What is For You…. Won’t Go Past You!!

Updated: April 19, 2015

Dearest sparkly being of Light!

I’m going to invite you into a conversation with me today and hope you’ll share your experience with me, and the rest of the tribe in the comments section.

I wonder if you’ve had an experience when you were so sure that the form of your goal or desire was exactly what you thought was supposed to be for you and you got so close to it and then it didn’t happen?

Or, maybe you even did ten vision boards to snag it and affirmations and incantations and still NADA?

And what if you even got the ABRACADABRA right like we talked about last week and said so many Thank You’s you thought your face would split from smiling and still you didn’t get what you wanted?

Maybe the man you were sure would return to you on bended knee ended up with someone else (how DARE he?), or the job you were so sure you were going to get fell through (how DARE they?), or maybe the career path you were convinced was going to be your true service turned out to be not at all what you hoped? (disappointed poor me)

If we left it there we’d only be talking about what didn’t work, what didn’t happen and you could potentially wonder if perhaps you weren’t going to ever create the life you want.

I have had those moments too for sure and no amount of pouting and bargaining with the universe has ever made a dent. In the end you have no choice but to surrender. Yes sometimes this surrender starts as a defeat, and an emotional tantrum but then if you remember these words “ “What is for you- won’t go past you!” magic begins to unfold.

When you look closer at this entire dynamic we’d only be talking about the form and not the essence of your desire right?

It’s the one thing that’s so easy to forget. Spirit has a plan and it might be different than yours. Spirit will always deliver the essence of your inspired desire but Spirit (The Dude, Universe, Quantum Fred, God, The Matrix etc. you pick the name) not you or me will be the decider of the form.

We just need to be open to seeing the opportunities for our highest good.
They will always be presented.

Just not in the form we think they’re supposed to come in.

You and me are powerful co-creators and we just need to remember that the form of our desire is not as powerful as the essence that brings it to life.

After the “ not getting” part if you keep the faith that “ this or something better” now manifests for me, and hold it loosely without attachment until you forget you ever had the desire to begin with something amazing happens.

The right man with the wrong hair color comes along when you’re ready, the job that makes you happiest is offered to you by a stranger in a part of town you’d never have considered before, you inherit the money from a distant relative to buy the house you didn’t think you could afford etc.

Life has a sneaky way of delivering your desires in the way best for you when the time is right and when all the elements are in place for lift off.

Something happened in the past couple weeks that I’m still amazed at. My husband and myself have always had a dream house in our minds. We have talked about this for years – how we would live on a farm that could be off the grid, organic vegetables, with a modest modern house close to a city but not too close. I wanted a running brook or stream and a zen like atmosphere, a place for a bird sanctuary, he wanted a work room etc. I imagined hills and horses and the crisp country air, and a place that would be safe to ride our motorcycles.

We considered it could be something in the future to save for and we talked about first buying a few acres then building this house the way Marc envisioned it. It always seemed out of reach however as we moved around the USA and saw how expensive this might end up to be. So it was a cherished “ maybe one day” mutual dream that seemed always out of reach but which we both held loosely but close to our hearts.

We live just outside of NYC now and as much as I love the city I have ached for the quiet expanse of the country. Nature is what makes me happiest.

Then, having forgotten this dream out of the blue we got a phone call about a private sale of a property that eerily had all the aspects on our dream list that was important to us.
Thing is it was back in Canada and we weren’t looking there nor were we planning to!
Spirit however had a plan and gave us an affordable version of our dream and so the deal was made. Just like that.
We had just the exact amount saved for us to buy it.

Even more strange and cool was a phone call to astro cartographer Maya White who  told us that both my and Marc’s karmic nodes crisscrossed at exactly this place on the map. She remarked how we were likely not looking for it but that it was looking for us.
“This place chose the two of you”.

Now the point of this story is simple. The essence of your dream is always going to pull you to it. Let go the form. Had we insisted our property be in California or the Carolinas or Connecticut we would have passed on the magic offered to us.

We would have completely missed the chosen form for our shared desire.

Ah but we know better. Eh? Canada it is!

Love to hear from you. When have you gotten your dream but in a totally different form that you thought it would come in?

Loving you always and forever.

Life is good.

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  • Nancy Pinzon
    Reply

    Enjoyed your words.

    • Sammie
      Reply

      I loved this , and it has so much that relates to my current situation, almost word for word. Almost like it was written only for me! I’ve had a rough couple of days and I was just wondering where or when will it get better, it feels like clutching straws …
      I’m amazed at what you share, it’s inspirational, it’s a clear voice and it gives me hope!
      Thank you so very much.Love Light and Blessings.. <3

    • Debi Holland
      Reply

      Thank You so much this really helped me today , I do all of these things and nothing manifest like I want but I have not givin up , I never will 🙂

    • Nailah
      Reply

      Hi Colette,

      Your blog, “What is for you, won’t go past you” is the same type of little saying I’ve said for years, “What’s for me–never lost”. I enjoy your videos and your musings. Thanks for teaching and sharing!

    • Kathy
      Reply

      About 15 years ago I discovered the New Jersey shore town of Spring Lake. I always drove passed a lovely cottage two blocks from the beach. I told the Universe how much I would love to live there, knowing that I might never be able to afford this goal. I gave thanks for having discovered this lovely spot only 90 minutes distance from where I lived at that time.
      Eight years ago I found my dream job in West Michigan near the lake. Within 6 months I purchased a charming modest cottage a two blocks from the beach. In SPRING LAKE, MICHIGAN. Seriously. I could not make this stuff up.

    • Jenny
      Reply

      A very good friend sent this to me (knowing, of course, that the words would be perfect) and I’ve really enjoyed reading your words! I live in Canada, and am pleased to hear that your dream home is here !
      I recently went through a separation and was in angst as to where I would live. I was also expressing my fear of not finding an affordable house, not being able to afford a roof-over-my-head when a friend pointed out a house 2 doors away from her on a quiet cul-de-sac of 6 houses (she is on a rather busy street!) . I hadn’t noticed – although standing on her front lawn it was clearly in view. Such a pretty little house – I was sure it would be out of my price range, but she urged me to call and inquire.
      Well, the price just drastically dropped that morning, the Real Estate agent said. ” I can show it to you this afternoon”. I walked through it at 1 pm and the house and yard were the perfect size and gave me that perfect feeling of contentment! The house price had dropped to exactly the amount that I could afford – tight, but manageable- that very morning. The Real Estate agent said no, we’ll go lower, give you some room – so we put in that offer. Two hours later she called and said that NEVER in her career had things happened so fast! They had accepted the lower price that I had offered and all I had to do was sign papers and put in my moving date – and so I moved in at the end of that month!
      The street address was interesting – 3 Arthur St- my mother immediately said ” That’s because of the 3 Arthurs in your family – your brother, your father and your grandfather ! ” And the Postal Code for the house was a DEFAULT postal code that I had made up, in my job, for when people did not know their postal code! The Universe found the right house for me ; ) and I am very blessed!
      Thanks again for your wonderful words and welcome to Canada!!
      Jenny MacDee

  • Shelley
    Reply

    I love your sharing here about trust in Spirit. I love that you found your home and it found you!! And…I truly believe that Spirit always knows. The loving, wise people of various fellowships and communities taught me this, and your words today me. All is well, all will be well. This alleviates fear and anxiety and replaces it with love. I remember someone saying : “it’s a good thing I didn’t get what I wanted when I wanted it, because then I would have received what I have now, which is what I would have wanted if I’d known about it at the time”. LOL. Spirit knows. Much love to you, Colette, and honour for the work you have done to become a clear voice for Spirit. ♥

  • Paul
    Reply

    Always looking for inspiration Colette. I have never needed it more than now. I have worked very hard to put things in motion, but for not so far. I just had surgery on my back, am about to lose my job. As I right this, I have a catheter in me with a bag strapped to my thigh. It will get better, but things are tough right now and I only gave you a piece of it. I just talked to a lady I love who is not mine, my heart is sad. When I came home from the hospital, a well known author has been e-mailing me about my book and writing. He has done so before and nothing came from it. I’m working with it and I will try. It is hard to continue with optimism. I yearn to make some things happen. I hope for Hope (that is her name) and I hope for success with my writing.

    • Sylvie
      Reply

      Dear Paul,

      My heart goes out to You. There are moments like that in life where everything is going
      wrong. There only seems to be darkness and negativety for You right now in many aspects of
      Your life. I know what it feels like, I’ve been there and is still there some times . That is what Life is
      all about. But those moments though, have been steps towards enlightment.

      Take heart my Dear Sir and do surrender to Spirit, everything. If You surrender and ask for
      Help (You must ask) and be willing to receive it. Then be gratefull for what Will come in whatever
      From. Your heart must Know that.

      I feel your sadness through the couple of lines You wrote on this blog. But if You surrender
      totally, things will get better for You. That I know.

      • Kirsty (Charlie)
        Reply

        Dear Paul,
        I have just read your post, and I feel for you. You know someone once told me that one door has to close before the next opens, I firmly believe this, everything has its own time to happen. Without sounding to twee, if you won’t close the first door so that what is meant to be can happen, maybe the universe is closing it for you. Have faith, everything will work out fine. it might get scarily close at times, but you are going to be fine. Let the past go, you are going to be amazed at what is coming.
        I know you are sad and horrible things are happening to you right now, please don’t lose your sense of humor or your optimism. Smile and be positive that things are exactly as they are meant to be. One day soon you will turn around and look back and wonder what you were so worried about.
        You will be a writer, your bills will get paid and you are going to get better, as for your lady love… maybe the right one isn’t who you think it is, keep your eyes open and don’t let an amazing opportunity slip through your fingers because it isn’t the one you want.
        I wish for you an amazing amount of luck and a quick recovery. Keep smiling and things wont look so bad.

      • DLLGRJandfurballs
        Reply

        Inspirational, Sylvie : )

    • Rachel Medhurst
      Reply

      Hi Paul,

      I’m an author. I would also be happy to talk to you about writing. I know you have a well known author friend, but there is a huge writing community out there. Publishing is so much easier than it used to be and it doesn’t take a lot to make things happen. I self publish most of my work. Have you ever considered self publishing?

      Please feel free to contact me! I’d be happy to chat!
      Rachel Medhurst 🙂

      • Colette Baron-Reid
        Reply

        I second what Rachel said self publishing gets your work out there much faster and could get you noticed by a publisher later. You should chat with Rachel – very generous by the way HUGS PAUL!

        • Paul
          Reply

          To everyone who wrote above, thank you. I thought I would look on here and was shocked to see your kind words. I have never stopped trying and will not. I am recovering slowly. I offer the following if your curious, especially you Rachel, I write a blog. It might seem conservative, but only fiscally so. blog.thefleecingofamerica.net This surgery follows open heart surgery 3 years ago and some health issues just prior when I had to sell my house and I was consulting on my own, barely surviving. The heart surgery was done when I was uninsured, and cost 6 figures by the time it was over. I barely survived and had to seek assistance – I will leave it at that. I am sad, but not done.

          You guys are great, thank you – it gives me hope

          Paul

          • Colette Baron-Reid

            big GROUP hug… this is the place for love and support when you’re down and to celebrate when you’re up! hang in there honey but do follow up on that invite about self publishing. Its the way to go now for new authors. Don’t wait …

      • Paul
        Reply

        Hi Rachel:

        Yes, I will probably do that but I have held off for several reasons. At a group session with John Holland where I was picked for a reading, my father came through and one distinct message was hold off and wait for a publisher! I am considering self-publishing. My book is about the national debt and related topics and that make it very challenging because the info changes and I have needed to update quite a bit. Thanks for the thoughts, I don’t know how else to communicate with you but you can message me through my blog at blog.thefleecingofamerica.net. Thanks for the encouragement.

        Paul

  • KR
    Reply

    So happy for you and your family and your dream house.

  • Sonja
    Reply

    Hi Collette yes I have had a experience like this but I really sometimes get confused because there is always two things or people who enter my life at the same time and I have a hard time trying to figure out what the angels are trying to tell me and I get nervous because I think I’ll choose the wrong thing or person. Alittle insight would be muchly appreciated. Thank you and love your teachings

  • Rachel Medhurst
    Reply

    This is such an apt blog for me. I’ve always had a knowing that I was going to do something I loved to do. I’ve always had a knowing that I was going to get a house that I loved. I’ve never had trust that I would find the right man.

    I was stuck in a job I didn’t enjoy. Last year, I made the intention to give in my notice if I hadn’t already left by my 30th birthday (which was in March). I write fiction novels and wanted to do it full time. I was scared and wanted to have enough money saved, or earning enough to live on, before I left.

    At the end of last year, I found out that the company I worked for was in financial trouble and it looked like I would lose my job. I worked my last day exactly 2 months before my 30th birthday. I still didn’t have enough to live on, but I got a payout from the company. It wasn’t a lot, but it’s enough to keep me going until the end of the year. It was nothing like I planned, but it was perfect synchronicity.

    I’ve now stopped looking for a partner, and I’m feeling happy to just allow life to unfold. What happened with my job showed me just what can unfold if I let it and have faith that the universe has my back.
    🙂 x

  • Robbie
    Reply

    Hi Colette
    I have been seeking a little inspiration and direction for over the past four days, things have been super stressy, I was sitting on the couch and this little voice said , go to your emails…. so online I go and here it was. ..your email: ANSWERS! ok Im not quite there but I understand what you say.
    Im in a transitioning period and rather uncomfortable at times, feel like im going crazy to be honest, the head chatter you see…still that’s because I need to stop fighting against the flow and trust in spirit. An elderly lady said to me back in my teens: The Good Lord never gives you anything you cannot handle and rejection is Gods Protection, well we humans might not think this at the time, TRUST in Spirit and Trust in Ourselves and that little inner voice!!!
    Your email has been confirmation of many things and I thankyou.

    May blessing be always with you and all who follows are here leaving replies….they are inspirational to me also. lol IM NOT ALONE !!
    Kind Regards
    🙂

  • Judi
    Reply

    This is a wonderful message for me right now…I always have had this dream of becoming a powerful healer….and I started to dip my toe in and play with the tools I had taken years to learn ….However I felt so let down..as I expected to just love trying to help and heal people and I felt unfulfilled…not good enough almost….so now I am working in a different area…but still helping people …wondering if I will ever become what I thought I wanted to be…I am enjoying working in a pharmacy outlet though, and do wonder where I will end up !!! Your message dear Collette tells me that I must let go and let Spirit take me …I just need to get out of the way !!, many thanks Judi x

  • Diana Boles
    Reply

    Yep—absolutely—–you bet—–uh ha—–yah—OMG YES! Last year I went through Yoga Teacher Training. My health club started this training course for yoga and I jumped on it as soon as I could. I was working 2 jobs and about to turn 65 and realized I couldn’t keep up this pace. So, this was an opportunity to add some pocket change because I was retiring from my second job. At the same time classes began, I was offered a promotion at my job –my teaching job. The job I love the most. So, I went through the teacher training, while continuing to work both jobs. My school goes on summer sabitacal in May, I graduated in June and finished my second job at the end of July. So all through the month of August, I worked to reorganize and establish the program for the upcoming year.
    September came, school started and I started to look at teaching yoga on the side. Well, there was one road block after another. I did not want to work for the health club. My thought on teaching yoga was the freedom it adds to the spirit and working FOR a big club—not so free. But finding a space that was reasonably priced –not so easy. Or I found the space but someone was already in it.
    Then I discovered that I was granted a Real Pension as part of my divorce settlement. It was a better amount in comparison to what I was making while “killing myself to have a life” working two jobs.
    So, hitting one road block after another to start my own following and then being given the extra cash earned for 25 yrs of working in my marriage——-HELOOOOO—–aren’t you listening? Aren’t you looking? Then the big poke to my shoulder came. I discovered that I could be setting myself up to fail at both jobs. That I had earned the “breathing room”. That I needed to just concentrate on the things I love most — taking care of my home space and animals and concentrating on my early childhood development job.

    Everyday, every breath, holds a thank you. There were so many THANK YOU’s after I woke up to not struggling. And I am feeling the OHM — could I use more cash? Couldn’t we all. But right now, it’s about fulfilling passions and saying thank you for the chance to do just that.

  • Barbara
    Reply

    I so look forward to Mondays and the wise word you bring to us. After an especially trying day yesterday at work they were very needed this morning. I work at a job that is a very negative environment and run by people who go out of their way to hurt and antagonize employees. I keep trying to stay focused that Spirit has a better avenue for me and yesterday almost erased my hope. But this morning is a new day and I am once again feeling positive. Thank you!!

  • Caetlyn
    Reply

    Lost all expectations of Spirit answering my prayers years ago. Don’t have any goals or dreams for years now because of not having my prayers ever being answered. At 51 and caring for special needs child, I just give thanks that I have my health on a daily basis to care for her. Always enjoy reading your blogs, Colette.

    • Tara
      Reply

      Hi Caetlyn – I know how you feel. I have also lost all expectations of Spirit answering my prayers years ago. Don’t have any goals or dreams because of never having my prayers ever being answered. I am a disabled worker, had an accident at my job 15 years ago. Permanently disabled, unable to work. I lost everything- job, pension. Now I am given just enough money to survive day to day. Can’t afford to go anywhere or do anything. If I do I can’t afford to eat. You see I live in the Province of Newfoundland, where Injured Workers are treated like criminals. This place is like going back in time about 100 years. The way they treat injured workers is unbelievable. One was shot couple weeks ago! And they wonder why they get enough people to move here to work.

      • Colette Baron-Reid
        Reply

        Tara I wonder if you might try A Course in Miracles. It will help you shift your vision about your conditions. The most positive happy person I ever met taught me one could be happy in any circumstances. He had no legs and one hand and he told me no matter what happened to him he decided he would be grateful. His presence was so healing for everyone and he enjoyed his life regardless. There is a book by Victor Frankl called Man’s Search for Meaning that may also help you too. 😉 I send you love and thanx for posting here.

        • Tara
          Reply

          Hi Colette

          What is a Course in Miracles?

          Also, in my comment meant to say:

          “And they wonder why they can’t get enough people to move here to work. This is just simply a horrific place to live.”

          • Colette Baron-Reid

            A Course in Miracles.. its so hard to explain but its an important book.. a course of study to help you change the way you see your world.. I suggest getting A Course in Miracles for Dummies. I am working with this right now myself ( its got really in depth explanations of the text that might seem obtuse at times.) I think it will really help you. If you’re dead broke Tara I will buy you a copy myself and send it 😉

          • Shelley

            Colette, I am so glad to see you mention A Course in Miracles. Study of this Course has had a profoundly trans formative effect in my life. I needed guides to help me understand it but once I began to “get it” a bit more it has helped me with ongoing tools for viewing things differently, and for accessing Spirit’s help to do so .

  • Chandra Riley
    Reply

    Wow, I am happy to read this blog, it truly opened my eyes to say what I desire but leave it into the hands of God to bring it fruition. This has truly blessed me.

  • Kathleen
    Reply

    I thought , we thought , we had finally found each other. Both of us praying. In a magical way we met in person and spirit. It seemed perfect and right. Soulmates. After 5 years, he left me for another. Claiming he had to leave because I was jealous.not true , So sad, so wrong. We keep engaging and coming back together, but never true love anymore. I finally said NO! And he’s gone. Really grieving the reality of this , but letting go and forgiving. Feeling in a lonely and vulnerable place. The dream crushed.
    I am hoping by letting the pain and grief release, and forgiving, there is an opening for someone even a better match to come in. Someone also praying for me.
    Thanks for letting me voice.

  • Maggie Smith
    Reply

    Hi Colette! Fantastic news about Canada! You’ll probably become my neighbour or at least close by! Exciting times ahead! Looking forward to meeting you in London. My sister and I have VI P passes and are ecstatic about it! Hugs Maggie

    • Sylvie
      Reply

      OMG! Are You THE Maggie Smith in Downtown Abbey, the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, etc. etc. ? If so,
      I looove your work … Glad You have a nest here in Canada. I send You my best greetings. Hope life
      Is soft for You like feathers on wings of a dove.

  • Karen
    Reply

    It is true that sometimes things are handed to us when we are not expecting, or when we think it is the worst possible time. I was working at a place that I loved, but there had been talk in the recent past that it might not be there for very much longer. I had a staff of about 30 people and didn’t want to let them down. My secretary moved and she was the person who anyone could go to for everything. Someone came to me and asked me to apply for a new position in another company. I thought it was the wrong time. I couldn’t leave at the same time as the secretary. Everything would be left in shambles. I told her that I would put my resume in and think about it, but I didn’t want to leave my present job in that way. It turns out that they didn’t start interviewing for another 3 months, and that was great timing for me. I got the position, and was able to find another director for my position. It all worked out in the end. So, spirit sometimes pushes us to do things a little bit outside of our comfort zone, or at a time that doesn’t seem right. It always works out in the end if you are patient and open to receiving.

  • josephine
    Reply

    i have been trying so hard to put things in motion, to keep moving forward, to keep dreaming, to keep hope alive but i’m stuck and wondering when doors will open and new opportunities that resonate with my heart’s desires arise. I really would like what i want to find me and very soon, the right guy with the wrong hair color, the job that makes me the happiest offered by a stranger, the dream house i can’t afford where i can be at peace at last, trips to the places on my bucket list.

      • Lisa
        Reply

        Hi Colette
        I loved the blog .. as usual !
        I was fortunate to get on a Hay House call with you and Maya last month.
        You both gave me food for thought, and shifts are happening.
        This blog helped clarify things, so I am not going to attach to a particular form, but instead to the idea of serving in the way that spirit directs.
        I really asked that day about moving !!! .. and did not get that answered, instead i got info pertaining to other matters.
        A small part of me wants to know when, or if, I will ever get out of this living situation, it seems so slow.
        I keep thinking that this is not where I ought to be .. but then I also know that there are no mistakes. so I must be here for a reason.
        I once had the off grid, organic veggies, room for my husband to play, room for the kids, and lots of time for friends to drop by .. and then it was gone .. I take the words from this blog to heart “what is for you, won’t go past you” . It has taken alot to get to the point of being ok with losing it all .. your cards, blogs, the Hay House call and your course I am currently doing, these tools have helped keep me upright in my mind . I know the loss of all our worldly possessions and our home is for the greater good, I however, always want things to speed up so we can be in a place of our own again, doing the work/play that spirit would have us do. Thank you for todays blog .. it was a blessing to read .. see you in Hamilton !
        Love and Light
        Lisa

  • Cindy
    Reply

    Interesting that you should post on this subject just now. I had a dream years ago of landing a job utilizing a unique talent for creating interactive software videos that teaches people how to use a specific program for the computer. I wasn’t sure what program, but was never able to find a company that was interested. In my current job, I use a network security device that I created some of these videos for co-workers and tried to sell the company on hiring me to do that for them. They turned me down for the job I applied for. A few months later, they contacted me about a different job, I did preliminary interviews, and then got the interview with the manager who was hiring. He interviewed me for all of 10 minutes. Two days later, I got the email saying they were going with someone else. I was convinced that this was the job I had been dreaming of all those years ago…but NO!!! Apparently this wasn’t the form it will take. I surrender. Thank you for this post, it feels better to think that the Universe isn’t saying no, it’s just saying not this.

  • Beth
    Reply

    In the past it seemed like as soon as I made a plan and told someone what I was doing, roadblocks and brick walls would appear, and everything would fall apart so it didn’t happen and I didn’t manifest what I wanted. It didn’t seem to matter if it was something small or a major life-changing event. Looking back, I can see that I have been on the path that has been the best for me – not the one I thought I should have been on. I am in the midst of a 2 year life change where more of what I tried to manifest didn’t happen and it seems I’m being prepared for something else as my life is cleared of jobs, people, activities, and objects. It will be interesting what does come. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us, Colette.

  • josephine
    Reply

    would like the contact information of Maya White, thank you

  • catricia
    Reply

    Where do I start, everthing that was mentioned above happened to me in the last several months and just when I didn’t think I can get any lower no money no food. I surrender, God has the highest good for me and I choose to let go..I choose to let go of form and what is for me will not pass me. Thank you for sharing this message. I really need to hear it.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I too was where you were at one time- had no clue how I could even pay my rent- I was completely broke and helping to support my family who were destitute but I needed to be on my own and when I surrendered completely one tiny opportunity at a time opened up and I said yes to any and all and every step led me to where I am today. You can do it.

  • Barb
    Reply

    For 15 years I dreamed and planned to be able to return to the little village that had made me so happy for the short time I got to live there, but which I had to leave for financial reasons (no jobs that weren’t closer than 30 miles away!) When I had lived there before, I lived right in town, close to stores, post office, even the doctor. People went for walks after dinner or visited on each others’ porches. Last October after a series of events that put me into an early retirement, a place opened up for me 2.5 miles outside of that very town. At the time I had been living without a car because there was public transportation right outside my apartment in the city and I wanted to be “green.” When I contemplated moving back, a relative said they were getting rid of an old car which would be just right for knocking around country roads. So I followed my gut and moved back. However, the deal with the car fell through. Now here I was stuck out in the boonies (well, 2.5 miles doesn’t seem like a lot unless you’re trying to walk it carrying groceries), but I learned a valuable lesson which was that I was supposed to be here, to sit still and embrace the silence, and to let the words flow on paper. I am happier than I have ever been and more productive as well. The car will come when the finances come to me, and that will be when I am ready. For now, happiness is a walk in the gentle rain or breezy sunshine, on a hillside dotted with cows and a blueberry farm for neighbors, and to be happy.

  • CAT
    Reply

    Hi Colette. You are so right!
    I had always wanted to buy a Lake House…small, cozy, a perfect get away. Too pricey for me alone, but I mistakenly thought maybe some family members would want to join me in this venture. So I would search, and research, but it was still way over my budget. And then, a class action suit brought on behalf of the men who worked at a steel plant during the 40’s and early 50’s…something the cohort thought would never, ever be resolved, passed in the Senate. (We met and worked on this suit for 11 years, and thought it was just not gonna happen, but we never gave up). As my father’s only child, I was to receive his portion of the settlement. A friend of a friend was selling her Lake House, just $2500 below the settlement amount. So there it was, my Lake House and the means to buy it. I still marvel at this beautiful outcome.

  • Chelsea
    Reply

    Dearest Colette,
    Blessings to you and Marc on your new adventure.
    We here in Canada are excited and delighted to have you.
    I have been receiving your daily blessings for a year now and since accepting your guiding have had several miracles happen as well. One of them being the right man with the wrong hair colour. Lol.
    I have recently enrolled in your course on HayHouse university and can’t wait for the next live call. I missed Wednesdays due to a planned family dinner. But you were still there with me in spirit.
    Love and light Chelsea

  • Bette
    Reply

    Hi Colette,
    I chose The Map and then chose three reversed cards – Balancing Act, Rock Bottom and Details, Details!!!!!! I am in the process of moving across country and cannot find a place to rent! Help!

  • niki
    Reply

    For over 10 years (!) We were looking to buy a house. Every deal almost closed/every house almost bought made us wonder.
    Why [email protected]#$
    Only to end up with a plot (will start building soon) on which I can see the sun set in the sea from my livingroom.. Not in my wildest dreams did we think of this!! Thank you Spirit!

  • Carole
    Reply

    Welcome home, Colette and Marc!

  • DLLGRJandfurballs
    Reply

    Geeeez : ) Colette

    One has to accept how it comes – there is no other way – facing the facts after all …

    I am still waiting and will be waiting for my needs to be fulfilled from the manifesting perspective but that will not stop me from running the gamut of prayer and bumping my head on frustration of form, however, Needs are n-o-w …

    I remember living in an apartment on a very spiritual hill-top back in my home state (I loved the “psychic” connection there [very strong], rainbows, phenomenal view of world – I wanted that place to be mine). I bought a home/land in another state for my daughter to live with her little girl and set them up with a washer and dryer amongst other needed stuff. Back to me, I had to lug my laundry to a public place in town (not fun for many reasons) and kept sharing how I wished/wanted/prayed/planned for my own washer and dryer because of the conventional hours not necessarily coinciding with “my hours to do laundry”. Eventually, in the turn of events my daughter moved to another town so that left the house “here” open to me in a time of financial uncertainty yet I got my washer and dryer; I mean the actual washer and dryer I bought that was really m-i-n-e! So, in some mystical way we do get what we ask for; the timing is left up to our higher power and how we get it is also, I believe. Frustration is also something we need to cope with and learn how to turn into lemonade.

    When what is needed does not occur it does make one wonder if there really is a Higher Power especially having been invoked. When something does happen, positive/negative/unexplainable, understanding and knowledge of Faith (sometimes all Life’s religions/philosophies/beliefs/science[?] of the World) comes into play and is rewarding after all that study of it.

    Faith Reality Balance Blessings

    Thank Yo : )

    • Sylvie
      Reply

      Dear DLLGRandfurballs,

      Yeah! I agree with You totally. Spirit answers in it’s time not ours and Sister faith has
      To reside inside our heart always. Sending You through the waves of the Web a Heartfelt
      Hello wherever You are.

      • DLLGRJandfurballs
        Reply

        Physically, hot and steamy North Carolina native of New Jersey (USA). I have been to Canada a few times: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagra Falls (Eastern side of Canada). The prices always threw me off however very rich in history. I remember a crispy winter on one trip, crunch-crunch of the snow underfoot. We are Neighbors, LOL : )

  • Renee Sugar
    Reply

    Timing is everything!!! Not MY will but thine. To the Tune ( One day my Prince Will Come)
    One day you’ll find that job;
    Hand the timing over to the divine. One you’ve been dreaming of
    (That rhymes.) And the minute you walk through that door
    Last week I had a very upsetting experience. It will feel like you’ve been there before.
    I had written the cheque for rent May/2015
    and I discovered that somewhere between home and Everyone will welcome you,
    the Reference Library, I had misplaced? or lost it. Saying we’ve been waiting just for you,
    I started to get very anxious as it was for a significant amount This where you belong;
    of money. The good news was that it was dated May 1st. It’s been way too long, since we’ve been together as one
    When I arrived home I searched everywhere and couldn’t find it.
    How could it have fallen out of my bag? So I visited the bank and we So let the story now begin
    discussed the matter. The teller suggested to allow a few days, and see You completely will fit in
    if it turns up. I prayed, that the right/honorable outcome unfold. To a plan that’s created with love;
    By the source watching you from above.
    The one that had the highest and best interests of all at heart.
    I said to the creator that I believed that trust, honesty and integrity You’ll never feel alone again;
    would be a part of this story. The higher In this place you’ll call your home
    Later the same evening; I received a phone call So step through that door; to what you’ve been
    (there was a phone number on the cheque; so I could be contacted. ) waiting for,
    As it turned out; the one of the cleaning staff found the envelope and A new life is about to unfold
    turned it in to security who made the phone call and said to me “Don’t your story is going to be told.
    worry”. I wanted to have faith that it would be resolved and the cheque
    would be found. It also taught me a lot about stress, and not being mindful (The Poet who Didn’t Know it)
    because I have been pushing for a door to open to nourish myself and others.
    I still to this day believe that it will, and it will be the right one, an even better one
    than I can imagine. HOW ?? I don’t know. I had an interview last week, and although
    the person who contacted me said he was excited to meet me; he wasn’t well on that
    day and I met with two young men instead. I was told that I would be contacted in a
    day or so regardless of the outcome. I didn’t hear anything. To be perfectly honest; I really
    wasn’t excited about the opportunity. So I wrote this poem in my moment of grief and
    feeling badly for losing the cheque this joyful composition came to me.

    • DLLGRJandfurballs
      Reply

      Thank Yo : ) Renee

      • Sylvie
        Reply

        Dear Renée,

        So glad You found that precious piece of paper after all. Some times Spirit
        Works in mystirious ways. Take care …

  • Jan
    Reply

    I’m so happy that your new home found you, don’t you love the way spirit works? A few years ago I swore I received a message from spirit that my husband and I were going to win the lottery. I repeatedly asked if the message was true and I always got a yes. I think the yes came from my own mind as that lottery came and went and we didn’t win anything. I went through a real crisis of faith because of that incident. Then, completely unrelated to the lottery experience, one of our beloved dogs passed over. We had the intention of getting another small dog who could easily travel with us. What we ended up with was a beautiful malamute/collie mix who has been the light of our life ever since. She weighs around 50 lbs. but loves to travel. The way spirit works in our lives is always a mystery to me but also always a wonderful and surprising gift. We never know which way things are going to go and we never know whether or not it’s going to be a lesson or a physical gift. I love the experiences we’re granted in this life.

  • Lacy
    Reply

    Ahhhhh thank you so much for this. I somehow met the man I am fairly sure I’m going to marry-when I was on a date with his friend 4 weeks ago. He’s everything I said I wanted-and do want. Then we found out he’s deploying. Wednesday. Which isn’t what either of us wanted. But I can hear Spirit whispering me to have faith this is how it is to work out for the best. Plus every card reading-with your decks- have said this is as it should be and it will work out exactly how it’s supposed to. And if it isn’t him, highly doubtful, but if it isn’t, he got me going on a path I was hesitant about taking and the next guy will be even closer. <3

  • Mary
    Reply

    Hi Colette,

    I love the way you phrase this, “what is for you will never go past you.” The challenge for me is sometimes to see what is “for me” in each situation I encounter.

    For instance, like the gentleman above, I am also about to lose my job. I saw my job listed on an “open jobs” confidential email that someone sent me by accident. What is FOR me therefore is the knowledge that I am about to lose this job, and I guess my work is to find the peace and surrender in this situation. (And who knows, the job might stick around for another year or two – the future is not set in stone.)

    Or in the case of not having the guy I love. It’s easy to look at old boyfriends and sing songs of praise that I didn’t get what I wanted back then (holy cow, it would have been a disaster)… But what’s more difficult is to look at how “relationship” is showing up in my life right now and realize that THIS is for me. The lessons of unconditional love and accepting “what is” must be much more important than what I think the manifestation of relationship should look like for me… at least at this time. Anyway there is a lot of peace in believing that this is a benevolent universe and that each situation is actually perfect, if I would only find the perfection and the gift in it. (And then I am rich beyond belief!)

    I always find peace and perspective in your writing. Thank you!

    Mary

  • Renee Sugar
    Reply

    So sorry; I typed the poem on the right side but it didn’t separate the text (I’ll try again.)
    To the tune: (One Day my Prince will Come)

    One day you’ll find that job.
    One you ‘ve been dreaming of.
    And the minute you walk through that door
    It will feel like you’ve been there before.

    Everyone will welcome you
    Saying we’ve been waiting just for you.
    This is where you belong
    It’s been way too long since we’ve been together as one.

    So let the story now begin;
    You completely will fit it in
    To a plan that’s created with love
    By the source watching you from above.

    You’ll never feel alone again
    In this place you’ll call your home
    So step through that door to what you’ve
    been waiting for,
    A new life is about to unfold
    Your story is going to be told.
    (The Poet who Didn’t Know It)

    • DLLGRJandfurballs
      Reply

      Bravo!

      • Shelley
        Reply

        Whew, thanks for clarifying that Renee! I thought that my brain had separated in two. LOL. Very cool poem 🙂

    • Tara
      Reply

      That is beautiful. Made me cry
      I know you were writing about finding the job that was meant for you but for me that’s what I think being dead is like.
      True acceptance. Love and no more loneliness
      And I am not all religious but do believe there is life after we leave this often times, painful body and existence
      Thank you Renee Sugar for writing that

  • Carmen
    Reply

    Hi Collette loved you video message today. Just got the idea that I could use the cards that came up to do sort of mantra or something. I basically said I release any blockages to Joy in my life that I am releasing the need to protect and trust God and by doing so I now allow creative flow and self love back into my life.

    • DLLGRJandfurballs
      Reply

      This sounds good, Carmen : )

  • Lelle j.
    Reply

    OH, Divine, mystical, not my timing but yours! Your note this morning has my face covered in a downpour of release in the form of a rainshower. My prayers were answered by reading this, this morning. My situation; having a beautiful house that is too big for two and after four tries has not sold. I know, I know, is that really anything to complain about?! The thought of putting it on the market again makes my nerves rattle. So I woke up this morning, coming downstairs to meet my man and tell him, how about we just do all we can to continue to make this place live up to it’s life and stay. And then opening this letter, my heart burst, for the web of connection answered my call. Thank you Colette! May your new home in Canada be more magical than you can even imagine. **************

  • Bobbie
    Reply

    After a series of surgeries following a bad injury, I was taking classes to look toward completing a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Then, by a very bizarre series of circumstances, it became very clear to me that the Universe had decided I should take a different course and become an attorney. At the time, I rather thought either I or the Universe had lost one of our minds. Law school was a tough time financially, but now in looking back 14 years later, I realize that the Universe was indeed leading me toward a purpose I was meant to fulfill. It has been a crazy, but fulfilling ride and at that point in life I realized that I wasn’t really in the driver’s seat and that I needed to listen when the Universe kept pointing me in a specific direction, as there was a reason for it. 🙂

  • Ann
    Reply

    Hello Colette, How I love the way you write, your humour. Very refreshing. I did get my dream job a few years back, as an assistant resercher at a University in Montréal. But after a severe sport injury and a major operation to a wrist I lost my contract. I must say I’m sulking since ( ;)), wich I ‘m certain doen’t help. Can’t snipe out of this mood. In that same period I both lost my parents and some friends.
    Thank for you words of wisdom and encouragements. Hughs from Montréal.

  • C.K.
    Reply

    All so true. I learned this years ago and now I love noticing and working with it. For me, it was children. I had it all planned out but when the time came, no amount of me trying to force things to happen brought me a baby. And I did surrender and give up. Just a few months later, I met a Vedic Astrologer who became my personal teacher of Vedic studies. Without knowing me or our struggle, she told me that I should be involved in foster care. It had never occurred to me to go that route, but within 5 months of that reading I had a newborn baby. Several months after that I had 3 babies (whew!) and we have adopted them all. Fostering has become a cause that is very important to me, and it has brought me all sorts of strange but exciting opportunities. Now, after thinking I’d never have a baby, all I need to do is make a phone call and I have a baby within a few weeks. In fact, we just received another newborn for adoption. I believe that that moment of surrender is what made it possible for me to notice and act upon other ideas and opportunities that I couldn’t see when I was so focused on getting what I wanted.

  • Debbie
    Reply

    For many years, I have held the believe, careful what you wish for and words carry much power. So, I only ask for what Spirit believes is best for me and to help me see it as it comes. That takes a ton of letting go, and I am not always successful in that. I don’t have “dreams”, only the knowing of myself. I look back through the years, and Spirit has always been opening the right doors for me and I must have faith in that. Currently going through a very tough situation, and it’s hard to trust and let go, but I know it works, I just need to stay open and let go of the fear. I love your words and wisdom. Namaste

  • Tammy
    Reply

    Wow! Loved your story and thank you for sharing! When I was 38 I was divorced and searching for my next move. I lived in Ohio, but my heart wanted to move somewhere out West. One day I found clarity in my meditations and was told I would be moving to the West. So I said it out loud to my mother and told her I would be moving soon. She just laughed at me. We had a girls weekend in Albuquerque where I met my future husband and the next thing I found myself doing was getting married and moving to Arizona! I have lived her for 19 years and love it!

  • Brenda
    Reply

    Thanks for your words, Colette. I have been thinking the opposite lately. Last year an opportunity came to me and it turned out to be so in line with me. I really was surprised. I hadn’t been thinking about this particular goal but everything fell into place and my passion for this job (my own business) grew. I was ecstatic! Then I had to have surgery, friends turned out not to be friends and my finances took big hits. Now I am unable to continue with the business and its financial support is dwindling because I am unable to keep it going. I had to move in with a friend and I thought (haha) this move would help me to get back on my feet. Nope! Just the opposite. I still have been unable to restart my business in any significant way and have been unable to find other employment after 6 months. This feels like the biggest cosmic joke. How can something that came to me and felt like such a gift and blessing and that brought passion into my life (the business) just fall apart? I am baffled. Just last night I was feeling hopeless, feeling that I created this situation — no money, literally and no business. It is as if I am in such a place of restriction that I cannot make any moves. Lots of inner work is being done and that is wonderful and simultaneously my outer life is getting unbearable. This total obliteration of my life can only be arranged by the Universe, right? The feeling that “what is fe me — won’t go past me” brings some comforting light. Thank you, Colette.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I had to lose everything in order to find where I was supposed to go…hang in there Spirit has a plan!

  • Rosalyn Marie
    Reply

    Well Colette, at the present time I am living in Annapolis, Md in a shelter. While trying to get work and my cosmetology license renewed, I was told by the people at the shelter to go to St. Mary’s church and they would give me the money. Well last week when I got there the lady couldn’t have been more condescending. So that didn’t work out. After I got to the shelter, of course they acted as though it was my fault. Today is Monday, April 20, 2015, so yesterday I woke up early and wen to Starbucks to get coffee. (I have made my universal sign a subaru outback, this is the car I want, Whenever I see a Subaru outback I feel that the Universe is telling me I am on track. And When I see a green Subaru Outback I get really excited because this is the color that I really want and when I see it I feel very close.) So yesterday when I was getting up to leave, I looked out the window behind me and a green Subaru outback drove pass. Then I walked out and saw one of the psychologist that use to work at the shelter, that I always just loved. After telling her my story she gave me the money for my license. This I would have never expected. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Universe!

  • Cat
    Reply

    So excited and happy for you! And we will have you back in Canada more permanently…Wonderful!!…This last year has been a huge learning uncovering year…Typically my life flows always in positivity…but after being on my own for 4.5 years in 2013 I met an interesting fellow – We moved in together into his home…The journey over the last 20 months had me doing everything I could to leave late January…but my cash flows squeezed off in the companies and my always flowing moving abilities would not emerge. I tried three times to leave…truck couldn’t get up the driveway and had to cancel…place I choose would have had his ex girlfriend looking right into my new place and the third time…my movers had the truck three quarters loaded when the fellow I had leased my new space from started texting he had to cancel as he had sold the house after telling me he wasn’t selling and had to give me back my deposits…I was blown away going okay obviously Creator and this land (I had done a lot of work restoring balance, love and peace to the acreage) really wants me to stay…So I went okay something’s up here…let go and Let God…Some of my deepest healing occurred and the relationship is moving forward happily in a home on acreage I love and land that obviously loves me…Now just moving forward on the restoration of cash flows in the companies…I trust in that divine flow. So your words today were so confirming….Always keep the faith and keep moving foward. love to you all…xo

  • Jamie
    Reply

    I was looking for a house in the our local mountains for a little over a year. What I could afford and the properties I was looking at (and believe me there were a lot of homes) needed work, lots of work. If I came upon one that was OK, I would put in an offer and then something would happen – I needed more money down, someone else got the house, etc., it seemed the odds were against me – until one weekend my girlfriend and I went “back up the mountain” I was not in the best of moods and my girlfriend commented that she had never seen me so negative, I was tired of looking and I vowed this would be the last weekend I was going up. We met the realtor at a house and it needed work, I was not happy and angry, so off we went to look at another cabin, it was in escrow but had not been taken off the MLS, and then the realtor mentioned of one more house but that it was small and she wasn’t sure if I would like it – so off we went me, my girlfriend any my sour attitude – we pulled up to this little house – the outside was really in great shape, newer roof, the paint was great, newer windows, huge yard, it was when we stepped inside and I fell in love – THIS WAS IT….I was so happy and still am – it is the perfect cabin….

  • Heather
    Reply

    I had a very amazing experience last year….I had been unemployed for 9 months with no prospects in December 2013; I sat down and did a vision board in the the middle of it I put a picture of a compass rose, because for the first time in my life I felt like I had no direction, no plan. On January 1, 2014, I was on my way to my sister’s and had an urge to pull over on the highway to take a picture of the sunrise. On 1/6/2014; I went for a job interview, left the interview 99.9% sure I had the job. 1/14/2014 (my birthday), I got the letter “thanks; but no thanks”….On 1/25/2014 my friends mother did a reiki healing session on me. 1/27/2014 another friend called to tell me about a radio ad she had heard for a company hiring and it sounded perfect for me. 2/28/2014; I was offered a position with the company. 2 weeks after starting my job, I was leaving work and looked down, on the front walk-way carved in granite…a compass rose it had been covered w/ snow, so I had never noticed it before). The picture of the sunrise that I took 26 days before knowing about the job opening, my new office is in the picture. It has been an amazing opportunity, very laid back…I’ve struggled with politics in Corp America, so this job has been an amazing fit for me. Now, I’m waiting for the Universe to deliver my perfect companion/partner…I thought it had, but “he’s got some growing up to do” and so far I have seen no growth. So, Universe…you know I love that man with all my heart, but I’m asking you to deliver me a healthier version him or something/someone better!

  • Lelle j.
    Reply

    OH, Divine, mystical, not my timing but yours! Your note this morning has my face covered in a downpour of release in the form of a rainshower. My prayers were answered by reading this, this morning. My situation; having a beautiful house that is too big for two and after four tries has not sold. I know, I know, is that really anything to complain about?! The thought of putting it on the market again makes my nerves rattle. So I woke up this morning, coming downstairs to meet my man and tell him, how about we just do all we can to continue to make this place live up to it’s beauty and stay. And then opening this letter, my heart burst, for the web of connection answered my call. Thank you Colette! May your new home in Canada be more magical than you can even imagine. **************

  • Erin
    Reply

    In case I did not get the virtually countless messages in the past week – some literally in writing, some in speech, all in events unfolding – to surrender, to let go, the Universe sent me this.

    Even within that are a couple of crystal arrows in the third eye, including:

    “You and me are powerful co-creators and we just need to remember that the form of our desire is not as powerful as the essence that brings it to life.”

    Easy to lose focus on the source. Wow.

    Thank you so much.

  • Erin
    Reply

    …and who is Quantum Fred? He sounds nice… 🙂

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Quantum Fred is another name for Spirit, Divine Intelligence, God, The All That Is.. etc.

      • Erin
        Reply

        Sorry, lost in translation with my sense of humour… 😀
        Thank you again for such an incredibly timely and appreciated piece

  • Dawn
    Reply

    Colette, Thank You for you!!! You rock! Heh question…Where did you get that really cool shirt?

  • Lisa
    Reply

    Love your round about way to your dream home, Colette!! Congrats!

    …My experience…I wanted to become a certified English teacher in Switzerland…my real goal was teaching in Swiss public middle schools…but I was educated in the USA and they were very suspicious of my BA degree ( ok, it was in International Business/ German Studies…) and they wouldn’t allow me to do a course at the university without having first gone through 4 years of their Swiss university system…In GERMAN to teach ENGLISH. Ok, so I still wanted to teach and signed up for a certificate course where I could teach English to adult learners….course one was overbooked…no room. I signed up the next semester…that course had too few people…I tried a third semester…same problem. So I gave up. Temporarily. And got a certificate…in classical and sports massage…what else?
    Then a few years down the road, I became more active in my adult choir and was named assistant director…the choir wanted to give me more education….so I saw a course at the Zurich Conservatory that was not only for choir directing but would also enable me to teach general music in Swiss Public Middle schools…and I could attend using my USA BA degree after passing an entrance exam for musical ability…..I passed, did the course and started teaching music at a Swiss middle school. At the end of the first semester I was asked by the school principal….”Your mother tongue is English…wouldn’t you like to teach English, too?”
    Long Story Short: the school paid for my one-year English course for teachers and I’ve now been teaching ENGLISH along with Music now for 10 years in the middle schools here….

  • Kavita
    Reply

    This post has come at a good time in my life. I have just been through loss. Loss of friends, loss of my graduate program, loss of my relationships and business network, and loss of the trust in my family. I appreciated the reminder that what is meant for us does not pass us up and it leaves room for something better than you imagined.

  • Lisa
    Reply

    And your way of explaining the cards is just great! I really like this style; it’s very helpful and “un-scary” for people like me, who freak when they get a “bad” card…..Thanks!

  • Wanda
    Reply

    Timely. In an un-surrender-esque way, I’m about to fly the white flag and throw in the towel.

  • jennifer
    Reply

    I love your energy!!!

  • Catherine
    Reply

    This brought up something I have struggled with for quite some time. You mentioned that Spirit may have something other than what we had hoped and planned for in mind and to just surrender. We are told that Spirit will bring us what we need and to know that when we don’t get what we want it’s probably because there is something better in the wings. I call this Camp A.

    In Camp B, we are told by a myriad of people that we create our own existence and that it is our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that determine what our future will be. The Law of Attraction is being marketed as much as our cell phones these days and has been for years. It is a physical law of Nature, and so we should plant our flag on Camp B soil, right?

    I have a hard time reconciling the two. If our free will and our beliefs determine out future, then we shouldn’t be thinking that we aren’t going to get what we want because Spirit might give us what it thinks we should have. And if perchance it might be a little of each, how could that work?? How would we have any idea what to do in any given situation?

    Any thoughts or guidance on this will be greatly appreciated.

    Catherine

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      LOVE this … both are correct. Th Law of attraction is one of many universal laws -when you see it as the essence of your thoughts feelings and beliefs is the epiphenomena of matter- then the essence not the container is whats important. I adhere happily to both camps both are true but action is also needed.. action surrender action surrender then be grateful in advance .. its all a big illusion and playground anyway.. Spirit is first matter is second. The egoic desire of things related to the limitations of the human experience is too narrow. I know first hand this to be true. Its something that can’t so much be theorized than personally experienced.

      • Catherine
        Reply

        Thanks, Colette, for the wonderful reply. I see what you are saying, and it makes perfect sense. You rock, lady!

  • Jessica
    Reply

    Thanks – I have actually been repeatedly reminding myself of this – what is for you wont go past you! – I recently felt that the timing was right for me to apply to this specific job that would take me forward on a path towards working with animals and helping to change the world for animals. I had all of these seeming setbacks over the last several years and I was feeling like, WHEN is something going to work out?? I applied for the job, but didn’t hear anything for almost a month. Just when I had convinced myself that I wasn’t even going to be contacted for an interview, BAM! They contact me for an interview!! I thought, OK now maybe things will start happening for me. I got excited. Nervous. Then, I BOMBED the interview. I feel I am the perfect candidate for this job – and would bring so much to it. And it would have allowed me to start fresh somewhere new and spend my days putting my energy towards what I care most about on this planet. And I KNEW all the answers to the questions that were asked… Yet, I just went blank. I didn’t represent myself well at all. I have been going over and over it in my mind – and going through various stages of grief about it. When does something go from “just not meant to be” to “you screwed it up, or it COULD have been?” I must move on, and just know that there IS a better something out there for me. But, its sometimes hard because I am so READY. And so tired of waiting. And then getting opportunities and then just watching them slip through my fingers. I feel like i am constantly disappointing myself. And sometimes it seems like opportunities are far and few between. Anyway, It is comforting to think that what is mine won’t pass me by.. but, when will something BE mine?

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      this is something to look at .. do you feel like you deserve good things or do you expect them to fall through your fingers? Trust that Spirit has a plan and ask for guidance around your surrender and humility. Good things always come.

  • Megan
    Reply

    Absolutely agree with you. My present curiosity sits around a joint dream. My partner and i have been attempting to have a baby. We both want it. I have come to a place of peace with it coming but leaving it to the universe to determine how and when. I know its possible. But my partner is blocked in acceptance and deserving this dream. He has been trying for a lot longer than myself and whilst the desire doesnt change for him i think at the core of his heart he doesnt believe it will happen for him. How can a joint dream move forward with two people in different a relationship to its outcome?

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      I don’t know the true answer to that but one thing I do know if a soul wants you two as its parents you will be chosen even if you try but once!

    • Jessica
      Reply

      I feel at some level I must be sabotaging myself. But when these opportunities arise I do feel in my heart that I deserve them and that THIS could be the thing that is finally going to happen – like, I went into that interview nervous but also feeling like it was almost a done deal. I knew that I was the ideal candidate for the job. But on the other hand, I must feel unworthy on some level — I know I can come off as insecure -I sometimes dim my light in front of others.. I just wish I could bring these self sabotaging tendencies to light and heal them..because I know time is ticking and I NEED to get cracking on my life purpose..
      and to make the matter even more muddy – on another level I think that there are aspects to that job and the situation getting the job would have put me in that may have compromised my beliefs somewhat and also I would have had to leave my precious pets for six months which would have been a big challenge as well. But, I figured it would be a foot in the door and something to experience and write about as well. anyway – maybe the whole ordeal was just a push to get me to see that I need to really brush up on my interviewing skills as well work on how I present myself. I don’t know but I do keep hoping and expecting miracles. But the years keep ticking past….

  • Michele
    Reply

    Colette, I so much love your story. Welcome back to Canada. Please be more specific in the where, as possibly you will be in touching distance of me, and I could show you around.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Michele that will be a secret so I can maintain my privacy but suffice to say it is in the countryside in the middle of nowhere !

  • Yolanda
    Reply

    So happy you and your husband have the house of your dreams! Everything you say about Spirit knowing what you need and when to deliver is so true. I have been working on releasing my fears to receive abundance, love and peace in my heart from old hurts. I know that asking for something or someone does not guarantee getting it when we want, rather when timing (Spirit) delivers and we are ready to accept and are grateful for our gift. Thank you Colette, for your words of wisdom and hope.

  • Carolyn
    Reply

    Hey Colette,
    Like everyone else, this post was exactly the story I needed to hear today. My experience with this is kind of funny.

    In late 2012/early 2013 I decided I had kept myself in a holding pattern for far too long — a job where I was miserable, lots of debt, slowly declining health and loads of stress. So during a healing session I gave permission to release everything that was no longer supporting me. It started slowly with me needing to let go of friendships, taking my creative needs more seriously, and a deep urge to leave my job, but more urgent than I had felt before.

    Skip ahead to early 2014 and I was getting really sick and still in the same job and more miserable than ever. A year ago at the beginning of April my doctor put me on a medical leave and told me once I was better I could not ever return to that workplace and viola! like that, I started to improve dramatically in my health, attitude, mood and everything. I woke up one day and realized, hey, I forgot that I had given permission for spirit to do major spring cleaning in my life, and look, I managed to totally blow up my life! I laughed about it.

    Since then, I have had time to work on creative things in peace, and have had a string of synchronicities to support anything to do with my writing (having a friend offer to pay for me take classes, winning a scholarship for an art program and so on). And I was forced into bankruptcy, and as soon as I just accepted the reality of it, I felt a huge weight lift off my shoulders and wished I had done it years earlier. There have been really tough times financially over the past year as I have become unemployed, and just recently found my benefits ended months earlier than I expected, and still, money has always come as I really need it.

    Now I am keeping a calm, optimistic attitude that the right work will come along at the perfect moment as long as I keep focusing on what is most important to me and stay open to opportunities. Wish me luck! Or send me editing or ghostwriting work, ha ha! All joking aside, I have never had a more profound faith that I am on the right track to somewhere I cannot yet imagine and that all is well, regardless of appearances.

  • Zahara
    Reply

    Really awesome article. It’s so true – we put out our intentions, and then must let go of how they will manifest in reality. Sometimes our dream is coming true but we are so busy holding onto how we think it should look that we don’t even realize The Universe is delivering exactly what we asked for. Let go, let flow, be grateful, and live in bliss. Thanks for this article.

  • Christine
    Reply

    I would love to live in Canada! Makes me think of Joni Mitchell’s lyrics “O Canada. you’re in my mind, you’re like holy wine, taste so bitter and so sweet.” Do you remember? I can hear her singing in my head just like she did when she, and when I, were young. But all I have now is Social Security and they won’t pay benefits to anyone living outside the USA. Maybe I can figure out some way around that! Ever hopeful…will never give up the dream!

  • Sandra
    Reply

    Thank you for the wisdom and reminder Colette. So timely. I now release my quest for the form I envision, to manifest in its essence, for my higher purpose, for the greater good, in gratitude. Who knows? Maybe we’ll be neighbours up here! (yep, where we spell it ‘neighbours’) Love and blessings to you.

  • Mary Louise Smith
    Reply

    Colette, my dream stemmed from an early childhood of being taught and always in the presence of fairies and angels. Born into a family that feared I was crazy and with no understanding of what I could see and feel and hear, I tried repeatedly to shut my beautiful loving voices off so I could so called, fit in.
    Now that I am older and my family past I called out in pray to hear and see my beautiful friends once again. Fearing I had offended them I gave up asking and decided to just go with the flow of life and purpose to see where it took me.

    Deep in meditation prayer about a week ago, I received the vision of my beloved fairies in the show of flashing colourful lights dancing around my body. The joy I felt at their unexpected return was the perfect miracle of the Divine Love…never will I wish they would go away again.

    So glad that your dream was answered, and I will tell you that you and your work are needed here at this time. The other side made the right move for you, believe me, as a message I receive is that “All people will be where they are meant to be. The time is nearing for change.”
    Love and Light
    Mary Louise Smith

    P.S. wish you were coming to Toronto or Oshawa, Ontario, thus making it easier for me to experience the joy of your work.

  • Susanne
    Reply

    Thank you for your beautiful and timely words, dearest Colette! I’m happy to hear about your dream house!
    Isn’t it just so funny how we seem to grow up with ideas of ourselves – like „I’m the type to stay married/live in this house/do this job forever?“ – and then the universe has different plans for us, and after lots and lots of struggling, we realize that we like the universal plan even so much better than our own? So we stop struggling and start trusting. And miracolously, things keep falling into place…..
    You know, I’m going to be 55 next month. And you can imagine that trying to look nice takes a whole lot more of an effort today than it did 30 years ago, and so does running after the bus. 😀
    So why is it that I’m so much happier today, than I was back then, I wonder…. 😉 I wish I’d known all of this before, and yet: I have so been enjoying the journey…..
    Lots of love,
    Susanne

  • Pat
    Reply

    Your story of finding your dream home sent shivers of happiness thru me. And, I’m so glad you are settling in Canada. That sound so right!!!

  • Irina
    Reply

    So excited to read that all above and to be a member of this tribe. Colette, everything that radiates from you is so much inspiring to go deeper within and always makes me feel peace-full and joyous. I am very grateful for receiving from you today download of Grace: The Meditations, they are indeed beautiful. It is a true your Grace, Colette! Also I love, love, love so very much all your oracle cards, their depth and truth! Glad for fulfilling your dream and moving to Canada (i live in Canada:)). Blessings to you and gratitude.

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      Thank you and I am totally loving all the love from you Canucks! I was born in Toronto and although Ive been in the USA for 9 years now, I’m ready to come home to Canada for 1/2 the year and be a snowbird in Florida!

  • Sylvie
    Reply

    That’s the way to go. 6 months here, 6 months there…lots of relations of mine do exactly that and
    They love it. Winter is Harsh in this part of the world. Maybe that’s why we are so warm. Well…well…
    I’ m a canadian.
    Affectionatly…

  • Debbie Hamilton
    Reply

    Sometimes I feel like you must be sitting in my kitchen, watching everything that’s going on in my life, and sharing in my conversations with my family and friends! As so often happens, I was just blown away by the contents of your blog, and its relevance not only to what’s going on in my life, but my daily struggles to stay positive and grateful.. and to shut up and listen to Spirit!
    I’m sorry my comments are so late here. This was a very stressful week, full of financial and family health problems, and this morning is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and catch up with you and your tribe. I’m so glad I did! It took all the sting out of a thoroughly nasty time. How could I go on feeling sorry for myself after reading some of these comments? impossible!
    And yet maybe it’s better that I wasn’t able to comment earlier…I have been wracking my brain trying to think of a way to say, “Thank you,Colette” not just for this or that piece of writing but for your Oracle cards especially the “Enchanted Map” cards and book, your Card Reading Course and the overall atmosphere of your website. Just this morning, before I turned on my laptop, I was rooting around in my desk and came across a copy of “A Letter to a Friend”–written by Fra Giovanni back in 1513.
    You may be familiar with this, but it’s possible that some of your readers may not know about it. It has helped me out through many a dark time, and so as a little “Thank you” present I ‘m going to quote some of this below. If you or any of your readers would like to have the rest I would be happy to jot down the rest of it. There are several versions floating around out there but this is my favorite:

    LETTER TO A FRIEND…

    I am your friend and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing I can give you which you have not, but there is much, very much that while I cannot give it you can take.
    No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today:Take Heaven!
    No Peace lies before us that is not hidden in the present instant. Take Peace!

    The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
    Behind it, yet within reach, is joy.
    There is a radiance and a glory in the darkness, could we but see,
    and to see we have only to look.
    I beseech you to look!

    Life is so generous a giver,
    but we, judging its gifts by their cover,
    cast them away as ugly, or heavy, or hard.
    Remove the covering
    and you will find beneath it,
    a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.

    Welcome it, grasp it,
    and you touch the angel’s hand
    that brings it to you.
    Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty,
    believe me, that angel’s hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder
    of an overshadowing presence.

    Our joys,too.
    Be not content with them as such. They too conceal diviner gifts…”

    There’s more, if anyone’s interested. There is a rumor that this was the very first “Christmas Card” sent by “Brother John” to an Italian countess who had recently lost a member of her family and was inconsolable.
    Anyway, this is so late, it’s possible that no one will ever read it,but I’m going to leave that in the hands of Spirit! Namaste to all!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      love this 😉

    • DLLGRJandfurballs
      Reply

      D:

      I read it!

      I would like more of it …

      LOV: )

  • Amber Criste
    Reply

    Congrats Colette and Family 🙂 I love this story….

    I have only just begun to chase my dreams and passions (Oh Sweet Freedom! how did I forget I had you ? ). I am looking forward to synchronicitic events and Spirits vision for us ….LOVE YOU

  • Cheryl Lynn Chabot
    Reply

    I remember you writing these words last year and made a note of them and try to use them as comfort when things never seem to work out for me. If it was meant for me then it won’t pass me by. One day it will be my turn.

  • cait
    Reply

    Thank you so much! “What is for you won’t go past you,” is what I repeat while my boyfriend and I house hunt, while I go on auditions, while I write and work on projects – it is like an antidote for fear! It is very freeing and perhaps the most comforting affirmation ever! Disappointments can’t stay disappointments for long, opportunities feel more abundant, staying steadfast becomes easier – I love it! It reminds me of something my aunt told me, “If a door doesn’t open, it’s not your door.” Or my dear friend (and fellow gifted psychic) Lynn Miller who says, “sometimes rejection is God’s protection” or Abe Hicks who says, “If your ship doesn’t come in, there’s always another ship!” (I’m totally paraphrasing these folks, but hopefully getting the spirit of the words close enough!) I just really appreciate a phrase that calms me when facing the vulnerable position of wanting something so badly. I can relax, knowing that what is meant for the highest good for me and everyone else will happen if I just let go – and it may not always look or be like what I thought – but it’s ALWAYS BETTER. Case in point, meeting my boyfriend and true love. Sometimes when you’re on one path, a better path appears! I was lucky enough to get to take that better path, one that he was on. Guess what his name is? Marc!

    • Colette Baron-Reid
      Reply

      love this.. and yes my fave saying is rejection is God’s protection too.. kissed a lot of frogs before my Marc

      • cait
        Reply

        Right after I posted this, we found our house! I wasn’t sure about it, it was not exactly what I pictured, but I asked for a sign and I saw two! (A blue butterfly and guess what – a raven!) It really made me feel better because I remembered what you said about the dragonflies and I thought, “I’m just going to trust this.” I am very excited for our future in this new place and I thank you for giving me a tool I can use to connect to the Divine! Thank you, Colette! 🙂

  • Christine Rieck
    Reply

    Colette, today I discovered you through the Hay House World Summit and you have changed my life for the good. I am coming out of a dark place, your writing here resonates with my needs right now and I think you so much for being you and sharing what you do. I have been begging and pleading with the Universe and doing all the vision boards as you say, and only now through this post do I see how I should shift my desire or need for what it is that I’m wanting. (Which just so happens to be extemely similiar to your moving home experience. I too want the off the grid, organic, mountainous and forest living experience, but I have been focusing on Hogsback in South Africa – maybe I just need to be open to another beautiful location 🙂 ) Thank you again. xxx

  • Michelle
    Reply

    Thank you! <3 <3 <3

  • Effie
    Reply

    I had a reading this week and those Exact words from spirit was the message: “What’s for you, will never get past You”

    Understand to let go and let it as is, the Universe will deliver what you are intended to receive.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

  • Carrie
    Reply

    Wow! What an amazing story about how you and your husband found your dream home. From the photos and videos you have shared recently of your new home, I can see that it was well worth the wait and very lovely! I am so happy for you that you found your dream home. It gives me hope that I will someday as well! I already live in a nice home that I appreciate, but I desire living in a different area that is also closer to nature. I do believe that the right home comes along when everything lines up for it to become available. Thank you for your inspiring story and affirmation “What is for you, will not go past you.” I am going to try this out as one of my new mantras! 🙂

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