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.

Money vs Inner Capital Expressed

So many people are teaching about creating money, have you noticed? I certainly have.

Honestly, much of what’s out there falls flat for me. What I’ve noticed about spiritually based entrepreneurs (meaning an entrepreneur whose personal “come-from” is heart and soul based, but whose business doesn’t necessarily have to look “spiritual”) is that we balk at just “making money.”

We want our money to come through our service to the world.

On the one hand, this can create energy blocks around money because we are placing limits on how we receive.

On the other hand, if we truly understand the Inner Capital model, this sets us up to create an amazing amount of money by being our heart and soul based selves.

When you learn money follows amplifying your own understanding of and belief in your own Inner Capital, you have all you need to create a flow of financial abundance, which supports you AND flows in harmony with all of your values.

What are you willing to love about your own Inner Capital today?

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’s Your Money Momentum?

Train PathRecently, I was out on a drive with my husband and as we were driving south, a train came at us heading north. Our paths were parallel, but the speed and momentum of that train was palpable; I felt the impact of the train’s energy in my core.

I knew in that moment why people who try to “beat” the train very rarely win. The chances of a train stopping it’s momentum at a moment’s notice are zero.

And yet we ask this of our money all the time.

We spend hours of every day fearing our money. We worry about whether we are going to have enough. We worry about tomorrow and out into the future. We try to control the flow of our money.

Then, we make an offer to our community and expect them (and money) to buck all the momentum we’ve created about “not enough.”

Not going to happen. The speed and momentum of your thoughts about money are palpable to the Universe.

Start creating new momentum around money today. Where do you already have enough? Even with a mountain of debt you can do this. Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have food in your belly? Have you experienced any kindnesses around money?

Place your focus here. I know “just getting by” isn’t enough for any of us. But if you start focusing on what you do have, you’ll slow down the train of “not enough” and build the train of “sumptuous 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.

Burden or Joy?

Let’s practice with money intuition today. Here are a couple of quick questions that will help you find where you might be resisting the flow of your abundance.

  1. Is money a joy or a burden?
  2. Are your thoughts more about what you want or what you have?
  3. Is money about surviving or thriving?

In our daily lives, money often appears to come through the result of a specific action. But that’s actually the final step of the process. How you interact with the energy of money creates your stream of abundance.

How does that stream come about? The great thing about being human is we have free will. Money has no free will. Money acts on your free will. If you believe money is a burden, is heavy, creates problems in people’s lives, and can only be obtained through fraud, then that becomes your stream of abundance.

If you believe money is a joy and comes as a result of fun and purposeful action, then that is your stream of abundance.

Getting clear on the thoughts and beliefs you have about money helps you create the exact stream you desire.

So again, I invite you to answer the questions above and begin to consciously create the stream of abundance that matches your desire.

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 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.

Love and money?

In order to get organized for a large family party in June, my husband and I made a three page list of to-dos. Sunday morning, I awoke early to get started on the items I’d picked out for myself the night before.

Instead, I found myself going through a stack of old magazines. Mildly berating myself for not following “the plan,” this title jumped out at me:

Love and Money Issue

I love it when the Universe adds its wisdom to “my” plan!

The love and money issue has been rearing its head in my life for some time now. And while I’ve dealt with it at a variety of levels, I’m certainly being invited to work with it in a much bigger way.

Love and money are tangled for many people. Often it has to do with our ability to expect and receive our good in areas that often have been filled with challenging experiences.

Here are a series of questions to help you begin to untangle the love and money issue:

What conscious and unconscious boundaries have you put up (or not put up) around love and money in your relationships?

Would you prefer to receive love or money? Which is easier for you to receive?

Do you trust love or money more?

In a relationship, which is more charged for you?

Which do you have an easier time giving?

If one is easier to receive than the other, what can love or money teach you about receiving the other?

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.

The Root of Prosperity

As I’ve been listening to clients and colleagues over the last several weeks discuss prosperity, I’m hearing a common theme: I know money is Divine energy, but what do I have to DO to get prosperity? What do I have to DO in order to truly partner with the Divine and allow prosperity to flow?

These questions all come from a flawed premise: I must catch the attention of something outside of myself (and be deemed worthy enough) in order to have prosperity.

You are the one who is in charge of your prosperity. You are the one who decides how much to receive. You are the root of your prosperity.

Prosperity: it’s an inside job.

Prosperity: it's an inside job

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.