Chicken Little and the Manifesting of Mixed Messages!

Updated: June 22, 2014

 

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Dearest You,

The retrograde cycle finally ends this week, and I’ve had some interesting revelations about what’s important and decidedly what isn’t during this cycle of evaluation. I’m curious to hear how you did and what you found too?

I’ve noticed my oracle cards seem to be giving me mixed messages, so as oracles reflect what’s going on with us energetically, it occurred to me to have a look at my beliefs to see if I have any of those “mixed messages” lurking around in there that I need to finally eradicate this week.

I talk about alchemy again (no coincidence) in the universal energy forecast, which includes the separation of elements in order to form something new, and the throwing away of the dredge that remains.

What’s in the dredge? Well, it’s the stuff we don’t need or want moving forward! These are the elements that keep us on the hamster wheel of “history repeats,” the accepted concepts that prevent our transformation into something better, and the stuff that we wish we had changed during our lives when we’re shocked at the end to find we don’t get to do a death bed do-over.

I don’t want to be the one who sits wrinkled and dying saying, “If only I had known, I would have done it differently!” Or, even worse, show up on the other side pissed off that I didn’t have the cojones to change things while I could.

As much as I believe in reincarnation, I’m not even vaguely interested about what happens in my next life. I want to do it now. How about you?

I get it – I repeat myself a lot in these blogs, but repetition and reminders reinforce the ideas we want to condition ourselves to embody. Once isn’t enough.

So here we go again.

Since we are all memory based creatures, it is within our conditioned patterns that we find the sabotaging culprits.

So, as the oracle cards suggested, the less obvious blocks to success come from the wavy gravy of mixed messages.

I think I was raised with a whole lot of mixed messages that contributed to most of the internal confusion I own. To illustrate what I mean, here’s a few of the messages I recall. You’ll have yours too:

“Be yourself and be independent!” BUT “You must become a lawyer and marry a husband who will look after you.”

= Be yourself this way only.

“Follow your Dreams” BUT “Those dreams better include a good school, good grades, and friends from good families. Also, fit in so as to never embarrass the family, and always be upwardly mobile in society. Go to church, pretend you’re like them, and you’ll be fine. Never question authority. Oh, and be slim. Then you’ll be fine.”

= Follow these dreams only. Any others are not OK.

“Tell the Truth!” EXCEPT “When you talk to others about who you really are… THAT needs to be kept a secret!”

= Telling the Truth about yourself is dangerous.

“Explore your Talents!” BUT “Do not explore any of the woo woo ones that will make you a target! And music is a hobby, not a career. Only learn classical music – everyone likes that!” (that one is obviously personal)

= Do not really explore your talents fully.

“Share who you are with others!” BUT “Never tell anyone anything that would make you vulnerable, especially NEVER talk about the family.”

= Don’t Show, Don’t Tell.

“Go see a therapist” BUT “Do NOT tell him or anyone about the rape, the family, or ANYTHING too personal!”

= Do not seek help. It won’t work, and it’s dangerous.

“Trust that things always work out in the end!” BUT “Always keep an eye on the closet – it’s full of skeletons, and the shoe IS going to drop and let them all out any minute now!”

= The Sky will definitely fall eventually, Chicken Little.

“There is always enough” BUT “You’d better fit in, work hard, and win the competition, because somebody else might get yours and you will end up a bag lady, unless… you have married well, then you’re good. You just need to stay slim and youthful and know how to make a martini!”

= You’re screwed basically, so find someone to look after you. And always be on a diet and keep alcohol handy, lest the sky fall, Chicken Little – and it will.

“Read books. They are the way to be knowledgeable, as education is everything.” BUT “Never appear too smart – people won’t like you.”

= Stay down, stay dumb, fit in, and don’t rock the boat.

Any of these hit home with you? I got most of these from my parents and the social environment I came from. Of course, the supportive, positive messages were there too, it’s just that it all came with some pretty strong fearful agendas that muddied the waters.

I wonder if much of what messes with us today wasn’t ours to begin with. We inherit a lot of what we need to change. That’s why self-compassion is so important.

The work ahead is not self-improvement, it’s learning to love ourselves as we are and committing to a new self message every day.

Why is this so hard, you ask?

Because it takes discipline and commitment to recognize our habit of shutting down when we see a miracle and allow in the voice that says, “That’s just coincidence.” Even I have it.

This is my daily task. Choose love, choose acceptance, choose to surrender to a Higher Power to lead me through the murky waters of my overactive mind. Surrender my fear and refuse it by a practice of trust. Fake it ‘til I make it and act as if, regardless if the mind says no. The heart and soul know better.

The conditions of the world eventually manifest that which you focus on with elevated emotion. This is a fact.

It’s time to interrupt the mixed messages, give Chicken Little a big hug, and choose the unknown.

I’m ready for a new world.

Won’t you join me?

Send me a message, a smoke signal, and tell me how you are!

Loads of love to you and yours-

Love Colette XO

 

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  • Frances
    Reply

    Sunday night and getting ready for the marathon week coming up as a social worker/psychotherapist – fantastic to bask in the glow of your generous wisdom and guidance and then your fabulous tune at the end – you’re the best!! Thank you:)))

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      my pleasure!

      • Maureen Marasca
        Reply

        Well…… in all honesty…. I have never once ever read your emails. I do use your cards online and I own a deck. However, here I AM reading this this morning after an evening of tears of fear and frustration. Of course it is no coincidence but a co-operative incident. Thank you….. so very much.
        Namaste,
        Maureen

        • Colette Baron-Reid
          Reply

          well you might want to read them again! I send one every week on Monday BIG hug Maureen xooxox

    • Bernie
      Reply

      Colette, I enjoy your weekly readings so much. I also wanted to thank you so much for providing your Oracle Cards for a personal reading every day. My readings are so ON all the time. Thank you. Blessings.

    • Sue
      Reply

      Spent months trying to decipher the me, the real me. So many mixed messages to decipher! Confused and frustrated last night as I wrestle between the accepted societal norms of find any job and the passion filled whisper I keep hearing. I know my financial well being dictates any old job, but that voice?

      • Colette Baron-Reid
        Reply

        why not both? Until one begins to take over the other it doesn’t have to be this or that.. choose the unknown.. the voice of fear needs you love and to be replaced with trust. oxox

  • Phyllis
    Reply

    Hi Colette, this chicken little is well, and hopes that you are well also. Please don’t work to hard. Thanks for all the encouragement.

  • Elisabeth Ohlsson
    Reply

    Thanks a lot for reminding me of these things, and thanks for the cards! <3

  • juliette
    Reply

    fantastic. those cards are 100% exactly what i am going through right now. sending everyone tons of patience for the next week. may a wonderful new job & some great new like-minded friends find their way into my life 🙂 thanks collette its nice to know im not alone x

  • Annika
    Reply

    Thank you so much. Today i pulled your cards and spent all day in my own over active brain milling over every thing that could go wrong. I was confused because I’ve been using my intuition to guide me and have felt safe doing so. I really made it hard on myself and those closet to me. The hypocritical messages rang true. Thanks so much for clearing this up so I can sleep tonight

  • Sue Ellen
    Reply

    Hi Colette
    I’m back in NH and surrounded by a lot of Life, thanks for keeping me focused ! Hope to see you sometime this summer Blessings to you xo

  • Fran
    Reply

    Retrograde is inspiring if you know about it and work with it. I had na epiphany. I found my true purpose , I am going to train to be a QHHT, quantum hypnosis healer therapist and treason with Dolores Cannon!! I am thrilled beyond words
    Fran B

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      she is wonderful and you’re right it is a powerful time to claim authenticity!

  • Patricia
    Reply

    I am basically at a fork in my life but am waiting impatiently for after July 1st and the end of mercury retrograde lol. Even my cards have me standing still to prevent me from falling as this is my last go around and I will be getting it right. Yes, many mixed and contradictory signals and messages. Fingers crossed for my future.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      no need for fingers crossed you just need to decide with all your heart and soul that a new outcome is yours , gratitude in advance .. energy affects matter. Decide and your reality will change. I know this to be a fact. xooxo

  • Alison
    Reply

    All you say about being disciplined with past habits it so true for me as this murcary in retro has totaly turned me into a non deco eve idiot lol I’m looking sfoeward to it passing BUT I have looked at everything that had been affecting me for years and now about to change the way I deal with my life,I know now who and what should be in my life and for the real reasons why, gosh this has been a very turbulent year so far, I thank you for your help and guidence of your cards as they have been a daily help, wooo hooo soooo gld mercury in retro is soon off

  • Molly
    Reply

    SERIOUSLY?! The more I open up to the universe, the more amazed I am at how aligned its messages are to what’s happening each day of my life. I have to thank you for being a messenger of the universe and for helping me realize just how powerful my wounded ego’s grip is on my happiness. I know letting go of the past is a constant process. Moments of clarity such as this give me the intrinsic strength to carry on with the work. THANK YOU.

    Bless,
    Molly

  • Karyn
    Reply

    Hi Colette, it hit hard yesterday, but started on the 21st ,message take action , oh but none of those choices have the what Im looking for, ok mull it around for hours and do nothing ,too many choices , nothing’s right, Ive done all this before , I wont meet anyone, dad’s on me like a two year old feeling lost and I feel trapped. Be with me be wth me he says. Im always with you I say I need young people. My stomach is about to explode. This sucks.Yes Im ready for the unknown. Okay what am I supposed to do, …..expect miracles.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      act as if you really believe them too.. energy moves matter the universe knows how to organize things for us. I know this to be true the more we discipline our minds to refuse the past the greater impact the Field – it responds. It really does.

      • theresa jeffers
        Reply

        Hi Colette!
        I wanted to thank you for posting the oracle pick of the day. I really have enjoyed participating in that daily and reading your blog. My question is what does it mean when the cards I pick appear upside down,does it mean the opposite of what the card is saying?? Please advise-thank you much-Theresa

        • Colette Baron-Reid
          Reply

          no as a matter of fact it just gives you a protective nudge to remind you you might be going off track a little and tells you how to get back on. Stay tuned we are going to offer a simple little class to help all of you understand all of this! oxoxox

  • Anne
    Reply

    First off, I’m a newbie to your website and oracle cards, and find all fascinating, and the cards bolster all the other “woo-woo” predictors and forecasts I read (not to mention my own intuition, etc.!) Today’s blog is so spot-on, as I straddle the abyss between threat of eviction and utilities shut off due to poverty… AND the possibility of a huge breakthrough on my career. My mind auto-directs to fear, doubt, and worry… but I’m trying to hold on to the fact that my life has been full of signs, synchronicities, and miracles of support. I come from a background of only aiming low, of not standing out, and of not asking for or expecting “wonderful” for myself. THAT is for other people. So, lots of deep-seated indoctrination to overcome! Deep inhale/exhale!!! I’m very appreciative of the oracle cards. 🙂

    • Andrea Victoria Paradiso
      Reply

      Here with you on this one, Anne! It is getting extremely rocky here, too. Actually, it is past rocky. But this is the third time I have tried to “break on thru to the other side” in 40 years. I ain’t got too much time left. And as Colette says, I do not want to end up dead thinking, “Wish I’d known that?”. I want to wrap this one up with a smile on my face and my eyes wide open. So you go on and you make that breakthrough to your career because utilities come and go, but you need to receive the Gift that is meant for you alone and share it with All of us! Much, much Fortune, Love and a Life filled with Joy and Wonder! Muah!

  • Rachael
    Reply

    Your letters always strike a chord with me and come just at the right time!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      that’s what I hope for !

    • PVed
      Reply

      i agree, the timing is perfect! as if you were determined to get me out my confusing spiral spun by my head and my heart.

      my poor heart tries its best but the long standing ‘rationale’ of the head, programmed thusly by years of unmaintained code (yes i am a programmer ;)) always finds a way to get thru.

      not anymore, working every minute to work with my heart.

      Love ya.

  • Leanne Morton
    Reply

    You are so very very good at what u do xxx thank you Colette xx Leanne – Australia x

  • Deb
    Reply

    Good morning Colette. Thank you putting a comical, for me, spin on the insidious mixed messages programming. Laughing first thing in the morning is the best!

  • Andrea Victoria Paradiso
    Reply

    Been wrestling with this EXACTLY for the past—well, for TOO long and not really getting what was the matter until a few days ago when I started arguing with Spirit about it. “But how can I do this AND that at the same time?” or “How can I go for this if this is also true?! It can’t be!” Answer: “They are diametrically opposed, no?” And, indeed…everything I was presenting my argument with Spirit was carrying diametrically opposed beliefs and/or actions. Spirit questioned me: “How can this be? Is this why you are not moving forward?” So, Colette, you are exactly correct…this is what I am sorting out now. Thank you for writing it out for me…lol! Much LOVE to All!

  • Paul
    Reply

    I enjoy your musings Colette. You asked how I am – I am good. I asked the Oracle about my goals and the WAY I THOUGHT I WOULD ACHIEVE THEM. Mixed messages. When I asked if I would achieve them however the path emerges – the answer is positive. I guess I am a control freak and I know I’m inpatient. I am in a job that I’m making worse in my own mind although I am not happy and anxious to get on with my real goals. I think I am almost there.

    I hope all is well with you and thank you for all that you do. PS I watched “Contact” with Jodie Foster over the weekend – I’m pretty sure that is God-inspired – a good movie!

    Paul

  • Melissa
    Reply

    I grew up with so many of those mixed signals that you spoke of. My mom wanted me to be a lawyer and to this day she brings it up in conversation. It was always about her dream for me rather than me finding my own. It’s probably also why I’m not where I want to be, because I haven’t figured out what I want to do. Being myself though has always been something difficult especially in terms of romantic relationships. I was only myself with my most recent ex and I guess it’s also why I’ve found it so hard to get over him. Because I allowed myself to be vulnerable and it didn’t end up all hearts and rainbows. I wonder what the cards will say to me today.

  • Meri
    Reply

    Thank you for those reminders. They are very powerful thoughts. I have a number of oracle card decks and do enjoy them very much. I’m currently in a psychic development class to reawaken my abilities and find so much of this information helpful.

  • Amber
    Reply

    Your videos are really awesome and they match your kick a. spirit! =) Thank you, always, for your insights; They’re so helpful to me!

  • Meri
    Reply

    It’s so cool you ride a motorcycle as well. We ride every chance we get, it is the greatest feeling and brings so much peace and calm to your soul. Fantastic. If you ever get my way I would love to be part of your you tube readings, how fun and exciting ; )

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I love my Harley! Onyx is her name!

      • Meri
        Reply

        That’s very cool. Nice bike to ; ) we ride a Kawasaki, it’s really a nice bike, I’d love to have an indian though ; )

  • Lorraine Allen
    Reply

    Colette, I would like to say that I truely enjoy reading your Oracle cards . My favorite deck is ..Wisdom of the Hidden Realm. So very accurate and very helpful when dealing with spirit on a daily basis. Please do continue to do your life mission work because I know spirit is working with you. I wish some day to get to talk with and meet you someday soon. If you should come to Atlanta, Georgia any time this year or in the future do e-mail to let me know. The last time I saw you was at the World Congress Center here a few Years ago you were here with my Mentor Sylvia Browne…Whom I miss so very much but, I know she is on the other side with God. I see and talk to her in the spirit all the time. Do continue to work with spirit and do what ever spirit leads you too. I believe you will do what is best for all of us. Threefold Blessed Be.God love you me too.<3

  • Sarah T
    Reply

    Wow! Pretty much every one of these mixed messages is what I received when I was growing up. There was so much denial and non-acceptance of who I was that now I don’t know who I am. And trying to figure that out at 45 is so much harder and more exhausting than figuring it out at 15…or 25.

  • Ashlee Morton
    Reply

    Colette,
    I hope you see this but these cards and messages you drew and gave were amazing!! I have been asking for help in releasing old energies, negative energies especially when it comes to those that deal with my late husband, and over the past two nights I have had some very intense dreams that have dealt with emotions that I didn’t even know I still had but both nights I woke myself up crying because the emotions were so real and also so painful. I am so truly grateful to be experiencing them though because I know I am releasing them and I am so ready. I am ready to move forward in my life and I’m grateful that my prayers have been heard and that I’m being helped because I wouldn’t be able to do it on my own. Thank you for the messages you give to us daily they truly help!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Ashlee I see all of this and I am so happy you are finding peace here. It’s a tough time for everyone. LOVE you hang in there – you are not alone. Not in my tribe 😉

    • Debbi
      Reply

      <3

  • kirstin coates
    Reply

    Oh Colette,
    Why do you always say exactly the right thing? Its as if you read my mind..
    Screw people and their thoughts and expectations….they are just a species of animals….my motto ‘ I will do whatever I want ‘ I don’t respect the opinions of people anyways…hopefully god loves me. That’s all that counts..

    Kirstin

  • Pam
    Reply

    thank you for all your I sights regarding this challenging period. I have had some very interesring revelations about myself which have made me a little embarrassed because I have been working on myself for quite a while. here are some of them: I don’t have to play god by pretending to know it all or have all the answers. My goblin must have thought that if I’m going to do all this self correcting, I should probably try and correct others as well. Yuck! also I notice that I feel neglected by others but truth is I’ve been neglecting myself and this is the big hit. I’ve got plenty to do right here without worrying whether others are remembering to love me. nk one loves a knkw it all. thanks to you, I get that it’s really about loving myself and spending the time figuring out what I really want and need instead of noticing that others seems to have this down except me. I absolutely love your music and sing along with you after your weekly reading. Keep doing what you’re doing. you have your finger on the pulse of personal growth and evolution and your helping us all figure this out.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I am so happy you wrote Pam! You made my day. And no need to be embarrassed. It’s all about learning to love the parts of us we want to disown. That’s the wholeness we all strive for. Peace within!

  • Karyn
    Reply

    Colette,
    Those mixed messages were so funny–you really captured how entangled our minds can be as we vacillate between clarity and fear. Thank you.

  • DLLJRandfurballs
    Reply

    Dear Colette LOVE The Map has been very positive; I have Wisdom. Retrograde is too confusing for now – we all have our limits. I want to thank you for all these years and for being here. I pray my life changes, lol, for the better and those miracles do happen with condition, lol – it’s all good. Please, keep smiling at all of us that sparkle when you do. You have the gift, sister. Blessings for you and yours – and all caring tribes. LOVE. Grateful to be heard by you : )

  • samiyah
    Reply

    Colette I didn’t realize this was you singing this song!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! Wow you are so talented love, love, love, love it!!!!

  • Judith Fine-Sarchielli
    Reply

    Today’s post reiterated every double message I ever heard form my mother as a young girl ready to emerge into a patriarchal society. I rebelled and got into lots of trouble and some dangerous situations, but I kept my spirit intact. Now, at 77 yers old, I am digging deep into my shadow with journaling and making amends for all the people I blasted as I rocketed my way through life.

    Thank you so much for your expertise!

  • Alicia
    Reply

    Oh, the mixed messages!! This morning my oracle cards said Be careful, you’re on the wrong path AND keep going, you’re on the right path!! I feel like this means I’m at a crossroads and I’m growing – it’s a dangerous time because fear can creep in and slow me down because of all those mixed messages from my growing years. Also, as a Leo, I know I have to keep my ego in check. It’s that surrender thing – very difficult for me, but I’m learning to let if happen. I want to do something more with my life, something to help people maybe, but I have trouble with people – boundary issues. Another thing for me to work on in this period of growth, I think…Thank you for being human and flawed along with us, Colette!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      when that happens it really means proceed with caution into the unknown.. and watch for patterns.. be mindful of those but keep on trucking into the uncharted territories! That’s where you’ll find YOU!

      • Alicia
        Reply

        Great – thanks again, Colette! I’m usually pretty good at recognizing patterns, so I’ll be on the lookout and be cautious.

  • Beckie Henry
    Reply

    This sure rings true with me. I struggle to be friends with people who like me ONLY as a “Christian” which translates to their view of religion. As my gifts have developed, my friends have backed away. I even walked away from my church job because they were so threatened by some things I believe to be true. Just today I had another unfortunate incident demonstrate it is now time to leave the church completely because my views are “unchristian” to the hierarchical thinking. It is a sad day for me…I have been in that Church for 40 years.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      O Beckie honey that is tough and its really about fear.. I find some people are so frightened by a more inclusive spirituality outside of the church they get cruel and medieval. It’s sad. Hang in there… you will find a more acceptable place. Do you have Unity Church? That’s my fave of the Christian model. Also Religious Science/ Science of Mind. A lot of the New Thought churches that started in the 30s and 40s are the basis of most of the positive psychology popular today. God is everywhere and belongs to everyone not just some. HUGS xooxxo

  • susan
    Reply

    Right on, powerful and exactly what I’ve been feeling this week! As I go into a crazy, hectic time with a board meeting and big program this weekend, I’m taking Merlin with me and compassion for myself knowing I don’t have to overachieve or make miracles happen – just riding the wave (my card this morning!). xoxo

  • Renee Sugar
    Reply

    Hi Colette:
    Thank you last week for the BIG BIG HUG; it was a much appreciated gift.
    Well; after a week of being industrious, and productive like the “bee”; it feels like slowing down is wise. Naps are good especially when they last the whole afternoon!!!
    Sometimes I forget that although the spirit is usually ahead of the form; that I have a body;
    and although I don’t always like the limitations of this body; I too am just a mere mortal and sometimes need to just let go and rest !!!! Once I visited a card store, and out of all of the cards that were in that store, I chose one that said; Be patient with all things; but most of all be patient with yourself.( No accident that I chose that one.)
    I believe that I have a treasure that I have been working very hard to build into something special, and original. Am in the process of completing a website, (no easy assignment) ; and an online store to showcase a new collection of products. All very exciting; but wise counsel to have some distance before launching the site, and making sure that I have read all of the fine print before sending it livestream into the cyber world.
    Seems that all of this weeks picks are thoughtfully, and wisely selected. I also remind myself that the “field” has solutions that are far greater than I could have created alone; so arriving at this place I find myself before the leap; deserves lots of self-appreciation, consideration and encouragement. No one knows better than I do how much time, care, attention to detail, and PATIENCE has been directed toward the development of this venture. Lest we forget the PROCESS rather than the RESULTS!!!!! I’m sure you understand the painstaking attention to detail having written three books. Lot’s of review and redo. Anyway; enough said.
    Many thanks for the live blog; it is really a wonderful way to connect all of us. Each one teaches one.
    XOXO Renee

  • Licia Morelli
    Reply

    Colette,

    I love everything about this post! There are so many things that resonate with my own personal mixed message system but especially:

    “Follow your Dreams” BUT “Those dreams better include a good school, good grades, and friends from good families. Also, fit in so as to never embarrass the family, and always be upwardly mobile in society. Go to church, pretend you’re like them, and you’ll be fine. Never question authority. Oh, and be slim. Then you’ll be fine.”

    I can’t tell you how long I tried to fit myself in a box – the good news? When I finally shed that box everything started falling into place and I started to see so clearly the exact direction that I was meant to go!

    So if anyone is out there struggling – just know that as soon as you embrace the release of the blocks and the work starts the help will swoop in and show you that the fear is unwarranted and the strength will find you!

    Thank you for this today, Colette!

    MWAH!

    xoxo
    Licia

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      GIANT hugs to you my dear. Yes Not only do we all need to think out of the box. we just need to get out of the box altogether! ( the subject for my next blog!)

  • Nick Hendry
    Reply

    Hi Colette! This email speak strongly to me especially after my reading with the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Deck yesterday. Mostly the one card that spoke to me about mixed messages and I reading was the Ringmaster of Scrutiny and the Challenger and the message that he hit home with me what is telling me it’s time to see the flaws in the foundation you and others have built under you. Then when I read your email and seen that you were talking about going back to your beliefs and looking for those mixed messages that is kind of what I’m going through right now and it is kind of leaving me a little lost on my path. With the Well Watcher and the Spirit Whisperer as my allies I am receiving a lot of Divine guidance from the powers that be and my Spirit Guides. So as this Mercury Retrograde comes to an end I am committing myself to rethink my beliefs and what people have told me and start to strengthen my foundation and spirituality that’s became shaken. Thanks for all your wonderful work and wisdom you share with us! Love and Light to you!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      awesome .. isn’t it amazing though when we really take a good hard look we see much of our fear was instilled in us by beliefs that are not even ours! So choosing from a place of authenticity brings up some deep stuff. Do we betray our history, our social, cultural or familial heritage to choose our own path? How can we reconcile these two seemingly opposite paths? This is what I believe is our collective task now. … keep posting here and let us all know how you’re doing!

  • Karen
    Reply

    Holy fertilizer Colette, what a great post and group. I totally relate.My favorite mixed message was “be yourself” + “what will the neighbors think”. I got so confused I felt like an alien in my own family. Sad to say saving graces were #1. Alcohol /drugs (kept me from ending it all) and #2. the label of being “special”cus I was “too sensitive”which meant they stopped trying period. Now 24 years clean N sober life rocks and I’m learning so much thanks to folks like you who share your gifts.I love who I am and embrace my sensitivities even though I not sure what to do with them or how to channel them yet,…Progress not Perfection 😉
    XO K:)

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      WHOOT Whoot me too clean and sober 28.5 years keep on one day at a time yes?

  • Nancy
    Reply

    WOW!!!! We’re you raised portugues! So many similarities , so glad I found you Colette,

    This is my daily task. Choose love, choose acceptance, choose to surrender to a Higher Power to lead me through the murky waters of my overactive mind. Surrender my fear and refuse it by a practice of trust. Fake it ‘til I make it and act as if, regardless if the mind says no. The heart and soul know better.

    Favorite tid-bit you wrote,
    Thanks again

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      hugs! .. european parents mom German (actually French + Polish heritage) and Dad Serbian.. OY VEY

  • Jenny
    Reply

    Thank you Colette, for always being so transparent, clear and direct. These are characteristics I am working on for myself. Wow! We must have grown up in the same family : ) I got many of those same messages as a young girl, and clearly see the cognitive dissonance created in me.
    I am releasing and accepting me and my circumstances simultaneously, in the past weeks. I feel grateful to feel movement forward with my divorce from a 30 year marriage, and releasing old relationship patterns that I have always created in my life. Feels so frickin’ good finally, instead of the fear responses I’ve felt over the last 5 years, as I began this journey into the world of leaving a long marriage.
    I am loving your cards, and feel very connected to you and your processes.
    Thank you I am grateful and your work is very helpful to me, and inspires me to keep going with the flow!
    Love, Jenny

  • Karen Malone
    Reply

    Hi Colette…

    Love the Daily Oracle Card connections… Weekly “Chats” are something I look forward to… Prepares my week ahead!!!! Please know these tools are so appreciated!

    I want to get your CD with the Coming Home song and/or purchase as a download… Where can I find it???

    Blessings my Friend…

    Karen

  • barb
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    I have only been following your blog for a couple of weeks and I bless the friend that turned me on to your site. I have been on a merry go round and decided to really work on getting off and moving forward. All the cards tell me I am ready, and I do ok, then slide back into the darkness and fear. To day you said something that clicked….fake it til you make it……simple enough and i have heard it a thousand times, but today it seemed to settle into my mind. So will refocus, mediate on the positives and release the negatives until i finally believe.
    I can’t thank you enough for your insight….i am very grateful to be part of the tribe.
    Blessings to you and much thanks.

  • Kerrie Waitai
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    Hi Colette, always love reading your blog each week and I am pleased you repeat yourself because the more you hear it the more it sinks in and evenutally people get it. The retrograde was interesting for me! One miracle happened – whoo hoo. Now the miracle has gone into hiding but all is good he will come out again 🙂 . I used to get upset and over think it all but now I believe I am getting better at letting go and letting the Universe do its thing thanks to people like you. I find I am more able to keep positive, and hold my faith and keep believing nowadays than I used to. Sure sometimes the negatives creep in but I let them pass on by instead of letting them get a grip. Seeing the results and messages coming through are blessings and I am truly grateful. Thank you. xx

  • janine
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    Collette,
    My somehow known soul I knew before. I know you will tell me why I am asking inside myself these questions that I question everyday since I was little. Delivering messages to loved ones either before it happens or after. It never crosses my mind when I use the oracle to ask why. I isolate myself to prevent being available but it finds me just in time. Now I am dealing with sadness and memories and events so overwhelmed I cant do what my card tells me today. Lady of the lake. Ive ignored my buisness responsibilities due to cancer/spine health and more physical health issues arriving. Your cards tell me pick it up, get on but I need a fire under my woot!
    Much love your way!

  • Diana Boles
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    Ahhhhhhhh—another Merc Retro drawing to a close! Hooray, I say –both of me as I am a Gemini. Feeling like an 18 yr old—the one who told Sister Euphemia that I am quitting our high school 5 months before graduation and going to the public school— you’ll never finish she said the law says you have to spend your senior year in one school. She was right—I didn’t finish, no matter how much I argued about it, I quit after one month. And I have spent the past 50yrs trying to prove her wrong. I am not a quitter. Flash forward to 2014 – age 65. Time to quit that no longer necessary second job. The path has been carved out to change and calm the franticness of my daily movements. Age, cash flow improved, job security, education advanced, tenured———so why do I again feel like that scared 18 yr old who is making the wrong choice? Even though I know it’s the right one. Come on Mercury, so out to the garden I went to pull weeds—very mind expanding activity, pulling weeds is, mind sorting. I could see the vegetables again. In more ways than one. So I did it. I spread the word. Found a manager. Let them know because there is already enough need in my department. Without me, there will be an even greater gap. I’m not patting myself on the back, it’s just the truth. No one else knows how to decorate a window.

  • Joan Cottrell
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    I thought I was the only one going thru this!

    I found a “do or die” belief hidden way down deep inside…especially relating to commitments of all shapes and sizes. In questioning it I discovered it wasn’t mine, it was my father’s belief! I have struggled with any type of commitment since my divorce five years ago… and I have finally been able to find my way back, re-learn what commitment is REALLY about and move forward again!

    I related to everything you mentioned… thank you for sharing!

    God bless!

  • Julia
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    Holy Moses, are we secret twins?? Every. Single. One. of those mixed messages is in my head. I’m not really surprised, but still reeling to read it. Thank you for this one!!

  • Janet
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    Love your reading. I use your cards as well as others and the words that rang true for me were ACCEPTANCE,
    All of the above is so true and the judgement we have about ourselves can be so hindering. I was told to focus on my Divine Connection as you have said. i have been doubting my abilities most of my life and going big has so scared me. But being still this cycle has been challenging to do.
    My little voice has been allowed to breath and come forth at this time and your words and wisdom make me realize that i am on the right path. Thanks.so much for your wisdom.

  • Marcela
    Reply

    Colette,
    You are so good. I love how you do it .It helps me a lot. I would love to buy your cards but I can not do it now.
    Lot of love from Europe.
    Marcela

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