Transitions, Messiness, and Prosperity
Vacation was amazing. Beautiful water. A family of Black Bears that visited the backyard (only when we were inside; the picture is of the three cubs taken quickly with my phone). Family dinners.
So easy to think of this as prosperity.
Then, I returned home to the reality that I am sending my oldest to college on September 1st. Our family dynamics are shifting. While I still have two children at home, I find I’m not really sure how to be a Mom right now. How do I mother when my child isn’t here? How do I split my energy between those who are close and those who are not?
Yet, I can feel new space opening up. Something new is blooming within me. But at this point, this new space simply creates questions: Who do I get to be in this new space? How do I mother from this space? How do I get to run a business from this space?
Eventually, I know the answers will all unfold. Right now, I feel messy. Really messy.
Is it possible that this is prosperity too?
In the past, I know it would not have felt like prosperity and that would have completely impacted my financial prosperity. Money would have just stopped. And yet, I’m experiencing even more flow than before I became aware of the messiness.
How can this be?
As I’ve taken time to sit with this, what has become abundantly clear is within the messiness, I’m doing something new. Something I thought I had “done” before, but of course is never really “done.”
I’m claiming me.
Perhaps a part of this layer of claiming is the typical claiming that happens when a mother gets more mental room of her own. However, my sense of it is this goes deeper.
I’m even more fully claiming who I am at a soul level. Mother Energy runs deep within me, separate from the bond I have with my physical children; my “Mother Love” as a colleague and mentor calls it. On a recent coaching call, one of my clients encouraged me to do a live event. When I asked her what she would like from the event she said, “I know whatever you put together will be great. I mostly just want to come and soak up the love you give for three days.”
“Mother Love” is a part of my Inner Capital. As I have allowed myself to be curious in all this messiness, I am claiming the core of myself. My daughter’s leaving has opened me to knowing more of myself.
Claiming more of myself clearly feels like prosperity. But, how does financial prosperity come from knowing and claiming more of myself? How does one sell the intangible “mother love”?
As far as I’m concerned, this is the beautiful part of Inner Capital. You don’t sell it. You be it.
As you be it, that vibration infuses every word you write, every conversation you have. That vibration goes out in the world and attracts those who are a match for your vibration. As long as you stay out of your own way (meaning you don’t contradict that vibration with fearful thoughts about money, worries about being seen, etc.), financial prosperity unfolds around you with joy and ease.
I’m continuing to embrace the messiness, but I won’t lie. I’m ready to be through this transition and to have the comfort of living whatever this new rhythm of life looks like. Yet, this moment now is full and prosperous too.
Perhaps it’s simply time to breathe and reflect a little of the Mother Love to myself for while.
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.