Whew! That’s a Relief!

I rely a lot on my intuition. In fact, I find the more I rely on it, the more I can rely on it; the information comes in a format that is easier and easier to understand.

Yet, during times when I find myself stuck, it’s harder to feel like I can get a clear answer.

During these times, I love to turn to one of my many Oracle decks (Oracle decks are different from Tarot Decks. I use my Tarot cards on a daily basis. More about that in a different post.) Some of my favorite Oracle decks come from Doreen Virtue: Goddess Guidance, Healing Angels, etc.

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself completely stymied. I wasn’t moving forward. At all. I had a project to complete, but I was good and stuck. Since neither meditation nor my other tools to tap into the core issue of a situation were working, I decided to pull out one of my Oracle decks.

Instead of using my typical decks, I decided to pull out a deck I’ve just started using: T. Harv Ekers’ Secrets of the Millionaire Mind Deck. Here’s what came up:

Front of the Card: Become a Great Learner.

“Hmm,” I thought, “something I already know.” I’m always reading books, articles, blogs, whatever I can get my hands on. Not too much insight here. However, I was committed enough to flip over the card.

Back of the Card: Rich people constantly learn and grow. Poor people think they already know. Every master was once a disaster…you can learn to be great at anything.

And boom, there was the blinding flash of clarity.

Even though I’ve worked on layers of this issue before, I could see I was completely stopped because there was still a part of me ashamed that I wasn’t the perfect “after” story. I was stuck because I was creating impossible circumstances to meet. I was requiring myself to be perfect; a condition that doesn’t even exist.

I was being hard on myself because I hadn’t reached perfection and because I’d had the issue in the first place.

Every master was once a disaster. Whew, such relief!

I did healing on the part of me that continued to carry the shame for having the issue in the first place. And I gave myself permission to be exactly where I was. I allowed myself to feel deep within my body the truth that every master was once a disaster.

From that place of healing and permission, my project flowed, and I am now able to help others more easily navigate their own similar issues. That feels amazing and is infinitely better than swimming in a smaller and smaller circle, letting fear and shame hold me back.

Where do you hold yourself to impossibly high standards? Where do you keep yourself stuck by requiring yourself to be perfect first? Where do you get stopped by shame?

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.


  1. Lifelong Sunshine says

    THANK YOU!! This was exactly what I needed to be reminded of–YOU were the Oracle 😉 I am a terrible perfectionist, and very often feel like I need to be “better’ somehow before I can pass on what I know. I have been thinking about it often, since I’m trying to gear myself up to start a new business venture.
    Thanks again, Jennifer!

    • You’re very welcome! What I have found over and over is that the more authentic I am, the more deeply I allow myself to be exactly where I am, the better my business flows – and even more importantly, the happier I am while doing the work.

      While I’m still someone that likes to do things well, it’s so much easier to get in motion. to follow through on the inspired actions I receive now that I’ve given myself permission to not be the “perfect after-story”.

      Prosperous Blessings and good luck getting started with your new business!

  2. Lovely reminder about trusting our intuition and letting go of perfection. Thanks! I posted it on Facebook.

  3. I love this! So helpful. Thank you. Pam

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