviting you to release this month.

Empty is actually the first stage of potential.

Empty gives rise to desire.

Desire gives rise to ideas.

Ideas give rise to manifestation of something new.

Empty is possibility. Empty is room for more. Empty is open.

The only way that empty remains frightening is by spending your time getting swallowed up into believing the emptiness and believing the emptiness is a sign of who you are (not enough) or a sign of what is to be (nothing).

Let empty be your sign that you are ready and open and willing for more. Let empty be your signal to amplify your belief in who you are and anticipate the new unfolding of your potential.

Make peace with empty and allow it to lead you to the fullness of your Being.

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.

Would You Help Me Please?

As the calendar turns to September, I always feel a sense of new life, a gathering of energy, a sense of new purpose.

This September I am feeling called to create a couple of new programs for prosperity. Before I get started, I would love to have some input from my community regarding prosperity.

If you would like your voice to be heard (and help me out), please answer this anonymous, very short survey by clicking here. Or paste the following URL into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GVP2MZF.

And as a thank you in advance, here is a beautiful graphic to remind you of your prosperity (and perhaps a hint at upcoming resources!).

Heart's 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 Downside of Setting an Intention (a Personal Story)

Don’t get me wrong. Having focus, purpose, and specific intentions is essential. Sometimes, however, the middle part between setting the intention and having it come to fruition is messy. And in that messiness, we can get so upside down we forget to continue on the path towards our intention.

Let me give you an example.

A couple of months ago, I spent time getting really clear about what I wanted for my business. Clarity about being seen. Clarity about who I wish to serve with my work. Clarity about loving and accepting my gifts fully and unapologetically. Clarity about how I wanted the business to give back to me, financially and in respect to time.

I felt uber good about the clarity. I felt focused, on purpose and clear about my intentions for the rest of the year. Part of my morning spiritual practice was spent envisioning and feeling this focus and purpose. I could literally feel the Universe rearranging itself to respond to my intention.

And then my personal life absolutely exploded.

My marriage of almost 25 years seemed to be crumbling right before my eyes. I could hardly recognize how either of us was being in relationship. In the space of just a few weeks, I felt like we had stepped on to an unstoppable train taking us directly towards divorce. This wasn’t what I wanted at all, and yet I knew there was no way to live with the situation as it was.

There was no way to be in the situation and be the person who could follow the intention she set with so much focus, purpose, and clarity. I had put a stake in the ground, so to speak, due to my intention and clarity and now it was time to choose how to honor that stake.

There was a point in the crumbling situation where my husband and I both had to stop and ask: what do we want to happen? It was truly a fish or cut bait moment. We were either in or out. And we each had to make that decision for ourselves.

As I allowed myself some quiet space to make my decision, the answer came to me quickly and with new clarity that I didn’t expect.

I knew, with my whole heart, that I was in. But it would require some letting go:

Letting go of how I thought life should and would be.
Letting go of some of the situations I have manifested.
Letting go of how he handles his life and decisions.
Letting go of my desire to “help.”
Letting go of my focus of what was wrong in our marriage and retraining the focus on what was right and what I wanted.

And then most eye opening for me:

Letting go of the story I told about how he lives life impacts my business.
Letting go of the story he has to be a certain way, so I can receive.
Letting go of the story my financial situation has anything to do with him.

And in these realizations, I witnessed the presence of the Universe, rearranging molecules to co-create my intentions with me. This is who I “needed” to be to allow the unfolding of what I really want.

Messy? Absolutely.
Divine? Definitely.

Could this have happened in a less painful way? Probably. However, I have been dealing with the entanglement of love and money issues for a long time. Honestly, it’s probably been since I was a young child. So there was a lot of energy tied up in this issue.

My husband and I are working through the relationship aspect of this unfolding. And I am doing the inner work to support BEING the me that supports the unfolding of my heart’s desires. Fortunately, these are unfolding in a harmonious way. I know that no matter what I am loved and supported, but being in this relationship is part of my heart’s desire.

I am deeply grateful we didn’t get so caught up in the messiness of this big shift that I lost complete connection to my intentions. I recognize the deep connections I have made to myself and my Soul as well as to my sacred practice all supported me in a profound way throughout this unfolding.

Keep setting intentions. Keep aligning more fully with who you are. And when life gets messy, allow that mess to lead you to an even deeper connection. Your heart’s desires are there in that alignment.

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 Person Like You…

One of the sneaky aspects about Law of Attraction (LOA) is this law is continually bringing you evidence to support whatever beliefs you hold. This is why it can feel so hard to shift into new ways of being and create new circumstances in your life, including in the area of prosperity.

Here’s one way to begin to illuminate those beliefs, which feel “normal” but are simply practiced thoughts shored up by evidence brought to you by LOA.

Take out a piece of paper and at the top write: It’s normal for a person like me to…

And now, simply begin to brainstorm. You could focus on certain areas.

It’s normal for a person like me to experience…
It’s normal for a person like me to experience money as…
It’s normal for a person like me to experience wealth as…
It’s normal for a person like me to experience relationships/love as…

As you read back through what came up, notice what themes are coming up. Pick a theme that is very prevalent and give yourself a new mantra to practice.

It is normal for someone like me to live with joy and ease.

It is normal for someone like me to have all parts of my life fit in harmoniously.

It is normal for someone like me to have all the money to pay for my bills and desires with a comfortable overage.

It is normal for someone like me to have a tribe of followers who love my work.

It is normal for someone like me to have others seek me out to work with 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.

Do Your Emotions Serve You as You Call in Money?

Do your emotions serve you as you call in your abundance?

I’ve always been a ‘deep feeler’ and extremely sensitive to the emotions that are present within my moment-to-moment experience.

While this opens me to a beautiful depth of experience, it doesn’t always serve me. For example, I recently had an experience related to money in my business where I was completely caught off guard. Doubt, worry, and fear reared their collective heads. Each emotion set off a series of thoughts that spiraled me very quickly towards despair and hopelessness.

Each thought felt completely true.

This is where I have to start doing a dance with my emotions. Intellectually and Spiritually, I know that spending time in doubt, worry, and fear block my abundance. Yet, I am feeling deep truth in the moment I am scared.

I had many people in my early life who told me I felt “too much” and I just needed to “get over” what I was feeling. As a result, I have this habit of digging in my heels and amping my emotions to “prove” that what I am feeling is “right.”

I know this is not a particularly enlightened pattern, nor one that serves me in the slightest. But how do I get out of the spiral of needing to honor where I am and simultaneously turn my attention to where I want to be? I’ve been pondering the answer to this question because not only do I see this in myself, but I see it in a variety of ways in the women I serve.

The answer has been unfolding for me over the last week and completely popped for me while I was speaking about this question with a very dear colleague and friend at lunch last week. And when you understand it, you can use it to significantly shift your relationship with your emotions to influence your flow of abundance.

The answer starts with the understanding that negative emotion is simply a signal you believe something your Source (Divine/God/Soul) doesn’t believe. The negative feeling is showing you separation from Truth.

Deep emotion, then, is actually a gift. Your Source is extremely good at pointing out when you are believing something that isn’t Truth. If you weren’t aware of it, you’d continue to believe it and continue to have that misbelief affect your level of abundance negatively. Because you are aware of it, you get to create a new series of thoughts, which more closely align with Truth.

To make this more tangible, let me go back to my example. When I review the situation that created all the negative emotion, I can see the thoughts fueling the emotions were:

If I can’t make money doing “x,” then I’ll never have enough.
I’m a failure if I can’t make money in the way I’ve made it before.

Neither of these are Truth and yet they highlighted where I derail: feeling not enough.

The emotions of fear, doubt, and worry gifted me with a deeper understanding of what emotion and belief I want to spend my time amplifying: feeling, knowing, trusting that I am enough. This will both enhance the joy I feel in day-to-day life and my flow of abundance. This gives me the opportunity to truly enhance and build my experience with abundance that wouldn’t have been possible had I not been aware of the beliefs I still carried within me.

The internal war I felt before (needing to dig my heels in to prove I was right) gets to dissolve in the face of more deeply understanding this dynamic. The feelings are right because they are shining a spotlight on what can change. The feelings shouldn’t be ignored because they are here to teach me something. I don’t have to stay in them for long to prove they are right, I simply need to allow myself to see the new Truth they are allowing me to reach.

When you allow your emotions to be your teachers, you have the ability to see those sneaky underlying thoughts and beliefs that are blocking your flow of abundance.

What are your emotions sharing with 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.

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.

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.

You Really are Supposed to Play with It

One of the benefits of being a Soul Language Practitioner is that I am able to connect in with the original energy of each Soul Language. Recently, in meditation, I connected with the energy of Capitalist.

I carry this language as my Tone, but in this meditation, I connected with the original line of Capitalist and asked this energy to show me the truth of money. Capitalist showed me many ribbons of light swirling and intertwining with each other — not mixing together, but dancing and swirling in a constant motion.

Money was intended to be a way to play with other Souls here on the planet. We all come with our own resources, our own “capital” that plays a role here on the planet. Money is simply a common denominator, a simple way to easily trade resources as we play with other Souls.

But, somewhere along the line we got caught up more in the having of money instead of the having of the results of the money, instead of the shear joy of interacting with others and playing as we trade resources.

Money is a very light energy. Very playful. Very interactive.

When we focus on “having to have” or worrying “how is it coming” or “I have to have x numbers of dollars,” then we weigh money down. Money becomes very heavy and dense.

Money becomes hard.

How does money feel to you? Light and playful? Hard?

Close your eyes and connect with the part of you that remembers your Divinity. From this connection, ask, “What do I get to let go of that allows me to remember the playfulness and lightness of money?”

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.