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.

Are These Your Objections Too?

Is it really worth investing your time and resources to clear out your old thoughts, patterns, experiences, and beliefs?

I’ve heard from many clients that even though they understood the concept, there were several basic thoughts that stood in the way of committing themselves to this kind of work — and now that they know differently, they wished they’d known sooner.

Here are the top three misconceptions about energy work and business:

I don’t have the time — I need to focus on activities that will bring money in NOW. I can finesse the beliefs later.

This is a little bit like saying, “I don’t have time to take the car into the shop. I know that ‘check engine light’ has been on for weeks, but I can push it a little longer.” And then something explodes in the engine and now you have no car for weeks along with a huge repair bill.

When you aren’t getting the results you want, it’s your body’s “check engine light” lighting up for you. Life is truly supposed to be joyful, and full of ease and flow. When it isn’t, something is keeping you out of alignment.

When you take the time to come back into alignment, everything flows so much more easily. The Universe is able to bring you the experiences that will provide the results you are looking for. Investing a short amount of time saves you loads of time in the future AND the time is much more joyful. Those spikes of fear, anxiety, and doubt simply disappear.

Playing around in these old memories and beliefs is just “Dumpster Diving.” I’ve moved on. Those experiences are in the past.

First, there is no “past” when it comes to memories and beliefs. They are literally woven into the fabric of your energy system. Any time you have something happen in the present that triggers the same type of emotions, it’s as if your body reaches in, pulls the lid off the old emotions and beliefs, and all of a sudden you are acting as if the past were the present. You may not realize that you’re doing it, but your energy system sure does.

Second, energy clearing is very specific. When I work with a client about a present moment issue, we look only at the experiences and beliefs that are keeping the energy out of alignment for that issue. We don’t just go digging around for the fun of it; the process is very specific.

I don’t want to feel like a victim. I gave that up a long time ago. I don’t want to go into the old story one more time.

Energy clearing is not like therapy. Energy clearing goes in and releases the old, so you can make room for the new. It’s not about blaming. It’s not about being a victim.

Getting back into alignment through energy clearing is a powerful choice. You are choosing to make new decisions. You are choosing to come into alignment with your new goals. You are making a very bold declaration to the Universe: I am ready for my new life. I am ready for my new business success. Bring it ON!

I’d love to help you use the power of energy clearing and re-alignment so you can more easily bring your gifts to the world. There are people waiting for you to more fully step into your gifts. Make it possible for them to receive what they need by first attending to what you need.

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 Universe is Powerful, Wouldn’t You Agree?

So, why don’t we get what we want when we want it? Why does it seem like easy success, where results simply continue to roll in as we put ourselves out in the world, remains elusive?

We are Motivated by Fear

When clients first come to me, they generally come because they are looking to fix a problem: not enough cash flow in the business, a feeling of being completely stuck, no progress towards the big goal they want to achieve, business activities that aren’t matching with the lifestyle they want.

They are in pain and they want relief. Moving away from pain is a HUGE motivator. This is especially true for us humans; we’re hardwired this way.

In doing the work with clients, we work on releasing the fear, build in some new tools, results start coming in and they start feeling better.

Unfortunately, just like the many other humans on the planet, they stop the new practices they were using. Predictably, results stop flowing, fear sets in, and they go back to the new practices. Does this sound like a familiar pattern? I’ve certainly experienced this over and over — and I’m fairly conscious of the process.

The problem is that this creates very, very slow momentum. Imagine taking a driving trip and each time you see a mile marker showing you are moving towards that city, you stop the car. Sure, you could get there eventually, but what are the chances you’d get frustrated and give up the adventure?

Our Basic Biology is a Major Roadblock

Add to this story our basic biology: our systems don’t like change, even when it’s positive.

In terms of biology, change is dangerous, not safe.

So, when things start moving and shaking and we’re just getting started to get the results, all those old parts of ourselves will do anything to draw your attention away from the conscious goals you’ve set.

So what do you do? How do you break these patterns and step into forward momentum and real results?

Two steps will help ease you out of these repeating patterns, which slow down your success:

  1.  Create a very powerful vision. Add the element of vibration to the vision with emotions. Let this vision pull you forward. Let this vision be the motor that pulls you towards what you want. Let this vision communicate with the Universe so the Universe can begin sending you the experiences that will naturally allow your success to unfold easily and effortlessly.What this does is end the pattern and habit of reacting based only on fear. Reacting from fear only keeps the status quo alive; it doesn’t give you the results you want.
  2. Keep releasing the old parts that no longer match your new vision. I can’t stress this enough: you must stay in alignment with your vision. These old thoughts, patterns, experiences, and beliefs are hard to work against. But, you don’t have to work against them; energetically release them. Make it easier for yourself (and more joyful, peaceful, and loving).

The more you incorporate these steps into your daily actions, the more easily your results will unfold. Soon, you’ll be looking behind you to see who flipped that light switch.

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.

Self-Compassion for Business Success

One of the primary messages I heard from my family growing up was to work hard for what I wanted; or another variation, “nothing comes without hard work.”

While I completely agree there is no way to have a business without putting in time and effort, the underlying message to “work hard or else” simply backfires energetically.

Making working hard the focus generally means a lot of harsh self-talk. It means a lot of striving and pushing and effort. None of this is conducive to the soft, open, joyful, relaxed nature that connects you with the deep part of yourself, the part connected with Source.

From that soft, open, joyful place, so much more is possible.

The Universe has been quick to remind me of this in so many ways over the last few weeks. During an energy session, the practitioner shared the message “Be Kind to Yourself.”

Pulling cards from the beautiful “Path of the Soul” Destiny Cards, I kept receiving Quan Yin. According to their guidebook, Quan Yin is the Bodhisattva of Compassion and she represents the compassion and kindness towards oneself.

You know how when you hear something multiple times in multiple places, it’s time to pay attention?

So I’ve begun to recommit myself to paying attention to self-compassion, to kindness towards myself. I’ve made difficult choices to say no to some opportunities. I chose to go to an activity that I really wanted to do even though my mind told me I needed to stay home and work.

I’ve allowed myself to step into compassion for who I am right now.

And, as usual, when I reopen to that beautiful flow of Source all things change. Writing new web copy becomes a breeze. Ideas download without effort. Solutions to problems come seemingly from out of thin air.

Where can you begin to create self-compassion for yourself, right here, right now? Imagine what could shift in your business with this idea as your primary focus.

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

Finding the Flow of Prosperity

Manifestation feels like such an easy concept: simply focus on what you want, feel the emotions of what you want, and life will unfold around you.

But, how do you maintain that feeling of what you want when you’ve been striving for an unfulfilled desire for what feels like a million years? Or, an unexpected bill arrives? Or, the launch you’ve so carefully orchestrated and visualized doesn’t bring the results you asked for?

These are the times when I have to reach outside of myself to create the vibration I want. My mind is never going to be able to take me there. I need to dive into the experience of something that is going to allow the vibration I want to rise to the surface.

Being out in nature is one way. Listening to music is another. Time with like-minded friends is another.

I’ve also been playing around with introducing really amazing poetry into my daily routine. Here is one of the more recent poems I’ve been including. Before you read it, close your eyes and take several deep breaths. Notice your vibration and how you are feeling.

Now, allow the words to wash over and through you.

The Shining Essence
by Fakhruddin Araqi

I look into the mirror and see my own beauty;
I see the truth of the universe revealing itself as me.

I rise in the sky as the morning Sun, do not be surprised,
Every particle of creation is me alone.

What are the hold spirits? My essence revealed.
And the human body? The vessel of my own form.

What is the ocean that encircles the world?
A drop of my abundant Grace;
And the purest light that fills every soul?
A spark of my own illumination.

I am Light itself, reflected in the heart of everyone;
I am the treasure of the Divine Name,
the shining Essence of all things.

I am every light that shines,
Every ray that illumines the world.

From the highest heavens to the bedrock of the earth,
All is but a shadow of my splendor.

If I dropped the veil covering my true essence,
The world would be gone — lost in a brilliant light.

What is the water that gives eternal light?
A drop of my divine nectar.
And the breath that brings the dead back to life?
A puff of my breath, the breath of all life.

Close your eyes again, take several more deep breaths. How are you feeling? What is your emotional vibration now?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.

What to do When the Divine’s Timing isn’t What You Want

This past week I spoke with a very dejected client.

When we first started working together, about six weeks ago, she made a commitment to step out of her old ways of making decisions about her business—from a place of fear. To stop taking continuous action simply for action’s sake and into allowing an unfolding of her purpose; to first connect with Source, listen, and then follow her inspired actions. To create her fertile business; one that fed every part of her.

The first two weeks were joyous. She felt amazing. She committed to a ‘faithful action’ each day. She was receiving amazing responses to her actions.

Then, it all stopped.

Her e-mails went dormant. Her voicemail messages were “0.”

I received a rather panicked e-mail saying, “What do I do now? I know in my heart that I don’t want to go back to how I was. But, I have to have income. What do I do?”

We’ve all been here. We make a commitment to a new way of creating our businesses, our lives. We get amazing feedback from the Universe and then it all seems to stop.

Were we wrong to make the change? Were we wrong to trust this new path? Is it simply a matter of timing or symptom of something worse?

My suggestion is this is a choice point. A place to make a demonstration to the Universe that you are truly serious about the new choices you are making.

This is a very powerful place to be—in this space between asking and receiving. If you simply ‘cut-and run’ and go back to how you were doing business before, or you spend all your time in fear, you miss the Divine opportunity to vault yourself forward.

Each time you find yourself in this space and you recommit to connecting to your purpose and Source, you powerfully shift your vibration.

Each time you find yourself in this space and get curious about the feelings that are showing up, you have the opportunity to release old beliefs and thoughts, powerfully shifting your vibration.

Each time you find yourself in this space and make the commitment to create your feelings based on what you want instead of the physical evidence that is present in this moment, you powerfully shift your vibration.

Each time you shift your vibration, the Universe takes notice.

So what happened for my client?

24 hours after recommitting, releasing, and refocusing, she had a phone call inviting her to come to a paid speaking engagement in front of 150 women in her target market.

I’d say the Universe took notice, wouldn’t you?

Jennifer Bloome is the Prosperity Alignment Healer. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperity they desire. Ready to heal? Email to schedule a free 30-minute “get acquainted” session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks.