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.

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.

Where’s Your Overnight Success?

Following successful people can be a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, they can be inspirational. On the other hand, it’s easy to fall into the trap of making the assumption they have always been what they are. Somehow, there’s this illusion that is created that they sprang, fully formed, overnight, out into the marketplace.

I’ll admit it. I’m guilty of this sometimes. I’ll become intimidated, thinking that those who are truly successful were “gifted” with the perfect message, fully formed, and ready to go. If I don’t have it right now, then there must be something wrong. Or, in my worst moments: I’m wrong about having something important to share.

And I’ve been rather guilty of this recently; it’s an issue I’ve been mulling around in my thinking mind. A lot.

Then the Universe intervened.

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Social Justice lecture given by a professor during a college visit with my daughter. In the class, he shared the editorial history of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Sounds dry, I know, but stick with me here.

This letter is a magnificent historical document; integral to the Civil Rights Movement. In the way most of us learn about it, it is presented as something that was written entirely in one sitting, from one person’s view; a magnificent download of information that changed the course of history.

In reality, it was a document that evolved through five different editorial processes.

It started out incredibly human. With errors. Without full clarity. While MLK signed off on all edits, it was influenced by a group. None of this takes away its importance in history, or the importance of MLK.

Here’s the important take away to me: it evolved. Even this magnificent document evolved. Even this incredibly connected, dynamic, nation changing person who wrote it…was human.

As business owners, we have a tendency to look at someone who is successful, who knows their message, is clear about their message and offers, and it seems like they have always been that way.

We fall into the trap of believing that if we don’t have that same clarity as we start out, we’ll never measure up — perhaps we don’t have what it takes.

In truth, ‘overnight’ sensations are YEARS in the making. And they don’t do it alone.

We each contain within us the capability of being that ‘overnight’ sensation. The more we truly understand this, the more we truly allow ourselves to accept our brilliance, the faster that overnight sensation will happen.

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.

Action Gets All the Glory

It’s like in soccer: the person who scores the goal gets to do the victory slide on their knees and tends to receive the glory. However, if you know anything about the game, you know everyone on the team, from the defense on forward, was integral in putting the ball in position to be scored. To be sure, the last player needs to know how to “finish,” a skill in and of itself, but a goal takes the whole team.

Taking action in your business or life is the same way; action is the final step, the step when we finally get to see results. However, if you want results that match all your values, action is only the final step.

Too often, when we want different results in our business, we jump into a new project, a new activity. In this case, we make action the first step, not the last. Usually, in these kinds of action steps, action is being driven by fear (fear that we won’t have enough). Action out of fear never ends well; I’ve put in enough personal experience in this one to be definite about that statement.

My invitation to you today is to tune into the part of you that wants to take immediate action. What is the motivation? What underlying belief or emotion are you trying to satisfy with action?

Next, I invite you to step out of thinking about physical action, to step out of using your mind to figure out “what’s next” and instead, tap into your deeper intuition with the following imagery exercise.

Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Imagine for a moment you are standing on a topographical map of your ideal business, a business that fulfills you in all ways.

Your map may be full of images, words, or symbols. Simply allow whatever image speaks to you, to come to mind. You don’t even have to know what that image means to you right now, just allow it to form.

First, notice where you are on your map. What’s around you? What’s pulling you? What do you hear? What do you see? What do you feel like needs to be done?

Now you notice you are beginning to be lifted up until you find yourself gently floating over the top of your map. From this view, what do you notice? What draws your attention? What paths are highlighted?

Finally, ask, “What is the next action I should take?” Perhaps it’s a specific activity. Perhaps it’s more time for reflection and connection. Trust what comes and then set an intention to follow these steps.

As you allow your intuition, your connection with the wise part of you, to inform your physical action steps, your final outcome will thrill you, and you will have all the evidence you need to see the real story behind the glory of action.

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 Authentic is Your Voice?

What is the most important quality you need to embrace in order to have a fertile, prosperous business?

When I first started in business, I would probably have answered that question with something that related to a business skill. What I’ve learned, though, in my last 11 years in business is the most important quality is authenticity.

What do I mean by authenticity?

To me, authenticity is about having an intimate understanding and love of your gifts, talents, connection to your purpose and the Divine, and having the courage to speak from that place.

This is not a task for the faint of heart!

Speaking from a place of authenticity creates a sense of vulnerability. You are putting YOU out there for all to see.

This is why I included the word “love” in the description. To be able to speak authentically, you must have a deep love and belief in your own value. This deep love and belief will sustain you when you inevitably run into someone who perhaps doesn’t agree with your viewpoint.

The gift of stepping into authenticity is a huge one: you now stand in a vibration that attracts to you those people whom you are meant to serve. You stand in a vibration that draws those ideal clients who are eager to work with you. You stand in a vibration that allows prosperity to flow in many, many fun ways.

How authentic is your voice?

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.

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.

Enhance Your Intentions

No matter what your intentions are for 2012, I have one suggestion to add to your list, so you may step more fully into a Fertile Business (which includes a joyful day to day life too).

Make 2012 the year of moving from what you know in your mind, what you know intellectually, to drawing that knowledge deep within you and living from it, rather than just thinking about it.

We all carry so much knowledge within our heads. Yet, when we want something different in our lives, we seek out new knowledge instead of deepening into what we already know.

In order to do this, there may be a little ‘clean-up’ work to do:

  • Releasing old beliefs that have kept you from stepping fully into what you know in your heart and soul to be true.
  • Committing to making a choice about how you want to feel over and over again.
  • Being willing to write a new story for yourself — past and present.
  • Committing to being gentle with yourself.
  • Trusting in your own divinity.

What is one piece of knowledge, one piece of Truth, you know intellectually that you are ready to step into fully and completely, 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.

Making Room for the New

As we prepare to begin anew, stepping into the energies of 2012, what are you willing to release to make room for all the good that is coming your way this year?

What I am hearing from my clients, and feeling myself, is 2012 is a year that will truly be amazing. Give yourself as much room as you can by releasing what no longer serves you.

Ask yourself:

Where are my energy leaks?
Where am I sidetracked from what I know to be true?
Where do I lose my connection to what I want?

Here are the top two release intentions from my list this year:

  • Unsubscribing from every “expert” whom I don’t resonate with at a deep level. While I don’t have to agree with everything someone has to say and I admire those people who can simply take the ‘nuggets’ of good information and release the rest, I choose to no longer follow someone whose style makes my stomach clench.The reason why there are so many experts out there is because there are many different styles. I choose to release those who don’t match mine.

    Honestly, I began doing this about a month and a half ago, and feel a substantial difference in my ability to stay tuned into my own value and way of being in the world.

  • In the same vein, I am choosing to release — at an even deeper level than before — comparing my work to what others are putting out in the world. We each are here with a divine purpose and we can’t follow it if we are trying to be like someone else. This also means stepping into full and complete trust that we have a tribe of people waiting for us to fully step into our gifts.

Your turn. What has been hanging around, taking up space? What are you ready to let go of, fully and completely?

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.