Building Your Sacred Container So You Build a Business That Works With Your Life

How intentional are you about the sacred container that is your business? Meaning, how intentional are you about the very foundation of your business?

From an energetic perspective, your sacred container is the heartbeat of your business. The container will bring you business experiences: clients, contracts, JV partnerships, money, etc. Because of this, you want to be super intentional about how you create your container, so what comes your way is in alignment with how you want to live your day to day life.

Let me give you an example.

When I first started my business, I was very clear the container of my business must support my value of family first. I also knew my business was based on integrity, truth, and respect. And, my business has brought me experiences that reflect these “walls.”

Over the last six months or so, I’ve begun to notice that while those “walls” of my buisness’ sacred container are still in place and are still important, I’ve evolved into a place where I am ready to be more specific.

I’ve deepened my connection to Source, deepened my absolute knowing there is more than enough for me, as well as the rest of the world, and I am more than enough to deserve to receive that ‘enoughness.’ My trust in the Universe is at such a different place than it was even a year ago.

Just as a flowerbed needs new dirt and regular water, a business’ sacred container requires regular upkeep. What I noticed about my own sacred container was that I had gotten a little “lazy” about my intentions (no judgment, just observation). I hadn’t shifted my daily practices to make sure I was including all of this transformation within my sacred container.

Now that I have this awareness, I’m ready to begin creating my new sacred container and excited to see where this leads.

How specific are you with your intentions for the sacred container of your business?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First, it’s personal to each of us.

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

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

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

Success for me is a sumptuous life and business.

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

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

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

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

The Key You’ve Been Searching For

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

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

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

The key is in you.

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

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

When the barrier is removed:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Stop Chasing Money…It’s Not Out There

Here’s what I’m noticing about so many spiritually focused business owners, myself included:

We spend so much time chasing what we want: the money, the time, the freedom, and the safety of having all that we want present.

But, here’s the thing. We’re chasing something we’re never going to be able to find, at least not in a joyful sustainable way. Not because we can’t have sustainable money, time, freedom, or safety, but because it doesn’t come from out there.

All of these achievements start from inside of us, from knowing that we already hold the seeds of everything we need right within us. It’s all right here.

Life here on Planet Earth has a funny way of covering up this Truth. Spiritually focused business owners typically have large amounts of physical evidence proving that we don’t have what it takes (in the form of debt, difficult relationships, business that takes all our time). Intellectually, we know we have everything we need, but our hearts are still broken in many ways, secretly fearing that indeed we don’t have what it takes.

And because of that, there’s often some work that needs to be done in order to remember and fully embody this truth. However, so often, we do the work still from the chasing mentality — we have to heal, we have to clear, we have to (fill in the blank), so we can be attractive to whatever it is we want. What’s funny about this is from the chasing mentality, we simply end up repelling the very things we are seeking because we are reaching outside of ourselves for validation, pleading to be given what we so deeply desire, still activating and creating from that broken heart within us.

We don’t heal, shift beliefs, change our stories, clear our chakras because we need to be somebody different. We do all of these action steps, so we remember: remember that we are already whole. Remember that we are already worthy. Remember that we are already perfect. Remember that we are Divine.

When you create from here…oh my, the manifestations come fast and furious, easily and joyfully, sustainably.

Are you ready to remember?

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 Fertile Business Gives You Freedom

When I think about the main gift of a Fertile Business, it’s all about freedom:

Freedom to live life on your terms and from your values.
Freedom from worry, stress, and anxiety.
Freedom to receive the prosperity, which will allow you to do what fills you with joy.
Freedom to run your business in a way that brings you joy.

However, the road to freedom doesn’t always feel easy.

Creating your Fertile Business calls you to be aware of your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. Often we are caught in the thought that because we need to be aware, we also need to FIX them in the moment.

Sometimes doing healing work on underlying thoughts and beliefs is needed.

Sometimes, we simply just need to be more kind to ourselves.

I love this Lovingkindness Meditation from Thich Naht Hahn. Next time you are feeling overwhelmed, or aware that your mind is filling with thoughts that don’t match the life you want to create, repeat these phrases three times and feel the peace begin to flow through your body:

May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be well
May I be peaceful and at ease
May I be happy

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.