Tell a New Story – Be a New Person!

Updated: May 2, 2016

Dearest you,

This week I felt compelled to pull some oracle cards on behalf of all of us to help me write about a topic that everyone could relate to. It’s mercury retrograde in Taurus which invites us to dive into the theme it represents which is to slow right down and address business, money, worth, value and the way we structure our lives.

BY the way this doesn’t replace the weekly oracle reading on the universal energies this week, rather a way to give us all some practical tips on how to co-create in partnership with Spirit.

So I asked “What do we need to know this week to keep us aligned and on track with our highest good to live the life we really desire?”

Well no surprise I chose 3 cards Round and Round, Why? ( in the protection position) and Not For You

In a nutshell the cards tell a story about the impact of those narratives rooted in the past that get triggered and bring us back to the same place again over and over. You know what I’m talking about – those moments when you hit a brick wall around your business, discover you’re dating the same kind of unavailable man you thought you were done with, realize that you attracted a new friend with loads of charisma but is turning out to come with way too much drama, find yourself enmeshed with someone who is sucking your energy dry. Maybe your inner bag lady has woken up inside you to tell you that you are about to run out of money any minute now and end up homeless. Have you hit that same invisible wall around your abundance?
Sound familiar? Confusing? Irritating?

Here you are on your way, knowing you have a plan, Spirit has a plan, you’ve done so much work on yourself you would rather eat live worms than read another self help book. You can recite the universal laws of manifestation in your sleep. Yet Ta-Da you are back quivering in your shoes wondering what you did wrong.

Truth is you did nothing wrong! What we all need to remember is if we do what we did, tell the same story as before, we will reinforce the unconscious beliefs that prevent us from living the life we really want. If you and I want to live a new life, one in which we live a new story seeing ourselves as victors and co-creators rather than victims subject to the whims of fate we need to start telling a new story about all of it.

It sounds easy but it does take some effort.
I know because I’m constantly aware of this pattern that shows up in my life. Yet I also know that even though I still get triggered I really can short circuit the pattern with a new narrative.
Let’s break it down.

Tip #1. – Radical Acceptance of the Old Story

Stop “working on yourself” and start lovingly and radically accepting yourself. You might not agree with me but the first thing most people do who are on the conscious co-creator path is head straight into resistance and refusal. “ Let’s find out what’s wrong with me, how I got wounded and dig up this pattern and destroy it”. The issue with this is that you end up re-anchoring and reinforcing the old story by trying to analyze it then refute it because you think that should be enough. You’d think once you understand it intellectually that will change it. It helps to understand yes, but that is only a tiny step forward and gets even more confusing when you find yourself right back where you started. But I KNEW BETTER. Yep – AH-Gain.
Truth is you get to do something different. You can tell a new story. See things through a different perspective.
Since its mercury retrograde in Taurus and tax time just happened I am knee deep in financial “ stuff” which can trigger some of my old story around safety, and fear of financial insecurity.
We’ve hired a few new amazing people for my team and are expanding my business to serve my clients and fans in a better way than ever.
We’re in a transition phase where we’re temporarily out of balance on the books.
While my husband is zen about it all, I will automatically with no reason whatsoever and without fail initially get thrown into the Twilight Zone where I go a teeny bit kookoo (and I hate admitting this to you) and get all squirrelly with anxiety that the whole ship will sink at any minute. My old story is that my parents went from rich to poor and died destitute. Yes that was true. But If I keep up the old story then it will all go to the bottom of a metaphoric sea.

My thinking will cause my emotions to tell my body we’re in bad shape then my choices and behaviors will reflect that and signal to the universe that I’d like to wreck my life. Would I choose that willingly? No way! It’s automatic and if you have programs that get switched on you might have some automatic stories too. The trick is to tell a new story and switch on a different cascade of thoughts, feelings, hormones, impulses, actions and signal the universe from a different frequency on the manifesting dial.

Tip# 2 – Know the New Story and Why You Desire it.

How to change the past and short circuit the automatic stories that don’t serve you anymore? Know the story you want to be telling instead. Remember the outer world changes when you change inside first. If you’re riveted in fear when you think about money, with the litany of “not enough” chances are you will see that out pictured in your outer world pretty quickly. Instead of worrying about the money, consider your personal currency instead. All your skills and ideas, imagination and drive, coupled with a healthy sense of self worth make you a magnet for a prosperous outcome. Focus on your service, and surrender the results to the universe, then the appropriate form will manifest. Imagine how you want to feel when you see yourself as prosperous, successfully serving others. How does it feel to have a healthy sense of worthiness? Can you imagine how feeling like everything about you is enough for this world? Can you allow yourself to release your anxieties and just be? Do you know why you want the life you want?

Tip #3 – Wear the World Loosely.
How do you become the person who lives the life you desire? The biggest secret of all, also the most irritating is that you need to surrender the outcome to the universe, your Higher Power, Spirit or God ( there are loads of names just pick one that fits your beliefs ) without any glommy attachment to having, holding on to, accumulating, or wanting too much. A former therapist of mine said “ You have to be “hootless”. That’s right, practice the new story that you are satisfied, and grateful for your life, and know that your energy blended with Spirit creates miracles. You just don’t get to pick the form. But you can clean up the container, the foundations and the already existing form to welcome in something new.
You can’t manifest anything new and vital until you make space for it.

Just remember everything – the whole world is in transition and seeking its true expression of value and currency. It’s not about the money so much as its about the foundations of managing energy, value, worth, motive and velocity.
Certainty is a place inside you and can’t come from any material accumulation of stuff or any outer success you think will help define you. Be the prosperous you, feeling your desires come to fruition as a state of being in advance of seeing it. Clean house, pay bills get your finances in order and make room for good.
You will be amazed at the result.

That was a tad long winded but a worthy subject to discuss. Ok love to hear your thoughts. Tag You’re it!
Sending you all my love!

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  • Renee Sugar

    Oh the Places You’ll Go
    Dr. Seuss.

    I read this book while visiting a book store on the weekend. It put things in a very different perspective. There is wisdom available in the most unexpected places. Because there was a pile of books displayed on a table rather than hidden on the shelf; the invitation was accepted because I noticed the book. It also helped me to laugh and enjoy reading it. Sometimes it is necessary to reframe, invent a new context. The book invited me to play rather than struggle with the unknown. There was a shift from a serious tone to a joyful, more relaxed one. The post is long, but narrow columns. No it is never too late to have a happy childhood!!!! Hope it shifts the mood for someone who reads it.
    XOXO Renee
    Today is your day.
    You’re off to Great Places!
    You’re off and away!

    You have brains in your head.
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself
    any direction you choose.
    You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
    And YOU are the guy/gal who’ll decide where to go.

    You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
    About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
    With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
    you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

    And you may not find any
    you’ll want to go down.
    In that case, of course,
    you’ll head straight out of town.

    It’s opener there
    in the wide open air.

    Out there things can happen
    and frequently do
    to people as brainy
    and footsy as you.

    And then things start to happen,
    don’t worry. Don’t stew.
    Just go right along.
    You’ll start happening too.


    You’ll be on your way up!
    You’ll be seeing great sights!
    You’ll join the high fliers
    who soar to high heights.

    You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have the speed.
    You’ll pass the whole gang and you’ll soon take the lead.
    Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best.
    Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.

    Except when you don’t.
    Because, sometimes, you won’t.

    I’m sorry to say so
    but, sadly, it’s true
    that Bang-ups
    and Hang-ups
    can happen to you.

    You can get all hung up
    in a prickle-ly perch.
    And your gang will fly on.
    You’ll be left in a Lurch.

    You’ll come down from the Lurch
    with an unpleasant bump.
    And the chances are, then,
    that you’ll be in a Slump.

    And when you’re in a Slump,
    you’re not in for much fun.
    Un-slumping yourself
    is not easily done.

    You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
    Some windows are lighted. But mostly they’re darked.
    A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
    Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
    How much can you lose? How much can you win?

    And IF you go in, should you turn left or right…
    or right-and-three-quarters? Or, maybe, not quite?
    Or go around back and sneak in from behind?
    Simple it’s not, I’m afraid you will find,
    for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

    You can get so confused
    that you’ll start in to race
    down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
    and grind on for miles cross weirdish wild space,
    headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
    The Waiting Place…

    …for people just waiting.
    Waiting for a train to go
    or a bus to come, or a plane to go
    or the mail to come, or the rain to go
    or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
    or the waiting around for a Yes or No
    or waiting for their hair to grow.
    Everyone is just waiting.

    Waiting for the fish to bite
    or waiting for the wind to fly a kite
    or waiting around for Friday night
    or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
    or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
    or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
    or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
    Everyone is just waiting.

    That’s not for you!

    Somehow you’ll escape
    all that waiting and staying
    You’ll find the bright places
    where Boom Bands are playing.

    With banner flip-flapping,
    once more you’ll ride high!
    Ready for anything under the sky.
    Ready because you’re that kind of a guy!

    Oh, the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done!
    There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.
    And the magical things you can do with that ball
    will make you the winning-est winner of all.
    Fame! You’ll be as famous as famous can be,
    with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.

    Except when they don’t
    Because, sometimes they won’t.

    I’m afraid that some times
    you’ll play lonely games too.
    Games you can’t win
    ’cause you’ll play against you.

    All Alone!
    Whether you like it or not,
    Alone will be something
    you’ll be quite a lot.

    And when you’re alone, there’s a very good chance
    you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
    There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
    that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.

    But on you will go
    though the weather be foul.
    On you will go
    though your enemies prowl.
    On you will go
    though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
    Onward up many
    a frightening creek,
    though your arms may get sore
    and your sneakers may leak.

    On and on you will hike,
    And I know you’ll hike far
    and face up to your problems
    whatever they are.

    You’ll get mixed up, of course,
    as you already know.
    You’ll get mixed up
    with many strange birds as you go.
    So be sure when you step.
    Step with care and great tact
    and remember that Life’s
    a Great Balancing Act.
    Just never foget to be dexterous and deft.
    And never mix up your right foot with your left.

    And will you succeed?
    Yes! You will, indeed!
    (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)


    be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
    or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
    You’re off the Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting.
    So…get on your way!

    • Mindy

      Hi Colette & everyone in this shared community,
      I really needed this today!! I woke up in confusion again today but after reading your blog and viewing this weeks Oracle Cards Video ( by the way this is my favorite deck and I personally use this one every Sunday for my weekly messages as part of my Soul Therapy Journal) the message I got from it all is that there will be clarity and there will be confusion – if I just patiently continue my journey of self healing & growth I will succeed and achieve my goals one at a time, no rush and to use this MR time to re-evaluate, rewind, reaffirm, review and relax into the time over these next 3 weeks so that when the time is right I will move forward with grace and ease.
      Thank you Colette & blessings on you and yours!
      PS – Loved the Dr Seuss post – puts it all into perspective in such a cute yet real way.

      • barb

        I felt like you hit me in the head with the proverbial hammer this morning! I have been trying to figure out how to “FIX” me and keep going up and down and all around. Then I read ..quit trying to fix you…and it all fell into place.

        So glad I’m in the tribe this morning! Thank you for your amazing insight!

    • Colette Baron-Reid

      Hey Renee this is so sweet but please make sure you have permission to use share this.. I might have to take it down… but will wait and see 😉

    • Beck

      Thank you for co-creating and sharing such a beautiful and powerful mantra!


      <3 Beck

    • DLLGRJandfurballs


      LOL …

      Was reading a lot of Dr Seuss to my grandson (pre-kindergarten)
      lately so your post made me look closer at the selection
      in the library and I found many other stories under
      the Seuss category that I brought home last evening.
      He’s enjoying them with us.

      LOV : )

    • Susan

      Thank you, Renee Sugar! Started reading and soon could not resist reading out loud – left me with a smile on my heart!

  • Karen

    Love, Love, Love this – thank you! <3

  • Jan

    The Universe is amazing!! I believe this was written just for me!!! Deep breath and I will start new, no more round & round for me!! Thank you, Colette!! You are my favorite person to get solutions to my life!!!1

  • Cathleen

    This couldn’t have come at a better time! Thank you for giving yourself to us! Your skills and expertise always are helpful but this week, even more.

    All my blessings and gratefulness!

  • Debbie

    AMAZING blog this week, Colette!!! So timely and helpful. Thank you!!!

  • Lisa Claudia Briggs

    Perfect…loved everything in this post…having manifested the home I’ve been dreaming of (literally the day after we spoke) and being in the second day of moving in (!!!) it’s easy to get stirred up about money/security whatever…And I’ve done really well with trusting that something that came on the breeze of such ease and synchronicity is in Divine Order.. I hear the whispers, the fear…but again find myself so grateful to be back in creation mode… so many instances of ease and perfect timing the last 2 weeks. But also wanted to tell you that I just posted your article in my membership community Beauty School because our theme for May is What You Speak. And this post said it all, beautifully. With much love to you Colette..xo Lisa

  • Angie

    I recently found myself repeating an old pattern, which seems to always come up during mercury retrograde (it takes me a while to shift stuff sometimes ;)–hit me in the head with the Universe’s cartoon mallet enough times and I’ll get it eventually).

    It just happened on Sunday. I got home later than usual from my weekend trip home to be with my family and I walk into the house to the sound of what I thought was the smoke alarms chirping for new batteries. Now, for as long as I have lived in my house (8 years now), whenever anything goes wrong with the smoke alarms, which are all connected, so if one goes off they all go off, I just go into panic mode. Don’t know why, but I just pretty much lose my sh*t, if you’ll pardon the expression. Well, I when I heard the familiar noise on Sunday I just reassured myself that I just needed to replace the batteries. I had batteries. It was fine. No big deal. You can do this.

    I replaced all of the batteries and there’s still this chirping. I turn the power off for the smoke alarms, pull all the batteries and there’s still this chirping. Then I realize it’s coming from the carbon monoxide sensor. I unplugged it, called my dad, he reassured me that the unit had just reached the end of its life and I just had to go buy a new one. I had read the back of the unit to him, where it said that after 7 years from installation the unit will chirp every 30 seconds or so. My rational mind could see the words. My rational mind could understand that the unit just needed to be replaced, that there wasn’t actually a carbon monoxide leak. But the fear and panic surfaced with “but how do you know?”, “Do you really know?”, “What if, what if, what if.” So, I loaded the dog up in the car (because I sure as hell wasn’t leaving him there, you know, because “what if”), went to the store and bought a new one that way I would know. I nearly had a panic attack in the store. All the time I’m aware it’s mercury retrograde, I’m aware I react the same way every time something like this happens, I’m aware this isn’t helpful to the situation–panic gets you nowhere. I’m praying for God’s help to let go and let Him. I get home plugged in the new unit and it’s fine, all fine. No noise, no chirping. But still the “what if” kept creeping up. But the good news is once I sat down and really got myself calmed down, I finally short circuited that panic. And a peace finally took over me and the house. In the past I would’ve been on edge for days after, not been able to sleep that night, worrying that the alarms would go off again. I slept pretty good that night and have every night since. So, while I’m still not sure why I get so panicked, I’m hoping that I was able to learn to deal with it quicker this time around. 🙂

  • Janece

    Oh, Colette……one of the reasons I love you and your work so much is that you keep it REAL! Thank you for being willing to show us all that you deal with the same stuff we do! I, too, feel this could’ve been written for me. After winning the fight against breast cancer, I lost my job. I was there 10 years. Now, at 59, I am “starting over”, and all with a little gray shaggy haircut I’ve acquired while my hair grows back from chemo. God and the angels are constantly reassuring me that I am cared for, and that something amazing is headed my way…..a brand new life that will satisfying soul….and I believe that! But the struggle is real! I have been swimming through all the crazy cosmic energies that ate around us and sometimes, after a 2 month job search without even a nibble of something good, It is all I can do to keep hold of that NEW STORY. But I do and I will, and getting messages like this are helping me so much to remember that form isn’t my “goal”, but the feelings are and I can TRUST Spirit to put it all together, no matter how long it might take (darn retrogrades. Lol). thank you!!!

  • Kathy

    Wow, this never occurred to me before! Thank you for this Colette. I feel like I just had a ‘bing-zada-zada-zing’/’AHA!’ Oprah moment. Wow… Not sure why it never occurred to me to radically love and accept myself instead of trying to fix on and work on myself. And yes, I’ve read pretty much every self help book over the last 20+ years that has resonated with me. I appreciate you sharing your insights. Thank you <3

  • Diego

    Wow, I don’t know how you do it but you”re right on the spot yet again. I just started with going to try and be the new me. There are a lot of things I struggle with, financially,emotionally and physically. And just when I hit the bottom again, every single time you’re there with good advice, uplifting words and general care. Last week I asked the cards how I could get more secure about myself. Not knowing how or where to start to become the new me I want to be. Especially towards myself. And the answer came and comes in ways I didn’t see coming. The Spirit brought me someone special on my path, somebody who understands what I’m going trough, someone who went down the same path in life I did and experienced the same kind of things, the Spirit brought you into my life. I know I said it before and I probably will keep saying it for a while as like I said, I just started, but I’m forever grateful for you coming into my life. You are someone I can relate to, someone that has been there and found her way out and back into the life she wanted, someone that actually can give me tools and ideas and reach out to me when I really need it.
    My past is still haunting and triggering me at times, and there are times that I relive parts of it in my sleep, when I finally manage to fall asleep that is. Always thinking that it were nightmares, until someone recently told me that they were not nightmares but that somehow I was reliving things in some kind of way while being asleep, most of the time. And all of it happened while being in the wrong body literally, physically. I’ve been through many kind of the same things you went through, some things exactly the same, other things just in different kind of way. Abuse in all possible ways, tortured, and not being wanted and given up for adoption.
    Now I’m in the ‘right’ body physically, start working on my future with going back to school after 18 years and study, starting next week, now I start with the course from Hay House the 7th of May, now I know my future will be bright,mentally. So the biggest and most difficult part now is, to start feeling it emotionally. And to value myself to the fullest. But guess what, now I have someone reminding me how to focus on the right things, now I have someone showing me how to ask help from the Spirit, the right way. Now I have an example of someone just like me, visibly showing me that it is possible to leave the past behind me and live the life I want to while being the person I want to be, especially and specifically towards myself. Because you can’t be a good person towards others or really help them, when you’re not good for and towards yourself, or care for and love yourself, in the first place, right?

    • Colette Baron-Reid

      hang in there Diego.. remember it’s one day at a time.. just for today … you can do anything in just one day 😉

    • DLLGRJandfurballs

      That is a fact Diego:
      Welcome to the World …

      P : ) ACE

  • Lauren

    Thought that might be you I saw going by when I was swimming underwater…..decided I was not drowning this time but swimming….and now I am back up sitting in the sun drying off LOL 🙂

  • Val

    How does it get even better than this? WOW the post came at the right time as a confirmation of what I was perceiving and even going through! Love your posts, love the oracle, so grateful for you!! Love, hugs and blessings!

  • Siobhan

    Hey Colette

    Great post! I’ve been feeling the intensity of Mercury Retrograde in Taurus much like you have. With Taurus on my Midheaven, my business in growth mode and filing taxes for the first year as a Canadian owned corporation doing business in the US, all my crazy lady instincts have been on high alert. Yesterday I became keenly aware of how I sometimes let other peoples limitations define what’s possible for me, and as a Sagittarius, you can imagine how I might respond to that! lol It wasn’t pretty.

    Thanks for the great reminders. I’ll share this with my community.

    Have a spectacular day. And best of luck with your business expansion, I can’t wait see what you’ll do next!

  • Cheryl

    Several months back I started a dialogue with myself when old thoughts came up (Thanks to your “if you do the same thing, you’ll get the same results”).

    Now I say, “Oh, that was the old me…living out experiences to show me what I no longer choose. She was AMAZING at handling it all, but is now really grateful that “I got it” and get to live out the life of my dreams.”

    It ‘wakes me up’, puts me in a better, clearer place and makes my heart soar!

    Blessings to you!

  • Feather

    Thank you Colette!
    I have been working with (struggling with it) for a very long time. I enjoyed reading and feeling your blog. It has helped a lot! I enjoy feeling what you right and this helps me to make the shift. I have felt myself moving in this direction. This is giving me the feelings I need to complete this. I am going in new directions, working with new perspectives, new thought forms, and doing things differently. I have received the feelings to do, moving in the directions of my interests instead of writing and worrying. Just do! The rest will follow and fall into place. So, instead of worrying about finances and saying hundreds of affirmations do what you enjoy, hold this in your heart, and all will be provided for. Know your truth. This is my path. Thank you Colette. Enjoy your day! Feather

  • susan t

    Colette – brilliant and so right on, especially this week. I’ve been feeling the retrograde with small things going awry, appointments canceled at the last minute, loosing things, nothing major and found myself going down my old rabbit hole of worrying about not having enough money. I lead a nonprofit organization that relies on donations and corporate grant funding and have a substantial amount of funding still outstanding and not getting responses on where things stand. Oh the panic! I’m responsible for it all (Virgo sun, double Capricorn – rising & moon). Your post helped me see the old pattern and look at how to reframe, release and create something different. The truth is, I’ve manifested an amazing life following Sprit’s lead and messages. Taking a deep breath and reorienting myself to a different path. Thank you Colette for your generosity of spirit in sharing your beautiful gifts and wisdom each week. Blessings to all!

    • Colette Baron-Reid

      we all need to keep our minds and hearts on the miracle.. even out of the pain comes Light

  • laurentiu

    Many thanks for your letter.
    I leave in Romania , I am seamen and i am engaged in a difficult struggle with daily routine .
    There is not long time from when i discovered oracle cards,
    Everythink is through regarding my person.
    I found out that you are one of the most intuitive person in the world and i greatly appreciate this.
    I hope in a good life near spiritual life.

    kind regards,

  • joie

    Dear Colette,

    Thank you for your wisdom wrapped in love and humor***
    Sending much love and abundance of joy right back at you!


  • Shelley

    Thank you, as always, Colette. You help me so much with what you share. I love your authenticity and it is very reassuring to know that you struggle sometimes with fear as, I think, we all do from time to time. I loved the line” Stop “working on yourself” and start lovingly and radically accepting yourself” and about preferring to eat worms over reading yet another self help book. That part had me howling with laughter. I am right there with you. I also fully relate to the unfounded and unreasonable fears around money…I am temporarily without an income and need to reiterate my trust that Spirit has my back and all will be OK…I know in my heart that it will be more than just “OK” but my ego sure would like to chew on that one. I am choosing differently today. I choose peace rather than fear, today, with Spirit’s help I feel at ease.
    Thank you for your ceaseless encouragement and Light. Much love to you and to All. ♥

  • Alexandra

    Great Post, couldn’t agree more. It’s spot on! 🙂 I’ve always quite unconsciously lived creating a new story, releasing the old and basically moving forward… Only figured out I was actually doing this not too long ago, and I feel good in my own skin. No matter what trial or tribulation I was experiencing, I’ve never hung on to it for long. Maybe it was a self defensive mechanism I had installed without realizing how much benefit it was bringing… In some instances this way of being caused for a story to repeat itself, at least until the lesson was learned (I realized), and yet I had a tendency of not beating up myself too much…:)
    I feel this way of being, creating a new story, has brought a lot to fruition…talk about synchronicity and serendipity… WOW how amazing it all is…. There is still so much more I would like to accomplish, not for myself, but for loved ones, for animals in need…. Just need to have patience, faith, and most of all to be open… I’m a firm believer that serendipity comes to those who are “open” to receive…
    Only small obscure cloud in this bright blue sky is, trying to live with someone who feels, sees, and lives life diametrically opposite of how I do…. I try to let him experience life the way he chooses, but at times I find it exhausting keeping his negativity at bay…. It’s draining…. Hope all this makes sense…. 🙂
    Anywho, Colette YOU ROCK!!!! Thank you!!! Love & Light!!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    wow, I thought it was just me! thank god I am not going crazy. I am safe, I am loved, and have all I need and always will
    thank you all for helping me to be me

  • Sherry

    Thanks for this today! I have had a trying spring to say the least! In March, I was carrying on in my Speedy-Gonzales way and slipped on the ice. Wham! I fractured my humerus bone in the shoulder joint in three places. OUCH! I have been off work ever since and was just to see the specialist today, who said it was healing very slowly and that I should take another 4 weeks off. The problem is that my sick leave has run out. My husband has been telling me that I need to get back to work and that I am capable of doing some things. But, I knew I wasn’t ready and I knew I needed more time. I was feeling guilt and shame for being off work and taking the time I need to heal. It brought up a bunch of stuff from childhood. I was a pretty sick kid. Most of my childhood was spent being told that I wasn’t sick and that I was playing at sick to get out of doing my chores, etc. In my forties, I found out I had celiacs, which is why I was such a sick kid. This situation now brings up the past because I was feeling guilty about my predicament and that by taking more time, I was not going to be able to bring home that paycheck. I was placing too much emphasis on the money and not enough on my health and well-being. but after reading this today, it put everything in perspective! Yes, we do need the money to pay our bills, but we will get by. It will be all right. BUT I need to take this time to heal without the guilt. I need to recognize the value in me that has nothing to do with money or things. I haven’t been visiting your blog for about a year now….too busy working and trying to stay on top. I think that is something that will be changing. You have always had such great wisdom! You helped me get through a lot of difficult times in my past. My friends used to tease me because I used to talk about you like you and I knew each other. You always seem to have the advice I need to hear in the moments I really need to hear it. Thank you so very much for all of this. I will definitely be staying tuned.

    • Colette Baron-Reid

      awwwwww. that makes me happy Sherry.. hang in there xoxooxoxooxo ps lots of great blogs to catch up on lolol

  • KK

    That blue leather jacket you are wearing on this site is BAD A$%!! It’s what Wonder Woman would wear (say that 10 times) if she wasn’t wearing a cape. Well done you.

  • Jen

    Hi Colette!

    I’m a big fan & have been through your fabulous & Powerful “Reprogram Your Subconscious” course – changed my life! I love your blogs & always get some big “A-Ha!”s from the Oracle cards you pull and from your articles. Your instincts are spot on & you are connected to what is going on, collectively. It is uplifting & comforting and I am always leaving your website inspired! So thank you!

    One thing I wanted to comment on is your mention of mercury in retrograde. What do you think? Is it maybe the same as other things that have truth, like traffic is dangerous and people at the DMV are grumpy – if you expect to have a bad time at the DMV or that mercury in retrograde will cause your business transactions to go “bazookas,” would your experiences be like your expectations? Not that you are painting a dark picture or anything like that. Not at all! You are always very positive and hopeful and encouraging us to move with our best foot forward. Just wondering – why mention it? Unless you believe it is inevitable, like it will cause problems & to keep in mind that this is the “why” behind certain ones.

    Anyway! Again, I love your blogs & your candidness and wisdom & all of the things you share to help us stay on track & moving towards our Highest Good – it’s powerful and loving and beautiful. And so are you! Thanks again!

  • Rosalyn Marie

    This is perfect for me at this moment! See how Spirit is. Now I have had two interviews for a job with Origins Cosmetics (I am a licensed Cosmetologist) working at Dillard’s Dept. Store. The last was a phone interview on Sunday. Right now I am trying to not jump out of my Britches, waiting for a call back and date to start. Your article helps a lot because I don’t want to tell my old story (being with a home, no way). Recently I have had so many miracles occur and then I still feel as everything is taking too long and I want to hurry and be like everybody else, why can’t I just get this job and get on with other things. To me this is milking it for all it’s worth. Two nights ago I woke up with my heart thumping, I don’t even remember the dream and don’t want to. But everyday something happens that makes me feel I am getting closer and my needs are met. When, When, When!!! Thank you so much for the coaching. Much Love to you!

    • Rosalyn Marie

      Oh Colette in my post I meant without a home. I guess I wasn’t able to write it because it’s not true! Thank you again PEACE!!!

  • Dianne

    This is perfect for me. I’m feeling better already. Thank you Colette

  • Karen

    I am so good at rehashing thingsover and over and over. I relive all the mistakes I’ve ever made. I have said goodbye to two friends last year and I haven’t met any friends yet. I’m sure it’s because I haven’t been open as I’ve got thus bad energy around me. Thankyou for this blog. It makes sense; I need to smarten up!

  • Cheryl

    Thank you Colette,
    I too have been feeling the retrograde… and have known for awhile that working through old injuries does not help one move forward so much as believing, trusting and acting on what I know and feel. You have put this together with clarity for me.
    In gratitude,


    Colette — thank you for such good advice yet again! I wanted to share an experience that I had with my therapist the last time I saw him, because I think it is so pertinent. For most of my life, I have had an easy time being compassionate, giving, and nonjudgmental with others, but never with myself. I was my harshest critic even when there was external validation that I was doing just fine or even excelling.

    In any case, my therapist and I have been working a lot on “dying a little” — allowing the parts of my ego that impede my happiness to die off so that I can be my best and highest self — and still I would get so bogged down and depressed that I was really frustrated by the discordance between my inner and outer worlds. So we did a deep meditation on dying. While I relaxed, he spoke about me as if in eulogy, and I was able to connect with the “dead” me. What was so amazing was that “dead me” was huge, connected with Spirit, not worried about anything, and I could very clearly see my incarnate self as a tiny little being who tries hard, makes mistakes, does the best I can, *AND EVERY BIT AS DESERVING OF UNCONDITIONAL COMPASSION, PROTECTION, NURTURING, LOVE, and NONJUDGMENT* as any of my clients or other people in my life that I practice these qualities with.

    This was a *gigantic* shift for me, to be able to hold myself in that same space as I would do for another person. I believe that this, at least for me, is a major key to my peace of mind. Nonjudgement is my medicine; to be able to dose myself with the same medicine that I use for others is a beautiful change.

    many blessings to you! and much gratitude!

  • Renee Sugar


    I apologize as I didn’t think about permission. Yikes!!! I just copied and pasted. I would understand if you need to remove it.
    Hopefully there were some who had the chance to read it. It’s even better with the colored illustrations!!!!
    “Not to worry, not to fret, all is well, but not just yet!!! ”
    Signed Rhyming Simon Sugar .

  • DLLGRJandfurballs

    I think the “rut” is difficult to transcend … or so it seems.
    For me it will be glory to be a new person that I am happy with

    but ….

    the approval of others is what can clam me up.

    I understand to not want what others are having yet
    just to be happy on my own terms bothers others because
    I am smiling and enjoying my life. You know Misery Loves Company.

    I see it as I can change but I am cut by others – that is reality. Yet all
    anyone has is One Day At A Time hence the Serenity Prayer.

    Voila! Prayer

    LOV : )
    Is All That Matters

    Career Blessings
    Home Blessings
    Family Blessings
    Puppy Blessings

  • Beth

    Hi Colette,

    Your weekly card reading/forecast was bang on for me yesterday – serendipitous events all over the place, all day long. 🙂 Today – everything is falling apart. What a switch!

  • Kim

    I used the same deck this morning as part of my daily meditation time – I got “Never Ending Story” and so I just literally laughed out loud as I listened to this for the first time to see that while not exactly the same, the theme of the cards are about recognizing the patterns, motives, etc so we don’t keep getting the same story. A good reminder that it’s better to co-write our own stories with the Divine rather than handing the pen over to whoever else populates our lives (including our inner gremlin).

    Thank you for you always thought provoking posts and readings!

  • Susan

    So many have already said this but i just have to say how amazing it is and lucky i feel that what you post is so what i need ! Thank you so much for being here for your tribe.

  • Leah

    AH-Gain, absolutely perfect!
    Thank you Colette, your messages are always right on. I am slowing down this week and currently trying to motivate myself to clean. Got caught up with the computer while procrastinating, but now, heading straight into “Out with the old and in with the new!”. A new Story, a new Perspective, a new Partnership with Spirit. It’s time, no, it’s past time.
    I hope you are always encouraged to keep going with your awesome “Sparkly Being Bloggerness”. You are certainly a Spark that I need in this journey. (and I say “spark” lightly, as sometimes it feels like your messages are bright brilliant meteor showers lighting up my path). Thank you!

    • Colette Baron-Reid

      I love this post SO MUCH .. interesting that “sparkly being” bloggerness is a real trigger for some people. I get honest to goodness nasty notes saying ” Id follow you but the welcome sparkly being makes me gag” So your post made me smile a big shiny sparkly fiery one this morning! love you

  • Michelle Mulnix

    Sparkliest Goddess E-V-E-R. Once again, thank-you for being MY light in the dark. So much continued respect, love, and gratitude DAILY for your authenticity… I have been in amazement at your insights, and “attitude” and have love every word since 2008. <3 BIG LOVE.

  • Adrian Fran

    “Stop working on self start radically loving self” paraphrasing of course you said it much better but a couple weeks ago when I read this blog I actually listened to that message. I have this story to tell, different then the one I have been telling lately about overtaking my addiction and sobriety. I feel like I can only repeat the story for so long before it starts going into replay, I feel like my friends and family only deserve to know a little more as to how and why I got to that point in my life. I actually spoke to my Mother last year and asked how she felt about me opening up to friends, family and strangers about our troubled upbringing birthed by her own addiction and she surprised me by saying “you know what Adrian, you can tell your story however you want, it was your life too, your journey and experience and even I don’t know what that was like just like you don’t know what mine was like”. It really allowed me to open up myself a lot more, to start being true to myself before I began being true to others. There is a true illness that exist on my First Nations Reserve and within the FN people, and within my journey on this earth I hope to share my journey to a point that could start pulling away the dark clouds that may exist, to help remove that doubt that I feel holds many of us back. The only thing that I think i am afraid of is the possible disappointment I may bring to those that thought they knew me, especially the ones that met me after my old lifestyle. Should I even care?

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