What is Growing From The Seeds You Are Planting?

In this time of renewal, of laying seeds that will nurture you for years to come, in this spring energy, I have to ask: in what kind of soil are you planting your seeds of connection with your potential clients?

Are your seeds planted in a bed of soil nourished by your deep connection to your own Source, by your focus on your purpose, by love, by expectancy?

Or, are the seeds planted in a bed of soil depleted by yearning, need, and fear? Clearly, over time, we’ve seen that fear in marketing works. People do buy.

However, what I’m learning, seeing, and feeling is this is no longer sustainable. It takes you far away from joy in your own life, away from your deeper purpose here on the planet, away from true prosperity. Plus, the world is changing.

So how do you make the shift away from using fear within your own marketing? Heal your own fears, so you yourself can step into a deeper connection with Source. The deeper trust you need and want will always be provided, a deeper love of yourself and your value.

When you stand in a place of love for yourself and your gifts, in a place of truly trusting the Universe to work with you, the business that unfolds for you will be Soul-satisfying, engaging, overflowing, and prosperity in all areas of your life will be magnificent.

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 Rabbit Hole of Fear

Have you noticed that even in the meta-physical world, opposing viewpoints are more the norm than the exception?

For example: visualization. Some say to be super specific and see all the details. Others tell you to focus in the realm of feelings and let Source bring you more than you could ever imagine for yourself.

Handling fear has the same seeming contradictions. Viewpoints range from “the only way to erase fear is through action” to “never act when you are in a place of fear.”

I tend to resonate more on the end of the spectrum, which includes not acting from a place of fear. The business I generate when I act from a place of fear…not pretty! Yet, I would never have gotten as far in my business if I hadn’t completed a few actions that had me quaking inside.

From the number of conversations I have with colleagues and clients, I know I’m not alone. Fear is definitely an emotion that is present for those of us running our own businesses.

So, what’s the answer?

Not all fear is created equal; therefore, there isn’t just one source. Therefore, there isn’t one simple answer.

Sometimes, the source of fear is Ego, screaming loudly, telling us we are in immediate danger. Ego never wants change. Ego likes things to stay the same (even if the current events are miserable). Same is safe.

Sometimes, fear is our intuition, telling us something is off; we are chasing something that we really don’t want or need.

Sometimes fear is our greatest tool, helping us uncover the old false beliefs that are continuing to run our lives.

The only way to know the source of your fear is to step back into stillness. To connect with Source, Universe, God, Goddess. To come back to your intuition.

This is the first action step to take whenever fear is present. This connection will help you see the Truth of the fear you are feeling and give you exactly what you need to know in order to move forward.

There is much more about fear to discuss. For now, I’d love to share this Rumi poem I happened across today:

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.

Don’t try to see through the distances.
That’s not for human beings.

Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

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 Walk Your Talk?

Last week I found myself completely stuck in a very uncomfortable vibration. I could feel the edges of a transformation that has been unfolding for a while, and yet, it seemed the more I could imagine it, the more stuck in the old I become.

Try as I might, none of the tools I use to shift either my vibration or my clients’ vibration were working. Quite frankly, it made things worse because I started to question myself. I advise my clients against this every time, but I was so caught up in the physical reality, it felt like I couldn’t help but go there.

So, I was in the middle of absolutely ranting about how frustrated I was and all of a sudden Source handed me an image.

I was standing out on a hilltop and “over there” was the most beautiful life I could imagine. The life showed up as nature images, but I could see it was exactly what I wanted to unfold for me.

Standing between me, and this life that was so beautiful, and so present, but so definitely “over there” was a Plexiglas panel extending as far as I could see.

This felt rather torturous in the moment, because I could almost smell the beauty of the “over there” life.

In the image, I’m ranting and raving and shoving at this Plexiglas wall, willing it to move. Demanding that it move.

In the middle of the rant, I hear Source lovingly chuckle at me (and I’m not happy about it). Source tells me to “let go.”

That didn’t go over super well, I continued to push.

At some point I decided to “give up the ghost” and stop pushing. I had to because I was exhausted.

As soon as I gave up and released my desperate pushing, an amazing thing happened. A ‘hidden’ door popped open towards me in the middle of the Plexiglas.

I had been in the “right” place, simply “pushing” a door that needed to be pulled. All the resistance in the world was only going to serve the purpose of keeping that door more firmly shut. No ranting and raving was going to make that door work against the principles.

Almost immediately, a sense of peace washed over me.

In the midst of the struggle, in the midst of being hyper aware of what I didn’t have, I was given exactly what I needed to make the shift in vibration. Immediate relief followed as well as receiving two inspired action steps to take to create the transformation I was seeking.

I followed through on both of them; one gave immediate results, the other is still in process.

What was more important than even the physical evidence was the absolute knowing that Source has my back. Even when lack appears so solidly real, within it are the seeds for exactly what I need. Those seeds can take root as soon as the vibration shifts. Every. Single. Time.

What Plexiglas walls have you erected in your own life?

Where can you let go so that what is “over there” can manifest in your daily experience?

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.

Is Your Windshield in Your Floorboard?

Are you someone who loves driving? I do. Okay, to be more honest, I love being a passenger on a road trip — especially at night. There is something about being cocooned in darkness, feeling the absolute freedom of speed and movement.

Perhaps this is why the latest analogy from Abraham-Hicks spoke so strongly to me (and I paraphrase):

“The next time you get a new car, make sure to tell them to rip the windshield out from the front of your car. Instead, ask them to put it in the floorboard. After all, you spend more time in your life paying attention to where you are than where you are going.”

Where is the “windshield” focused in your day-to-day life and business?

Are you more caught up in the details of today or expectation of what is coming? Your ‘story’ or your dreams? Your commitment to your vision or trying to live to other people’s standards and visions for you?

What I love about this analogy is that it creates an immediate picture of where you are in relationship to what you want to manifest.

Since I heard this analogy, when negative or difficult emotions come up, I simply ask myself, “where’s your windshield” and almost immediately I am able to change my focus, my emotions shift, and so does my vibration.

How about you? Where’s your windshield pointing right 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.

Witnessing the Birth of a Negative Belief

A couple of seasons ago, I was at a soccer field watching my then 9-year-old play with her team. Sitting next to me was a mother who not only had a daughter on the field, but she also had an 8-year-old, 2-year-old, and an infant with her.

Being a mother of three children, I know we all have days when we’d win “Mother of the Year” and days when we would be the last person in the world to accept it that day. So what I am going to say next doesn’t come from a place of judgment, but more from a place of observation.

The two year old kept wandering away. “GET OVER HERE,” mom would yell, “I have a game to watch.” Then when that didn’t work (after the third or fourth time) she would stalk over to the little girl and drag her back.

After this happened a couple of times, the next time she dragged the girl back she sat her down hard and said to her, “Why don’t you ever do what you are told? You KNOW better. How STUPID are you? Grow up and do what you’re told. You better start listening up.” And on and on. After the screaming stopped, the little girl sat and didn’t move while Mom watched the last half hour of the game without saying anything to her.

First and foremost, my heart hurt for this little girl. I offered multiple times to hold the baby, so the Mom could pay more attention, but she’d just give me a cheery, “Oh, I’m just fine!”

But what I really became aware of was that not only was the little girl receiving all these harsh words, but the infant on her lap was soaking it all in too.

As someone who helps adults heal their underlying beliefs, it struck me how ingrained our patterns are. Here was a seven month old and a two year old soaking in all their Mother’s words and making decisions based on them.

Now, I can’t know for sure, but some of those decisions might be:

I better do what’s right, or I’ll get yelled at or punished.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to be.
I’m a bad person.
I can’t ever do anything right.
In order to get attention I have to be perfect.
People in my life are unpredictable; I better walk around on eggshells to keep them happy.
I’m not worthy of someone paying attention to me.

These are the exact same beliefs that end up being roadblocks to life in general and business specifically, later on. Imagine trying to step out into new skills with your business with the belief, “I can’t ever do anything right” running in your subconscious.

If you find yourself stumbling over the same issue time and time again, have some compassion for yourself. The roots of these old beliefs, habits, and patterns can run very deep. Not only do you have your own experiences, but our cells carry the DNA of our extended family and some of the stuff that we carry wasn’t even ours to begin with. Each time we are wounded, a part of ourselves becomes rooted within our system, at that age, continuing to experience the wounding.

This is exactly why energy work is such an important component to moving forward.

By working at the level of the energy system and the subconscious mind, we can heal all these old pieces without having to know exactly how they started. We can also heal the younger versions of ourselves, heal their wounds, and help them see what they couldn’t see as a young child.

By doing all of this, you free yourself from the old, old patterns that unconsciously continue to run the show of your life.

I watch so many business owners struggle unnecessarily against these ingrained patterns; running a business can be SO much easier. Aren’t you finally ready for it to be easy?

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 & # @ ! Will Hit the Fan and That’s Okay

Have you heard people refer to the “breakdown before the breakthrough”: that place of intense discomfort (and sometimes just plain old fear and despair) before reaching a new level of personal or business development?

But, what creates the breakdown?

Before the breakdown, there’s another step first: making a decision to leap forward. To take that next step in your business: writing that book, becoming a speaker, setting up a brand new healing practice, creating that new product.

When the decision first is made, wow, life feels really amazing and energizing.

And then all the parts of you that are more comfortable in the old way of life (yes, even if the old way of life is full of lack) start screaming and trying to sabotage all the action you are taking towards the new exciting step.

Sabotage can look like procrastination, family emergencies, relationship trouble, illness, accidents, unexpected expenses, technology breakdowns, indecision, other people telling you your ideas don’t have merit, and many, many, more.

If you don’t know what to do to get those objecting parts in alignment with your vision, they win, and you end up staying stuck and not making any forward progress.

Here’s another analogy: Picture placing a great big cooking pot over a blazing open fire and then walking away.

At first, the fire warms the water. Then it begins to softly boil. Then it becomes a rolling boil. Without any attention from you, it boils over and the fire goes out.

Making the decision about what you want lights a fire in your energy system and starts the energy flowing. The Universe listens and begins to send you all kinds of experiences that match this new vibrational reality you’ve created.

The conscious part of you that asked for these changes is ecstatic.

The unconscious parts of you that hold onto your old stories and beliefs start to panic. They start softly and eventually begin yelling. Those vibrations also reach the Universe and the Universe listens and begins to send experiences to match these vibrations.

This is the breakdown. The water reaching its boiling point. The proverbial &#$! hitting the fan.

If you pay more attention to the experiences sent from the old parts, their fear and worry continue to grow and eventually overwhelm and put out, so to speak, the vibration of the new energy.

When this comes up, recognize it for what it is. See the pain, the fear, or the discomfort as a sign you are on the right track, you are creating the necessary energy to fuel your vision.

Get curious about the sabotage, about what old beliefs are being revealed to you. Clear those old beliefs, stay in alignment with the vibration of the new vision, and you will take a huge leap forward in your business.

Sometimes you can do this on your own. Sometimes you need a partner. If you are tired of consistently starting the fire and asking for your business to leap forward, but somehow the fire always goes out before you can reap the rewards, connect with me. I’d love to help you put your gifts out into the world in a much bigger way.

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 Secret to Getting to the Next Level of Your Business

Heart-based, spirit-based, purpose and passion based businesses are all built around helping other people in one form or another. And, for the most part, these kinds of businesses (including my business) are built out of a problem that you had yourself.

The only way to help others is to help yourself first. You don’t have to be embarrassed that you aren’t “as far along” as you’d like. You also don’t have to be perfect in order to help someone else.

However, if you want to keep moving your business forward, you absolutely must continue to heal the core problem you help others with, within yourself. No matter what level of business success you have achieved, the more clarity you have yourself, the better you’ll be able to help others.

For example:

  • If you coach people to write books, you must continue to heal your ability to express yourself.
  • If you are an artist, you must continue to clear your connection to and expression of your creativity.
  • If you coach people to follow their passion, you must allow yourself to deeply connect to your passion and be more and more comfortable being who you are and living from your passion.
  • If you help people reach prosperity, you must more deeply heal your relationship to and understanding of prosperity.

The clearer you become, the more effective you are in the work that you are here on this planet to share and the more attractive you are to your ideal client. As a result, you business grows.

You can take as many courses, attend as many workshops, participate in as many high-level coaching programs as you have funds in the bank, but if you aren’t doing your inner work, your success simply isn’t going to happen.

To get to the next level of business, you must bring yourself into internal alignment with that level first.

The easiest way to do this is by transforming the old thoughts, beliefs, memories, and other energetic patterns that keep you stuck right in your current pattern. Gaining clarity and healing deeply may feel intimidating; but with the right coach, this kind of healing unfolds beautifully and you get to step into the next level of doing the work you love.

How does that sound?

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.

Don’t Waste High Level Coaching

Have you ever wondered why some programs, products, and coaching work for some people and they don’t for others?

How many Internet marketing products have you purchased, only to see your business stay the same?

How many coaching programs have you participated in only to stay stuck in the same place?

How many “workshop in a box” products have you purchased, only to find the final measureable result is a decrease in your bank account?

Don’t get me wrong: growing your knowledge and understanding of business structure and tactics is key to creating a profitable business.

However, there is no product created, no mastermind available, no mentor good enough to wave a magic wand and create results for you if your internal programming, your underlying beliefs are standing in unconscious opposition.

I’ve been seeing an alarming trend in high level coaches who at this point tend to blame the client: they just aren’t motivated enough, they just aren’t clear enough, they just aren’t committed enough, they must want a hobby and not a “real” business.

I feel this is completely missing the point: this is a standard stage of growing a heart centered, purpose based business. Expect it. Rejoice in it because it means you are getting really close to what you want.

The answer isn’t that you just need to power through the fear. The answer isn’t that you are a failure. The answer isn’t that you shouldn’t have signed up for their program.

The answer is: you need to bring your internal programming into alignment with what you want to create.

Each of us carries personal responsibility for moving ourselves forward; to begin to recognize when we are stuck in a whirlpool of negative feelings / stagnation due to our internal programming, and then take the steps to get re-aligned; take the steps to transform the underlying beliefs that hold us back.

If you find you aren’t getting the results you want from high level coaching or other types of programs, it is time to stop and get really curious and ask yourself: what are the underlying pieces of my programming that are holding me in place?

Take the steps. Get help if you need to; this is often when an external guide can be really helpful.

When you take these steps, you’ll find clarity, drive, and inspired actions come without any effort. You will be well on your way to creating your fertile 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.

Do You Really Have All You Need?

Have you heard the spiritual platitude, “You already have everything you need”?

Up until about a week ago, that phrase was a thorn in my side.

Many times, I could truly believe it; and at others, it almost brought about a feeling of despair: “If I truly have all I need, where is it? What’s wrong with me? Why does everyone else ‘get’ this, and I don’t?”

Then I had an experience that proved to me, without a doubt, I really do have everything I need.

I’m taking a year long energy mentorship. We’re learning to clear chakras, auras, cords, sub-personalities and more. These are phenomenal tools to help clear away all the gunk that accumulates in our day-to-day lives, which keeps us from connecting with the deepest part of ourselves. (I’m beginning to add this work into my one-on-one private client work with good success! Watch for more information about this coming soon.)

In our last class experience, we worked on clearing aspects. Aspects are simply parts of ourselves that are characteristic of certain thought patterns, or our personalities. Aspects can look like helplessness, powerlessness, procrastination, anger, abandonment, and more.

What is amazing though is for every negative aspect we carry, we also carry the positive. We have it waiting for us. It’s right there.

While I was receiving work, I could very clearly feel the negative part of the aspect; the positive was only a ghost of a feeling. However, the more the negative aspect was healed, the stronger the positive aspect became, and the more real it felt.

Now as I go about my day-to-day life, I very strongly feel the positive aspect and the negative is simply a ghost of a feeling. I can’t tell you what a difference it has made in my daily personal and business life.

The point of sharing this with you is: We have everything we need inside. It’s not just a platitude. The more gunk that gets cleared from our energy system, the easier and easier it becomes to connect with that wise, deep part of yourself; the part of you that remembers its Source.

When you are in connection with this part, life and business unfold so brilliantly, so effortlessly, so easily. Sound good? Sound believable?

For any of you that may be doubting, let me be your witness, your first-hand observer: You have everything you need, right inside. It’s just waiting for you.

Ready to uncover it?

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.