This is the sixth of my email series about using a Mind/Body/Spirit approach to fertility.  It’s all leading up to the reopening of my Unlock Your Fertility Program on Sept 12th. (If you would like to hear all the information now, I’ve created an audio presentation.  Click here to listen)

The first five emails have shared how your intertwined your mind, body, and spirit are and how that can work against your fertility.

The good news is, you can use the way your body works to work FOR your fertility instead of AGAINST it.

Here are 5 steps to take:

Relax

This is NOT about simply, “oh honey, relax and you’ll get pregnant.” This is about relaxing your body at the cellular level.  Utilize the Relaxation Response to bring your cells out of protection mode and into growth mode on a regular basis.

Activate the Relaxation Response through guided meditation, visualization, yoga, simple breathing exercises, mindful walks, and more.

Release

Identify and heal the thoughts, behaviors and emotions that are sending danger messages to your body about conceiving.

These are patterns of thought and belief that are so ingrained that you don’t notice them.

A few questions to start you off:

On a scale of 1-10, how much do I trust my body?
What impact will a baby make on my relationships? My career?
In general, is the world a safe place, or a dangerous place?
How much do I trust my body?
Is sexuality safe?
What do I have to do to earn what I want?

Reveal

What do you really want?  I know you want a baby…but why? This step will help you identify more hidden thoughts and beliefs that can block conceiving.

Will a baby give you unconditional love? Will a baby prove that you are good enough? Will a baby help become the Mother you wish you had had?

I know, tricky questions that are uncomfortable. And while you don’t have to have perfect thoughts to conceive, finding and healing the particular belief that is creating the most impact on your mind/body/system will open your creative potential.

Reconnect

Start a daily habit of thoughts that will allow you to create your family.  Lay down new rules in your subconscious that allow you to be completely open to conceiving, to be filled with joy, to be confident in yourself, to be confident in your body.

Renew

What’s your daily practice?  What’s your routine? Commit to put it these steps into a daily practice.

As you practice these steps, your mind/body/spirit will come into alignment and amplify your innate fertility.

If you would like some one on one help, watch your email tomorrow as the Unlock Your Fertility program opens!

This is the fifth of my email series about using a Mind/Body/Spirit approach to fertility.  It’s all leading up to the reopening of my Unlock Your Fertility Program on Sept 12th.  (If you would like to hear all the information now, I’ve created an audio presentation.  Click here to listen)

Emotions carry vibrations.

Test this out yourself: Imagine feeling sad. Imagine feeling angry. Imagine someone handing you $50,000, no strings attached. Feel the joy and excitement this brings.

Notice how different those all feel.  Notice that sadness feels heavy and low.  Joy feels light and high.

Each emotion creates a different feeling, a different vibration in your body.

Also notice how you can’t have a low vibration AND a high vibration happening at the same time.

So, if you have an area of your life – like dealing with infertility – that is causing many low vibrations, you will find it harder and harder to experience high vibration emotions in other areas of your life.

Not only does this impact your general sense of well-being, but it impacts your fertility.

When you feel the lower vibration emotions, it gets harder and harder to pull yourself out because physiologically you can’t feel high and low vibrations at the same time.

Your body retains memories of previous emotions.  With more and more negative emotions, you can end up feeling worse and worse.  This makes it even harder to move into higher vibration emotions

The more time you spend in a pattern of thought, the more rules you lay down in your subconscious.  This is in addition to the original beliefs that created the physical blocks to conception.

All of these lower emotions firmly entrench your cells in protection mode.

You can also end up getting into a negative cycle of thought, perhaps even build I more beliefs like: I’ll never get pregnant, or, I’m broken, or, I’m really not good enough.

And, all of this adds up to difficulty for your reproductive system.

A mind/body/spirit approach will give you the tools you need to release the lower vibration emotions so that your cells can stay in growth mode and you can release beliefs that aren’t serving your fertility.

On Monday, Sept 11th, learn how to start using a mind/body/spirit approach to improve your fertility.

This is the fourth of my series about using a Mind/Body/Spirit approach to fertility.  It’s all leading up to the reopening of my Unlock Your Fertility Program on Sept 12th.  (If you would like to hear all the information now, I’ve created an audio presentation.  Click here to listen)

Emotions, cells, and your fertility

Where in your body do you experience emotion?  Your head? Heart? Gut?

The full answer is: everywhere.

Cells communicate with each other and with your brain – these chemical communications are experienced as emotions.

Every cell of your body has receptors for emotions, for these chemical signals.  Not only that, but every cell of your body stores emotional memories.

Emotion is a function of your entire body.

What does this have to do with your fertility?

Emotionally: This is why all of the heartbreak of failed cycles feel like they are weighing on you.  They are literally part of your entire body.

Physiologically:  We are made up of 50 trillion cells – each with cellular memories, each one responding to its environment.
Remember, a cell’s environment is impacted by the emotion you are feeling.

Each cell responds to fear, love, happiness, worry, anxiety. These emotions become part of the cellular environment of each cell.

Negative emotions put cells into protection mode.

Positive emotions put cells into growth mode.

Your fertility requires cells to be in growth mode – a body that is danger doesn’t want to put resources to conceiving.

Subconscious beliefs or thoughts that create emotions that put your cells more into protection mode impact your ability to conceive.

A mind/body/spirit approach to fertility brings healing down to the cellular level allowing your body’s resources to be put towards conceiving.

More information tomorrow!

This is the third of my series about using a Mind/Body/Spirit approach to fertility.  It’s all leading up to the reopening of my Unlock Your Fertility Program on Sept 12th. (If you would like to all the information now, I’ve created an audio presentation.  Click here to listen)

Your Subconscious Mind and Your Fertility

Your subconscious mind is the “automatic pilot” part of your brain.  This part of your mind perceives what is around you and translates your environment into manageable “chunks” and then directs how your body responds to them.

In a single second, your subconscious mind will process 20 million pieces of data.  In that same second, your conscious mind processes only about 40 pieces of data. The subconscious mind needs to know what’s important to send on to your conscious mind.

How does it do this? It creates rules.  If the data matches the rule, then it passes it on.  Ever notice how the day you are feeling the worst about not having your baby yet, that’s the day you see a million pregnant women?  You were focused on pregnancy – so that’s what information got passed on to you.

Taking it a step farther, your subconscious’ job is to keep you safe and alive.  If a rule isn’t being met within your body, it creates a danger message within your body which activates many systems, including your stress system, your fight or flight response.

Where do rules and beliefs come from?

Your subconscious is wide open up until about age 7.  We learn the vast majority of our rules or beliefs before the age of 7.  90% of adult behavior comes from beliefs learned before the age of 7.

This is great, until we take on beliefs of others that don’t serve us well, such as:

Pregnancy and birth are to be feared (because of all the stories from your mom or aunt or neighbor.)
You’re supposed to be the responsible one
You’re not good enough to really have what you want
Being responsible means NOT having a baby
Babies are tough on relationships
Life is hard
Life is about struggle
AND more…

But how does a belief impact your fertility?

Let’s say that the belief you learned when you were young was: “I have to be perfect to be loved.”

You work hard. But every time something isn’t “perfect”, your brain recognizes that the rule isn’t being met and sends out warning signals to your body.

Because “perfect” doesn’t exist, your body is receiving warning messages all the time.  Your fight or flight response is always triggered.  Long term stress negatively impacts your reproductive system.

Your beliefs can support or derail your fertility.

A mind/body/spirit approach to fertility helps to uncover AND heal underlying beliefs that are negatively impacting your fertility.

More information tomorrow!

This is the second of my series about using a Mind/Body/Spirit approach to fertility. It’s all leading up to the reopening of my Unlock Your Fertility Program on Sept 12th. (If you would like to all the information now, I’ve created an audio presentation.  Click here to listen)

Emotional Chemistry

Your thoughts and emotions create an emotional chemistry within your cells. This emotional chemistry is more powerful in changing the systems of your body than any drug you can take.

Your emotional chemistry is the blueprint your cells use in order to know how to act and behave. They look at this environment in order to know whether to be in growth or protection mode, what DNA to turn on/off.

Your beliefs and your thoughts determine your body’s emotional chemistry.

Your body’s emotional chemistry determines how cells should act and behave.

Therefore, your beliefs and thoughts determine how your cells act and behave.

Your mind, emotions, and thoughts make a HUGE impact on all the systems of your body, including your reproductive system.  Using a mind/body/spirit approach to healing your fertility provides a holistic answer to creating your family.

More information tomorrow!

On Sept 12th, I am reopening my popular Unlock Your Fertility program.  This program uses the principles of M/B/S integration and deep healing to align you with Being Fertile, to align you with your baby.  In the Being Fertile state – whether you are trying on your own, using medications, IVF, or even donor – your natural fertility is amplified.

But Why?  Why does a mind/body/spirit approach work?

Your thoughts and your emotions have an impact on every single cell in your body – including those responsible for conception.

When you change your thoughts, your emotions, and the underlying beliefs that drive your thoughts and emotions, you will change your body and your fertility.

Your body already demonstrates this to you:

Think of a stress headache: you have stress and difficult emotions and all of sudden you end up with a headache.

When you’re nervous, do you get knots or butterflies in your belly?  That’s emotion creating a physical change in your body.

When you think of the stereotypical health challenges of a “Type A” personality, what ailments do you think of?  High blood pressure?  Heart Attack?

Why wouldn’t there be other parts of your body affected by your thoughts and emotion?

Why would your reproductive system be immune?

Your ovaries are a good example:

Your ovaries sit at the end of your uterine artery system.  Blood must flow through your abdomen, then your uterus, and then finally it gets to your ovaries.  When you are under stress, blood is shifted away from your abdomen and out to your arms and legs.

Blood flow is reduced to your ovaries.

Not a problem for your eggs in the short term.  But if your thoughts and underlying beliefs create a continual sense of stress and tension, there will be an impact on the health of your eggs.  You need good blood flow to have healthy eggs.

A regular pattern of stress creates physiological changes to your egg quality.

A mind/body/spirit approach gives you the tools to shift your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs even in the midst of something as challenging as infertility.

More information coming on Tuesday, Sept 5th (including an audio presentation if you would prefer to hear all the information all at once).

Do you find yourself frustrated because a Mind~Body approach “doesn’t work”?

You’ve done it all. The relaxation. The affirmations. The visualizing. And you still don’t have your baby.

What’s the missing key?

Often, we make the decision that we’re the missing key — but in a negative way.

We are somehow broken, defective, or out of favor with the Divine (Spirit, God, Goddess). The Truth that we’ve cleverly hidden from the rest of the world is finally on view for all to see — we aren’t enough and the fact that there isn’t a baby is the final physical evidence.

All of these convoluted thoughts is one of the reasons infertility is so painful. Not only do you not have the child you want, but you use it as proof to beat yourself up.

The fact of the matter is, the key to allowing a Mind~Body~Spirit focus to bring you the baby you want is simpler than you think.

Consistency.

Each day we have somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 thoughts.

60,000 opportunities to take us to a Zen or stressful state of mind.
60,000 opportunities to put our bodies in a place of growth or fear.
60,000 opportunities to create a relax signal or a danger signal.

Depending on your choices, you are either placing your body in a state of alignment with fertility or with infertility.

Perfection is NOT required.

If you can take 51% of the opportunities to move toward peace, Zen, or growth, you are well on your way to creating an internal environment that is in alignment with fertility.

If you take 51% of the opportunities to surrender, let go, trust, open to receive, expect what you want, amplify your fertility, or play in the present moment (all pillars of Be-ing Fertile), you are well on your way to the consistency that will powerfully impact your fertility.

Is it simple? Perhaps.
Is it easy? No.

We have a life time of habits of thought that take us to feeling fear, worry, anxiety, and more.

So what do you do? Use all the Mind~Body~Spirit tools you possibly can:

Meditations
Yoga
Breathing Exercises
Guided Imagery
EFT (to release the patterns of thought that create fear, worry, anxiety)
Acupuncture

All of these will help you create a consistency of thought that will bring your Mind~Body~Spirit into harmony, build your Be-ing Fertile state of being, and align you with your baby.

Remember, I am asking you for consistency, not perfection. You do not need to be the master on the mountaintop to conceive.

I ask you to simply become aware of how you are directing your 60,000 thoughts each day and set the intention that 51% of them bring you towards Be-ing Fertile.

Jennifer Bloome is a Fertility Expert helping women energetically balance and heal their mind, body, and spirit to boost natural fertility. Jennifer is the creator of the internationally recognized Journey of the Heart series of guided meditations to support women in all stages of fertility treatment and pregnancy. For 3 no-charge guided meditations as well as information on teleclasses or individual sessions, please visit http://www.anjionline.com.

“The body says what words cannot.”
— Martha Graham (1893 – 1991)

Martha Graham was undoubtedly talking about the body’s expression through dance.

But, think of the daily “dance” of your body throughout the extent of a day. What does your body tell you?

What are the aches and pains, the energy level, the general comfort level you have being inside “your skin” telling you that you need?

What is your body sharing with you through the imbalance manifesting as infertility?

Take a moment today, and listen to what your body is saying to, in ways other than words.

Jennifer Bloome is a Fertility Expert helping women energetically balance and heal their mind, body, and spirit to boost natural fertility. Jennifer is the creator of the internationally recognized Journey of the Heart series of guided meditations to support women in all stages of fertility treatment and pregnancy. For 3 no-charge guided meditations as well as information on teleclasses or individual sessions, please visit http://www.anjionline.com.

As you are working to build your family, you have so many options as to how to improve your fertility.

One danger I see is people doing as many different modalities as possible while not paying attention to the “why” of the modality. In other words, “ticking” the box of doing that particular modality without truly integrating it in, so it has the possibility of doing what it was designed to do.

For example, including relaxation or visualization.

The whole point of doing relaxation and/or visualization is to stop the danger signals that are going on in your body. The Relaxation Response shifts the internal chemistry of your body, which in turn, supports, nurtures, and amplifies your fertility.

However, if you are doing the relaxation exercise and then following it up with chaotic days, continual angry, stressful, or anxious thoughts, or multi-tasking through the exercise, the results become null and void.

No judgment, but are you allowing the methods you are using to amplify your fertility, the ability to actually work?

Difficulty with infertility is your body telling you something is out of balance within your body (same as if someone has cancer, heart problems, or diabetes). What is your body telling you? What is your body truly asking for to shift that imbalance?

As humans, we resist change. We want what we want when we want it, without having to make any changes in our lives. I get it. I’m the same way.

You are here and part of the Anji community because you have interest in creating fertility within your body through a Mind~Body~Spirit approach.

If you are willing, I am going to suggest some questions to journal with or simply sit lightly on your consciousness to help you ease into an integration and/or commitment that will change your fertility.

  1. What kind of imbalance is my infertility reflecting to me? Is it in the area of the body, the mind, or the spirit?
  2. What is one step I can take today to bring myself more into Mind~Body~Spirit balance?
  3. What can shift in my life outside of fertility to match the new skills / thought patterns I am learning within my fertility quest?

Jennifer Bloome is a Fertility Expert helping women energetically balance and heal their mind, body, and spirit to boost natural fertility. Jennifer is the creator of the internationally recognized Journey of the Heart series of guided meditations to support women in all stages of fertility treatment and pregnancy. For 3 no-charge guided meditations as well as information on teleclasses or individual sessions, please visit http://www.anjionline.com.

What does medical science have to say about the impact stress has on fertility and women who are dealing with infertility?

Research demonstrates the effects of stress are multilayered, including direct effects on the body and indirect effects on a person’s ability to copy and stay in treatment. If I included all the research, this newsletter would be more like the length of a doctoral dissertation. Let me review four of the studies.

In a study of women undergoing either IVF or GIFT procedures, researchers asked the question: Does stress affect fertility and pregnancy rates? The researchers looked at whether stress from a patient’s life situation or stress from the procedure negatively reduced the patient’s ability to achieve pregnancy or to have a live birth. The women were given questionnaires to rate their moods, feelings about infertility, expectation of achieving pregnancy, amount of social support, coping style, and overall stress levels. The questionnaires were completed at their first clinic visit, before and after hormone use, and before embryo transfer.

The results of this study found women who had higher expectations of achieving pregnancy and had less overall stress had a greater number of eggs retrieved and fertilized, a higher number of embryos to transfer, and a higher pregnancy rate as compared to the women who had a lower expectation of pregnancy and a higher rate of stress.

Another study looked at the impact of group psychological interventions on women who had been experiencing infertility for less than two years. This study found women who participated in a mind~body group were more likely to conceive as those who did not.

A third study looked at why women who carry insurance for IVF stop treatment before having a live birth. Thirty-seven percent of the respondents stated it was stress that stopped their participation. The main stressors reported were the impact on their relationships and feelings of anxiety and depression.

Finally, a study looked at the impact of a mind~body group on women, 40 or younger, going through their first IVF cycle. Fifty-two percent of the women participating in the group were successful, while only 20% of the control group became pregnant.

While research demonstrates a mind~body~spirit approach is not a magic pill that guarantees pregnancy, this type of approach, whether used on its own or in conjunction with a medical approach, improves the likelihood of pregnancy.

Possibly even more importantly, it lessens anxiety and depression and gives tangible coping skills for this very challenging life situation. Why do I say this is even more important that getting pregnant? You are able to return to yourself and make choices about treatment from your whole self, which means you make decisions you will be at peace with for the rest of your life.

Not only that, when you are successful, when you do bring your beautiful baby home, you will be able to be even more present and have the tools to help you with the myriad of emotions that come with being a new mother.

Whether you choose to use my products or services, or some other practitioner’s, I highly encourage you to bring this approach into your journey. Your body, mind, and spirit will be refreshed and help lay the foundation to bring you your baby.

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Jennifer Bloome is a Fertility Expert helping women energetically balance and heal their mind, body, and spirit to boost natural fertility. Jennifer is the creator of the internationally recognized Journey of the Heart series of guided meditations to support women in all stages of fertility treatment and pregnancy. For 3 no-charge guided meditations as well as information on teleclasses or individual sessions, please visit http://www.anjionline.com.

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