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.

What’s ready to go?

According to numerology, 2016 is a “9” year. A year of completions. A year of completing the old to make way for the new.

As we rapidly approach the end of 2016 (I know it’s only September, but it will be New Year’s Eve before we know it), what are you ready to complete in terms of prosperity, abundance, and money?

Cottonwood TreeI’ve been spending a lot of time down on the banks of the Mississippi these days, allowing myself to fill my body with the knowing of flow.

On my latest visit, I noticed the beautiful cottonwood trees which line the banks. Because the sand and shore are constantly eroding and moving, many trees have yards and yards of exposed roots.

The more the shore erodes, the deeper the roots burrow into the surrounding areas. At some point, the roots will run out of room because they will be blocked by the majestic bluffs which characterize this part of the river landscape. The tree will fall, making room for the new saplings which are growing up around the old growth.

Some of these trees look like they are barely holding on, ready to topple at any moment. The branches and leaves don’t look so good because there isn’t enough nutrition. And yet, it still holds; that’s what trees do.

As you consider what is completing for you in terms of abundance and money, I invite you to think about the habits and beliefs that are ready to go… and yet you cling to them because that’s what you do.

We make a lot of perseverance and hardship. We celebrate it. We reward it. We believe we will get rewarded if only we suffer enough. If we only hang on by our fingernails long enough, something will come in and rescue us, celebrate us for holding on for so long, proclaiming us worthy of all that we want.

Okay, perhaps I should substitute “I” instead of “we” in the preceding paragraph because sitting on the river banks among these beautiful trees, in the flow of this powerful river, it is the message I received.

While I have invited joy and ease into many aspects of my life, there’s another layer that is oh so ready to be released. What makes that realization easier to first admit, and then honor, is the knowing that like the small saplings around the base of an old tree, there is a new belief, a new knowing that is ready to take root and soar when it receives the abundance of attention once the old layer is released.

Take advantage of the potent energy growing as we move into the final quarter of this year of completion. What’s ready to release so the new knowing of prosperity and abundance can fully take root for you?

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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 Tool to Align with Your Vision for Prosperity

Being in alignment with prosperity isn’t a one-time action.

Being in alignment is all about continuing to make the choice to have your emotions and your thoughts be in alignment with the vibration of prosperity.

Some days this is easy. Others, not so much.

Here is a visual tool to help you come into alignment:

Highest Vision

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.

HGTV and Releasing Judgment

I am an HGTV junkie. Seriously. Property Brothers. Love it or List it. House Hunters. Income Property. The only way to stop the addiction is to turn the TV off before the next episode has a chance to start.

Over the last several weeks, one of the programs (Love it or List it) has turned the tables a bit and has taken on their own cast members for house renovations. If you aren’t a junkie like me, the premise of this show is that a designer and a realtor team up. The designer does a remodel of your existing home, the realtor finds you a new home. At the end, the participants decide to “love” their new home or “list” it.

In a bit of a twist, the show took on the homes of one of the team’s designers and contractors.

I was floored. Their homes were in terrible shape.

This sense of amazement didn’t come as a result of a judgment of how they lived, but rather from the fact that these people are on TV all the time, helping other people create homes of their dreams, while their own homes are nothing like what they want.

I suppose I could go off on the tangent of how false TV personalities are — but that is not at all what came up for me.

Instead, what struck me was these people do beautiful work. They create dream homes for people all the time, despite what they’ve done (or haven’t done) for themselves. The results are evident. They know their gifts and use them even when their own lives aren’t perfect.

How many times have you held yourself back from giving your gifts to the world because your life isn’t perfect? How much shame are you holding onto that your internal house isn’t in divine order?

What if you could let this go? How much more energy, focus, and ability would you have?

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.

Do You Know Your Constant?

Are you aware of the constant that propels you forward?

When I first started my business more than 12 years ago, I thought what propelled me forward was a desire to get my gifts out to the world, a love of transformation, a burning desire to share a new way of being with the world.

But, as I have grown and developed, I can see now the constant that was my governing guide was to be safe. To create from a place I was sure wasn’t going to create judgment. To create from a place of perfectionism. Those were the “constants” that drove my decisions.

Unconsious? Yes. Sustainable? No.

Recent conversations with clients have highlighted for me my own shift over the last several years from a set of very external constants to an internal constant. This internal constant is my connection with Soul.

With this internal constant, all the old programming drops away. (Or, at least I can see that it IS old programming and then I get to make the choice about whether to continue believing it or not. Sounds like a simple decision, but not always.) With this internal constant, I have a connection that helps me see the bigger picture and allows me to more completely fulfill the mission I came to complete here on planet Earth. And of course, being in alignment with this constant provides me a much more reliable, sustainable, juicy, and joyful way to create prosperity in my life.

As I was thinking about this, I came across this writing from Lao Tzu:

Holding to the Constant

Lao Tzu

Break into the peace within,
Hold attention in stillness
And in the world outside
You will ably master the ten thousand things.

All things rise and flourish
Then go back to their roots.
Seeing this return brings true rest,
Where you discover who you really are.
Knowing who you are, you will find the constant.
Those who lack harmony with the constant court danger,
But those who have it gain new vision.

They act with compassion; within themselves they can find room for everything
Having room, they rule themselves and lead others wisely.
Being wise, they live in accordance with the nature of things.

How about you? Are you creating from an external or internal set of constants? Are you ready to shift to that internal constant that will show you who you really are? That will bring you a sustainable and joyful flow of 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.

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.

Do You Trust the Process?

A key component to creating a Fertile Business is starting with the end in mind: what do you really want? What do you want your life to look like? How do you want to feel while you are serving your clients? What are the key values that need to be present?

When you stay in vibrational alignment with your vision of what you want, you receive inspired actions that will lead to your vision unfolding.

One small factor that can throw you completely out of the process: Time.

Sometimes what you want to create takes time. Knowing this intellectually is one thing; being able to continue to have faith in the unfolding when physical evidence piles up around you that seems to say, “this isn’t working,” is another.

When that physical evidence isn’t changing, the natural reaction is to say, “This isn’t working. Time to push a little harder, time to work a little harder, time to give a little more effort.” As soon as you do this, you start cutting yourself off from your connection to your inner wisdom and your focus on what you really want to create goes away.

“In your action, you lose sight of the vision. You lose sight of your trust in the process and you just bang around in a sense of futility. Hold the vision and trust that the Universe will acclimate to your vision. Hold the vision and trust the process.”

—Abraham-Hicks

If you find yourself having difficulty trusting the process, here are some questions to ask yourself, so you can gain clarity about what you can heal within yourself to be able to step more fully into trust:

  • Does the Universe really “have my back”?
  • Am I completely safe in this world?
  • Is life really about living in joy?
  • Am I good enough, valuable enough, right now, in this moment, to deserve my wants?
  • Are we all really supposed to have what we want?

The closer you can get to answering a full and complete YES to these questions, the easier it will become to trust the process, hold your vision, and come into vibrational alignment with your Fertile Business (and life).

What are you ready to shift and/or heal today to step more fully into trust?

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.