Endings and Beginnings

As we straddle the final days of 2016 and the openness of the new energy of 2017, here is my deepest wish for you as part of this Conscious Prosperity Community.

May you release the last remnants of using money as a measuring stick for your worthiness.

May you release the last remnants of using money as a guide to know how loved you are.

May you release the last remnants of using money as proof that you aren’t enough.

May you embrace money as the loving guide and teacher that it is.

May you open to create your new relationship with money.

May you open to the knowing of your worth.

May you open to the guidance and love that is ever present.

May you opening to receive your good from expected and unexpected places.

May 2017 be the beginning of a new, loving, nurturing relationship with 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.

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.

Be Prosperity

Are you being prosperity?

I’ve been noticing something about what happens before money begins to flow in an abundant, sustainable way for conscious people.

Something in our being-ness truly shifts.

The reality is, as humans, we can make money any way we want. Money is neutral and simply flows or doesn’t flow based on what we’re asking for and allowing. If you think the way to receive money is to push hard, be deceptive, and do anything for the sale, money says, “Sure. I can do that.”

As someone committed to being a conscious, light filled person and business owner, that’s a completely unacceptable way to be in the world.

So, we look to the energetic underpinnings of money, we look to the spirituality of money and we try technique after technique to draw money into our lives that is in synch with our values and ideas about the world.

And then it doesn’t “work.” And it’s heartbreaking.

For those of us who want to create money consciously in alignment with our values, we need to make an internal shift. That shift is from doing techniques to create money to being prosperity and allowing the flow. To remember literally that we, as a Divine spark, are of the Divine. Prosperity is of the Divine.

Notice the difference between these two mindsets:

I don’t have enough money. There’s something wrong. I need to do more. Meditate more. Believe better. I need miracles.

I am a prosperous being. Any money “issue” is simply evidence of a small misalignment and I’m open to the method that will bring me back into alignment with the knowing that prosperity is my divine right. It’s all on its way.

The first creates more lack. The second opens you to receiving. When you make this shift, all parts of your being come into alignment with having prosperity.

Are you being 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.

Feeling Vulnerable?

As I was in meditation last week, I talked with my Soul team about the changes I’ve been noticing within myself. I’ve been noticing I’m finding it easier and easier to put myself, and my ideas, out into the world. But, even with the greater ease, there is still a period of time of vulnerability.

As I brought the topic up, the image they gave me was that of a crab. As a crab grows, she sheds the shell that has been her home and a new, roomier shell begins to harden. While the process is relatively fast, considering all that is going on, there are still several days while the outer shell is still soft and vulnerable.

As humans, we go through the same process of growth and expansion. Instead of shedding a hard protective skeleton, we shed old thoughts, old ways of seeing the world, and allow ourselves to grow into a more expanded version of ourselves.

Nothing speeds up this growth and expansion as running a business based on our gifts and talents. In fact running a purpose based business forces the growth and expansion like nothing else I’ve experienced. You HAVE to keep expanding or your business goes nowhere.

As much as we all want expanded businesses, the personal expansion isn’t always comfortable. As much as we all say we want the personal expansion, the time between shells, between belief structures, can be scary.

After all, even if the transfer is quick, there is that space of time where our underlying “skin” is exposed. That beautifully soft pink new born, vulnerable skin of the new “us” meets the air for the first time and it’s there for all the world to see.

What my team shared with me is those who are most successful have mastered the art of growing and changing their shells because they know they are safe in that transition. They know they are safe in transition because they understand at a deep level who they are.

In other words, they know their Inner Capital™: their Truths, their purpose, the truths of the Universe, their connection with Source, their inherent safety. These truths make the process of expansion less vulnerable and therefore, they are more willing to allow the process to unfold.

I’m still working with the depth of this message from Soul; amazing what rich information comes through when you open and allow the flow. If you are ready to allow a much roomier shell and the resulting expanded business, I invite you to take some quiet time to connect with the Divine, with your Soul team, and ask, “What do I get to release to have a more complete understanding of my own Inner Capital?”

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 Business Pushed by Pain or Pulled by Purpose?

Take a moment, close your eyes, and inhale a deep breath. Connect with Source in whatever way feels best to you and ask yourself, “In my business, am I pushed by pain? Or pulled by purpose?”

Pushed feels like: struggle, doubt, trying, orchestrating, fear, worry, disbelief, specific outcome focused; as if business success is a mountain you are scaling with only your bare hands for assistance.

Pulled feels like: flow, alignment, uncovering, excitement, knowing, “why” focused; as if you are floating on top of river current — sometimes slow, sometimes fast, but always with support.

I’ve done both and I have to say, being pulled by purpose is ever so much more enjoyable!

Not only is being pulled by purpose filled with more joy, but it also allows you to extend your reach to so many more people.

While I don’t believe we have a checklist of activities or duties we were meant to accomplish in this lifetime, I do believe we come with specific intentions. When we allow ourselves to be in the flow of those intentions, everything clicks together so much more easily and joyously.

So, right now, in this moment of your business are you pulled or pushed?

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.

Connect with Your Biggest Cheerleader

Something that I have discovered in my 12 years of self-employment: you must have SO much belief in yourself if you are going to continue to move forward and stay in business.

However, when you are a heart centered, spirit centered business owner, being a cheerleader for yourself can get tricky. Here are the stumbling blocks I ran into:

Will I be just all EGO if I become my greatest cheerleader?
Isn’t it vain?
Will I be brash and obnoxious?
Will I be laughed at because I’m so confident about something no one else knows or understands yet?
Am I simply fooling myself?
Am I just setting myself up for heartbreak?
How can I really know there are people out there for me?

When these questions are bouncing around, it’s so easy to slip into fear. Doubt. Loneliness.

They also keep you from following the rhythm of creating — from drawing in inspiration to allowing it to germinate to finally bringing it to the world.

So what is the answer? How do you generate the belief?

Ah. That’s actually a trick question!

What I have discovered is that it isn’t so much generating the belief, but rather tapping into the greatest possible cheerleader you could ever have: Source.

You contain Source within your physical body. You are OF Source. So, how can Source see you as anything other than perfect and divinely inspired?

You are OF Source. So, how can your desires and purpose have anything but the complete love and support of Source?

If you are anything like me, it’s easy to look around at the lack in your life (and the world in general) and say…really?

The ah-ha comes when you realize the lack in your life and the lack of your belief in yourself are symptoms of the same problem: disconnection.

When you allow yourself to become fully aware of your connection, you feel the love and appreciation Source has of you and your gifts. When your belief in yourself flows from this love and appreciation, you never have to worry about being brash. Or Ego driven. Or setting yourself up for heartbreak.

Tune in. Regularly. And allow the love and appreciation that Source has for you to fill you. Now you have complete access to the biggest, most supportive cheerleader you will ever have and that will keep your business alive for as long as you 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.

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.

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.